Veechaar-The Insight:A blog on Web2.0,Technology,Internet

February 22, 2010

Google’s free online multi language dictionary website

Google has silently launched a free online dictionary.It is really nice free online dictionary.

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Google's free online dictionary


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February 10, 2010

Is Google Buzz going to kill the twitter?

Filed under: Google, TechNews, Technology — Tags: , , — The Insight @ 5:08 pm

This is the big question that is doing the round on web today. I do feel that this time Google has put good efforts.so chances are really good for them this time.
Twitter is still in nascent phase. They do not have good infrastructure to support the growing massive traffic.They could not perform as facebook did in case of massive traffic. (more…)

Socialization of Gmail-Google Buzz

Filed under: Gmail, Google, Technology — Tags: , , , — The Insight @ 5:14 am

Gmail is no more something that you are just using for sending emails and chatting.Gmail is going to be ‘Social’.Succes of social media particularly Twitter make Google to introduce Google Buzz.
In layman language Google buzz is simply the incorporation of Twitter inside Gmail.Your Status messages would be the ‘tweets’ in Google Buzz.You can follow the people you email and chat most using Google Buzz.’Sharing ‘ is the cornerstone of Google Buzz.Sharing of Status messages,videos,links and photos.You would have control over your sharing buzz.If you want to share with few and dont want to share with other people you have choice.
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January 28, 2010

Google’s Privacy Principle tenets

Filed under: Google, Technology — Tags: — The Insight @ 6:17 am

According to Google privacy principals are also the important things which Google keeps in mind while developing any product other than design and software guidelines. Needless to say security is also the important aspect in product development at Google.

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January 29, 2009

Measure your internetwith M-Lab

Everybody who is using internet is curious to know how to measure it in terms of efficiency ,speed and other factors which are responsible for good or bad internet connection.
Till now it was very difficult for a layman to check the preformance of their broadband connection.
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December 12, 2008

Google Panchayt Award

Google Announced Google.org Gram Panchayat Puraskar (GGPP) for Karnatka and Andhra Pradesh . Top Five Panchayts from these two states will be awarded cash prize of Rs.5 lakhs (approximately $10,000 USD)which they can utilise in development of their respective villages.

The prize will be awarded in one of six areas: education, health and nutrition, water supply, rural infrastructure, rural electrification, and resource mobilization.

The contest is open for applications through January 25, 2009. To enter, visit the contest website http://www.google.org/ggpp.html or pick-up an application at your district or blockpanchayat office in Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh.

Please spread the  word .

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Registrations for the 2009 Challenge are now open

The Google Online Marketing Challenge is a great hands-on exercise for undergraduate or graduate students in classes such as advertising, ecommerce, integrated marketing communication, management information systems, marketing and new media technologies.

The goal for students is effective online marketing via sound marketing analysis to optimize, manage and update a Google AdWords campaign.

The Challenge works like this:

  1. Students divide into groups of 3-6, and then receive free online advertising vouchers for Google AdWords worth US$200.
  2. The groups recruit a small-to-medium business, under 100 employees, who has a website but doesn’t currently use AdWords.
  3. Each group works with the business to set up an AdWords account and structure an effective online marketing campaign.
  4. During a 3-week competition window, the groups optimize and refine their campaigns. They must submit two competition reports – one before they begin and one after the campaign ends.
  5. Google and a panel of independent academics from all over the world select the winning teams based on the success of their campaign and the quality of their competition reports.

Registration has begun for the 2009 Google Online Marketing Challenge .

The Challenge is open to any higher education institution from anywhere in the world. Registrations for 2009 are now open. You can  register now.

Google C++ Mocking Framework

Google C++ Mocking Framework
Google released the Google C++ Mocking Framework under the New BSD License .This Framework is inspired by by popular Java mocking frameworks like jMock and EasyMock .

Google itself using this Framework  in more than 100 projects .

This is supported by Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

More details are on the Google Testing Blog.

Read  documentation

download Google Mock.

Google launched “Browser Security Handbook”

Google released a 60-page Browser Security Handbook to the general public.

According to Google “This 60-page document provides a comprehensive comparison of a broad set of security features and characteristics in commonly used browsers, along with (hopefully) useful commentary and implementation tips for application developers who need to rely on these mechanisms, as well as engineering teams working on future browser-side security enhancements.”

November 26, 2008

Google explanation on security vulnerability in Gmail

Google said phishing emails are responsible for domain hijackings  and they claimed that there is no evidence of a Gmail vulnerability.

According to Google the cause was a phishing scheme  . Google had found out this with the help of affected users. Google  explained the modus operandi –

“Attackers sent customized e-mails encouraging web domain owners to visit fraudulent websites such as “google-hosts.com” that they set up purely to harvest usernames and passwords. These fake sites had no affiliation with Google, and the ones we’ve seen are now offline. Once attackers gained the user credentials, they were free to modify the affected accounts as they desired. In this case, the attacker set up mail filters specifically designed to forward messages from web domain providers.”

Reagrding Gmail CSRF bug Google has said that there was a Gamil CSRF bug in september 2007 that they fixed in 24 hours and after that there was no such bug as reported .

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