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The Lovely Couple

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Page:


They look good together, right? Very romantic photo, via Valleywag and their spies (click there for a zoomed-out version).

December 11th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Culture | one comment

Google Working To Bring “My Location” To Palm Phones

Google Maps’ excellent new My Location feature, which checks cell phone towers to determine your location without need for a GPS, should be coming soon to Palm phones. Palm says their phones have a private API for checking cell tower IDs, and that they will be including a means to access it in newer Palm phones. The Centro should get support for it in the future, and new phones will ship with it, which will enable My Location on those phones, whenever it happens.

December 11th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Mobile, Google Maps, Services | no comments

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Googlers Fourth Most Powerful People In Business

Fortune has a list of the 25 most powerful people in the business world, and Google’s top 3 of Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin and the just-married Larry Page are together number four on the list. Also on it: Steve Jobs is number one, Bill Gates is number seven, and possible richest-guy-in-the-world Carlos Slim is #24.
(via Digg)

December 11th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Culture | no comments

Google Fires 60 Postini Employees

Wired’s Epicenter blog reports rumors that Google has axed sixty employees who came over when they acquired Postini in July. The unlucky employees are being let go ahead of the holidays, which always sucks, but its not like they were working there long. According to this LinkedIn profile, Postini had 400 employees when purchased by Google, so this layoff represents 18% of the company.

December 11th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Culture | no comments

gPC Laptop From Everex On The Way

Everex, maker of the cheapo gPC/gOS (not the Google OS) computer at Wal-Mart, is working on a laptop called the “Cloudbook” running gOS. The device will have a seven-inch screen, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, a 30 gigabyte hard drive, 1.2 GHz Via C7 ULV processor, 512 megabytes of RAM, ethernet, wifi, a 4-in-1 card reader, 2 USB ports, even DVI-out. It’s good enough for Vista, even has some things my laptop doesn’t have. Expect to see it January 15 for $400.

December 11th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | General | no comments

Make A Holiday Card With Any YouTube Video

youtube-holiday-card.pngYouTube has a fun new feature for the holidays, letting you make video holiday cards to share with your friends and family. The landing page has twelve videos, but you can paste the URL of any video on YouTube, or click the “Send this as a Video Holiday Card!” button on any YouTube video page. Then you choose the frame (one of six festive holiday themes), write a greeting, pick the email addresses you want to send it to and away goes your greeting card.

Recipients of your card get a link to a page like this one. You can shoot a special video just to send to your loved ones, or you can choose a video you particularly like and send it as a season’s greeting.

December 11th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | YouTube, Services | no comments

DocSyncer Syncs Your Documents To Google Docs

Amit Agarwal talks about DocSyncer, a new program in invite-only beta that watches your computer for Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and automatically uploads them to Google Docs. Not only does it help you manage files on your computer with online editing, but it also can act as an excellent bulk uploader for getting your files into Docs. Request an invite here, and download it here if you get one.

December 11th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Docs, Products | no comments