Google I/O Conference 2011 Sells Out In 59 Minutes

Now in its fourth year, Google I/O is more popular than ever. The company's annual conference for the developer community opened for registration today and promptly sold out … in just 59 minutes. Vic Gundotra, Google's VP of Engineering, posted successive tweets earlier today about the speedy sellout, saying it took 90 days and 50 days in 2009 and 2010, respectively, for the event to sellout. No doubt that today's sellout is a reflection of the Google's growing popularity in the developer community (specifically re: Android), but surely it also doesn't hurt that Google gav [...]


Live Blogging Google Wave

Back at the second keynote of Google I/O. We were promised something absolutely awesome and we got it. Steve Ballmer announcing Bing on stage. Oops, that's D. This is about a new collaboration tool. Oh, and I'm live blogging this, and I've had no sleep (see Bing above), so who knows where it's all going. Oh my, Vic just said this is going to take an hour and a half. I only have half a bottle of Diet Coke. Vic says the product is magical. We'll be stunned. And the two people who made it worked on Google Maps. We won't believe this can be done in a browser. Three Ps -- it's product, pla [...]


Live Blogging The Google I/O Keynote

I'm at the Google I/O conference, where it is being opened by Google CEO Eric Schmidt. He's welcoming the audience and saying it's great to be in front of programmers and saying, "it's time. it's time for us to take advantage of the amazing opportunity before us ... it has been 20 years trying to build a programming model that's the right one." Internet programming is the right way. Have the network, the programmers to build the right types of opportunities out there. Expects Android to have a strong year, thousands of apps and lots of hardware partners who are innovating to take phon [...]


Using Google Code Search To Find Vulnerable Sites

ShoeMoney wrote a detailed write up on how hackers can easily use Google Code Search to quickly find sites that are vulnerable to being hacked. ShoeMoney shows XSS exploits, SQL injection exploits and more. ShoeMoney wasn't the first to spot this. SEO Egghead wrote about some examples on October 5th. Is Google to blame? I don't think so. Postscript From Danny: Finding security exploits via Google or other search engines is pretty old news, going back for years. Below, a recap of some of these issues plus how you need to watch what your systems are spitting out for Google and other search [...]


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