[View the story “Tweets from Eric Schmidt’s Talk with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher” on Storify] Tweets from Eric Schmidt’s Talk with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher Storified by Newley Purnell · Wed, Oct 10 2012 19:37:54 Another evening, another interesting event. Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, chatted with the Wall Street Journal‘s Walt Mossberg and […]
The story is here, and begins: Google Inc. today officially unveiled its new Street View service for Thailand, releasing online a vast collection of panoramic street-level images of the country. That means that anyone with a Web connection can now view high resolution photos of everything from Bangkok street food stalls to the ornate spires […]
Here are a few non-Thailand related links that I wanted to pass along, just quickly, before the week comes to a close: “How Google Can Help Newspapers,” by Google CEO Eric Schmidt. And some commentary from Snarkmarket. “Shades of Meaning,” an NYT review of Asterios Polyp, a graphic novel by David Mazzucchelli. Not (all that) […]
As this Youtube video (embedded below) explains, Google Maps Thailand now incorporates data from Bangkok’s public transport organizations and suggests modes of transport other than driving. I can’t verify it yet, but the new functionality should allow users to get walking, driving, and mass transit directions to various destinations in the Thai capital. CNNGo has […]
Thanks to the eagle-eyed B for pointing out that Google Translate is now available in Thai. More info on Google Translate is here.
Some links that have caught my eye of late: — 2008 Year-End Google Zeitgeist (Via Steve Rubel on Twitter) ((Related: “StateStats: Analyzing Google search patterns“)) As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look at the big events, memorable moments and emerging trends that captivated us in 2008. As it happens, studying the […]
Now that the airports have re-opened here in Thailand ((The latest news from Bangkok: The revered Thai King — the world’s longest reigning monarch — failed to deliver his annual birthday eve speech on Thursday. There was a huge amount of anticipation regarding his remarks, as he was expected to weigh in on the ongoing […]
Google’s new LIFE photo archive is an impressive online collection of recently-digitized images dating back to the 1750s. A search for “1975,” the year I was born, yields some interesting results. Some notable TIME covers from 33 years ago that prove there’s nothing new under the sun: “Can Capitalism Survive?” (see: the global money crisis) […]