A Google worker’s daughter earned dad a week-long-vacation

A little girl wrote a letter to Google – and it worked. In the most technologically advanced office in the world, an old fashioned, not-so-neat letter earned her dad a week-long vacation on the July. The letter reads: Dear Google worker, can you please make sure when dad goes to work, he gets one day…

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Google search – Content Farm – Losers and Winners

It is not easy to label something ‘Content Farms’ to the companies that have huge presence in the web. Yes, many produce large amounts of inexpensive, search-engine-optimized content usually of very low value to the readers. These sites were mutually beneficial to Google and ‘content farm’ sites in terms of ad revenues. Now, Google has…

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Content Farms targeted by Google

Google has started using a new algorithm that helps in removing low-quality websites from its search result. It is told that the new algorithm will "noticeably impacts 11.8%" of queries done on Google. These ‘content farms’ copy the contents from other sites or make low quality content targeted to the search engine rather than the…

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Bing vs Google – Is it Google’s defeated mentality or Larry Page taking over?

Google’s head of Webspam team., Matt Cutts’s blog is full of Bing and Google search pages, comparing what Microsoft has stolen from the Google search results. Google has accused Bing of shoplifting the Google search. Microsoft says, it is using user data gathered from the Bing Toolbar and IE8 Suggested Sites feature. Google does teh…

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Larry Page appointed CEO of Google

Google has named its co-founder Larry Page the new chief executive officer (CEO)  to replace Eric Schmidt. Eric won’t be leaving Google, at least not now, and will work as the executive chairman. PageRank, the backbone algorithm of Google search is named after Larry Page. A flimsy business card, printed in bubble jet printer, back…

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Google buying spree – acquires 32 companies in 16 months

In the last sixteen months (since August 2009) the internet search giant, Google, has managed to acquire two companies in average totaling at least 32 companies (publicly announced). The second half of 2009 was the time when the economy was having its toll on business and, it was also the time when Google decided it…

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Google’s creepy Chrome OS might not survive a year

Within a week of release of a dedicated laptop, Cr-48 Notebook, to feature a news operating system from Google, experts have started to predict its life. A former Google employee predicted it to be dead by as soon as next year. The Gmail creator Paul Buchheit, in his Twitter post said, "Prediction: ChromeOS will be…

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Google Cr-48 Notebook – the Chrome OS cloud netbook locks you up in Google

Some of the features of latest offering from Google – a Google netbook running on the beta version of its new cloud-based operating system, Chrome OS, are: No CAPS LOCK key No F-keys – replaces function keys with media-keys 12-inch screen, 3.8-pounds 8-hours battery life 3G and Wi-Fi Solid black Intel Atom processor flash memory…

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Google bookstore, Nexus S, and Google DRM protection

Google desperately wants to tell the world that search is not the only thing it is best at and there are various avenues it wants to jump into. Let Facebook have higher share of visitors, all Google wants is money. Google has released its own eBookstore. The bookstore is currently US only: Google eBooks are…

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Chrome OS Netbook may be unveiled on Dec 7

Google has announced an event to be held in San Francisco for December 7th, with a promise of "exciting news about Chrome." It is expected that a netbook running Google’s Chrome OS might be unveiled on the December 7 event. Egadadget reports that the Atom-powered laptop will not be the final product and will not…

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