Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Around The Net

  • Nexus Q DelayedWired

    Google is putting its first "independently engineers and manufactured" piece of hardware on hold. The Nexus Q -- a streaming media service and hardware revealed at the I/O conference -- supports too few services, according to reports. For now, it only plays streaming audio tracks from Google Music, and video from Google Play and YouTube. The company stopped taking pre-orders, but said all those who did pre-order the device will get one in the next few weeks for free. ...Read the whole story

  • Twitter Integrates With Outlook, Adds Stock Symbol SearchTwitter

    Search on Twitter continues to improve. For those using Outlook, the site now allows users to connect Twitter accounts to see public profile information and latest tweets of contacts along side emails. The social site also added a feature allowing users to click on stock symbols in their newsfeed to see search results for companies. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Releases Structured Data DashboardGoogle Webmaster Central

    Google has introduced a new feature in Webmaster Tools to give folks a better view into the structured data that Google knows about for their Web site. The Structured Data Dashboard provides views of the site, the item type, and the page. Thomas Biggs and Andrei Pascovici explain all three options. In the page-level view feature, users can access the Structured Data Dashboard to verify that Google picks up new markups, as well as detect problems with existing ones.   ...Read the whole story

  • Ask.com Taps Cinemas To Brand Q&A SiteYouTube

    Ask.com released a series of ads this week. One that is debuting in movie theaters features a spoof of "Snow White," where the wicked queen begins with the question: "Mirror, mirror on the wall," but the mirror interrupts her. She proceeds with: "That wasn't my question," and ends with: "Why doesn't it tickle when you tickle yourself?" The 15-second ad will run in cinemas as a pre-trailer this fall in the U.S. ...Read the whole story