Posted in ebay, google, history, stanford, Technology and Software

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

Posted in google, opensource, staroffice, sun

Google Pack Adds StarOffice

via Google Operating System

Google Pack, the collection of applications recommended by Google, includes a new software: StarOffice, an office suite developed by Sun. In 2000 Sun released StarOffice’s source code, which became the foundation of, an open source project sponsored by Sun.

Posted in google, mobile, Skype, Web 2.0

GrandCentral is cool

I have been using GrandCentral  for a while now now and I must say it is a great service. I wasn’t sure if I needed another phone number (even though free) but now after using it for some time, I am liking it…

It is still in beta but has some nice features such as routing of your calls based upon your filters, gettting customized ringer-tone (for your callers).

I have a couple GrandCentral invites to share. Leave a comment if you need one.

Posted in Blogosphere, ebay, google, Web Culture

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