Monthly Archives: July 2008

Browse Rank by Microsoft

“The more visits of the page made by the users and the longer time periods spent by the users on the page, the more likely the page is important. We can leverage hundreds of millions of users’ implicit voting on page importance.”
via CNet

Does this mean Youtube, Netflix, Hulu and most of the online gaming sites will have high Browse Rank?

Google Cache Layout Updated

Google Cache

Google Cache,
originally uploaded by gsharma.

Google changed page layout for the cached pages. It now gives more importance to the page than the messages/disclaimers put by Google.

Gmail invite copy needs updating

I got an invite to join Gmail on one of my non-gmail account. They are still pitching “Over 2,700 MB of free storage”. Last I checked, my gmail footer was showing a number almost close to 7GB.

Seems like some marketing person forgot to update this with ‘unlimited storage’ message.

If you haven’t already heard about Gmail, it’s a new search-based webmail
service that offers:
– Over 2,700 megabytes (two gigabytes) of free storage
– Built-in Google search that instantly finds any message you want
– Automatic arrangement of messages and related replies into
– Powerful spam protection using innovative Google technology
– No large, annoying ads–just small text ads and related pages that are
relevant to the content of your messages

What I did on 2008-07-08

  • Google Docs and Google Docs for Apps are down. 502 Server Error. #
  • Google Docs is back up for me. #
  • Retweeting @joshk: Loving the iPhone shuffle – #
  • @rajeshlalwani A couple of improvements – Homepage is missing the title tag. Search seems to be broken on add pitch page (not logged in). #
  • WTF?? Retweeting @TechCrunch: Google Launches Virtual World Called Lively #