According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has developed a prototype cellphone that might be launched within a year. The company plans to offer free subscriptions to consumers by bundling advertisements with its search engine, e-mail, and Web browser software applications.
Google is under fire in Washington by an unlikely combination of onetime antitrust defendants like Microsoft and AT&T and liberal consumer groups that have been their traditional antagonists because of the takeover deal with DoubleClick.
David Evans, a consultant with the firm LECG hired by Microsoft, calculates
that Google currently has a 27 percent share of the market for
"publisher tools." But if combined with DoubleClick, Evans says, the
company would command 78 percent of the publisher tools market.
Google announced their acqiusition of GrandCentral Communications, a company that provides services for managing your voice communications. Users can expect an innovative service that lets them integrate all of their existing phone numbers and voice mailboxes into one account, which can be accessed from the web.
Google Maps met the down really boosted in functionality. Google added drag and zoom with double-click feature to their maps.
Google just released a new desktop for Linux. Google Desktop makes searching your own email, files, music, photos, and more as easy as searching the web with Google. You can search trough files on the web as well as your desktop.
Google Translate has been upgraded to improve the translation of loose verbs. Right now the service can only translate English to French, German, Italian, Korean and Spanish and vice versa.
Google added a new feature to Gmail that allows users to view Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations in their web browser.
Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables you to:
|Store and serve application resources locally|
|Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database|