Posts Tagged ‘google’

A Chat with Ben and Pete - Episode 5

Sunday, November 25th, 2007


Kindle and the Australian Election.

We chat about the Amazon Kindle, book readers and browsers on book readers, as well as what the Australian election result means for broadband in Australia. Pete has discovered the Google developer podcast and a new kind of airport wifi.

Interesting links talked about in the show:

Read Tolstoy, Find Russian Women

Monday, November 19th, 2007

I’m reading the excellent on Amazon’s Kindle by Steven Levy in Newsweek. The article talks about Google and I decide to check it out again (an excellent resource by the way). The first thing I search for, as always, is War and Peace. The entire book is available but the first thing I notice is the advertising at the bottom of the page, as shown below.

Ads in War and Peace

The article mentions ad sponsored books. Well I’m not sure whether this kind of “targeted” advertising is what I had in mind when I searched for Tolstoy!

A Chat with Ben and Pete - Episode 2

Sunday, November 4th, 2007


More Leopard and OpenSocial.

We discuss our thoughts on Mac OS X 10.5 a week into installing it. Topics covered include Time Machine experiences, launchd, Mac malware, XCode 3 and more DTrace. The big news of the week is Google’s OpenSocial API and we chat about our thoughts on all things social.

Interesting links talked about in the show: