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I remember distinctly how Google reacted during the 9/11 attacks. Miserably, having to resort to using its ad space and special links on its home page to keep people informed, because its results were so out of date. How things have changed, in so many ways.
Not all internet startups failed in the early part of the new century. Some, including the garage creation of university friends Sergey Brin and Larry Page, have gone on to be among the hallmarks of the world wide web. Having begun as a search engine for Stanford University in California in 1996, Google has grown to be the favoured engine for the entire world. Its algorithms and codes now help users throughout the planet locate not just relevant websites, but also news, email, academic resources, and even geographic locations. Such a rapid expansion of size, product range, and user base doesn’t happen without organisation.
Newshounds and marketers may still debate whether Google's Caffeine , which now delivers search results from updated sites within seconds, is fast enough. But it wasn't too long ago that it was acceptable for Google to update its index only once every 30 days. It turns out that the attacks of September 11, 2001, marked a turning point in Google's progression toward offering near-real-time web updates with Caffeine, its latest web indexing system, which was introduced on Tuesday. The events spurred Google to focus more on immediacy. On September 11, Google News didn't exist.
Google introduced new features for its news site, offering a customizable selection of articles. Read more… Google has teamed with 10 news organizations to add their top links to the home page of Google News. Read more… Google is closing a loophole that allowed people to read large numbers of articles on subscription-based sites without paying for them. Read more…
Q&A with Krishna Bharat of Google News Google News is one of the largest and most up-to-date news services online, gathering content from more than 4,500 online news sources around the world, then determining which stories are related and grouping them based on importance. While the creation of the original articles and their publication online requires thousands of journalists, editors and other news professionals, the organization and display of stories on Google News is managed entirely by computer programs. Google News launched in September 2002 on www.google.com. Recently, localized version of Google News were created for international markets, including Germany , Canada , the UK , Australia , New Zealand , and India .
Today I will tell you about the creator of Google news. So the man who invented Google news is an Indian. His name is Krishna Bharat.
Krishna Bharat In the view of some traditional media execs, Google is a digital vampire or a parasite or tech tapeworm using someone else's content to profit. As that rhetoric heated up in the past year, Google has responded not with equal amounts of invective but with entreaties to help publishers. Google launched Fast Flip to help bring old-style page flipping to the web, promoting higher forms of visual journalism and sharing ad revenues with publishers.
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Long before Google filed, in April, for its upcoming IPO, the Silicon Valley company had achieved something rare in business—it had become a verb. Like millions of others, I google on a daily basis. I often turn to the search engine when some fragment of a quotation is haunting me. Merely by typing the remembered bit, I can almost always get the full, correct quote, complete with author, in a fraction of a second.
How Marissa Mayer Almost Killed AdSense (Kind Of), and More Iionnovate put up an audio interview with Google’s Marissa Mayer . During the talk, Marissa names social networks as one of the biggest hot areas in technology today. She also mentions Orkut when asked about some of her favorite networks or network companies:
It is a well known fact that Google is a employer that allows their employees to spend 20% of their time doing personal projects. The fruits of many such employees will be soon be made available to Gmail users with 13 new experimental features being added to it. Gmail users should soon start seeing a additional Labs tab in their settings page which will list out the new features you can try out. Here are some exclusive screenshots of the new features courtesy Lifehacker .
Google pre-announced a mysterious new feature for Gmail. "On Thursday, June 5th we're going to be launching a new Gmail feature that we like to think of as a next evolution of 20% time. It's a change in our development process and in the way users will be able to influence Gmail's design."
In this iinnovate podcast , Marissa Mayer — Google VP of Search Products and User Experience — talks about the innovation and methodology behind some of Google’s products. What’s most interesting is the story behind Gmail, specifically how Marissa almost killed its ad integration. Apparently one of the coders — despite the request from Marissa to stop trying to integrate ads — stayed up all night (literally until 7 a.m.) finishing the ad integration. He downloaded an open source semantic analyzer from the web that extracted one or two keywords from an email message; he then ran those keywords against ads in Google’s ad database. The ads with matching keyword criteria then appear in the sidebar of your email.
Gmail by Google logo. The public history of Gmail dates back to 2004. Gmail , a free , advertising-supported webmail service with support for Email clients , is a product from Google . Over its history, the Gmail interface has become integrated with various other products and services from the company, with basic integration as part of Google Account and specific integration points with services such as Google Calendar , Google Talk , and Google Buzz . It has also been made available as part of Google Apps . [ edit ] Internal development
Gmail is a free, advertising -supported email service provided by Google . [ 5 ] Users may access Gmail as secure webmail , [ 6 ] as well as via POP3 or IMAP4 protocols. [ 7 ] [ 8 ] Gmail was launched as an invitation-only beta release on April 1, 2004 [ 9 ] and it became available to the general public on February 7, 2007, though still in beta status at that time. [ 10 ] The service was upgraded from beta status on July 7, 2009, along with the rest of the Google Apps suite. [ 11 ] [ 12 ] With an initial storage capacity offer of 1 GB per user, Gmail significantly increased the webmail standard for free storage from the 2 to 4 MB its competitors such as Hotmail offered at that time. [ 13 ] Individual Gmail messages, including attachments, may be up to 25 MB, [ 14 ] which is larger than many other mail services support. Gmail has a search -oriented interface and a "conversation view" similar to an Internet forum .