Archive for April, 2008

Google Docs Updates: CSS Editing, Saved Searches and More
Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Google Docs received a couple of updates lately. For example, you can now create a custom views on your documents by saving your advanced searches, which will then be displayed in the folder pane under a “Saved searches” label. To save a search, click “Show search options” in Google Docs and perform a search; afterwards, [...]

VisualRank: by Google
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Some Google researchers at a web conference in Beijing announced they are currently working on some kind of PageRank specifically aimed at images indexed by Google. They have named it VisualRank. At first the technology was only applied to a smaller test set of images, because applying it to all images would make it too [...]

Artist Themes: for iGoogle
Monday, April 28th, 2008

Google in the US is currently promoting a new “artist themes” section for iGoogle via a special logo and text just below the search box. IGoogle is the name of Google’s personalized homepage, and now it allows skinning with special background graphics and so on, this directory offers works by top artists like Jeff Koons, [...]

Gmail Archive: 9 Reasons to Archive your Emails
Sunday, April 27th, 2008

The official Gmail Blog recently posted a report saying that many users don’t archive their email. So for those of you who don’t regularly click on the “archive” button or never even thought about it, here are some reasons you might want to get in the habit.
Archiving simply means moving emails out of your [...]

Mobile Advertisement: By Google
Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Google Mobile Ads team has recently announced that Google mobile image ads are now available in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and the UK, as well as the US. With this mobile ad type, publishers now have a new way to monetize mobile content while still providing the same [...]

Google Germany: Girl’s Day Logo
Friday, April 25th, 2008

April 24th is the is Girl’s Day (“Mädchen-Zukunftstag”) in Germany – and potentially other countries – and Google.de is showing a special logo with a pigtailed kid writing math formulas on a green board. Girl’s Day is actually intended to get more girls into jobs which are currently male dominated. Today is also Boy’s Day [...]

Google Finance: Redesign
Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Google’s Finance site, which was originally launched in 2006, has got a makeover. Pictured above are two older design of Google Finance as well as the new one. The current design has fluently resized its elements like market summary, tabbed top stories, and portfolios, but also partly breaks some of its tabbed content in browser [...]

Weird Google Domains: Registerd by Google
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Pingdom has compiled a list of domains which are mostly owned by Google. They mostly buys off domains in order to protect their trademark & products from the hands of typosquatters.
* Goolgel.com
* EssentialMommy.com
* GoogleBackups.com
* GoogleFamily.com
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Whois Domain Name:
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Great news! It looks like Google has added back the Whois info on their search result. Simply visit google and search for “Whois Domainname.com” and you will get the basic whois information of that domain directly in your Google search result page.
I tried searching for Whois seocompany.ca, and this is the result i got:

Google has [...]

Ebay Selling Skype:
Monday, April 21st, 2008

The popular auction site Ebay will consider selling off its Skype internet phone subsidiary at the end of 2008 if it fails to find ways to use the fast-growing service to support its core e-commerce business, according to the company’s chief executive.
The comments from John Donahoe, who took over at the end of last month, [...]