March 20, 2018

"Google Shuttering Buzz In Favor Of Google+; Farewell To Labs"

From a Search Engine Land Article by Pamela Parker: Buzz was a great learning experience, says Google, but in a few weeks it will be shut down and all such efforts will be focused on Google Plus. The move will likely come as no surprise to Google-watchers, who noted that Buzz integration with Google+ was […]

OpenClass: "Pearson and Google Partner to Offer a Free Learning Management System"

From a Wired Campus Report by Josh Fischman: Today Pearson, the publishing and learning technology group, has joined the software giant Google to launch OpenClass, a free LMS that combines standard course-management tools with advanced social networking and community-building, and an open architecture that allows instructors to import whatever material they want, from e-books to […]

Charts: "What Was Popular on the Internet in September 2011"

The team at Website Monitoring has posted their monthly compilation of six web “popularity” charts for the month of September. Charts are also available for Top 25 Sites (via Alexa) and Web browsers market share in September 2011 (via Statcounter). Direct to Complete Blog Post (All Six Charts On One Page) Via Website Monitoring Blog

New Online: Digital (Hi-Res) Dead Sea Scrolls From Israel Museum & Google

From The Telegraph: The oldest known biblical manuscripts will be available online in a high-resolution format thanks to a partnership between Google and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, to be launched today, features searchable, fast-loading images of five complete Israeli scrolls of the Second Temple Period, the time of […]

Video & Text Transcript: Google Chariman Eric Schmidt Testifies Before Congress

As you likely know by now, Google’s Chairman (and former CEO) Eric Schmidt testified in front of the U.S. Senate Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Rights Subcommittee on Wednesday. You can watch the archived video (as well as read a mechanically generated text transcript) via the award winning C-SPAN Video Library. In fact, you can search […]

"Google+ Opens To Everyone, Adds Search, Expands Hangouts"

From a Post on Search Engine Land by Danny Sullivan: After three months, anyone who wants in to the Google+  social network can now get in. The company announced the news today on its blog, along with a new Google+ search feature and expanded functionality for hangouts’. Danny points out that also available today is […]

Google Releases Blogger App for iOS

Google has just released an official iOS app for posting and updating material with Blogger. The 1.2MB app is free and is available in 28 languages. English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian It […]

Google News & New Resources Roundup (Late August/Early September 2011)

Google Roundup (Late August/Early September 2011) Note: Items in this roundup were published between August 16, 2011 and September 6, 2011. 1. [Oops!]: “Closed, Says Google, but Shops’ Signs Say Open” (via NY Times) 2. See Also: Google Aims to Close Google Maps Loophole (via PC World) 3. “Google Customer Support Surprise: Phone Reps Handling […]

Google's Eric Schmidt Says, "If You Don’t Want To Use Your Real Name, Don’t Use Google+"

From Mashable: Google+ was meant to be an identity service, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said this weekend, shedding some light on Google’s reasoning behind Google+’s controversial real-name policy. Google’s requirement that members of its social layer, Google+, use only their real names has been a point of contention for several weeks — especially for people […]

Full Text of the British Library's Digitization Contract With Google + Links to Other Google Digi Agreements

Via Dr. David Weinberger’s Joho the Blog: Thanks to the persistence of Javier Ruiz of the British Open Rights Group, you can now read [pdf] the contract between the British Library and Google Books. Google has shrouded its book digitization contracts in non-disclosures wrapped in lead sheathing that is then buried in collapsed portions of […]