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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)

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 Sales Surge 57% and Net Income 46% in Quarter 3

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 very well.” "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 innovat... (more)

Google's OpenSocial Initiative Gains Massive Momentum

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)

The OpenSocial Era of Cross-Network Social Applications Begins

We already brought word last week of Marc Andreesen's detailed overview of OpenSocial, but what of other leading participants in the introduction of common APIs to the world of social networking? Here is a round-up of what is being written, thought, and said about OpenSocial by those most closely involved either as innovators or users. Google's Bret Taylor keynoting at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East, in NYC. Next year's East coast AJAXWorld will be held March 18-20, 2008, also in New York City. First, just a reminder of Andreessen's main point, which was that OpenSocial i... (more)