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Facebook launches New email service

Posted by venkatramseo on November 16, 2010

Social Media networking website Facebook is likely to offer email services to its 500 million users from Monday 15th November 2010 to compete with Gmail and Yahoo Mail, making it the largest such service provider on the planet.

TechCrunch, a leading Silicon Valley technology blog, has reported that the social network plans to announce a web-based email service — complete with addresses — at an event in San Francisco.

The blog said that Facebook’s planned email service was part of a secret project known as ‘Project Titan,’ which is “unofficially referred to internally as its ‘Gmail killer.’”

Yahoo, Google and Microsoft are already scrambling to retool their email services to build them more around people’s social connections.


Facebook would have a tremendous advantage because it owns a vast trove of data about people’s relationships and would find it easier to graft email onto its existing social services, such as photo-sharing.

The new Facebook email will fully integrate the social network, using the working model of the network of friends.

The aim would be to create an ecosystem of communication “sensitive” to the world of relationships of people, able to combine text, pictures, music and video in a single container of communications. And to give this information flow a priority-based on the social context of each.

If it is announced, a Facebook email service would allow its more than 500 million members to communicate with anyone inside or outside the walls of the social network.

If they use it, Facebook would leapfrog the 361 million global users of Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo Mail’s 273 million, and Gmail’s 193 million.


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Google Wave: an organic collaboration platform

Posted by venkatramseo on November 3, 2009

Google Wave, launched into the wild frontiers of cyberspace recently, has commenced its journey. NetSpeak explores the potential/possibilities of this awesome new collaboration tool from Google.

The Net enables us to do collaborative tasks with ease — but only with a series of tools/services. During the different phases of a collaborative project we rope in appropriate services. For instance, somebody coordinating a project may use e-ma il to send notes and other project related information to team-members.

A few e-mails back and forth might settle this part.

Soon, the coordinator and his/her team might find e-mail quite insufficient to continue the collaboration. Its asynchronous nature makes real-time communication impossible. In addition, a person who chips in at a later stage may find it difficult to keep up with the ongoing email conversation — as there exists no means to provide him with all the threads.

So, the next step is to adopt other collaboration tools — Instant Messenger (IM) tools such as Gtalk/Skype, collaborative editing services such as ‘Google Docs’. In this way, by slicing and dicing different tools, one manages to accomplish the task.

During the course of this communication process, many valuable data get generated. However, as the data are spread across different locations/databases — some in the e-mail clients, some in the IM server and some in the document management system, the team will find it difficult to oragnise them into a cohesive information product. If only we could accomplish everything with a single tool, the communication/collaboration efficiency of the team will then experience a quantum leap. This, in a nutshell, is exactly what Google Wave offers.

Google Wave can be described as a communication/collaboration tool in which products like e-mail, IM, discussion board and Wiki are rolled into one. Though it can be considered a mix of these products, the final outcome is much more than sum of its components — they are all combined in a synergetic fashion.

Once logged on to the Wave infrastructure (, you will find the Wave creation interface. (You now need an invite to participate on Google Wave). Once a Wave is created, you can simply add participants using the ‘+’ button. Now, the fun begins! All the participants who are now on-line and on the Wave window can actively interact in real-time. Yes, for Google Wave the significance lies in real-time participation — real-time e-mail, real-time chat, real-time editing and so on.

When a participant types something, each of the characters entered becomes visible to all the participants. So, in the middle of his/her sentence itself you may understand the intention of your buddy and can answer his/her query before it arrives in full.

Being a hosted service, the Wave thus created (with all its historic details) will be available to all the participants as and when they need it. Another advantage of the Wave is that a new participant can join the discussion at any point of time. Unlike in the traditional e-mail, this late entrant will not miss out on information history.

The facility that lets a participant edit anywhere on the Wave anytime is another valuable feature. A Wave can contain numerous messages from its participants. The interesting feature is that one can reply to any of these messages and create a threaded conversation based on that message.

A Wave is an extremely dynamic entity that always gets enriched through the collaboration process. You can easily attach images and other documents. As you drop files on a Wave, they become immediately accessible to all the participants.

A great feature of Google Wave is the extension facility that enables developers across the world to enhance its functionality. Extensions come in two forms — gadgets and robots. A gadget is nothing but a small application that can be integrated with a Wave — like the google maps gadget.

Robots ( are software based automated participants made for a specific purpose like IM bots. To use a robot, you just need its address (it looks like an e-mail id).

Another Wave feature worth a mention is the ability to connect to other data sources like Twitter (

The facility to embed a Wave on web pages/blogs is another innovation worth watching. This feature allows one to spread multiple communication channels to different data sources and funnel information from each of them without ever visiting them. (NetSpeak has not tested this particular facility so far.)

Google Wave becomes more enjoyable if you have more participants to play with. One shortcoming of this service at present is that not many users have access to it. So, now even people with accounts find it difficult to explore the tool in full. One solution could be to access public waves — waves available to anyone with a Google Wave account. To obtain a list of available public waves, do a search with the string ‘with:public’ on your Wave search box.

Google Wave is not an ordinary one-dimensional product. It demands a paradigm shift in the manner we use the Net to collaborate/communicate — a shift from using multiple tools in different formats to a uniform communication/collaboration infrastructure. In its current form, Google Wave is at its infancy and the features discussed here are just the tip of the iceberg. Over the coming days/months, it may evolve into a consummate communication/collaboration product.

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Tips on how to Select your SEO CompanyS

Posted by venkatramseo on August 13, 2009

Selecting the right SEO Company as your marketing partner is hard but there are things that you require to consider to make the selection much easier. SEO or search engine Optimization Company handles the Internet web marketing of a certain company. It is significant that you make right choice when choosing your SEO partner since you will be investing a huge amount of money on it.

Clearpath Technology is among one of the major SEO Company from India that specializes in building link and Internet marketing. It has attained companies worldwide and the numbers of their clients are increasing. Below are tips on how to prefer your SEO Company.

  • How extensive has the SEO company been operating? Many consider that the longer you have been doing something, the specialist you are at it. But there are some who are new in this kind of business but already have confirmed something.
  • Have they worked in your place before? There are some SEO companies that specialise in a some niches. Try to appear for SEO Company that is authority on what you required.
  • Does it offer recommendations and testimonials? A good and consistent SEO company will always have superior testimonials. You can ask the people you have worked wit before so that you can verify on their work. If they are not able to provide it for you then you want to check on other SEO company.
  • Confirm their portfolio, are you satisfied? Check the preceding projects they have made. Check the site if it ranks well, how does the holder study look and is the site performing well? You can always verify the SEO Company’s work by contacting the stiff they have worked with.
  • Are their claimed to be good true? Do not believe on SEO Company that promises too various things. Check their methods, talk to others who identify them well. Make sure that they chase the guidelines and rules of the engines.

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List of Search Engines using the Web

Posted by venkatramseo on June 29, 2009


  • (formerly Ask Jeeves)
  • Baidu (Chinese)
  • Bing (formerly MSN Search and Live Search)
  • Cuil
  • Duck Duck Go
  • Google
  • Sogou (Chinese)
  • Sohu (Chinese)
  • Yahoo! Search
  • Yandex (Russian)

Geographical limited scope

  • Accoona, China/US
  • Alleba, Philippines
  • Ansearch, Australia/US/UK/NZ
  • Araby, Middle East
  • Baidu, China
  • Daum, Korea
  •, India
  • Goo, Japan
  •, Iceland
  •, Hungary
  •, Slovenia
  • Naver, Korea
  • Onkosh, Middle East
  • Rambler, Russia
  • Rediff, India
  • SAPO, Portugal/Angola/Cabo Verde/Mozambique
  •, Switzerland
  • Sesam, Norway, Sweden
  • Seznam, Czech Republic
  • Walla!, Israel
  • Yandex, Russia
  • ZipLocal, Canada/US


  • IFACnet


  • GlobalSpec
  • Nexis (Lexis Nexis)
  • Thomasnet (United States)

See also: Enterprise search

  • AskMeNow: S3 – Semantic Search Solution
  • Concept Searching Limited: concept search products
  • Dieselpoint: Search & Navigation
  • dtSearch: dtSearch Engine(SDK), dtSearch Web
  • Endeca: Information Access Platform
  • Exalead: exalead one:enterprise
  • Expert System S.p.A.: Cogito
  • Fast Search & Transfer: Enterprise Search Platform (ESP), RetrievalWare (formerly Convera)
  • Funnelback: Funnelback Search
  • ISYS Search Software: ISYS:web, ISYS:sdk
  • Microsoft: SharePoint Search Services
  • Northern Light
  • Open Text: Hummingbird Search Server, Livelink Search
  • Oracle Corporation: Secure Enterprise Search 10g
  • TeraText: TeraText Suite
  • * Vivisimo: Vivisimo Clustering Engine

  • X1 Technologies : X1 Enterprise Search
  • ZyLAB Technologies: ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform


  • Taptu: taptu mobile/social search

Main articles: Job search engine and Employment website
See also: Category:Job search engines

  • (India)
  • (USA)
  • Craigslist (by city)
  • (Canada)
  • (USA)
  • Incruit (Korea)
  • (USA)
  • * (USA)
  • (USA)
  • (International)
  • (USA)
  • (USA)


  • WestLaw
  • Lexis (Lexis Nexis)
  • Quicklaw


  • Bioinformatic Harvester
  • Entrez (includes Pubmed)
  • EB-eye EBI’s Search Engine EMBL-EBI’s Search engine
  • GenieKnows
  • GoPubMed (knowledge-based: GO – GeneOntology and MeSH – Medical Subject Headings)
  • Healia
  • Searchmedica
  • WebMD
  • PubGene
  • Nextbio (Life Science Search Engine)
  • VADLO (Life Sciences Search Engine)


  • Google News
  • Daylife
  • MagPortal
  • Newslookup
  • Nexis (Lexis Nexis)
  • Yahoo! News


  • PeekYou
  • InfoSpace
  • Spock
  • Spokeo
  • Wink
  • ZoomInfo

Real property

  • Rightmove

Video Games

  • GenieKnows
  • Wazap (Japan)

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