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Video Ads, the new tyrants?

with google gobbling up youTube for an astronomical amount, and yahoo aquiring Jumpcut, one can sense an aggressive market consolidation happening over the online video space. the game is far from over yet with mushroom like growth of video sharing sites everyday. but what for? i wonder. there are already millions of posts on the blogosphere over copyright issues and stuff. most believe that google can now start monopolise advertising on the online media space with more than 70% market share. this already sent a fear wave among many spines. why?

Google is steadily realizing its unflinching objective to control the world’s content (information) and then use that content of others to its own strategic and profit objectives while determining how it is made available, stored, manipulated, accessed…

but how, u certainly will ask. Google makes a duplicate copy of the entire content of each Web page it crawls for indexing and then keeps the copy it created, and subsequently controls, within its own storage facilities. also, if you’re a gmail user, you’ve given google the full right to archive your personal and business communications on third-party servers of which you’ve no access. sounds scary? after all, the google says,

we are in the search business, so we need all of the information…ultimately our goal at Google is to have…all the world’s information.

google also defines ‘world information’ as a consolidation of personal information!!


October 24, 2006 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Orcut in trouble again, court issues notice

The Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to issue notice to Google for the alleged spread of hatred about India by its social network service `Orkut’.

Here is the full article.

This was coming for sure. There are many such hate communities that exist in orcut, and tons of mails and scraps were exchanged, requesting bans on these communities. but nothing has been done so far. i am happy to see some of our concerned citizens finally asking the courts to intervene. Kindly report this to as many you know, and let us build a network of support for fighting such faceless bastards…

October 11, 2006 at 12:26 am 2 comments

Do you GOOGLE?? that’s UnEthical!!!

Interesting, Interesting. how wud i know that googling stuff is unethical? did YOU? in my young webLife, i had Xed, yahooed and googled! the matured webLife still googles, yahoos less, tubes more and blogs the MOST. Now, Google says you just cant do that! whaaaaaaat???? YES. u heard it right! You can’t google, they say, You must use Google!

Confused?? here’s the full story!!

Or may be you should pray to the Google Gods for their blessings like this guy did in his codes!!

<meta name="GooglePray" content="Google, please rate me high by keyword UmaxSearch">

October 4, 2006 at 9:15 pm Leave a comment

Google takes on history, releases archive search

You may not love them but you cant ignore them. That’s certainly the case with Google and their rapidly growing emergence as a major contributor to human civilization, be it science, technology or whatever you can think of. Now, they’re offering the netizens with an opportunity to delve into History. True. The recently launched google news archive search is turning out to be a real hottie.

This search feature lets you find any news that appeared any time between 1754 to till date!!! Whoo whoo. That sounds fascinating to me. Not only that. You can actually discover the first appearance of a particular word / data by using the Advanced search option and a little tweaking. To get my hand dirty, I keyed in the word “Ramakrishna”. Guess, what I found? Hmm. An article dated 21 June, 1899 from Newark Daily Advocate newspaper.


September 12, 2006 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

Google launches music trends

If you’re an avid music lover but tired of buying those ‘best of the best’ type compilations that put up most craps except a couple of good numbers, you just might have found a solution. Google labs has released their Google Music trends that will help surfers find out the latest music trends. It is basically based on Google trends for music, though based on activities by google talkers rather than the google searchers. You have also an option to further filter the trends countrywise; however, currently there is only ‘United States’ option that you can choose. Interestingly, Hindi is listed as a category along with rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, blues etc. Note: Google-talk has just been updated its features by adding File/folder-sharing, drag-n-drop files, and music status. They plan to roll out these features to every existing G-talk users soon. However, if you can’t wait till it happens, then download the new version and start using the new features immediately.

August 24, 2006 at 9:56 pm Leave a comment

What’s after google?

It’s often said, if you have got past Google then you’ve found the end of Internet. how TRUE it seems to me sometimes. but is it?

Here is a tweaky plot…

“Future search engine technology will be either…Roman or Anarchistic. 🙂 The first will be run in a rigid, structured digital environment by a bunch of faceless Web-bureaucrats whose only concern is revenue and power. But you won’t get any viruses ’cause they’ll pre-emptive-strike anybody who tries to transmit one. The latter will be run by a mob of social malcontents whose engine operates on some “irratic logic” theory and whose search results make no sense to anyone, even them, but looks really cool.

Both will be equally terrible because objectivity will be removed from the english language altogether. None of them will be able to handle the sheer volume and pace of information they either inherited or retrieve daily. Even if they do, think of the horrendous errors that will occur in a micro-second if they fail to deliver the correct information.

It gives me a headache to think about it.History is a ringer.”

but then, what’s really after Google??SE that gives me simple search options before I start…such as… filter information vs commerce…before I start a search, I will have an option to pick I am looking for 1. information or 2. to buy stuff (i.e.)…when I pick information option, I don’t want ads trying to sell me something…if the ads were offering more information venue, I am all for it. Too often information and commerce sites are piled into a same SERP…I understand that the search term could go either way…but since I know what I want at the moment of search, I would like to have an option to filter my results.

I am hoping (gah…long live the butler!!!!!) would do something like this..

Also, Yahoo has something like this (tiny index mind), called mindset. and now, with their latest AvantFind search, things look tough for google too. It’s fairly alright and tells you how much towards each catagory is (commerce or info). As far as I know, Yahoo’s the only one to do this, not even the big G..

Now, the new kid on the block – ‘Quintura Search’ claiming it Google’s replacement. Well, no tool can replace Google’s index but Quintura can become Google’s interface. it has a tag based search option which gives a better optimal results, i was told. however, it looks promising at the moment. Additionally you can make search via other search engines too. so, do we call it a compiler of results rather than an ingenious engine?

Try out, i would recommend. (Download Quintura)

Authored by Amitava Bhattacharya for ndp93blogs

June 5, 2006 at 3:25 am Leave a comment



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