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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Twitter festival focuses on education.

Twitter fans are being urged to meet and give money to good causes as the social network hosts its second annual festival.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Google takes aim at Microsoft with acquisition

SAN FRANCISCO (Yahoo) – Google Inc stepped up its assault on Microsoft Corp's productivity software business with the acquisition of a small start-up company that allows Microsoft users to edit and share their documents on the Web.

Google said on its company blog on Friday that it has acquired San Francisco-based DocVerse. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Google TV search - Coming to a screen near you

By Faisal Alani |  computerweekly  |  March 9, 2010

Google is slowly taking over your life, so much so that now I refer to everything as 'Google'. I Google in the morning, get a quick Google done before lunch and always make sure I have at least one Google before bed. Sounds terrible, I know.

But now the search giant wants to cross over from your computer and phone to your TV with a programming search service it's been testing.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has been testing its "television programming search service" for the past twelve months.

The idea is that viewers will be able to search by typing on a keyboard, instead of using a remote control. Google hopes to link the service up with its nascent TV ad-brokering business, allowing it to target ads to individual households based on viewing and TV search data.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Google Search Tricks and Tips

For Tips and Tricks

This video shows various quick tricks on how to utilize Google to the fullest. There are many search features that can enhance your experience online.

Use Google as your:
- Online Dictionary with define:word
- calculator for formulas and conversions
- World Time
- Local Movie Showtimes

Saturday, March 6, 2010

About Google

Google primarily provides search and advertising services, which together aim to organize and monetize the world’s information. In addition to its dominant search engine, it offers a plethora of tools and platforms including its more popular products: Gmail, Maps and YouTube. Most of its Web-based products are free because Google makes its money from highly integrated online advertising through its AdWords and AdSense platforms. Google promotes the idea that advertising should be highly targeted and relevant to users thus providing them with a rich source of information. 

Google Drops A Nuclear Bomb On Microsoft.

And It's Made of Chrome. | by MG Siegler on Jul 7, 2009

googlechromelogoWow. So you know all those whispers about a Google desktop operating system that never seem to go away? You thought they might with the launch of Android, Google’s mobile OS. But they persisted. And for good reason, because it’s real.

In the second half of 2010, Google plans to launch the Google Chrome OS, an operating system designed from the ground up to run the Chrome web browser on netbooks. “It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be,” Google writes tonight on its blog.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Future Will Be Captioned: Improving Accessibility on YouTube

Thursday, March 4, 2010 | Tens of millions of people in the U.S. experience some kind of hearing impairment and recent studies have predicted that over 700 million people worldwide will suffer from hearing impairment by 2015. To address a clear need, the broadcast industry began running captions on regular video programming in the early 1970s. Today, closed captions on video are more prevalent than ever. But generating captions today can be a time-consuming and complicated process.

Facebook - its history

Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 400 million users.

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskowitz and Chris Hughes to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks.