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Google Developers Day Unveils Google Gears

May 31, 2007 | 1,639 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen in a report by Barry Schwartz Google Gears was launched today on Google developer Day.

Explaining the new service, “Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using following JavaScript APIs:

Store and serve application resources locally

Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database

Run asynchronous Javascript to improve application responsiveness"

Banned From Google? Wait For Reinclusion!

May 30, 2007 | 1,935 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Webmaster World, websites that were previously banned from Google have now been re-included.

These Webmasters did not even tread on the usual route of filling up the required Reinclusion Request Form. Webmasters became aware of the unexpected behavior when one Webmaster noted, “ One of my sites has been banned from the index (for sure) and has just been re-included. It received the ban about the time that many other members reported problems with sites that included directories.”

Google Purchases Green Border-Getting Deeper Into Net Security!

May 30, 2007 | 1,525 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the latest news, Google has acquired a Mountain View, California-based online security firm, Green Border.

Green Border's U.S.P. is being “The industry’s first Desktop DMZ software for Windows, keeps Internet invaders out and enterprise data in. It allows users to safely connect anywhere, go to any website, open any Internet email or attachment, and use any downloaded files without worry. GreenBorder’s unique, signature-less approach never needs updating and provides continuous protection against corruption, theft and invasion of business data systems.”

FTC To Review Google's DoubleClick Acquisition!

May 30, 2007 | 2,668 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The NYT reports in the “Google Deal Said to Bring U.S. Scrutiny” report that the FTC “has opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google’s planned $3.1 billion purchase of the online advertising company DoubleClick”.

More Categories In Google Image Search!

May 29, 2007 | 3,744 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Philip Lenssen conducted a Q & A round with Radhika Malpani, Google's Senior Staff Software Engineer regarding Google Image Search.

According to Malpani, Google Image Search is the best option as the folks at Google "focus on comprehensiveness, relevance, and user experience. According to our internal testing, we score the highest when it comes to all 3 factors combined." "We have created advanced proprietary technology that checks keywords and phrases, URLs, and the image itself" came the reply when asked how Google managed to filter out adult images for non-adult search queries, when compared to other search engines.

Google's AdSense 3 New Video Ad Formats

May 29, 2007 | 2,450 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Celebrating the first anniversary of click-to-play video ads, Google AdSense launched new video formats.

The formats include:

the 728×90 Leaderboard

the 120×600 Skyscraper, and

the 160×600 Wide Skyscraper.

This is in contrast to the earlier format where video could be used on 300×250 Medium Rectangle, the 336×280 Large Rectangle, the 200×200 Small Square, and the 250×250 Square.

Google's Latest: Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR)

May 25, 2007 | 1,761 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Following last week's report, Google's Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) is now a reality. Meaning, If you type "Good Morning" in the Original Text box you can convert it into the language of your choice.

Languages supported for Cross-language search and translation are:

English to/from Arabic

English to/from Chinese (Simplified)

English to/from Chinese (Traditional)

English to/from French

English to/from German

Google Calendar For Your Mobile!

May 25, 2007 | 1,370 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google introduces Google Calendar, their latest addition for mobile phones. The purpose is "to keep track of all the events in your life, coordinate schedules with friends and family, and find new things to do — all with one online calendar".

Features include:

With Google Calendar, you can see your friends' and family's schedules right next to your own; quickly add events mentioned in Gmail conversations or saved in other calendar applications; and add other interesting events that you find online.

Google AdSense Experiments With Streaming Videos!

May 24, 2007 | 1,787 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Mashable Google AdSense is experimenting streaming videos in their online content. Publishers control which and when ads are played while also having the option to select specific ads for specific videos.

With the new application, AdSense publishers have “more control to further monetize their videos and offer something other than pre- or post-roll ads, or inline ads, which are often difficult to obtain without going through a video hosting service that has already set up relationships with ad distribution networks.”

Google Search On Dell Computers: Quality Below Average!

May 24, 2007 | 3,238 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Following Google Inc and Dell's agreement to make Google the default search engine on Dell Computers, users are noticing that instead of editorial listings, search engine users on Dell Computers are transferred to Google SERPs full of ads.