Google + Yahoo Logos

Contest Info

  • Started: 2/19/2004 00:00
  • Ended: 2/21/2004 09:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 12
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Google + Yahoo Logos
Contest Directions: Design the new version of Google or Yahoo logos to "celebrate" the separation between the two search engines.

Contest Info

    • Started: 2/19/2004 00:00
    • Ended: 2/21/2004 09:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 12
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
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  • Google Yahoo Logo Duel

    Google Yahoo Logo Duel
  • Google Yahoo Memories Together

    Google Yahoo Memories Together
  • GOOGLE WOODCHIPPER

    GOOGLE WOODCHIPPER
  • YAHOO COW

    YAHOO COW
  • Google Burn Logo

    Google Burn Logo
  • Google Sticky Logo

    Google Sticky Logo
  • Yahoo Trash Logo

    Yahoo Trash Logo
  • YAHOO BAND-AID LOGO

    YAHOO  BAND-AID LOGO
  • Yahoo Murder

    Yahoo Murder
  • Google Bans Yahoo

    Google Bans Yahoo
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Yahoo has announced that it is dropping Google as its default search engine for sites based in the United States. This is seen as the beginning of the end of a highly publicized marriage of convenience between the two operators. Yahoo will now be using its own Yahoo Search Technology using a number of new search technologies including Inktomi and Overture. Yahoo is also the owner of AltaVista and Fast Search and Transfer. Google ranking algorithm: Meta-tag "Keywords" is not taken into consideration during ranking of sites. PageRank: Google uses an algorithm to estimate the authority of PageRank. PageRank is one of the auxiliary factors during the ranking of sites in the search results. PageRank is not only unique but also a very important method to determine the position of a site in the Google search results. Google uses the PageRank index of the pages, found on request, so as to determine the sequence of display of these pages to a visitor in the search results. Search queries: Query syntax: The Google interface contains a very complex query language, which allows to limit the searching range by separate domains, languages, types of files etc. For instance, search "intitle:Google site:wikipedia.org" displays all the Wikipedia articles in all languages and words Google is found in the banner. The powerful query language in the hands of hackers can be used for studying the vulnerability of web-sites. Search in results: For searching results, Google earlier provided a feature to repeat the search, which yielded detailed search results. For a much detailed search, users are needed to indicate additional parameters, on which the selection of results was done and not only the query but also the context, in which the query was used, were displayed immediately. The given feature simplified the search procedure by excluding the necessity in opening each result. Wiki-search: A search technology which allowed the user to tune the display of results according to queries. The user can remove the results of a list and bring some results onto the top of the list. The technology was launched by Google in the Spring of 2009 and worked till Autumn. Presently ( as on May 4, 2010), customization for including the "wikisearch" is available but the corresponding control elements are absent in the display. Other search engines do not provide similar functionality. Voice-based search: On September 22, 2010, the company launched voice-based search in Russia. So as to search, it was required to press the button on a telephone, displayed next to each search string and speak out the query, the telephone would send you voice to the server and the browser displays the query, based on recognition of your query and also the corresponding search results. Google Doodle: On the occasion of a holiday or date of birth of some popular personality, the standard logo of Google in some or most often in all regional domains can change to the holiday, having specific theme, sense but in Google style , i,e "Holiday and Events Google style!". Philanthropy: In 2004, Google create a non-profit charity branch - Google.org (Google Foundation) with initial capital of around 1 billion US dollars. The main activities of this organization are society awareness and to facilitate in solving the problems related to climatic changes, global public health and poverty. One of its first projects are works in hybrid and electric transport facilities. In 2007, Google became a sponsor and active participant of several gay-parades in San Francisco, New York, Dublin and Madrid. In 2008, Google presented "Project 10^100", in which, all interested can offer ideas and then jointly select on which shall change the world and help as many people as possible. At the beginning of voting, around 150 000 ideas were sent from people from 170 countries. 16 idea groups participate in the voting, out of which 5 shall be selected and Google shall allocate 10 million dollars for the implementation of these ideas. In February 2010, Google donated 2 million dollars for the support of Wikipedia. The funds were transferred to the Wikimedia fund. The fund spent the funds on operating expenses including investments in technical infrastructure and on development and support of the encyclopedia. Google and society: A type of Madagascar ants Proceratium google was named in honor of the Google Earth service, which helped the inventor in his research work. In total volume of thesis and dissertation works, which are defended in Western European Universities, the plagiarism share reaches 30%. Austrian scientist Stefan Weber mentions this figure in his study "Google Copy-Paste Syndrome". He explains this phenomenon as a "text culture without brains". Owing to the popularity of the search engine, "to google" neologism appeared in English, which means searching information on the Internet using Google. The verb with this definition was included in the most authoritative dictionaries of the English language the Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster, though other sources contain examples of its use as searching for something on the Internet. Larry Page was the first one, who used the word as a verb, on July 8, 1998 while signing one of his messages to a mailing list: "Have fun and keep googling!". The American dialectic community called the verb "to google" as the word of the decade.