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Wednesday
Jul132011

Google+ Cheat Sheet (via Mashable)

Some hidden tips and tricks for all of us Google+ n00bies!

via Mashable.com: http://mashable.com/2011/07/12/the-google-cheat-sheet-pic/

Wednesday
Jul132011

Meet Photovine, Google's new photo sharing service

Not sure what this thing is going to look like, being that it hasn't been released and details are scant at the moment – always exciting to see what Google has up their sleeve!

Friday
Jun172011

Latest Google features

Google unveiled some rather remarkable new features recently, all of which are conveniently explained and demonstrated via Google's official YouTube channel.  Here are four of the most notable:

Sunday
Jun052011

The air is ripe with anticipation...


Monday, JUNE 6

12:30PM (EST) - Microsoft E3 2011 keynote (live coverage)

1:00PM (EST) - Steve Jobs at WWDC, will be announcing iOS 5, Lion, and iCloud (live coverage)

5:00PM (EST) - Sony E3 2011 keynote (live coverage

Tuesday, June 7

12:00PM (EST) - Nintendo's E3 2011 Press Conference (live coverage)

  • some confirmed announcements: the successor to the Wii (codenamed Project Cafe), further details on next major iteration in the Zelda franchise (Skyward Sword).
Tuesday
May312011

In the Plex: How Google thinks, works, and shapes our lives

 

 

"'You can't understand Google,' Marissa Mayer said, 'unless you know that both Larry and Sergey were Montessori kids. It's really ingrained in their personalities. In Montessori you go paint because you have something to express, not because the teacher said so. Do something because it makes sense, not because some authority figure told you. This is really baked into how Larry and Sergey approach problems.they're always asking, 'Why should it be like that' it's the way their brains were programmed early on.'

- Excerpt from In the Plex

 

Author Steven Levy, writer for WIRED magazine, just released a new book In the Plex detailing the inner workings of Google, a company so utterly unique among other tech companies one whose name has become an actual verb in the English language (as well as in many others, such as the Japanese gu-gu-ru - ググる). From Gmail to AdSense to Street View to Wave, Levy charts a striking and eloquent path across privacy issues, legal disputes, and a corporate culture and ethos unparalleled by any other...

...Of course this is just what I've heard haven't read it myself (yet).

Definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in how the most influential company of the early 21st century came about, how it transformed the way humans interact with machines (and each other) ever since, and what makes the people who work inside tick.

Check out these reviews it you'd like to find out more:

Wall Street Journal

NPR

To order (plus reader reviews):

Amazon.com