September 2009

My favorite Google Apps

Inspired by Louis Gray’s post about his favorite Google apps (who was inspired by none other than Google CEO Eric Schmidt), I thought I’d capture some of my favorite Google apps – especially those which are lesser-known. (To the many friends who I’ll no doubt annoy by...

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Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Fox

Robin surprised me with tickets to see Rodrigo y Gabriela last night. They were playing at the Fox in Oakland, which is a stunningly beautiful venue. I found RyG based on a recommendation on Marc Andreessen’s blog a couple years ago. (Marc – what’s up with the...

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First post on SideWiki

Just installed Sidewiki in Google Toolbar on my Mac. A feature I had missed when this was available internally (ironically) was the ability to copy your annotation to your blog; beneath the edit window for your Sidewiki comment, there’s a “My blogs on Blogger” element; pick your...

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BlogPress Lite is live!

Use an iPhone and have a blog on Blogger? Head on over to the app store and get InfoThinker’s free “blogpress lite“, built by them to celebrate Blogger’s 10th birthday. Thanks, guys! – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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Really enjoying Socialvibe

A couple weeks back, we announced a partnership with Socialvibe. As the blog owner, you get to pick which charity you support in the gadget configuration – then your blog’s visitors are invited to do something (for example: rate a video, watch an ad, sign a petition)....

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We’re hiring

You may have seen the news that we’re getting more active about hiring at Google. We didn’t really stop – but as you can see from the jobs listings (US, international) there are lots of opportunities to join and make a difference. The hiring process remains rigorous,...

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iPhone and home automation

When I buckled this summer and picked up an iPhone, I was pretty sure I was doing it mostly for the camera (image and video) and the seamless integration with a number of Google services. I haven’t been disappointed on those fronts – but it’s been the...

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