It's not a big announcement, just more of how Google is reaching into every corner of your online activity. Yesterday morning saw the rollout of goo.gl, the link shortener from everybody's favorite search engine.
Of course, Google's more than just a search engine anymore. While that feature still makes up the company's bread and butter, they've expanded well beyond that with email, mobile apps, an Office-like suite of online document software, their book scanning project, the essential Google Maps, RSS reader, Calendar, browsers, operating systems, and on and on and on.
We finally get the Chrome beta for Mac. It only took a year and we wonder how many years the browser will be in beta. Our money is on two. Apple acquires Lala for an undisclosed amount of money. Is iTunes streaming is on the horizon? Plus, a developer gets banned from the App Store because of some review shenanigans.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions! Okay, they weren't that hard-hitting.
More than a year after they threw back the curtain on the Windows beta, Google has finally unleashed a beta version of their Chrome browser for the Mac. So, was it worth the wait? And more importantly, in its present state, is Chrome compelling enough to make you move from Safari, Firefox, Opera, et al? Let’s find out.
Since Google purchased YouTube, the wildly popular video sharing site has endured a number of growing pains as it works to reinvent itself into a more commercial-minded portal. One of those pains came to light this week as YouTube announced it’s cutting off API access to at least one maker of set-top boxes tied to televisions.
You may have heard around the Internet rumor mill that Google is
currently hosting a Chrome OS event where journalists and bloggers
alike were invited to preview the brand new operating system from
everyone's favorite search provider. Well, we're not there, but
Gizmodo is! We'll provide you with some key highlights from the event
as time progresses. Stay tuned! And check back at the end of the day
for all the relevant Apple/Google Chrome OS information.