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Every year, Google I/O brings together the best developer minds in the industry. It gives them an opportunity to come together and share their thoughts and ideas about Google products.
iTalk, a provider of full-featured recording apps with a streamlined and intuitive user interface, has announced the launch of a new marketing campaign supported by Google tools such as Enhanced Campaigns and Exclusive Google Remarketing.
Phrasebook syncing allows users of the Translate app to save commonly-used translations into a list that is available on all the user's devices. This way, even without access to the main device you use for translating or Wi-Fi, you can still have easy access to useful translations. Along with the new Phrasebook syncing comes more support for Google's optical character recognition.
Google has made plenty of different tweaks over the last few weeks when it comes to the mobile mail app for Android and iOS. At times it doesn't seem there is really much of a need for such an app, especially when it comes to the iPhone, because you can access your Gmail through the regular old mail application. For those who do enjoy the separate Gmail application, however, they are going to see something different when they download the update.
Google has added a new category of apps for developers with changes to the developer edition of Chrome running on Windows, moving around categories on its Chrome Web Store.
Companies leveraging Cisco Unified Communications solutions can now experience greater employee collaboration and increased productivity as two UC-focused organizations, Esna Technologies and Touchbase, will bring Esna's Cloudlink for Cisco UC to market.
Google, the self-fixer-upper and master game changer, could be transforming the world of search once again with its latest offering in Google Search, "app activities."
Last June, it was reported that Google was buying consumer Internet company Meebo for about $100 million. At the time of the acquisition, media reports suggested that the search engine giant was planning to tap the Meebo team to develop publisher tools for Google+. However, TechCrunch reports that many of the Silicon Valley company's features, including Meebo Messenger, Sharing on Meebo, MeeboMe and all of its mobile apps, were largely dismantled by the search giant.
Esna Technologies and Touchbase are teaming up, and together, they'll bring new solutions to Cisco customers. With their strategic partnership, the two companies will bring Esna's Cloudlink for Cisco unified communications solution to companies and customers using Cisco applications.
TransGaming Inc., a major player in developing and delivering multi-platform technologies and software 3D rendering solutions, and Google have announced a licensing agreement with SwiftShader, TransGaming's 3D rendering technology that allows applications to generate 3D graphics on a CPU alone without the use of a graphics processing unit.
Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc. has introduced Audit Log for Google Apps, allowing administrators to track their Google Apps domains from their mobile devices. Administrators are informed when their domain settings are modified by the unique mobile app from Spanning, therefore Administrators can instantaneously track their domains even while on the move.
Gmail, Google Drive (a cloud storage service), and several other applications from Google were out of order for a small number of users on Wednesday. Six of Google's 13 applications were affected by the limited outage, according to Google's Apps Status Dashboard.
Google Play, the online store where most Android users download apps, music, movies and other content, has just rolled out a new design. The new design features images that leap off the page and grab the user's attention. Similar content is grouped together in an attempt to make it easier to find.
Understanding online customers, seeing what makes them tick, translating website traffic into sales and making profits is what every business wants for itself. But, in an age of cut-throat competition, where success depends on gaining valuable market insights and strategic decision making, the task assumes gigantic proportions, as Asahi Technologies will tell you.
Developers may have struggled with adding SMS or voice communication to apps for Google before, but that will no longer be the case. Together with Twilio, the company is making it easier than ever to add those features to their apps, with an improved App Engine built for it.
When it comes to risks of data loss such as user error, malicious attacks or corruption and overwriting by third-party apps, most businesses are not adequately protecting their cloud data. In fact, Rachel Dines of Forrester Research recently wrote a report called "Master the Eight Disruptors That Will Transform Business Technology Resiliency in 2013," one of which was cloud-to-cloud backup.
GPS Insight is giving new functionality and faster load times to users by upgrading its dashboard mapping and browser-based mapping to Google Maps.
Rio SEO came up with an innovative first-of-its-kind software upgrade that will enable businesses to utilize Facebook's Open Graph Markup in much better way. This new software upgrade allows users to integrate relevancy tags into Facebook's Open Graph markup.
With the announcement that Google is finally killing off Google Reader, users of Google's other services like Google Drive might be wondering what's next on the chopping block.
The company behind Spanning Backup for Google Apps, the enterprise-class data protection solution built to work via the cloud as opposed to traditional desktop-based solutions, has finished its series B funding campaign, and quite successfully. Yielding more than $6 million led by an anonymous strategic investor, Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc. now has a total raised capital of $9 million over the last two years since its inception in 2010.
Esna Technologies recently announced that an increasing number of customers from the manufacturing, retail and education sectors are using its Cloudlink solution to connect Cisco UC&C solutions to the cloud.
One of the perks of social media sites Twitter and Facebook, is that they provide a way for brands and clients to bounce messages back and forth. Ideally, a company can respond to a customer's complaint or problem (or hey, maybe even a compliment) in real-time.
Android is catching up to its counterparts as a mobile platform, and with mobile access becoming 'non- negotiable,' it was just a matter of time until Android apps made their presence known in the modern workplace, as an anywhere-collaboration product for businesses of all sizes. PGi, well reputed for its virtual meeting for over 20 years, is thus ensuring that its cloud-based solution - iMeet - is available in the Google play store for all Android-powered phones.
The American multinational corporation Google is one of the Internet's most visited websites, at least in America. It has become a very important site for Internet-based services, products, and online Web applications designed to run on desktops as well as on mobile devices.
Global Security Systems announced the availability of the ALERT FM App emergency notification smartphone application for Apple iOS as well as Google Android devices.
The more popular any e-mail platform gets, the more security issues comes to the forefront, as an increase in users directly results in an increase of hackers. Google is aiming to combat this phenomenon with their Gmail accounts by making them as safe as possible by introducing a new two-step authentication system.
Developers aren't tired of creating mobile apps nor are app stores tired of adding one more app to their repositories. Currently, workflow apps are competing for the limelight as businesses try to nudge past each other.
Swordfish Financial, Inc. has unveiled a News and Entertainment application for Android. Smartphone users using Android 2.2 or higher can download the latest Swordfish News and Entertainment App from Google Play Store.
LogMeIn has updated LogMeIn Rescue, which allows companies to provide advanced remote support for Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Sony Android devices. Companies are resorting to remote support these days, as it reduces the need to travel and provides more options for both companies and employees.
Google transitioned its Google Shopping to a commercial model built on Product Listing Ads back in October of 2012 and it appears to have brought the search engine some good luck. According to the latest report from CPC Strategy, Google Shopping's performance has seen significant increases and a surge of traffic in the four months since the change.
Earlier today, Google released a new version of Drive for Android, which can currently be found at the Google Play store. A new version commonly means new features and upgraded performance, and the new Drive app would prove no exception. Those who do regular presentations and involve streaming video will be especially pleased by what Google's Drive is offering up.
A recent development in which an Australian software developer said Google was providing him with the personal information of everyone who bought his mobile app has sparked a fresh round of scrutiny over Google's privacy policies, according to new reports. Perhaps more distressingly, the exact nature of the transmitted information has been revealed as well, and it has nothing to do with software glitches.
Oracle is taking a trip into federal appeals court to try and revive some of its legal battle with Google.
Damaka, a provider of mobile unified communication and collaboration (UCC) solutions, announced that it's Damaka Xavy for Microsoft OCS R2 and Lync solution is now available on Apple iTunes and Google Play for free.
Google announced on Wednesday that it had added ski run information from 38 well-known ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada. The runs are color-coded using the same colors the ski resort industry uses to show difficulty level.
Earth Networks has released a new WeatherBug app for Google Chrome with a new modern design, and bigger font for better readability, providing a realistic view of weather along with live images. The images are fed from cameras installed along the WeatherBug network.
No matter what side of the OS platform you stand on, you have to appreciate the App Store and the incredible growth it has experienced. The company still maintains its hold on the number-one spot even though it's competing against several companies.
Esna Technologies (Esna), a company that provides cloud-enabled communication and collaboration solutions, recently announced that it is all set to launch the new edition of its Cloudlink software.
The look of Google image search has more or less stayed the same since it was first introduced in July 2001. Sure, there have been some minor changes, most notably an update introduced within the last couple of years that made it so image data would be hidden until an image thumbnail was hovered over.
Vassar College is replacing the NEC PBX system on campus, and needed a new unified communications solution for integrating its Cisco phone system with Google Apps. For that, Esna Technologies came to the rescue.
It's always kind of interesting to see a news outlet develop a product; it's an unusual combination of the news vendor being sufficiently well-placed to recognize deficiencies in the market yet at the same time wanting to remain impartial. More recently, Good e-Reader - one of the biggest names in digital publishing news - launched an Indiegogo project concerned with the development of a pair of new enterprises designed to make e-book reading easier and more convenient.
Attention Google Chrome users: The security update Google allegedly released last Thursday to ensure built-in malware and phishing protection is reportedly a "fake" Chrome update. This news was uncovered by the security vendor, GFI Software.
Anyone familiar with the online review and assessment site, Yelp.com, knows quite well how the platform works. Users give businesses, like restaurants and cafes, positive or negative reviews based on their experience. Sometimes businesses reply, defending their actions, often going as far as to apologize for a cranky server or bland food.
While more businesses today are investing in backups for critical documents and server data, they may not be adequately protecting the records and data stored in its cloud applications.
At the center of a techno-political controversy, the successor to Google's VP8 video compression technology, VP9, has made its first appearance outside Google's walls. Though only in an early-stage version of the browser for developers, Google has built VP9 support into Chrome.
When thinking about the technology giants, you'll be hard pressed to not find a group of people who name either Google or Microsoft. Although Microsoft has been around longer and faced a lot of criticism over the years - the two companies still remain competitors, even in the cloud market.
Last week, Google Maps, which was released as an alternative to the Apple Maps app, topped the iTunes chart immediately as iPhone users rushed to download it. In the first 48 hours after its release, Google Maps for iPhone was downloaded more than 10 million times.
NeoNova Network Services recently announced that it will be delivering Google Apps to PEAK Internet, a leading wholesale provider of Internet services. Through the strategic partnership, PEAK Internet will now be able to deliver these services to its customers across Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
Cloud services provider, NeoNova Network Services will deliver Google Apps to PEAK Internet, a wholesale ISP offering services in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. PEAK plans to roll out Google Apps to its retail customers, in addition to offering broadband and other Internet Services.
Android users had been waiting for pinch-to-zoom capabilities in their mobile Gmail apps and now that wait is over. Google has now released its new Gmail 4.2 app.
Earlier this week, Google officially revealed via a notification on its blog that Google Drive, its cloud-storage service, will be integrated with its e-mail service, Gmail. This was done in order to clear the rumors that have been out for weeks as well as various leaks that have been seen on an Android developer's Google+ Hangout presentation.
With thousands of apps inundating the Android app marketplace, it could be really frustrating and time-consuming to find the ones that suit you. And even after hours of searching, there's no real guarantee that you'll land something you really like.
Earlier this week, Gmail announced that in order to make searching for messages "faster and easier", it has unveiled new ways. According to a blog post written by Gmail software engineer Christian Kurmann, Google's email client now lets users search by size, by exact match, with more flexible date options and more.
Language software maker, Rosetta Stone Inc., which has been fighting legal battle with Google over trademarks for three long years, has finally decided to drop the lawsuit against the search giant. The two companies will in turn collaborate on a fight against the practice of counterfeiting.
As Hurricane Sandy's after effects continue to be felt, it's interesting to watch how the country pulls together and how some of the top tech companies in the world find a way to pitch in. Google is certainly not a company that is often recognized as one that does a ton of community service, mainly because some of its efforts are behind the scenes.
Although Google+ has been slow to gain a foothold among social media users, it has slowly been adopted by more and more people, largely as a result of the popularity of Google+ Hangouts, the conferencing platform. Google+ announced Thursday that they will rolling out some new features for Google+ Hangouts, making it "nicer to look at" and "easier to use".
In an effort to become a leading provider of Internet media and social information solutions that deliver value to the public, TagLikeMe Corp., has commenced development of the mobile Google Android Tablet App of its social search and sharing platform online at TagLikeMe.com.
With Hurricane Sandy quickly approaching, Google.org has designed a Hurricane Sandy map to help East Coast residents out during what is projected to be a category-1 hurricane. They have designed two maps: one map that covers the area anticipated to be affected, stretching from Virginia to Massachusetts, and another map for New York City.
Securus, a developer of mobile safety and security products, released a new Android app suitable for its eZoom and eCare+Voice products. Devices powered by Android will now serve users as a tool to safeguard family and valuables.
The voice-over-IP (VoIP) revolution not only makes calls more flexible; it also makes them easier to count and analyze. A new feature in Google's AdWords Express, call reporting, takes advantage of this feature of VoIP.
Thanks to a partnership deal between two Aavya DevConnect partners-CRI and Esna Technologies, the communication industry will soon get a solution that brings the benefit of unified messaging natively into their cloud-based applications.
Digital marketing on the Internet is as competitive as it has ever been. Trying to stay on top of the little tweaks and tricks that help people perusing the Web is a full time job. Google has announced a new program that could actually make digital marketing, or at least a distinct kind of digital marketing that much easier.
Ever since Google App Engine was launched, Web application (app) developers have been cashing in on its fully-integrated development environment and unique features to create scalable apps as well as management platforms.
When you start thinking about applications to download, most people think of Apple. Android has been the kid in the corner that people don't pay all that much attention to, especially when it comes to app downloads. But Google Play (Android app store) just saw its 25 billionth application downloaded; there may be reason to take a closer look.
Looking to allow Google app users to add ClickDesk live chat software to their websites with one click, ClickDesk has announced that the company has begun integrating with Google Apps. With this integration, more than four million Google app users can now access Google Apps with the help of the company's admin Gmail account, and click "add it now" on ClickDesk's Google app marketplace page.
Voice Assist has released a safe driving app for Android, utilizing voice commands. Android users will now be able to send e-mails, text, post to their favorite social media like Twitter / Facebook, or simply make a call while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Esna Technologies, a provider of cloud-enabled communication and collaboration solutions (UC&C), is set to showcase its Google Apps strength at the upcoming Going Google Roadshow in North America.
Boingo Wireless, in association with Google Play, will now be able to offer Wi-Fi at a minimum of 4,000 hotspots. Millions of users can avail these Wi-Fi services at no extra cost at these hotspots, which are a part of Boingo's Cloud Nine Media platform.
Texthelp Inc., a provider of award-winning literacy software solutions, has announced the release of Read&Write for Google Docs. Google Docs is a free, Web-based office suite and data storage service offered by Google, allowing users create and edit documents online and collaborate with others in real time.
Google's social networking site, Google+, which has been the biggest rival to Facebook, offering many similar features and functions with its platform, has new added features built with businesses in mind. The site may now provide the solutions many organizations have longed for from a social network site and can become more than just another conventional social network for users.
The workflow creation and management applications are becoming increasingly important in the modern office, allowing businesses to monitor worker productivity. OrangeScape's KiSSFLOW, a workflow creation and management app, is now available in the Google App Marketplace.
Esna Technologies, a provider of cloud-enabled unified communication and collaboration solutions, recently elected Nuance's Dragon Voicemail to Text as part of its Office-LinX Unified Communication Platform, to rapidly and accurately transcribe voice messages into text, providing delivery via e-mail, text message and other media.
Customers who want to order Esnatech's Office-LinX Cloudlink unified communications program can now purchase the product through the Avaya DevConnect Select Product Program. Office-LinX Cloudlink can be purchased through Avaya and through Avaya's network of distributors.
Thanks to the growing movement toward cloud, business is booming for NeoNova Network Services, which provides cloud-based broadband services for regional ISPs. NeoNova, an authorized premier reseller of Google Apps for ISPs and businesses, has added 11 new affiliate companies this year, which translates to more than 60,000 new subscribers and the addition of three states, Wisconsin, Iowa and Vermont, to the 32 already served by NeoNova.
Google is putting quite a few of its eggs in the Google Now basket, hoping the service can be Android's version of Siri, even if the services are very different at their core. To decorate its Google Now enthusiasm even more, the search giant has begun incorporating the Google Now-style design to its users' mobile search results.
Just how far can Google push search? The current capabilities are obviously not good enough, at least to Google. The Mountain View Internet search giant has added a new feature called Gmail search results.
Armedia, a technology firm specializing in information and content management solutions, recently announced the introduction of The Well Project mobile app to the Apple App Store and Google Play. The Well Project is a not-for-profit organization focussing on research, resources, and nurturing relationships as a way to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The organization specifically focuses on women to further drive its mission goals.
Esnatech's Cloudlink has been upgraded, and version 2.0 has plenty of new features to go around. Cloudlink 2.0 (the solution formerly known as Cloud Connect) features integration with Cisco's collaboration tools, and helps people connect with their commonly used systems and applications.
Google users will be saying goodbye to three of its products: Google Apps for Teams, Google Video for Business and Google Listen. Director of Engineering Max Ibel made the announcement in the Google blog.
Less is more. At least that's what Google is looking to do, as the company will soon be discontinuing some services that are underperforming, to focus on those that seem more popular with users.
Intorrent Technologies, a developer of Asterisk-based Voice over IP (VoIP) business phone solutions, recently announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Esna Technologies (Esnatech), a leader in cloud-enabled communications and collaboration solutions.
Google Wallet made the jump from novelty to serious payment solution this week, when Google announced that its Near Field Communications (NFC) powered platform would support a full assortment of U.S. credit card companies. Google Wallet is a smartphone app designed to eliminate the need to carry a wallet filled with credit cards, cash and receipts. It is the bleeding edge of finance virtualization and shows great promise with strong early reviews.
In an email to developers, Play store stated that Android apps that persistently advertise via the system notifications bar - along with those providing what Google deems a "poor user experience" through intrusive or misleading marketing - will be banned.
The Do-It-Yourself movement is becoming popular in software application industry as it empowers peoples to manage their own projects. Citrix Podio, the cloud-based collaborative work platform, has unveiled three new applications for "do-it-yourself" Project Management. These apps are created by management experts Gantthead, ProjectsAtWork and Brad Egeland and are available in Podio App Market as well Google Apps Marketplace.
Although, Google search has featured a built-in calculator function for sometimes now, the search engine has updated this calculator. The search engine has upgraded the calculator into a fully functional 34-button scientific calculator.
Esnatech's flagship software solution, formerly known as Cloud Connect, received a new moniker and a slate of new features with the company's release of Cloudlink 2.0.
Gmail can do a lot of things for you. It can give you mail in an instant. It can let you chat with your friends in real time. It can connect you to your circles. Now, it can help you send faxes. If that last one made your head tilt a little bit then don't worry. You are not the only person who does not know how to use the often-overlooked Gmail Fax service. It seems like many people are confused at how to send a Gmail Fax, and some of the current tutorials have not been sufficient. To that end a new, and more detailed tutorial has been put out to help people use the service.
In September 2010, Google launched imagery of the Antarctic through its Street View program. The company has now added 360-degree panoramic views of historic Antarctic locations.
Due to their inherent flexibility and simplicity of use, cloud based solutions are being implemented by a growing number of enterprises across the world. Google Apps are some of the enhanced software solutions that enable companies to enjoy the benefits of advanced computing without much hassle and at relatively lower cost.
Whether or not you consider Google's I/O developer conference to be the biggest moment of the year in tech likely depends on your opinion of Google and its products. It's also hard not to think back to Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference which only took place a couple of weeks ago. WWDC had a new MacBook announcement and the complete rundown on iOS 6 - two pretty big announcements.
Even though Apple may be trying to force its rival out of the iOS ecosystem, the reality is that Google's services are at least as popular as Apple's products. Apple knows this, of course - you don't get to be the biggest tech company in the world with bad business decisions - so even though iOS 6 won't come standard with Google Maps, users can still download the app. Likewise, Google knows it needs to continue to provide a quality experience with its iOS apps.
To provide customers with mobility and cloud-based applications over traditional applications, Esna Technologies (Esnatech), a company in cloud-enabled communication and collaboration solutions, and NACR, a solutions integration specialist, have partnered to help enterprises across North America connect premise-based unified communications with cloud-based applications.
FreeConference, provider of automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals, has integrated its services with Google Calendar, providing seamless conference scheduling and sharing to its users. This addition the service expands FreeConference's existing suite of "Sync" services which already includes Evernote, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft Outlook, creating the most comprehensive set of organizational conferencing tools available.
Google is in the news for another acquisition, as the search giant purchased Magnolia Broadband's beam forming Mobile Transmit Diversity (MTD) patent portfolio for an undisclosed sum on Monday. The portfolio is derived from over a decade of research, development and testing, covering methods for increasing spectrum utilization (network capacity), expanding coverage, improving uplink transmission speeds at the cell edge and improving device battery life.
Nobody can ignore the marketing potential of social media. In this troublesome economy, it is the most affordable way to market your business. Your presence in social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and FourSquare are always beneficial.
Today, Google Places is quickly replacing the local business center, as numerous users access Google every day to find places in the real world. The company once stated it was looking to better connect Place Page, the way that companies are being found today.
Kobo has given its Kobo Vox eReader customers easy access to over 500,000 apps by tweaking the Kobo Vox eReader to support Google Play. Kobo Vox will hereon be available to customers with the Google Play store app preloaded.
AppsCare from Google has created a strategic delivery model (Gstall) around its customers' imperatives. This model is worldwide, collaborative and possesses the ability of providing high-quality, high-value Google Apps for business, Google Postini and Cisco solutions.
In recognition of significant achievements and contributions to its success, Avaya has honored Esnatech for its Office LinX solution that integrates Avaya Unified Communications (UC) with cloud-based applications from Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and VMware. Esnatech received the Avaya DevConnect Innovation Award for 2012 for its solution that drives better collaboration and communication, and that boosts productivity and reduce costs for cloud-based business applications.
Following the recent layoffs by Meebo in its New York office, it's now clear why 90 percent of the team was let go: Google is buying the company. The growing success of Meebo ad and social services have caught the attention of Google, and will likely help in Google's online advertising business and its Google+ efforts.