Archive for the ‘Google Labs’ Category

Google Fast Flip: Scan Today’s Top Stories in One Place

September 17, 2009

Google Labs has introduced the Google Fast Flip, an experiment in online content delivery.

Fast Flip lets browsers flip sequentially through bundles of recent news, headlines and popular topics, as well as feeds from individual top publishers in one location.

About Google’s Fast Flip:

Flipping through content is very fast, so you can quickly look through a lot of pages until you find something interesting. At the same time, we provide aggregation and search over many top newspapers and magazines, and the ability to share content with your friends and community. Fast Flip also personalizes the experience for you, by taking cues from selections you make to show you more content from sources, topics and journalists that you seem to like. In short, you get fast browsing, natural magazine-style navigation, recommendations from friends and other members of the community and a selection of content that is serendipitous and personalized.

Fast Flip provides five tabs for navigating top level general content on the Fast Flip site: Popular, Recent, Most Viewed, Recommended and Headlines.

The current list of sources for Google’s Fast Flip are: BBC News, FRONTLINE, Newsweek, TechCrunch,  Billboard, Fast Company, Popular Mechanics, Technology Review, Business Week, Foreign Policy, ProPublica, Teen, Center for Investigative Reporting, Good Housekeeping, Quick & Simple, The Atlantic, Center for Public Integrity, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, The Daily Beast, Christian Science Monitor, House Beautiful, SPIN, The Daily Green, CosmoGirl, Marie Claire, Salon, Us Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Journal, Seventeen, Veranda, ELLE, National Review Online, Slate, Washington Post, Esquire, New York Times and the Smithsonian.

Google Fast Flip Recent

Google Fast Flip Recent

The Recent tab produces images of the most recently uploaded content while the Most Viewed tab shows viewers what other Google Fast Flip users found and viewed most often.

Google Fast Flip Most Viewed

Google Fast Flip Most Viewed

The Recommended tab shows images or articles Google Fast Flip recommends.

I am not sure how Google determines which articles I would have an interest in unless of course Google Fast Flip is also an experiment in behavioral targeting.

Google Fast Flip Recommended

Google Fast Flip Recommended

Google Fast Flip consolidates a lot of great news sources and makes finding what they have to offer much easier than going to each respective publishers site.

If Google Fast Flip made the images they provide available in the present size and two additional sizes – one 50% and the other 100% larger, I think they would be able to attract and engage a larger news audience.

Google News Timeline @ Google Labs

April 21, 2009

Google has introduced a new user interface for Google News called Google News Timeline which is pretty cool.

Google News Timeline Googlelabs

Google News Timeline Googlelabs

Like their recent Google Adwords beta, the new UI is written in Ajax.

Small, medium and large view options let users see more or less news.

Google News Timeline

Google News Timeline

Scrolling lets viewers travel back in time to view a particular day’s news events.

Google News Timeline is a great way to view the days news events in a single browser window.

Google Hot Trends Gadget Error

August 28, 2008

Google Hot Trends offers a “Top 10 Trends” gadget that I display in my iGoogle account.

Google Hot Trends Gadget

Google Hot Trends Gadget

The Hot Trends gadget appears to be on the blink and has been for the last several hours.

Google Labs can you get this fixed?

Googe Trends Gadget Error

Googe Trends Gadget Error

Google Trends

May 22, 2007

Google Trends for today May 22, 2007 @ 1:49 PM US CST:

1. joseph lau
2. kassie depaiva
3. kimberly buffington
4. jack carter
5. tanzania national park
6. clinton portis
7. tessa horst
8. danny of radio days
9. harry belafonte s daughter
10. bevin powers
11. t mobile wing
12. singer ritter
13. yolanda king funeral
14. star in orion
15. actress hagen
16. mushrooms growing in a circle
17. andy and tessa
18. what part of a graduate’s costume gave the cordon bleu cooking school its name
19. d isere
20. andy baldwin
21. writer leonard
22. japanese coin
23. 2004 world series champs
24. gerund maker
25. terre haute s river
26. river of rouen
27. how does a kangaroo keep cool
28. mia sardella
29. the bachelor
30. avandia
31. whosarat.com
32. paula abdul broken nose
33. golfer mediate
34. jerry falwell funeral
35. actor novello
36. polonium 210
37. nba draft lottery
38. gethuman.com
39. orion s occupation
40. malay archipelago sultanate
41. sushi bar soup
42. iron carbon alloy
43. quixote s squire
44. paper moon star
45. for the boys
46. cofounder of desilu
47. yapta
48. frank wead
49. cubemeister rubik
50. actress patricia
51. brazilian river
52. brain weight
53. halo trial
54. michael moore sicko
55. helmet boxing
56. shavuot
57. atlanta smoke
58. what did the body of water balboa named el mar de sur or “the south sea ” come to be called
59. steven van zandt
60. elroy jetson s dog
61. south american rodent
62. kelly crosby heyniger
63. virgilian hero
64. ross or bering
65. xm outage
66. flexor muscle
67. dimensions international
68. yapta.com
69. churro
70. what sports league was born in 1949 when the baa absorbed the remains of the nbl
71. byron velvick and mary delgado
72. city in yemen
73. california motto
74. kimberly quaid
75. paige johnson
76. andy baldwin tessa horst
77. aviator post
78. danish currency
79. cicada
80. plastic leather brand name
81. front tooth
82. avandia recall
83. bachelor tessa
84. ottoman governors
85. wim iceman hof
86. podrida
87. golfer ernie
88. google trends
89. avandia news
90. word search game
91. lambertson truex
92. xm radio problems
93. bay of pigs island
94. natural sponge
95. a thousand splendid suns
96. one beyond
97. gertrude weiss
98. xm radio outage
99. xmfan
100. alexander litvinenko