Google has announced they’ll be shutting down Labs in an effort to focus more on its products.Ever since Larry Page took over as CEO, Google has been thinning its portfolio of products by eliminating the not so successful ones like Google Health and Powermeter. Most of the 56 experimental products currently hosted may disappear and a few will be incorporated with existing ones. Those existing on the Android market will continue to do so. Read the rest of this entry »
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Today’s Google Doodle(June 9, 2011) was in honour of the late veteran guitarist Les Paul and boy! is it as addictive as the ‘Pacman’ doodle was. Based on HTML5 it works fine even on IE7 . I do hope they retain it like they did with the ‘Pacman‘(One of the few games you can play in a Websensed office). Most websites also reported that they could actually record those guitar strummings but it seems to be only applicable to people in the US. Also some more enthusiastic people have ended up posting their work on Youtube as well.
Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009)—known as Les Paul—was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible” – Wikipedia
Playing with the doodle was a lot of fun and i am sure that it would lead to a loss in productivity as my office itself is filled with people experimenting with music when there were no supervisors around. This is perhaps the most innovative doodle yet, what else does the future hold for us?
“Due to popular demand, we’re leaving the Les Paul doodle up in the U.S. for an extra day. Thanks for jamming with us!” – Google’s Twitter
Also we can record our strums as well now. I am sure i could not yesterday. So here’s a guitar strum courtesy a friend, Samuel Koshie; Do-Re-Mi from the Sound of Music.
Flock, a web browser not used by many, have finally announced that they are shutting down after weeks of speculation. Started way back in August 2005, it never really caught up with the other browsers. Flock specialised in providing social networking built into its user interface and as such was concentrating on only a niche audience. Read the rest of this entry »
Starting today, the Geekd team is proud to present you with a series of interviews with some of the leading young tech entrepreneurs of this day. The interviews will introduce you to some of the hottest startups in town, while at the same time take a look at how these young guns transformed themselves from a ‘wannapreneur’ to an entrepreneur.
Here is the interview in full, carried out by djd and piesauce.
Long before we used Mininova and PirateBay for torrents, Suprnova was the most popular BitTorrent site. Launched in 2002 by Andrej Preston, it was one of the few torrent sites on the Internet at that time. However it didn’t last long due to legal pressure and was closed in 2004. This site has been relaunched this week by its founder as a video portal. Read the rest of this entry »