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Build With Chrome

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Who hasn’t spent hours building and designing houses, castles, pirate ships and entire  cities out of LEGOblocks? The team at Google Chrome has taken the LEGO-obsession to the next level with the Build With Chrome application for Google Maps. Build With Chrome let’s users construct a LEGO building with any location on Google Maps as the base plate. Choose from an array of blocks and colors to create elaborate designs right from the comfort of your web browser.  Adjustable zoom and controls gives designers an interactive view of their creation.

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Free Website for Small Business

  • Posted By: RankRaiser
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Over half of small businesses in the US don’t have a website, yet over 90% of consumers look online first for local products and services. Now businesses can get a free website and attend free seminars on how to set up their own site and get online without having any expense. How? Visit AmericaGetOnline.com, pick your state and you’ll be presented with a listing of free events in your area. You can also view free learning videos and print a work book at their Learning Center.

Why? This service is offered by Google in conjunction with several sponsors. Google is perpetually working on improving their search results and getting relevant local results is a big part of it. If they help small businesses get online, it will also help them provide better search results. The examples on the site include small businesses like someone offering a private music lessons, a second hand store, a bee keeper etc.

 

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Requests Google Gets From Government Agencies

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Like other technology and communications companies, Google regularly receives requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from its services (e.g., alleged defamation, hate speech, impersonation), or provide information about their users. The Google Transparency Report shows the number of requests they receive in six-month blocks. Request for removal of copyrighted materials by private parties are not included. The statistics also don’t show all categories, but primarily cover requests for criminal matters.

These numbers aren’t completely transparent though, because there may be multiple requests that ask for the removal of the same piece of content, or data for the same account. Also, the data doesn’t show whether Google complied with or challenged any request. Requests to remove content also include other Google products like YouTube.

Google’s Own URL Shortener

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Google has it’s own URL shortener at goo.gl. According to Matt Cutt’s blog it was created so Google could use it for its own products, but then they decided to make it available to the public. If you log in to your Google account, you’ll get analytics and history features for the URLs you’ve shortened with number clicks, traffic sources and visitor profiles. Looks like it doesn’t have a feature yet to preview the full URL before clicking on it.

Free Office Applications

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If you’re looking for a no cost option for a word processor, spreadsheet, presentations and collaboration tool, try Google Docs. You’ll avoid buying and updating expensive software and you can login from any computer with internet access. Another free online office suite is offered at Zozo.com. Basic services are free, with upgrade options available.