Wednesday, December 15, 2004

New Features from Google - Library, Suggest, Print.

I came to know about this one today morning while i was watching BBC World. Google my favorite search engine has come up with their new project called Library. This allows google to scan the millions of books from some of the world's best Universities. Google is partnering with the New York Public Library and the libraries of Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Oxford and the University of Michigan. For more info on Google's Library click here.

As i have already written about how other players are getting into search engine acticity, i guess Google plans to stay on top of other Search Engines by coming up with some of the innovative ideas. World's largest OS company Microsoft yesterdayt also has unveild its beta version of Desktop search engine making the field even more competitive. I feel Microsoft has an edge over Google in Desktop search among PC users because they will surely package with their OS and this has been their marketing stratergy to corner some of the other software vendors over a period of time. If u remember the same happened with Real Player, Microsoft came up with their own Windows Media Player.

For those of you who have not heard about Google's Froogle, Scholar, Groups, Local, News, and the rest do visit here to learn more of it.

The following features from Google are still not listed on their site as they are still in there Beta launch. But do try it out.

1)Try this one its called "Google Suggest". Google Suggest suggests you the words as you type in the text box. More info on Google Suggest.

2)This one is called "Google Print".Google Print puts the content of books where you can find it most easily. More info on Google Print.

Finally to find out what is Google presently working upon, you can visit their playground called Google Labs.

Now you know i am great fanatic of Google:).

Saturday, December 04, 2004


How many of us are bored using the same old Microsoft IE everyday. Microsoft has not done any major feature updates to their subsequent version releases of IE. From IE 4.0 to the latest IE 6.0 there are hardly any changes. Since Microsoft rules and dominates the OS market they have taken the consumer for granted and not added any new features.

I just came across FireFox from Mozilla, a new(atleast for me) browser last month from one of my colleagues. I installed on Nov 10th and from them i have thrashed IE. Firefox gives a lot many features(main feature it provides is to block those pop-ups) which u don't get in IE. I am not gonna tell u what are the other features of Firefox, i will leave that for you to discover yourself.

Make the switch to Mozilla Firefox today and feel the difference the way you browse. May be 85% of the population uses IE, but its if Microsoft doesn't add any features they are gonna loose slowly.

Here is the link for the downloading Mozill Firefox if u wanna support Mozilla for there work.