Google Employees testing Android 4.0 As it turns out, Google employees are the lucky guinea pigs for testing Android 4.0 on the Nexus S, and Mountain View’s minions have now begun crowing about their superiority.
Carrier IQ: A Diagnostic Tool Carrier IQ, a diagnostic tool installed in millions of smartphones all over the world, is gathering a lot of info about your activity – possibly even recording keystrokes, content of SMS messages and more – and sending it to a third party.
Search drives Google’s success Why would Google even bother to get involved in the browser wars? The browser market is fiercely competitive, and not particularly lucrative. Building a browser also comes with the burden of supporting users, maintaining standards compliance, and mitigating privacy or regulatory concerns.
Brandable vs. SEO Friendly Domains Matt Cutts of Google explains “The Power of Keyword Domains” to someone looking to make a decision on what domain to go for (Brandable vs. SEO Friendly).
Google Places for Local Search Twenty percent of all searches now done on Google are local searches. By that we mean people are typing in “Steak Restaurants Chicago”, or “Cupcakes Solvang California.” People are adding a local qualifier to their searches.