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Google Anniversary

Jul 4, 2007 | 1,412 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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It was seven years ago on this day when Google's fortunes took a turn. On this day back in 2000, Google took over the secondary search results from Inktomi for Yahoo! and the exposure that this virtually unknown search engine received, forever changed the landscape of search.

Google Search URL Parameters Demystified

Jul 4, 2007 | 4,288 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Adding specific search URL parameters can alter the results and give us a more customized search. Based on these parameters, Joost de Valk has a PDF cheat sheet file which includes links to the documentation for the values some of these parameters can hold.

Previously, Joost de Valk created a Depersonalized Search Browser Plug-in where users can search without logging out of Google and still receive depersonalized SERPs.

Google files appeal for lost Belgian copyright case while also discussing case with Copiepresse

Jul 4, 2007 | 1,534 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Just months after Google Inc lost a copyright lawsuit to Copiepresse, an association of Belgian French- and German-language publishers, in a Brussels Court of First Instance where it had to cough up a 25,000 Euros ($32,500) per day penalty for everyday it carried links (which Google never paid), the search giant is back to appealing the court's verdict that “it (Google) violated Belgian copyright law”, Marketwatch reports.

Google Appeals For Formal Participation In Microsoft Anti-Trust Case

Jul 4, 2007 | 2,873 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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msn 20060828google.thumbnail Google Appeals For Formal Participation In Microsoft Anti Trust CaseNot one to quietly simmer down, Google has now appealed to Federal Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to participate as Amicus Curiae meaning friend of the court in Microsoft's anti-trust issue, reports Seattle pi. The appeal is 5 page long and titled “Reply Brief for Google Inc in support of motion for leave to participate as Amicus Curiae”.

FeedBurner TotalStats and MyBrand Free For All!

Jul 4, 2007 | 2,267 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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feed logo images FeedBurner TotalStats and MyBrand Free For All!Just a month ago, Google made big news when they purchased FeedBurner for a cool $100 million.

The bigger news, after Google's acquisition of FeedBurner, is announcement that FeedBurner TotalStats and MyBrand is absolutely free for all its users. Initially, the applications were partially free as users who took advantage of some of its advanced features paid a monthly package of $3-$14. Old users need to re-activate these services so as to take advantage of its free services.

Google Book Search: Text versions Of Romeo & Juliet To Kurt Cobain

Jul 4, 2007 | 2,443 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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shakefpeare.thumbnail Google Book Search: Text versions Of Romeo & Juliet To Kurt CobainGoogle Research Scientist, T. V. Raman has a post on an improved Google Book Search where you can read text versions of everything from Romeo & Juliet to Kurt Cobain biographies.Now there is no excuse for not reading.

Google Book Search, in T.V. Raman's words, opens up “thousands of books to people who use adaptive technologies such as speech output, screen readers, and Braille displays.” It provides access to public domain works. The content can be used for anything you choose, be it commercial or non-commercial.

The New Official GMail Blog, Fresh From The Oven!

Jul 4, 2007 | 2,483 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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images1 The New Official GMail Blog, Fresh From The Oven!   Just launched is the new Official GMail blog which will include “updates, productivity tips, and some insights into the people and the technology behind Gmail .”

The blog's first tip, for the uninitiated, is to incorporate Gmail with Google Calendar and Docs & Spreadsheets, you'll find posts from folks on these teams as well.

Matt Cutts' Preaching On Company Blogging 101!

Jul 3, 2007 | 1,419 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As recently seen, there was a lot of backlash and reaction to Google's Lauren Turner's post on “Does negative press make you Sicko?”. Lauren Turner came to her own rescue again saying that the opinion s she raised about the movie was hers and not her corporation.

Based on this event, here is Matt Cutts who in his official blog gives some evergreen pointers when one is blogging on his or her company's behalf.

Google: Over 1 Million Servers And Counting!

Jul 3, 2007 | 10,568 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has over 1 million servers informs Gartner. This information came up after Gartner ran a research after which Simon Mingay submitted a report called "Look Beyond Google's Plan to Become Carbon Neutral."

Based on this report, Pandia came up with a simple description explaining :

Google Webmaster Cental Advice On Ways To Creating Valuable Startpages

Jul 3, 2007 | 1,290 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As obvious as it sounds, Google's official webmaster central blog has an article on “How to create valuable startpages,” on how to create startpages.

Startpage is a webpage with a lot of links about a specific topic. Besides hyperlinks, startpages often contain text, animations and pictures. The whole startpage concept began in September 1998 with the launch of Startpagina.nl, which was set up to be an online linkbook for the inexperienced Internet user. Since then, Startpagina.nl has become a huge success, mainly because an enormous number of volunteers created and maintained the different startpages covering lots of interesting and diverse topics.