Google Docs Updated

I’m a pretty big user of Google Docs, and today there have been some updates. You can read the full list on the Google Blog, or just check out this short video to see what’s new.

Why Portland should get Google fiber (hint: Linus Torvalds)

From Arstechnica The City of Portland, Oregon says it’s ready to be one of Google’s test run fiber-to-the-home projects, and how: “No city in the USA is as ready as Portland to launch a citywide or scaled test bed for ultra high speed open platform broadband,” its response to Google’s Request for Proposals proudly declares. …

Google announces its own experimental fiber network

Neowin: Google announced on Wednesday that it plans to create and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. The network connections will deliver Internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second with fiber direct to the home connections. Google says it plans to offer service at a …

YouTube HTML5 supported videos

HTML5 is a major part of Google’s plans for the future, including Chrome OS—check out this interview for more on that—and one step towards that is getting YouTube to work without a Flash plugin, which they’ve now achieved. It’s not perfect yet (no ads or annotations) and it only works on certain supported browsers (Chrome …

Google: “A New Approach to China”

Groundbreaking news from Google. Google Blog Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that …