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Google Improves Google Drive Integration In Gmail

Google announced a new integration of Google Drive into Gmail today, enabling users to easily add files from Google Drive to email messages. From the compose box, you will find a button with a Google Drive icon, which will enable you to insert files using Drive. “Have you ever tried to attach a file to an email only to find …

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Remember Google’s Hall & Oates “Mangobbler” Video? Now You Can Make One

Remember the Go Google Hall & Oates “mangobbler” video? Now you can make your own. “We love hearing about all the different ways people use collaboration in Docs – from creating shared grocery lists to co-authoring full length novels,” says product marketing manager Preston Hershom. “In the past, we even created a few of our own stories showing how you …

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Google Launches Chrome Apps For Docs, Sheets & Slides

Google has launched Docs, Sheets and Slides (otherwise known as Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations) as apps in the Chrome Web Store, so you can start Google Drive projects more quickly. Chromebook users will see the apps in their apps list by default, once the next Chrome OS update launches. Last week, Google launched a new field trial to put Google …

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Google Drive Plays Nicer With Microsoft Word And Excel

Google announced that it has released some updates for import/export for Microsoft Word and Excel files to and from Google Drive. “Now, when converting a Microsoft Excel file to a Google spreadsheet, you’ll be able to import embedded pictures – plus radar and stock charts,” Google explains in a Google+ update. “When you’re exporting to XLSX, charts will be exported …

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Google Adds Your Google Drive Files To SERPs

In August, Google launched a feature that surfaces your email messages from Gmail on web search results pages when relevant. It has only been available in an opt-in field trial so far, but it seems likely that this will become a regular feature somewhere down the line, or at least be opened up to everybody who wants it. Now, Google …

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Google Drive Gets New Compact Mode And Search Box

Google announced a couple of new features for Google documents today. One allows you to click a button to free up some more visual space, and the other lets you take quick actions from a search box. “Ever wanted more room to get stuff done in Google documents?” writes Google software Amav Shah on the Google Drive blog. “Click the …

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Google Shuts Down More Services

Google has continued its “spring cleaning,” announcing that it will be shutting down some more services. Starting on Tuesday, it will start retiring AdSense for Feeds. It will close completely on December 3. Publishers can still use Feedburner URLs powered by Google. Starting October 16, Google users will no longer be able to upload pictures with Classic Plus, which had …

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Google Docs to Drop .doc and Other Antiquated Microsoft Office Formats

This week, Google announced through a very short update to its official Google Apps update feed that Google Docs will be dropping export support for older Microsoft Office formats. As of October 1st, Google plans to eliminate the ability for Google Docs users to export their documents in Office 1997-2003 formats. Specifically, users will no longer be able to export …

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Google Drive iOS And Android Apps Get New Features

Google announced a few updates for its Google Drive apps for iOS and Android. The iOS app has added the ability to edit documents, a feature that has been available on the Android app for some time. Additionally, on the iOS app, you can now view presentations on an iPhone or iPad and create new folders, move files into folders …

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Google Adds Discussions To Google Drive Spreadsheets

Google announced that it is adding discussion functionality to spreadsheets in Google Drive. This is only a natural fit, as the feature was already available in documents and presentations. In collaborative efforts, users can hover over cells that have orange triangles in them to see full discussions, and or reply. Comment numbers are tallied at the bottom of the screen …

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Google Drive Users Could Soon Have Access To Pictures Like These

Google apparently has a deal with stock image bank ThinkStock, and is calling on users to select the ThinkStock images they like best, to expand the stock photo selection on Google Drive. These photos, will be able to be used by Google Drive users in documents and presentations, for free. “When you’re creating a document or a presentation to share …

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Zuckerberg’s Sister Now Part Of YOLO Meme, Following Google’s Wildfire Acquisition

Google acquired Wildfire this week. It’s a social media marketing platform company, but Google also snagged a couple of Zuckerbergs along with the rest of the team. One is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Arielle, and the other, while not technically a Zuckerberg, is in Zuck’s family as well. That would be Harry Schmidt, who’s married to another of Mark’s …

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