Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

3 May 2014
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If it aint broke…

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Remember the Apple Maps fiasco? Google clearly didn’t. I’ve previously blogged about how Google has managed to get the colour scheme horribly wrong in the latest redesign, but the latest change plumbs yet new depths of inanity. You may have … Continue reading

23 July 2013
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Google Maps, where orange is the new blue (and also the new green, and red)

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Google Maps is going through a bit of a makeover at the moment. There will, sooner or later, be an entirely new version of the web-based maps (which you can see in preview if you switch to the beta option), … Continue reading

29 December 2012
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Some facts about Google

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Prompted by yet another economically illiterate tweet criticising Google for the relatively small amount of corporation tax paid in the UK, I decided to do a little research myself and find out a bit more about Google’s financial situation here. … Continue reading

10 July 2011
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Googlebombing the government

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Moving away from phone hacking and plagiaristic journalists for a minute, there’s an interesting article tucked away on page 4 of today’s Sunday Times. Unfortunately, the Sunday Times’ policy on hiding away their online content means I can’t link to … Continue reading

9 February 2011
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Google Webmaster Tools Oops

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Just a heads-up for anyone who uses Google Webmaster Tools. This morning at work, I had an email from the marketing department wondering why a bunch of Merchant Center feeds had failed. It turned out that, for some reason, Google … Continue reading

17 July 2009
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Friend Connect

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I’ve added a Google Friend Connect widget to my blog. Friend Connect is, supposedly, Google’s answer to Facebook, MySpace, etc, as it allows individual blogs to be connected through a similal system of social networking. I have no idea whether … Continue reading