For the time being, Google Fiber is a strictly Kansas City affair. The company has said it would like to expand, but it probably wont do anything until Google Fiber is fully available to both Kansas Cities. That being said, the company is expanding its Google Fiber operations and that can only be a good thing.
It’s no surprise after all the turmoil in the hardware industry, Google finds it better to stay out of the courtroom fighting patents and spend more time in R&D developing their own devices and improving on it’s OS, Chrome. And what better device to build it on? The Chromebook Pixel.
If you ever ran ads on mobile devices through Adwords, you will have a rude awaking according to advertising insiders. Less than 24 hours ago Google announced they will change the way they charge for Adwords on Mobile devices.
Last month we visited Kansas City’s Fiberhood, it’s been coined with many names, Googleville, Startup Village, Kansas City Startup Village and my favorite, Silicone Prairie.
Brandon and I were traveling back from Austin TX, after covering the Color Run with SportsPhotos.com. The conversation on the long road trip back to Springfield, MO. quickly surrounded the question “Why are we in Springfield?”
It’s no wonder that companies like Microsoft (Bing), Yahoo and Facebook see Google as a the real threat. Google has done a remarkable job with “Build it and they will come” business model. I have been following Larry Page and Sergey Brin for years. In the early years I kept asking myself, how are they going to make any money if they keep giving all their products away for free. The answer?
Watch for the next Gmail update this week. There’s a new compose and reply experience in it, Gmail makes it easier to reference other emails without having to close a draft.
Similar to a pop up chat screen, an email draft would rest on top of the main inbox without overtaking the entire screen.
“How many times have you been writing an email and had to reference something in another message?” Google said. “Saving a draft, opening the old email, and then reopening your draft wastes valuable minutes. The new compose pops up in a window, just like chats (only larger).”
Download Photos from Picasa
I was trying to free up space on my Android phone and found Picasa to be a great solution to my problem. What a fantastic tool it is, especially for Android users. I uploaded all my photos to Picasa, now I can view them from any of my devices and it makes a great back up as well. But I did run into a little problem I’m sure all Picasa users have shared, and that is: “How do you download photos from Picasa?”
Google unveiled the new Google ChromeBook on Oct 18th 2012 in San Francisco. With it’s extremely slick almost Mac Book Air look and feel, everyone was very impressed including Myriam Joire of Engadget.com
My first impression, It must be really cheap, I was wrong, dead wrong. Okay sure, it’s light. But it feels sturdy, extremely sturdy. As if Samsung strategically placed the components to keep a perfect weight balance. The first thing you will notice is the Samsung display, it’s bright, crisp and extremely thin. Exactly what you would expect from a Samsung product. They could have easily placed a 1 in font of the 249.00. The keyboard is solid, the keys are solid, unlike most Net books on the market that are equally priced. The target market appears to be people like me who hate carrying around a laptop that’s heavy and has a short battery life. I currently carry a Galaxy Tab, I love it. But I never found a great keyboard/case I really liked. This is a great laptop replacement if you do everything in the cloud. Especially when you factor in Google Now and 100GB of Drive storage
I’m from the old school and I like using Gmail shortcut keys. Call me crazy, old, whatever. Do you remember WordPerfect? How about the keyboard template you would place across the top of your keyboard that told you all the functions of the keystrokes? So even today I still like to use short cuts instead of mousing around.
Gmail Keyboard shortcuts help you save time by allowing you to never take your hands off the keyboard to use the mouse. You’ll need a Standard 101/102-Key or Natural PS/2 Keyboard to use the shortcuts.