Archive for June, 2007

Picasa Web Albums gets mobile, and maps photos

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Picasa has underwent some drastic improvements, and the evidence was made available late Tuesday evening.
Picasa Web Albums now has the ability to drag and drop imagery right onto a map, so you can pinpoint the exact locations where your pictures were taken. This new Map my Photos feature can be done by entering the location […]

Google updates Docs interface, majorly

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Google has made a few tweaks here and there in Docs.
Some slight, ok, a major interface overhaul has been made to the Google Docs online interface. Users can now welcome a slick new folder system, with a new feature to view Docs or Spreadsheets by type, shared by user and drag and drop functionality. Think […]

Vista has not changed enough for Google

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Google has not been happy with the latest rounds the Microsoft has implemented for Vista. The search giant believes that Microsoft is still violating the consent decree and limiting consumer choices for search options. The work done on the new OS are in the right directions, but should be further improved to give customers greater […]

Google aquires GrandCentral, one phone number for life

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Google has, or is about to acquire GrandCentral. The news was caught by Michael Arrington on Sunday, but no dollar amounts have been discussed.
GrandCenral is a business that will give you one phone number, for all of your phone for life. Their $6 Million in capital raised led them to beta launch last […]

Google’s Washington presense grows

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Just two years ago, Google landed on capital hill with one employee. Since that time Google has built that department out to a team of 12 of lobbyists that have close ties within political parties.
So what does the Google Washington team do? They dont just hang out in a lobby all day doing nothing! Ok […]

Eric Schmidt looks at the future of Google

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

What will the future of Google be? Will they maintain their current growth rates? Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt took some time to ponder these questions while at a press event recently in Paris.
Google has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since it started, with phenomenal growth rates over the past few years, what can […]

Google to go carbon neutral by 2008

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Google is on the move to eliminate all of the greenhouse gases they produce by the end of 2007. This move is a voluntary plan that has been put into place by the search leader, making a stance to lead by example in cleaning up the environment. Google has been doing this by investing in […]

Google aquires Zenter’s online presentation software assets

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

In a step that inches Google closer to the ultimate online office suite, the company has announced this morning that they have purchased the assets of Zenter.
Zenter made a unique little software package that lets users create online slide presentations. This fits in perfectly with Google Docs and Spreadsheets, and inches the Google team closer […]