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An Interview With Google's CEO Eric Schmidt

Mar 20, 2007 | 1,988 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt gave a great interview to a couple of Stanford business school students, Matt and Julio. Eric talks about the future of Google and the survival tips in the times of competition.

Eric joined Google as Chairman and CEO in 2001 and runs the company in a unique triumvirate along with co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The three of them were recently ranked the #1 most important person on the web by PC World. Prior to joining Google, Eric was the CEO of Novell and CTO of Sun Microsystems. 

Now Rank Better In Google Blog Search

Mar 20, 2007 | 3,632 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Operating System informs that Google Blog search ranks the search results by relevancy. The sort by date is also available. However, it is interesting to note the way Google ranks blog posts. 

Positive signals

  • links from blogrolls (especially from high-quality blogrolls or blogrolls of "trusted bloggers")
  • links from other sources (mail, chats)
  • using tags to categorize a post

Google Changes Color With The Weather

Mar 20, 2007 | 1,914 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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According to a news report on The Sydney Morning Herald, Google is about to offer 'a new option that places its Internet search box in panoramic settings that change with the time of day and the weather.' 

The report further informs:
Google's new package of decorations, also known as "skins", are designed to make the home page feel even more homey, said Marissa Mayer, the company's vice president of search products and user experience.

Google Acquires Gapminder's Trendalyzer Software

Mar 19, 2007 | 1,749 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has acquired Gapminder's Trendalyzer software. Google informs, “Trendalyzer generates moving graphics and other novel effects in the display of facts, figures, and statistics in presentations.”

The Google blog further reports:
Gathering data and creating useful statistics is an arduous job that often goes unrecognized. We hope to provide the resources necessary to bring such work to its deserved wider audience by improving and expanding Trendalyzer and making it freely available to any and all users capable of thinking outside the X and Y axes.

Google Phone Creates A Buzz

Mar 19, 2007 | 2,967 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google executives in Europe confirms that Google is working on a mobile phone project. The possibility of a Google phone has been circulating since the last year.

A report on News.com informs:
The head of Google in Spain and Portugal has confirmed that Google is working on a mobile phone. "Some of the time the engineers are dedicated to developing a mobile phone," Isabel Aguilera is quoted as saying on the Spanish-news Web site Noticias.com.

It Is Official, Google Acquires Adscape

Mar 19, 2007 | 2,019 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has added another feather to its cap. This time it has acquired Adscape, an in-game advertising company. The terms of the acquisition are not out in the open. However news is making wave that this acquisition cost Google somewhere about a whooping $23 million.

Google Webmaster Central Blog In German language

Mar 16, 2007 | 8,133 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Keeping in view that the German speaking webmasters community is the second largest community, Google has introduced Google Webmasters blog in German language.

Google Tells Viacom: No Violation Of Copyrights

Mar 16, 2007 | 2,482 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A couple of days back the news surfaced that Viacom has sued Google for compensations accounting to 1$ billion for violating the copyright policy. In their defense they claim that they have always followed the rules and regulations pertaining to copyrights.

Google Changes Privacy Policy: Servers Logs to be Anonymized

Mar 15, 2007 | 2,794 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced a few new steps aimed at improving user privacy. While previously, Google stored search data, such as search query and IP addresses for an indefinite period, a new policy will be effective from now on. In a post at the Google blog, it has been said that:

Text Ads In Gmail

Mar 14, 2007 | 2,292 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Barry has written a post on Search Engine Roundtable, how do you get your ads in Google's Gmail?

A thread in Digital Point inquires how does one place an ad in Gmail:
I want to place text ads solely in Gmail. Trouble is, Google forces you too choose between content advertising (that includes millions of other sites) and site targeted (that don't let you choose the word that are interested in). Is there any way out.