Can Google provide us with a new approach to how we commute to and from work, and travel to other destinations? It’s something that they appear to be working upon. In one of my previous lines of employment, I had a twenty minute commute that often took closer to an hour, based upon traffic. One … Read more Ending Gridlock with Google Driving Assistance (Zipdash Re-Emerges)
Sometimes patent filings from the search engines don’t describe some hidden algorithm or behind-the scenes-technology, but instead detail a whole new way of doing business. Here’s one such document published yesterday by Google that looks at shopping for products and services in a completely different manner. Keep in mind that previously, Google’s product and shopping … Read more Google’s Holy Grail of Shopping?
Some sites on the web do reviews of products and services pretty well, such as amazon.com or rottentomatos.com. Imagine Google wanting to provide product reviews. One of the mantras that we often hear coming from their Mountain View offices is that they wouldn’t get into a field unless they can do something innovative. So, how … Read more Innovating Product Reviews at Google
I remember when one of my co-workers once asked me if I would help her plot out a map, and customized travel directions so that she could go on a road trip to two of the largest shopping malls in the area. I’m not always very happy with the driving directions that I get from … Read more Customized Travel Directions with Google
Angie McKaig writes about the possible expansion of Google’s Transit Trip Planner service to Toronto. At the time that I orginally write this post, the Google Transit service was only available in the Portland, Oregon, area according to the Google Transit FAQ at that time, but that page told us that they “plan to expand … Read more Google Transit Trip Planner in Toronto?