Friday, March 31, 2006

Pictures from the AME Info 10-year anniversary - part 5

Artwork by the Flip Team

Pictures from the AME Info 10-year anniversary - part 4

Pictures from the AME Info 10-year anniversary - part 3

Pictures from the AME Info 10-year anniversary - part 2

Pictures from the AME Info 10-year anniversary - part 1

AME Info celebrates 10 years online

On Tuesday March 28th 2006 we celebrated AME Info's 10-year online anniversary and we would like to thank those of you who attended and made the event memorable for all of us - we look forward to the next 10 years.

More pictures from the event will be made available shortly

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Google's new interface

Make a search on and then paste the below into your address bar while on Google search search result page and hit enter followed by a refresh.


* line break added here to prevent side scrolling - remove before using code

Looks quite different but still very clean as Google should be...

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Google now a real blue chip

According to Marketwatch Google will be added to S&P 500 Index.

Shares of Google leaped 8.1% in Thursday's evening trading session after Standard & Poor's said it would add the company to its benchmark S&P 500 Index.

Google, already the Internet's most closely followed stock, will be added to the index as of the close of trading on March 31, Standard & Poor's said in an announcement issued after the market closed.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Google Widgets for your Mac

Party on, Mac-heads: there are three new Mac Dashboard Widgets for OS X Tiger. The Blogger Widget enables quick and easy posting to your blog; the Gmail Widget enables a quick check of your Gmail inbox; use the Search History Widget to find that website you saw last week while searching Google.

Get them here:

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Nike + Google = Joga

Joga is an online community created by Google and Nike for anyone anywhere in the world who shares a love for soccer, the world's most popular sport. Joga is about getting to know your fellow fans; creating games and clubs; accessing athletes from Nike; and enjoying video clips and photos (you can even upload your own).

You can strengthen existing friendships and begin new ones, join a wide variety of communities for professional athletes and soccer teams, and even create your own to discuss soccer, exchange tips on the coolest moves, browse through various pitches worldwide, and plan your next game.

So perhaps focused social networks is the future?!

Have a look:

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

IE7 Beta 2 released

Microsoft made the beta 2 version of their new IE7 browser available yesterday, for Windows XP Service Pack 2:

People testing the new browser beta should first uninstall previous betas of IE7, including the "IE7 beta 2 preview" -- using the regular Windows uninstall interface.

Google Finance

What is Google Finance?
Google Finance is an early beta product that offers a broad range of information about North American stocks, mutual funds and public and private companies along with charts, news and fundamental financial data.

How is Google Finance different from existing financial websites?
Google Finance offers an easier way to search for stocks, mutual funds, public and private companies. Further, Google Finance also offers a broad range of company news and information in order to deliver more relevant, unbiased results in a clean, uncluttered user interface.

Check it out here:

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Website Sues Google Over Rankings

"Google Inc.'s mysterious methods for ranking Web sites came under attack Friday in a lawsuit accusing the online search engine leader of ruining scores of Internet businesses that have been wrongfully banished from its index.

The civil complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose by, seeks to be certified as a class action representing the owners of all Web sites blacklisted by Google's Internet-leading search engine since January 2001.

KinderStart, a Norwalk-based Web site devoted to information about children, says it was dropped from Google's index a year ago without warning.

KinderStart alleges Google has engaged in anticompetitive behavior and misled the public by positioning its search engine as an objective source for finding Internet content. The suit seeks unspecified financial damages and a court order that would require Google to change its ways."

Read more

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Microsoft starts testing multiple ad formats

Microsoft has begun testing display ads across Windows Live Mail, Office Live and MSN Spaces, as the software giant seeks to grab a larger share of the online advertising market.

The company recently that is conducting tests under multiple ad formats, as part of its strategy announced in November to offer Internet-based services supported by ads and subscriptions. The online versions of its software and services target small businesses and consumers.

Read more here:

Friday, March 10, 2006

Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC)

At CeBIT, Microsoft, Intel and Samsung announced their commitment to developing a product category called Ultra-Mobile PC, UMPC for short.

Ultra-Mobile PCs are a new class of computer that is optimized for mobility. With a screen size of 7 inches or less, Ultra-Mobile PCs can be slipped into a purse or a small bag for ultimate portability. A touch-screen, a tablet pen, and a D-pad give you a variety of input options while you are on the move. Built-in Bluetooth gives you the option of staying connected wherever you go. Running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Ultra-Mobile PCs have the full capabilities of the Windows operating system in the smallest package yet.

See a demo at Channel9 or read about all the features from Microsoft's own site

You should also consider visiting the Origami Project also known as “Microsoft mystery”- there is some really cool stuff there - this could easily be the next generation PC.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Google is planning a massive online storage facility

Google is preparing to offer online storage to Web users, creating a mirror image of data stored on consumer hard drives, according to company documents that were mistakenly released on the Web.

I just can't wait to let Gbot scan all my private information and files and share it with the world by mistake...

Some references:

Friday, March 03, 2006

Google Video on your site

Now you can easily embed any Google Video on your own site by simply adding the code that is automatically generated for each video story they offer. You can also quite easily upload your own video content to Google and with the embed code let Google take care of the bandwidth charges.

Below an example (and remember not to tease old people)

Check more video content from:

Move over Google Earth

Think satellite and birds-eye imagery was cool? Wait until you see streetlevel! Seattle alone is 10 million images.

One of the most interesting features is to put you in ‘Street’ view map style. In this mode, all of the street-side images are pasted flat on the map to give you a very unique overview of an area. It takes some getting used to, but once you adjust to it you’ll find it provides a very compelling companion view for our Hybrid maps. Street view helps you orient yourself quickly in an area, while the street side views then show more detail presented as you would see it in the real-world.

Check out this prototype at