Monday, December 13, 2010

OMG! Jazz Jazba Logo is Copied!

Some of you might have noticed, and in case you didn't... Jazz Jazba logo is copied!

Yes, that's true. You read that right!

Apparently whoever designed the logo for them had a bit of 'inspiration'.
Yes, that's the Jazba! ;)

There are views that it's not a copy but only the topography is same. However, before launching a brand identity, shouldn't the company be looking at possible plagiarism? We would like to believe that it's not a copy of Zagora's logo, but that's just wishful thinking!

Copied or not, the logo certainly did remind people of another logo they had seen quite earlier, therefore not creating the impact Jazz company was perhaps going for. Who wants their brand logo to be called copied?!!!

Word of advice guys - next time search before you market! Or better yet, create your own unique brand instead of having logos created for every package :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

'Change Profile Photo' Option Missing on Twitter

For some unknown reason Twitter's 'Change Profile Photo' option seems to have disappeared. Can you find it? I can't!!!

Logged in to Twitter this morning, thought of changing the profile picture, went to Setting and was unable to located the section where we change the profile picture. Where'd it go? It has to be some Twitter malfunctioning. Unless they have removed this option all together. Which will just be weird :s

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Why the New Twitter is All That!

Ok, so Twitter has started rolling out its new web interface. Users will gradually start viewing the new interface over the next few weeks.

I have been using the new twitter for past couple of days and I have to admit its pretty cool and sleak looking. I like how they have made things more interactive and available to users in the right panel. One of the best features is how one click on someone's name can open the page up in the right panel, all the while keeping your personal page running on the left. Now that is cool! It's loads better than clicking on someone's name and then going to their page and then coming back to your home page.

One of the things I found slightly preplexing for the first day or two was the missing 'Find People' button. I couldn't locate it anywhere. The new twitter interface offer you better search options. Now we can not only search for terms but also find people via the search box loacted at the top. You enter your search term and get a new page where there are options to furture specify your search. Nice!

What's left is Twitter adding paid ads at the bottom of the right panel, since there is space to do something like that there. Or perhaps they'll have more ideas. Anywho, overall its a more sophisticated interface which is more organized and is definately more faster (since I don't have to click on the 'More Tweets' button anymore.) All you have to do is scroll down and twitter will keep showing the older tweets without you asking twice. Is that cool or what? :D

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Caffeine + Instant = Google Me. Duh!

Like Google Caffeine and Google Instant, Google Me is likely to lead webmasters and website owners into a SEO frenzy. Sure, Google is doing all this to provide us with 'authentic' results but why can't they make an update and then let us be for a while longer than just a few months? I wonder!

Google Me is working in collaboration with Facebook and will be providing a 'social layer' in the search results that will top all other results, including basic search, videos and Maps. Read more>>

Google Instant searches are based on assumptions. Even before you finish writing your longtail query it will start giving search results and your target audience is likely to go for a more general term that comes up first and seems nearest to the query. Read more>>

Google Caffeine added quality to the search results. Good thing about this is that now the webpages get indexed faster, producing results in real-time. So now instead of the search engine taking months to index sites it will do it within seconds. The focus is now more on social media sites like Twitter etc.

One question though, if all of this is based on providing real time results then why launch 3 different things and not provide all on one deal?

Seriously, the people at Google who came up with these names (Caffeine, Instant) sound seriously addicted to coffee and maybe it went up to their heads, rendering them incapable of thinking straight and launching so many updates like this :s

Friday, January 08, 2010

Twoogle: The Google bought Twitter story

Reports are that Google is almost ready to take over Twitter. Latest news suggests that Google will soon be acquiring (btw that's just a nice way of saying 'take over' in Google terminology)Twitter. Talks are still in the early stages, although some are suggesting that the deal being signed by both parties has nothing to do with any acquisition, but is rather about the collaboration of the two companies on real-time search. And although Erich Schmidt,Google CEO, called Twitter a 'poor man's email system' (check PC World for details), he still wishes to 'acquire' it.

Rumors are that there is now a Twoogle in making. Sounds like a mutant movie sequel. LOL!

Honestly! Is it fun? Calling companies names and then taking over them? Hmm... come to think of it, maybe it is. That's why some call it the hostile take over. Google is, and possibly will remain, the smartest businessman in the whole world wide web. Yes, and while I say it with a scorn, you and I both know that it's true. Google will stop at nothing... especially not when its integrity is being threatened. The company has a habit of taking over anything that threatens it (as I mentioned earlier in Twitter the Google Killer). I've said it time and time again and i'll say it one more time... Google is taking over Twitter! Arrrrrrrgh!... Need I say more?

Apparently Google has some wicked plans up its sleeves for Twitter (details on PC World). Perhaps its a good thing.. at least we know that Google has ended up making search much better. But I really want to know why Google can't stand a little competition. Really Google, WHY???