Subject: Why Is Google Not Supporting The Open Document Formats?
Subject: Re: Why Is Google Not Supporting The Open Document Formats?
whew, bad news that is.
"Google has made a bid to avoid an antitrust war with Brussels by
offering to label information from its in-house services that are
included in its search results pages, according to people familiar with
the search giant’s submission. Under the proposal, Google would put its
brand on any of its own maps, stock quotes, airline flight details or
other pieces of information returned with search results. It is an
attempt to resolve regulators’ fears that Google is unfairly squeezing
out other specialist information services on the web."
WTF? First hit a facebook link where you get to know what H16H means (HIGH) and that the battery has an high internal resistance and is dead?
And... most of the other links... just bullshit?
Another Google success story:
(If you can't see the video, go to http://youtu.be/1wq9dptQMd4 )
Most of you are already familiar with this video. I didn't make the video for financial gain; I made it because I had something to say.
However, a couple of months it started getting a lot of hits and showed up in a lot of people's recommended video lists, so Google stuck a video ad spot in front of it. Since then, I've made a nice chunk of change in ad revenue. Thanks, Google!
Clever trick but I didn't fall for it.
Encouraging clicks for the sole purpose of generating revenue violates Google's TOS, so I'm definitely not recommending you click for that purpose.
I'm proud of my video, though :)
since i watched it without adds a while back, i'm probably a foundation of your u-tube success ;-)
Since when does google wrap urls from their search results with their own domain and some other total nonsense? And why are they doing that? Like:
What kind of "feature" is this? So that I only use their search engine in order to not get confused if I already had opened that link with my browser? I bet I can disable this tremendous gain in comfort by setting something in my associated google account somewhere...
If this is not evil from a privacy point of view (I suspect it is for tracking), it is vile from a usability point of view. Assholes!