Google came, Google saw and then Google ruled the web industry. Undoubtedly to many, Google is god of internet services as in any department where they work, they succeed.
Performance and unmatched reliability is one of the key pillars of Google’s success and sainthood. However, recent events show, even god can bleed. The worlds most popular blogging service, Blogger, one of the Google’s most important web related product after the search engine is down for more than 30 hours.
Google and many professional bloggers, often identified as web publishes generate heavy revenue via the blogs which are based on blogger. Also worlds media too depend on blogger to collect data from the blogs which are maintained by the users of almost every country which has access to internet.
Officially Google said a faulty update made the system unstable and hence service was pulled out of internet. One may visit their status website to find more details about the restoration process, which now is in its second day.
Google Chrome web app store have Angry Birds listed as free app. However the game seems to be working with any browser, including IE (Microsoft Internet Explorer), FF (Mozilla FireFox) and Opera too.
If you are feeling bore in office and wish to do little time killing, this is the game for that and now its available via browser that too free. Keep on playing till your IT department puts the game URL as in its firewall restriction.
Angry Birds -> http://chrome.angrybirds.com/
- Worked with Internet Explorer 9 (Win 7 SP1)
- Worked with FireFox 4
- Worked with no audio under Opera 11
Microsoft researcher Bill Buxton have no intention of creating a tech museum but his personal hobby of collecting technological devices is giving us a tour in past via his 35 year old collection to allow us to view how the technological market evolved, and how certain devices got popular while other ideas went extinct.
His collection is now so important that Microsoft is displaying it in their home page.
Look at the collection and then try and convince me that our slow rate of progress is due to a lack of technology rather than a lack of imagination.
Take a look -> http://research.microsoft.com/buxtoncollection
The website takes help of two Microsoft Research products, Microsoft Pivot and Microsoft Tag to showcase the collection to the world via a virtual gallery and unique user experience.
IPL T20 is one of the biggest and costliest event of the world and without doubt the biggest cricketing tournament of the world.
In IPL T20 session 4, there are 10 teams participating to face each other in 70 twenty20 league matches to book their spot for quarter finals. Through out this phase, for the fans and followers, the points table and team standing statistics are very important factor.
Teams would be ranked as per their points and when points are same, then via their Net run rate. The run rate is a big factors for all team since we have seen in previous years, teams losing their spot because of the low run rate.
- Pune Warriors
- Mumbai Indians
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Rajasthan Royals
- Deccan Chargers
- Chennai Super Kings
- Royal Challengers
- Kings XI Punjab
- Kochi Tuskers Kerala
- Delhi Daredevils
IPL T20 2011 season 4 team standings and Points Table
update -> 30/04/2011
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||8||4||3||1||9||-0.052
|Chennai Super Kings||7||4||3||0||8||+0.143
|Kolkata Night Riders||7||4||3||0||8||+0.458
|Kochi Tuskers Kerala||7||3||4||0||6||-0.696
|Kings XI Punjab||5||3||2||0||6||-0.095
|Hyderabad Deccan Chargers||7||3||4||0||6||+0.194
As Microsoft released platform preview for IE10, Mozilla seems to be on top gear to push their development process to get their 5th and 6th major version towards release.
FireFox 5 and FireFox 6 (Alfa) is now available via Mozilla public ftp.
Download FireFox 5 -> http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/2011-04-13-09-mozilla-aurora/
Download FireFox 6 (alfa) -> http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-tracemonkey/
Please do keep in mind, these builds are internal test builds and expected to be buggy hence if you plan to use them, use them in test purpose only.
Chitika, one of the online web advertising platform, mostly used as a supplement with Google adsense, has managed to lose user data of 3 days.
In a recent email notification to its users, Chitika admitted about the matter and have promised to recover and restore critical data on priority basis.
Due to a technical issue, Chitika reports from Monday, March 28 through Thursday, March 31 are missing data. We are currently working to restore this data to your reports.
We have identified and fixed the cause of this issue, and reports for Friday, April 1 will be accurate going forward.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The missing data will be added to your reports as soon as possible, and we will send an update as soon as this is complete. If you have any questions, please contact customer support.
Incidentally, it seems the company is looking to expand their reach towards Indian operation. In a blog post, Chitika is inviting resume for their Indian operation.
Since with Google Adsense, for publishers, Indian visitors are always been a under paid option, may be Chitika can come up with a better solution and better paid programs.
It seems first time ever, Indian government would officially impose Internet censorship via blocking the newly passed ICANN TLD of .XXX domains.
Its been almost a year since when for the first time internet industry proposed to grant .XXX TLD registration for online porn industry. However, India was among those country which highly opposed towards the proposal and now when ICANN passed the proposal to start the public registration, Indian IT ministry is asked all the national Internet Service Providers to physically restrict user access and DNS propagation towards the .XXX domains.
Decision has mixed reaction inside India since the Indian Constitution doesn’t allow porn business. However the decision holds significant importance since for the first time, Indian ISPs are asked to censor Internet !!
India along with many other countries from the Middle East and Indonesia opposed the grant of the domain in the first place, and we would proceed to block the whole domain, as it goes against the IT Act and Indian laws
Source -> http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-03-24/news/29181495_1_new-domain-internet-corporation-websites
As an Internet user, personally I thought this move of allowing .XXX domain registration to be a good move since it would make it easy for parental control software to work if Industry can officially identify and label content viewable and non viewable, however, its frustrating to watch the decisions of LAW makers and worried to see the silent start of censorship in Indian ISP.
After an extensive beta testing program, finally the FireFox 4 is now officially launched. Download it from below official Mozilla download section -> http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html
This time, with FF 4.0, Mozilla would also explore the ongoing smart phone market by making FF 4.0 mobile edition available for Google AndRoid and Nokia 900 platform.
FireFox 4 Mobile -> http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/mobile/download/
Google bought an Irish company called “Green Parrot Pictures” to use some of their technology for their Youtube web service to enhance user uploaded video and correct some of their demerits like Shake, picture quality and frame rate issue.
Green Parrot Pictures have previously worked in Hollywood hits like X-MEN / LOTR / Spider Man and such.
Some of the technology demonstration is been showcased in these below video demo,
LiveStation is a free software allowing users to stream a wide range of free TV (news) channels for free. The multi-platform desktop client comes with a very nice and clean interface to offer the a beautiful users experience.
- Supports Microsoft Windows / Apple MAC OS X / Linux
- Works well with 256kbps connection
- Free channels are offered absolutely free
- Multi language options.
Apart from the client, the LiveStation.com website offers the TV news channels via their web stream also in their website for those users who is from a installation restricted platform. Users are offered choice to add more channels via stream URL, if offered by their own countries news channel to add that channel to LiveStation.
Nope, its a not a battle to provide better search results. Its a battle of words to undermine each other with some serious accusation backed up with proof.
First it was Google to run a sting operation to provide proof to industry expert that Bing seems to be copying Google results. Details -> http://searchengineland.com/google-bing-is-cheating-copying-our-search-results-62914
Then it was Microsoft came out with allegation that top ten Google organic search results are often Spam results and 70% of those spam results are running Google Adsense giving Google indirect profit from spam. Details -> http://www.businessinsider.com/bing-engineer-accuses-google-of-profiting-off-search-spam-2011-2
One more deadly blow comes from RBI (Reserve Bank of India) for the online earners, freelancer, blogger, web content writers or who ever earns money via receiving payment in paypal account.
RBI directions and enforcement have forced Paypal to create few extra rules for Paypal India users which virtually makes paypal unusable.
- PAN (Personal Account Number) seems now mandatory
- No matter what ever amount you receive in Paypal, you have to transfer it in to an Indian bank account within 7 day.
- You can’t purchase anything using money stored in paypal. You must link your credit card with Paypal and by which you can make a purchase.
- Credit Card or web enabled debit card now seems mandatory
Below is the email which struck all the users with surprise
Google.com.pk serves a pretty interesting search result for the term “Internet Explorer 9″. It shows an ad right on top of the search results, misleading user to force him/her read or download its own browser (chrome) using the name of Microsoft Internet explorer.
It is pretty important since when Microsoft is been blamed, sued and punished around world for bundling IE with its Operating systems. Here, Google is caught in cheating and misleading users looking for Internet Explorer 9 and push them towards Google Chrome.
From last couple of months Google Adsense team have started to roll out their beta product to all region. One by one, adsense users around the world have started to see optional update in their Adsense user panel to opt in for the new interface.
It seems now its time for Indian users are me too now being included in the beta. In first glimpse it feels better as lot of needed information is given right in the dash board it self but then again when accessing from a slower connection (remember its INDIA), it takes age to load the interface.
Most of the online services are totally automated. Service providers Google wont provide any physical contact for personalized support for any of their product.
However now days so many of us use these free services to handle lot of our business or financial information (consider Adsense / AdWords it self) and for which some time we may end up in a situtaion where we may need to get in touch with the “Physical” Google India.
So what is the address of phone number of Google India ?
Google India office addresses and contact numbers are listed under Google worldwide contact url -> http://www.google.com/corporate/address.html