Finding Brothels With Google Maps

Internet Week > Google Maps finds whorehouses > Quickie Google Search Lays Out “Brothels” > May 12, 2005
What do the University of Oregon’s history department in Eugene, Ore.; the Happy Ending bar in Manhattan; and the Abstinence Clearinghouse in Sioux Falls, S.D. have in common?

According to Google Maps, the for-free location and driving instructions service that the San Francisco-based search giant operates, all are identified as houses of ill repute.

Better try this one out while it lasts as I smell a googleprank here.

Slashdot | Google Acquires Dodgeball

Slashdot | Google Acquires Dodgeball, a service that uses mobile phones to help people meet up with friends who are in the same location, said on its website on Wednesday that it has been bought by Web search leader Google Inc. Also available on the official site is a Q&A about the deal.” From the article: “As a two-person team, Alex and I have taken dodgeball about a far as we can alone. Since we finished grad school, we’ve been trying to figure out how to grow dodgeball and make it a better service along the way. We talked to a lot of different angel investors and venture capitalists, but no one really ‘got’ what we were doing – that is until we met Google. RSS Feeds

Library Stuff
A big “Hip Hip Hooray” and a tip of the ol’ Mets hat to Marylaine Block who mentioned the First Gov – U.S. Government RSS Library in her Neat New newsletter today. Finally, a directory of government RSS feeds. I hope they keep it current and update it regularly. In fact, an RSS feed for new feeds (how meta) would be nice…

Hmm, I may have menitoned this already.