Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Google opens Gmail to Public

Google's GMail service has been opened up to the public after being invitation-only since its inception. The only catch is that you must have a cell phone. The mobile phone requirement was designed to prevent Gmail accounts from being created by robots and stop spammers from signing up multiple times. Google will send an invitation code via SMS, which can then be used to register with Gmail. Only one account may be created per phone number.


Friday, August 26, 2005

Googe IM

As expected google released its latest product "Google Talk" you need to have a gmail ID to connect and you can chat and talk using this messenger the file size is 199KB and is as usual very simple as other google products when display is taken into account find it at

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Google IM Coming soon??

In one of the technology forum i read that google is planning to launch a Instant Messaging(IM) serivce to compete with MSN,Yahoo and AOL.It is also said that the server is based on opensource, lets wait and see when does google launch it.

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Blog Traffic Rises

Two new studies report rapid traffic growth in the Blogosphere. Estimates say that about 30% of US Internet users visited blogs in the first quarter. Nielsen//NetRatings says the top 50 blog sites, including blog hosts, draw about 20% of active Internet users. is the highest used blogsite. The fastest-growing blog site, according to Nielsen/NetRatings,was MSN Spaces, which was only unveiled in December 2004. Full Story

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Yahoo in $1bn Chinese online deal

Web search giant Yahoo has paid $1bn (£556m) for a stake in China's biggest e-commerce firm,

The US company will now hold a 40% stake - and 35% of the votes - in the Chinese firm, which runs the country's biggest auction and trading sites.
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Google pauses online books plan

Google suspends the scanning of copyrighted books due to criticisms of its plans to put university libraries online.
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Friday, August 12, 2005

NASA launches Mars orbiter

NASA launched the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Friday morning to begin a mission to Mars to gather more data on the Red Planet than all combined previous missions.

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Review: 'Four Brothers' delivers the goods

(CNN) -- "Four Brothers" is a dark and brooding drama about revenge and retribution. Set on the dirty streets of Detroit, Michigan, and directed by John Singleton ("Boyz N the Hood"), this film plays out like an urban version of an old-fashioned Western.

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Bored on the phone? Beware the Jerk-O-Meter

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) -- Ever wonder if that spouse, friend or co-worker on the other end of the phone is really paying attention? The "Jerk-O-Meter" may hold the answer.

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U.N. agency urges Iran to halt nuke activities

VIENNA, Austria (CNN) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors passed a resolution Thursday asking Iran to again suspend its nuclear activities, including uranium conversion at its Isfahan plant.

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Spaceship launched on Mars 'recon' mission

A spacecraft blasted off today on a seven-month journey to Mars where it will gather more data on the red planet than all combined previous missions. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on an Atlas V rocket. "Surveying for the deepest insights into the mysterious evolution of Mars!" NASA commentator George Diller said after liftoff. The probe is expected to orbit Mars for four years.
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Triple Asteroid System Found

August 10, 2005—It sounds like a junkyard rust-bucket, and it's parked about 325 million miles (523 million kilometers) from Earth. But astronomers say 87 Sylvia is part of something special: the first triple asteroid system ever observed.Scientists know of some 60 asteroid pairs locked in twin orbits. However, today's announcement by astronomers in the United States and France marks the first time researchers have observed two smaller asteroids, or moonlets, in orbit around a third, larger asteroid.First spotted in 1866, 87 Sylvia spins in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists believe the potato-shaped, "rubble-pile" asteroid formed after two older asteroids collided. Sylvia's gravity likely lassoed other impact debris, pulling its two mini-moons into orbit.Astronomers have dubbed the two moonlets Romulus and Remus.

Expanding Blogsphere

A new blog being created every second, the blogosphere has doubled in size in just the last five months, according to a new report from Technorati.

Google Earth

Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips

Fly from space to your neighborhood. Type in an address and zoom right in.
Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.
Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.
Save and share your searches and favorites. Even add your own annotations...more Visit