Posts Tagged ‘Google Doodle’

The Rubik’s cube is well-known as being a very tricky puzzle, and before the Digital Age brought us Flappy Bird et al, many would kill some time trying to match up all of the colors on each face of the legendary puzzle. Now, to commemorate the Rubik’s Cube’s 40th birthday, you can try your hand at this classic challenge from right within your browser thanks to Google Doodle.

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Google Doodles are getting better and better with every rendition. In the earlier days, all we got was static paintings inspired by that day’s special event. We’ve seen Google Doodles celebrating the birthdays of Da Vinci, Valentine’s Day, Earth Hour, Pac-Man and just recently Bucky Balls!

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Looks like Google loves Pac-Man as much as we do! To celebrate it’s 30th anniversary, Google has shown its love for the game by bringing a live playable Pac-Man game as the new Doodle on the Google.com homepage.

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We have already informed you that in the view of the hardening of positions on both sides, Google has decided to close its operations in China, as the talks over the censorship row with the Chinese authorities reached a deadlock since January of this year. The Chinese government had already warned the US based search giant that it was not prepared to compromise on Internet censorship with Google in China.

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In December last year, Gmail accounts of human rights activists in China were hacked by hackers who were based in China. The Google China fiasco then took a new turn when Google in a secret counter-offensive encounter managed to hack these Chinese hackers back by breaking into the source computer in Taiwan which was involved in these attacks. Google engineers also found out some evidence which indicated that the attacks were actually originated from mainland China and were possibly orchestrated by the Chinese government. After going public, and also announcing that other companies were attacked too, it became apparent that the Chinese were trying to steal trade secrets from US based companies.

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Last month, Google announced to withdraw its services from mainland China following a series of sophisticated and coordinated hacking attacks dubbed as Operation Aurora, which targeted human rights activists’ Gmail accounts. These attacks originated from China and hence dismayed the authorities at Google who threatened, saying that it could no longer censor its search results on the Chinese version of Google homepage Google.cn.

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There is yet another twist in the Google-China fiasco. According to the sources at Reuters, the hackers who attacked the human rights activist Gmail accounts took advantage of a flaw found in Internet Explorer, and they were also supported by insiders from within the Google network.

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The Google China fiasco has now taken a new turn. In a recent development as reported by the NYTimes, Google in a secret counter-offensive encounter has managed to hacked the Chinese hackers back by breaking into the source computer in Taiwan which was involved in attacks on the Gmail accounts of human right activists. As a result of this counter attack, Google engineers have found out some evidence which indicates that the attacks were actually originated from mainland China and were possibly orchestrated by the Chinese government.

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After the targeted cyber attacks on human right activists Gmail accounts that originated in China, the dismayed authorities at Google has threatened to withdraw its services from China, saying that it can no longer censor its search results on the Chinese version of Google homepage i.e. Google.cn. Google, in a detailed blog post said that if it is unable to find a way to operate an unfiltered search engine within the Chinese law, which currently requires it to block access to millions of websites, it will have no option but to close its operations in China.

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The habitants of the Planet Earth and especially the NASA scientists, were indeed highly delighted by discovering the presence of water on its satellite planet Moon. Earlier in our post, we have given a detailed overview of this mission. Google, as we had already explained in our earlier posts, is known for celebrating important events and personalities in its own peculiar way by changing its doodle on the Google.com homepage to represent that particular day or event in such a way that it truly reflects and confirms to the occasion. Today, Google has changed its logo globally, with a space-inspired doodle, to mark the discovery of water on Moon which, is an essential for life to go on.

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To mark the 140th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, search engine giant Google replaced the letter ‘G’ on its Indian homepage with the face sketch of Indian Independence leader Gandhi who has been famous the world over for his philosophy of ‘Non Violence’. He, after Rabindranath Tagore, is the second person from Indian subcontinent to appear on Google’s homepage.

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Zero Wing restores Google’s O

By | September 7th, 2009

Recently, Google’s new doodle with its theme of “unexplained phenomenon” caused a big buzz on the web world. Everyone came up with their own versions of stories on their sites, Facebook and Twitter pages explaining why Google has chosen a UFO to display upon their search engine website depicting a flying saucer sucking away the second “O” in Google with its tracking beam.

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