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Google Gears, the open source browser extension – still in beta – that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using JavaScript APIs, might be the key to an upcoming online/offline version of Gmail. 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 Sah will be delivering a session called "Google Gadgets for the Enterprise" at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West (23-26 September 2007) in Santa Clara, CA, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West - Please visit our At-A-Glance 10-Track Schedule & Spea... (more)

Zoho Invites Google & Yahoo Users to Login

Zoho announced that it is welcoming Google and Yahoo users with a unified login designed to encourage those users to try Zoho applications. Now, Google and Yahoo users who visit Zoho can simply log into Zoho using the usernames and passwords associated with their Google and Yahoo accounts. “In several polls and reviews, we noticed that users prefer our applications to online alternatives,” said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist. “For Google and Yahoo! users who are curious about Zoho but don’t want to set up another account, we’ve removed that hurdle. Us... (more)

Google Chrome OS On Its Way From Google

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 Search Page Today Features Children's Author Roald Dahl

September 13 being Roald Dahl's birthday (he was born September 13, 1916), Google is celebrating today with a special celebration logo on the Google search page featuring items and characters from Dahl's world famous children's books. Born 91 years ago, Dahl never experienced i-Technology as we know it today. he died in 1990, so he never Googled himself. But with books to his credit like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches and The BFG, his fame is every bit as great as that of fellow Brit Sir Tim Berners-Lee. (Despite his Norwegian ... (more)

Google Doodle Celebrates Birthday of the Search Engine That Changed the World

Although Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the google.com domain in 1997, Google wasn't officially launched till one year later, making Google 9 years old this year. Google's birthday has alweays been celebrated on September 27th with a doodle displayed on the homepage, and today is no exception. "Google opened its doors in September 1998. The exact date when we celebrate our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel like having cake," says Google's help center. You can read more about it directly from Google. ... (more)