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As Yahoo! As Google Also Losing Employees!

Jun 29, 2007 | 2,490 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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After many senior Google engineers like Vanessa Fox left for Zillow, a Real estate-based search engine, Bret Taylor and Jim Norris left their mothership to join Benchmark capital, a Venture Capital firm as "Entrepreneurs in Residence".

Apparent enough, it wasn't going to be too long before a major newspaper like Wall Street Journal would report about this sudden departure of Googlers, as they have in the article called Start-Ups Make Inroads With Google's Work Force.

Google Launches APIs For Custom Search Engine!

Jun 28, 2007 | 1,923 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In a recent blog posted on the Goggle Custom Search Engine site, there is the announcement of the launch of the APIs for Google Custom Search Engines.

Now API will be used to create and control Custom Search Engines (CSEs). Until now, a CSE was created with the help of wizard or by writing an XML file and then uploading it to Google. For making any sort of changes, one had to use the control panel or upload the new XML specification. There were some limitations with this process like

Google Vs Microsoft: Federal Judge Asks Google to Wait

Jun 27, 2007 | 1,994 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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image2thumbnail1 Google Vs Microsoft: Federal Judge Asks Google to WaitMicrosoft Corporation's antitrust settlement case took a new turn on Tuesday, when the federal judge, colleen Kollar-Kotelly supervising the case, asked the government lawyers to come up with a way to handle Google's concerns over Microsoft's Vista operating system, reports Reuters in an article called "U.S. judge tells Google to work through Justice.

New Google News Image Version!

Jun 27, 2007 | 1,608 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has made some interesting changes in its Google News section. It is now available in an attractive new image version and has a fresher feel compared to the old text oriented pages. The 'image version' link on the left side of the Google News page takes you to the new 'image version'. Along with news articles, there are relevant news images carrying small subtitles. If one places the cursor on the image, it immediately places the related news article on the right side to the top position. By clicking on that one can read the news report.

Google Calls On Judge To Extend Microsoft's Four-Year Antitrust Scrutiny!

Jun 26, 2007 | 1,716 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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image2.thumbnail Google Calls On Judge To Extend Microsofts Four Year Antitrust Scrutiny!In the battle of the Web giants, Google, following last week's complaint that Windows Vista's's desktop search “functionality puts competitors at a disadvantage” (which was put to rest) “called on a judge to extend part of the US government’s four-year antitrust scrutiny of Microsoft” reports the Financial Times.

Google Launches Single Word Translation Application!

Jun 26, 2007 | 1,772 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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translate beta res Google Launches Single Word Translation Application!The official Google blog announces the new single word translation application through which we can get translations for just one single word. Besides, it also gives phrases and many possible meanings that the word might have.

Stringent German Laws Might Shut Down German Gmail!

Jun 25, 2007 | 2,330 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Heise online reports that Google threatens to shutdown German Gmail should the Federal Government's legislative initiative continue with its high standings on monitoring of telecommunications and Internet traffic.

Google Maps Launches Phone Verification!

Jun 25, 2007 | 1,952 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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google maps logo Google Maps Launches Phone Verification!Google Maps Help group adds phone verification and a Lobal Business center to its features.

All business domains everywhere except for the ones in China and Japan can now “verify their listings via phone. Verification through SMS is available for all countries except the US, China, and Japan. The Maps and Local Business Center team hope that this will help to speed the process of getting your listing up onto Google Maps.”

Google Buying GrandCentral?

Jun 25, 2007 | 1,658 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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grandcentrallogo Google Buying GrandCentral?Google is in talks to complete the purchase of Grand Central, a telephone management startup, whose claim is “one phone number for all your phones, for life,” for a still unknown sum, reports the reliable Tech Crunch.

Not the 'typical' phone service company, with Grand Central's services you can:

  1. “Check your messages by phone, email, or online
  2. Keep all your messages online for eternity

Architects of Google Maps leave Google!

Jun 22, 2007 | 5,938 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The hottest news currently is of Bret Taylor and Jim Norris, two high-level Google engineers who quit the #1 search engine to join Benchmark capital, a Venture Capital firm as "Entrepreneurs in Residence", reports Venture Beat.