Archive for September, 2008

Google Toolbar 5 for Firefox: Released
Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Back in December 2007, Google released the Google Toolbar version 5 for Internet Explorer. And Guess what? Now a version 5 is also available for Mozilla Firefox, with a bunch of new features and changes.
Unfortunately, this new release breaks some of the functionality that used to work with the older toolbar. And it seems like [...]

Google Search 2001: Try It!
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

In honor of Google’s tenth anniversary, Google brought back their search engine index of 2001. Below an old-school Google logo the input box invites you to search through “1,326,920,000 web pages”. A search for Barack Obama returns around only 773 results, for instance, with the top link leading to the old address as it was, [...]

Google Talk Help: Forum
Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Google Talkabout blog recently announced that they have launched a new help forum for Google Talk as they are planning on closing the old Google Talk Group.
It’s very interesting to see that Google is finally moving away from using Google Groups for their own product support forums. Some of you might remember the Pomoc [...]

Google Moderator:
Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Google released a tool called Google Moderator which is a Google App Engine hosted program which accepts questions directed at certain persons, and then lets others vote on the quality of the question. Google’s Matt Cutts explains that this tool was actually called Dory internally within Google, and it is widely used by all Google [...]

Google Firefox Homepage: Google Loves Firefox
Friday, September 19th, 2008

Take a look at what Google, the company that is behind the Google Chrome browser, (still) has to say hosts on their Google Firefox homepage at google.com/firefox (this message box currently changes on every reload):

Strange isn’t it? Because few days back they told the press that “chrome is the safest browser”!.

Google Quotes: A New Feature by Google
Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Google added a new service to their Labs called Google In Quotes that lets you enter a keyword and then shows you what some politicians – from Canada, India, UK and USA, like Gordon Brown or George W. Bush – said on a particular topic. Quotes can also be presented side-by-side for comparison. In the [...]

Google Android Phone: T-Mobile G1
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

T-Mobile’s G1 phone was officially announced today and it’s going to be the first mobile phone based on Google’s Android, which is a google powered mobile operating system.
T-Mobile has reported that the phone has a touch screen, a keyboard, and includes different Google apps, like Google Maps or Gmail, with data synchronization features to [...]

Google Book Search API: Released
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Google has recently started to offer a book search API which allows other websites to embed book previews, query for certain book information, or simply link to books at Book Search. In Google’s recent blog entry announcing this, Google mentions that they have already managed to partner with several online book stores who use their [...]

Sergey Brin Blog: in Blogger
Monday, September 15th, 2008

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has recently started a blog called Too. The blog uses a simple light on black template and hosted in Google’s Blogger Platform. Sergey says in the opening note, “Welcome to my personal blog. While Google is a play on googol, too is a play on the much smaller number – two. [...]

Gmail Labels: On your Right
Sunday, September 14th, 2008

If you want to put your Gmail labels and chat box to the right-hand side of your gmail window, you can now do so. Just go to Settings -> Labs, and opt-in to the two new experiments named “Right-side chat” and “Right-side labels”.