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What is Google TV?

The product managers at Google TV released a new video today explaining what Google TV is and what it may mean to you.

On May 20, 2010, Google announced the launch of Google TV, a service which brings the Web and TV closer together.

Here are some of the main features that Google TV will offer:

  • Tune to channels or specific shows by conducting a text search
  • Record and play back shows
  • Browse the Web
  • Multi-task on the same screen, i.e. browse a web page while watching a TV show
  • Download and use apps from the Android market

Read Google’s official announcement for further details: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/announcing-google-tv-tv-meets-web-web.html.

YouTube Turns Five

YouTube has reached a couple of milestones recently, including:

  • more than 24 hours of video uploaded per minute
  • over two billion video views per day (see the Mashable post)

YouTube also turned five years old a couple of weeks ago, and here is a video which celebrates its remarkable short history and growth.

How Productivity is Killed

Thought-provoking insight on the contemporary workplace from Jason Fried, co-founder of 37 Signals and author of New York Times bestseller, Rework.

Seth Godin Talks of the Lizard Brain

Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Brain from 99% on Vimeo.

Why do humans abandon projects just before they’re finished? In this talk, recorded at the 99% Conference, Seth Godin explains how our fearful “lizard brain” often gets in the way of success.

Here’s a shout out to @w_chris_davies who first pointed out this talk to me.

Vancouver the Olympic City in Time Lapse Video

I normally don’t stray too far from marketing when I post on this blog, but this is too beautiful to not re-publish. This time-lapse video collage of downtown Vancouver captures the beauty of one of the best cities in the world. The filming is fantastic and interplay of light, water, fog and frost is mesmerizing.

Being a Vancouverite by birth, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride with the upcoming 2010 Olympics. You can feel the momentum picking up as the Olympic games draw closer every day.

Just a few days ago, we were circulating this video around the office at Enquiro. It’s a new commercial from Tourism BC, a client of ours, titled You Gotta Be Here in 2010. Enjoy!

Google Googles and Real Time Search

Google made a couple of significant product announcements this week. Below you’ll find brief introductions to Google Goggles (image recognition on the Android phone) and real time search results on the Google search results page.

Bookmark Picks of the Week

During the course of a week, I’ll scan hundreds of tweets, receive dozens of newsletters and flip through numerous blog posts. Here are a few which I think you’ll enjoy.

1. What if Google had to design their user interface for Google?

Not brand new, but nevertheless a good laugh and SEO 101 lesson for any search marketer! How would you apply SEO best practices to the Google home page? Here the author demonstrates cross linking, fresh content, social bookmarking, reinforcing with keyword content, and a keyword-rich URL for Google’s search page.

2. Omniture’s Pick the Winner

Brilliantly designed for their target market, Omniture scores big with this new ‘Pick the Winner’ campaign. Step up to the vintage arcade machine and try your hand at guessing the correct results to A/B tests. How high did you score?

3. The Impact of Google’s Social Search

Jeremiah Owyang weighs in on how Google’s Social Search will change web strategy.

4. The Complete Guide to Google Wave

A little over a month after Google Wave was released in limited numbers to the public, the first Google Wave guide book has come out. It’s long, detailed and thorough. And the online version is completely free.

5. The 10 Best Leadership Books of All Time

A Washington Post article that presents a list of top leadership books, according to Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten.


The Full Google History in 2 Minutes

Here is a (very) quick look back at the Google story over the last 11 years. From Stanford to Mountain View and around the world, featuring many different products, starting with BackRub (Search) up to Google Wave, StreetView and Chrome.

Straight From Google – What You Need to Know about SEO

This is a 45-minute video of Matt Cutts’ recent presentation at WordCamp – has to be one of the best recent summaries of SEO best practices you can find on video. My thanks go out to Jody Nimetz at the Marketing Jive blog for passing this my way.

What Is A Browser?

“What is a browser?” This is the question that Ji Lee took to the streets of New York. Listen to the variety of answers and enjoy!