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 Acquires Frommer’s Travel Guide Service

Monday, August 13th, 2012
 
Google has announced it is acquiring Frommer’s, the travel brand owned by John Wiley & Sons Inc., for an undisclosed amount in a bid to bolster the web search giant’s offerings of local reviews all over the world. Frommer’s provides information from a variety of destinations globally from restaurants to hotels, with its content deemed valuable for Google. The G sees Frommer’s as an oppo
 

Google Ends Several Google Apps Services

Monday, August 6th, 2012
 
Google has announced that is severing a handful of services from Google Apps related to business and education starting from next month in what the search giant claims as a means of “making way for bigger and better things.” Google Apps is the company’s enterprise communications and collaboration service, which allows enterprises, businesses, and educational institutions to outsource their platfo
 

Google Retires iGoogle, Google Mini

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
 
The only thing permanent in this world is change, or something like that. As Google pushes further into the hardware business with its Nexus 7 tablet, the search engine giant has also announced that it will put an end to some of its services. Among those that are on the chopping block include the Google Mini enterprise search system, iGoogle, Google Talk Chatback widget, Google Video, and the Symbian-based searc
 

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 Warns Chinese Users About “Censored” Searches

Friday, June 1st, 2012
 
Google has announced that it will provide users in Mainland China a warning that what they are searching may be too contentious (at least for its government) that its connection to the search engine would be cut off. The so-called “Great Firewall of China” has been a stressful and frustration to users living within the Red country. Traditionally, searching for keywords deemed objectionable would cause
 

Google Bots Learn to Search Webpages Like Humans

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
 
Google remains constant in upgrading how it searches websites, recently launching its Knowledge Graph that intends analyze the way users search, thus delivering more accurate information. To provide better search results, Google (and even other search engines) need to improve its site-reading capabilities. However, stuffs like JavaScript and AJAX put a damper on Google bots as they crawl through a webpage. Google,
 

“Zerg Rush” Invades Google Search Results

Saturday, April 28th, 2012
 
Netizens have reported about the latest Easter Egg found in Google.com. Type in “zerg rush” on Google.com and you see what appears to be your usual search results, that is until the small O’s from Google’s logo start crawling from all sides of the page. Your mission is to click the O’s repeatedly until their life bars diminish. However, you need to do it quick before the O’s ou
 

Google Announces All-In-One Privacy Policy

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
 
Google has announced it will unify the terms of service and privacy policies of all its online products, aiming to make it easier to comprehend for Google’s customers. The new policy would also allow Google to share data across its products more seamlessly, as well as enabling its services to link data for a more personalized service. In a much simpler explanation, the habits of a user on one Google service
 

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 Google.com search engine, which they call “Search Plus Your World,” to include