Today’s post is inspired by an unexpected interaction I had on Twitter the other day with a company called Cutting Board USA. Out of the blue I received an email notification telling us that @cutting_board was now following Vermont Design Works on Twitter. These notifications aren’t unusual, but I’m always a little suspicious when they come from […]
We hope everyone has a great, 3-day Memorial Day weekend and we’ll see you all back here on Tuesday. In the mean time, feel free to drop us a line in the comments below or on Twitter and let us know if you have any exciting plans for the holiday! If you don’t have plans […]
If you’re in the Burlington area and you’re thinking about checking out J. Crew, I’d caution you against using Google Maps as your guide to the store location. It seems that the most used mapping service on the planet has decided that J. Crew shares a location with the city of Burlington’s sewage treatment facility. I said *decided* because outside of the map label/marker, I can find no reason why Google has selected this location as home for the clothing retailer on its maps. Makes you wonder what you’re getting yourself in to the next time you stop and as the big G for directions…
At first glance, last month’s announcement of Google’s Project Glass may have seemed like another Google April Fools prank, but it quickly became clear that this was a serious endeavor by the king of web search. (If you haven’t seen the Windows parody, do so now). Of course, the idea of bringing your computer monitor and smartphone to mini-screens on the inside of […]
The discovery of a suspicious “wiry” package at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in St. Albans led to the evacuation of more than 800 employees on Thursday before a hazmat team and bomb squad were brought in, fully equipped with a bomb-detecting robot that would prove to be the hero of the day. Without concern for its own safety, Vermont’s very own bomb robot neutralized the biggest threat known to mankind – a musical greet card – before emerging victoriously, holding the defused device high above its head. USA! USA! USA!
With a recent survey showing 83% of web users ranking Google as their go to search engine, and only 3% choosing Bing, what does the fact that they’re each running ads on the other say about them both? Is the fact that Microsoft AdCenter advertises on Google Adwords pathetic, just smart business, or a little bit of both? And why does Google feel the need to advertise its services on the weaker search engine?
Formerly the Google Local Business Center, Google Places officially announced their launch on April 20, 2010 and complaints about reviews going missing were common within months. The issues persisted through 2011 and here we are well in to 2012 with the same problems and Google is now saying that *lately* there have been questions in the forums about missing reviews. Nice.
Were you one of the lucky few (like myself) who caught the “DockDogs Big Air” event at the Champlain Valley Fair back in 2010? If not, these archived articles from WCAX and the Williston Observer will provide a little background. DockDogs is essentially a competition for high/long flying dogs to show off their amazing talents […]