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  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


  Crazy: 90 Percent of People Don't Know How to Use CTRL+F


This week, I talked with Dan Russell, a search anthropologist at Google, about the time he spends with random people studying how they search for stuff. One statistic blew my mind. 90 percent of people in their studies don't know how to use CTRL/Command + F to find a word in a document or web page! I probably use that trick 20 times per day and yet the vast majority of people don't use it at all."90 percent of the US Internet population does not know that. This is on a sample size of thousa...

   Ctrl-F,Shortcut,Common knowledge,Confusi     2011-09-02 11:16:48


  System programming is still there


System programming is the practice of writing system software. System software lives at a low level, interfacing directly with the kernel and core system libraries. Your shell and your text editor, your compiler and your debugger, your core utilities and system daemons are all system software. But so are the network server, the web server, and the database. These components are entirely system software, primarily if not exclusively interfacing with the kernel and the C library. But nowadays more...

   System programming     2014-02-27 05:46:48


  How to let Google index AJAX contents?


There are lots of websites containing only one page now with the popularity of AJAX. The website will load different contents according to different inputs from users. This approach provides good user experience and it also helps save bandwidth, the drawback is that AJAX contents are not easy to be indexed by search engines. For example, if you have a website: http://example.com Users can see different contents with the appended # structure in the URL: http://example.com#1 http://example.com#2 h...

   AJAX,Search engine,Google,History     2013-07-16 00:47:14


  What I learned from Google - You Get Fifteen Years


four years ago I was in Mountain View, California, interviewing for a position with Google. It was an odd sort of interview.  Lots of puzzles, math-like challenges, and code.  Lots, and lots, and lots of code. What struck me at Google wasn’t the challenges.  Nor was it the office environment, the cafeteria, or the mini-swimming pool, all of which were impressive. No, what struck me were the people. All of the people I met — and I mean all of them — had this sort of early-t...

   Career,Technology,Programmer,Transform,Lifetime     2011-12-06 02:27:04