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  • Dileepa Prabhakar 13:43 on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Ask, Ask.com, , Search   

    Ask.com: What is Google? 

    I read the BBC article about the new Ask.com and thought I’d give it a try.

    I thought I’d like to know a bit more about The Google and ‘asked’ Ask to tell me what Google is:

    Ask.com Google

    The top result says “They are bad. Dogpile. com is better. ihategoogle”. Would have even been funnier if it had said “They are bad. Ask.com is better.”!

    But let’s see how Google itself answers that question:

    Google Google

    “Google, a popular search engine, is a tool for finding resources on the World Wide Web. Google scans web pages to find instances of the keywords …”

    Hmmm… that’s better!

    But seriously, Ask.com is pretty cool. Great search results, pretty good search suggestions. I might even use it occasionally for general purpose search! Give it a try — you just might like it!

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    • Vamshi 19:57 on October 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      guru check it out, neenu hinge madbahudu
      my laptop HDD finally crashed too many bad sectors. Diagnostics nu run agtha illa. Aga online eneno search madtha idre, I found about this http://www.hiren.info/

      and then people making money by selling disks, heights..
      http://charlotte.craigslist.org/sys/872295312.html

      And people are like obsequent on the topic..

    • Dileepa Prabhakar 18:50 on October 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm…. people find ways to make money bidu. I should have charged for online and chat support from my college days! Would have a been richer now 🙂

  • Dileepa Prabhakar 15:36 on October 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Google at 10, Search, Search 2001   

    Google at 10: The real Google search page in 2001 

    Google is celebrating, well, 10 years of Google! In keeping with Google’s goofy ways of doing things, Google is allowing people to search its index from January 2001.

    Go back in time and search the web as-it-was in January 2001!: http://www.google.com/search2001.html

    But how did Google’s search page actually look in January 2001? Thanks to Internet Archive,one can easily find out! The earliest working archive from January 2001 is from 19th January.

    Google search page in January 2001

    Google search page in January 2001

    Google.com in January 2001 -- the search box.

    Google.com in January 2001 -- the search box.

    As you can see, Google was already ‘Feeling lucky’. The logo is missing from the Internet Archive page, but you can see Google’s 2001 logo in the ‘Google at 10’ Search 2001 page:

    Google at 10, Search 2001 page.

    Google at 10, Search 2001 page.

    Google has come a long way from indexing just 1.3 billion pages in January 2001. In fact, by December 2001, Google had indexed over 3 billion pages and added ‘Images‘, ‘Groups‘, and ‘Directory‘ search options. Google continues to be the leader in Internet search in the US and in many other search markets.

    Google on CrunchBase.

     
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