links for 2006-12-21

Ego Food: Introducing Laszlo Valentino DiBona
Mazel Tov to Chris DiBona and his wife, and their new baby.
(tags: baby congratulations)

Techcrunch » Blog Archive » Google Acquires Euro Mapping Company
Google announced the acquisition of part of a business called Endoxon, an Internet mapping company located in Switzerland. This deal looks like it’s part technology and part team. The Google blog says Endoxon has developed “compelling technology that
(tags: google google_maps google_earth maps acquisition)

Peeve Farm > All that glitters is not good UI design
Brian Tiemann makes some great points about the failings of Google Earth’s control interface, and the serious usability problems inherent in them. If Google could let me move the controls to the low center of the viewport, it would triple the ease of use
(tags: google google_earth user_interface usability)

Original post by Nathan Weinberg and software by Elliott Back

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