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Google Research Releases a Database of 7,560,141 Concepts and 175,100,788 Unique Text Strings; 2011 Global Diversity & Talent Inclusion Report

Google Research has made available under a Creative Commons License released a resource, spanning 7,560,141 concepts and 175,100,788 unique text strings. The data set was designed for recall.

“It is large and noisy, incorporating 297,073,139 distinct string-concept pairs, aggregated over 3,152,091,432 individual links, many of them referencing non-existent articles,” posted Valentin Spitkovsky and …

Google Knowledge Graph Replaces Keywords with Objects

Google Knowledge Graph, begun rolling out today to U.S. English users on desktop, smartphones and tablets mobile devices, help you discover new information quickly and easily is a new way to handle queries that replaces keywords with objects.

“The Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people or places that Google knows …

Montblanc Files Complaint Against Google UK, Sues AdWords Advertisers for Selling Counterfeit Goods; EPIC Sues FTC Over Google’s Privacy Policy; RIAA Accuses Google ‘Misused Its Power’ by Protesting SOPA

Montblanc, the Germany-based maker of “writing instruments”, watches, jewelry and etc., is takes Google to court to obtain the identity of counterfeit goods seller(s) through its AdWords search advertising.

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In the complaint, Montblanc asserts that the sale of counterfeit goods through AdWords, bearing the “montblanc” trademarks, has caused it …

Nielsen November 2011: Google, Facebook Top U.S. Web Brands – 130 Million Unique U.S. Viewers Watched YouTube Videos

Nielsen November 2011 Top U.S. Web Brands and Top Online U.S. Video SitesNielsen November 2011 Top U.S. Web Brands and Top Online U.S. Video SitesGoogle was the most-visited web brand with 174.3 million unique U.S. visitors during November 2011, according to a Nilesen report.

Facebook at no. 2 positio had 156,247 unique visitors, followe by Yahoo! who had 145,406 uniqure visitors.

MSN/WindowsLive/Bing at no. four position had 130,896, and YouTube at #5 has …

VisiCalc First Spreadsheet Program for PCs Turns 32 – Happy Birthday VisCalc

On Wednesday, October 20, VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet available for personal computers, turned 32.

“Invented by the Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston, VisiCalc is often considered the application that turned the microcomputer from a hobby for computer enthusiasts into a serious business tool. VisiCalc sold over 700,000 copies in six years.”

Google Calendar In Chrome Now Support Web Calendar (Webcal) Links

Chrome has recently added support for protocol handlers, so that you can associate Gmail with mailto: links and Google Calendar with webcal: links. Now, when you visit Google Calendar using latest Chrome, you’ll probably notice an infobar that asks you to “allow Google Calendar to open all web calendar links”.

Star Trek American Science Fiction TV Show Celebrates 45th Birthday

Star Trek an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry turned 45 years old on September 8. Star Trek, also known as “TOS” or The Original Series, debuted in the United States on NBC on September 8, 1966.

The show tells the tale of the crew of the starship Enterprise and …

Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday Google Doodle [Video]

Google today, on September 5 is celebrating the Freddie Mercury’s birthday with a special animated doodle. The doodle will be available around the world on September 5 and, out of respect for Labor Day, in the U.S. on September 6.

Watch Freddie’s birthday doodle video under this post.

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Nielsen: Google Recorded 172M, Facebook 159M Unique US Visitors in July 2011

Nielsen’s July 2011 “Total Internet Audience” metric, reports that Google was the most visited website in the U.S. in July with 172 million unique US visitors.

“During July 2011, 7 of the Top 10 web brands retained the same rank, with Wikipedia and Apple switching places compared to previous months. Amazon had 70.4 …

Facebook Hits 1 Trillion Pageviews, 870 Million Unique Visitors Milestone

The social networking giant Facebook has hit a huge milestone in Internet history as it became the first website to attract 1,000,000,000,000 page views, according Google’s doubleclick Ad Planner statistics that posted the top 1000 most visited website on the Internet.

Facebook took the pole position with a recorded 870,000,000 unique visitors – …

Happy Ramadan: Prayers from the Holy Mosque in Mecca Live on YouTube

Happy Ramadan! Best wishes to all Muslims bhais all over the world on the occasion of the holy month.

Today, on August 2, muslims around the world will be observing the month of Ramadan — a month in which Muslims believe the Quran was revealed …

Google Doodle Celebrates French Independence Bastille Day (Fourteenth of July)

Today, 222 years later, a Google Doodle recognizes the French national celebration and embraces its symbols.

Bastille Day is the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July of each year. In France, it is formally called La F

Ask.com Users Are The Most Verbose Internet Searchers, Study

A new study conducted by Chitika looked at how verbose searchers were on the different search engine sites, and Ask.com showed as having the most wordy search queries.

In the study, Chitika based the five most popular search engines in the US: Google, Yahoo, Ask, Bing, and AOL — and looked at two …

Fourth of July, 2011 Google Doodle – Happy Independence Day! America

The U.S. Independence Day, July 4th, Google celebrated with another doodle, which marks the 12th Doodle dedicated to July 4th. Happy Independence Day America.

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The 2011 Google Doodle for the 4th of July captures many parts of the country with a unity of road and rainbow. The light fades …

comScore: Google Reaches 1 Billion Monthly Unique Global Visitors Mark

According comScore data mine reports, in May 2011, “Google Sites became the first web property to surpass 1 billion unique visitors globally.”

“In the past year, Google Sites has seen its audience grow 8% to eclipse the 1 billion threshold. Microsoft Sites was the second largest global web property in May reaching more …