Archive for October, 2006

Google Site-Specific Search Gets Better

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Over at The Mac Observer (and, indeed, at iPodObserver, as well), we’ve begun experimenting with Google’s Custom Search Engine, largely because it’s near impossible for a site the size of ours to implement a search engine that’s any better than what Google can do…. I noticed today that Colin Crawford mentioned that Macworld has done the same thing, for exactly the same reasons.It also seems like they’re having exactly the same problem we are (at least on TMO): Google’s not making the results IFRAME long enough to display all the results and the navigation controls in every instance.

Best quote of the week

Friday, October 6th, 2006

In my view, the only valid reason to be a reporter is a strong desire to have a front-row seat so as to rush out and tell everyone else what you have seen…. Politics, next door over.This comes from my friend, Dennis Powell, now writing a column for The Athens News (yes, in Ohio).

Podshow’s Second Round

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

As many of you know, I was at PME this weekend and, of course, saw the Podshow funding announcement just as things were getting started…. If — between now and the tipping point — they can launch/break a few rock stars that were previously unknown to the world (and I think some of them are there in the network already, at least potentially), then their position is set. All they gotta do then is wait until the tipping point and bam — for 15 million dollars DAG Ventures just bought their way into a sizable chunk of a new record label.That $15 million (or, rather, their chunk thereof) was the cheapest investment they ever made.