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  Microsoft is going to redesign Bing again


On 10 May,2012, Microsoft announces in San Francisco they will  redesign its search engine Bing, and it will cooperate with Facebook, Twitter etc to build a new search service.Bing now is the second largest search engine in the world, but compared to Google, Bing is always the second city of search. Bing these years has always been putting effort on improving its service and the accuracy of search results. Unfortunately, it still cannot gain market share from Google. Today, Microsoft is goi...

   Bing,Social network,Integration,Sidebar     2012-05-11 05:26:11


  Early homepages of some famous websites


Are you curious about what are their early homepages like for some famous IT companies? Let's take a look at them now. 1. Google This page was relative concise at that time. The current Google homepage is more concise. 2. Facebook It went online on 4th Feb, 2004. This was its homepage in 2004 3. YouTube It went online on 15th Feb, 2005. Until 22nd April, the first video clip was uploaded. 4. Wikipedia It emphasizes on free content and collaborative editing. It also supports many languages. 5...

   Homepage,website,History,Google,Facebook     2015-07-23 11:34:18


  Does Android team like to eat Kitkat?


Google released the new Android development code for Android 4.4 :KitKat.The new version will bring astonishing user experience for Android users. The interesting thing about the name is that it has the same name as one brand of Nescafe's chocolate wafer. Nescafe has authorized that Google can use this name as their development code. We may guess that the project team or the director was eating Kitkat or like to eat Kitkat while they were brainstorming the new development code, so they came out ...

   Android,Kitkat,development code     2013-09-03 23:03:03


  Google is missing in the photo with Chinese president Xi Jinping


Chinese president Xi Jinping has started his formal visit to US on 22nd September. The first stop is Seattle where Microsoft and Amazon headquarters are located. On 23rd September (Wednesday), Xi Jinping attended a forum named "The 8th US-China Internet Industry Forum" in Seattle.  On this forum, president Xi expressed the attitude of Chinese government to Internet. He advocated to build an peaceful, secure, open and collaborative Internet environment so that every country can benefit from ...

   NEWS,GOOGLE,CHINA,XI JINPING     2015-09-24 03:54:18


  C++ and Java over Python in Google products


In Google, most of the products are written in C++ and Java. They usually don't choose Python to write their product stack. What's behind the decision to choose one language over the other in Google? Let's get to read some opinions from Robert Love, a Google software engineer. Love said he couldn't imagine writing let alone maintaining a large software stack in Python. They use C++, Go, and Java for production software systems, with Python employed for scripting, testing, and tooling.There are a...

   Java,Python,Google     2014-07-20 04:39:09


  TowTruck from Mozilla Lab


TowTruck is a real time collaboration tool developed by Mozilla lab, it can enable users to do real time chat, voice chat in any webpage. Both sides can see each other's mouse position, it will produce animation when mouse clicked. The classical application for collaborative sides is users can discuss a document while reading the same document or modify some codes or fill up an application form. TowTruck is an open source project. It's very easy to deploy TowTruck, first you need to embed below ...

   TowTruck,Mozillar Lab,HTML5     2013-04-15 12:23:13


  Can API be copyrighted? At least Oracle hopes so


  The result of the lawsuit case war between Oracle and Google is clearer now. The court said that 9 lines of code of Android has violated intellectual property right, these 9 lines of code can be ignored relative to the number of codes for the whole Android system. But just like LinuxToy points out that the reasons why this case catches so much attention are : 1). The amount of money Oracle asked from Google is $1 billion; 2). The statement says Java language itself doesn't violate the int...

   Oracle,Google,API,Copyright,Lawsuit case     2012-05-11 00:47:58


  Jelly Bean becomes the most popular Android OS


Google released the latest Android usage stats on Monday. Jelly Bean becomes the most popular Android OS for the first time. It takes 37.9% Android market share(32.3% from 4.1.x and 5.6% from 4.2.x). Ginegerbread is at the second place and it has 34.1% Android market share. This is a good news to many Android developers as they can use many new features provided in the new system if there are more and more users are using the new OS. Also if Google wants to attract news users, they have to enco...

   Android,Jelly Bean,Usage     2013-07-09 04:52:28


  Is coding going to die?


There is always a voice recent years saying that coding will gradually die, software development is more like an assembly job. i.e, programmer will be more and more like IT engineers. They seldom build something from scratch, instead they achieve the goal by assemble different components. There are people who have similar views around me. From the book "Clean code" written by Robert C Martin-- "One might argue that a book about code is somehow behind the times—that code is no longer the ...

   Coding,Clean code,Disappear,Analysis     2012-03-15 14:37:35


  Tim Cook is ready for China


Everybody knows that China is a big potential market. China is the biggest market of iOS devices. Currently for iOS devices, the market in North America is almost saturated, while Asia market especially China has a very big capacity for iOS devices. Tim Cook has noticed this trend. So his newly released iOS6 has showed his preference for Chinese market.  The new features added to iOS6 for supporting Chinese are : With improved text input and built-in support for popular Chinese Internet se...

   Apple,China,iOS6,Siri     2012-06-12 06:01:02