Entries Tagged as 'Google'
It was a light news week because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Here’s the video for the new Google Search iPad app:
Tags: Google · Weekly Roundup
Apple and Google made major music announcements this week. Apple finally
rolled out iTunes Match and Google made Google Music available to everyone and opened up a Music Store. Amazon started shipping the Kindle Fire.
The introductory video from Google:
Amazon shipped the Kindle Fire earlier this week. Kevin Tofel from GigaOm has a
good write-up on the mixed reviews for this product.
Other news this week
Tags: Apple · Google · iTunes · Tech News · Weekly Roundup
launched Google+ Pages to allow companies and brands to connect with their customers. Danny Sullivan (SearchEngineLand) wrote a thorough overview. You can create a new Google+ page here.
This is the introductory video from Google:
Many people were excited about this announcement, but there were some critics. Some common complaints were:
My take? Hopefully the Google+ team is listening closely and will address these issues in the near future.
If you’re looking for companies & brands to circle on Google+, just type in “+” followed by the brand name in the Google+ search box. Here are some brands that I’ve circled:
This Week In Tech (TWiT)
NPR Fresh Air
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
San Francisco Giants
. If you’re a business looking to get started with Google Pages, Google has set up a page called
Google+ Your Business
with tips for setting up a Google+ Page.
Other Tech News This Week
Tags: Google · GooglePlus · Tech News · Weekly Roundup
A couple of weeks after his death, Steve Jobs continues to be a huge topic. On Wednesday, Apple celebrated the life of Steve Jobs at the Apple campus in Cupertino. Apple has posted a video recording of the celebration on the Apple.com web site.
biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson was released on October 24th.
Lots of speculation out there about the final project(s) that Steve Jobs was working on.
Other tech news this week:
Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 Summit
Radical Face – Mountains (video by YouTube user celmannn)
Tags: Apple · Google · Weekly Roundup
Tags: Google · iPhone · Video
Google Trends tool is pretty cool. You can use it to compare the relative popularity of competing services, products, teams, etc. Similar to Google Finance, the graphs include related news stories as reference points. Here are some examples:
Yankees versus Red Sox
Pepsi versus Coke
iTunes versus Napster
Yahoo versus Google
XM versus Sirius
Flickr vs Shutterfly vs Ofoto vs Snapfish
I tested out the new
Google Page Creator and, I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with the WYSIWYG tool, but I’m not really sure where they are going with this. I was able to build this page in about 20 minutes. I just worry that this is going to be Google’s version of Geocities. This one-line review spotted on Flickr pretty much sums it up: “No RSS? What is this for, cat photos?”.