Best Gmail Collaborative Videos!

Aug 30, 2007 | 2,094 views | by Navneet Kaushal

gm Best Gmail Collaborative Videos!Back in July we reported on Google's “Create And Submit Your GMail Collaborative Video” adventure. Google received a total of 1,100 video clips from Gmail fans from over 65 countries.

Some of the entries include:

Two Rubik's


A few jaunts in a bottle

Beautiful sand animation

Webmaster Tools Team recently, announced the expansion of the support system. Now this system is not restricted to English-speaking world. By supporting Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) it is getting expanded to the non-English speaking world. IDNA provides a method for website owners to have domains that is not bounded by the limitations of English letters and numbers. Earlier, Internet host names were allowed to English alphabet that consists of 26 letters, the numbers 0-9, and the hyphen character.

In an article called Google Apps no match for MS Office Infoworld informs about a report by Burton Group a company that deals in research for computer security and networks which says that using Google Apps could be a "career-limiting move for enterprise architects".

Following an investigation over the creation of a fake 'derogatory and malicious' profile of Indian state chief minister Mayawati Google has removed the controversial profile.

mayawati Google Removes Fake derogatory and malicious Orkut Profile of Indian Chief Minister

Home Secretary Javed Ahmed said, "We have been getting several complaints about the matter posted regarding our chief minister on Orkut. We are conducting a thorough inquiry into the matter. Action will be taken against those responsible for this mischief. If it is found that objectionable words have been used against the Chief Minister, necessary steps will follow."

george reyes Google CFO George Reyes To Step DownThe official Google press center announced that CFO, George Reyes would retire.

Eric Schmidt commented, "As Google's CFO, George successfully navigated our innovative IPO, the regulatory demands of Sarbanes-Oxley, and the management challenges of scaling a global finance organization. Though we fully appreciate his decision to step back from active management, we'll miss his thoughtfulness, good humor and wisdom."

cnn Google’s AdSense To Deliver Site Targeted Ads In inks multi-year advertising agreement with Google informs the official Google press center.

Just yesterday Australian IT informed Google would run text based ads in Aussie news sites and now "the AdSense service will place relevant ads alongside content through which both small and large advertisers can target specifically and connect with high quality content and traffic. Under the terms of the deal, Google will serve as the exclusive provider of auction-based text advertisements throughout"

Just last week we reported about improvements in Yahoo's crawl, index and ranking systems.

The new crawl promised to " improve comprehensiveness and freshness of coverage while also enhancing crawl efficiency, which reduces spurious load on websites."

The new crawl did have a good start with some users who said:

Thanks to a pact that Microsoft and Yahoo! signed with the Chinese government these two Web giants can now record the identities of bloggers and censor content reports an article called 'Yahoo!, Microsoft ink web pact with Chinese government'.

yahoo china Microsoft, Yahoo! & 19 Others Deal With Chinese Govt Signals The End of Anonymous Blogging!     Microsoft, Yahoo! & 19 Others Deal With Chinese Govt Signals The End of Anonymous Blogging!

Australian IT informs that "SEARCH engine Google will run text-based advertising on the websites of The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun and The Australian, among others, after striking a deal to add News Digital Media to its content network."

australian news2 Google To Run Text Based Ads In Aussie News Sites

This deal is expected to generate millions of dollars from PPC revenues to both parties. This also means that Google now replaces Yahoo! as the search query provider on NDM websites.

In the latest social networking news Google has now launched an official Facebook App.

google facebook app Googles Unveils Official Facebook App

This special Facebook Apps has been created using Google’s AJAX Search API. With this new application, all your search queries will become part of Facebook's mini-feed and all your web history can be shared with Facebook friends. Anothe page displays popular results sought by other Facebook users.