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What is Google Glass?

August 30, 2013

In the beginning of 2012, when rumors of Google’s ambitious project of wearable technology began doing rounds, few could believe that this was such a close reality. The intuitive spectacles, which have been developed with a vision of becoming the ubiquitous device of the coming decade, are all set to hit the market, and are available for developers to test for just $1500. So what exactly is Google Glass, and how can we expect it to change the world in the years to come? Put simply, Google Glass is an attempt to make data completely hands-free, enabling users to access the internet and other apps through voice commands.

This coming-of-age device wears less than an average frame of sunglasses, and can be worn discreetly, just like a regular pair of eyeglasses.  Each such frame has a camera, display, touchpad, microphone, and battery built into its chassis, enabling you to view the display within your field of vision, and perform all sorts of functions through voice commands- including taking pictures, sharing live streaming of events, recording videos, translating, searching the web, using navigation, etc.

Here’s a look at some of the tasks that Google Glass will be able to accomplish:

  • The embedded camera will be able to click pictures of things as you can see them from a first person’s perspective, eliminating the need for a viewfinder.
  • The microphone and touchpad on one side of the frame will enable you to select the function that you want to be performed from the screen that will appear in front of you. Google Glass will be able to interpret your commands through a brief gesture or voice command.
  • The device will also be capable to provide sound through bone-induction technology, which will be a lot less cumbersome than normal headphones.
  • Google’s voice-to-text functionality will enable you to pair your headset to your Android phone, and then view text messages on the display, and respond to them through the microphone. This feature will also make it possible to dictate emails.
  • You shall also be able to access a variety of other Google features, such as Google Maps, Google Hangout, Google Translate, etc. through the device.
  • In addition to these in-built features, there are expected to be a wide range of apps that users will be able to access through the headset, including one that makes it possible to identify your friends in a crowd.

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Google EMD Update

December 26, 2012

For the sake of the users, Google has been regularly updating its search algorithm. The main intention of these updates is to eliminate websites which are poor in quality and also have recurring content which is not helpful to the users. “EMD update” focuses on eliminating poor quality similar match domain websites from search engine ranks.

Some of the business owners used to register domain name similar to the keywords for which they are optimizing the site for. This tactic worked and was used by SEO optimizers and business owners to capture top ranks in Google for various keywords, even when the sites were of inferior quality. With changes in Google’s Algorithm (with EMD update), Google has restricted inferior quality websites (with same domain name like keywords) to rank high on search engines.

EMD Update Is Really A Penalty?

Well No, EMD update is not a penalty it simply removes the “benefit” enjoyed by the same match domain names in search engine ranks. The EMD update, gives a leveled play field to all domain names which is based on quality of content.

Recovering from EMD update:
A lot of websites having domains names (with keywords) have faced a drop in their search engine ranks. Here are few steps that can help your website recover from EMD update:

  • You have to update your website with quality content. Make sure the content is for the users and not for search engines.
  • Update your website with Videos, Pictures, Infographics etc to make it more useful for users.
  • Delete inbound links which are spammy and do not have any positive influence on your website.
  • Share your website on social networks.
  • Update your content regularly.
  • If your business targets local clientele, make sure your website is submitted to prominent local business directories.

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10 Million Shares To Be Sold By Google Founders

Jan 24, 2010

According to an SEC filing, Google’s Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have planned to sell off their 10 million shares over next 5 years. With stock trading around $550 as on Jan 22, 2010, total revenue generation is estimated to be at $5.5 Billion. This is a typical strategy followed by tech founders to diversify their share holdings. Microsoft’s founder, Bill Gates sold stocks of Microsoft in a similar manner to diversify the stock value.

Larry and Sergey, with each selling 5 million shares will be collectively left with 48% voting power and 47.7 million shares (15% of total Google’s outstanding capital stock). Current holdings held by the co-founders is of 57.7 million shares which represents 59% of voting power and 18% of Google’s total outstanding capital stock.

Though the founders would have the largest holding in Google but the sell off would mean that Larry and Sergey will no longer have full control on share holder voting outcome as they do today. Of course they can stop selling shares before they are left with 50% voting power. Even if they sell off entire 10 million shares and have 48% of voting power, Larry and Sergey have long list of loyal supporters, employees and investors who would go along with their say in decisions made in the company.

With advancements in Google’s technology and strategic introduction of Android, Google Chrome and Nexus One, future looks bright with Google.

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Latest In Google Optimization

Jan 17, 2010

GOOGLE is the name that strikes your mind first when you want to find something on internet. In true sense, Google is the synonym for internet. If you are looking for bakeries, florists, plumbers or even internet developers, all you need to do is to go to Google and search and find the right source to match your requirements.  Google is the lifeline for businesses that are looking to be found by clients all over the world.

Generally a normal user would just browse through the first couple of pages in Google while searching for what they need. If they do not find what they want, they would in general experiment by changing or modifying the keyword they use for searching. Keeping this in mind Google brings up the most relevant searches on the first page for different keywords. For this, Google uses an algorithm which would measure the site on its relevance with the keyword being fed in by the user to get the best and the most relevant result on the first page.

Although Google’s idea is simple, the implementation hasn’t been that easy.  There are many webmasters who keep researching on the Google algorithm and try to make changes to their websites according to what Google likes. This is a way to reach the first page of Google for a related key phrase. However, Google knows about such elements and to avoid such websites Google keeps changing their algorithm enabling such tricksters to keep making changes to their websites. The latest change that Google has made is very recent which has started taking effect January onwards.

Google has now emphasised on the way site code is written. Google wants the code of your site to be clean and easily read. In brief, Google wants you to keep the code (HTML and scripts) to be short and sweet. However, this is not the only thing to be able to see your site on first page of Google. There are others as well, but if you can just follow the Google guidelines on optimization, your site will surely rank well.

To sum it up all, type Google Guidelines for Optimization on Google and find out how Google wants you to build your website to be indexed easily by Google.

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Google Launches Nexus One Smartphone

Jan 10, 2010

Google launched Nexus One mobile phone on January 5th 2010. In a bid to grasp mobile phone market share and to promote Android Smartphone platform, Google partnered with HTC to develop and market smart phone under the brand name “Nexus One”. Clearly this is an effort to get android platform to even more users, maybe as a part of Google’s strategy to acquire larger base of users to present mobile advertisements and apps and continue growth of Google’s ads revenue generation in changing technology scenario. With its own platform, Google can present advertisements freely to users which could have not been the case with Iphone or other Smartphones available.

Features of Nexus One Phone:

Size and weight
Height    119mm
Width    59.8mm
Depth    11.5mm
Weight    130 grams w/battery,     100g w/o battery

3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen
800 x 480 pixels
100,000:1 typical contrast ratio
1ms typical response rate

Camera & Flash
5 megapixels
Autofocus from 6cm to infinity
2X digital zoom
LED flash
User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver
Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions

Cellular & Wireless
UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)
HSDPA 7.2Mbps
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
A2DP stereo Bluetooth

Power and battery
Removable 1400 mAH battery
Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger
Talk time
Up to 10 hours on 2G
Up to 7 hours on 3G
Standby time
Up to 290 hours on 2G Up to 250 hours on 3G
Internet use
Up to 5 hours on 3G
Up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback
Up to 7 hours
Audio playback
Up to 20 hours

Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz

Operating system
Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)

512MB Flash
4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)

Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver
Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning
Digital compass

Language support
English (U.S), French (France), German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Korean, Japanese, Russian


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