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Google Shuts Down More Services

Google Shuts Down More Services

By Chris Crum November 23, 2011 | 9 Comments

Google continues to trim down its product line as part of the company’s new “focus”. The Internet giant announced that it is closing down some more of them, and some functionalities of others. Google Wave. You may have already thought …

Google Gears Up For Offline Mobile Apps

Windows Mobile users won’t have to worry about applications being unavailable while they are flying or otherwise away from a wireless connection.

Google Docs Going Offline?

Back in October, we shared news that Google Calendar was requesting permission to use Google Gears to provide offline access. We’re still waiting on that.

Now it appears Google Blogoscoped is seeing something similar with Google Docs.

New Version of Green OS Released

Release 2.0 of gOS, the Green Operating System some people call a Google OS, has been released as a free download.

Some of the Most Innovative Products of the Year

PC World has a list of the 25 most innovative products of 2007. While most of them are actual gadgets—the iPhone, the Kindle, and various other pieces of hardware—many of them are web apps. Among the most interesting picks:

1. Google Gears—heralded as a step toward the browser as a desktop

9. Facebook API—duh.

17. Zoho Notebook—compiles all kinds of information and enables you to share it

Google Reader & Offline News Reading

In the first week of June Google launched a program called "Google Gears" that expands the already impressive capabilities of Google Reader (Google’s free news reader) to allow offline viewing. Here is a quote from Google’s related blog posting:

Google Gears: Where’s The Sync?

A little probing into offline application-enabler Google Gears finds that the prospective Gears developer could be in for a little code-shock.

Google Gears Interview

Here’s Bret Taylor on my new video camera talking about Google’s Gears. He manages developer products at Google and we have a seven minute conversation about Google Gear, the new developer API that lets Web developers build offline applications.

Why did I put this up on Blip.tv? Because I used my new Sanyo Xacti video camera and am experimenting. This is a little shaky, sorry about that.

Google Gears Grind Out Web Apps

Google announced an open source browser extension that enables web applications to run offline.