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The Week We Searched For- April 2, 2010

Posted By Camille Canon On April 2, 2010 @ 9:23 am In Featured,News | No Comments

The Google- Apple War Continues

Google Adds Flash to Chrome

April Fools!

Google and Topeka

  • What does Kansas have to offer, besides Obama’s mama [3]?   Well as of this week, Topeka, Kansas can proudly say that it was the punch line of an international April Fool’s joke. The notorious corporate April fool’s enthusiast, Google, kept their reputation alive this week by renaming itself Topeka, in honor of Kansas’ capital.

If Apple Had a Sense of Humor…

  • The Register reported on Thursday [4], Apple’s intentions to remove HTML support from their most popular devices, the iPhone, iPod and long sought after iPad. The traditional programming codex will be replaced by Apple’s very own iHTML. Analysts speculate that Apple will charge a license fee of ten cents per page for sites seeking to convert to iHTML. With an estimated one trillion pages floating out there in cyberspace, Apple can anticipate profits exceeding 100 billion dollars. That being said, Apple has implemented a metatag identification string detection platform that signals whether the page is “Approved by Apple.” [Note: This is a joke.]

iPad Apps Have Arrived

Apple has started adding iPad apps to their iTunes store [5]. Although the iPad hasn’t yet hit the market, Apple fanatics can pre-purchase applications, which will be stored on their computer until the iPad is connected.

YouTube Updates


YouTube to Shut down Text-Advertising

  • AdAge reported this week [7] that YouTube will shut down its text-advertising network on April 30, 2010 and surrender its market share to Google to focus on premium display advertisement.

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[1] 5% of Internet browser user-ship: http://www.mobile-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=00100030EFKN&full_skip=1

[2] “Integrating Flash into Chrome is more of a signaling and partnership thing than anything else. After all, anyone who wants to get Flash can otherwise download it.” : http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/03/google-flash-chrome-browser/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29

[3] What does Kansas have to offer, besides Obama’s mama: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/04/01/1851365/google-gives-topeka-global-promotion.html#ixzz0jxScUhKF

[4] The Register reported on Thursday: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/01/apple_ihtml/

[5] iPad apps to their iTunes store: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/apple-adds-ipad-apps-to-its-store/?ref=technology

[6] Rajarman said, “We want users to leave because they run out of time, not because they run out of things to watch.”: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/youtube-aims-for-stickiness-with-redesign/

[7] AdAge reported this week: http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=143075

[8] The Week We Searched For- May 14, 2010: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2010/05/the-week-we-searched-for-may-14-2010/

[9] The Week We Searched For- September 3, 2010: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2010/09/the-week-we-searched-for-september-3-2010/

[10] The Week We Searched For- May 7, 2010: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2010/05/the-week-we-searched-for-may-7-2010/

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