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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.


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


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.


“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.


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.


“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.”


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.

Have you experience that having difficulty to get the accurate information when you search using the Google search engine? Study show that most probably the information isn’t there or if it’s there, you just don’t know how to perform a well-executed search on Google.


But never too late to learn to use Google search engine effectively in order to help to boost your productivity and also save your time.


Just go through the following infographic “Get More Out of Google : Tips and Tricks for Students Conducting Online Research” and you may gain some benefit from the awesome Google search tips and tricks.


Enjoy it.

Google doodle gallery

By on December 26, 2011

Have you ever seen a doodle you loved, but when you went to see it again it was gone? Ever curious about what doodles in Italy look like or how your favorite holiday has been celebrated each year? Or wanted to get a behind-the-scenes scoop on the recent Les Paul doodle, and maybe share it with your friends on Google+? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then take a look at Google new revamped Doodle site.


Back to year 1998, Google use doodles as a way to showing the thing that they like or are excited about. Since than Google created a number of doodle which people can look at it as well as play with it.


Because most of the doodle only available for one or two day on the home page, so in order for the people to review back the doodle, Google has created a gallery of all previous doodles. At this new web site, you can browse, watch or play with over 1000 doodles.

Google Chrome Remote Desktop

By on December 25, 2011

Remote desktop connections are always a great help while troubleshooting computers. By gaining access to a friend’s computer remotely you can easily understand what computer problem they are having and resolve it. Here to offer its own solution for remote desktop sharing is Google’s new tool called Chrome Remote Desktop.


Chrome Remote Desktop is a browser extension by Google released for Chrome. The extension installs in your browser and generates an authentication code for you to share with others. The person you share the code with must also be using Google Chrome with Chrome Remote Desktop installed. This other person can visit the extension’s options and select the “Access a shared computer” option to connect with your computer after they provide your authentication code. Once the connection has been established, your computer could be controlled remotely by the other person; similarly you will be able to control his computer through your Chrome window.


You need to grant the permission to the extension before you can actually start using it


After everything, just provide your remote partner with the generated code, than he will be able to access your computer


Watch the follow video clip on how the Google Chrome remote desktop work:


Click here to download Google Chrome remote desktop extension

Not sure how many of you saw the Google Christmas decoration on their page. If you search of any Christmas relative key word such as “Christmas“, “xmas“, “Santa Claus” you will found out the special decoration prepare by Google in this special festival.

Besides that, there are also the special decoration at the search bar if you searching for “Hanukkah“.

Google search page decoration on Christmas day

Spacial decoration for Hanukkah day

Working in Google is a dream for most of the people because it often named as one of the best place to work at by Forbes. The following graphic by Jobvine has insights on the hiring process, the employment statistics like salaries and also how the company’s employees have increased over time.

Google Top 10 search in year 2011

By on December 18, 2011

Coming to the end of year 2012 and this is the 11th for the search engine giant – Google. Google had announce a live of “What the world searched for in 2011” in the Google Zeitgeist report 2011.


According to Google, of the billions of searches performed in 2011 search trends emerged with YouTube sensation Rebecca Black (termed as web celebrity by Google) claimed the top spot as fastest-rising search term globally. Google+ and Ryan Dunn (Jackass star who died in a car crash this summer) claimed the second and third spot respectively.


Google categories the report by Global, Region, and country. The report data show the top 10 searched in many categories such as sports, entertainment, news, place, food and drink, people, consumer electronics.


The following list show the fastest rising keyword search in the global level:

  1. Rebecca Black
  2. Google+
  3. Ryan Dunn
  4. Casey Anthony
  5. Battlefield 3
  6. iPhone 5
  7. Adele
  8. TEPCO (Japanese electric utility company)
  9. Steve Jobs
  10. iPad2

Whereas in Malaysia, the top searched people list as per following

  1. Bruno Mars
  2. Hana Tajima
  3. Cikgu Shida
  4. Avril Lavigne
  5. Anwar Ibrahim
  6. Fatin Liyana
  7. Justin Bieber
  8. Rihanna
  9. Ustaz Kazim
  10. Hanis Zalikha


Here is the video compilation of the most popular searches:


For more detail summary on the Google top 10 search in year 2011, you may refer to their  Google Zeitgeist 2011 web site.

It’s the classic ongoing battle which has been raging relentlessly without a ceasefire since the birth of social networking – how much privacy and security (if any) do you actually have on these sites? And who wins in these areas (if anyone)? The two top dogs currently slugging it out for the number one spot are Google and Facebook. Each both have things going for them and things going against them.


For example, Google kicks the pants off Facebook when it comes to working capital and monthly unique users. But the search engine giant falls down completely in the areas of banning the use of pseudonyms and blocking individuals from seeing a post. Both sites are also the subject of a huge number of cyberattacks, which will put your data at risk when someone finally succeeds at breaking through. So who has the best firewalls and site security?


It’s difficult to tell for sure who trumps who in the privacy and security battles, which is why this handy infographic from Veracode sums things up nicely for you to make your own mind up. Let us know what you think. Who would you trust more with your private information? Google or Facebook? Or neither? Do you think either network is improving in these areas or getting worse?


I believe most of the people know about the web site or where you may get your public IP from these web site.With the Search Engine Gaint – Google, now you get to know your public IP address by enter the following keyword such as [My IP], [my ip address], [show my ip], [what is my ip] and other similar queries.



“Just like a street address determines the recipient of a letter, an IP address (short for Internet Protocol address) is used to identify computers on the Internet. When your computer sends a request, such as a Google query, it tags the request with its IP address in order for the response to be sent back to your computer — just like a return address on a letter. (…) When you type the query [ what is my ip ], Google will respond by showing you the IP address of the computer from which the query was received. In the simplest case, this IP address uniquely identifies your computer among all computers on the Internet,” explains Google.