Tag Archive | "Google"

The Making of the Google Chrome Speed Tests

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Just how fast is Google Chrome? In Sunspider benchmark tests it scored.. blah, blah, blah. Whatever. Benchmarking test scores used to measure browser performance don’t mean anything to anyone except for the most hardcore browser geeks, so Google came up with another way to show the speed of the latest beta version of Chrome; racing it [...]

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YouTube’s New Layout: It’s All Wrong?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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If you’ve been watching YouTube videos over the last few days, you’ll have noticed they’ve radically changed the interface to what seems a seriously backwards step in both usability and experience. Shiva Rajaraman (a Google Product Manager) commented: “We really felt like we needed to step back and remove the clutter…” Remove the clutter they [...]

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Google’s Empire Visualisation – Is It Evil?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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This video is getting some hype since airing on Australia’s ABC1 last week. So I thought I’d post and clear up a few issues with the numbers and facts they are using! Firstly, it seems some of the numbers, like the 450,000 servers are years old (that was quoted back in 2006!) and the 1 [...]

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Ninja’s Unboxing the Google Nexus One

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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Google has taken unboxing (the process of documenting a products removal from its packaging) to the next level with the latest promotion for its “superphone” the Nexus One: “NINJA’S UNBOXING”. It’s pretty self explanatory/awesome. Check it out!

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Google’s Happy New Year Easter Egg!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

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If you’d like to experience a little new year treat from Google, just keep the search box blank and hit the “I’m feeling lucky” button to get a personal fireworks display from Google! So it again gives me the chance to wish everyone a Happy New Year, see you Monday with 2010 digital buzz posts!

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Google Goggles: Search The World You See

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Just over a year ago Google released an app for iPhone that did away with needing a keyboard for searching by using speech recognition. Now Google has come out with an amazing implementation of image recognition and augmented reality technology for their own Android platform that uses the camera, compass and GPS on compatible smartphones [...]

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Google Chrome OS: What is all the hype?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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So there is a tonne of hype around Google’s new Chrome Operating System. If you’ve been reading any of the tech blogs you’ll notice there are lots of lovers but just as many haters, which is a little different to the usual response to Google products! In the mix of all this, Google released this [...]

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Google Maps Streetview GPS Navigation Demo

Sunday, November 8, 2009

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If you’ve been considering the new Droid phone, then this is going to be your new inbuilt GPS app! Google Maps streetview GPS is in beta and should ship with the new Droid phone on the opensource Android 2.0 platform. The video above is a demonstration from the Google product team running the navigation project [...]

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Video: The Google Story

Thursday, November 5, 2009

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It almost doesn’t seem fair that this is such a short video. But either way, it’s a great way to admire what Google has done over the last 11 years. They started out from Stanford (who’s Business & Entrepreneur iTunes lectures I listen to often!) as a project that has since created a global domination of information [...]

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Google Wave’s Funky Maintenance Page

Monday, November 2, 2009

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So how often do you see a page like this on Google? Graphically designed, almost creative, quirky copy writing, animated even? Almost never, let alone as a “maintenance” page for Google Wave… Ok so it makes complete sense for Wave, but rarely do you see anything like this from Google! So enjoy the moment, or perhaps what might be [...]

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Google: The Web In 5 Years From Now

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Following on from the post below, I thought this is a little more palatable… It’s a 6 minute TubeChop of the interview where Gartner ask Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, what he thinks the web will be like in 5 years time! It’s not a super techy interview, so everyone should be get a little [...]

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Google: Experiments In Digital Creativity

Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Here is some amazing digital creative inspiration presented by Google at Adweek in New York City 2009. It’s a Google doc that has 80+ pages of the best digital campaigns over the last 12 months with a focus on cool creative and slick technical executions to envy! Click here to launch the Google Docs Presentation.

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Google Launches New Display Ad Market Place

Friday, September 18, 2009

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The “online banner” has been dying for a while, with every research paper showing effectiveness declines no matter what way you looked at it. But we all love digital creative campaigns, so imagine if you could harness the targeting and relevancy power of adsense and adwords combined for your banner campaigns across the worlds largest media networks… [...]

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Introducing Bing: The Better Way To Google!

Monday, June 29, 2009

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Techcrunch posted a quirky little article on how a lot of the people there actually really like Bing, how its results are often actually better than Google’s, but that doesn’t mean it will just catch on with the general public and start a search revolution over night… And it’s simple really! The word “search” is [...]

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YouTube: Choose Your Own Ad!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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YouTube is currently predicted to lose about $500m this financial year (bandwidth!) and is desperately seeking the right ad model to turn a profit of any degree. So after various attempts, YouTube is now trialing a new model called “Choose Your Ad” where a “very small” number of “random videos” give users a prompt at the [...]

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Google Goats: A Low Carbon Option!

Monday, May 4, 2009

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I didn’t know if I should have been laughing when I read a great article on TechCrunch about Google Goats replacing lawnmowers at their Mountain View Campus in California, but I did – for a while! So the story goes that Google has made moves to help lower its carbon by swapping the lawnmowers for Goats courtesy [...]

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Google Chrome Experiments

Friday, March 27, 2009

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Google has launched a website dedicated to Google Chrome Experiments - and, it’s not even in their usual style! However, the site is amazing, with videos of some very fancy technology that is activated with javascript and the Google Chrome Web Browser. Check it out here. If you’re a Google Addict, you can develop and [...]

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Google Voice To Finally Launch!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

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Google Voice, what the hell is that you say? In one of Google’s rather low-key acquisitions, they purchased a phone start-up called GrandCentral (founded in 2006) for about $50 million in cash mid 2007, GrandCentral offered a seriously valuable product; “one phone number for all your phones, for life“. Can you imagine how many contacts [...]

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