Google Extensions for Firefox

More news on Google, they have released two new extensions for Firefox, one is called Google Safe Browsing which detects any phishing and spoofing sites, and the other is for Blogger Web Comments - so you can see what others are saying about the page you are on, and even blog directly to your blog (running on blogger of course). [Listening to: I Am - Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day (03:54)]

December 16, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Updates to GMail

You might have heard and seen this already, but GMail has has a few updates, now it supports RSS feeds and you can get it on your mobile/cell phone. Check out details here . [Listening to: I Am - Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day (03:54)]

December 16, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

How was Google 10 years ago?

Check out how Google managed things a few years ago. Thanks to Eli for the link. :)

December 13, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Google Transit

While I like the new Google Transit and idea you can use public transport to get from Place A to B including getting very specific like what time to get to a certain place by , currently they have data for only Portland. I think this would have been a much better experiment for a European city like London where public transport exists unlike most US cities!

December 8, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Google's Database

I guess it was eventually meant to happen, Google has a database coming out soon called Google Base (which will be available at http://base.google.com ), and their intent is if it can be posted online in any fashion then use their database. And all that information will be available through searches and can be integrated with google maps. Seems more revenue for them, and also they seem to be targeting the likey of eBay and Craigslist....

October 26, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Google Reader

Avi pointed out this one to me. Google has a rss reader called Google Reader which to me seems quite similar to Bloglines , why I would use one over the other is not clear to me.

October 9, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Google Facelift

Google offers more than a dozen services, but most are hidden. The GoogleX interface makes all of Google’s goodies, such as Gmail, Froogle, Maps, etc, easily accessible and looks like the Mac OS X toolbar. This was originally designed by a Google researcher, but the toolbar disappeared shortly after being posted on the Google Labs site. I have this up on my sandbox - check it out. (originally leeched from Zilos )....

September 1, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Google is using a baseball bat to swat a fly on its own forehead

I love the way the San Jose Mercury News portray the blacklisting of CNet by Google for a year - “Google is using a baseball bat to swat a fly on its own forehead.” All, this happened because of the story Google balances privacy reach published by CNet where one of the reporters found out a lot of private information about Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt including where he lives, his wifes name, how much money he makes, what political fund raisers he contributes to, etc....

August 11, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Google on the Moon?

Do you want to see Google on the Moon? Well, check it out .

July 21, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Google currency now supports currency

Google calculator now supports currency calculations. Want to know what $3.5 are in £’s ? Or how about the currency of UK in Indian money ? Or how about 5 British pounds in South Korean money ? How cool is that?

July 13, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Google changing their login

<p> <figure> <img src="images/google_login.png" alt=""/> <figcaption>Google Login Screen</figcaption> </figure> </p> Google it seems since yesterday changed their login screen and you need to validate - is there some phishing stuff going on which is why they introduced this? Also I had to clear out my cookie before I could login to gmail, as it did not like it. Check out the screen shot.

June 9, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Update: Google Web Accelerator downloads

If you recall my previous post , I wanted to get you a quick update since then - seems like Google has stopped this for the time. If you get to the site it tells you the following message: Thank you for your interest in Google Web Accelerator. We have currently reached our maximum capacity of users and are actively working to increase the number of users we can support....

May 10, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Google Ride Finder

Google has a new service called Ride Finder which you can search for taxis, limousines and shuttles and make better decisions by seeing the exact location of vehicles in your area. Just enter a zip code, the name of a city or even a specific address. You will get a map showing the companies and where their vehicles are located. How does it work? As google puts it, Google Ride Finder takes a new approach to helping users find a ride: showing you where the vehicles are....

April 27, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Google Video

Google, today launched a new Video search service called Google Video . You can search for programs using Titles, particular channel, find out show locations in your area, etc. Check out all the features here .

January 25, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

2004 Year-End Google Zeitgeist, Search patterns, trends, and surprises

Based on billions of searches conducted by Google users around the world, the 2004 Year-End Zeitgeist offers a unique perspective on the year’s major events and trends giving you this aggregate look at what people wanted to know more about this year. Check it out . [Listening to: 04 dupatta (bhangra mix ) - - (05:04)]

January 21, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Try not to do it again guys. Oh, and thanks for the Gmail accounts

Google’s prime directive remains intact. The Securities and Exchange Commission ruled Thursday that the company’s missteps in not registering millions of options and not keeping quiet during the pre-IPO quiet period were not &ldquo;evil&rdquo; but &ldquo;very naughty.&rdquo; Practicing semi-tough love, the SEC levied no fine but extracted a solemn promise from Google never to do it again. The company&rsquo;s general counsel, David Drummond, took the bulk of the wrist-slapping over the failure to register more than $80 million in employee options, a move the SEC said he knew would let Google keep a lot of financial information under wraps....

January 16, 2005 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

Security hole found in Google desktop search

Infoworld talks about a security hole that Researchers at Rice University found in Google’s desktop search engine, that could allow third parties to access users’ search result summaries thus providing a sneak peek at part of the content of personal files. Google it seems has already fixed the issue at hand. To check make sure you are running the new version (number 121004, indicating Dec. 10 2004, or later). To be affected, a user would have to visit a Web site where an attacker has embedded a particular Java applet....

December 21, 2004 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Microsoft's answer to Google Desktop

Well, you probably have heard of the new MSN Toolbar Suite that is their answer to Google’s desktop search. To install it you need to have IE 5.01 (if you want the popup blocker then IE 5.5+), XP or Win 2000 (with SP4) and Outlook 2000 (or higher) or Outlook Express 6.0 (or higher) if you need to search in emails and half-gig of recommended disk space. Feel free to check out a list of all the features ....

December 15, 2004 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

MSN Search (Beta) giving Google a run for its money?

Is the new MSN Search (Beta) any better than Google? I still use google as my primary search engine, but have played around a little with this, though not quite seriously to pass any judgement on it (yet), though it certainly seems much better than their previous release . I will try and use it more and post my findings here, till then what do you guys think?

November 22, 2004 · 1 min · Amit Bahree