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Google now offers Google Dictionary (and in many languages)

5 December 2009, 7:39 pm ISTFiled under: Google

Google has now released Google Dictionary in its domination of the world and the internet. But this one we like. And it is available in many languages and as well as Trans-Literation too.

To give you an examples, here is the meaning of my name Amit (अमित)

Oh! And we didn't see any ads and we like that.

I have Google Wave Invites to give away ...

27 November 2009, 1:11 pm ISTFiled under: Google

I have few Google Wave Invites with me. So, if you want a google wave invitation, please send a request ...

Google Wave: Limited Invites

1 October 2009, 12:17 pm ISTFiled under: Technology, Google, Videos

Google sent out initial 100,000 invites to Google Wave yesterday. To those lucky ones, would you please advice whether you have the ability to invite other members a.l.a when Gmail was initially launched. If so would you so please send me one too. Pleeease ...

Browser Wars: A Disturbance in The Force

30 September 2008, 2:48 pm ISTFiled under: Software, Google, Web development, Humor

The inevitable has happened. Google has released its own browser: Google Chrome: a new web browser for Windows. Watch out Mirosoft and Mozilla and Apple and Opera and everybody else ...

This cartoon puts things in perspective: Browser Wars: A Disturbance in The Force

UC Berkeley now posting lectures on YouTube

4 October 2007, 5:40 pm ISTFiled under: Google
YouTube is now an important teaching tool at UC Berkeley.

The school announced on Wednesday that it has begun posting entire course lectures on the Web's No.1 video-sharing site.

Berkeley officials claimed in a statement that the university is the first to make full course lectures available on YouTube. The school said that over 300 hours of videotaped courses will be available at

Berkeley said it will continue to expand the offering. The topics of study found on YouTube included chemistry, physics, biology and even a lecture on search-engine technology given in 2005 by Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

"UC Berkeley on YouTube will provide a public window into university life, academics, events and athletics, which will build on our rich tradition of open educational content for the larger community," said Christina Maslach, UC Berkeley's vice provost for undergraduate education in a statement.

Now only if they start accepting exams online, I can just have my degree from UC Berkeley sitting right here in my home ...

Map of World of Warcraft

29 January 2006, 2:27 am ISTFiled under: Google, Gaming

Map of World of Warcraft (as the name suggests) is a map of the everpopular MMORPG World of Warcraft. Albeit it uses Google Maps API to display the same.


Google Movie

24 February 2005, 11:01 pm ISTFiled under: Google

Google has just added the movie: to their search. By using this operator you can search for a movie or anything related to it. You can even find out Multiplexes near you (as if movie buffs don't already know that).

The search comes up as a review of the movie with star ratings. And this is all generated by a computer algorithm ala Google News. There are few interesting thing about the search page though:

  • There are no ads placed in the page. I think google would wait for the content to increase before enabling ads here.
  • Only one page result is shown even for popular movies and stars like Pretty Woman, Tom Cruise
  • Not much content available (or rather indexed) for India movies. Even reviews of latest bollywood flicks Black, Swades.

Ah well I guess I would have to wait a couple of years before I can search reviews about the latest Bollywood movies in detail on Google.

GMail heating up (and lots of invitations)

9 February 2005, 3:10 pm ISTFiled under: Google

I was surprised when I logged on to my Gmail account yesterday and saw that there are now 50 invitations left instead of default 4.

Well it seems that Google thinks that they want to do a increase their testing field. Lets hope google opens the Gmail to public very soon.

Oh BTW if anyone wants a Gmail invitation, please feel free to ask.


GBrowser: The Google Browser ?

24 September 2004, 11:31 am ISTFiled under: Google

A few days ago the rumors of Mozilla becoming a base for Google's browser were strengthed a bit as the news came that google now owns the domain

Quoting " ... These rumours have been fuelled by a number of high-profile hires that Google has made, including various people who worked on Microsoft Internet Explorer, added to the fact that Google Inc. has registered the domain name ..."

This could be a serious blow for Microsoft who is already facing the threat from growth of the browsers like Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.

Do you want a gmail account ?

1 September 2004, 10:26 pm ISTFiled under: Google

Do you want a GMail account ? I have few invitations left ... so if you want one, please email me at digitalamit at gmail dot com

Google IPO registeration

5 August 2004, 12:25 am ISTFiled under: Google

Staying on course for its IPO, Google has started IPO bid registeration.

But unfortunately it is only for US person! :( Any american out there who may wanna donate a couple of shares to me ?

Distributed computing wars: MyDoom attacks Google

28 July 2004, 12:22 pm ISTFiled under: Google

The new variant of the MyDoom, called as MyDoom.O or MyDoom.M attacked Google's search engine service by searching for emails on google. The sheer number of searches from the host computers made the google service crawl for few hours in some countries.

This does raise some questions about the uses of distributed computing at both the ends. At one end we have google using the networked distributed envoirment of 100,000 servers used for searching and other services provided by the Google. On the other hand we have the MyDoom.o and MyDoom.m using the same networked distributed envoirnment for attacking. (We cann't call the attack by MyDoom as a distributed work technically per se as there was no coordination between the computers, but I am saying because all the host computer had a single common goal of attacking the search engine google.)

This would also allow the google's Ph.D engineers to re-evaluate the security scenarios to prevent any future attacks. Yahoo, MSN should also take a hint from this.


My new GMail account

15 June 2004, 11:20 am ISTFiled under: Technology, Google

I just got an invitation for my very own Google's Gmail account :).

So I am off to see what is all this fuss about the Gmail account, besides having a 1GB to park your email.

So, if you want to send me an email at my new gmail account, you can send it digitalamit at gmail dot com.

What does Google need money for ?

10 May 2004, 4:19 pm ISTFiled under: Google

As we all know that Google has filed with SEC for its IPO. They are planning to raise some US$ 2.7 billion dollars through this IPO.

What I want to know is what will they do with this money ?
Its not like they need it. They are already running the largest cluster of computers on this planet (and yeah on Linux!) with over 100,000 server


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Amit Arora is web developer with expertise in developing eCommerce enabled websites for the businesses.

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