Ramadhan on YouTube and Google+

Ramadhan is a special month for muslims around the world. In this month muslims are obligated to do shaum (fasting), make more charity (shadaqah) and read qur’an. And this year, YouTube wants to make the experience a little more digital.

This Ramadhan, YouTube has devoted a channel to streaming the Mecca prayers live. For Muslims who cannot make it to go there, they can view the holy city and the pray from their own home.

YouTube has also devoted a new channel to showing the special television programming created for Ramadhan. However all the show are in arabic, so .. 🙂

Beside YouTube, Google+ also make a special event this Ramadhan. Google+ will host 30 days of Hangouts featuring actors, poets, chefs, and more. Don’t miss some special recipes for ifthar and shahur, live from Google+ hangouts 🙂

Ramadhan mubarak!

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Ciye, yang sudah ngerti bahasa Indonesia, maen terjemahin aja.

Walaupun masih rada-rada kacau, tapi dengan teknik statistical machine translation, Google bisa terus belajar dan belajar sampai bisa fasih dan akurat dalam menterjemahkan.

Google charts meet Pac-Man

Another kindness of Google, Google Chart API is out. Not much you can do with it, as willy noticed, but surely you could save some bandwidth by hosting your chart on Google. And for some people, there’s something amusing you can do using Google Chart API. They made pac-man. Haha.

Google to Give Developers Access to Trends API

Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience at Google, gave a hint that Google will eventually provide an open application programming interface for its Trends analysis tool, allowing users to embed the tool in their applications, or download data from the application for personal use.

“While I can’t [give] particular dates for such a launch, I do believe that we will be making an API available so you can take the Trends product and embed it and use the data,” Mayer said

Wow, this will be exciting. Knowing and analyzing what people looking for could be a valuable resource. With open API developer can create more informative and clever things with trends data. I’m really looking forward to this.

Searchable Google Reader with Greasemonkey + Gears

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I knew it, sooner or later somebody would make Google Reader searchable. Thanks to Raul Ochoa for creating a nice Greasemonkey script that mix Google Gears and Google Reader. Now, not only you can read Google Reader offline, you can search the old feed too.