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Photo: Starting up? NASSCOM for Start-ups invites applications from early and growth stage tech startups for the 10,000 Start-ups program on www.10000startups.comThe shortlists would have lot to takeaway including Funding, Acceleration, Mentoring, Enterprise Connects, Hiring support, Concept validation and many more.The best application received by 30th Nov'13 would also get a chance to attend the blackbox.vc connect program in Silicon Valley absolutely free (logistics and stay included)!Apply NOW on www.10000startups.com

Starting up? 

NASSCOM for Start-ups invites applications from early and growth stage tech startups for the 10,000 Start-ups program on www.10000startups.com

The shortlists would have lot to takeaway including Funding, Acceleration, Mentoring, Enterprise Connects, Hiring support, Concept validation and many more.

The best application received by 30th Nov’13 would also get a chance to attend the blackbox.vc connect program in Silicon Valley absolutely free (logistics and stay included)!

Apply NOW on www.10000startups.com

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Google has announced that it will be shutting down Google Reader on July 1, 2013 & iGoogle on November 1st 2013. 

This move comes as Google tries to consolidate its services to put more wood behind fewer arrows, we can expect more consolidation behind a few key products: Android, Chrome, and Google+.

Here you can find the list of  10 Free Alternatives to Google Reader http://www.fforfree.net/2013/05/10-best-free-alternatives-to-google.html

Worth the check….

Google Glasses : Get one now ? Really

Posted: February 21, 2013 in All Categories
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How to apply

Google is looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join them and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. They would love to make everyone an Explorer, but  starting off a bit smaller. They are still in the early stages, and while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting. more info

Using Google+ or Twitter, tell google what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass.

  • Your application must be 50 words or less
  • You must include #ifihadglass in your application
  • You can include up to 5 photos with your application
  • You can include a short video (15 secs max)
  • Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or Twitter (@projectglass) so that we can contact you directly
  • You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to apply
  • For more details, please see our full Terms and FAQ

What happens next?

The deadline for applications is February 27th. If you are chosen, google will reach out to you with an invitation to become a Glass Explorer (please remember to follow us so that we can contact you directly). Explorers will each need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Google Retail Stores Coming Soon ?

Posted: February 18, 2013 in All Categories
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Google will setup some retail stores in major cities by the end of 2013, what Google products will it sell, well it can be Google Chromebook, Google Glasses, & a chain of google enterprise products.. Google has already launched pop-up stores in many Best Buy locations across the U.S., and that program has apparently worked well enough for the company to launch stand alone retail locations

The mission of the stores is to get new Google Nexus, Chrome, and especially upcoming products into the hands of prospective customers. Google feels right now that many potential customers need to get hands-on experience with its products before they are willing to purchase. Google competitors Apple and Microsoft both have retail outlets where customers can try before they buy.

The decision to open stores, is in sync with drawing up plans to take the Google Glass to the public. The leadership thought consumers would need to try Google Glass first hand to make a purchase. Without being able to use them first hand, few non-techies would be interested in buying Google’s glasses (which will retail from between $500 to $1,000).

Google is also said to be thinking about marketing a smart watch, so that’s yet another potential device for Google to place on the shelves. & who knows what else Google may have on the horizon?

It will be interesting to see what kind of presenceGoogle gives motorola devices in these stores, assuming they actually do open.

Santa's Dashboard

On Christmas Eve Google will be proudly showcasing a preview of Santa’s dashboard  the technology that powers his sleigh during his around-the-world journey. Google received this special preview from one of Santa’s many developer elves, who are hard at work in the North Pole helping Santa prepare for his big day. Santa’s dashboard featuring the latest and greatest in Google Maps technology and sleigh engineering will allow you to follow his progress around the world, and also learn a little about some of his stops along the way.

Our friendly elves have also invited you to explore Santa’s village while Santa gets ready for his journey. So go ahead and explore his village, you might just find some fun activities and meet some interesting elves. On the Google Santa Dashboard, viewers can spot the virtual character’s exact location, the next stop, seconds left until departure, and how many presents have been dropped off, using Google Maps and Google Earth. The Santa Tracker is powered by a custom algorithm that charts his travels from city to city, the team writes.

Google’s Santa Tracker: http://www.google.com/santatracker

Microsoft NORAD’s Santa Tracker: http://cesium.agi.com/tracksanta.html

Before the organizations shift gears to track Santa, there are plenty of mobile games on both websites for children to get acquainted with Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves and the reindeer. Google’s well-designed and festive HTML5 website offers holiday-themed games, personal calls from Santa and a chance to explore Santa’s village. There are plenty of worthy hidden features to dig up.

Which tool will you likely use to track Santa  NORAD’s Santa Tracker with Bing Maps or Google’s Santa Tracker?

Introducing Google Fiber with a connection speed 100 times faster than today’s average broadband. Instant downloads. Crystal clear HD. And endless more possibilities. In this video, we see the evolution of the Internet represented in three different stages. It started with Dial-Up, grew with Broadband — and with Google Fiber, the possibilities are endless. Folks in US Pre-register now at http://www.google.com/fiber

I am from India so I am waiting for the Google Chrome cola…

Every year on April 1st Google comes up with this amazing April Fools Prank to all its users. This time Google couldn’t wait for April Fools’ Day to prank the web with its 8-bit version of Google Maps, temporarily replacing its standard version. Shortly after the “upgraded” Google Maps went live, users were posted world landmarks and historic sites that could be viewed on the map: the Parthenon, Area 51, Mount Everest (with a Yeti or hiker, say commenters), and many more “Easter eggs.”

“PLEASE don’t let this be a joke. 8-bit Street View is the greatest achievement in the history of all mankind,”. Someone else added, “Google… I want this for android navigation! You already did the work. Just release it.”

On Friday, Google posted this YouTube video:

Accessing the 8-bit map is easy. Use Google Maps as you normally would to search for cities or landmarks, then click on the “Quest” picture icon in the right area of the screen to view the map as large colored pixels. Another April Fools’ tease: When you load the map, you may see this joking response: “Your system may not meet the requirements for 8-bit computations.”

Last year, Google pranked the interwebs by introducing a faux new feature called Gmail Motion that would let users type emails by using gestures. The Institute of Creative Technologies later brought the concept to life.

What do you think of Google’s April Fools’ Day prank? Would you like to use this map every day of the year? Leave in note in the comments section below.