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If you’re looking to inject a touch of culture into your day, you can head on over to the Google Art Project to view artworks from the following museums:
- Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin – Germany
- Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC – USA
- The Frick Collection, NYC – USA
- Gemäldegalerie, Berlin – Germany
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC – USA
- MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC – USA
- Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid – Spain
- Museo Thyssen – Bornemisza, Madrid – Spain
- Museum Kampa, Prague – Czech Republic
- National Gallery, London – UK
- Palace of Versailles – France
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – The Netherlands
- The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg – Russia
- State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow – Russia
- Tate, London – UK
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence – Italy
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – The Netherlands
If some of you are still wondering about cost-per-thousand (CPM) and cost-per-click (CPC) in online advertising, here’s a small chart I made (not using Excel!) demonstrating the difference.
CPM refers to the amount you pay for your ad to be shown on a certain part of the web. People see it but you are not offered the guarantee they will click on it. After the certain number of impressions is run out, your ad is offline, leaving you with a small percent of click throughs. (CTR)
CPC means you only pay for an ad when a person click on it. This means that the 99% of the waste is eliminated from your budget leaving you with considerable savings for future campaigns. This is what happens when you cut out the inefficiency from an advertising platform. Kudos to Google for changing the rules of the game, making online advertising more efficient.
GMail is down. My domain has GMail on it’s mail server as well, so I am at this point left with Yahoo and MSN. Good thing Google Finance is still working, just look at that Google stock going down.
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May God help us all!
UPDATE: Google has posted the following on the gmail support site:
“We’re aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a number of users. This problem occurred at approximately 1.30AM Pacific Time. We’re working hard to resolve this problem and will post updates as we have them. We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused”.
UPDATE: GMail is back on track. I guess we can still expect hickups since it’ still in BETA stage. Good job Google!
Here’s Google’s latest creation: Lively. My room is embedded below.
Although I am a Google fan, this application is far from being a standard when it comes to 3D avatars and virtual worlds. Lively is just one among the other 30 (or so) virtual worlds. It could evolve into something new and innovative but, as it is now, it has a long way to go. 3D chat rooms and 3D avatars have been here for more than 10 years now and they’ve been far from changing the way we communicate.
Lively is far behind Second Life(Linden Lab) in this battle to take over the 3D virtual world market, but since we are talking about the financial and technical power of Google Inc. behind the project, things might change in the near future.