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Google Konami Code for Desktop Voice Search Unlocks Unlimited Free Searches

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Google has harnessed its sense of humor again with its own Konami Code for desktop voice search that unlocks a prize: free unlimited Google searches! To try it out, activate voice search, and then say: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right. Google has harnessed its sense of humor again with its own Konami Code for desktop voice search that unlocks a prize: free unlimited Google searches! To try it out, activate voice search, and then say: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right. 0 Comments

Google 'Let’s Go Caroling' Easter Egg Turns Your Smartphone Into a Holiday Karaoke Machine

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Google has created a festive Easter egg for smartphone users. On your mobile browser, simply do a Google search for [let’s go caroling] and a menu will pop up allowing you to select from "Jingle Bells", "Deck the Halls", and other holiday favorites. Google has created a festive Easter egg for smartphone users. On your mobile browser, simply do a Google search for [let’s go caroling] and a menu will pop up allowing you to select from "Jingle Bells", "Deck the Halls", and other holiday favorites. 0 Comments

Google in 1998: New Easter Egg Takes You Back in Time

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To celebrate its 15th birthday, Google decided to share a neat Easter egg showing how Google used to look in 1998. To see it for yourself, simply search for "google in 1998" (without the quotes). Sadly, you can't do an actual search on 1998 Google. To celebrate its 15th birthday, Google decided to share a neat Easter egg showing how Google used to look in 1998. To see it for yourself, simply search for "google in 1998" (without the quotes). Sadly, you can't do an actual search on 1998 Google. 0 Comments

Play 'Missile Command' Game on YouTube

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In case you missed it, as part of Geek Week, YouTube added a fun Easter egg that lets you play the classic "Missile Command" Atari video game. To trigger it, play any video, click on white space, type in "1980", and your game will load. In case you missed it, as part of Geek Week, YouTube added a fun Easter egg that lets you play the classic "Missile Command" Atari video game. To trigger it, play any video, click on white space, type in "1980", and your game will load. 0 Comments

Enable Tape Mode: Watch YouTube Become a Really Bad VCR Player

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Ever been watching a HD YouTube video and wondered what it would look like in crappy VHS quality? Me neither. But someone at YouTube did, and now we have a new YouTube Easter egg. Enable tape mode has been added to honor the first VCR's birthday. Ever been watching a HD YouTube video and wondered what it would look like in crappy VHS quality? Me neither. But someone at YouTube did, and now we have a new YouTube Easter egg. Enable tape mode has been added to honor the first VCR's birthday. 0 Comments

Weekly Rundown: Google & Spam, Search Malware, GM Back to Facebook & More

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Google's Matt Cutts and former ex-Googlers talk spam, rankings, and SEO tips. Google has safer results than Bing, Yandex, and Blekko. GM likes Facebook ads again. Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips from the past week. Google's Matt Cutts and former ex-Googlers talk spam, rankings, and SEO tips. Google has safer results than Bing, Yandex, and Blekko. GM likes Facebook ads again. Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips from the past week. 0 Comments

Watch YouTube Do the Harlem Shake in New Easter Egg

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By this point, pretty much everyone has done The Harlem Shake or been subjected to a rendition. Now YouTube, the site responsible for hosting the videos of the viral dance clips, does the Harlem Shake. No, not the employees, the website itself. By this point, pretty much everyone has done The Harlem Shake or been subjected to a rendition. Now YouTube, the site responsible for hosting the videos of the viral dance clips, does the Harlem Shake. No, not the employees, the website itself. 0 Comments

Google Goes Batty with Horror Movie Easter Egg

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Type in almost any horror movie title and you will see bats hanging from Google's Knowledge Graph 'card' results. Almost any, because the SEW team tried a bunch of different results and not every known horror film triggered results. Type in almost any horror movie title and you will see bats hanging from Google's Knowledge Graph 'card' results. Almost any, because the SEW team tried a bunch of different results and not every known horror film triggered results. 0 Comments

How Buzzman Rewrote the Rules of Fiction to Create Relevant Video Content

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Buzzman, an interactive agency from Paris, talked candidly with Search Engine Watch about the secrets of their success in promoting Tipp-Ex, a brand of correction fluid on YouTube. Apply these principles to your video content development! Buzzman, an interactive agency from Paris, talked candidly with Search Engine Watch about the secrets of their success in promoting Tipp-Ex, a brand of correction fluid on YouTube. Apply these principles to your video content development! 0 Comments

Google Easter Egg: Search “Conway’s Game of Life”

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A new Easter egg has been discovered on Google. Users who search for “Conway’s Game of Life” (minus the quotes) will see a cellular automata “game” invented by mathematician John Conway. But you’re limited to being a spectator on this one. A new Easter egg has been discovered on Google. Users who search for “Conway’s Game of Life” (minus the quotes) will see a cellular automata “game” invented by mathematician John Conway. But you’re limited to being a spectator on this one. 0 Comments

Google Search "Lionel Richie" for New Knowledge Graph Easter Egg

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Google has a new Easter Egg, this time for searches on musician Lionel Richie. Google's latest surprise in the search results showcases one of the new features of their Knowledge Graph, says "hello" and asks searchers if they're looking for Richie. Google has a new Easter Egg, this time for searches on musician Lionel Richie. Google's latest surprise in the search results showcases one of the new features of their Knowledge Graph, says "hello" and asks searchers if they're looking for Richie. 0 Comments

Bing Offers 5 Tips for Google Penguin & Panda Victims

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Bing Senior Product Manager Duane Forrester posted five tips for webmasters to help diversify their traffic sources and avoid major losses during algorithm changes, using a poem about Google’s Penguin and Panda updates to illustrate his point. Bing Senior Product Manager Duane Forrester posted five tips for webmasters to help diversify their traffic sources and avoid major losses during algorithm changes, using a poem about Google’s Penguin and Panda updates to illustrate his point. 0 Comments

"Zerg Rush" Google Easter Egg: Play a Starcraft-Inspired Game

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Google’s latest Easter egg turns your search results into a shootout against red and yellow zeroes, plunking down and around the page to devour the user’s search results. Your job is to protect your search results and sidebar from these mini zergs. Google’s latest Easter egg turns your search results into a shootout against red and yellow zeroes, plunking down and around the page to devour the user’s search results. Your job is to protect your search results and sidebar from these mini zergs. 0 Comments

Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal Google Easter Eggs

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A trio of new Google Easter eggs display the number of results in the number system of the query. Search the terms "binary", "octal", or "hexidecimal" to see a few fun tricks in the search results from the crew at Mountain View. A trio of new Google Easter eggs display the number of results in the number system of the query. Search the terms "binary", "octal", or "hexidecimal" to see a few fun tricks in the search results from the crew at Mountain View. 0 Comments

Funny Flirting with Siri; The Apple of My iPhone

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This week, SEW has mostly been playing with Siri. So much so we tried to 'score a date' with the robotic personal assistant and made into a comic. Here are all the easter eggs SEW found simply by asking Siri weird questions. This week, SEW has mostly been playing with Siri. So much so we tried to 'score a date' with the robotic personal assistant and made into a comic. Here are all the easter eggs SEW found simply by asking Siri weird questions. 0 Comments

Microsoft CEO: We've Got Siri Beat, Bing vs Google = Draw

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How do you really feel, Steve? Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was as candid as ever at the Web 2.0 Summit as he spoke out on Google Search vs. Bing, where Microsoft excels in the cloud, Apple’s Siri, the failed 2008 Yahoo acquisition, and more. How do you really feel, Steve? Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was as candid as ever at the Web 2.0 Summit as he spoke out on Google Search vs. Bing, where Microsoft excels in the cloud, Apple’s Siri, the failed 2008 Yahoo acquisition, and more. 0 Comments

Jim Henson Muppets Google Doodle Lets You Become the Puppeteer

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Google and The Jim Henson Company have collaborated to honor the 75th birthday of the late Jim Henson. An interactive Google Doodle on Google’s home page today features six original characters that you can control with your mouse and keyboard. Google and The Jim Henson Company have collaborated to honor the 75th birthday of the late Jim Henson. An interactive Google Doodle on Google’s home page today features six original characters that you can control with your mouse and keyboard. 0 Comments

Bing Pwns Google with New Search Results: You’re Evil Whiners

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A couple of fun search results appeared on Bing for a brief period Friday to fuel the fire between Microsoft’s search engine and their nemesis, Google. Here’s what Bing users found searching for “more evil than satan himself” and “hiybbprqag.” A couple of fun search results appeared on Bing for a brief period Friday to fuel the fire between Microsoft’s search engine and their nemesis, Google. Here’s what Bing users found searching for “more evil than satan himself” and “hiybbprqag.” 0 Comments