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Launch searchmash, an experimental site started by Google
Uses Ajax and some other web2.0-ish features.
News Google launches "Features, Not Products" initiative
Sergey Brin is telling employees to stop making old products and start improving new ones. "For example, said Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, Google plans to combine its spreadsheet, calendar and word-processing programs into one suite of Web-based applications."
Launch Google Code Search
Google now lets you do searches -- including regular expression searches -- across public source code.
Preview Google testing new site design
James Yu has a screenshot of a new design Google has been testing lately.
Launch Google Pages, new Geocities-style site-building software
Google has released a new program that gives users 100MB of web space to make simple HTML pages in.
Launch Google running AdWords in newspapers
Google is buying the leftover ad space in the _Chicago Sun-Times_ and filling it with AdWords ads related to the rest of the content. I wonder how they're going to charge advertisers. The domains posted are the real domains, so it can't exactly be pay-per-click.
Launch Google Music, search for bands and albums
Story Xooglers, Google's former Marketing Director tells his story
Some great stories about Google's early days, with more to come.
Launch Click-to-Call AdWords, Google will let you call advertisers
Update Blind test reveals Google offers best results
The Search Engine Experiment gives you the results from Yahoo, MSN, and Google without saying which is which. Currently, 41% of those who have taken the test picked Google (33% Yahoo, 26% MSN).
Launch Google Analytics, see the statistics on your website
A free version of Urchin, a company Google bought. (official blog post)
Announce Google to unwire Mountain View, WiFi on street lamps
You could also buy equipment to extend it into your house. (proposal)
Launch Google adds Creative Commons support
The Google advanced search page now lets you limit your search to CC-licensed results.
Launch Google Local Mobile, get Google Maps and more on your mobile phone
Satellites, drag and drop, and more.
Preview Google on the future of advertising
In a long New York Times piece, top Googlers speculate about the future of advertising, including Google selling TV ads, using more personalized information, and links to store inventory information.
Launch Google Video adds 450 interviews with top television producers
(official blog entry)
Update Google "Smart Pricing" charges less for clicks from poorly-converting sites
Details about how it works in the link.
Launch Frappr, place photos of you and your friends on a Google Map
(sample map) It uses your zip code to figure out where to place you on the map.
News Google strengthens focus on Greater China
Appoints "President of Sales and Business Development".
News Google donates $350,000 to open source projects at Oregon State
(Google blog post)
Preview Google Base, a structured database hosted by Google
(screenshots) An official statement from Google says the site was designed to "provide content owners an easy way to give us access to their content". (more screenshots)
Update Google briefly releases Google Web Accelerator 2.0
The product that drove webmasters crazy was back...for a moment, at least.
Launch Google Maps Mainia, a blog covering Google Maps apps
There sure are a lot -- everything from ZipCars to urinals.
Update Google now helps search for plane tickets
Search for something like [lax nyc] and Google will help you buy plane tickets for that trip.
Update Google Local adds restaurant details
Now when you search for restaurants on Google Local (formerly Google Maps), you get details about the restaurant (location, food, reviews) along with its location. (example)
Launch, displays hotels on a Google Maps
See exactly where the available hotels are on a Google Map.
Update Google adds tagging support
Tagging has been all over the place recently and apparently Google couldn't resist. Now you can tag sites in your search history for later retrieval.
Launch Google RSS Reader
Google joins the already crowded RSS aggregator space with their new ajax RSS reader, done in the style of Gmail. Blogger project manager Jason Shellen led the project.