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Google is behind this awesome montage of “web history”.
Google held its annual I/O conference today. Here are the highlights.
- Google Play Game Services - Google’s answer to iOS Game Center and Xbox Live for Android gamers. It features achievements, leaderboards, and more.
- Google Play Music All Access - Google’s answer to Spotify is finally here.
- Google Maps Update - The desktop version of Google Maps is set for a serious overhaul this summer, with smoother graphics and a focus on discovery.
- Google+ Overhaul – Google has completely redesigned Google+.
- Voice Search On the Desktop – Google is rolling out voice search for the desktop.
There was no mention of Android 4.3, much to the dismay (and confusion) of attendees but this was otherwise the most impressive I/O in recent years – especially Google+.
This parody ad by Microsoft really demonstrates why they’re behind Google.
Believe it or not, this month marks nine years since Google launched GMail. There’s a really interesting infographic on the official GMail blog that traces the evolution of the service.
I can’t believe it’s been almost a decade. I still remember the day I finally got my invite.
Reuters is reporting that Google plans to launch a Snapdragon-powered Nexus 7 tablet in July. Asustek is manufacturing eight million of the devices. They’ll be specced and priced to compete with the Kindle Fire HD and the iPad Mini in the “budget tablet” market.
I’m looking forward to seeing the hardware specs on this thing – especially the display.
Google just added animated GIF files to its image search. All you have to do to use it is click on “Search tools” and then click on “Animated” under the “Any type” dropdown box.
Of all the services Google has rolled out over the past few years, I think this is the best.
Google plans to ”retire” its Google Reader service on July 1. That’s right: it’s closing.
Needless to say, a lot of people (myself included) are really pissed and totally confused. This is beyond explanation or justification. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
YouTube co-founder Chris Hurley is planning to launch a new video site designed to make it easier to “collaborate”, whatever that means. Details are scarce at this point but given that Hurley has something like a billion dollars, there’s a good chance he can swing this.
I wonder how long it would be before Google offered to buy this out, too?
Android Police is reporting that the latest build of the YouTube app for Android has code that points to the addition of “Pay-to-View” channels at some point in the future.
This isn’t a surprise. It’s the next logical step. Google fronted content creators $100 million a few years back to boost the production of original material for the site. It’s definitely time that they monetize the site beyond annoying banner ads and awful interstitial commercials.
It’s a laptop with a mammoth, oddly shaped screen. It’s also a multi-touch tablet. And it has a tiny hard drive. And it’s fucking expensive. In other words, it’s just weird from top to bottom.