Friday, May 19, 2006


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Friday, May 12, 2006

Google Introduces new features in Gmail thereby enabling Photos in Mailing Lists.

Google's launched a couple of new Gmail features: contact photos and Google chat sound notifications. They're slowly rolling this out across accounts (I'm not seeing it yet), but when it's enabled, you can upload a picture of yourself to your Google account, suggest a contact photo for yourself to your friends, and assign photos to your contacts. This feels a bit Friendstery to me, but I have photos of my close friends and family show up on my phone when they call, and it's a much more helpful quick visual cue to see who's calling than I thought. I imagine this would work the same way. Also, there's a new Flash component to Gmail that will emit a sound when someone chats you up on Google Talk and it's buried in a background

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Google Health is expected to be launched next week!

The rumors have been around for a while, but this week there is even greater news that Google Health will be launching next week. Currently, does get forwarded to an ads site.

USAToday reports that the new service will launch next week. During a recent interview there with Marissa Mayer, Google's VP of search products, Kevin Maney had asked her why Google does not have more products in vertical markets, like health. She directly told him that Health was an interesting topic, and to keep eyes out for it next week.

Currently, Yahoo does offer a Health portal site, at that provides tons of important health related topics, and answers. Integrating health questions and answers right into the Google search results would boost the market arena for Google even higher.

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