Google Play Movies in India
Google Play Movies has finally been introduced in India after a rather very long wait.
Google Ply movies has been launched in India after the introduction of Google Play
books that was introduced merely last week. But Google Play Movies in India is very pricey. It charges Rs 120 for renting, Rs 500 for buying.
Google boss Eric Schmidt was in India just the other day
Google just the other day introduced its highest selling Nexus 7, the
small seven inch tablet in the country. To be true people in the country
are very happy with it given its reasonable pricing of the product.Google Nexus 7 comes for just Rs 15999.
Google unveils 'talking shoe'
Google has now unveiled a pair of talking shoes. The experiment was designed to
highlight its new advertising platform called - Art, Copy and Code.
Google took a few pairs of Adidas sneakers and crammed in a small
computer, an accelerometer, a pressure sensor, a gyroscope, speaker and
Bluetooth. The shoe can tell what you are or aren't doing and can then relay that
information to your phone via Bluetooth or to you via the speaker in the top tongue of the shoe.
Aman Govil, lead of the advertising arts team, told ABC News that the
'Talking shoe' is an experiment in how one can use connected objects to
tell stories on the Web. If one puts what the shoe knows through an algorithmic logic engine, it
can translate it into copy, Govil explained. Now if that copy is given to an interesting copy writer, one could give
the shoe personality. One shoe could be the trash-talking shoe, he added.
Google celebrates Jagjit Singh's birthday with a doodle
Google on February 8, 2013 paid tribute to Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh on his 72nd
birthday through a doodle. The Google search page shows a picture of
Jagjit Singh sitting with his harmonium.Singh, who passed away in 2011, continues to be popular with his fans
even after his death. According to Google Search Trends, he topped the
list of most searched ghazal singers online.
14th birthday of Google
The brainy Google has turned 14 years old today
(September 27, 2012). To mark the 14th birthday of Google, the company has baked a chocolate cake doodle with "Google" inscribed on it.
To mark the 14th birthday of Google, the company has baked a chocolate cake doodle with Google inscribed on it.
In 2005 Google changed the date to September 27 to make it coincide with
the announcement of the record number of pages that the search engine
was indexing. It's has been 14 years since 1998 when two Stanford university students,
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, got together to form a company that would change the face of the Internet, for ever.
Google boss Eric Schmidt
The Google 12th birthday logo, the birthday cake was drawn by American artist Wayne Thiebaud
Google rolls out free SMS service for Gmail users in India
Now you can send free text messages to your friends via Gmail! Search
engine Google on Wednesday, the 11th October 2012 started rolling out free SMS service for its
Gmail users in India. The service is reportedly also being rolled out
for paid e-mail Google Apps customers in India. Google India hasn't officially announced the new initiative yet, however several Gmail users
have reported about receiving a notification about the new service. The message service enables users to send free text messages to mobile
phones from their chat windows on Gmail
To send text, users need to add mobile numbers of their contacts in the e-mail
address book. The service begins with 50 SMSes credit for every user, with one SMS costing
one credit. If you get reply from a mobile phone to your Gmail, 5 credits are added to your account. Maximum credit for SMS is 50. Google has teamed up with
various India cellular operators to roll out the service. The partnership hints that the operators would also receive a share from
Google's SMS service. Currently, eight telecom operators support the service; they are - Aircel, Idea, Loop Mobile, MTS, Reliance, Tata
DoCoMo, Tata Indicom and some circles of Vodafone. Airtel and state-run MTNL and BSNL are missing from the list.
"You can always send an SMS to your own phone, and then reply to that
message multiple times. Every time you send a reply message, your SMS
credit is increased by five. Effectively, you're buying more messages by
paying your phone company for these outgoing messages," Google explains on its chat help portal.
Google Drive is the name for Google's new cloud-based storage
service. It includes 5GB of free space while paid plans start as low
as US$ 2.49 (Rs 130) per month for an additional 25GB. If you are
already a paid subscriber of a Google storage plan for Gmail or
Picasa, you automatically get 25GB on Google Drive instead of 5GB.
Like most cloud services, Drive offers Windows and Max OS X apps as
well as mobile apps for Android devices (iOS support is expected
soon). Drive will play a vital role in Google's Chrome OS operating system in the near future.
Google Drive Use
Like any other cloud storage service, you can use Google Drive to store
and sync files across various devices. Not only can you store files safely, you can even open/view various supported files (HD videos,
Photoshop image files, Illustrator design files and so on) within Drive's user interface in any modern browser.
Google has also incorporated optical character recognition in Drive - you can upload images/documents and use Drive to recognise objects or
extract text. And since it works across Google services, you can upload files directly from one to other.
Google Drive services
Google Drive is not just a simple cloud storage service. Google leveraged their existing Google Docs
platform for Google Drive - making it an always-accessible , document
editing and cloud service. Drive also tracks changes done to documents and keep revision copies of
up to 30 days - you can choose to restore any version of the edited document if required. Google Drive is the only service that offers
extensive file format support for viewing within its interface. And finally, Drive will soon integrate with all other Google products.
Google unveils Google's Glasses
Google Inc informed on
April 4, 2012 to going into the eyewear business with a pair of thin wraparound shades that puts the
company's Web services in your face. The experimental "augmented reality" glasses - from the same team that
is developing self-driven cars - can snap photos, initiate videochats
and display directions at the sound of a user's voice. The prototype digital glasses, unveiled on the company's
Google+ social network on Wednesday, are still being tweaked and tested, and are not available in stores yet.
"We're sharing this information now because we want to start a
conversation and learn from your valuable input," Google wrote in a post
on a Google+ page devoted to Project Glass. The spectacles are being developed by Google, the secretive group
working on advanced research projects such as self-driving cars.
The Google+ page featured a 2-1/2 minute video, shot from the
perspective of someone wearing the glasses. The wearer goes about his day walking through New York City while speaking commands to the glasses
to do things such as take a photo and post it to Google+, get block-by-block directions and weather conditions and get a pop-up alert
when a friend is nearby.
The Google posting is intended to show "what this technology could look
like," the company said. Mock-up images of the glasses on the Google+ page depict a stamp-sized digital display that seems attached to a pair
of glasses and sits at the top corner of one of the lenses. The post asks people to submit their suggestions for what they would
like to see in the glasses. Google, the world's No. 1 search engine, is famous for letting its
employees work on ambitious projects that don't always have a direct relation to its business.
The glasses could provide a way for Google to more closely entwine its
advertising-supported online services, including Web searches, maps and
email, into people's daily lives. The glasses also could help Google match some of the buzz that rival
Apple Inc has generated with its latest iPhone and the built-in Siri
digital assistant, which takes spoken commands to do such tasks as schedule calendar appointments and get weather forecasts.
Google's Birthday 2010
Google Inc celebrated its 12th birthday on 27th September 2010. The Doodle for Google's
12th birthday is a painting of a cake by Los Angeles artist Wayne Thiebaud. The birthday doodle also has a candle
that represents the letter 'L'. The artist Thiebaud's painting was used with the permission of Visual
Artists and Galleries Association (VAGA) New York.
Google was incorporated on September 4, 1998, though the 'official' date
may be September 7. Google.com was registered on September 15. In recent years, September 27 has become the established birthday
Google’s major milestones
On Google’s 12th birthday, a look at Google’s major milestones over the years.:
* 1997 - The domain Google.com was registered on Sept 15, 1997
*1998 -- Google named Top Search Engine*
*1999 -- Google changes its logo
*2000 -- Google supports 10 languages : Apart from English it added support for 10 additional languages: French,
German, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian and Danish.
*2001 -- Google Image Search, Eric Schmidt on board
*2002 -- AOL Partnership, Google Labs for public
*2003 -- Blogger.com, AdSense launched
Gmail, Orkut launched
*2005 -- Google Maps, Earth, Talk, Google Reader and more applications were launched
*2006 -- Google buys YouTube, releases Picasa Web Albums, Docs
*2007 -- Gmail for everyone, AdSense for Mobile made available.
*2008 -- DoubleClick acquired, Google Sites launched
*2009 -- New Google Favicon, Latitude service launched
*2010 -- Instant Search, Caffeine Web-indexing were released
Google announced Google Buzz, a service for sharing short messages, images, videos, and links to articles on the
Web, on February 9, 2010. Buzz mimics the look and many features of popular social media sites Facebook
and Twitter.Google is adept at showing ads based on what a person does online, it may do a better job than other social networking sites at
making money from advertising. Buzz work with popular Google services such as Gmail , it may quickly gain large numbers of adherents
and can do much to usurp the roles of Facebook and Twitter on the social Web.
plans to take Google Buzz beyond the walls of Gmail. Users can share a status update on the service through Google's mobile Web site,
accessible via the browser on most mobile phones. And, through an application
available for certain mobile phones, users can affix their Buzz messages to a
geographical location using Google Maps. Eventually, the company says, it will also make available an enterprise version of Google Buzz for businesses.
Ultimately, Google Buzz can succeed without taking share from social network rivals, More information on