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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Google Secure Access

Google has launched Google Secure Access into it's beta stage recently.

What is Google Secure Access?

According to their FAQ list, Google Secure Access is a down-loadable client application that allows users to establish a more secure WiFi connection. This service is free for everyone. Once installed, Google Secure Access begins running right away. Your wireless connection is now more secure right away! Your connection is also encrypted for further security!

Since not very many wireless users secure their wireless networks, I would suggest using this product to help secure their networks. And quite possibly, something about this tells me that it will be working with Google Wifi in the future...since it is hosted on the Google Wifi server! :P

Google Toolbar for Firefox

The Google Toolbar for Firefox has been out for a small while now. It has been implemented with a new feature as well. Google Suggest is now a standard part of the Google Toolbar for Firefox. The Google Suggest feature suggests different queries as you type letters into the search box.

The toolbar is now customizable form the toolbars menu as well. Just go to View >>> Toolbars >>> Customize and you can change the toolbar however you want. This was a result of Firefox user's wanting to be able to further customize the toolbar.

Officially out of beta, this toolbar is VERY much worth getting unless you are satisfied with the features of the default Firefox toolbar.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Google Video: Everybody Hates Chris

You can now find the original episode of "Everybody Hates Chris" at Google Video. Google and UPN have struck a deal so that Google Video will have streaming content of UPN television shows. Watch it here: Google Video: Everybody Hates Chris

This right here in my opinion is just great! I missed some of it so I'm going to catch it again as soon as I get home!

From the looks of it, Google may have struck up a similar deal with CBS as well.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Google testing alerts to Site Owners about problems

Google has started a test pilot program. This program alerts website owners or webmasters when there's a problem with their site not being within Google's Quality Guidelines.
Matt Cutts talks bout it in his Alerting site owners to problems blog entry.

I think that it's great that Google would even consider taking steps like this. But it is a step towards including sites with good content in their search queries. Take a look at his entry, it's pretty interesting.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

GoogleCityForums.com

GoogleCity Forums are back up and running again! Sorry for those of you that have been emailing me wondering what happened, but I had to get a host and domain name. The url is www.googlecityforums.com

I just put them up a few hours ago, but they will be growing steadily from here on out. Come on by and join the Googlecity Forums Community!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Google Takes Ad Sales To Print

Recently Google has made yet another move to bring in more profits from it's advertising avenue. Google Ads can now be seen in magazines such as Maximum PC, PC Magazine and MacAddict. News articles in The San Francisco Chronicle as well as ZDNet.com Google is re-selling the ad space to it's some of it's online advertisers in smaller sections of each page. PC Magazine's Sept. 6 issue was the first magazine to be published with ads distributed by Google. A single page is covered with five different ads, consisting of text and images, with a tiny "Ads by Google" printed at the bottom. What do this mean? More money for Google of course!


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