Archive for June, 2007

Google move into Iowa with a data center

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

The Governor of Iowa announced today that Google is planning on building a $600 million data center in western Iowa. Google bought up a 1185 acre site, and has worked in a deal that will see the new Google building be except from electricity and capital investment requirements from sales tax. This would last until […]

YouTube hits European users with local versions

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

YouTube is a giant in the video world. How many times do you hit it alone throughout the day? Now imaging visiting the site because its the ultimate video location online, but its not available for your launguage! Thats a bummer. And Google knew that. But times have changed.
YouTube has announced many new versions of […]

Google.org’s hybrid auto grants

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Google has planned to dish out $1 million in grants that will fund the development and technology of hybrid cars. They are doing this through Google.org, their philanthropic arm Google.org.
Google.org also plans to release an RFP that would see $10 million towards any company that can help commercialize plug-in hybrids and fully electric cars.
On […]

Yahoo vs Google

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Jerry Yang, the founder, and now CEO of Yahoo is completely focused on fighting Google. The company is hard focused on taking Yahoo to the next level and will be hiring engineers to improve on the companies technology to regain that they have let slip the past few years.
What will their new technology game plan […]

Google’s new Public Policy blog

Monday, June 18th, 2007

What is Google’s public policy? Well, now you might find out that information faster at the newly launched Google Public Policy blog. This blog was put together to compile Google’s views on government, policy, and politics.
Currently on the site, users can check out Google’s Net Neutrality, Immigration policies, a video of John Edwards at the […]

How long does Google hold their data for?

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Google has reported that it holds users data for no longer than 18 months. After that time it makes it anonymous.
The European advisory had raised eyebrows as to the fact that Google might be in breach of some EU laws pertaining to data retention policies. Google’s response has led them to take a lead role […]

Google to expand Research and Development in Shaghai

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Google is all about research and development. With the launch of many new facilities around the world, Google is planning on stepping up its efforts in Shangai with the opening of a research and development center.
This new Google R&D facility is supposedly going to be aimed at building a more effective search business in China. […]

Google Video Search relaunches

Monday, June 18th, 2007

With the purchase of YouTube, Google announced their plans to rewrite their Video search. The newly launched Google Video not only shows users clips from YouTube, the service now aggregates video clips from such popular sites as Metacafe, MySpace, BBC, and Yahoo Video.