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Category: Google

Export, Import your Gmail Contacts

Click on the Contacts link to go to your contacts directory and there will find an option each for Export/Import


Google reacts to the Yahoo! bid by Microsoft

Google reacts to the bid by Microsoft to buy the Internet giant Yahoo in this blog post

Official Google Blog: Google India Women in Engineering Award 2008

Official Google Blog: Google India Women in Engineering Award 2008

Google processes over 20 petabytes of data per day

Google processes over 20 petabytes of data per day :

Google currently processes over 20 petabytes of data per day through an average of 100,000 MapReduce jobs spread across its massive computing clusters. The average MapReduce job ran across approximately 400 machines in September 2007, crunching approximately 11,000 machine years in a single month. These are just some of the facts about the search giant’s computational processing infrastructure revealed in an ACM paper by Google Fellows Jeffrey Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat.

Read on..

Text/HTML similarity algorithms

Interesting post on Google answers regarding Text/HTML similarity algorithms. Check it out here at

Vanity ring with a [G]oogle


An electronic ring that shows the number of Google hits when searching for the name of the person who wears it. every night, when the ring is inserted into its docking station, the ring is reloaded & updated to the objective popularity & importance measure of one’s personality.

How’she’ Got to Google, Ch. 2: Tale of a T-shirt

Official Google Blog: How I Got to Google, Ch. 2: Tale of a T-shirt

Processing petabytes of data: Let Google teach you

Processing petabytes of data is a part of everyday’s work for Google engineers. Large computing clusters power Google. Now, Google for educators has online learning and teaching resources for Large scale parallel programming with Hadoop.


  2. Official Google Blog: Let a thousand servers bloom

Gmail, Spam and Content Aware advertising

Gmail’s content aware Advertising or AdSense( that’s what they call it) is one smart thing. You get really relevant results. Nothing new obviously. We all know it. However, how about French Fry Spam Casserole – Bake 30-40 minutes” and alike. This is the kind of Advertisements you get to see when you visit your Spam Box

Google gave me few more interesting links:

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Google wishes "Happy Birthday India"!

With Google you never know,Wonder what’s the gift!

Here is a wish :

Google to go on a mass scale recruitment drive, to choose the best talents from colleges in India. For a change Google this time has decided to recruit from the less known engineering colleges from India, and not only the IITs. Also they are going to give preference to people who have demonstrated interest in Linux, Open Source Software Projects and people who are equipped with the technical skills as well the researcher’s mind!
Check it out at :

Official Google Blog: Namaste India!

This was on 15th August.

Google finally unveiled the gifts on August 20, 2007. Official Google announcement here

Google Indic Transliteration is one of those. Official Google blog says “This tool will let you type in Hindi, using an English keyboard. Type out words phonetically, and let Google convert them into the correct Hindi word. For example, type “Bharat” to see “भारत”.

Awesome. Here is a screenshot, while I played with it:

Here is the mail I wrote to them expressing my whole hearted congratulations:

Hello Google,

Though I really do not use Hindi as a language for written communication ( paper/paperless), but I know enough to test the AWESOME web application that you have put up! First of all, whole hearted Congratulations! In fact I am so used to Google’s ingenuity now that I am kind of expecting such pure genius only from Google.

Kudos to those who put up such a great effort!

Long Live Google!