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Google News enhanced for Android, iPhone and Palm Pre

Today, Google's rolling out a few new enhancements for the mobile version of Google News, which launched only this time last year. The cramped interface has been expanded to make accurate tapping easier for your chunky fingers, while the default story view has been collapsed to make story browsing a less scroll-intensive affair. A simple tap on the headline or snippet opens up the story for c...

Google News enables stars to help users track breaking stories

If you read your news in feed form, you're likely familiar with Google Reader's "star" feature. You can click a star to save a story for later, and use your star list for quick reference. Google News has finally added something similar for those who read their news the old-fashioned way. Starring a story adds it to your "starred" menu, accessible via the sidebar, and causes any updates to appear ...

Google Suggest coming this week

You may have encountered Google Suggest in Google News in the past few months and if you haven't already, you're about to start seeing it in your search box as well. Google Suggest is movin' on up from Google Labs onto the Google homepage in increments this week. If you haven't seen it yet, you will. According to Google this should help you: enter more specific search criteria quickly re...

Googleholic for July 11, 2008

Welcome to Googleholic, your bi-weekly fix of everything Google! In this edition: Live blog with Google Docs Google Mobile App for iPhone App Engine Hack-a-thon in Chicago Google Sites domain mapping Google Notebook bookmarklet Google News new design ...

Googleholic for April 18, 2008

Welcome to Googleholic -- your bi-weekly fix of everything Google! In this edition: Google News adds quotation search Google advises best practices in moving domains Remove country restrictions on YouTube videos YouTube changes policy enforcement system A round-up of other Google news from earlier in the week ...

Google adding YouTube videos to Google News

Google wants to make sure you never have to read another boring newspaper article again. The company is adding YouTube videos to the results in Google News. Video results will show up next to print results as a headline. But there will a video header with a plus mark next to videos. Click on the plus, and a YouTube window will open on the same page allowing you to watch the video without leaving t...

Google News to add user comments

Google plans to add user comments to the Google News homepage. The goal is to provide comments on news stories from people or groups associated with the story. For example, if there's a story about flooding in New York City and you're stuck at home because the subways aren't running, send in your story. Or if you've actually been quoted in a news article, you can send your comments. It looks like ...

Google News launches Images Version

Google has rolled out a new "Images Version" view or Google News. There are buttons on the left side of the page for "Standard Version," "Text Version," and "Images Version." Click on images, and you'll see photos from the day's top stories. If you conduct a search, you'll get images for the top search results. When you scroll your mouse over each image, a synopsis of the story will appear on the ...

Google reaches settlement in Google News copyright case

Google has reached a settlement with Agence France-Presse, one of the largest institutions still engaged in a legal battle with Google over the posting of headlines, news summaries, and images on the Google News website. AFP and Google signed a licensing agreement today allowing Google to post AFP content. The wire service will withdraw its lawsuit, filed more than two years ago. Details of the a...

Topix shifts focus to become social news hub

News aggregator Topix has moved away from its Google News-like roots and adopted a slightly more Digg-like model. The company has traditionally taken a top-down approach to news, providing users with links to newspaper articles from around the country. Starting today, Topix will instead implement a bottom-up approach, by asking users to submit relevant news stories in local, national, internatio...

ZapTXT Get news and blog alerts via email, IM, or mobile phone

ZapTXT lets you sign up for news alerts much like you can get from Google News or Google Blog Search. But there's two things ZapTXT can do that Google can't: ZapTXT lets you select the web sites or RSS feeds you want to monitor. ZapTXT lets you receive alerts via email, instant messenger, or as text messages on a mobile phone. ZapTXT supports Jabber, Gtalk, MSN Messenger, Gizmo, and LJ Talk...

Google Docs to be unleashed Wednesday?

Google is rumored to be preparing to release a new online service called Google Docs. The new service will integrate, and possibly merge, Google Spreadsheets and Writely. This move, which could be announced at the Office 2.0 conference tomorrow, slowly expands the online productivity suite that Google is working on. With this additional step, Google forges ahead in the online office space environm...

Google announces office suite

Today Google announced Google Apps for Your Domain. Through this new service, Google is offering free private label email, instant messaging and calendar tools. The web-based applications are built on the same free Google applications you are used to like Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, and Google Page Creator, but with the addition of your unique branding and interface design. Users have the...

Googleholic for August 22nd, 2006

In this issue of Googleholic we cover: Google Stock Sales Google Desktop 4 Gmail's Audio Player Google Checkout School Specials AdSense, the game Welcome to Tuesday's Googleholic edition......

Google hires a top Linux programmer

Andrew Morton, current maintainer of the Linux kernel, has accepted a job offer from Google. Morton dropped the news on a Linux kernel mailing list, explaining that he wants to be involved with Linux and people that use Linux all day every day. Google is starting to become a major player in the Linux development area, and the open-source software industry in general. This hiring move proves they ...