Chrome, our second third favorite browser (hello, Safari!), just keeps getting better with each update. The newest beta adds some significant features we've all been waiting for, including Autofill, a slightly updated user interface, an enhanced Omnibox, options condensed into a single menu, and, best of all, synchronization.
You may know Ngmoco from such popular games as We Rule, Rolando, and Topple. Well, venture capitalists at Google Ventures have made an investment in the company. The deal is reported to be in the three to 5 million dollar range, putting the value of the company at nearly $100 million.
It looks like when they're not occupied with trying to tear the iPhone from the exclusivity of AT&T's Kung fu death grip, Google and Verizon have been cooking up some homestyle love for the public at large in the area of internet neutraility. In a statement made this morning on Google's Public Policy Blog, the two companies announced that their Wonder Twin powers had been activated for the sake of preserving the neutraility of the internet.
Last October, you may recall that the two companies held hands and released a joint statement of principles on the issue, declaring that the pair believed that it was "essential that the internet remains an unrestricted and open platform--where people can access any content (so long as it's legal), as well as the services and applications of their choice." Back then, both companies cross-posted five basic concepts they felt were imperative in being able to protect the openess of the internet, the broadstrokes of which are as follows after the cut.
Perhaps the most annoying thing about web-based email is the inability to check two different email accounts at the same time. Fortunately, Google has offered a solution and now enables users to sign in with multiple Gmail accounts.
All you have to do is visit the Google accounts page and add on a new account. Then, in the Gmail browser, the arrow next to the account you're currently in will enable you to switch back and forth between email addresses. Try it out for yourself!
There may appear to be no love lost between Apple and Google these days, but the search giant’s CEO still appears to appreciate the dough they’re seeing from search on the iPhone -- at the same time as he brags about selling upwards of 200,000 new Android handsets each day.
For the first time in the history of the iPhone, the sales of our glossy friend have been overturned by Google's OS powered devices. Granted, there are many more Android-powered devices than there are iOS devices on the market, but the new Nielsen Company report makes us wonder about how these devices stack up in terms of sales.
It's raining, it's pouring, and you can hear an old man nearby snoring his brains out. You may be wondering to yourself if the rain is ever going to stop. Fortunately, a handy new Google Earth layer allows you to see where the rain clouds are passing through. The company announced that Google Earth 5.2 now includes a clouds layer, where you can also zoom in to a particular location and figure out if it's raining, or snowing--in July. Christmas in July!
After relying on Google and Skyhook to provide location services for the iPhone, it appears that Apple took control of their own destiny by creating their own service with the launch of iOS 3.2 on the iPad -- and nobody noticed until now.
Earlier this year, the hot news in technology was all about who or what was going to acquire Palm. At the end of the fiasco, HP was the one who walked away victorious with Palm's secret blueprints, acquiring the company for $1.2 billion in late April.
However, word on the street is that the competition for Palm was probably greater than we thought. Apple, Google and BlackBerry makers Research in Motion were also vying for the company's mobile technology.
We know, we know: You’re all sick of the endless speculation about when Verizon Wireless will get the iPhone. But a new report sheds light on the situation from the angle that, iPhone or not, Verizon may be doing just fine, thank you very much.