Y!OS Developer Release is Live. Yahoo! is open!

Today, Yahoo opened the developer interfaces to our Y!OS platform stack through the release of the Yahoo! Social Platform (YSP), Yahoo! Query Language (YQL), Yahoo! Application Platform (YAP), and the YDN developer dashboard.  This makes Y!OS a reality for an essential constituency: developers.  Now, anyone on the web has access to Yahoo!’s tools and data to start building applications for Yahoo!’s vast audience and the web beyond.  It’s a great step forward in rewiring Yahoo! with a social dimension and a platform architecture that’s open like never before. Yahoo! Social Platform (YSP) See: http://developer.yahoo.com/social Yahoo! Query Language (YQL) See: http://developer.yahoo.com/yql Yahoo! Application Platform (YAP) See: http://developer.yahoo.com/yap Caja, security, and user privacy For more info on Caja: http://developer.yahoo.com/yap/caja OAuth See: http://developer.yahoo.com/oauth OpenSocial Support This launch also marks Yahoo!’s first implementation of OpenSocial support. http://opensocialapis.blogspot.com/2008/10/launched-yahoos-first-implementation-of.html Hats off to Yahoo! Y!OS is out […]

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Yahoo Web Analytics (Beta) – Far more better than Google Analytics

Born out of our acquisition of IndexTools in May, Yahoo! Web Analytics (beta) provides powerful data and insights reporting that help website owners evaluate their marketing performance and tweak their website designs. They’ll get custom real-time reports and graphs that help them slice and dice metrics like sales, page views, and sources of traffic and ultimately identify ways to amp up their visitor satisfaction. The first big deployment is Yahoo! Small Business, whose 13,000 hosted e-commerce customers can get set up just in time for the holiday shopping season at the click of a button. Read more http://ycorpblog.com/2008/10/08/introducing-yahoo-web-analytics/

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Warning for Google Chrome Users : Chrome’s ‘Save As’ Flaw Could Give Attackers Control

Bach Khoa Internetwork Security, a security-research firm in Vietnam, claims to be the first to discover a critical vulnerability in Google’s Chrome browser. “This is the first critical Chrome vulnerability permitting [a] hacker to perform a remote code-execution attack and take complete control of the affected system,” the firm wrote in its Sept. 5 advisory. While four Chrome vulnerabilities were discovered, Bach Khoa said the “Save As” flaw is the only one that can allow an attacker to launch remote attacks from a victim’s PC. Other vulnerabilities just crash the browser. The vulnerability is caused by a boundary error when handling the “Save As” function. When a user saves a malicious page with a title tag in the HTML code, the program causes a  stack-based overflow, according to Bach Khoa. A hacker could construct a specially crafted Web page that […]

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The Scariest Path in the world

For a change, let me post something interesting other than web development. Watching this video I was jumping around my chair in order to prevent that guy from falling. Hilarious, amazing and just incredible. If I was there would have stopped in between, called back home, asked them to arrange for a helicopter by hook or crook. I couldn’t have proceeded forward by any mean. original source of video: http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/Videos/Search-Results/Fun–misc/The-scariest-path-in-the-world/ Enjoy something other than technical

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Cuil : New search engine from former Googlers.

Just came across this search engine http://www.cuil.com , which is supposedly from former Googlers or I must say rebellious googler. Cuil Inc (which is pronounced as Cool) claims that it can index faster and more cheaper, a far larger portion of the web than google. The would-be Google rival says its service goes beyond prevailing search techniques that focus on Web links and audience traffic patterns and instead analyzes the context of each page and the concepts behind each user search request. Personally from my experience it doesn’t give better search results for proper noun. For example querying my name doesn’t give my site at all. And when I query abhinavsingh.com, it gives some Chinese characters. However interesting feature is giving search results with images, which is a derivation from Yahoo’s glue search. Glue search is the next upcoming revolutionary […]

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Its too much to handle for YouTube now : Finally its down

Hi, Well I was just doing the daily maintenance of one of the sites I own where I have several youtube videos embedded. I noticed that I wasn’t able to embed some videos successfully which were there before yesterday. I tried changing my script 2-3 times, tried different method. Finally I thought of opening the video directly in the browser. Bingo! Youtube is down for the first time in front of my eyes. Am I dreaming? I did a quick: ping youtube.com (Failed) tracert youtube.com (Failed) ping google.com (Success) So indeed it was youtube that sucked for the first time. Find below a snap shot of the same. You can clearly see that: Server not found on browser Top right window shows successful ping to google.com Below two command line window shows failed ping and tracert of youtube servers. For […]

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YAHOO! Announces Settlement with Carl Icahn

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2008 Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn to settle their pending proxy contest related to the Company’s 2008 annual meeting of stockholders. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, eight members of Yahoo!’s current Board of Directors will stand for re-election at the 2008 annual meeting:  Roy Bostock, Ronald Burkle, Eric Hippeau, Vyomesh Joshi, Arthur Kern, Mary Agnes Wilderotter, Gary Wilson and Jerry Yang.  In view of the settlement agreement with Mr. Icahn, and the termination of the proxy contest, Robert Kotick has decided not to stand for re-election to the Board at the 2008 annual meeting. Following the 2008 annual meeting, the Yahoo! Board will be expanded to 11 members.  Carl Icahn will be appointed to the Board and the remaining two […]

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Link to new facebook design: See it building everyday

Hello Everyone, I don’t exactly remember from where I came across this link. The link shows you the latest development on new look and feel of facebook. Click the link below which will take you to the new facebook’s development page. New Facebook Design Development Link What’s new in the new design? Well Facebook was always Ajax dominated social networking site, but now it goes a step further. It adapts philosophy from iGoogle and my.Yahoo and provides its users to add new tabs at the top of your profile page. By DEFAULT it comes with Wall, Info, Photos and Boxes tabs at the top. Further you can add the following new tabs namely Notes, Videos, My Stuff and Music iLike. Basically it changes from user to user. More Ajax means less loading time for your page. Now they allows you […]

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Fake Email from PayPal Cloned Sites

Do you enter your paypal emailid and passwords without looking at the URL in your browser? If you are kindly stop doing the same. Here is a very strong reason why I say this: 1. Today I received an email which you can very well see below. 2. It says that your pay pal account has been de-activated and kindly click to activate. When I click on the link it opened a page which looked like below. 3. I thank God that I am more of a net savy and I cared to Check the url of the website opened. It was not https://paypal.com but http://following.ns8-wistee.fr/www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/us/security/update-paypal/service-peyment/update/login.aspx/ 4. I again thank God that I was able to see that before I entered my real email id’s. However I decided to proceed with the site, and I entered some random email id […]

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Critical Bug in Gmail integrated Chat

Well chat is a part of our day to day life (I use Gtalk). While chatting with my friends today who were using gmail integrated chat, I noticed that they were going offline every 2-3 minutes. Finally thanks to Sowmya Sudha, who came up with this critical bug in Gmail integrated chat. Here is what exactly happens when you chat using Gmail integrated chat: Step 1: You open up a chat window to start chatting Step 2: Pop out the chat box to get more space for writing and reading messages Step 3: Now for some reason you decide to popin or close the poped out chat And Bingo! Your browser goes for a roll. Tested on Firefox and Flock. Surely will be same on Internet Explorer. After failing to handle orkut apps efficiently, this is the second time I […]

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