Todays Tech

Some newsworthy tech stories making the rounds.

Introducing Robots-Nocontent for Page Sections Yahoo introduces a tag for robots.txt, robots-nocontent tag will allow you to mark parts of your page as non indexable, such as your navigation menu, to give you more control over stuff that may not really be related to a certain page. Not supported by the other search engines, at least not yet.

Yahoo Supports New Robots-Nocontent Tag To Block Indexing Within A Page For over a decade, search engines have supported standards allowing you to prevent pages from being spidered or included within a search index. Today, Yahoo now supports a new twist — a way to flag that part of your page shouldn’t be included in an index. It’s called the robots-nocontent tag.

Yahoo! Messenger, hold the download Yahoo introduces the no download version of Yahoo! Messenger, it is web based, try it here.

Yahoo Launches Browser Version of Messenger Michael Arrington says it is built on flash 9, at launch, tonight, it will only have basic functionality and VOIP may be added later.

Disney’s Vista Gadget Points To Future Of Marketing Widgets Disney is introducing a neat little Vista Gadget, “The Disney gadget is aimed at an emerging Chinese middle class that does not have the history with the Disney brand that Americans do, said Edward Kummer, a Disney executive in charge of online promotions of the company’s parks and resorts. The gadget is constantly being updated via RSS feeds with news about the theme park and also includes long-format video, itinerary planning tools and other interactive content. “This is effectively having a Disney application on the PC,” Bach said.

There are people who don’t use feed readers? Google adds the ability to Google Reader to allow you to share great content from your feeds with anyone.