Weekly Roundup, September 29, 2006

By Exclusive Concepts Blog Team


Google Notebook Improvements made through user feedback.

Google gets a call from space.

You don’t need to have a Gmail account to use Google talk anywhere in the world. You do have to sign up.

Usually a good clue, Google’s applying for a lot of domain names with mashup in them.

Google buys the garage where it all started for co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

From BusinessWeek, How to Run a Meeting Like Google.

Google unveils Big RSS Reader Upgrade, your inbox for the Web.

Search and RSS

For local search, up 43% over last year, Google and Yahoo lead the pack.

Technorati intros smarter blog search feeds.

Steve Rubel on How to Create a “Blog Feeder”

Blogs, Vlogs and Pods

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley has a blog where I learned that 35 craters on the moon were named for Jesuits.

Robert Scoble has his own Scobelshow at the PodTech network talking about geeks, technology and developers.

Stressed? Try Chillcasting for downloadable podcasts to turn on your relaxation response.

Investors like PayPerPost where advertisers pay bloggers to write about products.

It’s BlogTalkRadio and Wayne Hurlbert is hosting a channel, Blog Business Success with lots of tips for your small business.

Around the web

All women team takes Yahoo Hack Day top prize.

Online photo sharing site Shutterfly raised $87 million in an IPO.

Instead of a diet, use HP digital cameras and its slimmer feature to look 10 pounds slimmer

IDEO, the deans of design, brought you the Swifter and the computer mouse.

Crazyegg lets you visualize your visitors, what they’re clicking.

Squirl is a site to catalog, organize and share your collectibles and track others

MTV using its websites for “additive exposure”. Its “Two-A Days” seen by over 46 million viewers will broadcast its final version exclusively online.

Play the Web 2.0 Drinking Game.

Video of the week. Awesome, beautiful and strange, The Inner Life of a Cell, from Biovisions at Harvard.