Amongst the million controversies that raise questions about the various rights that Google can exercise in the world of internet, which it presently dominates; the latest rumor has enraged people to a great degree. Just as Google uses its unique power to scan through innumerable YouTube content and discard those, which are illegally posted or are alleged of copyright issues, Google has been accused by an anonymous user, of removing music files from Gmail under the charge that those files have conflicting copyright affairs. However, the extent of truth in this rumor is still under debate.
If you are one of those with a cluttered mailbox and overstuffed folders with some of the drafts waiting to be sent and some mails awaiting a reply from you later, you are not to be blamed as we understand that having a clean tidy inbox is a rare sight. But you can now heave a sigh of relief and cheer. Boomerang for Gmail has arrived to conquer your inbox. It is a Firefox/Chrome plug-in exclusively meant for Gmail users which allows you to take control of when you send/receive your email messages. It will become a lot easier to manage the thousands of emails buried in your inbox, isn’t it?
The big fluffy white hard-drives in the sky are said to be the future of software-but are they as sometimes as unpredictable as naughty-little-brother-like cumulonimbus clouds? The heavenly body of cloud computing has flexed its muscles prematurely as there have been a long string of major outages:
Blackout Blunder Number 1: Google’s Gmail Gaffe
Google let Gmail fail… for a time. In fact some 150,000 Gmail users logged in to their precious account only to see a blank slate. Considering Gmail is one of the cloud’s great attempts to throttle Microsoft’s stranglehold on Exchange-based enterprise email services, this was a big hit to the cloud. Thankfully Google was able to revert beyond its failed multi-layered backup strategy and reach back to archaic backup tapes-yup tapes.
Google has permeated this generations Zeitgeist, in ways previously unimaginable. The company’s name has become a verb. Google’s current holdings are over 36 billion dollars, and they rake in over $23 billion annually. They own two of the three top sites on the web, Google Search and YouTube. In 2010 alone they have already purchased 25 companies.
Google currently produces smartphones, runs a burgeoning Internet-based mail service, acquired several advertising services, released their own browser, and are poised to release their own operating system based on cloud computing.
Cloud computing, according to Wiki (one media brand actually not owned by Google), is “Internet-based computing whereby shared servers provide resources, software, and data to computers and other devices on demand.” Meaning Google would run our OS remotely from their data centers.
Very recently our domain Oinam went in for Gmail for Domains and we’re currently using their Google Apps for Your Domain. Besides the security and privacy concerns that many user have, Google Apps for Domains is a very viable solution for a small to mid-size company. Currently, Google offers Gmail (for email), GTalk (Instant Messenger), Google Calendar and a simple web page creation tool.