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Google – Behind the Scenes

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-1508211417393454786&hl=en&fs=trueThis documentary shows how Google works behind the scenes and describes the ultimate goals of Google. Primarily it is to collect ALL information available worldwide. At the moment this is mostly about websites, but e.g. with Google Books they are allready expanding to printed media - and with Google Video (and Youtube) they are also expanding to movies. More information sources are going to be included in Googles data-collection. Of course their slogan is “Don’t be evil“, but the question is what power does a company has, that knows about the “entire” information available worldwide?

Google – Behind the Scenes

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-1508211417393454786&hl=en&fs=trueThis documentary shows how Google works behind the scenes and describes the ultimate goals of Google. Primarily it is to collect ALL information available worldwide. At the moment this is mostly about websites, but e.g. with Google Books they are allready expanding to printed media - and with Google Video (and Youtube) they are also expanding to movies. More information sources are going to be included in Googles data-collection. Of course their slogan is “Don’t be evil“, but the question is what power does a company has, that knows about the “entire” information available worldwide?

Beginning Android

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The word “Android” had been buzzing since quite a while now. However I realized the power and beauty of it only when I saw my friend’s Google Nexus one phone (Not sure why they stopped it, probably it was just for Demo :D ) and finally ended up buying an entry level Android phone , HTC Tattoo for experimenting. It has been a couple of weeks I began writing Android apps code for Hello World and finally got an idea of the programming framework after writing a simple app.I also started following Android developer blog in my Google readerI started with Hello World Example in official Android developer’s website. It was quite easy with the Eclipse plug-in. Then I went on to explore the Layouts and UI elements.It has a similarity with Adobe Flex programming that we can create fixed UI objects in main.xml like we do in .mxml file in Flex. Also we can create these elements dynamically in program code (Java) like we do in Action Script in case of flex programming.Finally I ran the app in emul…

Beginning Android

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The word “Android” had been buzzing since quite a while now. However I realized the power and beauty of it only when I saw my friend’s Google Nexus one phone (Not sure why they stopped it, probably it was just for Demo :D ) and finally ended up buying an entry level Android phone , HTC Tattoo for experimenting. It has been a couple of weeks I began writing Android apps code for Hello World and finally got an idea of the programming framework after writing a simple app.

I also started following Android developer blog in my Google reader
I started with Hello World Example in official Android developer’s website. It was quite easy with the Eclipse plug-in. Then I went on to explore the Layouts and UI elements.It has a similarity with Adobe Flex programming that we can create fixed UI objects in main.xml like we do in .mxml file in Flex. Also we can create these elements dynamically in program code (Java) like we do in Action Script in case of flex programming.


Finally I ran the app in emu…

Download – The True Story Of The Internet "People Power"

I always loved the documentaries containing history of computers.I already posted triumph of nerds which is based on history of software till 1995.  I watched this few years back in discovery channel and loved the whole series. This is based on power of internet using social aspects.http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=380058528391483877&hl=en&fs=truei

Download – The True Story Of The Internet "People Power"

I always loved the documentaries containing history of computers.I already posted triumph of nerds which is based on history of software till 1995.  I watched this few years back in discovery channel and loved the whole series. This is based on power of internet using social aspects.http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=380058528391483877&hl=en&fs=truei