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Apple Among Top Searches On Google's Zeitgeist List
2011-12-16 05:16:41

Google released its annual Zeitgeist feature for 2011, with Apple-related news making three of the top 10 spots. Google´s Zeitgeist 2011 includes the year's 10 fastest-rising global searches on the Internet. Apple's rumored iPhone 5 placed at number six on the list, despite the company's iPhone 4S actually being release.  Some speculated that an iPhone 5 would be a larger screen version of the iPhone. Google said searches for the rumored phone rose 1,658 percent between...

New Google Maps Offers Building Directories
2011-11-30 13:00:02

Google's new updated maps app for its Android operating system enables users to view the insides of a building, such as an airport or a department store. The company said that with the release of Google Maps 6.0 for Android, users will be able to have detailed floor plans automatically appear when they are viewing the map and zoom in on a building where the data is available. "When you´re inside an airport, shopping mall or retail store, a common way to figure out where you are is...

Google Earth Reveals Mysterious Structures In China Desert
2011-11-15 11:02:35

Satellites have picked up strange, unidentified structures in the middle of the vast, barren Gobi Desert, leaving many to question what China might be building in the region it mainly uses for its military, space and nuclear programs. Some are tangled, bright white intersecting lines of reflective rectangles, covering up to a mile-long area of the desert, and can be seen even from space. The images, available via Google Earth, also include enormous concentric circles radiating on the...

Google Aims To Help Veterans Find Jobs
2011-11-14 10:29:13

Google Inc. is launching a new series of tools to help America´s unemployed veterans find jobs easier, according to a Google+ blog posting by the company´s Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond. “There are almost 22 million military veterans in the United States today and millions more around the world,” said Drummond, announcing the new Google for Veterans and Families website and also a Veteran´s Channel on YouTube. The service, launched on Veteran´s Day,...

Google Charging Some Users For Its Map Service
2011-11-02 12:10:09

Google announced on October 26 that it will start charging users in the future for heavy usage of its Google Maps service. The company said it will start charging users early in 2012 when over 25,000 map "hits" are made a day on the service. Websites like travel firms use Google Maps to link customers to view destinations, and Google plans to cash in on these companies' usage. The company said that the new service charge will only affect 0.35 percent of its users. "We understand...

2011-10-29 07:28:52

Google has launched a "pilot project" that will allow users of its Street View service to take a peek inside shops and other businesses from the comfort of their own homes, various media outlets reported on Friday. The Menlo Park, California-based company told BBC News that participation in the new service was voluntary, and that only select locations, including London, Paris, and cities in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S., were eligible to take part in the test marketing....

Google Earth Reaches One Billion Downloads
2011-10-06 04:58:54

Google has reach a major milestone with its Google Earth software, achievin a billion downloads since its debut in 2005. This number includes downloads of the mobile apps, web browser plug-in, and desktop client. Google believes, however, that Google Earth is highly underutilized. According to Peter Birch, product manager for Google Earth, most users think of it as a novelty to “fly” to their house, the Huffington Post reports. Birch said, “They don´t have much of a...

Image 1 - Helicopter View Feature for Google Maps Unveiled
2011-10-03 05:26:38

Over this past weekend, Google Maps rolled out a new, 3D bird's-eye view which allows users of the navigation service to explore as if they were traveling in a virtual helicopter, various media outlets reported on Sunday. According to Simon Tomlinson of the Daily Mail, "The new feature gives you a moving aerial perspective of your route when you enter start and end destinations in Google Maps“¦ The journey is automatically followed, although you can pause it anywhere in the 3D...

Business Closings On Google Places Not Always Correct
2011-09-07 04:53:16

  Google Places, the online leviathan´s version of the yellow pages, allows users to find businesses locally using devices such as smartphones. A Google Places listing contains the business' address, a description of the business provided by the owner, and links to photos, reviews and Google Maps. Another feature is the ability to report problems with the business, and one of the options is to report the business with choices such as “this place is permanently...

Word of the Day
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin