Nov. 26, 2007
Alexa’s make believe Internet
Michael Arrington comments on the inaccuracy of Amazon’s Alexa traffic reporting tool.
“Amazon’s Alexa traffic reporting service has little credibility left among people who follow traffic trends…Alexa seems to get everything wrong, no matter how large or small the site.”
What Google can learn from the iPhone
Mitchell Ashley highlights some iPhone features and capabilities that Google can adapt to remain competitive in the market place.
“Put Google on every mobile device, not one… Google Phone software should be on everybody’s device, not just Google’s phone. Want to rule the market, be everywhere, not just on the faithful followers’ devices.”
Fire in the hole! Live volcano Web cameras
Thanks to technology, Dave Hinerman says volcano enthusiasts can now watch in near real-time volcanic action as it happens.
“Getting close enough to see volcanic activity is quite dangerous… A number of active volcanoes around the world have one or more Web cameras focused on them… It’s almost as good as being there and it’s a lot safer.”