March 2, 2013 |
Google's first computer, the Chromebook Pixel, is technically impressive and excels at what it was designed for: browsing the Web and running Web-based software. If you live on Facebook, work on Google Docs and watch Netflix, the Chromebook Pixel provides a fun and fast ride thanks to its powerful 1.8-GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor and 4 gigabytes of RAM. QUIZ: How much do you know about Google ? But speedy computers aren't hard to find in 2013, so what really makes the Chromebook Pixel stand out is its crisp and beautiful screen.
December 11, 2012 |
Google Inc. is expanding its push to help more small businesses get online, this time en español. The Internet search giant held a free seminar Tuesday to teach Latino business owners how to create and manage their websites and promote their businesses. At a production studio in Los Angeles' warehouse district - transformed for the day with colorful chairs and candy jars - Google employees explained in Spanish how to register domains, set up Google Alerts and use tools such as Google Calendar and Google Docs.
November 12, 2012 |
Google has announced yet another computer for its line of Chromebooks, this one built by Acer with a sticker price of $199. The Acer C7 Chromebook will be available for purchase online at Google Play and BestBuy.com on Tuesday. You'll also be able to pick one up at select Best Buy stores starting this week. The C7 features an 11.6-inch display with an 1,366 by 768 pixel resolution. The computer runs on an Intel Core processor and includes 320 gigabytes of storage. The Acer C7 is 1 inch thick and weighs 3 pounds.
June 5, 2012 |
Google is adding some weight to its Google Docs team by purchasing Quickoffice, a startup that developed a suite of mobile apps that are essentially clones of Microsoft Office. The purchase was announced on Google's Blog on Tuesday although no details were announced besides the actual acquisition. "Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device," said Alan Warren, Google's engineering director. "Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we'll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.
April 25, 2012 |
The burgeoning cloud storage space business got more crowded Tuesday as Google launched its much-rumored and highly anticipated remote storage service, Drive. Cloud-based storage gives users a place to park their documents, photos, presentations and other files so they can easily and immediately access and share them with various digital devices wherever they have an Internet connection. But Google said its Drive service also gives users the ability to collaboratively edit documents in real time.
April 24, 2012 |
Google has made its latest move, launching Drive, as it angles to be the one-stop hub for search, Web browsing, social networking, and now storage and content creation. And it has the attention of the competition. Just Monday, Forrester Research released a report about what will be the explosive relevance of cloud services. Today's announcement underscores that evolution. “Google Drive is significant because now all Google account holders have one click signup to free file storage, sync and sharing, which has the potential to quickly build a large volume of users," said Frank Gillette, the Forrester analyst who wrote the report. "Integration with Google Docs/Apps and eventually with Gmail will make it more natural and seamless than managing from a separate account....So Google Drive will cause more individuals to begin using personal cloud services and more companies, those that use Google Apps, to use cloud-based file sync and sharing.” Some already established personal cloud providers have responded to Google's storage salvo by focusing on the growing importance of the burgeoning shift to remote storage. "It's an insanely exciting time in the cloud storage and collaboration space, and Google's entry underscores the importance of this multi-billion dollar category," Box co-founder and Chief Executive Aaron Levie wrote in an emailed statement.