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Feature: Would You Really Want All Your Data and Applications in “The Cloud”?

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Google released their very own web browser this week, “Chrome“. Initial reaction has been positive and Google’s stance on cloud computing has become more apparent. Everyone from the NY Times to Google’s own co-founder Sergey Brin have called Operating Systems bulky, and old-fashioned.

Cloud computing is being pushed like never before. Google with Chrome is [...]

Video: Google Founder Sergey Brin: “No Chrome for Macs is Embarrasing”

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Google released their much-hyped browser Chrome this week. In response to not having a Mac version of Chrome up-and-running, Google founder Sergey Brin talks for a moment about how embarrassing this is.

Valleywag posted a video of Boomtown’s Kara Swisher (who’s been known to read MacBlogz after our whole “All Things Paczkowski” ordeal), talking to [...]

Feature: [video] Google’s “Chrome” and Mozilla’s “Ubiquity” – Changing the Way We Web

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Mozilla and Google are trying to change the way we browse the web. Google with the release of a new web browser called “Chrome”, and Mozilla Labs with mind-blowing projects like “Ubiquity.” Google’s “Chrome” browser is being released today, and the far more impressive “Ubiquity” has been available only as a prototype.

Browsers like Apple’s Safari [...]

Google Unveils Android Market, aka Android App Store

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Google today unveiled what is being referred to as the “Android Market.” A software store that bares not-so-shocking resemblance to the iPhone App Store. The Android Market, of course, is only directed towards phones running the Android operating system.

Apple has been under harsh criticism for pulling various apps from the app store. Which some say [...]

Google’s Former Food Director “Poached” By Apple

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

It’s fairly difficult to pin down what Apple is cooking up next. Until Now. Apple has “poached” Google’s Food Director John Dickman, in what seems to be the latest battle of the Silicon Valley Cafeteria Wars.

Google’s cafeteria hasn’t exactly been in the limelight lately. Rumors of illegal workers being staffed have caused some initial worry [...]

[Feature] Apple’s Communication Lacking; Should Call Google for Some Mobile Me Help

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

We have been given public apologies from Apple, 3 blog posts from David G., and seen a leaked internal e-mail where Apple CEO Steve Jobs calls Mobile Me a disaster. When are we going to see the leaked email where Apple asks Google for some Mobile Me help?

Google (Nasdaq:GOOG) controls nearly 80% of the [...]

Steve Jobs Admits that Mobile Me is Still “Not up to Apple’s standards”

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Surely releasing the iPhone 3G, App Store, Mobile Me and iPhone Software 2.0 on the same day would result in at least a few mistakes. But nobody could have predicted the overall disaster that the Mobile Me launch ended up being. In an internal email to employees, Steve Jobs confessed that Mobile Me was launched [...]

Google in final stages of Digg acquisition

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Google’s on and off negotiations to acquire Digg are back in a big way.  TechCrunch is reporting that over the last six weeks, multiple sources from within Google have informed them that the acquisition will bring Digg under the Google News Property.

The acquisition is estimated to be in the $200 million range, well below [...]

Mobile Me & GMail. Will Google Save the Day?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Apple has been claiming that they can replicate the richness of desktop applications (on your computer) with cloud applications (on the internet) through the use of powerful high-technology web development languages such as AJAX. With the much anticipated launch of Mobile Me scheduled for tomorrow July 9th, between 6pm-12am, Apple is putting its money where [...]

Google Talk available for iPhone.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Google has announced the release of a new version of Google Talk available for the iPhone and iPod. To receive the service users will simply need to point their browsers at google.com/talk, sign in and voila.
According to Google, the new version of the app remains similar to its desktop counterpart. The major difference [...]

Symbian set free after Nokia buyout.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

“The leading smartphone operating system, Symbian, is to become open source, under guidance from a newly set up Symbian Foundation. Nokia is buying up other vendors’ Symbian shares for US$409 million (£204 million), and then – apparently – donating the company to the Foundation. The Symbian Foundation will start work in 2009, and will unify [...]

[breaking] Yahoo-Microsoft Deals have OFFICIALLY concluded. Google interested in Yahoo search.

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Breaking news moments ago on CNBC:
Jim Goldman is currently reporting that he has spoken with a source very close to Yahoo. All negotiations have officially ended. The way it has all unfolded is as follows:
In a recent press release Yahoo reports that on June 8th, Yahoo and Microsoft had a meeting in which Chairman Roy [...]

Google to unveil Gmail themes June 5th ?

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Google’s Gmail has been in beta development for years now. The user-base has to be in the “millions” which spans larger than any normally released beta piece of software. A beta usually means that a limited number of people or certain select number of users can use the program.
As it stands, WebMonkey is reporting that [...]

Microsoft wants to buy (part of) Yahoo?

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

In an official statement released yesterday, Microsoft Corp., said it is “exploring a deal with Yahoo that falls short of a full acquisition.” They continued to say that they [Microsoft] “retain the right” to reconsider its bid to acquire 100% of Yahoo.
On May 3rd, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave up on negotiations with Yahoo saying [...]

What moves Apple’s stock?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

What moves Apple’s stock price? This is a question that can be asked and answered by every hot-shot tech investor and Silicon Valley analyst for years to come. Everyone has their own theory on what influences Apple’s stock fluctuations. But, chances are most people are wrong.
A company like Apple’s stock price does not fluctuate up [...]

Google Offers up New Youtube App for Mac Users

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Google has recently released a new application to the “Google Mac Playground” called Vidnik, that allows users to easily capture video, trim the length, add titles and tags and upload it directly to Youtube.  Vidnik works directly with iSight but can also be used by external Firewire and USB video cameras.
Additionally, you have the flexibility [...]

Google Moves In.

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Unless you’ve been living at the bottom of the ocean for the last 4 years, you’ve heard of a little internet company called Google™. Well, how would you feel if this friendly little internet GIANT was moving into your town and developing massively complex buildings, data centers and cooling plants? Would you welcome The Goog [...]