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Buzz was just for starters -- here comes Google Me (look out Facebook, lock up your daughters, etc.)

If you follow the rumor mill, you probably heard about Google Me a few days ago. Digg's founder Kevin Rose tweeted about it a couple of days ago. It's not that people didn't believe him, but it just seemed a bit random to come from someone like him. Now, thanks to the added confirmation of early Facebooker and Quora cofounder Adam D'Angelo, it seems like Google Me is all but confirmed. It's...

Googleholic for May 7, 2008

Welcome to Googleholic, your bi-weekly fix of everything Google! In this edition: Google Maps gets a minor makeover Increased photo storage on Orkut Multi-size embedding and select for Google Presentations Google supports Unicode 5.1 ...

Is Google developing a new social network?

Sure, Orkut may be big in some nations. But in the US and Europe, Google is best known as a a search engine/e-mail provider. While the company lost out on its bid to own a stake in Facebook, maybe Google doesn't really need Facebook. After all, what is a social network but a way to connect to other users with similar interests and tastes? While Facebook is a social network with applications for...

Google's Orkut social network releasing a new design

Not a lot has been said lately about Google's social network Orkut. Every once a while there is a story or two about government officials trying to shut it down, or about how it's been lacking in development, but Google does have plans for it. A new design is scheduled, and it looks very fresh. The Orkut design team hasn't stated when it will be completely rolled out, but they have said that...

Google to integrate Talk into Orkut

It seems like Google could be working on integrating Google Talk into their social networking tool, Orkut. The Google Talk and Orkut teams are rumored to be in the final stages of the developmental integration, with news of the rollout this week. Google came to the decision to integrate the two tools when they noticed that users of Orkut quite frequently had their Talk application open. Through...

Googleholic for September 29th, 2006

In this issue of Googleholic we cover: Google copyright clarification Google slowish? Google Notebook improvements Google is the local search leader Google Transit trip planner adds more cities Good Charlotte stops by Google Giant bug spotted in Germany on Google Maps Continue reading Friday's Googleholic......

Google surrenders Orkut data

It's been a long time coming, but Google has finally handed over Orkut data to Brazilian authorities. Google is complying by surrendering data on users with the requests that were requested by Brazilian courts. Brazilian prosecutors are investing illegal activity that might be going on inside of Orkut, Google's social network, and sued Google for the requested information. Google has been...

Googleholic for September 5th, 2006

In this back to school issue of the Googleholic we cover: Google to give Brazil data British Airways offers Google Earth trip planning service Schmidt declines Apple stock Google archive search GoogleEavesdrop Google Image Labeler Game Tuesday's Googleholic...Starting off the week right......

Googleholic for August 25th, 2006

In this issue of Googleholic we cover: Google vs Brazil Dutch farmer's vs Google Google Base API Drive a Ferrari 275 GTB through the streets of Paris Google Maps Creation Tools and Resources Salesforce.com released a Google Marketing tool Google Japan Google iPod Welcome to Friday's Googleholic......

Googleholic for August 18th, 2006

In this issue of Googleholic we cover: Google Map Search gadget Grannies and Google Coupons Google Music Trends Brazil sues Google Google Anniversary Writely is open for business China.com teams with Google Welcome to Friday's Googleholic edition......