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Gordian Project Launches New Website Remodelr.com

Posted on September 29, 2011 by Josh Mc

Yesterday we ushered in a new member of the Gordian Project family, Remodelr.com. Remodelr.com is a new company that takes a step forward in the home improvement vertical by creating a unique shopping experience that helps the user find the perfect set of products for their project. Based on the same concept of an eCommerce store, Remodelr.com includes new ideas such as an innovative refinement structure which makes it easy to find the right product and a design center that has one click kitchen and bathroom packages from top designers. All of this combines to create a shopping experience that redefines the home improvement store.

Remodelr.com screenshot


To celebrate the launch of Remodelr the whole office gathered for a birthday cake to celebrate launch day. Check out the photos below and browse over to Remodelr.com when you are working through your next remodel.

Remodelr cake

Remodelr crew

Click here for the full press release.


Vanessa’s Variety for the Week of July 18, 2010

Posted on July 19, 2010 by Vanessa
  • Looking to become a daily destination deal website?  Tech Crunch provides A Primer On Groupon-Like Startups for those that are new to the space.  This isn’t easy to do and if you are looking to set up a deal website check out Dealo.com, a new Gordian Project venture.

  • CBS’ Money Watch didn’t have good news to report to retailers this week.  The article starts out with the following quote: "The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that retail sales fell 0.5 percent in the month of June, after falling a smaller than initially reported 1.1 percent the previous month. Are U.S. consumers throwing in the towel?"
    –Nelson Wang

  • Business Insider doesn’t have a more optimistic report than that of the above mentioned Money Watch as they detail “Rosenberg: Still Not Convinced? Here's 13 MORE Signs The Recovery Has Hit The Skids”

  • Google acquires Metaweb to help enhance search, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Mashable reports on and shows the trailer for the upcoming Facebook inspired movie, “The Social Network”.  Check out the trailer below:

 

 


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The YouTube Movie Editor Allows Editing in the Cloud

Posted on June 21, 2010 by Josh Mc

The idea of being able to edit your online video without any software, simply an internet connection and a browser, is something that YouTube has been toying with for a while. They used to offer video remixes, which would let you do some simple editing and set it to music, but now they have created a full, completely online editing application. While it is not robust, it will allow you to put clips together, trim videos you have uploaded and even add music from their hundreds of available songs. Once you have created your video you can save it to your YouTube account all completely online and free of charge.  Check out more information on this service below, and let us know what you think.

 

 

Vanessa’s Variety for the Week of June 18, 2010

Posted on June 18, 2010 by Vanessa

Hooray Lakers!!!!!!!!!

 

Okay now that I got that off my chest let’s check out some interesting posts from throughout the week.

 


 


Kohler is arguably one of the most innovative brands in the home improvement industry. The new Karbon Kitchen faucet has completely transformed the kitchen and more specifically revolutionized the faucet. Meanwhile Kohler seems to effortlessly create bathroom fixtures that are not only sleek but save water, like the Escale toilet.

The Expanding World of Online Video May 2010

Posted on June 4, 2010 by Josh Mc

Every month we look at the changes, updates and effects video is having on the online community, the big changes this month have been thanks to Google and their new site redesign. Now, while I expressed my opinion on Google’s New Layout there is one tweak that is nice, the video button is a lot more noticeable then it previously was, as seen below:

Comparison of Google Search Result Page

 

    • YouTube has turned five! Hard to believe the website has only been around for five years, I cannot wait to see what the next five years will bring. Watch the below video for a recap of some of the best videos as well as a timeline on their progress:

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Cutts Video on Google May Day Update

Posted on June 2, 2010 by Zach

For those interested in more information about the latest Google algorithm update, Matt Cutts has release a video via the Google Webmaster Help videos about the recent changes. He confirms that the changes are algorithmic, deliberate, non permanent and having nothing to do with Caffeine (their latest search architecture roll out) but that it basically tweaks their algorithm and specifically effects long tail searches. He goes on to say that the update was fully vetted and that they think it is a "quality win". In conjunction with Matt's comments there have certainly been some interesting discussions about this on different forums and blogs especially about people loosing a lot of long tail traffic so we are interested to see if that continues to be the case or if over time things settle down a little.

They have also released some other interesting Google Webmaster Help videos within the last week that you may also want to check out.


 


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Google Wave is Now Open To All Users

Posted on May 19, 2010 by Josh Mc

Today at Google’s I/O Conference Google announced that they are making Google Wave (which before today was invite only) open to everyone at wave.google.com.
 
Google wave is a tool to increase productivity by turning traditional email into a sort of email chat hybrid that allows much faster and easier communication and collaboration. Watch the video below for more information.



Trevor posted about this software when it was highly buzzed about at its beta launch earlier this year, but the buzz has dropped off since. However, Google has added many new features such as undo and email notification options and is encouraging those that have tried during the beta to give it another go now.
 
So head over to wave.google.com to try it yourself and let us know what you think about it in the comments.

 


 

Vanessa’s Variety for the Week of May 14th, 2010

Posted on May 14, 2010 by Vanessa
  • I haven’t tried but apparently Facebook doesn’t make it very easy to delete your account. Read Write Web just released an article about the recent uptick in searches for deleting Facebook accounts, which seems counter intuitive in relation to Facebook’s current popularity, but many seem to be turning to Google to find out how to do so. Since this story was written, I captured my own screenshot and it appears to be an even greater climbing search since then. You can see this reflected by Google’s search suggestion set below:

  • Google search suggestions how do I

  • Josh isn’t the only one disappointed with Google’s new search layout according to a recent post by Virginia of Bruce Clay’s blog.  In her post she notes that “thousands of people have downloaded the Hide Google Options plugin for Firefox and Chrome”.

  • Mashable releases exclusive information on Twitter’s new Business Center.  According to Mashable and their sources at Twitter the new business features will add a variety of features like the ability to receive direct messages from non-followers and the ability to verify business accounts.

  • I thought this TechCrunch article was really interesting - “Digg’s Biggest Problem Is Its Users And Their Constant Opinions On Things”.  TechCrunch points out that Digg’s history of making changes according to user uproars and complaints has actually hurt the company.  They compare this to Facebook’s strategy of “you may go pound sand” and point out that Facebook has reaped the benefits of this approach.  Interesting read.

  • I’ve worked in the “Nerdery” (a room full of nerds) and had to adapt to feeling out of place.  One thing I learned about nerds is that they speak in acronyms, and if you don’t catch on quickly you can find yourself really behind in any given conversation.  Linda Bustos decided to help those of you new to this type of situation by publishing “99 Ecommerce Acronyms”.

 

 


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Explore the Earth in 3D on Google Maps

Posted on May 12, 2010 by Vanessa

Niagara Falls in Google Earth view

Now exploring the world on Google Maps is even more engaging with the utilization of Earth View in Google maps.  Earth view can bring maps to life with 3D imagery.  In Google maps click the Earth button, if you don’t already have it installed you’ll be prompted to install the Google Earth Plugin.  The video below describes the new 3D features.  Some of the more interesting features are the ability to tilt your view with the click of a mouse and then share that particular view using the link provided (which is how I was able to get the screen shot above of Niagara Falls).



 


Kohler is arguably one of the most innovative brands in the home improvement industry. The new Karbon faucet has completely transformed the kitchen and more specifically revolutionized the kitchen faucet. Meanwhile Kohler seems to effortlessly create bathroom fixtures that are not only sleek but save water, like the Escale toilet.

Vanessa’s Variety for the Week of May 7, 2010

Posted on May 7, 2010 by Vanessa

@heatherlloyd If you're gonna steal my post, at least change the f'n pic http://is.gd/bXQu7 vs http://is.gd/bXQp5

The topic is a good one, and the post is worth reading, but how lovely it is that venues like Twitter let those with the cajones to do so, speak their mind!



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