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Guruji to take on Google in India

Here comes the very Desi local Internet search engine named, guruji.com, started by two ex-IIT Delhi alumni, Anurag Dod and Gaurav Mishra. The objective is to serve all Indian result as local as possible with the focus of capturing Indian market and to satisfy Indian web consumers.

Guruji.com is the first crawler based search engine for India and India related content with proprietary algorithm which automatically identifies India related content on the web and organizes it in such a way that you get the mostrelevant results fast.

The technique is to stores only the India related content after crawling and throws out the irrelevant (non-Indian) data which allowsGuruji to crawl more, go deeper and hence index more India related data. They also have supporting directory of Indian web sites.

Even though it’s still in beta stage but I like the speed with which it serves the result. I think it has capability to become the Baidu of India. What do you say ??

FYI: According to a study done by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IMAI) there are about 65 million people who use search engines in India regularly.


Free Mock GATE

GATE(Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an All India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. GATE-2007 will be conducted on February 11, 2007.

Gateforum is organising an all-India free mock test of GATE on September 3, 2006 in over 25 cities across the country(India).they will evaluate your performance of test through the section-wise comparative analysis and also will give scholarships for few top ranker’s.

you can get more details here.


Google’s Writely

Writely is an AJAX based online word processor acquired by Google in March.

Writely is collaboration friendly, can import Word documents, save to PDF, OpenOffice, Rich Text Format and zip.The system offers online storage and autosaves your documents every 10 seconds.Writely logo
It allows bookmarks for long documents, spell check, tags, image insert and also post to blogging site like blogger.

Other online word processing services provider are zohowriter, thinkfree, glidewrite, rallypoint and writeboard.

You can check a comparison of some of this services by CNet


Google Code Jam 2006

Registration for Google’s annual online coding competition i.e. Google Code Jam 2006 is started from 14th Aug 2006.

The top 100 contestants win an all expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the finals at Google’s New York Engineering Office.

Grand Prize for this event is : $10,000.

Registration for Google Code Jam closes September 5, and the qualifying round begins on the same day

You can get more information here : http://www.google.com/codejam2006

So be ready to show some programming skills and creativity to solve.

All the Best.


Google Acquisition and Updates

Google acquired Neven Vision which will deal with better organization of photos. GoogleNeven Vision already have Picasa for organization of pictures but Neven Vision will help in extraction of information from photo like photo contains a person or not, face recognition etc.

A similar service is also provide by Riya.

Google also unveils new beta version of blogger.com. You can take a look of this atBlogger Beta beta.blogger.com. One of the feature will be instead of republishing the entire blog after each post it will now publish individual posts to the Blogspot servers, other features include tagging of blog, drag and drop.