[e2e] Google Web Accelerator ....
digitalove at gmail.com
Wed May 4 22:00:50 PDT 2005
Actually, routing all your web requests through google will give
them a very good dataset for web page popularity. Infact giving a
web-caching service seems to be good service in exchange of that
On 5/5/05, Vikrant Kaulgud <vikrantsk at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had checked this few days back. Prima facie, it seems to offer a
> higher degree of personalization with intelligent caching etc. Another
> question that always pops up in mind is: Google started as a search
> company, why is it diversifying in to seemingly non-core areas like
> email, web acceleration etc. Is Google becoming a monopoly?...
> On 5/5/05, Amr A. Awadallah <aaa at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> > Very interested to hear what folks think about this product from Google.
> > As the network becomes faster, and most web servers support compression,
> > is there still value in doing this ? I mean, there is Akamai for
> > embedded objects, etc, but do we need it for the html pages too ?
> > http://webaccelerator.google.com/
> > http://webaccelerator.google.com/support.html
> > Google Web Accelerator uses various strategies to make your web pages
> > load faster, including:
> > Sending your page requests through Google machines dedicated to handling
> > Google Web Accelerator traffic.
> > Storing copies of frequently looked at pages to make them quickly
> > accessible.
> > Downloading only the updates if a web page has changed slightly since
> > you last viewed it.
> > Prefetching certain pages onto your computer in advance.
> > Managing your Internet connection to reduce delays.
> > Compressing data before sending it to your computer.
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