Posts Tagged with “google”

Google announces free TiSP broadband and Gmail Paper

Google TiSPGoogle 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.


Gmail Paper archive buttonTheir 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.

Google Africa

I love these Google guys:

Google has signed deals to supply software to students and government workers in two East African nations, in a bid to put them on the technical footing of more developed countries.

Much love Sergey and Larry (source)

Adscape acquired

Google has acquired Adscape Media, a in-game advertising company based in California. See the announcement FAQ and Google Blog entry.

Cool! Soon we’ll get AdSense for video games.

Google phone

First the iPhone, now the Google Phone. The head of Google in Spain and Portugal has confirmed that Google is working on a mobile phone. Google HQ in the US responded with a statement that neither confirmed or denied the rumoured Blackberry-like Google Phone. The telecommunications landscape is starting to look very interesting…

Viacom sues

Viacom Sues Google-YouTube: Wants More Than $1 Billion In Damages, Injunction. And the hits just keep on rolling for Google after acquiring YouTube.

Google busses

Google’s buses help its workers beat the rush

The company now ferries about 1,200 employees to and from Google daily–nearly one-fourth of its local work force–aboard 32 shuttle buses equipped with comfortable leather seats and wireless Internet access. Bicycles are allowed on exterior racks, and dogs on forward seats, or on their owners’ laps if the buses run full.

Man I wish I work for Google.

Google Desktop beta 5

Just installed Google Desktop Beta 5. Don’t like the new design. It changes colour according to the background and when windows are maximised. It’s trying too hard and it’s annoying. Try it out for yourself and download it.

Google Singapore opening soon

Google Inc. plans to open a research and development center in Singapore, its first in Southeast Asia, reports The Straits Times. This will make Singapore its fourth research centre in Asia on its continuing quest for world domination. Google has eight R&D centres worldwide presently (Google locations).

Wonder if there will be a job for me. I admit I may not have any skills in R&D, but I could be their official blogger! Keep dreaming I guess..

Hat tip: Budi Putra. Source: CBS5. No link love for the Straits Times because registration is required.