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Google + site becomes the 8th most visited U.S. social, survey says

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After social networking site has grown to be open to all interested parties. 
Analysis showed an increase of 1,269% in the number of visits in a week.

The Google site + became the 8th most popular social networking site in the United States in just four days after opening the social network for all interested parties. The data were published by Heather Dougherty, a researcher at Hitwise.

According to Dougherty, the site was ranked 54 in the period prior to opening. On the last day on September 20, Google + has become a social network open to all – rather, it was necessary to have an invitation.

Besides the popularity, the site of the network “has emerged as the third largest category in Social Networks and Forums in the U.S.,” says Dougherty. “Just one day after the site was opened.”

The analysis of the survey also showed that there was a growth of 1,269% in the number of visits to Google this week that ended on Sept. 17 that ended on the 24th.

Google’s carbon emissions exceed those of Laos, says newspaper

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“Guardian” says Asian country has lower emissions than Google. 
Company launches report in reporting their sustainability initiatives.

Carbon emissions from Google, the company announced on Thursday (8), slightly exceed those of the Asian country Laos, according to a survey of the “Guardian”.

In an official website , Google said it generated a total of 1.46 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2010. “Without the efficiency measures we have implemented in our data centers, that would be higher,” the company said.

According to Google, its data centers use half the energy that the majority of the market.“Google uses very little energy around the world, about 0.01%,” says the site.

To compensate for their spending and borrowing, the company says it takes steps such as purchasing and generating renewable energy.

Google site that centralizes information about sustainable initiatives

Google site that centralizes information about sustainable initiatives

The company also revealed how much it costs to maintain the services it provides to users. To provide products such as Gmail and Google Docs for a month to the user, Google’s servers use less energy than would be spent leaving a 60W bulb on for three hours.

According to Google, you can reduce your environmental impact by using some services of the company, like SketchUp, which can be used for planning and designing more sustainable buildings.

Google Docs back to work after crash that left files out of the air

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A failure in access to editing and storing documents in the cloud of Google, Google Docs , let Internet users have difficulty to open text files, spreadsheets and presentations for over an hour on the evening of Wednesday.

The service went off the air at about 18h (GMT) and was completely inaccessible for about half an hour. The site returned to the air, but with an error message. “We are aware of problems with Google Docs and are working to resolve them as quickly as possible,” the company said in a statement.

At 19.18, Google announced that service had been restored completely. “We apologize for the inconvenience,” said new message from Google.

Google Docs, which competes with packaged applications for offices such as Office, Microsoft, until recently only worked with an Internet connection. In late August, however, Google announced that it would create an application to allow Chrome users have access to the service without being connected to the network .

The failure also exposes one of the problems caused by so-called cloud computing, where information and programs are to be stored on servers on the Internet, rather than the user’s computer. A flaw in a service provider leaves thousands of users without access. But according to proponents of the model, such failures are unusual, especially when compared to problems with personal computers that can also harm the user access to a program or file.

New Google Toolbar features content related to sites

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Google Related is an extension for Chrome and Explorer browsers. 
Content is opened in new tabs in the browser.

Google announced on Tuesday (14) the launch of an extension to the browsers Chrome and Internet Explorer that has a lower bar with related content to the site the user is accessing.Called Google Related, the bar can be installed for free.

When browsing news sites, Google has other Related links related to the theme, in a restaurant, for example, the service can show the map with the address and telephone number, to read a text about a given topic, the system can show a page with a contrary opinion.

The content appears in an area when the user moves the mouse over the bar, and clicking on the link, it opens in another tab, without the user having to leave the page.

Related Google provides suggestions based on page content when the user

Related Google provides suggestions based on page content when the user

Google will buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

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Google announced on Monday (15) who will buy the Motorola Mobility for approximately $ 12.5 billion. The president of Google, Larry Page announced the acquisition plans of the company’s official blog. Both companies entered into an agreement, which was approved by the board of directors.


According to the newspaper “Wall Street Journal,” Google plans to buy Motorola Mobility for $ 40 per share in cash – or about $ 12.5 billion. The offer represents a premium of 63% over the closing value of Motorola’s stock on the stock exchanges in New York on Friday (12).


The purchase comes eight months after announcing his Motorola Motorola Solutions division, focused on business services, and Mobility, focused on the consumer.


The acquisition of Motorola, a partner in the Android operating system, will allow Google to increase competition in mobile telephony. Google will manage Motorola Mobility as a separate company. Motorola Mobility will continue to be a licensee of Android, which will remain as an open platform.


“Given the phenomenal success of Android, we are always looking for new ways to invest in the Android ecosystem. That’s why I’m so excited today to announce that it agreed to acquire Motorola, “wrote Larry Page, Google’s official blog.





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