Google I/O was a two day developer gathering in San Francisco, 28–28 May 2008, which covered building the next generation of Web applications with Google and open technologies.
Jeffrey Barke, senior developer and information architect at theMechanism - New York, attended and will talk about what he learned there, specifically focusing on Gears, Google App Engine and the Google Ajax APIs. Prior to the meetup, you can read a bit about his experience here and watch some of the videos he's gathered at JeffreyBarke.net.
24 July 2008 . 7:00 pm
440 9th Avenue 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001 [map]
At last night’s NYC Web Standards Meetup, Jay asked if anyone knew why certain Google search results display a “plus button” after the description that expands on click to show an embedded Google Map. He also wanted to know how he could make this behavior happen for a client. Unfortunately, no one in the room could answer. We examined the source code, speculated, triangulated, and triaged, but to no avail. When we left last night, the mystery hung heavy on us all and it was vowed that the solution would be found.
And it has—Google Maps Local Business Center. “Use the Local Business Center to create your free listing. When potential customers search Maps for local information, they’ll find your business: your address, hours of operation, even photos of your storefront or products. It’s easy, free, and you don’t need a website of your own.”
Google just purchased Feedburner 4 hours ago for a cool 100 Million. Word is that they've already been in talks with Satan about buying his hot place of suffering and torment for an undisclosed but much larger sum.
When reached for comment vacationing in Los Angeles with Dio and Charo, Ol’ Scratch crossed his hooves and hissed through his curiously well-groomed goatee, “I've been telling those cats over and over that I need my pad for the Rapture, but they’ve assured me that they’re just going to hold on to my bottomless pit of misery and hatred until I need it.”
Is the dot-com boom-boom primed for a “Second Coming,” or is Google just trying to show they have more money and time on their hands than The Almighty? Only time will tell...