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Google Offers "experimental" Quick Search Box Tool for Macs

Google has released a search box tool for Macs. The company revealed that it is interested in beta testers willing to participate in taking Google Quick Search Box from an "experimental" state to a fully formed powerful search tool.

Android Notebooks on Their Way

Daniel Hartmann and Matthaus Krzykowski needed 4 hours of work to compile Android for a notebook. They got the notebook fully up and running on it, with almost all of the necessary hardware including graphics, sound and a wireless card for internet.

Google Reveals Chrome Extensions Plan

Google has published its plan to build into Chrome what is arguably its most requested feature: the ability to accept extensions that can customize how the open-source Web browser operates.

SearchWiki: Your Own Search

Google launched SearchWiki, a way to customize search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results. With just a single click you can move the results you like to the top or add a new site. You can also write notes attached to a particular site and remove results that you don't feel belong.

Lively No More

In July Google launched Lively in Google Labs because they wanted users to be able to interact with their friends and express themselves online in new ways. Google has always been supportive of this kind of experimentation because they believe it's the best way to create groundbraking products that make a difference to people's lives. But they've also always accepted that when you take these kinds ot risks not every bet is going to pay off.

New Google "Voice Search"

The new Google Mobile application for iPhone is finally unveiled. Тhe search application knows when you bring the phone to your face to speak into it. It beeps, you talk, and it executes a Google search on what you said.

Google Switches to OpenID 1.0

Google has announced their intention to join the growing list of OpenID authentication providers. Except it turns out they're using their own version of OpenID that is incompatible with everyone else. It seems that Google will be using their own "improved" version of OpenID based upon research and user feedback of the OpenID system; which isn't backwards compatible with OpenID 1.0/2.0 in hopes of improving end-user experience at the cost of protocol compatibility and complexity.

Google Earth Brings Virtual Tourism to iPhone

Google Earth lets people virtually fly around a 3D view of the world made from satellite and aerial imagery mapped onto the planet's mountains and valleys. The iPhone version reproduces this core experience, downloading imagery from Google's servers as the perspective shifts and dotting the map with landmarks, photos, and other information.

Google in Curious Alliance with Click-fraud Detection firm

Google is cooperating publicly with Click Forensics, a click-fraud detection company with which it has had a rocky relationship.

Click Forensics said that Google has agreed to accept the electronically generated click-quality reports generated by the Click Forensics FACTr service. That means the process of documenting click-fraud instances and submitting reports to Google will be significantly automated and simplified for advertisers that use the FACTr service.

Get in the Game with AdSense for Games

Do you develop or publish web-based games? If so, you're contributing to a growing trend - according to comScore, over 25% of Internet users play online games every week, which is over 200 million users worldwide. As a beta user of AdSense for Games, you can display video ads, image ads, or text ads within your online games to earn revenue.


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