Google is extremely serious about cutting costs in times of recession. They have reduced the hours of its free cafeteria service of employees, scaled back their holiday celebrations and also cancelled the annual Christmas gifts for AdSense publishers.
Go to Google Suggest or Yahoo! Answers and you'll find tons of people asking queries like 'how to say [insert word here] in multiple languages.' People want to know how to say Sorry, Hello, Love, Grandma and even the color Green in different languages.
Google Image Search displays thumbnails as results, with the original image another 2 clicks away. “Google Image Ripper” lets you get “straight to the good stuff” by linking directly to the original images.
The online dictionary service from Google supports definitions, audio pronunciation guides and translation into multiple languages. A bilingual dictionary can be very useful because it gives you translations for the many possible meanings a word might have.
Aeropolowoman, a journalist who was live tweeting the Mumbai terror attacks from her home in Florida, says that Twitter disabled her direct messaging and @reply facility for an hour citing excessive use.
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