The Internet is (still) yours

The Internet is (still) yours

“A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.” A free and open web depends on taking a stand against governments who try to filter and […]

London Calling from Australia

London Calling from Australia

From the Queen’s Jubilee to the 2012 Olympics, London is getting a big share of attention, with lots of people visiting the city. BBC Knowledge Australia and R&B Creative developed this great mashup using Google Styled Maps, invinting people to explore London. There’s also a challenge where you get to answer questions and get special […]

Google Shoot View

Google Shoot View

I’ve been trying to pitch a Google Street View interactive campaign for a while, so it’s with mixed feelings — happy for the great use of technology, sad that i wasn’t hunca life convincing enough to make it real before – that i’m sharing this playful approach of Google Shoot View by Dutch agency Pool […]

Google+ Pages: A guide for businesses

Google+ Pages: A guide for businesses

Now that Google+ Pages have been live for over a week and there’s a lot less noise amongst the digerati, it’s time for a short guide for businesses. Google+ Pages: an overview After a couple of months with Google+ ope only for individuals, last Monday Google+ Pages were introduced for businesses and brands, helping them […]

Think Insights with Google

Think Insights with Google

Google is on a roll this week, after finally launching Google+ Pages for brands (more on this from me this week) they’re now releasing the new resource rich Think Insights on their marketing focused platform, Think With Google. It’s one trove of stats, case studies, featured reports, marketing insights and quick shortcuts for brands working in […]

Calling all scientists: Google Science Fair

Rui Lopes, one of my TwineLis buddies (monthly meetup of Lisbon wine tasters) has a new blog, started with a bang with a post on the need for Portugal to change his priorities in education, with a more serious effort in science. One of the challenges is to create activities that make young people interested […]

Location targeting on AdWords with Location Extensions

This is huge for SMBs. AdWords now has the ability to target locally, just right before people leave their homes to go shopping, having searched on the web first. With the new location extensions, ads can be target based on a user’s location and search terms. Mark my words: Real-time + Personalized search + local […]

Google street view now available for Lisbon and Oporto

After asking last month at Google Portugal when street view would become available, they finally unveiled the map feature for the two major cities in Portugal, Lisbon and Oporto. Now, time to start peeking and find those awkward situations, like the one below at Parque Eduardo VII (you’ll get the joke if you’re familiar with […]

Review: TMN HTC Magic (Android)

Since the iPhone was out, i secretly hoped that my mobile carrier in Portugal -TMN – would come to their senses and at least provide some decent alternative below 500€. Unexcited by the Crackberries or even the Nseries, when Google announced Android mobile OS in 2007 i thought the waiting was over. 2008 went by […]