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Google Reader offline

Google Reader offline

As some of you may have guessed, posting has been light because I was busy launching offline functionality for Google Reader. Go try it out and let me know what you think!

Xrez Gigapixel Images

Xrez specializes in gigapixel photography, and they’ve cleverly used the Google Maps API to show off their high-resolution panoramas.

New Google Reader!

New Google Reader!

I can finally let you all know why my posting has been so erratic for the last month. While the move to San Francisco certainly had its effect, it’s mainly work that’s been keeping me busy. And today, I’m glad to announce the launch of the new interface for Google Reader!

A fair number of you already read this blog via a feed reader, and I think you’ll really like this new version. For the rest of you, I highly recommend giving Google Reader a try. Google Reader helps you keep track of the sites that interest you, and we’ve focused on making it as easy to use as possible. It also comes with neat sharing functionality: check out my public page. Here’s how one of our engineers explains what Google Reader can do for you:

So give it a try, and let me know what you think!

In other good news, regular posting will now resume. I have a ton of great links saved up for you!

Designing the Googleplex

Article on the design of the GooglePlex, i.e. Google’s main office. I work there, and it truly is a fantastic work environment.

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Google Calendar

I make a point of not posting immediately about Google launches, as I don’t want to be a source of Google info. This being said, it’s about time I mentioned Google Calendar. Congrats to Mike Bolin for launching a great product!

Google Books

An inspiring speech by the President of the University of Michigan on why Google Booksearch is a worthwhile project.

Interestingly enough, AdSense revenue can make a big difference in the developing world, where a few hundred dollars per month is a substantial sum of money.

Google Finance

Google Finance launched today. I like it a lot.

25 things about Google

25 things SEW loves and hates about Google.

Microsoft and Google’s strategies

Greg Linden’s thoughts on Microsoft and Google’s search strategies. Also see Don Norman’s comments on Google’s simple interface.