Rec’d this in my email today – it came in as a calendar event Invitation – it would appear to be a SCAM but with Google closing services it makes me wonder ? Clearly my gmail account is not anon !
[Invitation] DEAR ACCOUNT USER @ Sat 17 Jan 21:00 – 22:00
Andrew Peters, you are invited to
DEAR ACCOUNT USER
Sat 17 Jan 21:00 – 22:00
(Time zone: Singapore)
Calendar: Andrew Peters
THIS Email is from Gmail Customer Care and we are sending it to every
Gmail Email User Accounts Owner for safety. we are having congestions
due to the anonymous registration of Gmail accounts so we are shutting
down some Gmail accounts and your account was among those to be
deleted.We are sending you this email so that you can verify and
let us know if you still want to use this account.If you are still
interested please confirm your account by filling the space below.Your
User name,password,date of birth and your country information would be
needed to verify your account.
Due to the congestion in all Gmail users and removal of all unused
Gmail Accounts, Gmail would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You
will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information
below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be
suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.
* User name:
* Date of Birth:
* Country Or Territory:
After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not
be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention
to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences. Warning!!!
Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks
of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently
The most colourful and envied company today seems to not be immune to the financial fallout that the economy has placed the world in – or are they ?
If projects aren’t working you need t0 take a position to move on – is this all they are doing – are they just being smart ?
Yesterday Google announced plans to cut 100 jobs. Cuts include recruitment staff, as well as the redundancy of three engineering offices and the shutdown of a handful of projects.
Services most affected by the cutbacks include Dodgeball, a mobile social network (to be discontinued entirely); messaging site Jaiku, where further development will cease; Google Video, which in a few months will no longer accept uploads; and Notebook, a web bookmarking service, which will stop accepting new users.
Details of how these and other services will be affected are on TechCrunch.
Offices in Texas, Norway and Sweden will also be impacted. Back at the Googleplex in California, HR will suffer the brunt of cutbacks, says the Guardian.
At the time of its 2004 debut on the New York Stock Exchange, Google employed about 3000 people. Its current labor force totals around 20,000, not including 4300 interns, contractors and temps. Last week it was revealed that the search and ad giant laid off a “substantial number” of the latter.
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Coogle Care – Saving us from embarrassment or maybe loss of job !
Google has improved any number of the Web activities in which we engage during the day. But what about those activities that occur late at night? Like firing off that email at 3 AM on Sunday morning after a night out?
If Jon Perlow has his way, Google may be able to save you from that moment of regret, too.
Google Mail Goggles: Are You Sure You Want to Send That? – ReadWriteWeb
Seems Google may have a strong Competitor coming called SearchMe – search is based on Visual and looks to be a whole heap of FUN – but dial up connections (yes there are still millions of them) won’t be able to use searchme – but then again it has IVR – Instant Visual Recognition – very cool and worth upgrading to a decent connection speed….
Watch the demo’s
On the Searchme Site and then sign up for a beat account
My Mate Allen reminded me SearchMe is coming – thanks mate
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How to win VIP friends… get very very very RICH…….. It is not clear if the 600 guests – which reportedly included Bono, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and various tech luminaries – were able to fly home before the storm hit.
Google co-founder Larry Page and girlfriend Lucy Southworth on the Google private jet. Inset left shows storms brewing in the British Virgin Islands, courtesy Valleywag.com, and, right, the heart of the storm above Necker Island.
A rare subtropical storm has gatecrashed the lavish wedding of Google’s billionaire co-founder Larry Page to PhD student Lucy Southworth, bringing with it 65km/hour winds and 15cm of rain.
Rain and winds battered the wedding party during the official reception on Sunday, but by late Monday night the low pressure system developed into a rare post-season subtropical storm, the US National Hurricane Centre said in a warning.
It is not clear if the 600 guests – which reportedly included Bono, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and various tech luminaries – were able to fly home before the storm hit.
more here: SMH
In the year 2525…
With the release of its SDK yesterday, Android, Google’s new open source mobile operating system, has announced a developer challenge with $10 million in awards.
The 50 most promising mobile apps built for the platform will each receive $25,000 award to fund further development. Those selected will then be eligible for even greater recognition via ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards.
The Android open source OS represents Google’s virgin foray into the mobile sector. Mere hours after the release of its SDK, it became “one of the most downloaded items ever” on the Google developer site, according to Barry Schnitt of Google.