Wednesday: December 12, 2012
- Want to know what the world searched for in 2012? There's a Google Zeitgeist for that.
They even prepared a little video with inspirational music to go along with it. How very Google of them.
Monday: December 10, 2012
- Google Fiber not coming to your neighborhood any time soon.
Turns out that Google would need about $140 billion to roll out their fiber network to the entire continental United States. At present time, they only have about $45 billion in the bank and that doesn't begin to include other associative costs. Long story short, if you really want to try out Google Fiber you should think about moving to Kansas.
Monday: November 14, 2011
- Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.
According to the article, this magical place (dubbed 'Google X') is where Google may or may not be working on the following futuristic concepts: 1) an internet fridge that orders food when it's low, 2) driver-less cars, 3) space elevators, 4) personal assistant robots for your home, 5) networked coffee pots and gardening tools and finally 6) training monkeys to fly airplanes for special covert operations.
Monday: August 1, 2011
- New report reveals that Google uses roughly 900,000 servers.
The good news is that at least those 900,000 servers are the low-power high-efficiency breed of servers that one would expect a company as big as Google to be using. The source article has some other interesting tidbits regarding software that will automate data across multiple data center as well as Google's server expansion plans. Long story short, the number will probably go over a million in the near future.
Wednesday: July 20, 2011
- Harry Potter and Google make semi-unbreakable vow for Pottermore.com website.
Pottermore will be integrated with a number of Google products and APIs. When the series of Harry Potter ebooks and audio books launch on Pottermore.com later this year, you will be able to push them through to your Google eBooks account. Additionally, YouTube will be the default platform for all future video broadcasts, just as it was for JK Rowling’s Pottermore announcement back in June.
Tuesday: July 12, 2011
- Google would like you to know that they will easily pass ten million G+ users soon.
My latest estimate tonight shows approximately 9.5 million users. This suggests that 2.2 million people have joined Google+ in the past 32-34 hours. I project that Google will easily pass 10 million users tomorrow and could reach 20 million user by this coming weekend if they keep the Invite Button available. As one G+ user put it, it is easy to underestimate the power of exponential growth.
Wednesday: May 12, 2010
- Google will probably have an e-book store of their own in the near future.
Interesting news when combined with the all-to-recent rumors of an Android tablet coming to Verizon. And apparently Google has already even gotten approvals from roughly 25,000 authors and publishers.
- Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.
Few will be surprised at the notion that Google and Verizon are heading down this path: The New York Times reported last month that Google was working on a slate-style Android tablet along the lines of Apple's iPad.
Monday: May 10, 2010
- Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.
Google also is reportedly in talks to pay $1 billion to acquire ITA Software, which develops fare-shopping software for online travel agencies, airlines and fare-search-only sites, such as Bing Travel and Kayak.
Monday: April 12, 2010
- Google already hard at work on an Apple iPad competitor device.
Well surprise, surprise - Google wants in on the tablet market as well. Actually, it's not much of a surprise at all but it'll be interesting to see how this all progresses in terms of the continued rivalry between Apple and Google.
- Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.
The four month-old start-up provided visual search results based on artwork photography submitted to their PlinkArt application on your Android handset. The principle is simple: take a shot of a painting, run it through the Plink art database and get the details on the artwork and its author.
Monday: April 5, 2010
- Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.
Episodic, a San Francisco-based start-up founded by Noam Lovinsky and Matias Cudich, describes itself as a 'comprehensive platform for broadcasting live and on-demand video to the web or any web-enabled device.' Episodic announced the acquisition in a blog post Friday.
Thursday: April 1, 2010
- Google shall henceforth be known as Topeka. All hail Topeka.
Ah Google, you never fail to disappoint on April Fools day. Take a tour through some of your commonly used Google Topeka products and you'll see even more changes that you might not expect.
Thursday: March 18, 2010
- Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.
Google intends to open its TV platform, which is based on its Android operating system for smartphones, to software developers. The company hopes the move will spur the same outpouring of creativity that consumers have seen in applications for cellphones.
Wednesday: March 17, 2010
- Google's Nexus One phone considered a flop due to lagging sales.
Turns out that the Google has only moved about 135,000 of these units. This is staggering when you take into account that Apple had already sold a million iPhones by the same time in that product's life cycle.