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  1. Google says new search formula reduces the ranking of low quality sites

    Industry News
    In a Google Blog posting this week, the search giant has announced a major change to its search algorithms in the United States which the company says will affect about one out of every nine queries. Google says the change, which has been in the works for several months, is designed to reduce...
  2. Google Chrome gains share for 25th consecutive month

    Industry News
    The Google Chrome web browser continues to gain market share at the expense of Internet Explorer and Firefox according to recent figures published by NetMarketshare. Total worldwide usage in November 2010 for Chrome was 9.26%, up 0.76% from October and more than double the 3.93% recorded in the...
  3. Google releases Chrome 7 Browser

    On the Web
    Google has released version seven of its popular Chrome Web browser. The release comes just over six weeks from the release of version six. In a blog posting yesterday, Jeff Chang, Google's Product Manager for Chrome said the primary focus for the latest stable release was bug fixes.
  4. Google releases Chrome 7 Browser

    Industry News
    Google has released version seven of its popular Chrome Web browser. The release comes just over six weeks from the release of version six. The rapid release of version seven is part of Google's stated plan to release a new stable version of Google Chrome approximately every six weeks. In a...
  5. Android Smartphones continue to gain market share

    Industry News
    According to a recent report from Comscore, 55.7 million people in the United States owned a smartphone in the three months prior to the end of August. From an operating system perspective, the big gainer during the three months ending August 31st was Google whose Android operating system is...
  6. Mobilicity says it will offer Google Nexus One soon

    Industry News
    Upstart wireless provider Mobilicity has announced it will soon be carrying Google's flagship smartphone, the Nexus One. The company did not provide an exact date for the launch. Powered by Android V2.2, the device was first released in January of this year. Initially Google only sold the Nexus...
  7. Gmail gets a Priority Inbox

    Industry News
    To help Gmail users deal with a plethora of email flooding their inboxes, Google has announced that beginning next week, it will introduce Priority Inbox, an experimental new way of taking on information overload in Gmail. In addition to sending Junk mail to the Spam filter, Gmail will now...
  8. Google updates free Picasa photo management software

    Industry News
    Google this week released the latest version of Picasa, its photo management and editing software. New features include the ability ot batch upload multiple from Picasa to Picasa web albums, improved editing features thanks to Picnik integration, metadata enhancements, bug fixes and a cool new...
  9. Google Wave shutting down

    Industry News
    In a blog posting on the official Google Blog, the company has announced that it is shutting down Google Wave, a real time web communications and collaboration application which the company released last year. Despite many unique features and positive feedback from developers, the number of...
  10. Google stops selling Nexus One

    Industry News
    In a blog posting last Friday, Google announced it will stop selling the Nexus One smartphone and will be closing the Nexus One web store. The Android smartphone will continue to be sold by partners including Vodafone in Europe, KT in Korea, and possibly others based on local market conditions...
  11. YouTube celebrates fifth anniversary

    Industry News
    Five years ago this month, YouTube launched the beta version of its site to the world, six months before the official launch in November 2005. The site grew rapidly, and in July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, and that the site was...
  12. Google Search Results get new look

    On the Web
    On its official blog today, Google has announced that it has begun to roll-out several new features to its search results which the company says will assist searchers in refining their results. If you look at the comparison on the link, you'll quickly see the difference. At first you don't...
  13. Google Search gets a new look

    Industry News
    On its official blog today, Google has announced that it has begun to roll-out several new features to its search results which the company says will assist searchers in refining their results. The first is the addition of a contextually relevant left-hand navigation to the page. The new side...
  14. Google launching ebook store this summer

    Industry News
    Google will launch an ebook store called Google Editions in late June or July. The announcement, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, was made by Chris Palma, Google's manager for strategic-partner development at a Book Industry group in New York. The service, which will compete...
  15. Chrome chalks up seventeen months of gains

    Industry News
    The Google Chrome web browser gained market share for the seventeenth month in a row according to recent figures published by NetMarketshare. Total worldwide usage in March 2010 for Chrome was 6.13%, up 0.5% of global from February and more than triple the 1.6% recorded in the same month of...
  16. Google Mobile App for iPad now available

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    From Google Blog
  17. Google Nexus One for Telus and Bell Mobility customers too

    Industry News
    Last week, we told you that Rogers Wireless and Wind Mobile customers could now order the Google Nexus One phone for use in Canada. This week Google has updated its site to confirm that the device can also be used on the Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility 3G networks in Canada. Here's what the...
  18. Nexus One also for Telus (and Bell Mobility) Users

    Telus Mobility, Public Mobile, and Koodo Wireless
    Last week there was some discussion on whether the Nexus One could be used on the Telus and Bell Mobility network so Updated on the Nexus One website this week
  19. Google moving search out of China

    Industry News
    On its official blog, Google announced today that that it will stop censoring search services on google.cn, its Chinese search site. Chinese users now visiting Google.cn are now being redirected to Google.com.hk, where the company will serve up uncensored search results in simplified Chinese...
  20. Google releases Buzz app for Android devices

    Industry News
    Google has released "Google Buzz for mobile", an app for Android phones that lets Buzz users post text and photos with a single tap. In addition, the apps lets users tag their post with the location or place from which it was posted. The app is initially available in English for Android...
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