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Google Buzz finally gets axed to focus on Google+

Google Buzz finally gets axed to focus on Google+

Google is doing some fall cleaning and sweeping out plenty of old experimental projects and social features, including the failed social attempt that was Google Buzz. In a blog post today, Google VP of Product, Bradley Horowitz, essentially explained that success requires focus and thought on what you work on as well as what you don't work on and therefore their decision to discontinue several products.

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Google Buzz takes sharing realtime [Updated: Video]

Google Buzz takes sharing realtime [Updated: Video]

Google have announced a new product that integrates with their Gmail email service. Google Buzz builds upon Gmail's messaging, IM and in-browser video chat, and focuses on in-Gmail sharing with other users. There are also dedicated Google Buzz buzz.google.com pages for iPhone and Android, together with new versions of Google Maps - with Buzz integration - for Android, S60 and Windows Mobile handsets.

Video demos after the cut

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Google ends Wave, Buzz, Knol, Health and Google Desktop

Google ends Wave, Buzz, Knol, Health and Google Desktop

Most of us in the U.S. are preparing for Thanksgiving, but it looks like Google is getting a head start on its New Years resolutions. As part of an effort to slim down the company's multiple projects and put more focus on important sectors, it's ending service for a handful of once-vibrant projects. Among the biggest are Google's ambitious but under-used collaboration tool, Wave, Twitter competitor Google Buzz, Wikipedia-like aggregate Knol, medical records engine Google Health, and PC file-searching tool Google Desktop.

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Google faces bi-yearly privacy reviews after FTC Buzz settlement

Google faces bi-yearly privacy reviews after FTC Buzz settlement

Google has agreed to a bi-yearly independent review after US FTC investigation over privacy concerns regarding Google Buzz. The service initially used users' Gmail databases to build social networking connections, in a manner which roundly criticized. Google rapidly changed its approach, but was left facing regulator inquiries - including by the Federal Trade Commission - over its privacy policies.

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Google buys Jetpac to top-ten everything you do

Google buys Jetpac to top-ten everything you do

In the wake of Tumblr working with Ditto to scan your social pics, we learn that Google has acquired Jetpac. The small startup scans pics from social websites, and uses them to offer up suggestions about where to visit while you’re vacationing. Though the Jetpac vision is travel, Google may have a more straightforward approach for us.

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Sounds of Street View brings ambient audio to Google Maps

Sounds of Street View brings ambient audio to Google Maps

Google Maps might be the go-to for all your travel or location discovery needs, but they lack one important thing: sound. It’s hard to recreate what you might experience in a given area, but one ambitious project is giving Street View just that. Sounds of Street View brings a more ambient feel to your 'pivot and leap' browser experience.

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Google Glass speeding ticket strikes: changing the law

Google Glass speeding ticket strikes: changing the law

Today there's a buzz about a speeding ticket issued in California with an additional note about wearing Google Glass. The original post appears courtesy of Cecilia Abadie who provided a rather clear scan of the ticket she recieved. This ticket suggests that while Abadie was pulled over for speeding - 80 miles per hour in a 65 MPH zone - then was cited for Driving with a Monitor Visible (that's Google Glass). Now comes the time when we see how the law changes for devices that aren't covered in the original writing for this particular "Television" code in California law - then in laws across the USA and the world, soon after.

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Google Glass Glassware native apps off to sporty start with Thuuz

Google Glass Glassware native apps off to sporty start with Thuuz

Thuuz has released a Glassware version of its sports tracking app for fans who want to keep close tabs on their favorite teams while wearing Google Glass. This Glassware lets users set their favorite teams, subscribe to professional sports journalists and "super fans" who know their stuff, and get alerts when there's an especially exciting sports moment happening that they might want to tune in to.

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Moto X official: Touchless Google Now and 10MP Clear Pixel camera

Moto X official: Touchless Google Now and 10MP Clear Pixel camera

The Moto X is official, relaunching Motorola and bringing Google Now to the forefront of the Android experience. The year-long handiwork of Google's new management, the Moto X trades spec-bingo for usability and customization options, like sixteen casing colors to choose between, and instant all-voice access to Google Now. Inside the 4.7-inch 720p HD smartphone there's a new Motorola X8 architecture and a custom-stacked battery for balancing power and runtime when it lands on all five networks this August.

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