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Android is dead. Long live Android.

So you’ve heard : Andy Rubin stepped down from being SVP of Android at Google – and Sundar Pichai (SVP of Chrome/Apps) is taking over the reigns. Starting March13th 2013.

Andy will take a position within the GoogleX project (read below).

The big question is,

Why Andy Rubin stepped down ?

Since Andy Rubin founded Android Inc. in 2003, he has been the Android father figure. Even after the big Google acquisition in 2005, he was deeply involved in Android matters; from thinking the product through to making critical decisions and handpicking Android speakers and developer relations team.

I mean, it’s clear that he has been very passionate about his product/baby.

And if you’re a startupper/product guy, you know how hard it is to abandon ship. This could be due to three reasons : Continue reading “Android is dead. Long live Android.” »

All the GoogleIO easter eggs (and how did I get them).

UPDATE : After the Google IO’13 started, the experiment has been moved to a new home : https://developers.google.com/events/io/experiment

If you just want the GoogleIO’13 easter eggs codes, jump directly to the bottom if this post. If you’re interested in how I got’em all, read along.

So, the main codebase is located in the /js/app.min.js of the site. But it’s compiled and pretty much unreadable. Luckily, I have Sight, a Chrome extension that indents/prettifies the code. But still, it’s still not readable.

I had to browse through the code to find some telltale signs, and what do you know, I find this : Continue reading “All the GoogleIO easter eggs (and how did I get them).” »

One-click Google ranking boost for your website

Since the launch of Google+, Google -the search engine- started emphasising social into its ranking; mostly, the top results you see are in this order (though, I’m just scratching the surface) :

  1. Relevant results which have been shared by people in your circles.
  2. Relevant non-social results.
  3. Less relevant results, but with some kind of social presence.

Continue reading “One-click Google ranking boost for your website” »