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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Link Evaluation - Google Turn of Link Analysis

Latest News: As per Google Recent Reports it states that google will turn off link analysis. 

Latest News from Google:
Link evaluation. We often use characteristics of links to help us figure out the topic of a linked page. We have changed the way in which we evaluate links; in particular, we are turning off a method of link analysis that we used for several years. We often rearchitect or turn off parts of our scoring in order to keep our system maintainable, clean and understandable.

Will this be an end to the Link building?
Will google try to customize how links are treated ?
What will this mean an end to  Directories ?  Link Exchanges ?

Is this is a major change in Google's New Update??

Post your comments now

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Inside Search: The evolution of search in six minutes

Inside Search: The evolution of search in six minutes: This summer we posted a video that takes a peek under the hood of search , sharing the methodology behind search ranking and evaluation. Thr...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich: Android 4.0 | Galaxy Nexus

Google announced Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of the mobile operating system.

Android IceCream Sandwich Features:

  • Virtual buttons in the user experience free up display space

  • Create folders by dragging apps on top of each other

  • A new tab for thumbing through your widgets

  • Calendar app now supports pinch-to-zoom

  • Gmail gets offline search (nice), a two-line preview, and gesture support for swiping between conversations

  • The revamped Gmail user interface has an action bar for composing a message, searching, and accessing labels

  • Take screenshots by holding power and volume down buttons (finally!)

  • "Request desktop site" in the Chrome browser opens the full version of a Web site and syncs with your bookmarks

  • Save Web pages offline and use up to 16 tabs in the browser

  • More keyboard error correction and an inline spell check

  • Access apps directly from the lock screen

  • A recent applications icon

  • "Roboto" is a new typeface

  • Delete individual notifications by dragging them off the notifications menu

  • Improved voice integration and copy and paste

  • Face Unlock is a facial recognition service that use your face to unlock the phone

  • New Data Usage options in the Settings menu will notify users when they near a data use limit and disable the feature when the limit is reached

  • You can kill off apps that are using data in the background

  • Open the camera quickly from the home screen

  • Camera has no shutter lag, continuous focus, zoom while recording, panorama photos, time lapse settings, and 1080p recording

  • Face detection in the camera

  • Integrated photo editor including focus and exposure and "hipster filters" (we don't want to know)

  • New gallery layout, organized by location and person

  • People app brings together high-res photos, social media information, and status updates

  • Phone app lets you swipe between favorite friends with integrated visual voice mail

  • New photo gallery layout for organizing by location and person

  • Speed up and slow down voice mails

  • Quick message sends canned response text message when you decline a call

  • Android Beam, an NFC feature for exchanging information between two phones by tapping them

  • Saturday, July 2, 2011

    Google + | Google Social Network vs Facebook

    6 Things Google+ Can Do Facebook Can't

    1. Easily share photos, links, or posts with only select 

    One of Google+'s signature features is called Circles, which lets you create mini friends lists, or social circles, within your larger network. You can customize groups fairly easily, with drag-and-drop actions, to limit who can see what. When you share something, you share it to a circle or multiple circles.
    In Facebook, you have a few options for limiting who can see what, but it's not nearly as easy to manage. First, the "limited profile" setting can restrict selected connections from seeing everything—they only see a limited amount. Second, you can create Friends Lists (although it's not drag-and-drop), to which you can apply privacy setting; but if you want to post to your wall and only make it visible to a specific people such as the people on your Friends List, you have to click the lock icon next to the post, click "customize," choose "specific people" from the drop-down list, and then remember name of the list you created.
    Another way Facebook lets you restrict your circle of friends is with Facebook Groups, but that's treated more like a forum with admins rather than just a sub-set of your real-life friends. Facebook Groups do come in handy, though, when you want to meet new people, as not all groups are private; some are open for anyone to join.

    2. Plan details of an event with live video chat

    Google+ has a free, multi-user video chat feature called Hangouts—Facebook has nothing like this. Integrating the video chat right into a social network makes a lot of sense, especially when coupled with other Google products, like Calendar. If you're collaborating with friends to host a party, travel together, or create a project, the ability to hold a video chat right within the context of all the other information goes well beyond what Facebook can do with event-planning.

    3. Watch a YouTube video in real-time with friends

    Within Hangouts, you and your friends can watch and search for YouTube videos together as a group. And anyone in the hangout has access to the controls to play, pause, or search for a new video. When you start the video, the group chat mutes everyone by default (to minimize echoes), but there's a button labeled Push to Talk that overrides it. In Facebook, the closest you can come to watching videos with other people is to do it asynchronously, and discuss it with comments, which is a whole lot less lively than Google's solution. One note in Google+ is that you have to watch those YouTube clips in Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

    4. Curate content based on your interests

    Another new concept in Google's social network is that Google should do one thing it already does fairly well: point you toward content that you want to find and explore. Google calls this new element Sparks, and it leverages a lot of what Google already does, but with more of an entertainment angle.
    In Facebook, you can become a fan of or "like" a product, place, service, or what have you, but you can't actually cultivate an interest. Sparks instead delivers articles, blogs, and other content from the entire web—not just from within the social network platform—based on terms that you enter. You can save terms and return to them at any time to browse new content, and you can add circles or individuals to an item to share it with them.
    With Facebook, you don't so much save search terms as have them automatically scoured so that Facebook can bring up ads that it thinks are relevant (and to be fair, this happens in Gmail as well). You end up seeing a lot of ads that aren't applicable to you just because you once made an inane analogy about a mustache-bleaching kit.

    5. Instantly upload photos and videos to the cloud, but decide later how to share them

    Google+ mobile apps (coming soon), will have an auto-upload feature so that any photo or video you take on your phone using the app (rather than the phone's built-in camera) will automatically be uploaded to your account, ready to share. The content doesn’t go public right away, so you can decide later who will get to see it. The next time you log into Google from your desktop, a number in the status bar will show how many new uploads you have on deck, ready to share.
    Uploading photos and videos this way removes the worry of making an embarrassing photo public to every person you're connected to (or in Facebook, anyone who can see your full profile). Currently, photos and videos in Google+ stay ready in the queue for only eight hours after upload.

    6. Quit

    Have you ever tried to delete your Facebook account? The option is so buried it's nearly impossible to find. Deactivating a Facebook account is slightly easier, but it doesn't actually remove your entire presence from Facebook. Friends can still invite you to events, tag you in photos, or ask you to join groups after your account is deactivated—you just won't know about it.
    Google+ on the other hand lets people leave easily. Facebook has received a lot of flak for not being upfront with users about certain default privacy settings and the like, so it actually is rather important that users are able to easily delete their Google+ accounts. And like Facebook, Google+ lets you download all your data (photos, messages) so you won't lose anything if you quit.


    The general consensus these days is that the iPhone 5 will be released at some point this fall. A new report suggests that both the next generation of Apple’s iPhone and even the iPad will hit stores in October.
    Based on “industry sources,” Digitimes is reporting the following:
    • Taiwan-based companies included in the supply chain for iPhone 5 and iPad 3 have begun to prepare materials for the production of the two devices
    • Both will be produced in small volumes in August, with the volume picking up in September and October
    • The iPad 3 has just been added to the production schedule
    • The iPhone 5’s supply volume is estimated to be around six to seven million units during the third quarter
    • The iPhone 5 and the iPad 3 will likely be unveiled in September, shipped in October
    • Apple plans to launch only one model of the new iPhone
    Verizon has been selling the iPhone 4 for a few months now, and while the carrier sold plenty of units so far it would seem that its customers are not that eager anymore to purchase an “old” iPhone 4 with the iPhone 4S/5 getting closer and closer to launch. Verizon has already advised analysts to expect an iPhone sales drop for Q2 although that’s something Verizon must have expected.
    Verizon has sold 2.2 million iPhones in the first quarter of the year, and that’s just seven weeks of actual iPhone 4 sales. Q2 will bring up to 2.2 million iPhone 4 sales, which is still great for the carrier considering that the new iPhone 4S/5 is arriving at some point in late August / early September, depending on who you listen to. Those extra million iPhone sales helped Apple get more smartphone market share in the USA, that’s obvious, but considering Verizon’s customer base, and the fact that the CDMA carrier has been waiting for over three years for a deal with Apple, the total number of CDMA iPhone 4 units sold to date is a lot lower than some would have imagined.
    It’ll be interesting to see Verizon’s iPhone sales numbers later this year once the iPhone 4S/5 hits, and it’ll be equally interesting to see who will sell more new iPhones in the USA, as AT&T is also pretty interested in the arrival of the fifth-generation smartphone.
    Speaking about launch dates, Verizon knows better than to reveal the actual release date of the upcoming iPhone 4S/5, but we do know that both Big Red and AT&T are going to sell the device at the same time. The iPhone 4S/5 is said to come with dual CDMA/GSM capabilities, although the specs and features of the device still need to be confirmed, since all we have so far is based on various rumors and leaks that can’t be verified yet.

    Thursday, December 9, 2010

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    Obama Videos: Obama After Cabinet Meeting

    Obama After Cabinet Meeting: Videos

    Obama effect: India favours trade-opening pact with US
    Enthused by the success of US President Barack Obama's visit, India on Tuesday said it is time to "seriously consider" a trade-opening agreement with America, similar to the ones entered with the ASEAN and South Korea. "Now after the successful visit of President Obama, we should seriously consider 
    to engage in negotiations for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement which encompasses trade, investment and services," Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma said at a FICCI function.
    Sharma made these comments in the presence of US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who however, sounded less enthusiastic about the idea of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
    "We have a variety of different economic agreements that we are working on ...everything will have to be done in stages. Right now, we have many agreements already concluded. The business communities are focusing on so we take step at a time...", Locke told reporters on the sidelines of the function. He was part of the delegation which came with Obama.
    India and the US already have an institutional mechanism to boost bilateral commerce through the Trade Trade Forum.
    "What I have suggested is that we should use that as a foundation, build further upon," Sharma said.
    But, these decisions require elaborate negotiations and the steps would be "calibrated... that, of course is not going to happen in this room today", he said, suggesting incremental steps to build on "strong foundation that we have". India-US had trade of USD 36.6 billion in 2009-10.
    Seeking a substantial increase in commercial engagement with India, Obama asked India to remove trade and investment barriers in a host of areas including, telecom and retail.
    India, as part of its 'Look East Policy' has already opened trade with the 10-nation bloc - Association of Southeast Nations and South Korea.
    Though the industry has been favouring FTA with the US, it is now that Indian government has favoured the idea.
    The FTA in the past was not considered feasible in the backdrop of the US being very aggressive in seeking market access for its agricultural products. India remained defensive about opening its agri markets to protect its farmers against easy imports.
    In fact, this has also been India's sticky point, particularly with the US  in the Doha negotiations for a multilateral trade agreement.


    Monday, August 16, 2010

    Millionaire at 16:UK schoolboy, 16 becomes a Millionaire

    A school boy entrepreneur dubbed ‘the next Alan Sugar’ told of his pride today at making his first £MILLION – after starting his business at the age of 14.
    Delighted Christian Owens, now 16, used his pocket money to fund his first venture, website Mac Box Bundle, which has taken £700,000 since its launch in 2008.
    He launched advertising pay-per-click company ‘Branchr’ a year later and worked on the company after school and at weekends.
    Branchr was a smash hit with internet sites, made a staggering £500,000 in its first year and now counts betting site William Hill and social networking site MySpace as devoted clients.

    Christian, from Corby, Northants., currently employs eight adult workers around the UK and America as sales and technical assistants and plans to open two Branchr offices in the next year.
    The youngster, who lives with his parents, company secretary Alison, 43 and factory worker dad Julian, 50, was inspired to go into business after watching Apple CEO Steve Jobs storm to success.
    He invests the majority of his earnings back into his businesses and is determined to make £100 million with Branchr in the future.
    He said: ”I really wanted to create something groundbreaking and simple, that would revolutionise the way advertising works.
    ”Mac Box Bundle was already becoming a success but I really wanted to push myself and do something different, so I came up with the idea of Branchr.
    ”I think everyone has business sense in them, they just need to gain experience and be determined to make it.
    ”My friends and I don’t really talk about my success, to them I’m just a normal teenager and it doesn’t change anything between us.
    ”There is no magical formula to business, it takes hard work, determination and the drive to do something grea

    Thursday, June 10, 2010

    Will the Earth blackout in 2013? Earth blackout in 2013

    Will the Earth blackout in 2013? Check the Video
    If you’ve had your fill of apocalyptic scenarios, earthquakes, volcanoes and global warming, here comes a new threat which may wipe out the world in 2013.

    Imagine a scene from any of Hollywood’s disaster films. An eerie scene where mobile phones go on the blink, GPS is knocked out, TVs go blank and the world is plunged into chaos.

    Looks like disaster flicks aren’t too removed from reality since all this could well be the potential result of a gigantic solar storm, according to a new report by NASA. The report, a warning, says Earth and space are coming together in a way that’s new to human history.

    A solar storm, which is essentially violent eruptions in the sun, can eject destructive radiation and charged particles into space. These are closely connected to magnetic fields – which are hazardous for satellites and space stations.

    There are reports of a geomagnetic storm sparked by a huge solar flare that swept over the Earth in 1859. Telegraph wires shorted out and set houses on fire. A brilliant aurora was seen in Hawaii—so bright that “people could read newspapers by [its] red and green glow.” Scientists predict that in May 2013, the sun’s solar cycle will peak at about the same level as in 1859. (This content courtesy a post on

    High-tech systems are critical for life as we know it today. Everything that we depend on and take for granted – air travel, GPS navigation, banking services (even a credit card transaction uses a satellite) and emergency radio communications – can all be knocked out by intense solar activity.

    To get an idea of scale, a massive solar storm could result in 20 times more damage than the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina which hit south-eastern US in August 2005. The storm killed 1,800 people and caused damages worth $81 billion.

    Some good news is that some of the damage and destruction can be avoided with warning of an impending solar storm. There is technology to put satellites in ‘safe mode’ and disconnect transformers to protect them from destructive electrical surges.

    The task of accurately forecasting a solar storm lies with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US. “Space weather forecasting is still in its infancy, but we’re making rapid progress,” said Thomas Bogdan, director of NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center in Colorado.

    The key for Bogdan lies in NASA and NOAA collaborating. “NASA’s fleet of heliophysics research spacecraft provides us with up-to-the-minute information about what’s happening on the sun. They are an important complement to our own GOES and POES satellites, which focus more on the near-Earth environment.”

    Says Bogdon, “I believe we’re on the threshold of a new era in which space weather can be as influential in our daily lives as ordinary terrestrial weather.”


    1) Stan Dalone

    They're expecting that solar storms may get active in that year, which has the potential to disrupt our satellite communications. An exceptionally bad solar storm (which happened back in the 1860s IIRC) could potentially wipe out most of our satellite communications, and could disrupt earthbound electronics. But it wouldn't have any effects on us directly. The Sun will still shine as usual, etc. You'd see some pretty amazing auroras near the poles though!

    2) Guest

    According to the latest theory by space scientist Dr. John C. Mather who gave the theory for the formation of the universe .
    the theory in (aerospace science)astro- space:-
    1)The LHD(large hadron collider )showed that if a particle is collided with the nucleus at 7TEV(terra electronvolt) the universe will be formed again.(at a small level).
    2) This revealed that light falling on earth may destroy it in a year or 2 since the energy of the sun trapped by the earth is causing earthquakes and hurricanes.
    3)in the mayan calender it is written"thy wold de'troyth in 13"meaning that the world to be destroyed after 13 years after the evil eclipse that took place oin 2000 (13 is a unlucky number).
    ScienceDaily (Mar. 16, 2004) — WASHINGTON -
    On 4 November 2003, the largest solar flare ever recorded exploded from the Sun's surface, sending an intense burst of radiation streaming towards the Earth. Before the storm peaked, x-rays overloaded the detectors on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES), forcing scientists to estimate the flare's size.
    Taking a different route, researchers from the University of Otago used radio wave-based measurements of the x-rays' effects on the Earth's upper atmosphere to revise the flare's size from a merely huge X28 to a "whopping" X45, say researchers Neil Thomson, Craig Rodger, and Richard Dowden. X-class flares are major events that can trigger radio blackouts around the world and long-lasting radiation storms in the upper atmosphere that can damage or destroy satellites. The biggest previous solar flares on record were rated X20, on 2 April 2001 and 16 August 1989.
    "This makes it more than twice as large as any previously recorded flare, and if the accompanying particle and magnetic storm had been aimed at the Earth, the damage to some satellites and electrical networks could have been considerable," says Thomson. Their calculations show that the flare's x-ray radiation bombarding the atmosphere was equivalent to that of 5,000 Suns, though none of it reached the Earth's surface, the researchers say.
    At the time of the flare, the researchers were probing the ionosphere with radio waves as part of a long-term research program. Their new measurement comes from observations of the indirect effects of the increased x-ray radiation on very low frequency (VLF) radio transmissions across the Pacific Ocean from Washington State, North Dakota, and Hawaii to their receivers in Dunedin, New Zealand.
    "Increases in x-rays enhance the ionosphere, causing its lowest region to decrease in altitude, which in turn affects the phase of VLF transmissions. Our previous research shows that these phase shifts are proportional to the number of kilometers [miles] by which the ionosphere is lowered," they say. As the lowering is known to relate directly to the amount of x-ray radiation present, the team could make a new measurement of the flare's size, they say.
    "We were at the right place, at the right time with the right knowledge--which was based on nearly 15 years of work by staff and students in the Physics Department's Space Physics Group." The research would not have been possible, they added, without data provided by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Environment Center, which came up with the initial X28 estimate.
    "We used their solar measurements to calibrate the response of the atmosphere to x-rays, so when this event overloaded the satellite detectors, we were in a unique position to make this measurement. Given that any future flares are unlikely to be large enough to overload the ionosphere, we believe that our new method has great advantages in determining their size in the event of satellite detector overloads," they say.