Why Google Changed Their FavICON

You may have noticed that Google has a new favicon, the small icon you see in your browser next to the URL or in your bookmarks list.

Few days ago Google changed their favicon, from “Big G” to “small g“. It was a surprise! Why would google change the “Big G” which is recognised all over the world!

Lots of questions filled my head…
• Why would google change the “Big G” which is recognised all over the world and create a dip in its brand recognition.
• Is this one of the google’s marketing trick to create buzz(as if they need one!)
• Is it trying to re-brand? (why would they do! everything is working more than fine for them)

No need to ponder more… I just “googled” it and found the answer on their own blog.

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Google Shell

One more interesting stuff for Google Lovers. It’s Google shell (goosh, it’s unofficial though). It’s again a cool and simple thing developed for Google Lovers like me. Though you can wonder what is the need of such a thing, but hey, you never know where it can be used. I like the web, images and video searching options. And surprisingly, it’s pretty damn fast, as if we are really using a shell. Check out this link.

http://www.goosh.org/

New Google Talk in Lab

Google Talk, Labs Edition is an experimental release of the Google  Talk client. It has many of the same great features as the Google Talk  Gadget, including instant messaging, emoticons, and group chat. Google  Talk, Labs Edition also comes with new desktop notifications from  Calendar, Orkut, and Gmail. You can download it from

http://www.google.com/talk/labsedition/.

browse discussion on http://groups.google.com/group/google-talk-labs-edition-discussion-group/

Google Introduces Brand New Google Reader For iPhone

Searching through all of those RSS subscriptions on a small screen can be quite a bit of a cumbersome experience, but to make Google Reader for iPhone even better, Google took advantage of the device’s capabilities and released a new beta version designed for the iPhone and other mobile phones with advanced browsers. Visit my homepage ( http://www.sudev.org ) for latest news headlines.

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