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Design Explosions: Mapping on iOS — Medium
This is not a contest, it’s a detailed design lesson.
Also, we’re not going to be spending any time on the accuracy of Apple’s map data, which is considered less accurate than Google’s. We’ll be focusing on the flows in the apps themselves, because those are details the designers can actually control.
toteach  design  google  apple  maps 
december 2014 by tysone
Beautiful web type — the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory
There are over 600 typefaces in the Google web fonts directory. Many of them are awful. But there are also high-quality typefaces that deserve a closer look. Below are examples of these typefaces in action. Click the examples to get the typeface from the Google web fonts directory.
typography  google  inspiration 
july 2014 by tysone
Unofficial Google Advanced Search
This page is provided as a reference and a guide to using the advanced search operators that Google provides.
google  search  reference  toteach  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
danah boyd | apophenia » “Real Names” Policies Are an Abuse of Power
What’s at stake is people’s right to protect themselves, their right to actually maintain a form of control that gives them safety. If companies like Facebook and Google are actually committed to the safety of its users, they need to take these complaints seriously. Not everyone is safer by giving out their real name. Quite the opposite; many people are far LESS safe when they are identifiable. And those who are least safe are often those who are most vulnerable.
identity  facebook  google  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
The Latest in HTML5
Eric Bidelman — Developer Relations Brown Bag <br />
July 7, 2011
google  html5  reference  presentation  toteach  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
ongoing by Tim Bray · Things About Google+
Lucky · Us, I mean; lucky to be alive just now, watch­ing these big games play out. Bil­lions of dol­lars are at stake but that’s a sideshow. We’re work­ing out ways for the peo­ple of the fu­ture to talk with each other. There are lots of pos­si­ble out­comes; the ones that seem likely to me look mostly pretty de­cent.
google+  google  facebook  social  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Scripting News: Google Yawn
So if you're Microsoft in 1999, you bake it into Windows. <br />
<br />
If you're Google in 2011, you bake it into search. 
google  facebook  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
Google: It Doesn't Need More Engineers
Engineers are great at solving problems.<br />
<br />
But they’re not always so great at figuring out which problems to solve.
development  google  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Courses - Google Code University - Google Code
Here is a list of courses and innovative resources to help CS students, faculty, and instructors. These are examples of the training Google engineers use to learn new skills.
google  programming  toteach  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Google News founder Krishna Bharat
“When journalists think they’re producing content, pure and simple, they’re wrong,” Bharat said — in the same way that a Starbucks barista thinking she simply produces coffee is wrong. “You think you’re there for coffee, but you’re really there for the full experience” — the music, the collegiality, the reading space, the aroma, the brand. You pay for coffee, sure; but “the whole experience is what counts.”
news  google  prediction  journalism  forsnd  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Google Docs Breaks Up With You.
Wiki and I have been talking, and the two of us are giving up on people like you. We're tired of bending over backwards to change ourselves for every asshole that looks our way. Hope you enjoy life with just you and your pen.
hilarious  mcsweeneys  google  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Android Isn’t About Building a Mobile Platform | TightWind
Google isn’t a web application company—they’re an advertising company. That’s what they do best, and that’s what drives their company. Of Google’s $23.6 billion of revenue in 2009, all but $760 million of it was derived from advertising, and nearly 70 percent of it was from Google’s own websites.
google  advertising  internet  android  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
41Latitude - Google Maps & Label Readability
It turns out that Google uses a variety of techniques and visual tricks to help make its city labels much more readable than those of its competitors.
maps  visualization  google  clarity  design 
december 2010 by tysone
Announcing Google Refine 2.0, a power tool for data wranglers - Google Open Source Blog
Google Refine is a power tool for working with messy data sets, including cleaning up inconsistencies, transforming them from one format into another, and extending them with new data from external web services or other databases.
data  toteach  tools  google  magic 
november 2010 by tysone
Flood Lite - I’m a Coors man
Take note, future Google Killers. If you’re going to compete, you have two choices. The first is to spend a boatload of money on advertising—like Microsoft. The second is to create something so unique and different that people can easily recognize your product—like Guinness.
google  microsoft  branding  identity  marketing 
august 2010 by tysone
Chrome Experiments - Arcade Fire
Choreographed windows, interactive flocking, custom rendered maps, real-time compositing, procedural drawing, 3D canvas rendering... this Chrome Experiment has them all. "The Wilderness Downtown" is an interactive interpretation of Arcade Fire's song "We Used To Wait" and was built entirely with the latest open web technologies, including HTML5 video, audio, and canvas.
html5  arcadefire  google  javascript 
august 2010 by tysone
The Wilderness Downtown - Arcade Fire
An interactive film by Chris Milk Featuring "We Used To Wait"
arcadefire  html5  video  art  google 
august 2010 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Creep Executive Officer
More and more, I get the feeling that if there’s a rift between the old “Don’t be evil” Google and the new “Let’s do whatever we want” Google, that it’s a rift between Schmidt and Larry/Sergey — if not personally, then at least culturally within the company.
google  prediction  privacy 
august 2010 by tysone
Daring Fireball Linked List: OK, Sure, Google Wave's Failure Is a Good Thing
The problem is, when Google unveiled Wave, they didn’t say, “Hey, maybe this thing is poorly-designed, over-engineered, and confusing — but maybe it’ll be useful.” They billed it as The Next Big Thing. Google itself pitched it as a replacement for email. It was supposed to be a big deal. Wave’s failure may not mean much to Google financially, but it has certainly cost them in credibility.
google  innovation 
august 2010 by tysone
Going the Distance: Comparing Marathons
The San Francisco marathon takes place Sunday, July 25. Compare the 26.2-miler with other great American races. See elevation profiles, last year's fastest times, recent race-day temperatures and other details.
graphics  google  maps  visualization  wsj 
july 2010 by tysone
Google Maps API Turns 5!
Adrian Holovaty on the anniversary of the Google Maps API: "There was something raw and pure about those original hacks, like hunting and skinning your own food, living off the land, a digital self-sustainability. I feel like an old man yelling at kids to get off my lawn: ‘Back in my day, I had to reverse engineer Google's obfuscated JavaScript to get embeddable maps on my pages!’ You don't know how good you have i
holovaty  google  maps 
june 2010 by tysone
HTML5Rocks - Home
This site, the HTML5 playground, and the presentation slides are open source projects. Tweak the code or contribute new guides!
html5  google 
june 2010 by tysone
Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics | Smarterware
They aim for your heart, and show you how technology can make your life better during its most important moments. ... Contrast this with the Droid ads, which actually scare my friend's two-year-old daughter away from the TV when they come on. The dark, rainy background, the spinning globe of glowing apps, the robot hands poking at them, nary a human in sight.
apple  google  advertising 
june 2010 by tysone
Webmaster Tools - Rich Snippets Testing Tool
Rich Snippets allows you to enhance your Google search results by marking up web pages with Microformats, RDFa or Microdata.
google  rfd  microformats 
may 2010 by tysone
Post-I/O Thoughts
Apple and Google are jostling to shift the comparison between the two platforms to their very different strengths. Apple’s strengths: user experience, design, consistency. Google’s strengths: the cloud, variety, permissiveness.
apple  google  iphone  prediction 
may 2010 by tysone
Google Font Directory
The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and served by Google servers.
typography  webfonts  google  opensource 
may 2010 by tysone
Government requests directed to Google and YouTube
We regularly receive requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from our services, or provide information about users of our services and products. The map shows the number of requests that we received between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009, with certain limitations.
transparency  data  google  government  censorship 
april 2010 by tysone
The future is mobile, and other thoughts from Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s speech at ASNE
"We’re not in the news business, and I’m not here to tell you how to run a newspaper. We are computer scientists. And trust me, if we were in charge of the news, it would be incredibly accurate, incredibly organized, and incredibly boring."
google  eric_schmidt  journalism  newspapers  forsnd 
april 2010 by tysone
The Media Equation - Google’s Not Creating Content, Just Protecting It - NYTimes.com
Running a media company requires a set of values that selling a can of soda or a pair of sneakers doesn’t. So Google, which held itself to a higher standard last week, can expect to get hammered any time it falls short in the future. Google may or may not be a media company, but people will expect it to act like one.
david_carr  nytimes  media  google  prediction  china 
march 2010 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Generals' War
Apple engineers tend to think Google makes ugly (but effective, smart) software, and they’re suspicious of Google’s “we want all of your data” strategy. Google engineers see that Apple doesn’t get the web — or at least the web as a software platform — and consider that quaint, and they’re flat-out offended by Apple’s autocratic control of the App Store.
apple  google  competition 
march 2010 by tysone
Google Geo Developers Blog: Ain't No Mountain High Enough...
Using either the new ElevationService Maps API v3 class or the Elevation Web Service you can request the elevation in meters for one or more sets of coordinates, or you can request a specific number of elevation samples equally spaced along a path. If any sampling points are over bodies of water, the service will return the depth relative to sea level as a negative number.
google  maps  api 
march 2010 by tysone
What do you suggest?
"What Do You Suggest takes a seed from you (or gives you something random) then guides you on a journey through language and the collective lives of Google users."
forsnd  visualization  google  collective 
march 2010 by tysone
Using Google docs as a data store
Have you ever wished you had a web-accessible data store for a project but you either can’t or prefer not to create a database
google  jquery 
january 2010 by tysone
Looking Back at Google in 2009
"Google in late 2009 is now covering or aiming to cover web apps, the browser that runs the web apps, the OS that runs the browser, and, according to rumors, even the computer that runs the OS."
google  2009 
december 2009 by tysone
Google Public Policy Blog: Daniel Pearl Act
"Governments, companies, and individuals can and must do more to protect basic human rights as Internet access spreads and carries with it the potential for greater freedom for people around the world."
google  journalism  reporting  firstamendment 
december 2009 by tysone
From the Desk of David Pogue - Free Speech (Recognition) - NYTimes.com
"I mean, if you're gonna be paranoid, at least be rational about it."
privacy  google  nytimes  pogue 
december 2009 by tysone
Living Stories
The Living Stories project is an experiment in presenting news, one designed specifically for the online environment. The project was developed by Google in collaboration with two of the country's leading newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
nytimes  washingtonpost  google  journalism  news_design  forsnd 
december 2009 by tysone
Where Google Goes From Here, Part 1 - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
As was true of Microsoft, Google’s engineers have trouble gauging things they can’t quantify — like public fears or politics. The government bear is a greater threat to Google than it is to Microsoft or Amazon, and not just the U.S. government. Google juggles three atomic issues: concentration of power, privacy and copyright.
google  nytimes  auletta 
december 2009 by tysone
Book Review - 'Googled - The End of the World as We Know It,' by Ken Auletta - Review - NYTimes.com
"Because, let me tell you, I remember the old days, the antegoogluvian era. It was O.K. — it wasn’t horrible by any means. There were cordless telephones, and people wore comfortable sweaters. ... But the haul was haphazard, and it came in slow. You chewed your peanut-butter cracker, waiting for the screen to fill."
google  review  history 
december 2009 by tysone
Seth's Blog: Rupert Murdoch has it backwards
"If you can't make money from attention, you should do something else for a living. Charging money for attention gets you neither money nor attention."
quotes  google  microsoft  murdoch 
november 2009 by tysone
Ben Casnocha: The Blog: Contrasts in How Google Suggets Searches
"Someone once told me that there is nowhere we are more honest than the search box. We don't lie to Google. Period. We type in what we're thinking -- good, bad, and ugly. There's probably no piece of information that would better show what's on someone's mind than their stream of searches."
google  search  psychology 
november 2009 by tysone
Google Code Blog: Introducing Closure Tools
Closure Compiler is a JavaScript optimizer that compiles web apps down into compact, high-performance JavaScript code. The compiler removes dead code, then rewrites and minimizes what's left so that it will run fast on browsers' JavaScript engines.
javascript  optimization  google  compiler 
november 2009 by tysone
Daring Fireball Linked List: Microsoft's Online Services Division Losses Grow
"In other words, for every $1 that Microsoft’s online services division brought in, it spent $2. ... The harder they chase Google, the worse it gets for them."
microsoft  google 
october 2009 by tysone
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Why the Borg's copycat business model no longer works
"How is it that everything about Microsoft’s business is backward looking? This is the real problem they have now. They’re fighting wars that are already over. They’re investing huge energy into defending things they already control, like Windows. As they do this, as they put so much effort into lost causes like search (Bing v. Google) they keep missing out on new things. So their problems just keep getting bigger and bigger, like a snowball rolling down a hill."
microsoft  apple  strategy  technology  google 
october 2009 by tysone
The Google Wave chatting tool is too complicated for its own good. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
The Wave team is certainly ambitious. Alas, their efforts too often seem to have no other purpose than ambition itself.
googlewave  google 
october 2009 by tysone
Derek Powazek - Spammers, Evildoers, and Opportunists
"The problem with SEO is that the good advice is obvious, the rest doesn’t work, and it’s poisoning the web. ... Which brings us, finally, to the One True Way to get a lot of traffic on the web. It’s pretty simple, and I’m going to give it to you here, for free: Make something great. Tell people about it. Do it again."
seo  strategy  google  marketing  advertising 
october 2009 by tysone
Clive Thompson on How the Real-Time Web Is Leaving Google Behind
“Google organized our memory. Real-time search organizes our consciousness.”
twitter  google  memory  psychology  culture  quotes 
october 2009 by tysone
jimray - More technical details about Google Chrome Frame
The irony here, as I see it, is that an old, insecure feature Microsoft built to try to beat Netscape is now being used by Microsoft’s biggest current rival to patch IE. The upside for developers is that Microsoft is going to have a hard time killing Chrome Frame because it actually does the right thing — it’s not hacking IE via undocumented APIs or unscrupulous haxie-like code injection. They used Microsoft’s own well-documented and fully supported platform to do this. Bravo indeed, Google.
google  chrome  IE  microsoft  standards 
september 2009 by tysone
google-diff-match-patch - Project Hosting on Google Code
The Diff Match and Patch libraries offer robust algorithms to perform the operations required for synchronizing plain text.
programming  google  algorithm 
august 2009 by tysone
What Would Apple Do? Don’t Ask | Redfin Corporate Blog
"Steve Jobs is firmly enshrined as the Valley’s Jesus with Eric Schmidt as a capable but boring prophet. When a major American industry collapses, no one imagines Eric Schmidt as the savior; all eyes turn to Steve Jobs."
stevejobs  apple  google  innovation 
july 2009 by tysone
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Let's all take a deep breath and get some perspective
Trying to make an OS out of Chrome is like saying you're going to turn a Pontiac Aztek into a stretch limousine. I suppose it could be done, but why?
google  apple  chrome 
july 2009 by tysone
The Media Equation - How Good (or Not Evil) Is Google? - NYTimes.com
"Google is, broadly, the Wal-Mart of the Internet, a huge force that can set terms and price — in this case free — except Google is not selling hammers and CDs, it is operating at the vanguard of intellectual property."
google  david_carr  interent  copyright 
june 2009 by tysone
Microsoft Silverlight vs Google Wave: Why Karma Matters | Zoho Blogs
Microsoft just has so much bad karma in this industry that I cannot imagine a company like us trusting them on much of anything... That brings us back to Google: today, it is Google which is driving web standards forward. That is why we at Zoho are firmly aligned with them, even if they are our primary competitor. We believe in an open web, there is plenty of opportunity for all of us. Could Google abuse its position? Well, I am sure they understand karma!
google  microsoft  karma  strategy  standards 
june 2009 by tysone
YouTube - Google Wave: Natural Language Processing
Casey Whitelaw describes the natural language processing behind Google Wave's spelling correction on the deck of the Sydney office. Birds and boat horns for effect.
google  language  programming 
may 2009 by tysone
Google Wave: What Might Email Look Like If It Were Invented Today? - O'Reilly Radar
A key point here is that Google's relentless focus on reducing the latency of online actions is bringing the online experience closer and closer to our real world experience of face-to-face communication.
o'reilly  google  collaboration  communication  email  innovation 
may 2009 by tysone
About Google Wave
Google Wave is a new model for communication and collaboration on the web, coming later this year.
Here's a preview of just some of the aspects of this new tool.
google  communication  collaboration 
may 2009 by tysone
Larry Page's University of Michigan Commencement Address
"You are probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk worm during a rainstorm! ... What is the one sentence summary of how you change the world? Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting!"
google  speech  advice  quotes 
may 2009 by tysone
YouTube - Google Chrome
"gorgeous animated evolution of browser UIs, plus greeked versions of popular Google sites "
motion_theory  video  google  chrome 
april 2009 by tysone
The extreme Google brain ¶ Personal Weblog of Joe Clark, Toronto
Companies committed to a culture of antidesign (also consultants like Jakob Nielsen) may occasionally succeed in the marketplace, but they do so in spite of their antidesign, not because of it.
google  design  webdesign 
april 2009 by tysone
The high costs of running YouTube. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
One of the largest and most-celebrated new-media ventures is burning through cash at a rate that makes newspapers look like wise investments. It's called YouTube: Google will lose $470 million on the video-sharing site this year alone.
youtube  google  economics 
april 2009 by tysone
Op-Ed Columnist - Dinosaur at the Gate - NYTimes.com
I feel better for a minute, until I realize that the only reason he knew that I wasn’t so easily replaceable is that Google had been looking into how to replace me.
mauren_dowd  nytimes  google  journalism  prediction 
april 2009 by tysone
Transcript of Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Q&A at NAA
"I want to be careful not to criticize the consumer for doing things that are idiotic. You can have your opinion, but my position here is, we love our consumers even if I don't like what they're doing."
eric_schmidt  google  newspapers  prediction 
april 2009 by tysone
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