Google announced the launch of "Doodle 4 Google" yesterday. The Competition is aimed at school children where they are asked to design a Google logo inspired by the question, "What If…?"

Working on the theme of getting the children when they are still young, the winner of the doodle would be rewarded quite handsomely by Google. The winning student’s doodle will not only get displayed on Google homepage on May 22, 2008; also the champion "doodler" will win a $10,000 college scholarship, along with a $25,000 technology grant for his/her school.

The VisualCalc AdWords Dashboard is a web-based solution that can improve the performance of your Google AdWords and other PPC (pay-per-click) campaigns. It can transform your complex PPC data into interactive, easy-to-interpret graphs and charts.

visualcalc1 How To Generate Charts And Graphs With Raw AdWords Data?

The latest version of the Google Toolbar (Version 5) seems to have sparked off a controversy about its functionality to handle 404 “Page Not Found” error. Many webmasters have expressed their concerns on various forums.

google4041 Google Toolbars 404 Page, A Boon Or A Bane?

Google's Webmaster Trends Analyst has compiled a list of must read articles from the archives. Most of these posts are the ones to which people are constantly referred to. While some are recent, some are much older.

Googlebot can't access my website!

Microsoft's announced today several improvements in the crawler for Live Search, stating that the improvements “should significantly improve the efficiency” with which the MSN Bot crawls and index web sites.

The latest improvements entail:

Yahoo! has begun with the process of lay offs as expected. The days are being hard on Yahoo! as on one hand it has tried to defend itself from being gobbled up by Microsoft for $31 per share, while on the other hand finally come the dreaded lay offs as the axe fell on some 1,000 employees, reports NYT. Other sources have put the figure to be 1100.

There are many different types of blogs on WordPress spanning dozens of different languages. Moreover, WordPress classifies the blogs into two primary categories (Popular and Spam). While those belonging to the popular category are acceptable to WordPress, the ones classified as spams are obviously not. Furthermore, the unacceptable ones being "spam blogs" or splogs, they are meant be deleted as soon as WordPress finds them or they get reported.

Nokia and Google have announced that Google's popular search engine will be integrated with the Nokia Search application. This integration will begin in select markets with Nokia N96, Nokia N78, Nokia 6210 Navigator and Nokia 6220 classic. Later however, Google search will be extended to additional Nokia handset models, eventually making Google search available to its customers in over 100 countries around the world.

googlenokia Nokia And Google Come Together To Offer Google Search to Nokia Customers Worldwide!

Microsoft's Office Live Team announced that the next version of their suite of online business tools is now available. This web-based service for small businesses would be available in the US, UK, Japan, France and Germany. Furthermore a new e-mail marketing system and improved free Web design tools are among the many new features and enhancements. Additionally, Office Live Small Business will support Firefox 2.0 and would offer additional free online business applications to help small businesses manage customer data and more.

Yahoo!’s newest mobile news was announced at Mobile World Congress today, so wanted to share the details with you.

Yahoo! oneConnect

Yahoo! unveiled its oneConnect service, a groundbreaking new service that will combine integrated mobile messaging with a socially-connected address book. It’s the first mobile product with an open architecture that aggregates communications tools like email, IM, SMS, and social networks. It’s expected to become available in Yahoo! Go 3.0 and Yahoo!’s new mobile home page in Q2 2008.