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In their information preservation initiative, Google introduces many pages of books and news materials available for search by public. Although OCR technology has been around for decades we still don’t seem to be able to get it right. …

 

The Promise and Challenge of Digital Data

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Article by Dan Petrovic, http://dejanseo.com.au/

Audience QuestionsA great evening with the Friends of the Library brings a fascinating discussion around the promises and challenges of digital data. Four industry experts shared their insight and knowledge around information preservation, digitisation, retrieval, storage and continuity:

  • Anna Raunik, State Library of Queensland
  • Adrian Cunningham, Queensland State Archives
  • Michael Blumenstein, Griffith University
  • Linda O’Brien, Griffith University
 

Free Traffic from Google Shopping Australia via Easy Data Feed Optimization

Australian eCommerce retailers rejoice,  Google has finally released it shopping engine to the Australian market. Google Shopping has been quite successful in the United States and United Kingdom, bringing highly targeted traffic (shoppers) directly to product pages ready to buy.  They are now displaying their shopping engine in the results found on www.google.com.au.  …

 

Giant Stars

Credits: Dan Petrovic, Brad Schwede, Jaala Webster…

 

UX Tips For E-Commerce

Measuring the UX, or user experience, of a site is essential in the world of e-commerce. The ease of use and efficiency of a site can often times prevent customers from abandoning a purchase due to confusion. Many things play a role in understanding and designing good UX, including the disciplines of science and psychology.…

 

Cosmic Panda

Cosmic Panda

Google has just released a new experimental interface for YouTube called “Cosmic Panda”.

The new interface promises new experience in watching videos and playlists, better channel customisation through editing tools and page designs, new stylish design and most interesting feature is available for Chrome browser only: watching videos while browsing for other videos, playlists and channels.…

 

AdWords Delivery Methods

AdWords Campaign Settings – Delivery Method

When you are first setting up an AdWords campaign you are presented with various options for how you would like to run your campaign. One of these options will be ad delivery, with only two settings to choose from.…

 

New framework for an open Internet agreed at OECD

OECD LogoOECD governments and other stakeholders have created a new framework to promote a more transparent, open Internet at a two-day meeting in Paris.

The new principles, agreed by OECD member governments, business representatives and technical experts, aim to advance the debate on Internet governance.…

 

CMS Security Email Alert by Google

Google has recently sent out emails to webmasters running outdated versions of CMS platforms. This has likely to do with the recent increase of compromised websites which are typically tagged with “This website may harm your computer” or “This website may be compromised” statement under the title tag in the search engine results.…

 

Google Image Search Update

Google has quietly rolled out some really interesting features in their image search:

When users search for images they will notice a little camera icon in the search box. By clicking on that two options are given: a) Paste image URL and b) Upload an image.…

 

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