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Google Takeout adds Gmail and Calendar export for data departures

Google Takeout adds Gmail and Calendar export for data departures

Google has added Gmail and Google Calendar to Google Takeout, the company's data-export tool, making it more straightforward for users to extract their personal content and jump ship to other platforms. The new additions, which will be rolling out over the next month, join the existing Google+, YouTube, Google Drive, and other cloud export options currently offered by Takeout, though it's not just of use if you're preparing to switch to a different email or calendar provider.

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Google Takeout now offers more support for Blogger and Google+

Google Takeout now offers more support for Blogger and Google+

Google Takeout now offers more support for those of you with a Blogger account and/or a Google+ page. Now through the Google Takeout service, you can export information contained inside of your Blogger account as well as information in your Google+ Stream or Google+ Circles. The Takeout feature is provided by The Data Liberation Front, a Google engineering team in charge of making it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products.


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Google Voice Added to Takeout Service via Data Liberation Front

Google Voice Added to Takeout Service via Data Liberation Front

Today marks the first time that Google Voice data is available for download by you via Google Takeout, this adding to the ever-expanding ranks of Google-run services whose data you the users have contributed to on Google Takeout, a service which allows you keep that data for your own. In an internet-only ad spot, a group of Data Liberation Front users sit in a group and cycle through several different physical carriers of data, these being symbolic of the data you're about to have access to on Google Takeout.

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Speaker + Chinese food takeout box = AON BOX speaker

Speaker + Chinese food takeout box = AON BOX speaker

Green gadgets are a big deal to lots of people who want to indulge in their gadget lust, but want to save energy and reduce pollution at the same time. If you are the green sort, who wants a portable speaker for your MP3 player or other device that uses recycled and recyclable materials the AON BOX speaker is for you.

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Google shuts down Orkut social network

Google shuts down Orkut social network

Do you know what Orkut is? Back in 2004, Orkut was created by Google as a social network before "social networking" was a prevalent term. In it, users were able to connect with others, converse, and play games. Ten years later, Google has decided that in light of their other, more popular social networks taking off, Orkut will be cut.

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Google kills Latitude and buries Google Maps offline

Google kills Latitude and buries Google Maps offline

Google may have a new version of Google Maps to be excited about, but it's also goodbye to some old features along the way, with the search giant announcing plans to retire Latitude and hopefully shift users to Google+ instead. Latitude has a month left to live and is in fact completely absent from the new version of Google Maps, but users won't be able to avoid the shutdown by bypassing the upgrade since Google is axing server-side support - and Latitude friends lists - too. Meanwhile, offline mapping for Google Maps has been buried away as a bizarre "Easter egg" in the newest version.

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Eric Schmidt dives into Google data security

Eric Schmidt dives into Google data security

This week Eric Schmidt spoke at Dive Into Mobile, the Google Executive Chairman making clear that Google's dedication to security will stay strong through the future. Having already run down the Android activation numbers earlier in his talk, noting a staggering 1.5 million Android activations per day, Schmidt tipped an easy 1 billion Android devices set by the end of the year. With that number jumping from just 750 million confirmed by Google CEO Larry Page just this past month, security had certainly better be a big subject one way or another.

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Google to shut down Google Reader and other services on July 1st

Google to shut down Google Reader and other services on July 1st

Google is just releasing shocker after shocker today. First with the announcement that Andy Rubin is leaving Android, and now with its announcement that Google Reader (and several other of its services) will be shutting down. Google says that usage of Google Reader has been declining year after year, and that it's time to "retire" the service. Users will have until July 1st to export their Reader data via Google Takeout.

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