Google India has appointed Shailesh Rao as managing director for, sales and operations in India. Shailesh Rao will reportedly be based in Delhi and manage Google's business and partnerships in India.

"I am extremely pleased and privileged to have the opportunity to take on this new role. This is an exciting time to join Google India. The region is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth, and I am excited that I can help in making an impact," said Shailesh.

News have been circulating that Google is working on a project to create its own global Internet protocol (IP) network.

Last year Times Online formed that:
Google is working on a project to create its own global internet protocol (IP) network, a private alternative to the internet controlled by the search giant, according to sources who are in commercial negotiation with the company.

Yahoo! has confirmed that now Yahoo! OneSearch is available to all US mobile web users. As it was a part of yahoo! Go interface its use was restricted to Yahoo! Go users. Now it is compatible with nearly 85% of mobile phone users with web search in USA

An article on Wall Street Journal informs that Comcast is unhappy about its search deal with Google. Comcast is thinking about switching to Microsoft. Comcast is the largest cable company and the largest broadband Internet service provider in the United States.

Website Pros Inc., a Web design and marketing firm,  is planning to acquire Submitawebsite Inc., a search engine optimization company. The acquisition is expected to be complete by 31st March 2007. the terms and conditions have not yet been revealed

"The acquisition of Submitawebsite will allow us to leverage and deepen relationships with both companies' customer bases," said Website Pros CEO David Brown. "The acquisition is consistent with our strategic plan of providing high value-add solutions that can be applied across our large and growing customer base."

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. 

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

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 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

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.