Published Sunday, July 23, 2006 by Gautam Kishore.
there is a webpage hosted on Google Pages by some stuart j moore called Google Paint
. A web clone for microsoft paint tool. I used it and found quite interesting but still there aren't some features available. Hope stuart will launch them soon. Nice idea and great work stuart.Google Paint
- have a look
Published by Gautam Kishore.
Indian govt. has put a ban on all blogspot sites earlier on 17th of this month. The reason they provide for the ban was kinda ridiculous as they say, there were some blogs used to provide terrorists with some info and some of the blogs were publishing some not-too-friendly articles.
Not only blogspot, they blocked even typepad and geocities too. Afterwards, the govt. said they told BSNL
(Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the indian govt. telecomm. company) to ban only the 22 blogs which were in the list provided by intelligence. But, the BSNL
never worried about the other blogs or they weren't so expert to ban only those 22 subdomains and they just blocked the whole domain name (Blogspot
When we search over the internet for indian bloggers' profiles
, we get about 114,000 profiles.
So, 114,000 people in india and millions of their blog visitors were affected due to these 22 blogs and the stupidity of BSNL.
We can realize the sentiments and businesses of bloggers got affected by this action at Digg
, Boing Boing
, Google News
and thousands of blogs
and user groups like yahoo and google groups too.
Due to this ban and being an indian, i was also not able to update or even check my blog GoogleLogs .
Finally today the ban is lifted and im thankful to indian govt. as well as BSNL for this pity on us bloggers.
I wil keep updating Google Logs
like always and will keep providing you great news and plans right from inside google and outside too. Thanks visitors for visiting and increasing PR(google pagerank) :) keep visiting.
Published Wednesday, July 12, 2006 by Gautam Kishore.
Garett Rogers discovered that Google added the directory /call to the Google robots.txt file. So when he checked out http://www.google.com/call
he noticed that it is an XML file that contains and error and also a "caller id
" field. What can we guess that this means? Do you think they may be adding VOIP services to Google Talk? Can this be related to AdWords Click to Call features? Or do you think Google is opening a Vonage like service named GoogleCall? Again, this is just a rumor, no one really has any idea what the /call directory is, as of yet.