• Posts Tagged ‘fail’

    Google’s New Map Data is REALLY Old

     • November 6, 2009 • 4 Comments

    Much has been made in the search industry recently about Google’s decision to ditch Tele Atlas and use its own map data for Google Maps. But did you know that Google’s map data is at least 10 years old in some places? Have a look at this Seattle map: The Kingdome? This Kingdome? That...

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    Cash for Clunkers = FAIL

     • November 5, 2009 • 2 Comments

    Interesting article on USA Today about the “cash for clunkers” program. What did people use the program for? To upgrade their pickup trucks and SUVs. FAIL. AP reports that for 8,200 deals — the most common — buyers traded in their old Ford 150 pickups for new Ford 150 pickups. Fuel economy for the...

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    Google FAIL

     • September 10, 2009 • 0 Comments

    Got an email today from Google telling me that I have to link my AdSense account with my Google Affiliate Network account. Okay, no big deal. The email tells me to get more information at the Google Help Center. So, I click the link and end up here: Thanks for nothing, G.

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    Bathroom = Usability Fail

     • February 25, 2009 • 4 Comments

    I’m no globe-trotting jet-setter, but I have stayed in plenty of hotel rooms in the past couple years. And I’ve never stayed in a room with as bad a bathroom as the Hyatt Hotel in Santa Clara, California. How bad was the bathroom? Let me count the ways: 1. Sink It’s bad enough that...

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