Google and About.com Collaborate To Make The Web Faster

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Google’s Make The Web Faster project has been getting recognition lately and About.com has partnered with Google to help make the web faster. Google with this project wants to make the web as fast as turning the pages of a magazine. It encourages power users to be a part of the program and try out new experiments such as Google PageSpeed and YahooYSlow.

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Gmail For iPad Gets Updated

A few months back, the Gmail Team gave Gmail a complete new look on touch screen devices including the iPad. Today, they have updated the compose window and now it seems more like the native mail app on the iPad. For now, the update would be available only in the US.

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Get Personal By Customizing Google

Tired of the plain white background that your favorite search engine bears? Well, it seems even Google is. They are trying out a new feature where you could set your own pictures as Google’s background.

It makes your search experience richer, personal and your own. Google is rolling out this new feature to users in the US and other countries internationally should expect this feature soon. You should see a link in the lower left corner of the screen using which you could upload pictures from your computer, choose from your Picasa Web Albums or choose from the large selection of pictures available in the Picasa Public Library.

Google will even provide you with an option to switch between the classic view and this new view. Customizing is not completely new to Google; iGoogle tries to do a somewhat similar thing but has loads of additional items which make it slower.

Google Buzz Goes Universal

Google Buzz is sure to go down in the history of social media. When Buzz was launched, Google made it available on the iPhone and Android. Today, Google announced that Buzz will not only be limited to these mobile platforms but instead become available on all major mobile devices and platforms including Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Nokia S60.

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YouTube Adds Support For Google Moderator

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Google Moderator is a great place where you ask your audience questions and stay creative. YouTube has added Google Moderator into its Channels. Starting from today, YouTube channel users could let people ask him/her questions about his/her channel or any question related to his niche. Other users would have the option of rating up or down the question. Channel Authors could then answer those questions by logging into their account.

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