January marks the beginning of an exciting new year which will be kicked off on January 5th in Las Vegas during the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Bill Gates is a regular keynote speaker, but interestingly this year he will be joined by CEO Terry Semel from Yahoo, and co-founder Larry Page from Google in separate sessions.
Christopher Dawson explores the mystery behind the hottest and fastest growing tech company in the world. Google spoilers inside.
Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.
As this year comes to an end, I would like to direct you towards some of my articles from 2005. Googling Google has had an excellent year, and I'm excited to dig up some of the articles that my readers will remember most.
Rumors were running rampant about Google potentially acquiring the browser "Opera" over the last couple weeks, followed by speculation that Microsoft had the same idea. Since neither panned out.
Of course, there is obviously no way to know for sure, and people who watch Google closely can attest to the fact that these indications sometimes don't mean anything -- Google Calendar has had a number of these "Google Blips" which tend to create buzz. This information is very interesting but should be taken as "speculation" because that's what it is.
The video upload program terms and conditions had a major upgrade this morning, and with it comes some insight into new features that Google may be preparing to launch for Google Video -- including rentals.The new terms of service suggest that they will be adding the ability to download videos rather than simply streaming them.
Google started decorating for the holidays recently, and has just changed the Personalized Homepage to display a winter scene with a snowman.They are also in the midst of a logo series that currently displays a mouse and part of a cat.
Just as expected, Google today announced the purchase of a 5% stake in AOL for $1 billion. Some have speculated this partnership may lead to the future integration between AIM and Gtalk, the press release confirms this agenda.
Here are some fun facts from Google, they have just released the 2005 Zeitgeist which gives us a nice overview of the year we have just endured.It turns out that looking at the aggregation of billions of search queries people type into Google reveals something about our curiosity, our thirst for news, and perhaps even our desires.
This past week, Google has been busy launching a plethora of new features to existing services. It's almost like Google is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas by giving us a new feature every day.
As soon as Google decided to let us make widgets for their personalized homepage, I have been busy making one of my own. As they promised, it's as easy as walking the dog, and I have managed to make something fun that would have great potential with some work (and a lot more bandwidth).