Tag Archives: Google

27 Apr

Google:Earth View on Google maps

When have you lastly visited Google Maps? Google have now Introduced Google Earth on Google Maps. Now using Browser you can  see 3D maps online; they named it “Earth View”.

Till now we were just looking at flat terrains but after installing the Earth View Plugin, you will be able to get actual 3D view. You don’t need to install the Google Earth Software, this is simple browser plugin that will do the trick.

You can see the places like Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal, Eiffel, the Great Wall of China, the Eiffel Tower and many other favourites in 3D mode.

3D Earth View of Effiel Tower


3D Taj Mahal from Earth View

3D Taj Mahal from Earth View

You just need to download the Google Earth View plugin: http://earth.google.com/plugin/


15 Feb

Buzz: Google buys Aardvark for Social Questioning

Google announced acquisition of Aardvark – The new kind of social search.

Through the “social search” term I thought it has to do something with what Google’s has said earlier in google’s official blog “social search getting more social” !

But that was actually in your google search, you get a saperate result from your social circle on the same page.

Aardvark is different and have a “New” concept!!

At vark.com you ask questions and system finds the person who can answer your question from your social group.

Aardvark actually analyzes questions to determine what they’re about, matches each question to people with relevant knowledge and interests to give you an answer quickly.

While sigining up you’re asked about your interests – area of knowledge

[ I think they must be matching questions against those tags – lazy programmer’s logic! 🙂 ]

After that you’re asked to add it to your Google Chat to get instant(IM) answers otherwise you’re intimated through mail as well.

To me vark.com looks pretty promising though, which is why Google invested! right? 🙂

Well I tried to ask a question: “Where is my pen that was there in my computer table with blue ink?” and in return I got ping back and mail with some pretty cool answers – as my question was nice.

It’s like twitter without @ in conversations, Orkut’s comments replaced with question and answers form and more closely to facebook where you comment just below the main post / question / status.

So it’s a new tool to play with – lets see where it leads though.


-- Kedar Vaijanapurkar --