Google once again outdoes its rivals by unveiling two fantastic new products today. First up is Google TiSP (Beta), a free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via users’ plumbing systems. The Toilet Internet Service Provider (TiSP) project is a self-installed, ad-supported online service that will revolutionise broadband for the masses.
The free service also comes with the Google Toolbar to provide nutritional and diet recommendations to improve users’ health. How does TiSP know what to recommend? And how do they provide the service for free?
To offset the cost of providing the TiSP service, we use information gathered by discreet DNA sequencing of your personal bodily output to display online ads that are contextually relevant to your culinary preferences, current health status and likelihood of developing particular medical conditions going forward.
Their second product announcement is Gmail Paper, a simple way to archive your gigabytes of email in paper format. To archive your mail as Gmail Paper, simply click the Paper Archive button and Google will print and mail your email to you for free. How do they do it for free?
The cost of postage is offset with the help of relevant, targeted, unobtrusive advertisements, which will appear on the back of your Gmail Paper prints in red, bold, 36 pt Helvetica.
What will those Google boys think of next? I don’t see Yahoo! or Windows Live launching anything today. I’d be holed up in my boardroom plotting how to outdo Google if I was Yahoo! or Microsoft. Once again, a fantastic job for Google and congrats on launching these products on such an auspicious day – 1 April.