As Gary Price and Online Media Daily have noted, Google has started advertising via television commercials during NOVA programs -- quite a change from their current marketing ways. I found a link on the PBS website with this short 15 second commercial from Google -- I must say, it does capture the imagination and am fairly impressed.
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Google Catalogs is online once again, but has anything really changed other than the color from red to green? They have basically taken a cookie cutter copy of Google Book Search and made it search catalogs too.
Search engines will one day utilize sensitive personal information (more than already) to give users the power to discover more relevant information -- even about themselves. Storing this sensitive data causes valid security concerns from people who simply will not trust what is being done with their information.
One of Google's least known services, Google Catalogs, was taken offline as reported by Gary Price of Search Engine Watch yesterday. It has been a long time since Google has updated the searchable content on this service which would explain its lack of popularity.
On December 5th, Google registered two new domain names -- under multiple top level domains. These include googletransittripplanner.
It's only been about a week since Google introduced Anti-Virus capabilities into Gmail, and now the Googlers are now ready to start offering a few more interesting features that may raise a few eyebrows. Their "What's New" page has changed once again and outlines a few extra features that aren't yet available.
All the rumors of Google launching their own calendar didn't pan out yesterday at the When 2.0 conference, but an interesting article by Dan Farber gives us some hope that Google will eventually release this long awaited calendar.
Is it possible to innovate without privacy concerns stepping in the way? Not so far.
Google is gearing up for classifieds as they are now looking for a "Vertical Markets Director, Classifieds" described in this job posting. A classifieds service similar to Craigslist.
GMail's "What's New" page has been changed and now reflects that they will be introducing virus scanning capabilities very soon. Here is some information I found on one of their help pages: How does anti-virus scanning work?