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Quest Visual is joining Google!

Quest Visual, the maker of the incredible Word Lens app, posted on its website that it has been acquired by Google.

 

Quotes from wordlens website

With Word Lens, we’ve seen the beginnings of what’s possible when we harness the power of mobile devices to “see the world in your language.”

By joining Google, we can incorporate Quest Visual’s technology into Google Translate’s broad language coverage and translation capabilities in the future.

As a thank you to everybody who supported us on our journey, we’ve made both the app and the language packs free to download for a limited time while we transition to Google.

We’re looking forward to continuing our work at Google – stay tuned!

Android Word Lens Translator

Saving Gmail attachment Directly to your Google Drive

Google has rolled out a gmail update recently which allows you to save your gmail attachment directly to Google Drive. See the screenshots below.

There is a new Google drive icon popup in the attachment and once we click on that we get a list of Google Drives folders, select the folder and save, and done.

 

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Here’s Google’s Tour Builder

Tour Builder a Google Earth Experiment, is a new way to show people the places you have visited and the experiences you had along the way using Google Earth. It lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation.

And here’s the sample gallery’s for a tour

Visit Tour Builder

Big G added hashtag support to search

As per Zaheed Sabur  updates Google has added a richer hashtag experience to Google Search and this  update is rolling out “within the next few hours” to English language users on google.com and google.ca. As of now this only works for Google+ contents,  And here’s  how it works.

  •  When you search on Google for a hashtag, say [#AmericasCup] or [#WaterfallWednesday], a set of relevant Google+ posts may appear to the right of regular results.
  • You’ll only be able to see posts that have been shared publicly or shared with you.
  • If you click on any of these posts you’ll go to Google+, where you’ll see the full set of relevant posts.
  • You’ll also see links to search for these hashtags on other social sites.

is Big G Revamping it’s logo?

is Big G (Google) revamping it’s logo? Hints appear in new Chrome beta for Android. Here is the comparison image for the old and the hinted logo.

Hinted New logo for Google

Hinted New logo for Google

 

An update on Google Affiliate Network

affiliate_network-500Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help advertisers and publishers improve their performance across the affiliate ecosystem. Cost-per-action (CPA) marketing has rapidly evolved in the last few years, and we’ve invested significantly in CPA tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer. We’re constantly evaluating our products to ensure that we’re focused on the services that will have the biggest impact for our advertisers and publishers.

To that end, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire Google Affiliate Network and focus on other products that are driving great results for clients.

We’ll continue to support our customers as we wind down the product over the next few months. And there are other products that can help you achieve your goals. Affiliate publishers can continue to earn AdSense revenue through the AdSense network. And marketers can take advantage of other CPA-oriented Google tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer to drive valuable online sales and conversions. These areas are growing rapidly and we’re continuing to invest heavily in them.

Thanks for your support of our affiliate product, and we look forward to helping you grow your business in the future.

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Chrome Frame is declared obsolete by Google

In September 2009, one year after releasing the Chrome browser, Google unveiled “Chrome Frame”—a plugin that brought Chrome’s underlying technology to Internet Explorer. Google said Chrome Frame was necessary because users of IE, particularly its older versions, were missing out on HTML5, JavaScript performance improvements, and other modern Web technologies.

chrome_frame-430Webpages containing a tag pointing to Chrome Frame switch automatically to “Google Chrome’s speedy WebKit-based rendering engine” when the page detects that an IE user has Chrome Frame installed, according to Google. Chrome Frame runs on IE versions 6, 7, 8, and 9.

But today, Google said the plugin isn’t needed anymore and it will stop receiving support and updates entirely in January 2014. “It’s unusual to build something and hope it eventually makes itself obsolete, but in this case we see the retirement of Chrome Frame as evidence of just how far the Web has come,” Chrome engineer Robert Shield wrote in the Chromium blog

Dumping Chrome Frame could cause a bit of grief for developers, as some commenters on Shield’s blog post and on Hacker News point out. Google contends that there won’t be too many annoyances and that there are fixes for those that will exist. On the whole, Google believes Web development today is a less frustrating experience than it was when Chrome Frame was devised.

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