E-MAIL CONVERSATIONS

Google Mail sorts e-mail messages into “conversations” – basically, all the messages with the same subject line are stacked on top of each other. If a new message comes in, the entire stack moves to the top. You can immediately see the context for a...

MORE GOOGLE EARTH TRICKS

I mentioned a few days ago that the latest version of Google Earth includes “Google Sky,” adding the ability to zoom through the universe viewing high-resolution photos of stars and galaxies.Many features have been added in the last couple of years for...

GOOGLE NEWS

An interesting collection of news about Google projects today.As the new owner of YouTube, Google will introduce scrolling advertisements to YouTube videos today. They promise the ads will be unobtrusive, nearly-transparent banners that will appear at the bottom of...

GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS & ADVERTISING

Solicitations arrive constantly in my mailbox offering to help move bruceb.com to the top of search engine results (where it so clearly belongs). It is easy to become confused about the world of online searches and advertising. If you’re brand new to the idea,...

GOOGLE AND WIRELESS BROADBAND

In 2009, new frequencies will become available in the US for handling voice and data. The frequencies are currently being used for analog television, but the FCC decided years ago that analog television would no longer be supported after 2009; the frequencies are...

GOOGLE ACQUIRES GRANDCENTRAL

Google announced on Monday that it has acquired GrandCentral, the remarkable collection of telephone services. Here’s Google’s announcement of the acquisition, and here’s GrandCentral’s announcement. I wrote about GrandCentral a few weeks ago;...