Are you familiar with "Google on the Street"? This refers to a series of videos Google has put together in which it goes out and talks to people on the street about various online behaviors, to see how responses stack up against their own Insights for Search findings.
Google’s announcements relating to mobile didn’t end with the launch of the Nexus One yesterday. Google Reader received some updates that are intended to work within the world of cell phones (along with one Web interface upgrade), too.
The list of changes is fairly long, and all together, they do a good job of bringing the mobile version of Google Reader in line with the Web edition. For starters: Google added support for "liking," tagging, and sorting feeds according to items’ ages.
Last night, Google announced that it filed a submission to the FCC, asking it to designate Google as one of potentially several administrators of a "white spaces" geolocation database. Back in November of 2008, the FCC approved the use of these White Spaces, or unused airwaves between broadcast TV channels, for public wireless broadband service.
On Google’s Public Policy Blog, Richard Whitt, Washington Telecom and Media Counsel, writes:
There may come a point at which Google’s popularity maxes out, but we haven’t reached it yet. A new report from comScore concerning online video sites indicates that the search giant’s properties attracted considerably more eyeballs in November than the previous month.
Google has put together a one-minute guide to using its Search-based Keyword tool. The tool was launched just over a year ago in beta. It lets paid search advertisers see what keywords they may be missing out on based on searches on their site.
The U.S. online advertising industry will shake off the recession’s effects and have an excellent time of it in 2010, according to one expert. J.P. Morgan’s Imran Khan has predicted that just about every aspect of the sphere should experience significant growth this year.