(in a racehorse announcers voice) Annnddd here comes Google in the stretch catching up to Apple...
Wow, I just keep getting hit with Google news this morning.
I was looking through the Google Chrome OS Labs site and found a possible product from Google called the Google Tablet.
This morning, I received an email that the Google Apps team will be phasing out IE6.
All I can say is...it's about time! IE6 has always been a sore topic with me.
Anyways, here's the email:
Schedule some time out of your busy day to watch the live conference where Google will be introducing the Google Nexus Android phone.
The phone will definitely compete with the iPhone. I definitely am interested in doing a side-by-side comparison of the two phones.
Wow, what a week for Google!
Of course, the G1 was released this week. I was waiting for the dust to settle down to find out if this was an iPhone killer or not. From what I've seen on CrunchGear with their roundup, it's pretty close, but not quite an iPhone. There are some features missing that may sway a consumer one way or another.
I'm still wrestling with paying $179 for the phone with a $25/$35 a month bill.
If your business has a web site (which it most definitely should), one of your goals should be to optimize your site for search engines. Of course, there are so many optimization techniques available, but today I will only focus on one: Google Local.
Google Local is a service that takes you through an online wizard to add your business to the Google Local directory of businesses. One long-time client asked for assistance on how to become visible in the search engines if someone types in "Yoga in Powell, OH." I referred her to Google Local.
Here's how it works. Go to Google Local and click on the "Learn More" link beside the "Add or Edit your Business:" label. This will take you to the intro page.
After building a substantial amount of RSS feeds, you start to get bogged down with news and sometimes the avalance is a little too much or your older feeds go stale.
Well, time to "Spring clean" your feeds.
If Google Reader is your RSS Reader, Click 'Home' in the top left corner and click on the 'trends' link in the middle. Off to the right, you'll notice Subscription Trends.
There it is!
The last acquisition didn't satisfy the one prediction I made in December, but this one certainly did.
Web Site publishers will be able to receive more advertisers on their web site. According to the article on CNET, Microsoft, Yahoo! and AOL were in talks with the Wall Street to purchase DoubleClick.
Every day, I look through my RSS feeds, check my email, and start jotting down my ideas for future posts and thoughts into the Google Notebook.
This morning, Google Notebook put on a new face. I opened my set number of tabs and was frantically looking for the "Google Notebook" title. Ahh...Found it. Google now sets the title to your current notebook you were previously working on. Nice.
Two things were bothering me that they fixed:
Back in December, I predicted Google would make a major purchase this year and according to CNet, Google is looking into acquiring AdScape for $23 million.
I admit it's a purchase, but my gut instinct tells me that this wasn't the big purchase that I predicted.
Google will purchase someone else by the end of the year and it will be big.
The Google Reader just keeps getting better and better.
Google has provided another great enhancement to their RSS Feed Reader: Reader Trends.
If you use the Google Reader and can't find it, click the Home link and look under the What's New heading, then click the Trends link.