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Comments on web technology and products and services by Martin Price

Monday, November 21, 2005

add to google button

Something interesting to have a look at, similar to our beloved 'add to my' button when you click on a live button it gives the chance to choose the product that you add the feed to either google reader or ig homepage...

generate button page

Saturday, November 12, 2005

google ig page across Europe

Another interesting thing this week was the launch of google's personalised homepage google ig across Europe.

The Personalised homepage is now live in all main EU markets, UK, FR, DE, ES, IT and has local content in each market.

For example in the UK Google ig page here they include Jamie Oliver recipes and London review of books, as well as local news sites.

The content is still much less than in My Yahoo!, but it is simple and easy to find....

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Flash maps beta from Yahoo!

At last a killer maps app from Yahoo! not quite google earth, but very neat and great to see people using flash as a development tool! Sadly US only currently...

Yahoo Maps beta

more info...

developer API's

Saturday, November 05, 2005

microsoft enter our world with live.com

checking out the new site launched by Microsoft based on the start.com page live.com

very interesting but for me still quite limited functionality, you can't add new feeds directly to your page, established publishers are handled quite well, but limited if any support for media rss and open content standards.....