Nopes, this is not a Google Product, but the launcher for a real, real satellite, and not just any other satellite, but a High-resolution satellite !!
According to the press release from here;
& for more details, see here from CNET News>>
Its camera can distinguish objects on the ground as small as 16 inches in size, and that Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were on hand at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for Saturday morning’s launch, according to the Reuters news agency.
Would this be step one for Google? Step 2 could be owning it’s own satellite??? I guess sci-fi writers will have a field day coming up with stories based in this
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** Update **
The Google Chrome Browser has been launched now & Whoooo Hoooooo, it is FAST !!
I wish there was a default setting for incognito mode
The default Font in the url box, seems to be like Verdana, so that will take some time getting used too.
Google gears can be accessed from the “Create Application shortcuts”.
Now, I wonder whether any MS employees will be fired for using Google Chrome or vice-versa
Google Chrome Browser will be launched today. See here: http://www.google.com/chrome
I went through all the 38 pages of the comic description of Chrome here;
This is huge, huge, huge.
It was not a question of will they, won’t they, but question of When? Since Gmail, i think this is the most important products coming out from Google. I guess development for this must have started since a few years, as this is a MAJOR product & it’s impact will be felt in years to come.
In typical Google fashion, it’s a) Open source & b) Has a couple of ‘new & useful’ features & c) Tries to be user friendly.
However the 38 page pictorial description in a comic format here;
http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/ will not be that simple to understand for the average Joe Smith.
With this product coming out from the Google factory, a major piece of the jigsaw is in place, for web dominion. Running along side is Google Gears, iGoogle, Gmail, Google Docs, etc., sounds scary isn’t it? However, it is a step forward in the right direction. Hope get to review the Google Chrome browser asap today.
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