Google Unveils Plus Box

Mar 21, 2007 | 2,026 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Google Blog officially announces the launch of Plus Box, 'a new search feature that lets you see more information about individual search results.' A plus box icon lets you catch sight of additional data right below the original search result. You even get a visual snapshot of related information.

Google India plans to establish their rule over the rural India. Business Standard informs, “It is developing with local vendors a simpler search engine, as well as content tailored to the needs of rural users. The customized content for rural customers would include weather updates, crop patterns and other local data. Google is also betting heavily on the mobile platform (as PC penetration is low) and plans to introduce services like Google Talk (instant chat application), and Google Maps through tie-ups with Indian mobile operators.”

The concern grows amongst Indian security agencies as Google Earth continues to show clear images of strategic Indian sites. People from all around the world can see clear images of Indian Parliament house from all possible angels.

ICrossing Acquires Sharp Analytics

Mar 21, 2007 | 3,048 views | by Navneet Kaushal

ICrossing has officially announced that they will acquire Sharp Analytics, an analytics company, based in Salt Lake City.

Sharp Analytics’s website already says, “Sharp Analytics, a division of iCrossing, bridges the natural gap between decision makers and IT through SharpView™, a full service business intelligence solution. SharpView helps non-technical decision makers to act on accurate and timely information.”

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.