Why Flipkart Is Wrong To Hijack Crossword’s Name Using Sponsored Ads

FlipKart SEO Infringe Crossword

Some folks at Flipkart decided to piggyback on the “Crossword Bookstore” term and bid for this key word at Google’s Adwords. Did Flipkart really need to do this? I don’t think so and I feel this is a case of Blackhat SEO. So what prompted Flipkart to do this? Only they can answer but the folks at Flipkart team who bid for this keyword must have surely known what they were doing and the eventual consequences (see the update). Going by the similar instances it appears many brands do indulge in such practices and deactivate such “gray” or unethical paid listings upon notice by the victims! . . . → Read More: Why Flipkart Is Wrong To Hijack Crossword’s Name Using Sponsored Ads

LinkedIn’s Auto-generated Congratulatory Message

Linkedin Auto Messaging

Today, I saw an ex-colleague of mine join another company as manager. So I thought of sending him a congratulatory message and also have few casual interaction. I just clicked on the “send message” link under the update and boy! the following happened. A neatly worded message including the subject was automatically generated in a pop-up window. For a second I was zapped but then after reading it, it felt pretty happy! Truly a very intuitive feature by LinkedIn, almost perfect, but only my signature was missing. . . . → Read More: LinkedIn’s Auto-generated Congratulatory Message

Android Market Is Now Google Play

Google has decided to give Android Market a reload by combining other services like Books, Music, Movies apart from the Apps & Games currently available and brand it as GOOGLE PLAY STORE

Like most other Google services, this too is offered on a cloud and available on-demand. If you are an Android phone user, expect an upgrade to Market App and it’s new avatar will be called Google Play store. Coinciding with this launch, Google has introduced a limited time offer called “7 Days to Play” offer where you can buy apps, music, movies, books at a discounted price with . . . → Read More: Android Market Is Now Google Play

On The Hot Trail Of Santa Claus

norad tracks santa

Looking forward to the gifts from Santa Claus? On this Christmas eve, he is about to start his journey. Here are ways to track Santa Claus right from your desktops and mobiles. . . . → Read More: On The Hot Trail Of Santa Claus

How to determine if you are using Incognito, InPrivate or Private Browsing

Google_Chrome_incognito_mode

Currently all browsers like Firefox, Chrome, etc give you an option of Private browsing which means that none of the browser history, search history, download history, web form history are stored. Here is you can determine if you are using this mode. . . . → Read More: How to determine if you are using Incognito, InPrivate or Private Browsing

Angry Birds for Chrome is here!

Yay! All you Angry Birds fans rejoice because your favorite game is now available for PCs and is currently available on Google’s Chrome browser via chrome webstore.

Here is a sneak peek of the Angry Birds games on a Dell Studio laptop:

 

 

Its available in two modes High Definition and Standard Definition. Currently there are two levels. The first one in Poached Egg (which is available across all the platforms like Android, Apple and Windows 7) while the second level is called Chrome Dimension.

After I installed the Angry Birds on . . . → Read More: Angry Birds for Chrome is here!

Libyan Domain Registry shuts down vb.ly

 

 

Libya has shut down the popular adult URL shortening service http://vb.ly citing violation and non-adherence to Libyan Islamic Shariah law. Since this domain is not hosted in Libya and if you are wondering what Libya has got to do with it, note that: .ly is the top-level Internet country code for Libya and it is registered with Libyan Domain Registry.

Cyber world is abuzz with the action of the Libyan Domain Registry for this action as this can have ramifications on various such domains with catchy names like justin.tv, radioindigo.fm .tv is owned by . . . → Read More: Libyan Domain Registry shuts down vb.ly

Have you tried the Google Wonder Wheel,Not yet enabled for Google India

Google Wonder Wheel is an awesome improvisation on search from Google by showing related search terms in hub and spoke model with the results on the right hand side for easier resolution of the searched query. The searched query item is at the center and if you click on one of the offshoots or the spokes, the clicked item now becomes the hub of the related search queries. The results are refreshed on the right hand side every time you click on one of the search items in the spoke. Here is the introductory video from Google’s Engineer, Adam . . . → Read More: Have you tried the Google Wonder Wheel,Not yet enabled for Google India