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Google CEO Eric Schmidt trash talks about Windows 7

During a question and answer session at the 25th anniversary celebration of MIT's legendary Media Lab, Google CEO Eric Schmidt made some negative comments about Microsoft's ever so popular operating system Windows 7.

Apple's Steve Jobs slams Google, RIM, rival tablet makers

In a surprise appearance during the company's quarterly earnings call, Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs hailed the success of the iPhone and iPod while painting a bleak outlook for RIM's Blackberry smartphones, Google's fragmented Android smartphone platform, and the coming trickle of 7inch tablets.

"As most of you know," Jobs said on Monday's conference call, "I don't usually participate in earnings calls since you're all in such capable hands. But I couldn't help dropping by for our first $20 billion quarter. I'd like to chat about a few things and stay for the Q and A."

The new Google Search Appliance - a bridge to the cloud

In the last year, businesses have started using cloud-based applications from Google and other technology providers at an accelerated rate. While many organizations still have information that resides in on-premise systems, more and more important business information today is living in the cloud, in collaborative tools like Google Apps—now used by more than 3 million businesses—and services like Twitter. Starting today, Cloud Connect for the Google Search Appliance lets workers search across both on-premise and cloud-based content from a single search box, delivering more comprehensive results and improving productivity. We’ve also added a few other handy features that make it easier to collaborate and find information faster.

Google starting to threaten Microsoft's market cap

After blowing out Wall Street's third-quarter expectations Thursday, Google saw its stock skyrocket $60.52, or 11 percent, to $601.45 per share today -- still rising in after-hours trading.

Perhaps more notable to Microsoft followers, however, is that the Internet giant's market valuation is now above $191 billion (and it was at $188 billion last night). As Matt Rosoff of Silicon Alley Insider notes, that's getting within striking distance -- by 16 percent -- of Microsoft's market capitalization, which was $221 billion after the bell today...

Google Testing Chrome OS Release Candidates. Official Release 1 Month Away?

It was last July that Google dropped a nuclear bomb in announcing Chrome OS, their operating system based around their Chrome web browser. The world was different back then — namely, Google’s Android mobile operating system wasn’t nearly as powerful as it is now. But its rise has led some to wonder why exactly Google is pushing ahead with Chrome OS — or if they might abandon it? (Remember, they did lose their key Chrome OS engineer to Facebook.) Well, they’re not. All indications are that it is coming very soon now. In fact, it may even launch a month from today...

Google Chrome Frame: Stable and Speedy

Tomas Gunnarsson: Today, we’re very happy to take the Beta tag off of Google Chrome Frame and promote it to the Stable channel. This stable channel release provides our most polished version of Google Chrome Frame to date, allowing users to access modern web technologies like HTML5 on legacy browsers. You now can download the stable version of Google Chrome Frame and users of the Beta will be automatically updated to it in the days ahead. If you’re an IT administrator, we’ve also posted an MSI installer for deploying Google Chrome Frame in your network...

One place to find everything new from Google

Ji Lee: If it seems to you like every day Google releases a new product or feature, well, it seems like that to us too. The central place we tell you about most of these is through the official Google Blog Network, where you’ll find more than 100 blogs covering all kinds of products, policy issues, technical projects and much more.

But if you want to keep up just with what’s new (or even just what Google does besides search), you’ll want to know about Google New. A few of us had a 20 percent project idea: create a single destination called Google New where people could find the latest product and feature launches from Google. It’s designed to pull in just those posts from various blogs. We hope it helps you find something useful you’ve never tried before...