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September 27, 2012
10:50 // 1 year ago
September 26, 2012
Ocean Exploration: Google has released a new collection of panoramic underwater images, powered by Street View, created with high quality photos provided by The Catlin Seaview Survey. Only a few locations have been added at this time, though Google says they’ll continue to update the Ocean collection with new underwater panoramas on a regular basis. So, what do you think? (Photo via Google Maps) source

Ocean Exploration: Google has released a new collection of panoramic underwater images, powered by Street View, created with high quality photos provided by The Catlin Seaview Survey. Only a few locations have been added at this time, though Google says they’ll continue to update the Ocean collection with new underwater panoramas on a regular basis. So, what do you think? (Photo via Google Maps) source

13:51 // 1 year ago
September 24, 2012

Google News just turned 10 over the weekend. Some quick stats:

  • 50,000 the number of sources available in Google News these days
  • 72 the number of unique editions of Google News worldwide — in 30 languages
  • 1B the number of unique users who read Google News’ content weekly source
9:19 // 1 year ago
September 19, 2012

Google’s shares now worth $25 more than Apple’s

  • $727.50 Per share when the market closed on Wednesday (September 19) which tops Apple’s $702.10. A portion of the credit is being given to the Nexus 7, which sold out quickly, though demand has tapered some since the initial buyers rush. Things are clearly looking up for the company though, at least according to Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora. “The good news is, we’re seeing phenomenal growth in mobile queries across the board,” said Arora during a recent earnings call, adding, “Mobile is, right now, where search was in 1999.” source
17:23 // 1 year ago
September 17, 2012

Google rejects White House appeal to remove “Innocence of Muslims”

  • last week The White House sent a request to YouTube, asking that the “Innocence of Muslims” film be taken offline for violating the website’s Terms of Service. Parent company Google ultimately rejected the request.
  • this week Following a White House request to reconsider, Google has confirmed that the video will remain online. The company confirmed that “Innocence” was no longer viewable in several countries (including Egypt and Libya), but stressed that the restrictions were due to local law and not political pressure. source
19:48 // 1 year ago
Congratulations to the team at Nik Software on their recent acquisition by Google. We’re curious to see how this will affect development of Snapseed, as well as the rest of Nik’s software catalog, and whether or not this might bring an end to some of iOS’ most popular photography apps. source

Congratulations to the team at Nik Software on their recent acquisition by Google. We’re curious to see how this will affect development of Snapseed, as well as the rest of Nik’s software catalog, and whether or not this might bring an end to some of iOS’ most popular photography apps. source

15:21 // 1 year ago
September 16, 2012

thedailyfeed:

These photos might look staged, but they’re actual images captured by the Google Street View cameras.

There’s an album cover in here somewhere. The one with the masks could be a Mars Volta cover.

(via thedailyfeed)

20:05 // 1 year ago
September 11, 2012
YouTube releases its official not-Apple iOS app: Unfortunately, they promoted it with screenshots of a Train video. Cool app, though — though we’re gonna warn you, this app comes with monetization efforts, so be warned. As Apple is dropping support for the YouTube app on their end, you’ll want to download this. More info here.

YouTube releases its official not-Apple iOS app: Unfortunately, they promoted it with screenshots of a Train video. Cool app, though — though we’re gonna warn you, this app comes with monetization efforts, so be warned. As Apple is dropping support for the YouTube app on their end, you’ll want to download this. More info here.

7:43 // 1 year ago
September 10, 2012

More on Google Fiber and service coverage

colincurtis says: This doesn’t tell the full story. KCK turned our whole map green. We lead a grassroots effort to sign up neighborhoods by canvassing and the city allocated funds for people who couldn’t afford the $10 fee so that no area was left behind.

» SFB says: Thanks for speaking up. It’s worth pointing out that while Kansas City, Missouri struggled to fill out its map, Kansas City, Kansas did much better. In related news, here are some more details on Google’s renewed efforts to sign up people in communities that didn’t turn out the first time around. — Ernie @ SFB

10:18 // 1 year ago
This is just one more example of people that are lower income, sometimes not higher educated people, being left behind. It makes me very sad.
Kansas City, Mo. resident Margaret May • Expressing frustration with her neighborhood’s slow push to sign up for Google Fiber. May leads the neighborhood council in the Ivanhoe neighborhood, which is 46 percent black. Google said they could only sign up neighborhoods that had enough people pay a $10 preregistration fee for broadband access, and by Sunday’s deadline, only 32 percent of those that had signed up were black, while 54 percent were white, with predominantly-black neighborhoods lagging behind. The company plans to offer a second opportunity to sign up for those that missed the chance.
8:45 // 1 year ago