The Google Phone

Posted by Thomas Xavier Gilberto | Wednesday, October 31, 2007

This year has seen many companies making their foray into new markets and diversifying their operations. Apple was the first to lead the pack with the introduction of their I Phone. Microsoft followed suit by launching the windows zune. Now a major web company we are all very familiar with is making it plain that it does not want to be left behind.You may have heard rumors about the Google phone and you may also have seen different models of what the phone could possibly look like. This post is not to confirm these rumours but to look at the Google phone in detail. Basically if there ever comes to be anything known as the Google phone, that phone will have better Internet features than any blackberry on the market because this is exactly the reason why the idea of a Google phone sprung up in the first place. Google claims that users and partners have been demanding for more Google applications on mobile phones and the Google phone was chosen as the best way to oblige Google users. Recently Sony Ericcson entered a partnership with Google to make Google search the homepage on their latest brand of mobile phones so the Google phone is simply the latest move by Google to dominate the mobile industry in the same way it has dominated the web. The Google phone is also another avenue for Google to establish itself as a major force in advertising and take on major competitors like Microsoft. Reports also indicate that Google will generate its revenue from the advertisements that will be placed on the phone. It is uncertain if the Google phone will be a success but if what we have seen from similar ideas is anything to go by then it will certainly be a flop.


Posted by Thomas Xavier Gilberto | Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The other day I was feeling really bored and so I decided to watch a movie. I was too tired to make my way to the cinema and while toying with the options available to me, an idea occurred to me. I knew that it was possible to download movies from the Internet but with the danger of a virus infection looming I immediately brushed that thought aside. I deduced that I could watch movies online but what I was not sure of was if I could watch new releases online as well. After thinking about it for a while I decided to give it a try and so I went to google and typed in the phrase "watch movies online." After a few seconds I hit JACKPOT. Ever since that day I have discovered many more websites where you can watch DVD quality movies, currently showing movies and even yet to be released movies online. I call this the online movie industry and I believe it is most likely the big boys in hollywood don't know about it yet. Most of these movies are hosted on third party sites such as google video, you tube, tudou, and megavideo under meaningless names so most of this sites only provide links to them, however ther are quite a few such as that host these movies directly on their sites. The most amazing feauture I noticed on most of this sites is that they exist as online communities or forums and they are growing very rapidly. For instance one of the sites has an alexa ranking of 8959 which is very high. I wonder how long it will be for hollywood to start coming down on these sites or for them to be declared illegal but for now I am going to enjoy the moment while it lasts.


Posted by Thomas Xavier Gilberto | Monday, October 29, 2007

Attention to Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.

This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton.

Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet.

You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail with a Power Point

presentation " Life is Beautiful"


delete it immediately.

If you open this file, a message will appear on your screen saying:

"It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful."

Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, And the person who

sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password.

This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon.

AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's are not capable of destroyin it.

The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself "life owner".


And ask them to




Posted by Thomas Xavier Gilberto | Sunday, October 28, 2007

Google's page rank update a few days back and the most recent one of yesterday shook the entire blogosphere. What most blogger realized was that sites that sold links were being penalized but what blogger did not know was that sites that did not sell links and had little or no page rank got a page rank increase yesterday. There have been numerous reports of sites that do not have back links but now have a page rank of 4. The question therefore is that: is Google rewarding sites that do not sell links and not using the formal procedure to determine page rank or has Google changed their page rank algorithm system? For now those questions remain unanswered but my guess is that we will unravel more details in this mystery by the next update.


Posted by Thomas Xavier Gilberto | Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Google Analytics is spicing up some of their services. The news was first announced by problogger. With the new feautures that will be added. it is now possible to
track site search - ‘find out what people search for on your site and where these searches lead’
Event Tracking capability - reports ‘designed to help you understand how people use and interact with Ajax, Flash and multimedia on your site without artificially increasing your pageview metrics.’
Outbound Link Tracking - ‘report on links visitors clicked on your site that direct them to another site’
The first one will be available to everyone and the second two will be limited beta tests.

Medical innovation.

Posted by Thomas Xavier Gilberto | Sunday, October 14, 2007

New Research at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany may have given birth to the development of an arctificial cornea capable of restoring sight to the blind.The corneas are made of polymers that allow no water and cells to grow on them. The corneas however are still being tested and if the tests are sucessful they will be tried on humans in 2008.


Posted by Thomas Xavier Gilberto | Tuesday, October 09, 2007

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AdSense Launch Video Units

Posted: 09 Oct 2007 03:53 AM CDT

Starting today adsense users will be able to use video units on their websites.
The new adsense will be similar to widgetbucks, an advertising option that uses dynamic widgets to display products.

Just like widget bucks, you can customize your video unit or allow google to choose for you. Most sites are yet to start using this video units.


Posted by Thomas Xavier Gilberto | Sunday, October 07, 2007

Google in partnership with you tube will be introducing ad video players in it's AdSense programme. Webmasters will therefore be able to allow video advertisements to run on their websites. This new feature is expected to be fully operational in the upcoming weeks.