According to unnamed sources cited by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, Google plans to launch a store where it will sell online business software for use with its own Google Apps products. The Times cites "a person familiar with the project" and the Journal cites "people briefed by the company."
The last few months were probably long and hard ones for members of the Google Books team; it had started to seem like the whole world objected to their proposed scanning and sharing settlement. But it turns out that Stanford is on Google’s side, as a new deal was announced this afternoon.
Update: Google is reminding users of the AdWords API that on April 22, most of the services related to v13 will be turned off.
Google is telling users to switch to v200909 as soon as possible to avoid any complications.
Original Article: Google has launched the newest version of the AdWords API v2009 beta. That would be version 200909. Google cites the following as the highlights of the new API:
Google News continues to become a much more personalized experience for users. Back in November, the company launched the Custom Sections Directory feature, which lets users set up sections on topics of interest, which they can share with other users.
Now Google has added the ability to star story clusters that are of interest to each user. You use this feature, just as you would star messages in Gmail or stories in Google reader.
Last month, we learned that AOL’s CEO, ex-Googler Tim Armstrong, doesn’t intend to blindly renew AOL’s search deal with Google when it expires in December. Google doesn’t appear ready to stand back and let Microsoft or some other company take its place, however.
Google recently launched its extensions Gallery for Chrome, but today the company is reminding users of the browser (which continues to gain popularity) that there are a lot more things you can do with it beyond just what’s in the gallery. Google Chrome 4 supports Greasemonkey user scripts.
The folks in charge of science fiction movies that are currently in development may, for the sake of accuracy, want to feature Google’s name on any universal translators. The company’s continued to move forward in its work with languages by tweaking Google Analytics and a build of Chromium.