A little ‘known fact’ was that Youtube actually started in 1985. A complete failure but its amazing that Youtube has survived so many years without the internet.
Check out how Youtube was in the year 1985 with 1 videoclip after the jump.
Google has asked students in the United States in grades K-12 to design a logo aroud the theme ‘What if …?”. The Doodle 4 Google competition was open to all students in U.S. schools from kindergarten to grade 12. The winner was voted by the US public and an award ceremony for the 40 regional winners was held at the Googleplex in Mountain View.
The winning logo was done by Grace Moon (the girl featured in one of the photo) of California called ‘Up in the Clouds’ and her logo was used for Google’s logo art for a day. These are the finalists in Grades 10-12. Apparently some of these kids create better imaginative art than most of us adults can do.
Check out 44 more pics of Google logo drawn by kids after the jump.
Captcha is an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers And Humans Apart and are used to prevent automated software from spamming the website. A captcha has an algorithm to show different new challenges which requires real human intelligence to solve.
However some captchas goes beyond the normal point and to some extent proves to be too difficult to solve and some are just downright hilarious. Left shows one of Google’s captcha that would be too hard for some people’s pride to swallow. Headwear blog has more of these as a collection of some of the most craziest captchas on the web with 19 more pics after the jump.
Source: HeadWear Blog
A first look at Google’s attempt in bringing in video advertisements into its Youtube videos. I haven’t experience them yet but it looks pretty non-obstructive and would definitely appeal to even those who thought that in video advertisements are a big no. 1 videoclip after the jump.
Amusing error page from ziff. In case it is not available, you can check out the error page pic after the jump.
A compendium of interesting error pages by 365questions from the big web companies including Google, Flickr, MySpace, Technorati, Digg and Youtube. 9 more pics after the jump.
Room 101 has compiled all the popular desktops from 1984-2007 which includes Windows, Mac and KDE. Above shows Windows 1.0 and Windows Vista side by side. Pretty neat.
Source: Room 101
Here are pictures of Microsoft headquarters in Redmond Washington. I wish I had a workplace like that. Sigh.
Here are some leaked pictures of the upcoming Google Calendar which has yet to be released.
Firefox has overtaken 10% of the internet browser market share last month. In February it was 9.75% and in March, Firefox usage climbed to 10.05%. The 3rd most popular is Apple Computer’s Safari with 3.19%. Fourth goes to Netscape with 1.05%, followed by Opera with 0.54% and Mozilla 0.34%. Microsoft’s monopoly of the internet browsers will slowly decrease if Firefox continues its growth.
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Before Google remove it, launch Google Earth and search for Area 51. Go a little bit west and you will find two aliens where one is cleaning the spaceship while the other is barbecuing.
Market research firm, Nielsan Netratings (which is the global standard for Internet audience measurement and analysis) said that Google remains the most popular seach engine with Internet users in the U.S.
The shares are as follows
Market shares are with google increasing 1.1%, Yahoo 0.9% while MSN Search had a slight decline of 1.8%.
Each search engine process significantly more searches than in January of 2005.
Google 1.9 billion to 2.7 billion – 42% increase
Yahoo 866 million to 1.3 billion – 46% increase
MSN 523 million to 626 million – 20% increase
Source: TG Daily
Ever wondered how google’s office look like? Here are some inside spy photos..