Friday, July 28, 2006
Lots of New Secret Google Services Uncovered
UK developer Tony Ruscoe has the scoop:
while sniffing around a subdomain he found a while ago, sandbox.google.com
, he was able to grab a kind of Google tester account
. Even though this didn’t seem to give him full testing powers for as of yet unreleased Google products, Tony was still able to add a list of unreleased services
to his account... because he found the sub-domains of these services a while ago!
So, here is the list of Google services uncovered:
- Google Events: We already have Calendar, what might this be?
- Google Guess: Tony ponders if this service will guess what you want to search for.
- Google Real Estate Search: Sounds a bit like Google Base... or will this be a web-wide real estate search engine?
- Mobile Marketplace: EBay for mobile phones or...?
- New Service aka Workplace: Microsoft Office... on the web? The handle for this project is “WF”.
- Google Weaver aka M Scrapbook: This service has been uncovered a while ago, actually... but now Tony finds that it redirects to a service named “H9”. Tony takes a guess: if “M” stands for “Medical,” maybe “H” stands for “Health"?
- Google RS2: This one has been previously uncovered as well, but Tony says it’s linked to Google Translate... is it related to Google’s machine translation efforts?
- Google Online Assessment: What could this be?
- More: Other codenames appearing were “CF”, “GMT”, and “Voice”.
[Thanks Tony. Image by Tony.]
Update: The information’s out already, but it looks like Google has fixed this hole – you may not be able to sign up for the unreleased services anymore. [Thanks Sankar Anand.]
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