• Google Mobile app pushes some iPhone love

    In an update due later today, Google Mobile will now allow push notifications for email and calendars via its mobile app.

    Announced on its Google Mobile blog, the Google Mobile App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad will now support push notifications of calendar events and emails. Both Gmail and Google hosted email for domains are supported.

    This is an important development because Apple (AAPL), up until this point, has only allowed its own MobileMe MORE

    - Aug 23, 2010 1:50 PM ET
  • Google multiple account sign in coming

    The new trick allows you to sign into multiple Gmail accounts at the same time.

    Google is rolling out an update to the Manage Account page for all of its users this week, according to the Google Operating System (unofficial) blog.  The new account page will let you log in and out of multiple accounts at the same time using a drop down menu at the top-right of the page.

    Here's a screengrab MORE

    - Aug 3, 2010 5:36 PM ET
  • Gmail to go retro without 'conversations'? (Update: Yes!)

    According to a recent rumor, Google may allow its more traditional Gmail users to turn off its conversations user interface.

    Update: A Google spokesperson confirmed the move to me today saying, "We're always improving Gmail based on user feedback. A small but passionate group of people prefer the unthreaded view of mail and we're eager to offer them this option." I love the threaded email conversations user interface as a way to read MORE

    - Jun 3, 2010 4:20 PM ET
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  • 8 million students on Google Apps

    60% of U.S. universities with hosted email use Google Apps for Education.

    That is quite a startling number, and it's even more impressive if you consider that only two months ago, Google had 7 million student users.  Google has made strong moves into the education sector even as some colleges, like Yale, have put migrations to Google on hold because of faculty concerns.

    Google's Apps for Education includes a school-branded MORE

    - May 7, 2010 6:20 PM ET
  • How Facebook overtook Google to be the top spot on the Internet

    What the Hitwise numbers do -- and don't -- tell us about the coming showdown between the Internet's largest web properties.

    Facebook has dethroned Google! Sort of! Well, ok, not really. For the week ending March 13, the social networking site got more traffic than its competitor in the United States, according to a blog post by industry tracker Hitwise. But be careful how you slice your numbers. While many pundits MORE

    - Mar 17, 2010 11:34 AM ET
  • Google buys, and kills, iPhone app

    With purchase of reMail, it removes one of the device's best third-party mail programs

    "reMail 2.0 Nails Full-Text Search For the iPhone," read the headline of TechCrunch's review last August.

    "Fast and smart," wrote ReadWriteWeb, a "game changer."

    "[The iPhone's] level search is certainly a good start," said CNET News, "but it doesn't compare to newly-released app ReMail, which can index an entire e-mail account and do full text search within all your MORE

    - Feb 18, 2010 8:27 AM ET
  • Techmate: Google Buzz is not buzz-worthy

    In the latest episode of Techmate, Jon and Michael discuss why Google Buzz (GOOG) is generating buzz for all the wrong reasons.


    - Feb 16, 2010 3:17 PM ET
  • Is Gmail ready for business?

    Gmail's patrons are still cranky after the Sept. 1 outage that left them without Gmail for nearly two hours. For most users who rely on the free email service, its absence – during prime web surfing hours no less – was a nuisance.

    But for Google's (GOOG) enterprise business, the stakes are higher. More than 1.75 million companies pay the annual $50-per-user subscription fee for their employees to use Google Apps, the web-based application suite. It's been two years since Google launched the product, and just this past summer it removed the term "beta," explaining Google Apps has "met or exceeded" the standards of non-beta software.

    - Sep 3, 2009 8:02 AM ET
  • Gen Y takes to Google Apps

    Before using Google spreadsheets, Robert Khoo used a whiteboard to plan a major gaming expo. Image: Penny Arcade Expo

    By Yi-Wyn Yen

    While Google struggles to sell Google Apps, its web-based version of Microsoft Office and Outlook e-mail, to large corporations, it has found success with young entrepreneurs. Each day 6,000 businesses are signing up for Google Apps, and more than 10 million office workers are using the company's office suite, according MORE

    - Aug 27, 2008 6:20 PM ET
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