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Wayback Machine – Time Travel with Web Sites

Interested in viewing what a website looked back in history, check Internet Archive Wayback Machine. It shows you a snapshot of the existing websites from the history. You can also navigate the website as users did years ago.Here is the link from the archive on how eBay looked in last 10 years as early as 1997 when it was commonly known as AuctionWeb & how Google looked way back in 1998 linked to

Google 1998

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Google cancels the Boston Tea party

Today Google announced that they have decided to cancel the party.

eBay Live attendees have plenty of activities to keep them busy this week in Boston, and we did not want to detract from that activity. After speaking with officials at eBay, we at Google agreed that it was better for us not to feature this event during the eBay Live conference.

Well, This was just childish for Google and one wouldn’t expect this from a Micro$oft competitor. I mean using phrases like “Boston Tea Party” to get people away from eBay Live, which is one of eBay’s biggest event.

More coverage at TechCrunch. here

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Google cancels the Boston Tea party at eBay Live

Google checkout blog posted Let freedom ring on 6/11

Are you an online seller attending eBay Live! in Boston this week? If so, join us for a celebration of user choice at the Google Checkout Freedom Party on Thursday night (6/14). To get to the party, just hop on the classic Beantown trolley in front of the Boston Convention Center and follow the freedom trail to the Old South Meeting House. We’ll use the same spot where revolutionaries launched the Boston Tea Party to celebrate freedom with free food, free drinks, free live music — even free massages.

Today Google decides to cancel the party. more on Techcrunch

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PayPal Opening a New Development Center in Chennai, India

via EFY PayPal is planning to open a new development centre in Chennai, India, and hire hundreds of technical positions in 2007. The company is on the look out for techno-professional for the new centre.

“The setting up of PayPal’s India Development Centre is validation of India’s front-runner status in the global IT scenario,” said Dayanidhi Maran, union minister for communications and information technology. “The vast knowledge and expertise of Indian technical professionals will help PayPal expand its business, while continuing to provide secure online payment services for millions of Internet customers.”

PayPal vice president and general manager of global product development Raj Sundaresan said the company is now accepting resumes from experienced applicants, who can apply for positions by sending resumes to The PayPal development centre has openings for technical professionals with expertise in product development, software engineering and other IT functions.