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Quick: what do you do with Google+ Local except find recommendations for, and directions to, the nearest place to get a good pizza? If you're smart, you'll use it to broaden the reach of your own business. According to Google, one in five searches on its core search engine is related to finding a location.
While Zoho has long been a sort of competitor with Google Docs, the company has apparently taken the "if you can't beat them, join them approach." The firm recently announced that its applications are now available for download in the Google Apps marketplace experience. The approach to actually team up with Google, while also trying to better it is one that the computing giant itself has taken over the years. While Google and Apple are direct competitors, there are all kinds of applications, such as Gmail available in the iOS app store.
We're coming up on almost a month since the Nexus 5's Halloween debut which, in typical Nexus fashion, also brought with it the latest version of Android. As usual, early adopters of Google's new device were able to enjoy Android 4.4 KitKat exclusively for a time, but the rest of the Google-supported family should, at this point, also have access to the new update, delivered over the air (OTA).
Google is, by virtue of its sheer scale, a tastemaker of sorts. When it throws its weight behind something, it usually has broader market ramifications. Recently, it said that it is eyeing HTML5 as a rich media standard for Web content that could be a viable replacement for Flash and Silverlight, and said that YouTube was migrating to the technology almost wholesale.
Google Maps is used by the majority of us for nonchalant daily tasks such as trying to scope out a property before visiting or even just casually browsing the web to see if you can see yourself or your car in the driveway through the images on Google Maps (let's be honest - we've all done it). The convenience and usefulness of Google Maps in order to explore the world has become so acclaimed that Google has even made a Google Maps app for users on the go.
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Connecting and communicating with others has never been easier with time saving tools like location awareness and find me/follow me which ensure that important calls don't get missed. Collaborate on the go by using speech to navigate your emails, contacts and calendar and use fixed-mobile convergence to move calls from one device to another.