Google Wave is a brand new communication tool that’s just been unveiled, and it promises to bring everything from email to Facebook, Twitter and beyond in to one browser pane and merge them seamlessly. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s supremely powerful.
Google’s I/O conference for developers has been taking place in the States this week, and along with some major predictions for Android, Google’s unveiled a powerful new platform, Google Wave, that brings every type of messaging under one roof. Read more…
Written by Jonny Marsh
Google, the world leader of innovation has done it again. This time they have launched an online service designed to facilitate the addition of various Google features onto your own webpage. Examples including Google Maps, Google News feeds, and YouTube videos.
Google I/O developer introduced during their conference in downtown San Francisco, the new online service - dubbed Google Web Elements, which lets you add Google services to a page by cutting and pasting pre-defined code snippets. Read more…
The date was September 7, 1998. The event, two Stanford University students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founded Google, a company they started as part of a research project in January 1996. The company was first incorporated as a privately held company but become public August 4, 2004 raising 1.6 billion dollars. The history of Google had just begun.
Google’s mission statement is, to organize the world information and make it universally accessible and useful. Few companies follow through with their mission as well as Google.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin created Google on the hypothesis that a search engine that analyzed the relationships between the different websites could get better results than the techniques in that currently existed, which essentially ranked results according to the number of times the search term appeared on a page. They called it Backrub in the beginning due to the fact that the system used back links to estimate a websites importance. Read more…
Google Conversion Tool
The nifty search engine has its own in built converter. Try typing into the Google search box “4ft 6in in meters” or “23c in Fahrenheit” and you will get an instant conversion. Move your calculator to the bottom drawer of your desk or throw your slide rule out of the window. If you don’t know what a slide rule is then Google it – you will be amazed at how your ancestors worked in the old days.
Similarly, your old friend Google can act as a calculator. Try typing in “43% of 92” and in the twinkle of an eye receive instant enlightenment. Where was this while I was doing my GCSE’S?
Google Currency Converter
You know what’s coming don’t you. Type “£123 in US$” and be amazed with the instant currency conversion. Read more…
The Google Goal of Indexing 100 Billion Web Pages
In their paper ‘The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hyper textual Web Search Engine’ it is very evident that Google goal has always been to be one of the best search engines there is in terms of the quality of the results it gives. Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page however knew that in order to do this, Google needed to be able to store information efficiently and cost effectively and to have excellent crawling, indexing, and sorting methods or techniques. Google not only aimed to give quality results but to produce the results as fast as possible. Google started as a high quality search engine and continues to be the best search engine today. It has managed to stay true to its original intent to be a search engine that not only crawls and indexes the web efficiently but also to produce more satisfying results in comparison to other existing search engines.
To stay true to their goal of providing the best search results Google knew right from the start that it had to be designed so that the search engine could catch up with the web’s growth.
According to “Brin and Page “In designing Google we have considered both the rate of growth of the Web and technological changes. Google is designed to scale well to extremely large data sets. It makes efficient use of storage space to store the index”. They knew that they needed much space to store and ever growing index. Read more…