Up until now, the Google home page was meant to be as lite as possible. It only contained one image with the Google logo, some links to other Google tools, services and legal information. But that has changed recently as a new prominent image appeared to publicize the Google Chrome web browser. And this is quite huge as the overall advertisement's size is almost the same as the biggest element on the Google's home page: Google's logo itself!
If you were using Google this past Saturday between 6:27 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. PST, chances are that you have been warned by the search engine that your search result "may harm your computer". Trying another request couldn't help and you soon realized that the whole Internet might have harmed your computer. If that's no news for some of us, this might be a different story for Internet novices who think that Google is the Internet.
After shutting down six of its projects and letting go some of its employees, Google is now Turning the page on Print Ads. "In the last few months, we've been taking a long, hard look at all the things we are doing to ensure we are investing our resources in the projects that will have the biggest impact for our users and partners. While we hoped that Print Ads would create a new revenue stream for newspapers and produce more relevant advertising for consumers, the product has not created the impact that we — or our partners — wanted".
Vikram Vaswani writes a very nice article on how to use PHP to process and integrate data from Google Calendar into a custom application. "This article will introduce you to the Google Calendar Data API, showing you how to integrate and use calendar data with a custom PHP application. It includes examples of how to: Retrieve events from a user's public notebooks; Add new events; Modify and delete events; Search for events by keyword or date range".
The examples in the article will introduce you to the Google Calendar feed format, you how to search for calendar entries by date and keyword, explain how to add, modify and delete calendar entries and illustrate how to build a customized front-end to the Calendar service.
7 Days and 11 Hours is all that remains before the start of Google Code Jam 2008. Code Jam is a competition with a fair amount of money: $10,000 for the winner isn't bad, is it ? And if that is not enough, the first 100 contestants will win at least $250.
"Do you enjoy solving tough problems and grappling with technical challenges? Then enter Google Code Jam! Google Code Jam is a coding competition in which professional and student programmers are asked to solve complex algorithmic challenges in a limited amount of time. The contest is all-inclusive: Google Code Jam lets you program in the coding language and development environment of your choice."