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More Google Maps Fail, More Bing Win

| March 21, 2010

So I’ve written how Google switched to their own navigation data. I’m not sure if it’s related to this, but lately I’ve noticed Google maps likes to jump to conclusions, and for me, they’ve been wrong. It’s not uncommon that I don’t have a complete address. The beauty with Google, at least I thought, was [...]

Random Artist/Design Industry Blurb

| January 26, 2010

This is random, but I thought it was interesting. Plus, I like artists and designers, and I need to get my mind off healthcare stuff. ┬áSo my coworker told me he designed the look of Ken Block’s new Ford, as seen here: The skull logo seen at 0:42 is designed by his friend, Huck. Ken [...]

Yelp Manipulation

| January 20, 2010

I love Yelp, but I also love credibility and honesty. Apparently, Yelp’s been accused of massaging scores if businesses hand over some advertising dough. There was always that minor suspicion but this article details it fully: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/eastbay/yelp-extortion-allegations-stack-up/Content?oid=1176984 The story, which was picked up by national news outlets including The New York Times and The Wall [...]

Shop Moderne – A Cursory Examination

| March 5, 2009

Extremely cursory. I stumbled at Shop Moderne by way of a friend’s FaceBook status. Maybe working for the “rich and powerful” lately in a new start-up has got me thinking about business, but my initial impression of Shop Moderne was “home business.” The site’s not ugly, but it doesn’t look professional either. Lack of models, [...]