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Message 10883 - Posted: 1 Apr 2011, 15:44:19 UTC
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BURP has been sold to Google for an undisclosed price. A leading Google search engine engineer says:

We continuously invest in ways to improve our search engine and have discovered the great potential in 3D graphics for presenting search results. No other search engine currently on the market is able to present top hits rendered in full 3D!

BURP will be used to render live previews of websites into 3D images and animations that will then be displayed as search results.

It will still be possible for the community to render other things on BURP but the results will include small advertisements embedded into the video based on Google AdSense. Hopefully this will not be an issue to anyone.

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Message 10884 - Posted: 1 Apr 2011, 18:46:42 UTC - in response to Message 10883.

Whoooa, what the heck...
Hate to say it but I have to leave the project now, I don't like Google... ;-)
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Message 10886 - Posted: 2 Apr 2011, 6:40:05 UTC - in response to Message 10883.

So, how soon should we expect a BURP Android client? No point in letting all that potential go to waste while my phone's just sitting idle.

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Message 10888 - Posted: 2 Apr 2011, 9:27:12 UTC - in response to Message 10886.
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So, how soon should we expect a BURP Android client? No point in letting all that potential go to waste while my phone's just sitting idle.

Didn't you see that the app was automatically pushed to all Androids and runs in the background as part of Android 3?



In all seriousness, it would actually be possible to run BURP on those phones with no or few changes to the code. With the small amount of memory in them it wouldn't be very useful though, hehe. Most Android phones are ARM-based and as far as I know they can run normal (Gentoo/Ubuntu etc.) Linux distributions as well.


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