Microsoft + Facebook

The NY Times reports that Microsoft is investing $240 million in return for a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook. The Redmond giant apparently beat out Google and Yahoo! The move positions Microsoft in an online advertising battle with Google; "Microsoft will sell the banner ads appearing on Facebook outside of the United States, splitting the revenue with it."continue reading →

Great Use of Google Maps

KPBS has created a Google Map of the San Diego County wildfires. They show open and closed evacuation centers, large animal evacuation. They also have a feed on Twitter. The KPBS map has more info than the LA Times map. With either map, click on an icon to find out more information about that location. Great community service. I've now updated my twitter account.  Inspired. ;-)continue reading →