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Google's Chrome OS Leaked Image

by on Jul.31, 2009, under Computer, News

It’s been some time since we first herd of about Google’s Chrome OS and it’s the second time that we are hearing about the screenshots/images of the OS at work being leaked.

Google's Chrome OS

Another thing that makes this leak slightly more convincing as these images are blurred, crap images shot by a seasoned image leaker who knows how to take photographs that will soon end make rounds of the interweb.p>

The UI bears no resemblance to Google’s traditional, simplistic approach. In one of the images, you can also see a Linux logo. We don’t think this is right! We leave it for you to decide

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Microsoft, Yahoo Agree on Partnership

by on Jul.29, 2009, under Computer, News, Technology

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Microsoft and Yahoo’s deal musings have been talked about and chewed a lot since last year. Finally, Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc have agreed to an online search and advertising partnership, in an attempt to rival Google Inc, as per reports, the deal would be officially announced sometime today.

Microsoft will not pay an upfront fee to Yahoo, and sources stated that Yahoo would keep 110 percent of all revenue till two years and in the third year, Yahoo would keep 90 percent revenues stated BoomTown column at AllThingsD. But there isn’t any detail about upfront payments from Microsoft to Yahoo. Microsoft and Yahoo declined comment.

Microsoft tried to buy Yahoo last year but its $47.5 billion bid was rebuffed and Yahoo's attempt to seal a search advertising deal with Google Inc fell apart under regulatory scrutiny. Under the expected deal, Microsoft's new Bing search engine will power Yahoo's searches, according to AllThingsD, while Yahoo will handle the advertising sales, using Microsoft technology.

With Yahoo embracing Microsoft’s search technology, it would quite interesting to see if any changes in search market shares takes place for either Yahoo or Microsoft. If Bing’s search engine technology is being used for powering Yahoo Search then pressure on Bing to get better might escalate. Also, Microsoft would be happy to get more Yahoo Search to Bing switching audience. Those using Yahoo search as a second option after Google would be considered as target audience as well. It’s win-win situation for Microsoft.

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Google Voice For Android & Blackberry Launched

by on Jul.16, 2009, under Mobile, News, Technology

Google has launched Google Voice mobile app for Blackberry and Anaroid phones. Google Android and RIM BlackBerry phone owners will enjoy better call management with Google’s Voice service starting today. Google Voice is Google’s next novel service that allows managing several phone numbers with one unique number and also converts voicemails to emails. The invite-only registration has been open to all. However, the service is not available to folks outside U.S.

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Vincent Paquet, senior product manager of Google Voice, told that all Google Voice users who own Android or BlackBerry handsets would be able to user the service directly from their handsets today onwards. However, iPhone owners will have to wait for the iPhone version of Google Voice, which is being held for unknown reasons.

Google Voice was introduced in March this year and recently, Google was reported for booking a million numbers for this service. A single Google Voice number allows users to use a single number in lieu of their home, work or cell phone numbers and also get voicemails messages in form of text transcripts in mail.

Android based handset owners will be able to download the Google Voice App from Marketplace. BlackBerry owners will have to get the app from Google instead of their App World.

Features available are:

- Access to voicemail: read message transcripts, follow along with “karaoke-style” playback of messages, read SMS messages sent to your Google Voice number (even if your phone doesn’t receive SMS messages) and access your call history
- Place calls that display your Google Voice number from your address book, the app dialer (Blackberry) or the native dialer (Android)
- Send SMS messages that display your Google Voice number
- Place international calls at low rates

Googlr Voice

The application can be downloaded from Google Voice mobile website at m.google.com/voice, for those not using Blackberry or a Anaroid phone it can be downloaded by typing www.google.com/voice in your mobile’s browser

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