"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Google and astronomical figures - Amazing Pictures !

comScore a US based "Internet research agency" reports that in August, using their "qSearch 2.0 " service, they claim more than 750 million people - an estimated 95 percent of global Internet users - conducted 61 Bn. cumulative searches. Of these 37.1 Bn. used Google, 8.5 Bn for Yahoo and 5 Bn. for Google owned YouTube.

The survey covered computer owners 15 yrs and older at home or work. The report did not take into account searches done from public computers, such as Internet cafes or libraries, or access from mobile phones or PDAs.

More about the Finnish startup Jaiku that Google took over on Oct.9th and the Zingku mobile platform they swallowed last month here. (alleged to be involved in the mobile thingy)

The Google share price reached a record US$641.40 today and closed at US$625.80. Bankers Lehman Brothers predict a share price of $714 when the much rumoured mystery Google mobile phone device is launched. Q3 results due October 18th.

A new service has been launched by Google -stunning maps / pics of the Mars surface - Google Mars. How soon before some enterprising soul on Earth starts selling Mars real estate ? Northern Rock will probably spring you a decently priced mortgage.

"This image covers part of the region surrounding Pavonis Mons, one of the Tharsis volcanoes. The ridges running from lower left to upper right on the image are the margin of an areole that surrounds the volcano. How this feature forms in not understood. The margins of lava flows can be seen to the north of the areole. The surface of the areole has been eroded by the wind, indicating that it is not a strongly cemented material - and likely not a lava flow. Some of the material being stripped from the areole has been formed into dunes along the outermost margin of the areole." (Looks ideal for a retirement community golf course)

Image Credits: NASA/JPL/ASU

As there don't seem to be any roads ...would you need a Sat Nav ?

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