TechCrunch - Google has taken GMail one step further to make GMail your one stop for all of your email accounts.
They have added a mail fetcher to consolidate all of your mail accounts into one GMail account.
TechCrunch has more on the new feature.
First off, Wired Digital has purchased the four-person, personalized social networking aggregating company Reddit.
According to the article, the terms were not disclosed and it will operate under Wired Digital. The story behind Reddit is really interesting as well.
Google combined their newest acquisition of Writely and their original "office flagship" spreadsheet product to create Google Docs.
It seems with the acquisition of YouTube, this newsworthy item slipped under my radar, but another site caught it.
Google Docs now provides a convenient location for all of your documents (Writely) and Spreadsheets in one central location.
Since I've been sick the last day/day and a half, I'm getting caught up on my news. This one floored me.
Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion (Dr. Evil pinky face) and judging by the press release of the news, YouTube complements what Google is all about and makes the video universally accessible and useful.
I wonder if Google Video and YouTube will play nice together. :-)
...we might as well talk about Google some more. :-)
First spotted: SearchEngineWatch.com
For those who have an Amazon, eBay, or Yahoo! store front, you can use the new Google Base Store Connector. This will allow your store products to be uploaded to Google Base, so you're connecting your inventory to another audience.
Google just announced that you can take any one of their hundreds of Google Gadgets and add them to your personalized Google HomePage, Google Desktop, or even your own web site.
Click on the "add to webpage" button and Google will take you step by step through adding it to your site.
Last night, I was reading my feeds in Google Reader and around 7:00-ish, Bam! New screen. I looked up at the URL to see if I was on the right site. Yep, Google Reader.
After taking it all in, I realized that Google upgraded their online RSS Reader to look more explorer-like where you have your categories on the left and the feed list on the right. Looks sharp!
The Google Notebook site has been updated with features that are definitely a welcome addition to the ole journal.
I have been using the Google Notebook to write article posts for the site. Everything is put into notebook "categories" and provides a way for me to jot down some ideas for future posts.
Some of the features added include improved Drag and Drop capabilities, sharing notebooks, and integration with your Google Homepage.
I just read on TechCrunch that Google is forming a partnership with Intuit to integrate Google services into QuickBooks 2007.
This means if you are a small business owner, you will benefit from the various services Google has to offer directly from QuickBooks 2007, which will be sold later this year. Great news for small businesses:
The meat of it seems to be that they are building Google services directly into Intuit’s QuickBooks, so small business users will be able to list themselves on Google Maps, create and manage advertising campaign with Adwords and post listings on Google Base.
Not only that, Google will be extending their reach even further past the QuickBooks user base.
MakeZine has a report on how someone created "Atlas Gloves" that allow you to virtually move a projection of Google Earth. You can zoom in and out and rotate the world.
Definitely watch the video. I didn't understand what the idea was at first, but after watching the video presentation, its definitely an interesting application.
This is soooo cool.