Hacker Wins $60,000 From Google For Cracking Chrome

Hacker Wins $60,000 From Google For Cracking Chrome

Google often tries to find loopholes in its products by inviting hackers to find them. In return, the company pays huge sums to those who are able to discover real and serious exploits in these products. Now, a hacker has been able to crack Google’s Chrome browser during the Pwnium hacking contest, winning a whopping $60,000 award.

By On October 13, 2012 Respond
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Google Updates Maps With Over 250,000 Miles Of Street View Images

Google Updates Maps With Over 250,000 Miles Of Street View Images

Google announced early Thursday morning on their Lat-Long blog that they would be launching a comprehensive update to the Street View asset of Google Maps. This enhancement, labeled the “biggest ever update,” doubles the number of special collections and updates over 250,000 miles of roads around the world.

By On October 12, 2012 Respond
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Google Brings History To Life With Its Cultural Institute

Google Brings History To Life With Its Cultural Institute

Knowing about world history and discerning the major events that happened in the past is fascinating. It is like time-travelling into the years past and witnessing it first-hand. However, it can be terribly hard to go to all the museums scattered around the world and look at the original manuscripts, documents and texts from the yester-years. Google has now launched an excellent initiative to solve this problem for you.

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Google Proposes Branding Its Own Services In Search To Placate European Regulators

Google Proposes Branding Its Own Services In Search To Placate European Regulators

European regulators have been after Google for quite some time. The company is accused of pushing out the competition from the market by unjustly promoting its products and services using its dominant search engine. Google is trying to counter these allegations by making a new offer to the regulators – it will clearly brand its services when they appear in search results.

By On October 11, 2012 Respond
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Coca-Cola, Apple And IBM Top The List Of Most Valuable Global Brands

Coca-Cola, Apple And IBM Top The List Of Most Valuable Global Brands

There are a number of global brands which are wildly popular among the masses, not only in the developed countries but also in the developing nations. These brands range from technology to food to beverages and auto-mobiles and a whole range of other products. Interbrand has released its 13th annual Best Global Brands report revealing this years biggest brands. Coca-Cola has secured the top spot in the list, followed closely by Apple.

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Is Google Replacing Nexus 7 16GB With 32GB Model?

Is Google Replacing Nexus 7 16GB With 32GB Model?

So far, we’ve heard a lot about a possible 32GB version of Nexus 7 tablet. But, the authenticity of the rumors were in question. A recent case, hints that Google indeed has a Nexus 7 32GB model that the company has not announced yet. Past Monday, a Japanese customer who ordered a Nexus 7 16GB, got a 32GB version of the tablet PC.

By On October 10, 2012 Respond
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Google Recruiting In Large Numbers In Unorthodox Quarters

Google Recruiting In Large Numbers In Unorthodox Quarters

Yesterday, Ashwani Sharma, along with other officials from Google India, visited Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, to conduct a recruiting event for the search giant’s U.S. campuses. This is the first time Google has staged a recruiting event (conducted in three universities) in the South Asian nation. This recruiting event is part of biggest manhunt since 2007; something analysts believe could result into recruitment of 6,300 fresh bloods.

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Google Releases Tablet App Quality Checklist For Android Developers

Google Releases Tablet App Quality Checklist For Android Developers

Android is getting stronger in the tablet market. With the success of Kindle Fire and Nexus 7, the sole major competitor of iOS has gained huge traction. But, Google isn’t happy with the state of app space for Android tablets. It’s not that third-party apps don’t run on Android tablets, but the experience is just not optimized for the form factor in most cases. To ensure that the users get the most optimized experience while using Android tablets, Google has called upon developers to make nicer apps for tablets. And to assist the developers, it has released a tablet app quality checklist.

By On October 9, 2012 Respond
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Big Players Join Hands To Build Single Knowledge Repository For Web Developers And Designers

Big Players Join Hands To Build Single Knowledge Repository For Web Developers And Designers

Yesterday, the WebPlatform.org was formally launched. So, what is it? It is an effort to create an “accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive” resource for web developers and designers. What’s the fuzz? Don’t we have such sites spring up every now and then? Sites with such slogan springs out time to time, and falls into oblivion. Only this time, an open web community for developer have come into existence with backings from major players, both in commerce and regulation, on the web – Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera and W3C.

By On October 9, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How to Access The New YouTube Layout From Any Browser

[Tutorial] How to Access The New YouTube Layout From Any Browser

A few days ago Google began to show what will be the new YouTube design. Within few hours of the first “test”, many users have published images of how future YouTube will lookalike If you can’t wait to see and test new design, in this tutorial I will show you how to get him right now from your web browser command console.

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Microsoft ‘Mistakenly’ Issues DMCA Notices Against Wikipedia, BBC, TechCrunch

Microsoft ‘Mistakenly’ Issues DMCA Notices Against Wikipedia, BBC, TechCrunch

The original idea of sending DMCA notices to websites was to help different companies protect their copyrighted content online. DMCA notices are sent in cases where a clear infringement of copyrights occurs. Google, being the most-used search engine, is often sent DMCA notices to take down different sites from its search results over alleged infringement. Interestingly, Microsoft recently asked Google to censor BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, TechCrunch and many other mainstream websites.

By On October 8, 2012 Respond
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Google Improves Its Neural Networks, Achieves New Breakthroughs In AI

Google Improves Its Neural Networks, Achieves New Breakthroughs In AI

When it comes to major tech companies, Google is among the few who have always striven to achieve innovation and push newer limits, even if that may not immediately translate into money. The company has long been making use of extensive neural networks at its Google X Labs to accomplish the next level of artificial intelligence. And it seems that the company is quite close.

By On October 8, 2012 Respond
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Google Now Provides Direct Answers To Natural Language Queries

Google Now Provides Direct Answers To Natural Language Queries

Google has been ramping up the performance of its search engine by enhancing the search algorithm so that it would furnish precisely the results a user is looking for. This is not possible without a close enough understanding of the natural language – and now, Google has improved the performance of its search in response to natural language queries.

By On October 8, 2012 Respond
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New Nexus Phone Confirmed: Result Of Collaboration Between Google And LG

New Nexus Phone Confirmed: Result Of Collaboration Between Google And LG

We reported yesterday that Google was planning to launch a new Nexus phone in an attempt to carry forth the success it garnered with Nexus 7 tablet. While it wasn’t clear which hardware vendor would be on board with Google for a new Nexus smartphone, CNET has now confirmed that it would be a modified version of LG Optimus G.

By On October 7, 2012 Respond
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Google Wants To Recreate Nexus 7 In Smartphone Form, Says Report

Google Wants To Recreate Nexus 7 In Smartphone Form, Says Report

Google entered the mini tablet market by launching the 7-inch Nexus 7. The tablet packed fairly impressive hardware specifications together with the native power of Android and it was no surprise that it became a major hit in the mini-tablet arena. Banking on this success, Google is now planning to recreate the Nexus 7 experience in smartphone form, says a DigiTimes report.

By On October 5, 2012 Respond
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