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Archive for December, 2008
Google announced yesterday that it’s ad platform Google AdWords will now be available to mobile phones with full HTML internet browsers. These ads will appear in almost the same way they appear on your regular computer screening(some reformatting will happen) but you don’t have to reformat your on page content to serve these user or even create mobile pages to serve these ads.
Google also recently launched their new results page for mobile users and I am sure it looks great on the iPhone but I am a Blackberry user and somehow my Google home page changed as well and quite frankly it looks and acts horrible. I sure hope they return the non HTML mobile view back to the way it was.
For more info on Google Mobile Ads check out their video
Live Search announced it’s new image search function that allows you the ability to find similar images to ones that you like.
In their example on their blog they show a search result of Muhammad Ali that returns a variety of results
Hovering over an image you are given an option to ‘show similar images.’ Pick an image you like and show similar images to that image.
That’s pretty cool!
I wish I could send you a link to this but their blog provided no link to their image search function. Oh I’m sure I could find it pretty easily but I’m lazy and don’t want to have to figure it out.
So if you are listening:
Microsoft ‘Please make it easy for people to use your stuff’
TinEye Image Search
Another great image search tool is TinEye. This neat search engine allows you find similar images or what an image is by either uploading it or inputting a URL of an image.
As they put it ‘TinEye does for images what Google does for text’
I’ve used it in the past to find out what a certain image is, I highly suggest using it