Archive for September, 2007

New Yahoo: Yahoo going Colourful
Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Yahoo recently added more colors in their endeavor to revive their shopping portal, Yahoo Shopping and Yahoo Maps. Shop By Color, and MapMixer – as they like to call, recently allowed the users to add more colors to their experiences. Although both following predecessors of the model, it’s a bold step to make the users [...]

Google Drive: Free file storage with Google
Saturday, September 29th, 2007

There are very vague assumptions, like a celebrity gossip only the celebrity being Google itself, that Google may open up a public service that allows the users an extra storage source keeping Gmail and Picassa aside. Searchengineland reports that Google, may be, are on the verge of introducing a new public service after a recent [...]

Youtube Videos: Banned?
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Video blogging mayhave seen its early years with massive user interactions and major players like Youtube has probably taken the whole concept to brand new heights. However there are strict restrictions imposed on Youtube in some coutries, and this interesting story caught my eyes in a recent blog entry.
Coutries like Brazil, Iran, Morocco, Thailand and [...]

Social Bookmarking: Netscape Social Bookmark nears its End
Monday, September 17th, 2007

There have been speculations that Netscape is closing down its social bookmarking experiment and replacing it with a more traditional news portal it launched a few days back. Although it has been announced that the current social bookmarking lot will be transferred to a new location, any details about where it might be transferred is [...]

Google Gateway: Google Drawing Bridge Across Pacific?
Monday, September 17th, 2007

A Communications Day news speculates in the Unity plan of Google drawing a bridge with a Gateway Submarine Cable across the Pacific. The news speculates that Google is creating this submarine cable which could mean affordable internet access to many and may have other carriers as partners for the project.
When questioned about this issue by [...]

Translate Web: Microsoft introduces Translation Services
Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Microsoft is following Yahoo’s footsteps as it launched a translation service called Windows Live Translator BETA, powered by Systran. However, Microsoft own inventory of translational data may override Systran’s source, and we can expect a stiff competition now that Yahoo has acquired one of the most popular translational service Babelfish.
This tool will help users translate [...]

Google Apps: CapGemini starts Recommending Google Apps
Saturday, September 15th, 2007

According to recent reports from Forbes and Techmeme, Paris based CapGemini is going to recommend Google Apps on enterprise desktops. CapGemini influences what type of softwares to be installed in more than 1 million comapny PCs.
Google Apps, as the CEO of Google Eric Schmidt likes to see it, is termed as a new revenue model [...]

Wiki: WikiRage – Keyword Tracking?
Friday, September 14th, 2007

There is a website called Wikirage which tracks the most edited articles in Wikipedia every day. This is a Wikipedia data miner and can reflect the current trends in popular subjects, the most popular topics usually having the highest number of edits. Looking at the webmaster’s point of view, Wikirage can help determine the current [...]

AdCenter: Improved Microsoft adCenter
Thursday, September 13th, 2007

As discussed by Jonathan Hochman in a Searchengineland column, Microsoft has decided to upgrade its adCenter user interface. The changes come the Keywords tab which now displays complete statistical data and provide convenient editable boxes so that the users can change their bid for certain keywords. The previous interface involved the statistics and editable interfaces [...]

Usage Data: More Important than technology?
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Chris Linnett, director of Openlist, discusses in a fascinating column about how important the usage metrics of a website can turn up to be. His excellent column reads out the possibilities – how the curve of the usage metrics data can help a webmaster to understand what the users want. He goes on to discuss [...]