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Job in Google

By on April 28, 2012

Working in the world largest search engine company is the dream for most of the IT field people, now you may search for available vacancy in Google around the world that fit your ability.  You are not only able to search the job around your location, but you are able to search all the job vacancy around the world.

Visit Google Jobs to find your dream future job.

Job in Google around the world

To celebrate the launching of the Google Drive, now your Gmail account storage has been increase to 10 GB (and counting) as per announce in the Gmail official blog.

Gmail now with 10GB of storage

If you’ve been downloading Google Currents through unofficial channels, you won’t have to do that anymore. Previously found only in the United States, Google Currents is now available across the globe.

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Launched in December 2011, Google Currents is essentially an app for Android and iOS that gathers RSS feeds onto an easy-to-read magazine layout. Think of it as Google’s answer to Pulse or Flipboard. To date, Google has seen nearly 400 publisher editions and over 14,000 self-produced editions available on Google Currents.

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A new dynamic sync feature is also added to Google Currents, with content constantly refreshed when you’re reading news off Google Currents. If you’re worried about a reduced battery life from the constant syncing, Google claims that the dynamic sync feature will use a minimum of the phone or tablet’s battery, bandwidth and storage.

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Going international also means that Google is prepared for multiple languages. Other than its global availability, Google Currents also adds Google Translate into its mainframe, providing support for up to 38 languages. However, this is still subjected to whether international publishers, through Google Currents Producer, choose to make their publications available globally and enable auto-translation.

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Android users can make your way to Google Play and push the app to your Android devices, while iOS users can visit the iOS App Store for the app.

Google Account Activity Stats

By on April 8, 2012

Google added an interesting feature that shows stats for services like Google Latitude, Gmail, Google Search and more. If you go to the Account Activity page, you can opt in for a monthly report that provides a “summary of your account activity across many Google products”.

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It’s like a personal Google Analytics, but it’s less detailed and it focuses on security features. For example, Google shows a list of locations and browsers detected when you’ve signed in. If you never use Opera, but the browser is included in Google’s list, then it’s likely that someone else found your password. The activity page also includes the number of emails you’ve sent and received, the number of Google searches and stats from Google Latitude, Picasa Web and YouTube.

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After activate the Google Account Activity, you will received the Email to view your account activity report. It would be nice to aggregate the data in real time and integrate account activity with Google Deshboard, which already show some stats.

Google Malaysia introduced three new major enhancements to Google Maps, allowing Malaysia commuters to better plan their journey and look up real time information. The new major enhancements are two new layers, Traffic and Transit, as well as a Bahasa Malaysia interface.

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Sajith Sivanandan, Google Malaysia Country Manager said by turning on the traffic layer on Maps, users can quickly see whether roads are congested or flowing freely based on color coding. Red is for choc-a-bloc, yellow for slow moving and green for smooth flowing. The new real-time traffic tracking features in Google maps makes it easier for drivers to plan alternative routes to their destination. However at launch, the service is available for roads in Klang Valley only.

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The Transit feature on Google Maps provides step-by-step travel directions to travel using the public transportation system in Malaysia including bus, LRT, monorail and Komuter. Transit also gives users information on where bus stops and train stations are located.

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Google says that the data used for the Traffic and Transit features is gathered from a variety of sources including the Department of Transportation, private data providers, and users of Google Maps for mobile who contribute anonymous speed information through Google’s traffic crowdsourcing feature.

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Google Map with traffic on browser, navigate to top right hand site to activate the new traffic layer

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Google Map with traffic on iPhone map

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US Internet giant Google on Tuesday started building one of its three planned data centres in Asia to meet fast growing online demand from the region, the company said.

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“More new Internet users are coming online everyday here in Asia than anywhere else in the world,” Daniel Alegre of Google said during a ceremony to begin work on the $300 million, 15 hectare (37 acre) site in Changhua county, western Taiwan.

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“They are looking for information and entertainment, new business opportunities and better ways to connect with friends and family, near and far.

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“That is why we are building data centres in Asia — to ensure that our users here have the fastest, most reliable access possible to all of our services, so they can continue putting them to work.

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Construction of the two other data centres for the region — in Singapore and Hong Kong — started in December and will cost $700 million in total. Google also has similar centres in the United States and Europe, but none so far in Asia.

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The search engine giant has faced stiff competition in Asia, particularly in the China market where domestic search services, including Baidu, are household names to a 485 million-strong internet population — the world’s largest.

Gmail new loading bar

By on March 26, 2012

Gmail just make a small changing on their loading screen, the new changing makes Google’s mail service look more like a native app and the transition to the actual interface is much smoother. Whenever you log into your gmail, the progress bar and the loading [email protected] message are located at the center of the page.

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New gmail loading page design

Old version of Gmail loading page

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Other than the loading bar, the rest of the gmail features on the loading page still remain the same including the load basic HTML at the right bottom of the page. If you have a slow internet connection and the “inbox preview” lab features is enabled, you still able see the preview of the inbox while you wait for Gmail to load.

Google is one of top money making company which focus on the search engine business. The search engine giant makes about $37.9 billion last year and most of the income is come from their Adwords advertising program.

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Just Amazon itself already spends over $55 million in 2011 to advertise on Google Adword whereas Apple spend $17.9 million and Microsoft spend $16.3million. The most ironically is both Apple and Microsoft have their own advertising platform and yet they still spending so much of money to advertise on their fiercest rival.

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Let’s view the following infographic show the summary of Google source of income for year 2011

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According to a note by Macquarie analyst Ben SchachterApple made US$1 billion off Google last year by having it as the default search engine in Safari. He observed that Apple seems to be moving away from Google Maps, which doesn’t affect Google much. But if Apple decides to stop using Google for search, it could be a major blow to Google, since the iPad appears to be gaining a lot of popularity around the world. If the iPad overtakes the PC in the next five years and it becomes the preferred method that people use to make their search, then Google will be in trouble.

Schachter believes that Google searches on iOS devices resulted in US$1.3 billion in gross revenue, and Google has a 75% traffic acquisition cost associated with that revenue.This means that the Internet and software corporation only gets US$335 million in net revenue from searches on iOS and Safari.

Google is profiting from ads posted by illegal London 2012 Olympics ticket resellers, the BBC reported. These ads have since been removed, as have ads for cannabis, fake identification cards, and passports that the BBC found and reported to Google.

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Google told the BBC that “the company keeps any money it might make from companies advertising illegal services before such adverts are removed.”

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BBC’s report recaps the ordeal of a woman who first found an ad from LiveOlympicTickets at the “very, very top” of Google after searching for “Olympic tickets.” That would be an AdWords ad (which is strangely referred to as a Sponsored Link multiple times in the report, even though Google renamed Sponsored Links to Ads in November 2010), which often appear above Google’s organic (algorithmically generated) search results. Naturally, she assumed this ad was trustworthy, being at the top of Google and all, and bought tickets from the scam site.

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“Selling tickets on the open market without permission from the Olympic authorities is a criminal offence in the UK under the London Olympic and Paralympic Games Act 2006,” BBC reported. LiveOlympicTickets is “registered overseas” and wasn’t an official 2012 Olympic ticket reseller, so it’s unlikely they’ll have to pay the £20,000 fine for reselling Olympic tickets illegally.

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Police had also requested Google to take down links to illegal Olympic ticket resellers. Apparently, LiveOlympicTickets remained the top advertisement for a week after the police asked Google to remove the ad.

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“We have a set of policies covering which ads can and cannot show on Google. These policies and guidelines are enforced by both automated systems and human beings. When we are informed of ads which break our policies, we investigate and remove them if appropriate,” Google said in a statement. “Our aim is to create a simple and efficient way for legitimate businesses to promote and sell their goods and services whilst protecting them and consumers from illicit activity.”

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This isn’t the first case of Google profiting off illegal activities via AdWords advertising. Google surrendered $500 million in 2011 to avoid prosecution after an investigation showed Google knowingly accepted illegal ads from pharmacies in Canada and elsewhere. Google also settled with the U.S. government for $3 million in 2007 over online gambling ads.