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Omar C.
Andrew G.
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Background


Definition of Informing:

"In-Forming is the individual's personal analog to uploading, outsourcing, insourcing, supply-chaining, and offshoring. In-Forming is the ability to build and deploy your own personal supply chain -- a supply chain of information, knowledge, and entertainment." "Informing is searching for knowledge." ( The World is Flat, p.179)

What is RSS?

Really Simple Syndication
Any of various XML file formats suitable for disseminating real-time information via subscription on the Internet.
--Dictionary.com RSS

What is Open Source?

Open source software is similar in idea to "free software" but slightly less rigid than the free software movement. Users of open source software are (generally) able to view the source code, alter and re-distribute open source software. There is however less of an emphasis in the open source movement on the right of information and source code to be free and in some cases companies are able to develop proprietary products based on open source ones.
- Google Definition

Current News



Donna Bogatin, analyst following Google has discussed the fairness of Google's business practices, the view of Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, and disscussion of Google's responsibility for ethical view of it's own cache file.

Google to Merge Writely and Spreadsheets to Form Google Docs - Google discusses that Google Docs which will allow Writely and Google Spreadsheets into a collaboration and documents management solution.


Impact on Education


Researching

  • Google is used by everyone to research different things for school and different reports.
  • Google now is used by over 1,000,000,000 (one billion) users daily, compared to 150,000,000 (One-hundred fifty million) three years ago.
  • Google offers many different applications such as Gmail, Google Calender, Google Talk, and The Start Page.

My Final Video- Andrew




Impact on Business and Employment


Background:
Google is currently more than just a search engine lately; it has become part of our daily lives. It is used by over a billion (1, 000, 000, 000) users daily from around the world. Google gained its flame though its organized page, with its Page Ranking technology which provides relevant results and finally through its self-proclaimed accurate results. Similar to other search engines Googles paid for listings placements on its result pages although it remains ad-free. It keeps its “sponsored links” separate from its actual result pages and its search engine. Lately Google’s’ looking into different technology in order to make its user’s lives simpler.

Below we look at few of Google's recent products.
  • The many other products of Google's beside from Web, Images, Videos, News, and Maps

    -by Omar
    These include Gmil, Gtalk, and Google Earth for example. ----
  • Google Lab

    -by Omar
    Google Labs allow Google users to view the recent innovations and inventions by Google for its users. For example, The Viewer which shows the results of searches on a slideshow. The slide displays description regarding the website alongside with the website and it goes on similarly like a PowerPoint slide. In addition of exploring Google’s technologies, there is a column which shows the “Graduates of Labs” that are successfully used by Google users.
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  • Google Code

    -by Omar
    Recently Google has shown an interest in Open Source, and it’s stated in an article that it’ll soon be the “Godfather” of Open Source. Above in the video, you can see that Google provides Open Source software for its users on an separate page which is displayed as Google’s products. In addition, Google was awarded $25G by O’Reilly Open Source Awards.external image osasmall.gif
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Google Purchases YouTube for $1.65B
  • “Google Purchases YouTube for $1.65B” is one of the considerable news online lately. Business wise I believe Google’s portraying its uniqueness by purchasing YouTube as it a niche. - "Google announced today that it would acquire YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock compensation. YouTube will continue to operate independently. Google Video will continue to operate separately."
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My Final Video- Omar



- thanks to Mrs. Luna, Arpit, Andrew G. Wasi and Reem for the interviews and your time.

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  • Google is a play on word from googol, which is a 1 followed by 100 zeros.
  • Google has 2,668 employees that work daily at their workplace called the Googleplex.
  • Google's index of web pages exceeds over one billion and they can search them in about half a second.
  • Google receives daily search requests from all over the world, including Antarctica.
  • Google offers searches in 35 languages and the range from searches include all around the world.
  • Google first started at Stanford University
  • The most accurate indicator of search engine usage is 'search hours'. The following figures show the top 3 search engines:
    Google -> 13 million hours
    Yahoo -> 5.4 million hours
    MSN -> 4.9 million hours
    - Source: Neilsen / Netratings, March 2002.
  • Google has a festive enthusiasm as it celebrates different festivals and holidays by changing it logos. Below are few examples:
    [[image:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\SHINWL6N\google01[1].jpg width="194" height="281" align="center"]]
The ZeitGeist provide eager Google users with an overview of the situation at Google.
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Google provides both quick searches and advance searches. Clicking on the Advanced Search on the Google page will take a user to its page where he or she will be able to receive results according to their understanding and desirable wish.
*All the above facts and figures are from google blogs.
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