Posted: December 17, 2006 in Techstuff

We now find two big companies(Google and Yahoo) on an online battle-ground bringing their innovations and new delivery of products. I went through a search engine which combines the search results of both Yahoo and Google. ie., it searches Google and Yahoo at the same time. As the name suggests it is GahooYoogle where the G in Google and Y in Yahoo are toggled.The main objective of this is to save time, get more search results and make the search faster and reliable.It has been called a TWINGINE
There is also another site where the search results of both Google and Yahoo are compared. Here two search engines are displayed on either sides in two frames and one can find the search results of both the search engines and one can compare the number of search results and the time taken to search by both the search engines. Thus we can get the look and feel of both the search engines at the same time.
Google is well known for its inventive thinking and it had been said that engineers of Google are expected to spend one day a week on a project of personal interest. This led to the dawn of many other Google services like Google News, social networking site like Orkut, Google code etc. Thus each engineer in Google has contributed certain amount of their own time in developing a new technology in Google.
The notable point here is that the co-founders of both Yahoo and Google are from Stanford university. Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are still running Google with full spirit. But Yahoo’s founders David Filo and Jerry Yang are not involved in Yahoo’s operation at present and it is handed over to Terry Semel. He is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo at present.
Coming to the mail services provided by both the search engines, I am quite unsatisfied by Yahoo mail. Its easy for a person to crack the Yahoo passwords.. When we just click the forget your password link, some details like date of birth and the yahoo id is asked. Once that information is given correctly, It displays the security question for which most people sets a weak answer. After answering that we are provided with a new password.This helps in easy cracking of passwords and there is no way of changing the security question and answer in yahoo. But the mail service by Google ie., Gmail is extremely secured.. The passwords cannot be hacked unless we spell it out or its to weak to be guessed or setting a weak secondary id( a yahoo id that can be easily cracked is set as the secondary id to your gmail account). This is what I learnt from my personal experience.
Regarding chat the Yahoo messenger is highly prone to virus. Some anonymous links are sent during chat and when person clicks it everything is gone. But this never happens in gmail chat.
Though there are some statistics that says that Google can never surpass Yahoo, my vote is to Google and I have started loving Google like anything…..

  1. Ravisankar says:

    really interesting’s been splendidly described.though i didnt read abt google and yahoo, i m able get an idea about them.keep going…
    Expecting an another rocking post soon:)

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