Recently I've been selected to participate on quite a few of the google 'beta' projects, such as analytics, Company based e-mail, and their google page maker. First off, let me just say that all of the google projects are wonderful. I've been playing with the google analystics recently and the improvements over it's predecesor (urchin) are just outstanding. (Note: I never got to try Urchin 6 'On-Demand', so I may be overstating this comment). To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from the google page maker, but once again, google has overshot my expectations. Personally after using this product though …

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While working on the new DaniWeb Event Calendar feature, I did a Google search regarding the vBulletin built-in calendar feature. Built right into the search engine results pages was the statement: In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may [URL="http://www.chillingeffects.org/notice.cgi?sID=898"]read the DMCA complaint[/URL] that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org. I've never seen this before. The ChillingEffects website doesn't seem to be affiliated with Google but a browse around the site shows that the organization is, indeed, affiliated with a couple universities …

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For those of you webmasters out there who are running Google Analytics ([URL]http://www.google.com/analytics[/URL]) then you can welcome a new feature ... site overlay. It's a feature that so far I have only seen in paid analytics software, so it's definitely a more than welcome addition. Google Analytics logs pageviews to keep track of user click paths and defines sessions. This takes it to a whole new level by visually representing data for each link on a page. Check it out! :) I've been using it for just a couple of minutes now and am finding it very helpful and useful …

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If you're in the SEO industry, most likely you're familiar with the Search Engine Roundtable at [url]www.seroundtable.com[/url], a blog / feed of all of the webmaster forums around. However, I just clicked on the "Forums" tab tonight to find my familiar list of other webmaster forums gone. In its place is what seems to be a new vBulletin forum of less than 200 threads. I'm curious to see if this new seo forum will ever take off.

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Files, emails, and folders. Even the best of us sometimes misfile or loose things. Then, we need to locate that document in a hurry. Where did it go? Does this sound familiar? Microsoft launched this week a new tool called Windows Desktop Search ([url]http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/web/desktop_search.mspx[/url]) and it works to help you locate your documents in a quick and easy fashion. Similar to Apple's Sherlock, the Windows Desktop Search will make an internal database of the collected files, and provide an interface to it. Using simple boolean operators (OR, AND, NOT), you can customize the results of the search, and narrow the …

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At the US Association of National Advertiser's annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Google's Eric Schmidt said that "We did a math exercise and the answer was 300 years". "The answer is it's going to be a very long time". Google right now claims they have 170 terabytes indexed so far, and did not discuss how they came up with the 300 year number. One can only speculate what their goal of indexing is: are they trying to index all the information available today in 2005, or are they including information to index today in addition to what will be added …

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Last August, Business 2.0 magazine published an article that speculated Google was considering building a U.S. broadband network capable of targeting specific advertising to users, based on the location of their WiFi. The so-called "Google.net"" or "Google WiFi" caused much speculation, however, the company remained close-lipped. Tuesday, Google finally made an official announcement. Google spokesman Nate Tyler said the current test is limited to two public sites near the company's Mountain View, California, headquarters: a pizza parlor and a gym. These two sites join a Google-sponsored Wi-Fi "hotspot" in San Francisco's Union Square shopping district. "Google WiFi is a community …

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If you are the GoogleBot, you are probably reading this. Why? Well, your creator, the rapidly evolving Google Inc, who might I add has prevented many execs at Microsoft and Yahoo from sleeping well at night, released its Blog search feature today, which indexes RSS and Atom feeds. It’s a feature that last July I actually speculated would materialize. I wrote, in an article on [url=http://www.w3reports.com/index.php?itemid=494]W3Reports[/url], the following: [quote] There’s a growing base of individuals, mostly bloggers, pondering the thought that the search giant Google, Inc. may be making a calculated move by looking for files that in some cases …

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The case between Google and Microsoft over executive Kal-Fu Lee began this week in court. According to reports, the case already has both sides trowing mud at each other. Some of you may recall that Kal-Fu Lee, a former executive of Microsoft, recently left the company and joined Google in a role that would help Google interact with the Chinese language and technology. Microsoft sued both Lee and Google because of a non-compete clause in Lee's contract. Lee and Google feel that Lee's hiring is legal and appropariate. Reports from people observing the case show that Lee was embarassed by …

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Most ASP.NET Developers have no previous web development experience. Is that a true or false statement? I suspect it's true, but found no statistics to back it up. However, judging from posts in several technical forum sites, one certainly gets that impression. "Halt App Until JavaScript Confirm Dialog Clicked". "JavaScript in code-behind problem". "How to fire ASP.NET code from JavaScript function". "Confirm delete". These are all titles of recent questions posted in various .NET forums. Also, I've seen a resurgence of questions that web developers either solved, or came to grips with, many years ago. For example, I've seen several …

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The search engine specialists have been the subject of a fair bit of attention over recent days but this story takes the cake for sure. US men's magazine 'Perfect 10' is suing Google, claiming that the company is not really performing a search service at all. Instead, they claim, Google is continually breaching their copyright by copying, displaying and distributing the magazine's copyrighted images, and earning advertising revenue from doing so. Talk about tunnel vision! Full report is [url=http://www.news24.com/News24/Technology/News/0,,2-13-1443_1759871,00.html]here.[/url]

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"[i] In only two days, the company has already completely reshaped the IT community’s perspective of the company. ‘Tis amazing.[/i]" writes DaniWeb 'newsie' Danny. Does that mean we should flock to use the new products? Perhaps not. I've been trialling the Version 2 (beta) of Google Desktop for a couple of days now, and I must admit I'm very impressed. The system I'm using it on is filled to the gills with documents, utility programs, and goodness knows what else. With the system now fully indexed, retrieving what I want is only a second or two away. Type the name …

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As accurately predicted by several major news organizations yesterday, Google has not surprisingly unveiled “[url=http://www.google.com/talk/]Google Talk[/url],

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Talk is cheap, or so they say. At least it is with Google Talk beta ... Google's new IM /voice client! You can check it out at [url]www.google.com/talk/[/url] - I have yet to try it but I'm going to go ahead and download it right now. It seems like this might be one of the new features of the upcoming Google Desktop. While officially it is only Windows supported right now, it seems that it works with third party IM clones as well. For example, Adium (blech), Gaim (shoutout to Sean), and iChat currently all support a couple of its …

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It seems as though Google has done it again: released a product that is sure to send ripples through the software development and web development communities. Wall Street didn’t care -- Google stock is down, but that’s not the point. The new “intelligent

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Congress is debating an Energy bill, and one of the measures of that bill is to lengthen Daylight Savings Time about a month. For those who may be outside of the US, or places along the equator, there are some countries that change their time clocks to take advantage of more sunlight during the local summer months. In the United States, we change our clocks at the first Sunday in April, and again at the last Sunday in October. In April, we move our clocks ahead one hour (Spring Ahead), and in October, we move them back (Fall Back). By …

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In response to the moaning and groaning of book publishers, the world’s favorite search engine announced it won’t be scanning copyrighted books for a while. Last October, Google announced that it had launched its “Google Print" program. The program entails scanning books, and making their content searchable. For publishers, Google says, it’s a great way to promote their books, even if they are out of print. And for libraries, it’s a great way to allow more people to access their materials. Not everybody shares the rainbow colored enthusiasm Google always seems to have. It seems that some publishers are upset …

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Advertising a website just got a whole lot cheaper. A new trend has emerged in Washington, where an entrepreneur has begun offering bums food and small amounts of money, in exchange for them advertising his poker match up site. The bastard behind the scheme is Ben Rogovy, a 22 year old aspiring capitalist trying to cheaply promote his new poker match up website. According to [url=http://www.bumvertising.com]bumvertising.com[/url], Rogovy’s website outlining the campaign – he’s merely tapping into using wasted homeless labor. “Bums use a business model that takes advantage of high volume traffic, with the expectation that, on average, a certain …

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There’s a lot happening in the offices of Microsoft, the world’s most popular, and universally loved software company. [url=http://www.microsoft.com]Microsoft[/url] said Thursday on its TechNet website, that it will be releasing six new security bulletins that affect its Microsoft Windows operating system – one of which is rated critical. The software company went on to say that the updates will require a computer restart following installation. Microsoft also said it will release an update of its Malicious Software Removal tool. A webcast for IT professionals will be hosted on Wednesday, August 10, a day after the releases are scheduled to be …

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Today, Yahoo! introduced their new Publisher Network, a "new self-serve platform that will provide small- and medium-sized web publishers with easy access to yahoo! advertising and content." In other words, it's a direct alternative to Google AdSense. The program, which the webmaster community initially caught wind of nearly a year ago, is currently invitation only. It's a program that I would love to participate in, if I could ;) Unfortunately, I don't have much more information to share at the moment. Are you listening, Yahoo?!

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The return to space by the United States’ [url=http://www.nasa.gov]aeronautics and space administration[/url] shuttle program this week was a certainly popular event, shattering records for the number of visitors viewing video streams of NASA TV during the launch. Yahoo and Akamai Technologies – both NASA media partners – reported a peak in active video streams of 433,000 around launch time. In comparison, the Deep Impact mission on July 4 mustered 118,000 streams, and during the Mars exploration rover landings in January, just under 50,000 visitors watched. "We've always known there was tremendous global interest in the U.S. space program, and this …

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Computer programmers from around the world will soon flock to Mountain View, California, to participate in Code Jam, a competition run by search giant [url=http://www.google.com]Google Inc[/url]. Registration for Code Jam 2005 officially opened today. No limits on registration have been set, but only 500 contestants will move past the qualification round to be held on August 22. The stakes are high for participants this year, with the top 100 performers competing for $155,000 in cash prizes. “The Google Code Jam celebrates some of the best work in problem solving from the fastest and most talented computer scientists in the world,

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One of Google’s most promising features is its brand new global mapping software, dubbed Google Maps. New API access is taking it to the next level. The web-based interface to Google Maps allows users to perform powerful mapping functions – locating points, creating driving directions, viewing aerial photographs, and even combining aerial photographs with streets in a hybrid view. But it isn’t these functions that truly show off the power of Google’s technology. In June 2005, Google made available a developer toolkit, allowing 3rd party users the ability to directly interact with the powerful mapping engine. ## Extremely Flexible Developers …

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I need quick help, its urgent for my job, pls help me. I need to change the font color, font size & font face of some text assigned in a div. To do so I have a form select option menu at the top, adn below the menu three's 3/4 divs with some text. I need to change text properties of the div from select menu, and the page must not refresh. Its actually a little version of text editor. I'll be glad if someone solves it ASAP.

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:) Hi , tried installing Chrome from google but unable to do the same as the event viewer showed the following error "The description for Event ID ( 20 ) in Source ( Google Update ) cannot be found." also Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8007f004: Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130).

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The End.