April 24, 2008  8:33 AM

Video: Sergey Brin speaks about search, Google, and life at UC Berkeley



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, advertising, business, entrepeneurship, forum, Google, information, Internet, learning, search, search engine, SEM, video, YouTube

Google's distributed search model is at the foundation of the Internet giant's current dominance in search. In the video below, one of Google's founders, Sergey Brin, speaks at length about his company. You'll need to...


April 18, 2008  11:54 AM

Video: ICANN Halts Domain Tasting



Posted by: GuyPardon
Google, ICANN, Internet, video, YouTube

In this video, Brad Fallon of FreeInlineReport.com reports on ICANN's decision to remove the five trial period of owning a domain name. Brad notes that the decision followed Google's move to block AdSense from websites less than five days...


April 17, 2008  10:00 AM

Video: Van Jacobsen describes a new way to look at networking that focuses on a data-centric perspective



Posted by: GuyPardon
Google, history, innovation, Internet, invention, learning, Networking, video, YouTube

Van Jacobsen knows networking. After all, he is is one of the primary contributors to TCP/IP, the protocol that...


April 16, 2008  9:58 AM

Video: Matt Cutts debunks 5 SEO myths



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, business, community, Development, entrepeneurship, fundamentals, Google, howto, Internet, IT marketing, resource, search, search engine, SEM, SEO, video, YouTube

Google's Matt Cutts has long since become the blogosphere's "go to guy" for information on SEO and webmaster guidelines. WhatIs.com's Word of the Day today,...


April 1, 2008  8:09 AM

Video: Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin invite you join Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars.



Posted by: GuyPardon
event, exploration, fun, geek, Google, humor, space, video, YouTube

Now is your chance to join Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/PmSdy_9blB4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Check out


March 31, 2008  11:58 PM

Happy April Fools’ Day 2008: A roundup of the Web’s best jokes, hoaxes and lies



Posted by: GuyPardon
commentary, community, creativity, culture, event, fun, geek, Google, history, humor, interesting, Internet, media, Rails, resource, Web 2.0

In 2008, April Fools' Day Jokes are everywhere. Here's a roundup list of some of the best/worst of the lot. Gday, MATE, from Google Australia. Future...

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March 13, 2008  10:08 AM

Video: New Features in the Next C++ Standard



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, courses, Development, downloads, free, fundamentals, Google, information, languages, learning, programming, software development, Technology, useful

This Google Tech Talk addresses each of the new features in the upcoming standard for C++. You can read more about them in depth at the Wikipedia entry for the new standard,


June 20, 2007  12:11 PM

Cloud computing: The “next big thing?”



Posted by: GuyPardon
Amazon, Apple, buzzword, cloud computing, data, Dell, Google, SaaS, software, the cloud, utility computing, Web applications

In this line of work, I can't help but encounter an awful lot of IT buzzwords. I even write a newsletter dedicated to picking the latest and greatest of 'em. Thankfully, one of the guiding principles of WhatIs.com has always been to decode the tech jargon and spin and explain what something is, who...


June 11, 2007  12:38 PM

Google search field hacks



Posted by: GuyPardon
cheatsheet, cool, ebooks, education, free, Google, hacks, howto, Internet, listings, search, search engine, tool, useful

I'll admit it: I'm a frequent Googler. I Google from the office, when I need to research new terms for WhatIs. I Google from home, when I need information about events, people, tide charts or news. These days, I'm Googling from the car and train as well, enabled by the handheld attached to my belt...


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