Archive for July, 2008

Marissa Mayer Interview: on Fox Business Network
Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Today Google’s VP Marissa Mayer appeared on the Fox Business Network. She talked about what’s next at search, privacy, working at Google (including 20% time), being a woman in tech, and how mobile is the next hot thing.
Check out the video below to see the interview:

Omnisio Video Site: Acquired by Google
Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Google has recently acquired a video annotation site Omnisio to have their current team join YouTube. Omnisio, is a nice service that allows users to mix together YouTube videos. Also, visitors of omnisio can also add comments over the videos in any specific time frames. This feature previously made Omnisio videos completely unwatchable, but now [...]

AdSense Charts: by Visual Adsense
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Visual Adsense is a brand new service that simply takes your Google AdSense Comma-Separated Values file as input and generates a chart like the above example. (Remember sharing your information with a third party has always a security issue, so apply some care and see if you trust them fully..)

Gmail Spam Filter: Protect your Important Contacts
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Google’s web based email system Gmail has an recently added a brand new filter function named “Never send it to Spam”. Ticking this option will make sure that certain types of email – with the special criteria you define, like by entering your friend’s name in the “From” field – will not be accidentally [...]

Copyright Infringement Violation: Caused Youtube $799 Million Lawsuit
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

It’s been some time since we last heard of a reputed media company banging on Google’s doors for some copyright infringement violations by Youtube – The online video sharing portal. For the last few months, YouTube’s seems to be running under the radar with most of its publicity hype centered on its quest to generate [...]

Google Maps Makeover: A New Design
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Back in May 2007, some people noticed a Google Maps redesign experiment that was only available to a randomly selected portion of users.
But the good news is, the results of the experiment were so successful that Google has decided to make the design live for everyone (or if you can’t see it yet, perhaps [...]

Google Search Customization: Explained
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Google has started to show “search customization” messages to inform it’s loyal searchers when their search results have been modified from “normal” due to a searcher’s geographic location, previous query or web surfing and search history. It’s an excellent move to help the Google searchers to see what exactly is going on “under the hood” [...]

Windows Live Search: with Picture Background
Monday, July 28th, 2008

Well If you think that Microsoft’s Live Search Cashback was a stupid program to promote it’s search engine, Microsoft might be on a trend of doing all sorts of unusual things to make Live Search Popular. Recently Microsoft did a complete redesign of the Live Search US portal.
Try to guess what the redesign is [...]

Cuil Search Engine: Cuil.com - The Next Google Killer?
Sunday, July 27th, 2008

If you thought that its weird for Google to talk about their size of its search index again from no where, today we actually know why.
Its possibly because of their new rival in the market Cuil.com who made an outrageous claim saying they have the biggest search
engine in the world.

This stealthy start-up search engine launched [...]

Chinese Search Engine: Sohu.com
Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Reuters has recently reported that chinese internet portal Sohu.com has just made an announcement that they have got $40.2 million in second quarter profit, up 600% over the same quarter in 2007. The news comes in the wake of results posted by another popular Chinese search engine Baidu, which previously saw a huge profit rise [...]