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Wave Google Wave Goodbye

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I am a wave...

I wrote about Google Wave before and even asked people if they wanted invites. But yesterday, Google decided to stop its development. I’m not sure if I’d be sad or happy about it, I have mixed emotions.

Here’s the official statement from Google

We were equally jazzed about Google Wave internally, even though we weren’t quite sure how users would respond to this radically different kind of communication. The use cases we’ve seen show the power of this technology: sharing images and other media in real time; improving spell-checking by understanding not just an individual word, but also the context of each word; and enabling third-party developers to build new tools like consumer gadgets for travel, or robots to check code.

But despite these wins, and numerous loyal fans, Wave [...] Read more

Winnipeg Fringe Festival Starts Today

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The 23th annual Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival starts today until July 25. The Fringe is currently the 2nd largest North American festival of its kind.

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The street in front of our building is going to be packed for the next couple of days and we're looking forward for a fun-filled week!

Fête du Canada

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From us here at Canada’s Web Shop, advance Happy Canada Day!

(Photo source: I took the photo at Kingston, ON. A beautiful city located in Eastern Ontario.)

Quick Tip: Load Google Tasks (Todo List) To Your Firefox Sidebar

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Google Tasks has been available inside Gmail for many months now. But what if you wanted to only load that functionality? More so, you want it loaded on your Firefox sidebar? How do you do it? Well it’s easy. Here’s how:

1) Login to your Google Account (assuming you have a Gmail account)

2) Go here https://mail.google.com/tasks/ig?pli=1

3) Drag that google.com favicon (green check mark icon) to your bookmarks menu bar

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4) Once you have that right there, right-click on it and select “Properties”

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5) Tick the “Load this bookmark in the sidebar”, click “Save” and you’re done!

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6) Now whenever you are logged in to Google, you can load the Google Tasks on your Firefox sidebar by simply clicking on the bookmark

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Cool huh? Hope it helps someone.

Google Suggest is the New Vanity Search

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Google Suggest returns search queries based on other users' search activities and search term popularity. So, if your company name doesn’t show up on Google suggest auto-complete, it may mean that it isn’t a popular phrase online (or not yet).

Here are some of our clients with a good position on Google Suggest:

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Note that this doesn’t always work. Especially if your company name is common. You may want to try different phrases to work it out.

How Google Suggest work?
Google Suggest returns search queries based on other users' search activities. These searches are algorithmically determined based on a number of purely objective factors (including popularity of search terms) without human intervention.

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