Google the search engine Giant appears to have been felled from the ranks of “giant” to now a, er- lesser giant.
The search company search engine market share dropped little more than 10%, from a whopping 73.9% in May 2010 to 63.6% as of this May due to competition from Microsoft Bing, up 7.3% from to 9.7% May 2010 up to 17% in May 2011.
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Published March 3, 2011
Tags: 3G, apple, apps, AT&T, cell, google, iphone, mobile, network, Skype, softphone, Voice over IP, VOIP
Been using Whistle Phone or Talkatone VOIP softphone apps on your iPhone?
AT&T now allows VOIP over its 3G wireless network.
Apple, AT&T, the FCC, Google and Skype remark on AT&T opening VoIP over 3G | [tech junkie].
Published January 31, 2011
Governance , internet , privacy
Tags: browser, Federal Trade Commission, google, Google Chrome, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, open source, privacy, web, Web browser
Google and Mozilla announce browser privacy tools
Congress should require all advertising and tracking companies
to offer consumers the choice of whether they want to be
followed online to receive tailored ads, and make that option
easily chosen on every browser.
— The New York Times
In response to the FTC December privacy report which endorsed support for a national ‘Do Not Track’ policy, Mozilla and Google recently moved to put privacy controls back in the hands of users.
‘Do Not Track’ is a first step in putting users in control of the way their information is collected and used online.
Both browser makers, Mozilla and Google, recently took independent initiatives in advance of a national policy.
Mozilla, the Open Source web developers and makers of the popular Firefox web browser says it is seeking ways to give users better insight and control into the ways their personal information is collected, used, stored and shared. They recently announced the coming release of a ‘Do Not Track’ feature for the Firefox web browser.
Chrome, the web browser of the eponymous parent company Google, released a browser extension that offers a “one-step, persistent opt-out of personalized advertising and related data tracking.”
Get the Google Chrome web browser. Or try Mozilla’s Firefox web browser.
Google releases WebP, a new image file format to speed up the web.
Taking their initiative to the streets on the superinformation highway, Google announced the release of WebP, a new image format that will “significantly reduce the byte size of photos on the web, allowing web sites to load faster than before.”
Serious About SEO and Web Optimization
In its announcement, Google layed out its steps to introduce its suite of tools to help site owners speed up their websites and build new apps that offer greater optimization to all elements affecting page load times and thus, to speed up the user’s experience with a quicker, faster internet.
Google’s speed set of tools includes:
- WebP image format and file conversion tool
- Speed Tracer a Chrome extension that helps
identify and fix performance problems
in web applications.
- Page Speed, a Firefox extension to evaluate
web page performance.
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google keynotes at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
Schmidt believes that we are helping computers to help us do things better.
Here are the key points of what he said:
“The use of computers can makes us all have better,
more productive, fun, more entertaining lives.”
3 Trends Driving the Disruptive Times We Live in Today:
- Smart Phones: Will surpass PC sales in 2 years.
- Pervasive Connectivity: Always online is a way of life.
- Cloud Computing: Provides new services that make life work better
TechCrunch Disrupt is a three-day conference and startup competition on today’s technology changes and their future implications.
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Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, gives keynote at TechCrunch Disrupt
Published September 4, 2010
beauty , conversation , creativity
Tags: brand, Buckminster Fuller, buckyball, creativity, Fullerene, google, Google Doodle, logo
Google doodles again.
This time the Google engages a conversation to celebrate the 25 years since the discovery of the spherical compound Buckminsterfullerene, also known as a buckyball.
The eponymous brand logo features an 3D interactive buckyball in place of the second yellow “o” in Google’s logo. The buckyball spins to life from a blank white field and can be interacted with when touched with your mouse.
Learn More about Buckyballs and Buckminster Fuller.
Buckminster Fuller - Image via Wikipedia
Discover more Google Doodles and their creative use of their logos.
Update 9/4/2010 5:41pm
Google remains a leader in marketing innovation. The search engine and technology giant is continues to alter its only brand– the Google® trademark logo– to draw attention to, recognize, and celebrate other’s achievements and historic milestones. Other companies consider this a risk, or even fatal marketing or business step. However, I believe that Google realizes the power its brand has and shares that power to recognize others. The hallmark of a leader at the vanguard of social web movement.