Is GPhone Ready for Launch?

Expert’s blogs are in buzz now with the rumors about the search engine giant Google would soon launch the “GPhone” or “Google Phone”. It is a cheap cell phone made with Google’s operating system. High-tech product whiz Engadget state that a Google announcement will appear next week, adding up with a Google operating system would be bespoke for the new cell phone.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has by now shown its example to US companies AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, making it appear clear the Google Phone’s launch would certainly take place in the United States.

Social Networking Sites of Google

Who is a Social networking site of Google? The palpable answer might seem to be Facebook, given its fast growth, winning cooperation with tool developers, and ever-smarter ad targeting. But by some dealings, the real answer is even more obvious: Google itself.

This week, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG – news – people ) is catching attention to its often-ignored social networking site,, with a redecorate intended to make more attractive the site’s austere look. And attention is deserved: Despite its low profile in the U.S., Orkut now draws 38.2 billion page views a month universal, 7.8 billion more than Facebook, according to comScore Media Metrix.

Google runs ad for news search

Search engine giant Google would now run text-based advertising on the websites of The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun and The Australian, among others, after implementing an agreement to add News Digital Media to its content network. The multi-year deal that could make millions of dollars in pay-per-click revenue to be shared among the two parties, would as well see Google replace Yahoo as the search results provider on NDM websites.

Revenue from the paid search ads made by Google on the media websites run by NDM would as well be shared. The contract follows an announcement in May that Google would run advertisements on Fairfax Digital websites, comprising those of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald websites. However, that deal did not include search.

Google says sorry to its users for video shutdown

Google confessed that it made a gaffe in deciding how to recompense users of its soon to be invalid paid video download service. The company now further plans to offer refunds cash for all purchases and expand support for the video into 2008

Google’s actual policy called for a full repayment for all users who purchased videos before 18 July. Videos purchased previous to that date will be reimbursed as credit for google checkout, the search engine’s payment service. The company claimed that this was due to addresses and credit cards used before that time may no longer be valid.

Click-Fraud Site lauched by Google

Google Inc. has exposed a Web site “resource center” that concentrates on the thorny matter of click fraud, which many believe a possible threat to the company’s main source of revenue: pay-per-click advertising. In the pay-per-click advertisment, advertisers pay every time some body clicks on their ads that are linked to a Web page. Click fraud occurs when companies click on competitors’ ads to build up their ad spending.

Click fraud has led advertisers to sue Google, Yahoo Inc. and other people of pay per click ads. Google attained a landmark settlement of a click-fraud class action lawsuit previous year that many described as a huge success for the company. A loss could have probably cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars, but instead Google managed to settle the case for US$90 million.

Google acquires Postini

Google acquisition last month of Postini for about US$625 million was not actually a big surprise given, which the companies now have had a working relationship for the last few months for the former to offer the latter with security services.

The more visible reason for Google Postini is that Google desires to boost up its Apps offering so that it could race more successfully with Microsoft Office and travel users of the latter to the online/offline Google offering, principally in the enterprise space. Postini might surely assist Google to do that by providing healthy security, archiving and other capabilities, as well as by sending a huge number of potential customers for Google Apps.

Google exposes online storage

Search engine giant Google has started selling expanded online storage, aiming at users with huge picture, music or other video file collections. The annual prices set were $US20 ($24) for 6GB of online storage, $US75 for 25GB, $US250 for 100GB and $US500 for 250GB.

Google further stated that the paid storage could be used across many Google online products, including photo site Picasa and other email service such as Gmail. The online storage would soon as well work with Google Docs & Spreadsheets, the company’s word processing and spreadsheet tools.

Gmail users presently get about 3GB of free storage while Picasa users get 1GB. The extended online storage would kick in when a user runs out of free storage in a specific service. Yahoo and AOL by now provide unlimited free storage for their email services.

Google News now with Comments

The U.S. version of Google News has now started with the comment session, people are allowed to involved new stories and their comments, stated by media report last week. People or groups that are cited in news stories can submit comments to the Google News team that would further be displayed on Google News link unedited.

The process is not actually for all and sundry and actually it requires a lengthy confirmation course of sending off your comment and qualifications to a particular Google e-mail address, and afterward confirming your identity via domain name and an e-mail summarize from Google people, the reports added. Google would work with each author independently to verify their identity by contacting the group affiliated with the author, getting in touch with home officials or collaborating with journalists, according to the company

Google comes up with added feature “API”

Google has recently added one more feature of API to its ever-growing steady of developer tools. The “Google Documents List Data API” could as well be used to upload new documents or to grasp a list of accessible documents from your Google Documents List. The Documents List Data API builds on the GData structure, but provides some more hooks into the Google Docs and Spreadsheets tools. Other improvements consist of full-text search capabilities for grasping particular documents.

There’s as well an individual Spreadsheets API that provides some remarkably fine-grained options – right down to separate spreadsheet cells. Google offers some special code samples for the fresh API in both Java and Python. The visible lack of PHP – perhaps the most in style web-programming language – looks to point to that Google believes of this API as more of a desktop client tool, though at this point the API is too naive to build anything actually cool like a Microsoft Word or OpenOffice plug-in.

YouTube develops as U.S. election is nearing

There was not YouTube during 2004. after three years, politicions have learned to fear and venerate the video-sharing Web site, which has become a very important part of the campaign that is going to take place during 2008 U.S. presidential election.

From a fast dissemination of political blunders, reqularly with funny tunes, to a new form and wave of music videos featuring scantily clad women singing the praises of their own presidential favorites, has sparked a new and amazing interest in politics.

While much on YouTube is at the angle to a U.S. audience, the company–bought by Web search leader Google preceeding year for $1.65 billion–now has home web sites reflecting the fact, which more than half its viewers are outside the United States.