Nexus One is the name of the Google Phone that is currently in beta testing among Googlers.
This HTC Phone could be released as soon as in January 2010.
Touchscreen OLED, slightly bigger than iPhone screen, with 5 megapixels camera, snapdragon processor.
Human error is what caused the Big Google Bug this saturday morning. Google is working with non-profit organization Stopbadware.org and human error was the problem.
Marissa Mayer, VP Search & User Experience has just written a blog post on official google blog.
This morning all google search results were linking to the page “This site may harm your computer”
Google maintains a list of malicious websites (badware, malware,…) and receive regular updates to do with this list. One of the URL of ‘/’ was mistakenly checked (human error) in as a value to the file and ‘/’ expands to all URLs.
Google Bug lasted for about 1 hour.
This Tuesday September 2 (or Monday at midnight), you will be able to download Google Chrome, the new Web Browser made by Google. Availability in 100 countries.
Download Google Chrome: http://gears.google.com/chrome/eula.html?hl=fr
Official Website: http://www.google.com/chrome
See the post on Google official Weblog.
See also explanations with the Comics.
Google plans to eliminate approximately 300 jobs at DoubleClick, the company it recently acquired. This represents one-quarter of the 1200 Doubleclick jobs in North America.
DoubleClick employs 1500 employees worldwide. Employees outside the USA may be affected by this downsizing later.
Google also plans to sell DoubleClick’s Performics a search marketing/advertising firm on search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. Keeping Performics would put Google in a conflict of interest because it would be engaged in business on both sides of the table, essentially because of selling advertising space on its own engine.
Google shares are currently trading in the $460 range, after reaching a peak of $750 in November 2007, which is a significant plunge within just 5 months.
In addition, rumors are circulating that Google may also acquire Skype (eBay) and the online travel site Expedia.com.
Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a wonderful year 2008 !!
See the nice Google Logo for 2008. This a TCP/IP cable. TCP/IP was adopted by ARPANET on a January 1 (in 1983). ARPANET gave birth to Internet this same day.
Google put online its Zeitgeist 2007 for USA and Global.
Zeitgeist 2007 shows the most searched terms in Google Index during the year.
Fastest Rising (Global)
- second life
- club penguin
Fastest Rising (U.S.)
- club penguin
- anna nicole smith
Fastest Falling (global)
- world cup*
(*) featured in 2006 fastest-rising list
Google is going to launch a similar service to Wikipedia in the next months : Google Knol (from the word “Knowledge“). The service is currently in very private beta.
People who are experts in their domain will be invited to write an authoritative article about it on Knol.
Like Wikipedia, Knol will be totally free and contributors will be able to make money from their articles with sharing ad revenues with Google. For example, see the screenshot below where you can see the Adsense Block:
(Click to enlarge)
Knol will be a online encyclopedia and will cover all subjects, from scientific topics to entertainment.
Contrary to Wikipedia that is a collaborative encyclopedia, Knol authors won’t be able to contribute anonymously neither edit the articles from other contributors.
So we are going to see (for the best) in the next year a war between Google Knol and Wikipedia, and between Google Search Engine and Search Wikia (open source Internet search engine, to which the community can contribute, by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia).
Knol is not even public that Small Business SEM wrote an interesting article on 7 ways how to use Knol.
Google just announced today that they will bid in the Wireless FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Spectrum Auction in January.
Winning the wireless spectrum auction in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band would allow Google to provide mobile phone and Internet services. The reserve price for the C Block at the auction is $4.6 billion.
According to Official Google Blog the winner of the Spectrum Auction will be: CONSUMER.
The winner will have to allow their users to download any software app they want on their mobile device and to use any mobile devices they would like on that wireless network.
“We believe it’s important to put our money where our principles are” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.
What we don’t know is what Google intends to do exactly with this Spectrum..
Om Malik points out a interesting comment : “So Google Will Bid For Spectrum. Will It Play To Win?“
UPDATE: it seems to work now but 3 weeks have gone since my certification..
As you can see I have the Google Advertising Professional certification, see the logo on the right.
But a real problem is that the link
(https://adwords.google.com/select/ProfessionalStatus?id=2A8NuRDuoVNOF560mTwGcw&hl=en) that leads to my page does not work at all, it asks to log into Adwords.
How many readers or potential customers lost?
Google just answered me that for some professionals there is a bug.
Is Google going to give me a compensation for potential loss?
Actually a french company already ask me if I were really certified as they are unable to display the page.. 🙁
According to french Business Newspaper “Les Affaires“, Google just bought an office at 1000 de la gauchetiere street, downtown montreal.
7 engineers are currently working there.
Montreal office is looking for windows developpers and C, C++ programmers. See this job opportunity: Senior Windows Developer – Montreal
: according to real estate agencies, Google would be looking for commercial offices of 100 000 square feet.. Such an office could have 200-300 people working in..
Please review your resume..
There are rumors that Google would buy the Chinese Literature website Cmfu.com for a total amount about 400-600 millions $.
This is the price recommended by an independant firm. Google didn’t comment about this.
Cmfu.com is a chinese literature website that contains fantastic fiction, martial arts adventures, urban novels with romance, etc..
Cmfu.com is owned by online gaming website services Shanda.com.
Google Adsense Team wish you a Merry Christmas. Click the photo to enlarge.
I you see the big picture, the first thing you see is that my article dated december 16th is confirmed ; we can see only young people around 20 with google toys like the famous balls and other stuff.
Is there anyone older than 30 at Google..?
Yes ok I must admit I would like to be treated like a kid in this way with Google Stock Options, who wouldn’t?
Shimon Sandler just received his Google’s Christmas Gift as an avertiser for using Adwords, a Ipod Shuffle.
Yahoo already sent him a corkscrew kit and MSN a bottle of wine.
Shimon doesn’t tell us how much he spends annually in Google as a Qualified Adwords Professional ?
Google Adsense sent earlier the 2006 Christmas Gift to its best publishers.
Why Adsense and Adwords do not send gifts randomly ? everybody would get a chance! 🙂
Google just released a new search Engine: Google Patents
The search is done among 7 millions of US patents (only) since 1790.
Data come from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)