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  Google releases new app to improve the accuracy of indoor positioning


Google Maps, Bing Maps, and some map providers have offered indoor map service such as in  the airport, major shopping malls and stadiums for some time. The problem is that these indoor maps can not precisely tell you which floor you are on a map, the GPS obviously can not work very well in this environment, WiFi and GPRS positioning is not very precise. Google announced the improvement program of Google Maps for accurate indoor positioning. The current owners of these places will cooperat...

   Google Map,Indoor service,Positioning     2012-04-08 09:46:53


  Introducing Google JS Test


Google JS Test is a JavaScript unit testing framework that runs on the V8 JavaScript Engine, the same open source project that is responsible for Google Chrome’s super-fast JS execution speed. Google JS Test is used internally by several Google projects, and we’re pleased to announce that it has been released as an open source project.Features of Google JS Test include:Extremely fast startup and execution time, without needing to run a browser.Clean, readable output in the case of ...

   Google,JavaScript,Test tool,Open source     2011-10-07 23:35:48


  Marissa Mayer brings 2nd Googler to Yahoo


A week ago, Anne Espiritu who was responsible for Google's public relations before leaving Google joined Yahoo, she became the first Googler Mayer brought to Yahoo. According to CNBC's Jon Fortt on Twitter, Google's former project manager Patricia Moll Kriese also left Google, formally joined Yahoo! as Senior Director of Yahoo's corporate projects.Although this news has not been confirmed by both companies, Patricia Moll Kriese's personal page on LinkedIn revealed that she left Google in August,...

   Yahoo,Marissa Mayer,Googler     2012-08-10 13:38:15


  Check out Google Reader substitutes


It's only a few hours left that Google Reader will be shut down Since Google decides to decommission such a good product, many people are disappointed about Google. The gene of Google is completely different from Facebook, The strategy of promoting Google+ everywhere is becoming a bit offensive. As a heavy user of Google Reader, people have to start looking for an alternative, Below we give a comparison of different Google Reader substitutes. And we compare them with following parameters: Lload...

   RSS reader,Google Reader,Feedly     2013-06-30 08:46:42


  Why Google+ Doesn’t Care If You Never Come Back


Ad targeting. Google+ is designed to power ad targeting, and for that it only needs you to sign up once. This lets it combine the biographical information you initially enter such as age, gender, education, employers, and places you’ve lived with your activity on Search, Gmail, Maps and all its other products to create an accurate identity profile. And this powers targeting of more relevant ads it can charge more for. So despite comScore showing that the average Google+ user only spends ...

   Google+,Ads,comScore,Identity     2012-02-29 05:04:19


  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