Weekend Warrior: Twitter Links and Google Social

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Web professionals either love or ignore Twitter. The microblogging/communication/news platform continues to grow – however slowly and in whatever direction. But many still struggle with how to actually leverage the opportunity it presents to build links, which is the core element of any successful SEO campaign. Now you don’t have a… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my …

Google's Open Web Advocate Talks White House Web ID Plan

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As previously reported, the White House is working on a "National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace" or NSTIC, in which it has placed the Commerce Department in charge of an "Identity Ecosystem". The initiative has drawn a mixture of praise and criticism, and judging by our own readers’ comments, there is a whole lot of criticism. More on this …

Google Chrome Web Store Explained [VIDEOS]

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Google Chrome Web Store has just launched. But to some, it may still be a little confusing. The concept is similar to how Android or Apple’s iTunes application marketplace work. Developers submit their applications to the Google Chrome Web Store to be curated. Once approved, these apps will be made available for users to download through […] Related posts: Google …

20 Things Google Learned About Browsers & The Web

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Together with illustrator Christoph Niemann, The Google Chrome team used HTML5 to create a gorgeous interactive book to share what they learned about the Internet and browsers. 20 things can be scaled down to 3 main learning points: (1) First, this interactive book will first take you through the backbone of the Internet and how it is […] Related posts: …

Google Unveils New Tool For Faster Web

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Somewhere within Google, there’s an organization known as the "Make the Web Faster" initiative, and today, a representative presented the world with a gift.  Something new named mod_pagespeed is supposed to make streamlining a site a quick, easy process. A Google representative explained in an email to WebProNews, "We just launched a new open-source Apache module called mod_pagespeed that any …

Google Search Gets a Major Overhaul [PICS]

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After months of testing and speculation, Google is finally releasing the next edition of Google search to the public, complete with a left-hand menu bar and even an update to the well-known Google logo. The new version of Google has some major differences, but the changes can be broken down into three groups: design changes, the addition of a left-hand …

Picasa Web Albums Now Lets You Have 10,000 Albums

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Here’s a nice little update for Picasa Web Albums users – Google has upped the previous limit of 1,000 albums per account to 10,000. When it comes to storage space for your photos, it’s the same (7.76 GB, shared between Gmail, Google Docs, and Picasa Web Albums), but you can still buy more at very affordable prices. The default view, …

Gmail Adds OAuth Support for Safer 3rd Party Sign-ins

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Google announced the addition of OAuth support in Gmail in a blog post today, which is a highly positive move that allows you to give third party applications access to the contents on your email without having to give them your password. You may be familiar with the term from Twitter, who added OAuth support back in April of last …

Adobe Flash Now Officially a Part of Google Chrome

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Although Adobe Flash is already installed on virtually every computer, Google has announced that all downloads of its Chrome web browser will now include the plug-in. Rumored since Monday, Google’s blog post on the partnership adds a few details about what we can expect from the integration. One of the key benefits to Chrome users will be that they receive …

Unlocked Nexus One Comes to AT&T and Rogers

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Today, Google announced that it is now selling a new version of the unlocked Nexus One that will work on AT&T and Rogers Wireless in 3G. Earlier today, we discussed the lackluster sales of Google’s Nexus One smartphone. One of the reasons we think sales are below expectations is that the phone was previously only available on one 3G carrier …