Spotted in SoMA

Spotted in SoMA

Jul 21, 2011
Google+

Google+

Jul 10, 2011

So far I’m enjoying Google+ as a new place online where the early adopter tech crowd is active. For me, it’s a bit like the early days of Twitter with more varied types of content since there’s no 140 character count constraint. Instead, there’s a mix of links, videos, personal updates, and overall, a high […]

Google Art Project

Google Art Project

Feb 1, 2011

Google announces Art Project, which puts more than 1,000 works of art online for detailed viewing. It’s Google street view for museums and art. You’ll find a selection of super high-resolution images of famous works of art as well as more than a thousand other images, by more than 400 artists—all in one place. And […]

Site Image Hover in Google Search Results

Site Image Hover in Google Search Results

Nov 25, 2010

Looks like Google is experimenting with image hovers of the source site on search results. The text of the result is highlighted for each site as well. UPDATE: this is part of Google Instant. I forgot about the image preview as part of that.

Google Hotpot: Local Recommendations From Your Friends

Nov 15, 2010

Launched tonight as an “early release”, Hotpot uses Google Places data and overlays reviews and ratings from you and your friends. It recommends places based on how you’ve rated similar things. Might it eventually be merged with Google’s other location, social, and other services to provide a robust Foursquare-like experience? It seems logical but for […]

Google Goggles for iPhone

Google Goggles for iPhone

Oct 7, 2010

Searching with Google on your mobile phone can be an eye-opening experience. Now your phone’s camera can even help to find out more about the world around you. Back in December we introduced Google Goggles on Android: it lets you search by taking pictures. Today, we’re excited to announce that Goggles is now a feature […]

Giant Map Pin at Google I/O
Google Wave First Look

Google Wave First Look

Sep 30, 2009

Gina Trapani at Lifehacker has a good write up on the current state of Google Wave.

Google Updates Search Box

Google Updates Search Box

Sep 11, 2009

Google‘s home page is well-known for its minimalist approach, and the search box itself has had minor adjustments over the past decade. Yesterday, they increased the size of the search box and the font sizes for text input and auto-suggestions. It’s an incremental but good change given increasingly high-resolution monitors, as well as longer search […]

Google developing a micropayment platform

Sep 10, 2009

Google is developing a micropayment platform that will be “available to both Google and non-Google properties within the next year,” according to a document the company submitted to the Newspaper Association of America. The system, an extension of Google Checkout, would be a new and unexpected option for the news industry as it considers how […]

Google I/O

Google I/O

May 29, 2009
ZEVS Google

ZEVS Google

Feb 11, 2009

French street artist ZEVS puts his signature drip on Google at gzzglz.

I'm Goosh-ing

I’m Goosh-ing

Jun 4, 2008

I came across Goosh.org yesterday through someone’s tweet and I’m in love. Goosh, a “UNIX-like command-line interface for Google,” combines the search functionality of Google with the simplicity of command line. It brings me back to the days of using Pine for email. Goosh is written by Stefan Grothkopp and dubs itself “the unofficial Google […]

Google I/O

Google I/O

May 29, 2008

Marissa Mayer spoke at the Google I/O conference (video at YouTube). Lots of great sessions about APIs, the social web, and the Flight of the Conchords played at the party, complete with a chocolate fountain and great appetizers. Well done, Google.

Women 2.0 Entrepreneurship

Feb 12, 2007

I was glad to see two interesting initiatives this week related to women and girls in technology. The first was Entrepreneurial Night by Girls’ Middle School in Mountain View and held at Google. Ten groups of seventh grade girls made their pitches to a room full of venture capitalists. In his post at BusinessWeek, Rob […]

Google Wants to Provide Free Wi-Fi for San Francisco

Oct 1, 2005

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom made it a goal to provide a free or inexpensive citywide network last year and bids were submitted by competing firms this Friday, mostly by ISP companies.  The big news is Google’s bid to install a free Wi-Fi network. As part of its 100-page bid, Google said it could install […]

Megabyte

Oct 12, 2003
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