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Google Now Searches Patents

Posted in Google,News by Paul Patterson on December 14th, 2006

Google Patent SearchGoogle has announced a new search service to add to its catalog of search products. Google Patent Search will allow you to perform a full text search of 7 million patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Using the advanced search, Google Patent Search will allow you to search by patent number, title, inventor, assignee, current U.S. classification, international classification, issue date, and filing date.

You can actually view images of original patents online including drawings, descriptions, claims and links to the U.S. Patent office filing. Since Google Patent Search uses much of the same technology that powers Google Book Search, you can therefore scroll through pages and zoom in on text and drawings as you can with books.

My search for “ipod” returned 68 results. Browsing through the results I found some interesting ipod accessories. An advanced search for …

YouTube Plays on Verizon Wireless

Posted in Google,News,Verizon by Paul Patterson on December 1st, 2006

YouTube-VerizonYouTube has announced that its videos will now be available on mobile devices starting in early December. This announcement marks the first step by the Google-owned video-sharing service to deliver video entertainment to mobile consumers.

Initially, YouTube will give exclusive access to Verizon Wireless V CAST consumers. The service will give Verizon customers limited access to a sampling of YouTube videos from their mobile phones. More partnerships and features from YouTube for the mobile phone are expected to be rolled out over the coming year.

The YouTube videos will be available on any one of the Verizon Wireless V CAST-enabled handsets. Consumers will also will be able to record and share their favorite moments using their mobile phones.

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase a V CAST VPak monthly subscription for $15.00 or $3.00 for daily access. The VPak subscription includes unlimited basic video, but application download fees …

Google Gmail App For Your Mobile Device

Posted in Google,Mobile Phones,News,Smart Devices by Chetz on November 2nd, 2006

Google GMail For Mobile DevicesGoogle has announced a free Java application that can be downloaded to your mobile device as an advanced interface to Gmail. Mobile phone users that have internet enabled phones and access can already get their Gmail through their browser, but this application gives a richer, faster and more intuitive experience, according to Google.

The new mobile interface has pretty much the same look and feel as the normal Gmail browser based application, but does not require the mobile phone browser and in turn gives quicker access to email messages through the new Java based application.

The application continues to synchronize the same way it does for the web application as well, so no data is stored exclusively local within the mobile device. Sent items, deleted items and inbox all will have the same data whether you are on your PC or on your …

YouTube Hits Google Jackpot

Posted in Digital Video,Google,YouTube by Paul Patterson on October 9th, 2006

Google Buys YouTube

What does 1.65 billion dollars buy you these days? Well, if you are Google it buys you a popular free video sharing web site and a fair share of controversy.

YouTube, which lets users upload, view, and share video clips was founded in February 2005 by three early employees of PayPal. YouTube has made headlines recently due to the scuttlebutt concerning copyright violations. Most videos posted on YouTube are original, but the site also features a certain amount of copyrighted material. This problem has caused some pundits to predict the startup eventually would be sued into oblivion.

This recent purchase by Google is the latest in a line of purchases by the search engine behemoth. Last year Google spent $130.5 million buying a total of 15 small companies.

Video sharing websites appear to be all the rage these days as marquee names like …

More features added to new Google Earth

Posted in Google by Paul Patterson on September 15th, 2006

Google EarthThe latest version of Google Earth has been released in beta. This new version adds several new features that will make your Earth searching even more enjoyable.

Some of the key changes include:

A new and simpler user interface.
Textured 3D buildings are supported. This means that features on the building suck as bricks and glass will look more realistic.
The data layers have been reengineered to make it easier to find layers and turn them on and off.
The nav panel at the bottom of the screen is gone which will free up some much-needed real estate.
With Google SketchUp, you can now create your own textured 3D models.
The ability to create and share geographic information with KML.
Google Earth has been released in French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Improvements to GPS support for Google Earth Plus.
Improvements to the terrain, making peaks and valleys more …