Google announces support for captioning on their videos!
For more information see the Google Blog post at http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/automatic-captions-in-youtube.html
What is a Mashup?
A mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated application.
I came across an interesting article on pg 16 of InformationWeek magazine by J Nicholas Hoover, that discusses a potential mashup application. I thought it was a nice example of a useful mashup.
Salesforce.com and Google are developing an application which integrates an onlione slot machine game (Harrahs) which is built with Google App Engine, with Harrah’s VIP guest site hosted on Force.com, and using Salesforce,com data. This application would allow the VIPs to use the slot machine game on their iGoogle page. Harrahs could book the awards and track how perople respond to the game.
Customize and save your Google searches!
SearchWiki lets you customize your Google Web Search results. You can rank, remove and add notes to any result page and see those tailored results anytime you do that search while you’re logged in to your Google Account.
Gears allows web applications to have the same functionality enjoyed by desktop apps. It does this through a browser extension that can be installed for a range of browsers (Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer) on a range of operating systems (Windows, Windows Mobile, Mac OS, and Linux). The Google browser, chrome, comes with gears support, which makes it a more powerful browser.
A number of web applications currently make use of Gears, including two Google products: Google Reader and Google Docs. Additionally, Zoho and Remember the Milk have been using Gears since its original launch. If you’re running Windows Mobile on your cellphone, Picasa Web Albums also makes use of Gears.