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Google
« on: January 14, 2006, 11:20:42 AM »
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Inspired from the term googol, Google is a popular and widely used search engine located at http://www.google.com that was first developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1996 for a research project at Stanford University. Google was later incorporated on September 7, 1998.
Other Google services / web pages

Froogle - Search for products based off prices, location, type, etc.


Gmail - Google's free online e-mail service with over 1gb of storage.


Google Alerts - Create alert text messages sent to an e-mail address each day or as it happens of web searches, news searches, etc.


Google Analytics - A great site for users who run a website. Google Analytics allows anyone with their own domain to have Google post great reports of visitors on their website. 


Google Answers - Post questions and have it answered by Google searchers for a fee of your choice.


Google Base - Location where you can post information and make your information searchable on Google.


Google Blog - A blog maintained by Google that helps give an insight into the company.


Google Catalogs - Search thousands of different scanned catalogs.

 
Google Deskbar - Small software utility that adds a Google search to the Microsoft Windows Taskbar allowing users to search without even opening a browser.


Google Desktop - Small software utility that allows Microsoft Windows users to have a small sidebar that displays all the information they commonly want, e-mail , and more.

 
Google Directory - Browse the Open Directory of web pages modified to list the directory listings by Google's PageRank technology.


Google Features - A great listing from Google of some of its different available features as well as tricks on searching for different content on Google.


Google Groups - Google's bulletin board with millions of users and postings.


Google H4x0r - Display Google's search page and results in leet speak.


Google Home Page - Google's main page.


Google Images- Google search that allows you to search for images instead of text.


Google Klingon - Display Google's search page and results in Klingon.


Google Labs - A section of Google that displays some of the new features they are working on and testing.


Google Maps - A great feature that enables users to search for directions from one location to another, search for local businesses, and more.

 
Google Moon - In celebration of the first Moon landing, Google created this page which is a map of our Moon as well as each of the moon landings.


Google Personalized - Enables Google users to personalize the Google home page, having it display the latest news they want to view, their local weather, and more.


Google Pig Latin - Display Google's search page and results in Pig Latin.


Google Search by Location - Utilizes Google Maps to find local search results.


Google Sets - Type in a few keywords that are similar to pull up a listing of more words that relate to the words you typed in.


Google Scholar - Allows users to search for scholarly literature.


Google Suggest - Display results as you're typing your search query. This feature enables you to not have to type out full search results or see very similar search queries.


Google News - Great news site automatically generated using the results of news sites queried by Google.


Google SMS - Enables users to send text messages over their mobile using SMS to get quick answers such as driving directions, movie showtimes, local business listing, etc.


Google Talk - Instant Messenger program.


Google Toolbar - For Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer and Firefox users, this software add-on enables users using these browsers to have access to the Google search and other Google features any time the browser window is open.


Google Translator - Translate a foreign language web page or text into your language.


Google Video - Search for online videos hosted by Google as well as transcript text of videos and TV shows.

 
Google Voice - Use Google search over the phone using your voice.


Google Web Accelerator - For broadband users this is a small software utility for Microsoft Windows users that helps speed up browsing times by utilizing Google's global computer network.

 
Google Zeitgeist - A listing of some of the top searches on Google.

 
Google.org - The philanthropic arm of Google.


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