Google Breaks Record – 75000 Job Applications in One Week


Google Inc. reinforced its position as one of the best employers in the world as it received over 75000 job applications worldwide in a single week. The number of job applications bettered a previous record set in May 2007 by over 15%. In an announcement made last week, California based Google Inc. declared its intent of adding more than 6000 employees to its 24400 strong workforce in 2011. Google has decided to increase its headcount as it aggressively pushes into mobile services, internet applications and mobile advertising. The company claims that it will hire more workers in 2011 than it has ever hired in a single year before. → Read More

Google Releases Android 3.0 Platform Highlights


Some good news for all you Android fans out there; Google has come out with a list of technical specifications and features that will be included in its upcoming Android 3 “Honeycomb” mobile operating system. Google’s announcement comes even as a number of Android 3 powered tablets like the Motorola Xoom are about to be released shortly. Google has designed the Android 3 OS to take on the highly anticipated iPad 2 tablet which runs on Apple’s iOS operating system. The Android 3 will come equipped with a holographic interface and a Chrome-like web browser. According to Google’s official statement, “The new UI brings fresh paradigms for interaction, navigation and customization and makes them available to all applications — even those built for earlier versions of the platform.” → Read More

The Return of Google’s Larry Page


Google co-founder Larry Page is a self-avowed technocrat. He loves interacting with programmers and he loves brainstorming with scientists to turn his radical ideas into reality. The recently tested experimental Google car that drives itself is a case in point. Like all technocrats, Page has an inherent dislike of the routine that comes with running any large corporation – the business meetings, the press conferences and the long hours, not to mention the politics. As Larry Page prepares to take the helm at Google; replacing long time CEO Eric Schmidt this April, it remains to be seen how well he handles the transition from technology whiz kid and visionary to a business manager in control of a large corporation. Google has gone from being a small-time college start-up to becoming the most successful internet company in history with an employee roster of 24400 employees and annual sales amounting to $29.3 billion. → Read More

Google’s Android Accused of Using Oracle Java Code


Intellectual Property activist and blogger Florian Mueller has recently posted a list of 37 proprietary Sun Java code files that have been found in Google’s Android codebase. Mueller feels that Oracle will present these files as evidence of copyright infringement. Oracle has brought a copyright infringement suit against Google after it acquired Sun last year. Oracle will likely charge a licensing fee to Google if it wins the court case. Google’s Android operating system has become very popular with mobile phone manufacturers as it is open source and free of cost. As a result, a number of competing software platforms like Oracle’s Java ME and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 have consistently lost market share to Android. → Read More

Google Set To Enter Daily Deal Market with Google-Offers


Google is set to launch “Google Offers”; the search giant’s competitor to popular daily deal sites like Groupon and SocialLiving. Google Offers is structured as a group buying service that will attract customers with daily deals sent via e-mail. Like other daily deal sites, Google Offers will give its users a chance to purchase the localized “deal of the day” which will have a fixed time limit (24-48 hours). Once the required number of people have signed up for a deal, the Google Offers discount will be triggered. It is learnt that the financial transactions for Google Offers will be handled by Google Checkout – Google’s online shopping service. Google Offers is also expected to use a number of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader and Google Buzz to market its daily deals. → Read More