Christopher Dawson

Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.

Latest Posts

Will Google Base have an API?

Most of Google's services have an API that allow developers to create their own applications around those services. Will Google Base be any different?

October 29, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google Base: What might Google be up to?

Google is smart, they know what they want, and more importantly they know what people want. The answer to both is "information" and "money". Looking at both of these "wants", they must decide how they can do this and stick to their "do no evil" guns.

October 27, 2005 by Garett Rogers

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Recent Google Video buzz

Maybe Google is gearing up to integrate Google Video with Google Base? Only time will tell, but it definitely looks like they are putting more resources into this service.

October 26, 2005 by Garett Rogers


What is Google Base?

From when the service was live, briefly, here is what Google says Google Base will be used for: Google Base is Google’s database into which you can add all types of content. We’ll host your content and make it searchable online for free.

October 24, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google Secure Access is history

Like Google Web Accelerator, the Google Secure Access client is no longer available to the public. Unfortunately, it is now restricted to only some Mountain View hotspots.

October 22, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google Earth (Flash edition)

I was thinking about Google Earth today and the physics of making it web-based. With the Google/Sun alliance, I thought it would probably make sense to create a java applet for Google Earth.

October 20, 2005 by Garett Rogers


GMail in UK no longer

Google has been forced to change the name of their service in the UK to Google Mail as of today. As one of our regular readers noticed, his logo had been switching between the regular GMail logo and the new Google Mail logo over the past couple of weeks.

October 19, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google Desktop 20051010-en

Keeping up with the trend of announcing new product/service releases, it looks as though google has recently released a new version of Google Desktop.A new minor version of Google Desktop according to CaptainK has been silently released.

October 18, 2005 by Garett Rogers