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Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Google will most likely pull the curtain back on their very own Android smartphone today.Google will most likely pull the curtain back on their very own Android smartphone today.

Creating its own handset reflects Google’s effort to expand advertising sales on mobile devices, a market that may grow to between $2 billion and $3 billion in the U.S. by 2013, up from less than $1 billion now, according to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:31 AM | Tags (9) | google | phone | smart | nexus | one | android | event | press | businessweek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Google files patent to possibly turn YouTube into some sort of video game service.Google files patent to possibly turn YouTube into some sort of video game service.

An interesting concept but I'd have to see it to believe it. From my personal experience watching many a YouTube video; the less interaction the better. Or this all could just be, as the source article states, another way for Google to inject more advertising into video content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:03 PM | Tags (10) | google | video | youtube | advertising | gaming | patent | gamingnexus | annotations | frames | time |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Google to host their very own Android press gathering on January 5th.Google to host their very own Android press gathering on January 5th.

This just might be (and probably will be) the day that Google unveils their brand new mobile phone that they intend to sell directly via their website. Also, T-Mobile may or may not be the carrier of choice for this device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:44 PM | Tags (11) | 2010 | android | event | google | january | mobile | nexus | one | phone | press | tmobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

A faster and more caffeinated Google search is coming your way in the near future.A faster and more caffeinated Google search is coming your way in the near future.

Chances are you probably won't notice anything overtly different since most of the rumored changes are under the hood (algorithms, indexes, what have you). According to TechCrunch, Google will start to weight news and social media sites higher than older indexed pages. Eh, you'll learn to live with it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 4:06 PM | Tags (7) | caffeine | fast | google | index | realtime | results | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

FTC decides to take a better look at Google's aqcuisition of AdMob.FTC decides to take a better look at Google's aqcuisition of AdMob.

The FTC's decision to take more time digging into the AdMob deal means Google probably won't be able to take over the company for several more months, Stifel Nicolaus analyst Rebecca Arbogast wrote in a Wednesday research note.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:49 AM | Tags (7) | ftc | investigation | admob | acquisition | regulators | monopoly | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Google reveals URL shortening service for some of their products.Google reveals URL shortening service for some of their products.

Google said that it may eventually roll out the service as a standalone site, but that for now it's being built into Google products. Such a feature would likely allow third party sites to build Goo.gl link shortening into their own products.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | cnet | google | products | rollout | service | shortening | url |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google phone might break the industry model. Who would've guessed?Google phone might break the industry model. Who would've guessed?

But Google's latest plans appear to be aimed at countering that 'closed loop' business model with a product that can run any application on any network -- a tactic that reminds experts of the battles between Microsoft and Apple over computer operating systems in the 1980s.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | phone | google | industry | model | carrier | mobile | washpost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

Google working on a new Android phone to sell directly to consumers.Google working on a new Android phone to sell directly to consumers.

Apparently Google has been prepping a phone of their own for use with their very own network for quite some time. I can't imagine other carriers being too thrilled about these rumors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:52 AM | Tags (6) | android | carriers | customers | direct | google | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Google decides to release their Chrome browser for Mac and Linux.Google decides to release their Chrome browser for Mac and Linux.

Google has also pulled the curtain back on an extensions library (which is still in beta) but currently they only work for Windows and Linux versions of Chrome. I'll still give this browser a whirl on the Mac for giggles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | google | chrome | mac | linux | extensions | beta | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on brand new real-time content search.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new real-time content search.

Try searching for your favorite TV show, sporting event or the latest development on a recent government bill. Whether it's an eyewitness tweet, a breaking news story or a fresh blog post, you can find it on Google right after it's published on the web.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:31 PM | Tags (5) | content | google | realtime | search | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

You can now send attachments offline courtesy of GMail.You can now send attachments offline courtesy of GMail.

If you have Offline Gmail enabled, you'll notice that all your mail now goes through the outbox, regardless of whether you're online or offline. This allows Gmail to capture all attachments, even if you suddenly get disconnected from network.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:00 AM | Tags (4) | attachments | gmail | google | offline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Google decides to acquire yet another advertising company.Google decides to acquire yet another advertising company.

Teracent claims to be able to tweak adverts according to computer analysis of early reaction to different elements of the banner. It also offers analytics software to crunch the numbers produced by the ads.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:32 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | advertising | adverts | analytics | banners | company | google | teracent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, it's quite possible to run the Google Chrome OS from a USB drive.Yes, it's quite possible to run the Google Chrome OS from a USB drive.

Itching to try out what Google's forray into the world of operating systems is all about? Now you can attempt to do so in a much safer fashion without (accidentally) wiping your machine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:27 AM | Tags (8) | google | chrome | install | windows | usb | drive | thumb | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

How to give the Google Chrome OS a whirl on your home computer of choice.How to give the Google Chrome OS a whirl on your home computer of choice.

TechCrunch has a handy step by step guide to installing your very own (torrented) copy of Google's upcoming operating system on your local machine. So grab yourself a copy of VirtualBox and start poking around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | chrome | chromium | google | operating | os | system | techcrunch | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.

The OS takes just seven seconds to boot up (at least this version does anyway). There is also some footage of the user interface as well. Still want more? There is some additional information along with a concept video over on Google's official blog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:42 PM | Tags (11) | boot | chrome | google | interface | opensource | operating | os | speed | system | techcrunch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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