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BBC Integrates Google Maps To Show Berkshire Floods

Jul 26, 2007 | 2,005 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As floods take toll of lives in Berkshire, BBC integrates Google Maps into its news to alert readers of inundated areas etc, reports informs Google Latlong.


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Jessica Lee, Google Product Manager writes:

"The BBC has created an interactive flood map with information about the floods happening in Berkshire, UK. The map includes flood alert information, emergency center locations, photos submitted by local residents, user-generated YouTube videos, and audio clips by BBC Radio correspondents. This is a great example of citizen journalism plus professional journalism, all mashed up on a map."

Can You Forbid Google To Offer The "View as HTML" Link For Pdf

Jul 25, 2007 | 2,251 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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How to Forbid Google to offer the "View as HTML" link for pdf? is the question asked at webmaster world. On most occassions, Google search engine result pages show a "View as HTML" link just below where pdf documents' title is written but sometimes Google does index the "View as HTML" link. Some of the ebst suggestions were:

Save Your Google Data Before Its Too Late!

Jul 25, 2007 | 2,848 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Googlified has a helpful post on keeping a backup of Google data such as GMail details, saved images and chat records etc.

According to Adam Pash it is important that you save Google managed data as once you lose it you cannot retrieve them back.

"Automatically back up your Gmail account

Google Prepares To Combat Yahoo In Indian Mobile Search battle

Jul 25, 2007 | 2,928 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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google Google Prepares To Combat Yahoo In Indian Mobile Search battleA month ago, we reported that Yahoo! had tied up with Idea Cellular, an Indian mobile service provider to provide Yahoo's oneSearch service to Idea Users in India.

Now, Livemint reports that Google too is getting ready too as it currently busies itself with building solutions to merge “voice and data” in text messages dispatched from cellular phones, and is hoping to aggressively push these in India, among the fastest growing markets for cellular phone services in the world.

Download Google AJAX Search On Your iPhone

Jul 25, 2007 | 2,658 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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iphone Download Google AJAX Search On Your iPhoneFor the few who've got their hands on the hottest phone of the year – iPhone, Google AJAX search is available for download says the official AJAX Search API Blog.

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Easy to use, just point your iPhone towards http://www.google.com/uds/samples/iphone/isearch.html. However, as Google system informs this is just a demo for developers and not the final service but for more suggestions on how Google AJAX could better befit your iPhone, raise your voice at Google Developers forum.

Google Inc Turns Institutional Member At Band Of Angels

Jul 25, 2007 | 2,131 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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logo boa Google Inc Turns Institutional Member At Band Of AngelsBusiness Standard reports that Google Inc has joined as board member of Band of Angels (BoA), a set-up of Indian entrepreneurs who invest in growing venture companies. Band of Angels comprises of big names of Indian entrepreneurs such as Jerry Rao, Pramod Bhasin, Raman Roy and many more.

Webmaster Central's Future And Improvements

Jul 24, 2007 | 1,844 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Webmasters Google Go-to-guy Matt Cutts has a post in his blog which asks all suggestions on improving Webmaster Central. After all improvements were made based on suggestions given by webmasters.

Improvements include:

Google AJAX Search API Now Includes Image Results

Jul 24, 2007 | 2,709 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google AJAX Search API now has image search results reports the Google AJAX Search API blog.

The basic code is this:

var searchControl = new GSearchControl();

searchControl.addSearcher(new GimageSearch());

With Image Search you can expect:

  • High-performance access to image search results
  • Easy integration with our base search control
  • Ability to use raw search results in your mashups

Google Coughs Up $3.75 Million And Purchases 30% Stock Of Ventureast TeNet Fund II

Jul 24, 2007 | 2,257 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Next in line of Google Inc's long list of purchases is its acquisition of Ventureast TeNet Fund II for which the company (Singapore branch) coughed up a sum of $3.75 Million.

Yahoo Shortcuts A Sell – Out? Google Follows In A Similar Pattern

Jul 24, 2007 | 1,666 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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At the Internet Strategy Conference, while Yahoo's Chief marketing Officer, Cammie Dunaway was showing ways through which Yahoo! was working with advertisers, it suddenly hit Scott Hendison that perhaps Yahoo is selling out.