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Google Adds Web Font Support to Google Docs
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Google announced today that Google Docs now supports web fonts using the Google Font API. To start off, there are six new fonts available.

Google: 3 Million Businesses Have “Gone Google”
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Google announced today that over 3 million businesses have "gone Google", meaning they’ve switched to Google Apps. in addition to that, Google says over 30 million individual users within businesses, schools, and organizations are using the company’s messaging and collaboration tools. 

Google Launches 2-Step Verification for Google Apps
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Google has introduced a more secure sign-in capability for Google Apps accounts with two-step verification. The company says this "significantly increases the security of the cloud."

Google Talks Growing Customer Interest in Apps Marketplace

On one Tuesday of each month, Google spotlights some new apps in the Google Apps Marketplace. This week, it was Grockit, Elance, ERPLY, Insync, Rainmaker, Pipeline Deals, Idea2, Kashoo, SimplifyThis, Offiserv, Mindquilt, and RecMan. You can see details about these particular apps here

Google Makes Scheduling Improvements to Google Calendar

Google is rolling out some changes to the event page in Google Calendar. The goal is to make scheduling events easier, while making the style more consistent with other Google apps.

The information that is most commonly used is displayed at the top of the screen, the layout is simplified, and they’ve added some other features.

AT&T Expands myWireless Mobile App to More Android Devices

AT&T is expanding the availability of its myWireless Mobile app to a couple of new Android devices – the Samsung Captivate and the HTC Aria. The app lets wireless subscribers manage their accounts from their mobile devices.

The app give users access to bill payment, voice and data usage information, the ability to add or remove features and plans, and paperless billing. 

Google Apps Gets Another Endorsement
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We’ll admit from the start: this development doesn’t rival Los Angeles’s embrace of Google Apps in terms of importance.  Or Orlando’s, for that matter.  But the City of Westerville, Ohio (which is home to about 37,000 people) has adopted Google Apps and is officially pleased with the result.

Search Across Email and Docs in Gmail
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Google released a new Gmail Labs feature today that lets you search across email and Google Docs. If you turn it on and search from the Gmail search box, you will simply get results from both places, when applicable.

Nine New Apps Join Google Apps Marketplace
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Today, Google Apps users have as many as nine new reasons to be glad they’re hooked into the service.  That’s because nine new apps have been introduced to the Google Apps Marketplace, making for a substantial number of ways people can save time and streamline their work routine.

Maryland Educational System Embraces Google Apps

Much to the disappointment of students (and perhaps teachers) everywhere, a new school year will soon start.  But Google’s celebrating something related to education this afternoon, as it’s secured the Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium as yet another Google Apps partner.

L.A. City Council Confirms Support Of Google Apps
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Los Angeles’s adoption of Google apps has been called groundbreaking by some onlookers.  It’s also been a cause for concern in certain circles, with delays cropping up and the police department citing security fears.  Now there’s (more) good news for Google, though, as the L.A. city council has again given Google Apps a thumbs up.

Google Apps Applauded By Berkeley Lab
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Earlier today, Google made known that Google Apps for Government is available, and a representative of Berkeley Lab has now made clear that it should be popular, too.  Dr. Rosio Alvarez, Chief Information Officer at the institution, discussed the migration process in a special blog post this afternoon.

Google Launches Google Apps For Government
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Google has introduced a new Government Edition of Google Apps. It includes all of the features of other Google Apps editions, but adds policy and security features. Google says it was designed with guidance from the federal government, as well as the Cities of Los Angeles and Orlando.

Google Apps for Government stores Gmail and Calendar data in a segregated system located in the continental United States, exclusively for government customers.

Google Experiences Hiccup in LA Google Apps Implementation

MarketWatch reports that Google has missed a deadline for the implementation of Google Apps in the city of Los Angeles, due mainly to security concerns expressed by the LAPD. This has got to be an unwelcome snag for Google, who is spending a great deal of time marketing Google Apps for cloud computing.

Google Apps Gets User Policy Management Feature
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After launching multi-domain support a couple weeks ago, Google has now launched user policy management for Google Apps. These features are designed to give IT administrators greater control and flexibility within Google Apps, the company says.

Google Apps Goes To India
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A country that’s known for its fast-developing tech industry – and for its enormous population – should soon have improved access to Google Apps.  Google and Tata Communications announced a deal today that involves both Google Apps and India (for starters).

Google Apps Users Get New Mobile Security Options

Google has announced some new mobile device management options for Google Apps administrators. The options will be available to all Google Apps Premier and Education customers starting this week.

New options include:

Colorado and Iowa Join Oregon in Making Google Apps Available to Public Schools

Google announced today that Colorado and Iowa are now offering Google Apps to public schools. Oregon did the same back in April, and now 3,000 more schools across Colorado and Iowa will have Google Apps available to them.

Google Apps Gets Multi-Domain Support
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Google has introduced multi-domain support in Google Apps. This comes in a new admin control that lets businesses and organizations with two or more domains on Google Apps manage them from a single control panel.

A Social Tool for Actually Getting Things Done

Google launched the Google Apps Marketplace in March, and it didn’t take long for Manymoon to become the most installed application in it. Manymoon is a social productivity tool that helps businesses accomplish tasks online with their connections, and its Google app is only one of the options it provides.

Manymoon spoke at Google I/O a couple weeks ago, and CEO and co-founder Amit Kulkarni spoke with WebProNews about how businesses can use its tool:

Google Releases Savings Calculator Tool to Push Google Apps

As Google continues its push to get businesses using Google Apps, the company has now introduced the "Go Google Cloud Calculator". This is a tool that lets you enter your company’s name, tell it how many employees you have, and gives you Google’s estimates for how much money you could save, how much more productive you will be, how much more storage you will get, how many hours you will save, etc.