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  1. Google Nexus one now available in Canada

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    Google today announced that beginning today; Canadians can order the Nexus One phone for use on the Rogers Wireless or Wind Mobile network in Canada. For Canadians, two versions of the unlocked device are currently being offered. Both versions support four GSM radio frequencies...
  2. Google buys Picnik photo-editing website

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    On its official blog, Google announced yesterday that it had acquired Seattle based Picnik, an online photo-editing service. The twenty person Picnik team will join Google's Seattle office and will work with Google's Picasa group.
  3. Google buys Picnik photo-editing website

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    On its official blog, Google announced yesterday that it had acquired Seattle based Picnik , an online photo-editing site. Picnik was one of the first web sites to allow users to edit their photos online through a web browser rather than having to edit the photos in a PC based application...
  4. Chrome web browser steals share from IE and Firefox

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    The Google Chrome web browser gained 0.6% of global market share in January from the previous month according to figures published today by NetMarketshare. Total worldwide usage for Chrome was 5.2% in January, more than triple the 1.5% recorded in January 2009. Internet Explorer remained the...
  5. Latest release of Google Chrome features bookmark sync

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    This week on the official Google Blog, the company announced a new stable release of it's Chrome web browser for Windows, which includes two of the browser's most frequently, requested features: extensions and bookmark sync. Extensions are little programs, created by developers, which add...
  6. Google lets you store more at Google Docs

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    On the official Google Docs Blog this week, the company announced it would be rolling out the ability to upload all types of files to Google docs thereby giving users a free one gigabyte of online storage for all of their critical files. Previously Google doc users could only store files in one...
  7. Android Market in Canada

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Has anyone found out the REAL reason why Canadians are unable to access the full Android Market from Canadian devices? I'm tired of finding a great app in a trial version and then not being able to pay for the full upgrade because I can't access that part of the market. I've even contacted...
  8. Google adds nine more Canadian Cities to Street View

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    Google Street View, a feature of Google Maps and Google Earth that shows high-resolution street-level images, has added nine new Canadian cities to its roster. The new cities from east to west include: St. John's, Sherbrooke, London, Sudbury, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Nanaimo and Victoria...
  9. 2009 Year-End Google Zeitgeist: Canada

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    Each year, Google examines the billions of queries that people around the world have typed into Google search to discover the zeitgeist—the spirit of the times. After filtering out spam and repeat queries, the fastest rising query throughout the world - when compared to how often it was used...
  10. YouTube adding 1080p video

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    On its corporate blog today, Billy Biggs, Software Engineer for YouTube announced that support for 1080p HD videos is on its way. Starting next week, YouTube's HD mode will add support for viewing videos in 720p or 1080p, depending on the resolution of the original source. Previously the...
  11. Top U.S. Search Providers for October

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    The Nielsen Company this week reported October data for the top search providers in the U.S. to no one's surprise, Google leads the pack with over 6.7 billions searches. Nielsen estimates that a total of 10.2 billion searches were conducted during the month with Google accounting for about two...
  12. Google Flu trends suggests flu activity has peaked in Canada

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    A recent reading of Google Flu trends for Canada suggests that flu activity is in decline after a huge spike in October. Using data current through November 9th, Google Flu trends shows that flu activity is still intense in every province except Quebec, but is off its peak. The following...
  13. Google offers free holiday Wifi in 47 U.S. Airports

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    In an effort to spread some seasonal good cheer Google announced today that it will be offering weary travelers free WiFi at 47 U.S. airports from now until January 15, 2010. The company also said that it will match any donation donations made via the WiFi network, up to a maximum of $250,000...
  14. Dashboard answers the question "What does Google Store in my account?"

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    Google today took the wraps off of an informative new privacy tool called Dashboard, that lets Google account holders see all the Google services they use and view a summary of the data stored by each of them. In addition, Dashboard lets account holders view and manage their account information...
  15. Google GPS app for Android 2.0 released

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    Over the pass several months, GPS applications from TomTom and Navigon which turn the iPhone into a personal navigation device have been all the rage. After today Android users will no longer have to look on in envy because Google today announced Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 which...
  16. YouTube serves up over a billion videos a day

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    In a early morning posting today on the official YouTube blog, Chad Hurley, CEO and co-founder of Google informed his readers that YouTube is now serving "well over a billion views a day on YouTube." The announcement came on the third anniversary of YouTube's decision to sell itself to Google...
  17. Google Flu Trends expands to Canada

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    This winter if you start to get chills, high fever, headache, loss of appetite; severe muscle aches and pain, extreme fatigue and weakness then there is a good chance you've come down with the influenza, more commonly known as the "flu." In its research, search giant Google has found that...
  18. Google Street View live in Canada

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    Google Street View, a feature of Google Maps and Google Earth that shows high-resolution street-level images, has gone live in 11 Canadian cities: Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Ottawa Kitchener and Waterloo. The service which provides panoramic...
  19. Google rolls out new Latitude Service

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    From CNN Now you can track friends and family on google maps. This free, opt-in service is going to make tracking my teens via their iPhones a whole lot easier!
  20. Garmin to a launch Android Handset in 2009

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    In addition to GPS PNDs, Garmin will launch Nuvifone, its first GPS-enabled handset, in the Taiwan market in the second quarter of 2009, An noted. Garmin also plans to launch self-developed Android handsets in the second half of 2009, with production to be outsourced.
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