Google Chairman to Sell 3.2M Shares

Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Google reported in an SEC filing that its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell around 3.2 million of Google’s Class A common stock that he currently owns through a stock trading plan. This would reduce Schmidt’s share in the company by around 42 percent. This transaction, using Google’s current stock price, is estimated to be worth $2.5 billion. The filing reveals that Schmidt, who rece

Google Apps for Business Free No More; Premium Versions Now Available

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Google has officially announced a change to its business-oriented apps. The free versions Google Apps for Business are no more, offering only its premium version that costs $50 per user, per year, regardless of the company’s size. Businesses who already have the free accounts still get to use the apps without paying the subscription free, but organizations who are signing up from now will have to pay. Google

Google Files Patent For Face Detection on Video

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
While facial recognition has become a common sight in today’s still photography, it remains a rarity in video except in certain research projects. Google is attempting to file a patent on facial recognition in video, but with welcome twist: the technology uses video frames to generate clusters of facial representations of a given person. The technique aims to “recognize” what a subject looks li

Google Integrates Google Plus in Search

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
Google is not stopping in letting your know it has a social networking venture called Google+. It had TV ads, integrated G Plus in Google’s many services, even provided an automatic account for G+ for anyone using Gmail. Now, Google has integrated Google+ to its core product: the search engine. Google has updated its search engine, which they call “Search Plus Your World,” to include

Google Faces Tough Fines From Korean Antitrust Office

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
CNET has reported that Korean Fair Trade Commission is fining Google for allegedly obstruction an investigation regarding the search engine giant’s business practices. Officials from the commission raided Google’s offices in Seoul last September 2011. According to Kim Dong-soo, chairman of the South Korean antitrust commission, Google hampered the investigation by allegedly deleting vital files from co

Google Cuts Support for BlackBerry Gmail App

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Google has been making cuts on services it has deemed beyond its focus and its latest move may anger a section of users. The company has announced that it will cut off its support of the Gmail application for BlackBerry Phones beginning November 22. Although current BB users who have installed the app would be able to continue to use it for a lifetime, the app will no longer be supported by Google or available fo

Google+ Now Offers Pages to Brands and Companies

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Google+ has officially launched its social network to business and brands, encouraging them to create Google+ Pages. These branded pages are similar in function like individual Google+ accounts. Plusers are able to add their Page of choice to any of their existing Circles (or make a new one), while Page owners are able to share their updates and even take part in Hangouts. Pages are also optimized in Google search

Google+ Introduces Ripples and Creative Kit

Friday, October 28th, 2011
Google has unleashed a number of updates for its Google+ social network, including the availability to Google Apps domains. But what has been gaining interest among Gplusies is the browser-based photo-editing tool and a visualization tool that illustrates how popular posts get shared. The Google+ Creative Kit enables users to edit their uploaded photos straight from the site. It offers a wide range of photo filte

Google Launches Music Beta

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Google has now made official its long-heard-about music streaming service called “Music Beta.” It is essentially like the media locker of Amazon’s Cloud service, but without the ability to sell songs to consumers. Well, they could have but discussions with record labels did not go well. Music Beta by Google enables users to store up to 20,000 of their own uploaded songs free of charge (at least

Google Street View Now Features Off-Road Images

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Google Street View, a feature on Google Maps that lets users view metropolitan areas in the United States and 27 other countries on a street level, now includes off-the-road locations like hiking trails, university campuses, historical landmarks, and national parks. To achieve this, Google makes use of an off-the-road vehicle such as a tricycle mounted with cameras (pictured) instead of the usual camera cars it ut