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  New Text-to-Speech API for Chrome extensions

Interested in making your Chrome Extension (or packaged app) talk using synthesized speech? Chrome now includes a Text-to-Speech (TTS) API that’s simple to use, powerful, and flexible for users.Let’s start with the "simple to use" part. A few clever apps and extensions figured out how to talk before this API was available – typically by sending text to a remote server that returns an MP3 file that can be played using HTML5 audio. With the new API, you just need to add "tts" to your pe...

   TTS,Google,Speech,Text,Text to Speech     2011-10-21 08:46:41

  Why email is crucial to Google, Microsoft and Yahoo

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. These three companies rule webmail withGmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, the three largest email services on the Internet.What might escape a lot of people, though, is just how important email services are for the online presence of those companies (yes, even for Google). To give you an idea, let’s look at some rather interesting website traffic numbers.Webmail share of site trafficAlexa can give you an estimate of how many people vi...

   Gmail,Yahoo,Hotmail,Important,Email,Stat     2011-05-27 12:44:05

  Some famous product release venues

About product release conference, you must remember Apple Worldwide Developers Conference(WWDC), right? But do you remember where the conference is held? Actually, when companies release new products, they will hold some kind of conferences or sessions to introduce their products. But does anyone know what are the places where these conferences are held? Here geekpark summarized some product release places for us. 1. Moscone West Convention Center Moscone West Convention Center is the biggest co...

   Conference, Place,Product release     2012-10-11 20:32:22

  Google Drive will support offline editing soon

Normal 0 7.8 pt 0 2 false false false EN-US ZH-CN X-NONE    Google Drive,Offline editing,Cloud computing     2012-06-04 06:42:47

  How Serious Is Facebook About Search?

An article in BusinessWeek suggests that Facebook is planning a deeper push into search. Will that be limited to improving search for the site — or will it be something more comprehensive? It’s clear that Facebook needs better internal search. Right now the search function at the top of the page is not very useful. Improving Facebook site search seems to be the first objective of an internal team, led by former Googler Lars Rasmussen, according to BusinessWeek; Searching the socia...

   Facebook,Search,Internal search     2012-03-31 03:31:12

  Lossless and Transparency Encoding in WebP

In September 2010 we announced the WebP image format with lossy compression. WebP was proposed as an alternative to JPEG, with 25–34% better compression compared to JPEG images at equivalent SSIM index. We received lots of feedback, and have been busy improving the format.Last month we announced WebP support for animation, ICC profile, XMP metadata and tiling. Today, we introduce a new mode in WebP to compress images losslessly, and support for transparency – also kn...

   Google,WebP,Image,Compress, Lossless compression,Transparency     2011-11-18 08:48:33

  Why Android Will Always Be Laggier Than iOS

One of the things that really stands out using an iPhone is just how smooth it feels compared to using Android. Where as Android is laggy, with a measurable interim between when you touch the screen and when the OS responds, iOS almost seems to anticipate what you want to do before your finger touches the display.How has Apple managed this incredible feat? A better question might be: “How has Google managed to screw up Android’s multitouch so much?” According to Andrew Munn — a sof...

   Android,iOs,Speed,UI Design,Lag     2011-12-07 03:17:18

  New HTTP status code: 451 Unavailable for Legal Reasons

On June 11th,2012, Google proposed a new HTTP status code to indicate webpage contents which are not conform to law. The new HTTP status code is 451 Unavailable for Legal Reasons. Google Android Developer Advocate Tim Bray submitted the draft for the new HTTP status code, it will be used on some webpages which can not be served because of legal reasons. Visitors will know that the page cannot be seen because of the government censorship.According to the draft, responses using this status code sh...

   HTTP status,451,Tim Bray     2012-06-12 09:07:44

  The world's first HTML5 SIP client

This is the world's first open source HTML5 SIP client (May 12, 2012) entirely written in javascript for integration in social networks (FaceBook, Twitter, Google+), online games, e-commerce sites... No extension, plugin or gateway is needed. The media stack rely on WebRTC. The client can be used to connect to any SIP or IMS network from your preferred browser to make and receive audio/video calls and instant messages. The protocol parsers (SIP, SDP...) are highly optimized using Ragel loo...

   HTML5,SIP,CLient,Google     2012-05-21 06:18:34

  Inside Google's recruiting machine

FORTUNE -- In the hot war for talent being fought in Silicon Valley, no company has an arsenal quite like Google's. Named Fortune's Best Company to Work For in 2012, the search giant made a record 8,067 hires last year -- boosting total headcount by a third. The thirteen-year-old firm's recruiting has an almost mythical quality about it, particularly for the two million candidates applying to work there each year. In terms of elite American institutions, getting a job at Google ranks with b...

   Google,Recruiter,Contract,Recruit machine     2012-02-25 04:50:01