Chile Stories August 24, 2014

Napa area 6.0 earthquake shown on Google Alerts, now with Twitter feed

A magnitude 6.0 Earthquake has struck North of San Francisco Bay Area near Napa. We hope everyone is ok.

What’s interesting here is that Google’s alert center now includes tweets. It appears that Google is giving up on its own social network to provide near-real-time information and instead relying on Twitter. There’s also a new Google news widget below the tweet feed.

Posted 20 minutes ago – U.S. Geological Survey

An earthquake with magnitude 6.0 occurred near American Canyon, CA at 10:20:44.10 UTC on Aug 24, 2014. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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Chile Stories June 23, 2014

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Google’s latest doodle focuses on the event that has sports fans everywhere on the edge of their seat on a daily basis. The doodle depicts a group of employes sitting around a TV watching the ongoing World Cup. The employes spell out ‘Google’ in the classic colors. When the boss walks by, the employes quickly switch back to a business presentation.

If you click on the doodle, you’ll be redirected to a Google search for the Chile vs Netherlands match that took place today. (Spoiler: It didn’t end in a tie).

You can check out the doodle for yourself on Google’s website. According to NBC News, the World Cup in 2010 cost the U.S. economy $121.7 million due to people watching the matches during work. So let’s face it, you’re probably doing exactly what the doodle suggests.

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