Google search in command line

9 09 2008
A little bit geeky, but really cool!
Try it (http://goosh.org), if you are also somehow a command-line geek.





Google logo for Mid-autumn挪威的月亮

8 10 2006
那天被人问了一个问题:中秋那天,挪威的月亮也是圆的吗?突然间没答上来。真丢人,还PhD!




Look at Google’s requirement for this position

24 08 2006

Strategic Market Research Manager – Regional – Beijing

Position based in Beijing, China.

Strategic Market Research Manager, Asia Pacific Google is looking for
an experienced professional to support the company’s market research
and customer analytics efforts in Asia Pacific.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the company’s effort to seek in-depth user and
    customer understanding via appropriate research methodologies in order
    to help Google enhance its search experience and better serve our
    advertisers and resellers.
  • Manage research vendor relationship, give clear guidance on
    research goals, work with the vendors to approve the most suitable
    methodologies, and closely supervise the research process to ensure
    quality results.
  • Work with the Product, Product Marketing, Sales, Business
    Development teams both in China and Google US to translate user and
    customer insights into product requirements to better serve our users.
  • Work closely with the China executive team to articulate user insights in order to drive long term product roadmap.
  • Build appropriate methodologies to systematically and
    consistently measure Google’s brand awareness and perception among
    target audiences.
  • Track and report Google market share in greater China (Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan).

Requirements:

  • Top-tier-school BA/BS degree or above, MBA strongly preferred.
  • BA in market research, marketing, psychology, statistics, math or other related field.
  • Native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and fluent in English.
  • Fluency in Japanese and/or Korea is a strong plus.
  • 4+ years of B2C/B2B research experience with online products in Mainland China.
  • Excellent quantitative skills, significant experience with
    survey design, sampling, and data analysis. Experience using
    statistical tools such as SPSS or SAS a plus.
  • Experience with customer satisfaction measurement, customer
    segmentation analysis, advertising effectiveness research, and
    awareness and usage studies.
  • Experience planning, conducting, analyzing, and presenting data from both qualitative and quantitative primary research studies.
  • Familiarity with a variety of research methodologies.
  • Track record of successfully supporting sales initiatives through analysis and presentation of marketing data.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams, using research to
    address business needs and making actionable recommendations based on
    research findings.
  • Must be extremely well organized, analytical and capable of handling multiple ad hoc requests for information simultaneously.
  • Ability to analyze research data and translate raw information
    into actionable insights so that it can be easily understood and
    utilized by the entire organization.
  • Proven history of self-direction, creativity, extremely well
    organized and capable of handling multiple mission-critical projects
    simultaneously and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data from third-party
    audience research sources such as Nielsen/NetRatings, comScore Media
    Metrix, @Plan, etc.
  • Knowledge of online advertising, ROI analysis and branding measurement.
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills a must.
  • Strong applications experience (including PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Must be able to take responsibility for completion of a
    project with multiple parts and work collegially with other staffers
    and research suppliers to ensure project meets deadlines and budgets.

For immediate consideration, please send a text (ASCII) or HTML version of your resume to jobs@google.com.
Important: the subject field of your email must include Strategic Market Research Manager – Regional – Beijing.





Google Maps in Europe

30 04 2006
There is a big news in Google official blog today, Google Maps in Europe. It said that the beta versions of Google Maps for France, Germany, Italy, and Spain had been launched. From these sites, we can get the full suite of interactive street maps, driving directions, and integrated local business search, with high solution map. The following is screenshot for the test of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. We can see that the line of visitors could also clearly be seen. Amazing!!! Also you can check out the Olympiastadion in Berlin, and the Grand Canal in Venice.
There is more API update for the Google Map. Interested!!! Some day, I can build up my own mapping system?
Hope the Google China group could work out the Google Map in China earlier!!!!!

BTW, today I found that Microsoft launched its Windows Live Mail beta version. I tried to apply for it, but felt it so so. Just an uncreative copy of Gmail, but not same friendly as Gmail. There is some so-called new functions in the live Mail, like right-click menu for reply/cc/reply all, layout color change, … but these features had been implemented by Google Gmail more than one year before. And there are even more fantastic functions in Google Gmail, like conversation-style email organization, fast(very fast) email search, instant message(GTalk) and email combination…. I especially like the structure of Gmail like a conversation, which makes me to easily find the full course of the email communication. Comparing with that, I really don’t know what Microsoft is doing. The new launch of Windows Live (including the messenger, the mail, and maybe others) could hardly make the users feel novel and fresh. hehe, just watching!

                          

For Gmail, the only con thing is that it does not connect its Google blog with the
IM(instant message) and email. In my opinion, they are the three basic elements for the coming generation of net community. The provider who could win the market is the one who could combine these three part more fluently and more friendly. Looking from the current status, it seems that Microsoft works better, but I think it mainly because of the combination of MSN Messenger and MSN Space. En~~ How Google could do more to attract the user by better Gmail service? I wish Google could win the competition.

Google Microsoft
Blog
eMail
IM

Google had named its Chinese name as 谷歌 recently. It worked out from the Google China group lead by Li Kaifu. I don’t feel it’s good, just felt strange. Don’t know why, just a little bit strange. Hope Google continue to keep the character of "simple and creative", don’t hurt by the uncreative group of Chinese! hehe§§





Gmail+Gtalk

16 02 2006

The new thing found in this morning; Google integrate the Gtalk into the Gmail. Now we can chat with friends inside of Gmail.
It’s new, but I’m not sure how far Google could go.
Best wishes!





Housingmap

22 12 2005
Housingmaps in Google, a great work!