Tag Archives: Google Buzz
This was sent to me in my Gmail account:
Google rarely contacts Gmail users via email, but we are making an exception to let you know that we’ve reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding Google Buzz (http://buzz.google.com), a service we launched within Gmail in February of this year.
Shortly after its launch, we heard from a number of people who were concerned about privacy. In addition, we were sued by a group of Buzz users and recently reached a settlement in this case.
It’s official: Google has purchased social currency company Jambool.
The ability to block plugin functionality on a per page basis has been added to Chrome Dev according to CNET.
The Dev Channel of Chrome browser has been updated for all platforms; fixes include UI changes and adding AutoFill info.
It seems as though the past few years have changed Google’s stance on net neutrality.
Wordstream has a graphical timeline of Google’s past failures, it appears that they believe that Buzz is doomed.
Chrome OS tablets will lead to disruption in the IT market, causing Microsoft to shift its focus to enterprise, according to ASPE.
Google is increasing its spending on data center infrastructure; the amount doubled in Q2 over Q1 at $476 million.
All public activities are now available for developers in the Google Buzz API, this new feature has been named firehose.
eWeek’s Clint Boulton makes the case why Google should keep the government at bay when it comes to its search algorithm.
Chrome is getting smarter: it now can tell you if others are experiencing problems with a website.
Yesterday, we reported in the Daily that Google is planning a press event tomorrow, led by VP of Search Products Marissa Meyer. This is what was published on Fortune’s Google 27/4 blog.
Please join us on Tuesday, July 20th for a brief press event at Google’s office in San Francisco. Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products and User Experience, will be speaking, and we’ll be introducing a few new things we think you’ll be interested to see. We’ll kick off with a continental breakfast followed by the presentation and product demos.
While there could be a good amount of speculative nature in this post, here are some bubbling developments that have been rumored lately and could have something to do with what is being unveiled tomorrow.
During Google I/O, the company showed off a new Android feature that allows users to stream music that is stored on their computer to their phone. Many said that this was a quiet attempt to show off Google’s coming music service. Google’s China site already has music, and according to one commenter on this blog located in China, this service has been available for a few months, likely lending to lax copyright laws in a country where no one has ever really paid for music anyways.
Most regard Google’s first social attempt, Buzz, as a flop namely because of privacy violations that occurred at the outset. But Google has corrected course to some degree, and whatever you may say about it, Buzz still exists. The rumor milling around is that a further expansion to Buzz is coming soon, possibly with profiles just like Facebook. But how much like Facebook does Google want to be? Remember, Eric Schmidt has said that Facebook users in turn still search quite a bit with Google, and the fact that Schmidt recently met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggests Google would probably try something that goes in a different direction.
Let’s not discount here who will be presenting tomorrow. Marissa Meyer is the VP that is responsible for the search user interface that we use today, and she has been a part of the company since the early days. Is it possible that we will see a key new element in search? Google is desperately missing a travel option on their home page, so it is quite possible that something related to Google’s purchasing of travel search company ITA Software. Although the deal is under review, that doesn’t mean Google hasn’t already been working on something. That’s good, since right now search rival Bing is seemingly held together by its innovative travel functionality, and not on its core search.
Whatever the case may be, we’ll be interested in the resulting news. As soon as we have information on any developments, they will be posted right here.
The new face of newspaper publishing? MicroApps from The Guardian and Google AppEngine debut.
Security in depth: Chrome now offers a new HTML5 “sandbox” attribute in iframes.
Think you already know about Google Maps? This blog post points out a wealth of little known features and tricks.
Google Buzz for mobile is now available for more devices thanks to a new XHTML version of the Buzz website.
Who gets what? Revenue sharing formulas for Google and its AdSense partners explained.
Looking to better manage its stockpile of cash, Google is getting Wall Street involved in its newly opened trading operations.
Desktop notifications are now available in Chrome extensions, allowing developers to update users of pending information.
GigOm’s Om Malik thinks that the success of Android means Chrome OS’s future may be in question.
You can now “reshare” in Google Buzz, which sounds and acts similar to retweeting in Twitter to pass along information.
Total sales last quarter for Android phones have topped Apple’s iPhone sales for the first time, according to Business Insider.
Conan O’Brien’s performance at Google HQ has been posted on YouTube.
Aaron West has an article showing you how to debug Flash in Chrome now that it has been integrated into the browser.
With the speculation persisting that Google may buy ITA Software, here are six things that Google could do in the travel space.
Google’s response, plus analysis by our friends at ReadWriteWeb about the recent privacy issues the company has faced, especially with Buzz.