Friday, March 24, 2006
Google Search Vs Google Base
Google Search, in contrast, sends out armies of robots that scour the internet for content, and takes all the data it can find. Based on that data, it categorizes web pages automatically by what it thinks the site is about.
Could this be the beginnings of "Google Search 2.0"?
Google Base in Web Results
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Google Unveils Google Finance
These features include a stock chart with plotted news events. When you look up a particular company, you will see a Flash chart with letters corresponding with news on the right side of the page plotted at certain points on the line. So, if the stock of a certain company changed drastically at 10 a.m. today, you can potentially see what the reason for the change was.
Users will also be able to adjust the time zoom on the stock charts without having to reload the page. If you want to view a 3-month zoom, the timeline above the chart will shift to a 3-month span, and the chart below will display this 3-month span in detail, including the news plots mentioned above. This is because of the Flash used to create the chart, but users whose browsers have difficulty with Flash have the option of using a more traditional chart.
Another smooth feature is the management details for each company. Users can scroll their pointer over someone’s name and read a quick bio which includes his/her position in the company, length of service in their position, and their age. Links leading to a more detailed bio and compensation information offered by Reuters as well recent trading activity information offered by Yahoo Finance are also there for users to click on.
Google Finance will cover companies in North America for the time being, but Google plans on expanding its service to cover other countries in the near future.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Microsoft to do parenting
Windows Live is part of Microsoft's strategy to consolidate a range of Web services -- e-mail, instant messaging, online PC security and blogs -- to compete with Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. for Internet advertising dollars. Microsoft plans to roll out Windows Live Family Safety Settings in the summer, which will allow parents to filter Web sites and receive reports to see what their children are doing online.
The company also plans to eventually allow parents to control who communicates with their children over e-mail, instant messaging and in their blogs.
The company aims to simplify the process by allowing a parent, or administrator, to monitor every family member's Web activities within Windows Live. The service is only available for certain versions of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and will be compatible with the upcoming Windows Vista operating system.
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Thursday, March 09, 2006
Cancer survior’s guide for software developers
I hope none of you need to read this, but Douglas Reilly is a cancer survivor and wrote a great article for software developers who learn that they have cancer.
Thanks Douglas, this is a real gift and reminds us all that our time here is way too short. I hope you’re with us and kicking our behind for a long time to come!
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Teenager Claims to Find Flaw in Gmail
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Going Dynamic with PHP
Microsoft Claims Worlds Best Search Engine Soon