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Google Launches Hosted Communications Services; New Google Apps for Your Domain Available Now for Easy Email, Calendaring, and More

Google Launches Hosted Communications Services; New Google Apps for Your Domain Available Now for Easy Email, Calendaring, and More

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2006--Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) today announced the launch of Google Apps for Your Domain (http://www.google.com/a), a set of hosted applications for organizations that want to provide high quality communications tools to their users without the hassle of installing and maintaining software or hardware.

In addition to customizing the user interface with their own branding and color scheme, organizations can tailor the service to their needs by mixing and matching the email, messaging, calendaring and other tools offered through Google Apps for Your Domain. Over time, Google will offer versions of Google Apps for Your Domain that are oriented toward the needs of a variety of organizations, from family websites and community groups to non-profits and small businesses, as well as universities, large enterprises, and ISPs.

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Google Giving Free Wi-Fi Access in Mountain View

Google Giving Free Wi-Fi Access in Mountain View

Google announced today that they are giving free Wi-Fi access to the residents of Mountain View. The 380 access point provided by Google will covers around 12 square miles that will one day be accessible to the whole 72,000 Mountain View’s residents.

Google capped the download and upload speed at 1Mbps, but it can be increased depending on demands. The free Wi-Fi project cost Google around $1 million dollars, but I think that is a small pocket chance to company like Google that have $10 billion dollars cash in hand.

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MoGo Mouse Hands-On

MoGo Mouse Hands-On


Newton Peripherals has assessed all the problems of a portable mouse and has come up with a simple solution for a new and improved portable laptop mouse. For any Road Warrior, keeping track of and finding batteries for a portable mouse are the two biggest known problems. Well, Newton Peripherals has the solution for you: the simple yet elegantly-designed MoGo Mouse.

The MoGo Mouse is a slim, business card size mouse that is designed for those who are always on the go. This slim device comes equipped with Bluetooth capabilities and operates on its own internal battery, eliminating all the hassles of stockpiling spare batteries for your mouse. A simple flip of the kickstand turns the device on and, after a one-time pairing procedure to tie the MoGo to a Bluetooth-enabled laptop, the mouse is ready to go. Users will immediately notice that the kickstand allows the mouse to fit better to the contour of one's hand, making the device feel more comfortable and natural. As you remember, I said that this mouse operates on its own internal battery. After enough usage, this mouse is going to have to charge itself, and does so not by plugging into a wall socket but by simply plugging into your laptop's PCMCIA card slot. This eliminates all battery problems and at the same time keeps the portable mouse from running away and getting lost.

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