Google, whose shares hit a record of $641.41 a week ago, reported that sales
in its third quarter had surged by 57% compared with the period a year ago,
and net income by 46%. "We are very pleased with the impressive growth we
experienced across our business," said CEO Eric Schmidt, who also told
analysts, drily: “It is obvious to us that our model continues to work
"Our core search advertising business experienced continued momentum driven
by growth in monetization and traffic, and we are creating a wider and deeper
ads system through our focus on innovation, bringing more ad formats to our
advertisers," Schmidt (pictured) explained in a statement accompanying the
results. "Our efforts to offer more products and services in international
markets as well as effectively grow our technology infrastructure and add to
our deep talent base during ... (more)
As soon as Google announced the availability of browser-based Google Earth
functionality, GIS Planning’s development team jumped on the
opportunity to integrate the application into their existing Google
Maps-powered services. In doing so, GIS Planning became one of the first
developers anywhere to successfully integrate this technology.
"We were attending the first day of the Google I/O conference, focusing on
Google's mapping technology, as GIS Planning extensively uses Google Maps in
our services," stated Pablo Monzon, President and Co-Founder of GIS Planning.
"When the... (more)
Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management at Google, and Linus Upson, a Google
Engineering Director, posted details about the long-awaited Google Chrome OS
yesterday on the Official Google Blog. Google Chrome OS is a new project,
separate from Android.
"Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on
the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks
to full-size desktop systems," wrote Pichai and Upson.
"While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe
choice will drive innovation for the benefit of eve... (more)
Google Gears, the open source browser extension – still in beta –
that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using
Google Gears specifically allows AJAX web apps to run offline without a net
connection. An open source runtime, it allows you to build offline Web
applications, so presumably the bright folks at the Googleplex are keen to
eat in their own kitchen.
Such, anyway, are the current rumors circulating round the blogosphere.
Meantime, Google Gadgets Architect Adam... (more)
OpenSocial, the industry-backed application programming interface (API)
developed by Google to promote interoperability and shared data across all
online social networks, is gaining momentum at a rapid pace. The sites that
have already committed to supporting OpenSocial - Bebo, Engage.com,
Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, mixi, MySpace, Ning, Oracle, orkut,
Plaxo, Salesforce.com, Six Apart, Tianji, Viadeo, Wink.comand XING -
represent an audience of about 200 million users globally.
“The web is fundamentally better when it’s social, and
we’re only just s... (more)