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Chinese Company Takes Google To Court

Jul 13, 2007 | 2,191 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google lands up in a problem with a Chinese company, Beijing Guge Science and Technology over the issue of name. Google's Chinese name which is a transliteration of the English word "Google" is also used in Beijing Guge's commercially registered name. The Chinese company is going to take some legal actions against Google Inc's China subsidiary for copying its name. They have already filed a case and it has been accepted by a court in Beijing's Haidian district. However, the fate of the case is still unknown.

Ex-employee Of Google In An Uncensored Interview!

Jul 13, 2007 | 3,552 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google is not happy with the anonymity of an interview posted by an anonymous blogger on June 24th. The blogger interviewed an ex employee of Google named "Life at Google – The Microsoftie Perspective". The employee who was interview was also a former Microsoft employee. He talks about Google’s environment as well as areas Microsoft should consider improving in order to be more competitive.

Google bans made for adsense site, creates furor among the community!

Jul 13, 2007 | 1,583 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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There is one very interesting group of bloggers at a thread at Google Groups. The bloggers include SEO Buzz Box, DaveN, and Search Engine Journal and everyone is ready to voice their reactions. This time the discussion was about a more than ten year old site http://www.alkenmrs.com. The owner of the website realized that his site had been de-listed from Google without any warning. With help from his friends, he addressed what he thought were technical issues related to his site. But even so, his site was not re-indexed and the Google crawler had never come.

Google To Release A New META Tag!

Jul 13, 2007 | 2,443 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Dan Crow, Director of Crawl Systems at Google in an interview with Jill Whalen reports that Google is releasing a new META tag named “unavailable_after”. But when this tag will be released is still unknown. The interview took place last night on the occasion of the the third SEMNE event (Search Engine Marketing New England). Dan Crow discussed many important topics on how to get your site into Google.

Goggle All Set To Open Online Office Suite To Nonprofits

Jul 13, 2007 | 1,921 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Goggle came up with a new plan today for nonprofit organizations within the United States. It is going to open up educational tiers of Google Apps to nonprofit organizations. The announcement was made this evening at the Google campus in Mountain View, CA. On the occasion several nonprofit organizations were also present like Mercy Corps, Idealist.org, NTEN, and the East Bay Community Recovery Project. The organizations announced their planned adoption of Google Apps.

Keio University’s Library Is The Latest Google Book Search Project

Jul 12, 2007 | 1,408 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Tokyo's Keio University got the privilege to be added as the latest Google Book Search Project. The main aim of this project is to index the world's book and this time more than 120,000 books written in Japanese language that are in the library of the University will be added.

Jason Shellen Finally Left Google

Jul 12, 2007 | 1,948 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Jason Shellen, who has worked with Google since 2003 has finally decided to leave the company after all. The announcement was made by him today. During his four and a half years of work profile at Goggle, he has worked on numerous projects like Picasa, Reader and Blogger. Undoubtedly, the most notable amongst them is Goggle Reader. He also served as the New Business Development Manager there.

Google To Release 2007 Q2 Earnings

Jul 11, 2007 | 2,639 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google will announce its announce second quarter 2007 financial report on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time), reports Google Investor Relations and Google Press Center.

The press conference featuring the 2007 Q2 earnings will be webcast and can be seen via http://investor.google.com/webcast.

Google Maps To Incorporate Third Party Mashups

Jul 11, 2007 | 1,637 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Maps will be unveiling its latest feature through which users can create customized mashups with data from third party sources, informs News.com.

The accompanying image shows a Google map of Chicago, with points showing area hotels, transit lines and user-generated photos.

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Google And Their 10,000 Human Evaluators

Jul 11, 2007 | 1,535 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Dare Obasanjo's article from Seattle's Scalability Conference held on the 6th of June, 2007, Google has 10,000 human evaluators, as told by Marissa Mayer when asked:

"How do they tell if they have bad results?

A: They have a bunch of watchdog services that track uptime for various servers to make sure a bad one isn't causing problems. In addition, they have 10,000 human evaluators who are always manually checking teh relevance of various results."