Top ten Most Expensive Google acquisitions

August 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Global search corporation Google inc.added to it’s already hefty empire when it announced its planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility the morning of august 15 2011.The purchase marked Googles most expensive acquisition to date at a staggering $ 12.5 billion.

FYI Google has acquired more than hundred companies over the past eight years. Curious about its most expensive acquisitions thus far ? Go through the below mentioned info to discover how Google has integrated it’s Top ten Priciest purchases.

  • D-MARK Broadcasting – In January 2006 Googles acquired advertising company DMARK Broadcast for$102 millions.Google integrated DMark into it’s Adsense App.
  • On2 Technologies – After negotiations between the two companies, Google acquired Video compression company On2 in Feb 2010for $133 millionin Google stock On2 designed video Codec technology which Google used to optimize its WebM video format.
  • Slide.com – Google bought web2.0 company Slide.comin August 2010 for $182 million. Originally founded by Paypal co-founder. Slide.com was known as Largest third party developer Facebook applications until Google purchased it “tomake Google services socially aware.”
  • ADMELD – Google purchased Admeld in June 2011 for $400 million. The company specialized in optimizing Online ad yield by simplifying Ad Display. Google integrated Admeld with its additional Double click and invite Media acquisitions.
  • POSTINI – In July 2007 Google acquired web security and archiving company postini for $ 625 millions. It provides the cloud computing services and spam filters that Google soon integrated to Gmail.
  • ITA Software – Google purchased travel industry software company ITA Software for $700 million in July 2010. Google uses ITA Software to optimize its travel and flight search.
  • AdMOB – In November 2009 Google acquired mobile ad company admob for $750 Million. The company helped Google improve It’s mobile advertising solutions.
  • YOU TUBE – Long ago in October 2006 Google bought youtube for a shocking  $1.65 billion. Although the company wasn’t absorbed by Google Video, You tube continues to function as a Google Subsidiary.
  • DOUBLE CLICK – Google purchased double click for $3.1 billion in april 2007. The Google subsidiary provides ad service and support to AdSense.
  • MOTOROLA MOBILITY – Google’s most recent and expensive acquisition occurred yesterdaywith it’s purchase of motorola mobility. Motorola is one of 39 manufacturers of Android handsets. By purchasing a mobile hardware manufacturer and getting around over 26000 patents, Google hopes to supercharge android ecosystem.
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Fake apple store in CHINA !!!

July 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Chinese can copy anything

BEIJING (AP) — At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company’s logo chat to customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang from the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words “Apple Store.”
And that’s the clue it’s fake.China, long known for producing counterfeit consumer gadgets, software and brand name clothing, has reached a new piracy milestone — fake Apple stores.An American who lives in Kunming in southern Yunnan province said Thursday that she and her husband stumbled on three shops masquerading as bona fide Apple stores in the city a few days ago. She took photos and posted them on her BirdAbroad blog.
The three stores are not among the authorized resellers listed on Apple Inc.’s website. The maker of the iPhone and other hit gadgets has four company stores in China — two in Beijing and two in Shanghai — and various official resellers. Apple’s Beijing office declined to comment.
The proliferation of the fake stores underlines the slow progress that China’s government is making in countering a culture of a rampant piracy and widespread production of bogus goods that is a major irritant in relations with trading partners.China’s Commerce Minister promised American executives earlier this year that the latest in a string of crackdowns on product piracy would deliver lasting results.
The 27-year-old blogger, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the set-up of the stores was so convincing that the employees themselves seemed to believe they worked for Apple.”It looked like an Apple store. It had the classic Apple store winding staircase and weird upstairs sitting area. The employees were even wearing those blue T-shirts with the chunky Apple name tags around their necks,” she wrote on her blog.
“But some things were just not right: the stairs were poorly made. The walls hadn’t been painted properly. Apple never writes ‘Apple Store’ on its signs — it just puts up the glowing, iconic fruit.”A worker at the fake Apple store on Zhengyi Road in Kunming, which most of the photos of the BirdAbroad blog show, told The Associated Press that they are an “Apple store” before hanging up.
The manager of an authorized reseller in Kunming, who gave only his surname, Zhang, said most customers have no idea the stores are fake.Some of the staff in the stores “can’t even operate computers properly or tell you all the functions of the mobile phone,” he said.
“There are more and more of these fake stores in Kunming. Although they may sell real Apple products, some of those products were not imported through legal means. And they cost more.”
Fake Apple stores are a “particularly egregious example” of brand piracy but their emergence is not surprising given the amount of product counterfeiting faced by corporations such as Apple, said Ted Dean, president of BDA China Ltd., a telecoms market research company.
He said a challenge for mobile phone companies and others selling branded products across a country as big as China is how to manage distribution, especially to smaller cities.”And then, making sure people aren’t copying it, faking it … is absolutely a challenge,” said Dean, who once saw a fake Apple phone in China that had an Apple logo — but with no bite taken out of it.Apple said this week that China was “very key” to its record earnings and revenue in the quarter that ended in June.Revenue was up more than six times from a year earlier to $3.8 billion in the area comprising China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, said Apple’s Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook, according to a conference call on Tuesday.
“I firmly believe that we’re just scratching the surface right now. I think there is an incredible opportunity for Apple there,” Cook said.The company plans to open two more Apple stores in greater China — one in Shanghai and another in Hong Kong — by the end of the year.

Online: Blog post: http://birdabroad.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/are-you-listening-steve-jobs/

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Young girl BIG achievement

July 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Young successful entrepreneurs


In 2005, Catherine Cook and her brother David had an idea for a startup. The high schoolers flipped through a yearbook and wanted to make a digital version.

The 15-and-16-year-olds got to work and created MyYearbook. In the 6-year span, the duo raised $17 million in financing, grew the site to 20 million users*, and generated 1.2 billion monthly pageviews.

Today, a publicly-traded Latino social network, Quepasa, announced its $100 million acquisition of MyYearbook. The majority of the deal, $82 million, is Quepasa common stock. The other $18 million is cash.

Geoff Cook, MyYearbook’s CEO and sibling of Catherine and David, wrote a letter to his 100+ employees:

“I don’t consider this an exit or the end. I consider it the end of the beginning, and I believe we have a lot more innovative products to create,” he says.

Welcome to retirement Catherine, Geoff and David! Although we’re sure this won’t be the last company they create.

The Cooks aren’t the only entrepreneurial kids who have made tons of money.

source courtesy : http://read.bi/q48WaG

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Google VS Facebook

July 11, 2011 Leave a comment

                                                                                                    Google vs Facebook

Today was my first day of GOOGLE+ experience as the google+ is still in refferal beta phase now which means the facilities of the product can be experienced by certain group of people thanks to one of my friends that today i have my account on google+.

google+Why did google had to launch plus as social networking site well the way  facebook was getting bigger and bigger it was the only way to sustain in a  long term. People are very excited about this new kid on the block and  everyone is writing a lot about GOOGLE & FACEBOOK. Now here are a few  inside look which i would like to tell you
Why google has advantage over facebook In india 65 % people use google as search engine

45% people use facebook
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced  last Wednesday that a new video chat feature powered by Skype will be added to Facebook.
Google is ranked no. 1 in the world according to all traffic rankings. The site has been online for at least thirteen years.
Google market cap is $167.90 billion.
Google revenue for 2008 was 21,796 Million, for 2009 23,651 million, 2010 29,321 and Q1 2001 was 8,575.
Google has 25,000 employees .
Google hiring rose more than 4,500 full-timers in 2010, Google is adding more than 6,200 new workers in 2011 this will be the biggest hiring year in company history.
Google has an advantage in the social versus search war by being the owner of the largest, and most profitable, social networks ever – YouTube.
The majority of video shared on Facebook comes from YouTube, and the flow of traffic from Google and YouTube tosocial media Facebook is only matched by the flow of traffic from Facebook to Google and YouTube.
In-fact – Facebook and YouTube seem to exist in a symbiotic relationship.
These two Titans of the Internet are almost completely reliant on each other.
Facebook derives so much of its traffic and shared content from YouTube, whilst YouTube relies on so much traffic driven from Facebook.
In many ways Google is well ahead of Facebook in the sense that Google have really the best search in the planet earth.
Google have about 800 million of users each month and they have a huge social network and the largest video-sharing site online in YouTube.

whatever the market share google has we can never forget this fantastic platform as facebook has given to people because of which face book has over 700 million users all over the globe. social media in india

and here below are a few features which you can corelate among google+ and other sites.

Circles = Facebook. Share content with your friends, only you don’t have to share everything with everybody at once. You can pick and choose specific groups.

Sparks = Google Reader. Subscribe to news and information sources and get a constantly updated feed.

Hangouts = Tinychat. Live video conversations with multiple friends at once.

Instant Uploads = Microsoft Kin (and iCloud, and…). Snap photos with your phone and they’re automatically uploaded to an online storage spot on Google Plus.

Huddle = GroupMe. Group chat.

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DID You know this ?

July 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

Every year in the US, 625 people are struck by lightning.

Chimps are the only animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.

Sharks are immune to cancer.

A cockroach can live for several weeks without its head.

While peeling onions, you can chew gums to reduce your tears.

Ants never sleep and that’s a fact.

Most lipstick contains fish scales! So think twice before kissing wearing a LIPSTICK..

Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.

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Getting a Higher degree will make u MILLIONAIRE.. Think again !

July 8, 2011 Leave a comment

best mba colleges in indiaStarting with recently became accidental Billionaire MARK of Facebook, was a college dropout. Still don’t believe it then read following.

Some of history’s greatest companies were founded by dropouts, including Kodak, Polaroid, Famous Amos, Disney, Ford, Learjet, Bank of America, Motown Records, Whole Foods, Domino’s, Apple Computer, Netscape, Microsoft, Polo, Jet Blue, Dunkin’ Donuts, NBC, KFC, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Holiday Inn and Rolling Stone Magazine.

America’s richest college dropout is Bill Gates.

Asia’s richest resident, Li Ka-shing, is a high school dropout.

Argentina’s sole billionaire, Gregorio Perez, worth $1.7 billion, is a high school dropout.

Spain’s richest resident, Amancio Ortega, worth $14.8 billion, is a high school dropout.

There are 68 billionaires who are dropouts and numerous millionaires.

Many of the world’s greatest inventions were developed by dropouts, including television, radio, airplanes, cars, motion pictures, the incandescent light bulb, the car stereo tape deck, the gas mask, the traffic signal, earmuffs, the game of basketball, the sewing machine—and many more.

The world’s wealthiest high school dropout is Li Ka-shing.

One of the top-grossing films of 2005, War of the Worlds was written by a dropout (H.G. Wells), was directed by a dropout (Steven Spielberg) and starred a dropout (Tom Cruise).

Madame C.J. Walker, the first African-American millionaire, was a dropout.

Titanic, the highest grossing movie of all time was directed by a dropout (James Cameron); and the two lead actors were dropouts (Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet)

A member of the all-time top selling band The Beatles, George Harrison, was a dropout.

So leave studying at the earliest to become a Millionaire…….

Thanks for reading

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Most Promising IT SKILLS of 2011 for jobs

July 7, 2011 1 comment

During the economic downturn, many companies experienced months of staff reductions through layoffs and delays in hiring replacement workers for those who had retired or left voluntarily. Many of these companies held off from performing upgrades to their current IT systems or delayed implementing new systems altogether. That was the bad news. The good news for IT professionals is that the IT economic doldrums seem to be changing. Companies appear to be ready to hire new workers again. Some have already started, as they need skilled personnel for new endeavours, such as system upgrades or implementing new systems. Now that some companies are looking to hire new IT personnel for 2011, which skills will be the most in demand?

1.  Cloud Computing

In its simplest state, cloud computing is the delivery of hardware and application services over the Internet on demand. This is done as an alternative to hosting and maintaining your own servers and application software. In cloud computing, what is cloud computingbusinesses only pay for the resources that they consume.
Businesses that host services and ap-plications in the cloud improve overall computer utilization rates, as servers are running at or near full capacity from clients connecting remotely. Cloud computing offers several models:

Software as a Service (SaaS) – Providing an application that clients can access through the Internet.

Utility computing – Where storage and server computing power available when required

Web and Platform Services – Providing a platform where developers can create applications that can be accessed by clients through the Internet. Instead of using your own server infrastructure, you use these remote servers. Microsoft’s Azure platform provides just such an environment.

2.  Programming

A computer programmer or software engineer is one of the most sought-after and lucrative careers in the IT field. In today’s business environment, companies must be able to quickly adapt to new conditions. In this case, rapid how to get a job in it sectorprogramming and agile programming are making a comeback. What are hot areas for programmers in 2011—Cloud Computing, Flash, HTML5, Silverlight, Touchscreen,
and other such technologies.

3. Virtualization

Virtualization is having multiple physical servers moved to a virtual machine environment. Virtualization ven-dors such as Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft are making it possible for companies to improve the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications. Virtualization is being adopted by companies of all sizes as a means to reduce costs through consolidation of servers and lower cooling requirements. Application Virtualization has become very popular with businesses. Having the skill set to deploy applications that connect securely through a browser is critical for companies that have numerous offices.This is one area that is going to be very interesting to watch in 2011—especially due to the dynamics between Cisco, Microsoft, and VMware. There is no doubt that the demand for skills in this arena will grow exponentially.

4. Voice

Pick your voice flavour of choice, Lync Server 2010, Polycom, Avaya, or Cisco to name but a few. They all require highly skilled and knowledgeable people. This is even more so when trying to integrate conferencing or Uni-fied Messaging into call centre jobs in bangalorethe network.
VoIP is growing rapidly. Businesses are demanding the integration of voice with their messaging and conferencing networks. The problem is there just aren’t that many experienced voice people, especially ones who are skilled in two or more platforms.
If you happen to be a Cisco voice guru and have also mastered the intricacies of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Unified Messaging and conferencing, then you are set!

5.  Project Management

Project Managers are always in demand; this is especially for IT Project Managers. IT Project Managers must have an how to do project managementunderstanding of the business on a larger scale as well as knowledge of the IT world. This skill set will be in great demand as companies will be upgrading their IT environments next year.

6.  Business Intelligence

Companies are constantly compiling, processing and maintaining vast amounts of data. Businesses will require developers find software jobs in banagalorewho can work with the business side and who also understand user requirements. These individuals can develop the necessary codes and tools that can be delivered through user-friendly portals (think SharePoint).

7.  Security

Security will always be a hot demand skill set. All IT pros must have a good understanding of both physical and electronic  security.
One of the most difficult tasks with IT security is educating users. More  information about a company can be gleaned through social engineering that  they would rather not have divulged. Training users (and IT staff) to be cognizant  of and prevent social engineering is extremely difficult. IT Pros must always be  aware of security issues and understand the vulnerabilities within their networks  (from operating systems, serv-ers, even the lowly cable closet). This does not  mean that every IT Pro must be able to perform a penetration test against their  own network, but they must understand and prevent attacks against their  network.

8. Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is commonly thought of as the interaction of social mediamarketing jobs in delhi, networking sites, blogs, and wikis that facili-tate communication and information sharing. A Web 2.0 site allows users (customers) to choose their interaction experience. Many companies now have Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites established. Developers and other individuals who experience using Adobe Flex, JavaScript, Adobe Flash, AJAX, and JavaScript Object Notation will be highly sought after in 2011.

9.  Unified Communications

We live in a highly connected world (perhaps too connected at times) with numerous communication technolo-gies all competing for our attention. These disparate communications technologies were all developed and have grown into commonly accepted use separate from one another. In order to use these technologies, we may have had several accounts: one for conferencing, another for e-mail, a third for instant messaging, and yet another for voice-mail and even perhaps other accounts. Each of these systems most likely had separate user names and passwords. In order for users to access them, they would have had to remember them (or write down). Network and telephony administrators had to keep these different systems working, sometimes with limited success and much difficulty.

10.  Social Networks and Networking

It is a serious mistake to underestimate the power of social networks (whether it be IMs, tweets, or the “old school” e-mail). Social networks have been used to help free people who have been incarcerated overseas, organize popular social IT jobs at kolkataand music events and even keep in touch with family and friends. Social networks have tremendous power and influence—far more than most people realize (and probably want to accept either). The “traditional” workplace is quickly changing; more people are working from home or from other locations and want and even need this contact. This does not mean the real-time interaction of the bricks-and-mortar work place environment have been lost, just changed. If you are curious, tweet a friend and ask.People keep in contact through Facebook or other social sites, blurring the line between work and social bound-aries. The use of Microsoft Office Communicator will allow users to have both business and personal contacts in one IM interface. Business and IT leaders will have to learn to use these to accelerate the business-decision process and maintain relevance with workers. Customers will expect immediate answers to questions, and em-ployees can accomplish more through these communications.

11.  Helpdesk

Trained and competent people at the helpdesk will be critical in 2011 as companies continue to migrate to Windows 7. One IT jobs in mumbaiof the most critical skills that IT pros need is how to interact with non-technical people. The Help Desk is the first interaction most users have with the IT department, and it should be a positive experience.
IT Pros are very good at their jobs, but sometimes lack the ability to relate to their non-tech colleagues. Users just want their computers fixed or their data recovered, l and are not concerned with the processes behind our actions.

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