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January 6, 2010

Gmail on Nexus One

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Not only does the just-announced Nexus One have a beautiful display, snappy processor, and five megapixel camera complete with flash and geotagging, but you can also buy it online with or without a service plan. Plus, it runs Android 2.1, which adds a couple of new features to the native Gmail application:

* Quick contact badge: Press the contact status icon within Gmail, and a handy box shows all of the ways you can reply to a contact — including email, chat, SMS, and Facebook.
* Voice input: Swipe the keyboard, then just speak to select contacts or write an email, complete with punctuation. Period!

Nexus One also features the Gmail updates of Android 2.0, including:

* Multiple Gmail accounts: Sync multiple accounts to the same device and switch between them without leaving the app.
* Undo: A handy ‘undo’ link makes it easier to retrieve messages when you hit archive or delete by mistake. (Note: you can’t yet undo send as you can with the desktop version of Gmail).

For more information on Nexus One visit google.com/phone. To learn more about Gmail on this and other Android devices, check out the Gmail page on mobile.google.com/android, or watch this video:

from Gmail Blog by The Gmail Team



November 24, 2009

Google Acquires Teracent To Apply Machine Smarts To Display Ads

Filed under: Google,Technology — techobuzz @ 12:31 pm
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Teracent says:
We are excited to announce that Teracent has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google. The infrastructure, opportunities and technical depth that Google will provide for Teracent customers means a future of product innovation for Teracent’s dynamic ad optimization platform. The transaction is subject to various closing conditions and is expected to close this quarter. Integration details will follow after close, and, in the meantime, please expect the same great Teracent performance and service as always. We are excited to finish this year on a high note for all our customers and partners and ring in an even more exciting 2010! Read More

November 16, 2009

Chromium on Linux Gets Bookmark Sync

Filed under: Google,Technology — techobuzz @ 2:59 pm
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If you’re running on the cutting edge of Chrome with a Chromium daily build on Linux, you can now try out the Google-based bookmark syncingthat Windows users have had for a bit now. You’ll have to add –enable-sync to your launching command, but it should work fairly intuitively after that. Your bookmarks are synced to a folder in Google Docs, which you can access and edit if you’ve got an active account.

July 30, 2009

NewsGator Discontinues Online RSS Reader, Points To Google Reader

Filed under: Google,Technology — techobuzz @ 8:12 pm
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NewsGator one of the first online RSS readers I used back in the day, is being tossed in the deadpool by parent company in a move that signals its newfound focus on desktop applications and social computing tools for businesses.

Users of the online feed reader are kindly requested to migrate their subscriptions over to Google Reader before August 31, and NewsGator will provide step-by-step instructions and in-product reminders to make sure all goes smoothly.

Speaking of NewsGator’s desktop RSS readers, which includes FeedDemon for Windows and NetNewsWire for Macs, they have both been updated to a new version. Users of the software programs are asked to download the updated versions in the next 30 days, and in another testament to the company’s friendly relationship with Mountain View it is mostly touting the new synchronization feature with Google Reader as a selling point.

NewsGator’s focus on its range of paid applications makes sense. Yesterday, the company released an announcement about the momentum for its enterprise social networking product Social Sites, which recently hit the milestone of 1 million paying users.

NewsGator has raised $39 million to date , mostly from Mobius Venture Capital and Masthead Venture Partners.

July 14, 2009

YouTube Will Be Next To Kiss IE6 Support Goodbye

Filed under: Technology,Youtube - Google — techobuzz @ 3:01 pm
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Copied from TechCrunch – http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/14/youtube-will-be-next-to-kiss-ie6-support-goodbye/

Judging by this screenshot taken by an IE6 user who was watching some videos on YouTube, it appears the Google company will be phasing out support for the browser shortly. I don’t have Internet Explorer 6 installed on my computer, so I can’t verify this first hand, but illogical it seems not and a simple Twitter search shows multiple people confirming the news. Heck, some are even downright ecstatic over the news.

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