January 17, 2022

Roundup: 19 New or Enhanced Features from Google and YouTube

Google I/O, a conference where many Google products and services have been introduced (Android, Google Wave, Google TV are three of them), begins today and we’re already hearing about some of the services that will be announced.

So we thought it would it might be useful to compile a ist of some of the most recent announcements and news items coming from the Googleplex. A day doesn’t go by (sometimes its only a few hours) that Google doesn’t introduce, enhance, makeover, or make some type of change to that the online researcher might want to know about.

So, without further adieu, here’s a roundup of some announcements from the past few weeks.

Formal Announcement Coming at Google I/O:

1. Formal Announcement Forthcoming at Google I/O “Google to Start a Cloud-Based Music Player” (via WSJ)
Service will launch without licensing agreements similar to Amazon.com’s new cloud service to store and play music and store other material. However, unlike Amazon, Google will not be selling music to store in your cloud.

2. “Google Goggles Gets Upgrade On Android Devices (via Search Engine Land/SEL)”
Last week we posted about about a few cameraphone search apps specifically for iOS devices. Two of them recently launched and are both very cool.

3. “Get more into movies on YouTube” (via YouTube Blog)
More movies to rent using YouTube.

4. “Google Images Adds Subject Sorting Option” (via SEL)

5. “Google Tests a New Search Interface” (via Google Operating System)

6. New Visualization Tool: The Google Search Globe (via Official Google Blog

7. “Google Business Photos for Maps: Virtually visit inside businesses” (via Consumer Reports)

8. “Google’s New Snippets for News Sites” (via Google Operating System)

9. “Knowledge” Replaces “Search” For Google” (via SEL)
See Also: “Google Dissolves Search Group Internally, Now Called “Knowledge” (via TechCrunch)

10. “Google Calls Location Data ‘Valuable'” (via WSJ)

11. “Introducing the new Google Docs app for Android” (via Official Google Mobile Blog)

12. “Google introduces Background Send to Gmail” (via The Next Web)

13. “Now You Can Upload Entire Folders To Google Docs” (via Business Insider)

14. “Google Instant’s Autocomplete Now Also Works On Word-By-Word Basis” (via SEL)

15. “Automatic Personalization and Recommended Sections in Google News” (via Google News Blog)

16. “Accidentally Delete A Message? Now You Can Undo In Gmail For iPhone”

17. “Google Highlights Recent Image Search Results” (via Google Operating System)

18. “YouTube Expands Search Filters & Related Terms” (via SEL)

19. “Electric vehicle charging stations now on Google Maps” (via Forbes)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.