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Google Wave Looks Amazing.

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October 4, 2009 at 1:40 am

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Google Street View comes to South Africa

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From MyBroadBand

Staff Reporter MyBroadband | 01 September, 2009

Google announced today that it has started to collect images in South Africa for Google Maps Street View

Google today announced that it has started to collect imagery in South Africa for the Street View feature in Google Maps. In the coming weeks Google will begin driving around South Africa and taking photographs of locations in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

The images collected by Google will be processed and stitched, something which according to Google can take several months. This imagery will be made available at a later stage in Street View on Google Maps for South Africa.

The benefits of Google Maps Street View include getting a better understanding of certain locations, helping consumers find businesses and raising awareness of prominent locations in South Africa.

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September 2, 2009 at 4:32 pm

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Code Weavers Provide Chrome for Mac OSX

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Well we a STILL waiting for a official Chrome release for Mac, the guys at Code Weavers have provided us with a crossover version of the software….but it still isn’t good enough. If you want to try it yourself, it is available here.

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Icky Windows interfaced.

Icky Windows interface.

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August 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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Walfram Alpha, what is it about?

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The search engine is based on a different type of coding from that of Google, and has taken the approach of not answering queries, but rather gathers data and visuals from a variety of data and displays it in an attractive ‘all-in-one’ type of page. This could well prove useful as according to CNET reporter Stephen Shankland it could “…unlock a lot of data that students, research assistants, lawyers, marketing managers, financial analysts, and scientists might not have readily available.”

It is indeed an interesting idea, though how much of an influence it will have is yet to be seen.

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May 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm

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Twoogle: Google meets Twitter rumors

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According to rumors, internet gaint Google could be planning a buy out of the ever popular Twitter. Twitter, as many would know is a real time update social network based on what people are doing. This concept, mostly as it incorpotates a search function, might just threaten Google.

Twitter Search does an great job of cataloguing information from its users, and therefore some argue that this ability is a threat to Google.

Although to most, and admittingly to me as well, this does seem rather an ambitious thought, the fact that Twitter is proving to be faster on the rea-time happenings than even Google News could be makes it quite favourable. This was displayed during the US Airway crash near Manhatten as well as the Bombay terror attacks.

A Twoogle could be a real winner for users as Computerworld’s Seth Weintraub points out, Twitter could help create “a better pool of data from which to pool stories and gauge their popularity. It could also help Google’s lagging social networking site, Orkut, by establishing connections between Google users.”

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April 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

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Google Chrome Q&A

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It’s fast, has a clean interface, some snazzy features that other web browsers don’t have, and, well, it’s free and it’s from Google…

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September 22, 2008 at 5:20 pm

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New Google Maps

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New features have been added to Google Maps for Mobile that will help you not only find the location on your phone but also see it, find out what people are saying about it, and learn how to walk to it! Street View imagery, business reviews and walking directions are available for BlackBerry and many other Java phones. Here’s the video from GoogleBlog.

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September 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm

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