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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Google Maps for Treo

Google Maps is now available in a special mobile version for the Palm Treo. While mobile versions of Maps have been around (including a – sigh – unusable one for my MDA Vario with Windows Mobile 5.0), Google says this one “is the fastest, slickest version yet, with draggable maps and translucent pop-up balloons that don’t hide the map.” Anyone with a Treo around who can share some first impressions?

[Image by Google.]

Time Suggests New Google Products...

Evan Eisenberg of TIME Magazine is suggesting a couple of new services [PDF] Google might want to develop. The list includes:

[Thanks Haochi, who made this his image of the day.]

Google Music Videos?

Google says their partnership with Sony and Warner now allows them to “bring thousands of music videos to Google Video via free, ad-supported on-demand streams.” I demanded a video, and all I get back is “The video is currently not available. Please try again later.” Does it work in the US?

Google for Educators Site

Google presents a special microsite aimed to tell teachers how to use the different Google products. There’s also a newsletter, as well as the opportunity to become a “Google Certified Teacher”...

The discussion started in the forum.

[Thanks DPic!]

Google in Get Fuzzy Cartoon

Google is featured in Get Fuzzy. [Thanks Peter Krismer.]

Blogspot Was Down and were down & out earlier today according to different reports. (Outage at, where many to most Blogger blogs are hosted – including the official Google blog – means that millions of pages will be unreachable.) The Israel tech blog claims this is the work of hackers – it wouldn’t have been the first time this week – but I don’t know if that’s the case.

[Thanks Hermon and Tony Ruscoe.]

Update: Google says, “Blogger and Blogspot was down between 5:30 and 7:30 PST this morning due to a network malfunction.” [Thanks TomHTML!]


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