With a fairness hearing on the revised Books settlement deal between Google and authors and publishers’ groups scheduled to be taken up by US District Court Judge Denny Chin in New York on February 18, the US Department of Justice recently expressed concerns that the revised class-action settlement still had some notable legal issues.
With the computer industry bigwigs constantly endeavoring to bring forth new managed devices, mobility and cloud computing, it is no surprise that pictures and rumors of a supposed Google Chrome OS tablet started making rounds last Monday - two days before the official unveiling of the “revolutionary” Apple iPad!
A tactical move to offer some direct competition to Microsoft in the business software arena, will add partners as well as functionality to the Internet search giant's suite of word-processing tools, spreadsheet, and Web-based e-mail, as Google plans to open an online store to sell third-party software that complements its Google Apps collaboration.
Google's Social Search products, which was up until sometime back a Labs feature, has now shifted base and is ready for wider testing.
Announced for the first time at the Web 2.0 conference, Social Search lets Google search users link their Google Profiles with any other profiles which they might have on social networking portals like Facebook and MySpace.