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Google's Caffeine seems an apt name for its' new search index technology. Processing several hundreds of thousands of pages in parallel every second would give most anyone the jitters.
Google has entered the online storage space by opening up Docs (http://docs.google.com) as a place to upload and store your files.
No longer do you need to convert native formats to Google Docs format, you can simply upload the file and store them. Rumor has it that Google may ulitimately provide some click-to-publish options to social media outlets, blogs, etc. but it isn't clear if or when that functionallity might become available.
Google Docs users can purchase additional storage for 25 cents per gigabyte/year.
Silicon Alley Insider's Dan Frommer makes a good point in a recent article that Microsoft should be working on iPhone apps as a hedge bet if nothing else to a) have a more substantial brand presence on fastest growing mobile software platform and b) grow its mobile ad platform...not to mention the fact that they still rule the Office space and mini apps would support the millions who use them.
Frommer outlines possible Microsoft iPhone apps which include:
* Office micro apps, so the millions of people who still read and create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint docs can do this from their iPhone. This should sync to Microsoft's new online Office. (And what about the Apple tablet? Won't that need Word, too?)
* Zune music subscription player.
* Bing. Why not? Google has a search app.
* Games, like an iPhone version of Halo and throwback favorites like Minesweeper and SkiFree.
I for one would love to see a Bing, Halo or mini Word iPhone app.
Tell us which ones you'd like to see in comments.
According to a Google blog post last week, the company will soon enable public search access to 'public' Google Docs. Good idea, right?
Back in 2003, email communications took up about 50% of the time users spent online each month. Content consumption is now moving close to that 50% mark as email slides downward.
So, which platform is the most popular for sharing content? We gave you a bit of a head start with our title but here's another tip -- it's not email.
According to AddtoAny, which makes a popular "Share This" widget, Facebook takes the cake with nearly a quarter of all content sharing (24%) with Yahoo-dom coming in second with 14% (includes Yahoo, delicious, Yahoo Bookmarks, Yahoo Buzz, Yahoo Messenger).
Private Twitter-like services - also known as microblogging - are now available for the enterprise in a new offering from Socialtext.
Last week's Google Chrome OS announcement solicited a lot of virtual ink and had many in the blogosphere wondering aloud if Microsoft (or any other OS like Apple) should begin evacuating their headquarters for higher ground.
Hey, we're the first to admit we're always a little intrigued by news from the Googleplex. Still, these predictions notwithstanding, it seems there is value in looking at a few questions to determine what the Chrome OS announcement could mean.
"...When Faith Borden, 16, of Metuchen, N.J., applied for a job in March to be a counselor at a summer day camp, she looked around and saw "all these 30- and 40-year-olds," she said. "Usually it's just teenagers..."
There is little doubt that Nokia -- the once clear leader of the wireless world -- has felt the sting of Apple's iPhone. To counter Cupertino's advances, the Finnish firm launched Ovi, its' answer to the Apple App Store.
A new platform for video on-demand sports instruction site Sportskool
WebDriven developed a new site management platform for video-on-demand (VOD) sports instruction channel Sportskool. Sportskool.com offers video instruction on everything from snowboarding to football.
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