Saturday, November 27, 2010

A 360° Interactive Snowboard Video !!

Watch it in full screen for max experience....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Facebook Email Invitation

Facebook Email Invitation

Hi friends as you may have already heard Facebook announced today that they’re re-inventing messaging. You can click on the below link to get an invite.

The new email sounds a lot like Google’s Gmail – right down to the ability to separate out the most important emails (Google calls this priority inbox — Facebook calls it your social inbox). To accommodate this new system users will have the choice of selecting a new email address or they can retain their same address.

If you want a Facebook email address you’ll need to wait for them to invite you. Of course if you can’t wait there’s a link that you can use to request a Facebook email invitation. Follow the link below and make sure you login in to facebook before clicking on the link to get Request an Invitation button at the bottom.

Request Facebook Email Invitation*
*  Make sure you login in to facebook

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Official Google Blog: More midterm election search trends

Official Google Blog: More midterm election search trends

Election Day is finally here in the U.S., and many people are turning to the web to get information before heading out to vote. On Hot Trends at 1pm PT today, 13 of the top 20 searches were election-related, most of which had to do with figuring out where to vote. Terms like [polling place locator], [voting locations by zip code] and [where do i vote] have been popular all day, as well as state-specific searches like [nc board of elections] and [where to vote in minnesota]. Others are turning to the Internet to ask how long they have to vote, with searches like [what time do the polls close]. And earlier today, we even saw a handful of hot searches like [am i registered to vote in texas] and [voter registration]—apparently some well-meaning citizens have left one important part of the process until the last minute!

Of course, many people are also looking to make decisions about how to vote. The terms [vote smart] and [voters guide] have been popular today, indicating that people are trying to squeeze in some research before heading to the polls. Naturally, searches for various candidates, from [bill white] of Texas to [charlie baker] of Massachusetts, have increased today as well. Other searches like [massachusetts ballot questions 2010], [oklahoma state questions] and [amendment 4 florida] spiked this morning as people look for information about statewide measures. And at 1pm PT, three of the top 20 terms on Hot Trends had to do with California's proposition 19.

People are also already looking to get information about returns—searching for [exit polls 2010], [gallup poll], [voter turnout], [2010 election results] and [voting results], even though polls don’t close on the East Coast for several more hours.

Looking back over this past weekend, we saw a steady stream of political searches coming in. Search volume for California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina spiked last Friday when news broke that she had entered the hospital for an infection, but searches for Fiorina have since dropped below those for her opponent, Sen. Barbara Boxer. And amidst growing speculation about the possibility of his becoming Speaker of the House (and back-and-forth barbs with President Obama over the weekend), searches for Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner rose steadily across the country. Finally, last weekend was the culmination of nearly two months of national interest in Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. On Saturday, October 30, more than half the terms on Hot Trends were related to the rally, and related searches like [comedy central rally] and [keep fear alive] have exploded, increasing by more than 5,000% in several cases.

We’ll be back later on with the latest on our election search trends. Until then, go find your polling place and vote!

Posted by Emily Wood, Google Blog Editor

Important Information about Google Buzz Class Action Settlement???????True???????

Hi Friends,

I just received a mail from Google Buzz in spam. I think many people have ignored it. The mail is as below...

Google rarely contacts Gmail users via email, but we are making an exception to let you know that we've reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding Google Buzz (, a service we launched within Gmail in February of this year.

Shortly after its launch, we heard from a number of people who were concerned about privacy. In addition, we were sued by a group of Buzz users and recently reached a settlement in this case.

The settlement acknowledges that we quickly changed the service to address users' concerns. In addition, Google has committed $8.5 million to an independent fund, most of which will support organizations promoting privacy education and policy on the web. We will also do more to educate people about privacy controls specific to Buzz. The more people know about privacy online, the better their online experience will be.

Just to be clear, this is not a settlement in which people who use Gmail can file to receive compensation. Everyone in the U.S. who uses Gmail is included in the settlement, unless you personally decide to opt out before December 6, 2010. The Court will consider final approval of the agreement on January 31, 2011. This email is a summary of the settlement, and more detailed information and instructions approved by the court, including instructions about how to opt out, object, or comment, are available at

This mandatory announcement was sent to all Gmail users in the United States as part of a legal settlement and was authorized by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Google Inc. | 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway | Mountain View, CA 94043

I searched for it online, but got very less articles. Here one of the interesting article in google support form where the Google employee MrEvan says its true.

One more update. Even this link says it is true..

Now people are aware about it & everyone are searching for it on Google :).... See the page rank for it ;)

Article from Venture Beat
Google will start a fund worth $8.5 million to help pay for lawyer expenses and provide funding for nonprofits focused on privacy education after settling a class-action lawsuit slamming Google Buzz’s privacy issues, it announced today.

The Google Buzz privacy controversy ended up all but crushing the budding status-update service, Google’s response to Facebook and Twitter. The financial cost is tiny: Google is preparing to pay out about one tenth of a percent of its quarterly revenue to pay for its missteps. Google brings in around $25 billion a year, and just last quarter brought in nearly $7.3 billion.

But the blow to Google’s image, and the lingering perception that Google is tone-deaf when it comes to social media and user privacy, have proven far more costly. Google has recently spent hundreds of millions of dollars acquiring companies to build up its presence in social networking.

Google had hoped to build Buzz on top of its large base of users for its free email service, Gmail. It publicly admitted to automatically enrolling its Gmail users in Buzz and publicly exposing their email contact data, according to the lawsuit website. Google’s previous promise of $2,500 for complainants listed in the class-action lawsuit appears to no longer be in effect. Google even sent an email message out to every Google Buzz user, just to let them know they weren’t getting a dime from the lawsuit. A quarter of the $8.5 million fund is there to pay the lawyers involved in the lawsuit.

Google Buzz launched in February this year, and was designed to integrate seamlessly with the inboxes of users of Google’s Gmail email service. The integration worked a bit too well, stirring up a hornet’s nest after users discovered any Buzz user could see their entire list of contacts. Granted, Google quickly remedied the privacy woes in its social tool, but the damage was done by that point. Google has since introduced a much more visible way to hide your contacts.

Does Google deserve what essentially equates to a free pass over a privacy fiasco of this magnitude? Peeved Buzz users have until December 6 to try to sue the pants off the Internet giant one again before the class action comes to a close.

And if they’re really ticked off after that, they can studiously avoid Google’s as-yet-unannounced social networking services.


I will update if I come across any other info. Lets keep fingers crossed!!!

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