Google Beams-up Star Trek Geeks

Where does Google go to find it’s talent? It boldy goes, where no man has gone before! [groan]

Actually, Google did set-up a booth at a Las Vegas Star Trek convention, figuring that it could find the next Scottie.

Google deemed the convention a prime place to search for talent because the fans tend to be tech-savvy, passionate, and in tune with the show’s theme of expanding the boundaries of human accomplishment, according to Google Earth chief technologist Michael Jones.

Google’s booth even looked like the bridge of the Enterprise and staff dressed like Trekkies!

What Should Your Company Monitor?

Pronet Advertising has a list of the things your company should monitor. How do you monitor these things? How about a handy-dandy Beginners Guide to Online Reputation Monitoring.

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Google Accepting New Writely Accounts

Since Google acquired word processing collaborator, Writely, invites have been very limited. TechCrunch sends word that you can now sign up for a Writely account.

Writely offers an easy way to share word documents and make changes in an online environment. I’ve had mixed experiences with it – sometimes it doesn’t save changes made by others – but overall it’s a neat tool.

Video: Top 10 Ways to Send Traffic to Your Blog

It seems like “Top XX Lists” are hot content right now, so I thought I’d join in. In true David Letterman style, I’ve put together my list of The Top 10 Ways to Bring Traffic to Your Blog…Not.

Google Video Sees Jump in Market Share

Just how valuable is Google’s clean homepage design? It’s so valuable that the company rarely tweaks it, but when they recently added a link to Google Video, the service saw a huge increase in its video streaming market share.

Here’s the Hitwise chart, with more details at the Hitwise blog.

Hat-tip to Nathan.

Google Talk Updates Now Official

If you’re a regular Marketing Pilgrim reader, you would have learned about Google Talk’s new updates, before they officially launched today.

If you’re not a regular reader, you’ll be hearing this for the first time. ;-)

DVD and TV Info Added to Ask.com

I’ve lost count of all the cool Smart Answers that Ask.com has rolled-out over the past couple of years, but they’ve just added DVD and TV data to the list.

I guess that’s the cool thing about Smart Answers, you don’t need to know how to find them, they’ll find you. ;-)