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Google's Latest: Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR)

May 25, 2007 | 1,729 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Following last week's report, Google's Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) is now a reality. Meaning, If you type "Good Morning" in the Original Text box you can convert it into the language of your choice.

Languages supported for Cross-language search and translation are:

English to/from Arabic

English to/from Chinese (Simplified)

English to/from Chinese (Traditional)

English to/from French

English to/from German

Google Calendar For Your Mobile!

May 25, 2007 | 1,333 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google introduces Google Calendar, their latest addition for mobile phones. The purpose is "to keep track of all the events in your life, coordinate schedules with friends and family, and find new things to do — all with one online calendar".

Features include:

With Google Calendar, you can see your friends' and family's schedules right next to your own; quickly add events mentioned in Gmail conversations or saved in other calendar applications; and add other interesting events that you find online.

Google AdSense Experiments With Streaming Videos!

May 24, 2007 | 1,744 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Mashable Google AdSense is experimenting streaming videos in their online content. Publishers control which and when ads are played while also having the option to select specific ads for specific videos.

With the new application, AdSense publishers have “more control to further monetize their videos and offer something other than pre- or post-roll ads, or inline ads, which are often difficult to obtain without going through a video hosting service that has already set up relationships with ad distribution networks.”

Google Search On Dell Computers: Quality Below Average!

May 24, 2007 | 3,204 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Following Google Inc and Dell's agreement to make Google the default search engine on Dell Computers, users are noticing that instead of editorial listings, search engine users on Dell Computers are transferred to Google SERPs full of ads.

Google Inc Snaps Up Feedburner For $100 Mn!

May 24, 2007 | 1,986 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Since our report , guesstimate is now reality with Tech Crunch confirming Google's acquisition of Feedburner's for $100 million. Google already the biggest name in Search, with Feedburner, gains access to more Publishers. Feedburner has RSS Feed monetisation which will only make Google richer.

Surviving Vertical Search Engines At Google Universal Search

May 23, 2007 | 1,406 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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At Pandia, an article says now that Google has integrated all its services into Universal search, “If people perceive that search results are getting less relevant, this may undermine their trust in Google”.

Some of the major points of the article include:

SISTRIX Uncovers Good Google Rank!

May 23, 2007 | 1,861 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Lee Odden at TopRankBlog has an update on a research done on 10, 000 random keywords by German company SISTRIX. After which, the top Hundred Google SERPs were scrutinized to find out which features determined rankings.

Important points to remember include:

- Keywords in the title tag

- Targeted keywords in the body tag

Google Zeitgeist, More Than Breaking News!

May 23, 2007 | 1,522 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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While Google search Engine users were busy typing away looking for results on real-time events, the official Google PressCenter declared the week's Top 10 Gainers (May 13 – 18).

However, the Top 10 included:

1. jerry falwell

2. halo 3 beta

3. melinda doolittle

4. kim kardashian

5. preakness

6. shrek the third

7. taylor swift

Google Hot Trends, Latest Feature On Google Trends!

May 23, 2007 | 1,781 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Hot Trends is the latest feature on Google Trends. Hot Trends presents a list of “current top 100 fastest-rising Google search queries in the U.S”. Also, users can select specific dates to know the rankings of the particular day.

Google Recommends Radio Proposal to F.C.C.

May 23, 2007 | 1,256 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In a NY Times article, Google recommends to the F. C. C. to let companies “allocate radio spectrum using the same kind of real-time auction that the search engine company now uses to sell advertisements.”

Though Google said they have no intentions of bidding in the war for broadcast, it cannot be denied that with they have “become an active participant in the debate over the control of access to broadband digital networks because it wants to create more competition among digital network providers like cable companies and Internet service providers.”