Category Archives: google

20 May

Google TV: TV meets web and web meets TV

A new revolution has arrived to a sector that is still not captured by the latest in IT and telecom. Lots of attempts have been made but none has made a huge impact. But it seems this time the story is different as couples of companies are getting together with Google to tear it apart. The sector is none other than what is watched 5 hours on average per day by every American and more than 4 billion people watch it across the world, THE TV.

So that got us thinking…what if we helped people experience the best of TV and the best of the web in one seamless experience? Imagine turning on the TV and getting all the channels and shows you normally watch and all of the websites you browse all day

15 May

The fall of Google Nexus One

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No more Nexus one online, it is officially offline! Today Google announced a huge change to their dream model of selling NexusOne on through their own website. Google at it’s official blog that the site that they have created will be no more available and the phone will be sold through the conventional channels. Meantime Sprint has also announced that they are no more interested in offering NexusOne to their customers.

All these announcements are coming after a poor sales of the phone. I was always interested in finding out the outcome of this sales model since the day of its inception. I never prayed or thought of a failure of this model but was interested in the studying the impact of the success or failure of this model. The recent announcement has very well portrayed that the customers want to have a touch and feel of things before they would buy it online.

26 Mar

The Future of Creative Advertisement

It was beyond my imagination to understand the new wave of advertisement that is taking shape right now. I have never thought how social media can be used in the media ads. This was clearly evident as I surfed the following two state of the technology ads:

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Both of these adds almost like websites with interactive video, games, photo and gallery. At the very same time these were seamlessly integrated with twitter and facebook. The huge number of hits that these ads gathered is evident of the fact that a revolution in the field of marketing is going to take place soon as the technologies are more available to achieve the same now.

I read this exiting story at google blog by Neal Mohan, Vice President of Product Management.

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04 Mar

Personalized Google search becomes more personal

Today Google announced a new feature of STARS to give a better personalized search. This will help us to mark some results as favorite and we can get this on the top of the list whenever we search for the same thing again. It will be fantastic as lot of times I want to go back to the same old link that I goggled, but till now there was no way except bookmarks! Google will start rolling this out in coming days to all its users.

With stars, you can simply click the star marker on any search result or map and the next time you perform a search, that item will appear in a special list right at the top of your results when relevant.

GOOGLE BLOG

10 Feb

Google Buzz! Will it really Buzz?

Google has launched its latest in social networking Google Buzz. This puts Google in direct competition with the top shots like Twitter.

Our belief is that organizing the social information on the web — finding relevance in the noise — has become a large-scale challenge, one that Google’s experience in organizing information can help solve. We’ve recently launched innovations like real-time search and Social Search, and today we’re taking another big step with the introduction of a new product, Google Buzz.

From Google Blog

Now the million dollar question that arises is, will it really buzz? I don’t have the answer as I am still waiting for my account to be activated with buzz. But I tried it on my iphone and was not too impressive. Will use it more and comment again here! Will appreciate your comments.

22 Jan

Google Apps: latest updates

Today google announced that in last 1 week they have upgraded google apps with the following two services:

  1. Upload any file to Google Docs
  2. Default https access for Gmail

As I extensively use google apps both of these features were something that I was really waiting for. I used to always wonder why it is not https by default and finally they made it. Following are the key features of the new additions as mentioned on google blog:

Upload any file to Google Docs
Last Tuesday, we began rolling out the ability for you to upload any type of file to Google Docs, not just documents, spreadsheets, presentations and PDFs. This lets you access and share anything up to 250MB from the cloud. You get 1GB of storage for uploaded files for free, and you can purchase additional storage for file uploads. (Additional storage plans are coming soon for schools and businesses, too.)


Google Apps Premier Edition customers can also use the Google Documents List Data API to programatically add files to Google Docs, and purchase third-party applications so employees can sync files between their computers and Google Docs.

Default https access for Gmail
In the past, you had the option to always use https encryption in Gmail to help protect your data as it travels between your browser and our servers. After evaluating the trade-offs between security and latency, as of last week https encryption is now the default in Gmail.

If you trust your network’s security and want to disable always-on https for performance reasons, you can change your preferences in Gmail settings. Employees and students whose admins have not already defaulted their entire organizations to https will also see this option. The Gmail sign-in page will still always use https to help keep your password safe.

ENJOY the new updates to google apps!

11 Jan

Google gifts NexusOne (Superphone) to Youtube partners?

Few  YouTube super-users say they’re receiving the “superphone” along with this note:

Dear YouTube Partners,
We’re pleased to present you with this gift of a Nexus One phone, the new Google-branded mobile device sold only online at google.com/phone. There are no strings attached, it’s just our gift to you for being such an important part of the YouTube Partner Program.

source: Mashable

Val from the popular YouTube channel Val’s Art Diary shows off her new Nexus One, courtesy of Google.

So if you are a youtube superuser, there may be a reason to get excited!

10 Jan

Google site clinic

Get you site verified and tested for SEO from the Masters at Google. Google India has launched this service which is available till Jan 20, 2009.

Our team will analyze websites submitted to the clinic. The plan is to offer constructive advice on accessibility and improvements that can lead to better visibility for your website in Google’s search results.

Google India blog

Go to the  link ASAP and submit your site in just 1 minute but you need to have your site registered with Google Webmaster tools.

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