Google calls for international privacy standards

Google called for new international standards on the collection and use of consumer data. According to Google fragmentary international privacy laws burden companies and don't protect consumers.

Google Phone All But Confirmed by New Plates of Details

Judging upon the Boston Globe article and Om Malik's five facts "from a reliable source", it seems like the Google Phone is very likely to be more then just a rumour.

Sources say the Google Phone will be Linux-based and will run Java apps.

Google Wiki Prepares To Launch

Google is rumoured to be preparing a re-launch Jotspot, a wiki collaboration company which Google acquired one year ago to enrich Google`s office strategy.


New Google Apps For Linux Coming
According to the Desktop Architect Meeting 4 (DAM-4) presentation delivered lately to Google Linux Client Team, Google will be introducing new Linux desktop software. And this will possibly happen in a matter of weeks.
Google Earth Flight Simulator
A Flight Simulator was found hidden inside Google Earth. This secret feature allows you to take full advantage of Google’s extensive satellite imagery.
Google released Web Toolkit 1.4

Google Web Toolkit 1.4 or GWT 1.4 is an open source Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications easy for developers.

The latest version comes with many enhancements among which is a revamped Mail example that shows a three-paned email client written in GWT.

Google Analytics AIR suite beta: sign up to get a download

Google is about to ship a public beta of the Google Analytics Reporting suite. The Google Analytics AIR suite is and Adobe AIR application that brings Google Analytics to the desktop.

Users can sign up for a personal download URL. The beta will start as soon as there are enough signups.

Celestial view by Google Earth
Google launched an add-on to Google Earth which allows computer users to tour space and watch stars and constellations. The new tool is called Google Sky.
Report: Google shows phone prototype to manufacturers

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.

On antitrust, is Google the next Microsoft?

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.

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