April 27, 2017
Dan Morrill
About Dan Morrill
Dan Morrill runs Techwag, a site all about his views on social media, education, technology, and some of the more interesting things that happen on the internet. He works at CityU of Seattle as the Program Director for the Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Security educational programs.

Google Acquires Picnik

March 2, 2010 Dan Morrill

In great news for Seattle Startups, Picnik gets picked up by Google in some interesting M&A activity, because everyone is going to be thinking of Flickr and SmugMug being right in… […]

Do the Google Wave

October 2, 2009 Dan Morrill

My love hate relationship with Google just switched over to love today as I just got my Google Wave account invite today, and am going to spend the rest of the day playing around with this puppy to see if it will work for the school I work at. As we take a look at how to kill off the sterility that online education has become, thinking that Google wave might just fill in some… […]

Outages Plague Google

September 25, 2009 Dan Morrill

Every time Google has an outage the press immediately jumps on the idea that somehow cloud computing itself is to blame. This is a wrongheaded viewpoint, because it is not simply a cloud issue, it is a total systems issue, much like anything else that has to do with any computing, outages happen anywhere in the link chain. This isnt an issue with cloud computing, this is an issue with all computing. […]

Will the Next Media Company Be Google?

September 21, 2009 Dan Morrill

Think about this for a moment, Google mail, YouTube, Google book search, soon to come Google Wave, and a plethora of other stuff, the only thing that Google is missing is a distribution contract with RIAA and the MPAA. With Google Checkout that might be one way to get the lagging payment system by Google into higher gear. Kevin Kelleher over at GigaOm has an interesting… […]

Google, Bing and Hacking

June 9, 2009 Dan Morrill

Microsofts new search engine Bing carries with it all the Google hacking goodness that anyone could ever want. Google hacking just became Bing Hacking. All the major search engines can be used for Google hacking, and Bing is no exception to that rule. Running through some of the better known […]

The Google Hive Mind

September 29, 2008 Dan Morrill

Google has been phenomenally successful, and while we might laugh at it when we compare Google to the Borg, and talk about our Google brain, a new theory called the Google Hive Mind brings us one step closer to the Borg than anyone would care to admit. […]

Microsoft Search Server

November 7, 2007 Dan Morrill

Enterprise search is a big issue, not only do people squirrel stuff away on various computers, the problem of finding data across the enterprise can be very difficult, the more distributed the data, the more difficult to find. Data can reside anywhere, laptops, desktops, server systems, as well as just about anything else you can plug into a network. […]

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