WordPress 2.6 to support Google Gears

WordPress 2.6 SVN has a new feature called Speed Up! It will use Google Gears to to locally cache images, scripts and stylesheets to speed up load times. I hope by final it will support using the admin fully offline since using a plugin just to cache some images and scripts doesn’t really seem worth it.

Microsoft, Google, Verisign and IBM Join OpenID

openidlogo.jpgMicrosoft, Google, Verisign and IBM have joined OpenID. I think this will finally make OpenID a reality. All the site I run support OpenID through plugins and I think you will soon see CMS’s supporting OpenID natively.

Source: Techcrunch

Google-powered mobile phones to make a February debut?

Google’s Android has sprung to life. Prototype devices are circulating, software developers are experimenting with the SDK and PC-based Android emulator, and there are rumours of a show-stopping debut at February’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.

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Sync OpenOffice.org Docs with Google Docs

The OpenOffice.org2GoogleDocs extension imports documents from Google Docs and Spreadsheets to OpenOffice.org and exports from OO.org to GDocs so you can work with your docs both online and off as you see fit.

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Google android now available

A nice video showing the slick capabilities of Google’s new android platform

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Gmail Doubles Maximum Attachment Size to 20 MB

Gmail upgraded the maximum attachment size from 10 MB to 20 MB. Gmail was quite forgiving and you could send more than 10 MB in some cases, but now it’s possible to send at least 20 MB in one message.

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Google Launches Free 411 Service

Google threw a new product called Goog-411 into Google Labs today – a free telephone based information service that could replace toll 411 calls. About 2.6 billion 411 calls are made in the U.S. each year, and it is a $7 billion/year market.

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Google Responds to Yahoo by Increasing Gmail Storage to Infinity Plus One

Mountain View, CA – Google announced today that soon customers of their Gmail service will have their storage size increased to “infinity plus one.” The announcement comes shortly after Yahoo’s announcement that their Yahoo mail customers would be given unlimited storage.

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Google’s New TISP Service

Get a head start and order your free TISP kit today ONLY

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Picture of Google’s first server.

I’m sure they have a slightly better setup now.

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