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YouTube Drops $100 Million to Add Original Content

YouTube is this generation’s boob tube. With some upcoming changes planned, it may soon become downright indistinguishable. The site is planning to revamp itself, putting the spotlight on topic channels and original content on its homepage.

The Wall Street Journal says that a good portion of these channels will showcase several …

YouTube Adds More Search Functionality, Makes Wasting Time Easier

Earlier today, YouTube reshuffled some of their search functionality while adding a new layer to help users discover videos.

The new feature, dubbed “Filter & Explore,” builds upon the old “Search Options” mechanism by leveraging similar topics to help users find something cool to watch– even if they weren’t necessarily looking for …

Google’s Cloud Music Player for Android Leaked—Take a Look

A cloud-based, streaming music service from Google is almost certainly an inevitability now, as a freshly leaked version of the Android Music player has been making its way around the tubes.

The app looks similar to the music player found on the new Android Honeycomb tablets but works on Android smartphones as well. I took it for a …

Google Science Fair Invites YouTube, Gmail Submissions

As if Google didn’t already have its hand in everything, it’s now looking to help mold young minds through a science fair.

Here’s the twist: It’s online. Unlike more traditional fairs, such as Siemens or Intel that require you showcase your work in person, the Google fair asks competitors to submit their work via Google …

11 Google Pranks to Help Celebrate April Fools’ Day

If there’s anyone who loves April Fools’ Day, it’s Google. The company has had a tradition of pulling pranks on their users whether it’s the first of April or not. From changing their name to honor a city in Kansas to playing with the font on our search results to introducing a free email account with a storage capacity of 1GB per user …

Blogger’s Brighter Blog Blueprints

Blogger has just lifted the lid on some cool new features that will be finding their way into the hosting blogging service soon.

Top of the list is a selection of new views that you can apply to any Blogger blog, irrespective of which template you use for it.

The views are called Flipcard, Mosaic, Sidebar, Snapshot and Timeslide. …

Google’s April Font Gag

Of all the April Fools stories clogging up the internet today – and there are very, very many – my favorite is certainly one of Google’s. No, not that one. Another one.

I won’t spoil the surprise, I’ll just tell you how to find it. Go to Google, and search for “helvetica”.

If you’re a typeography nerd (or the kind of person who …

Google Cracks Down, Tightens Up Android

Google is reportedly taking drastic measures to keep Android phone makers in line, which is either good or bad news depending on how you look at it.

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Google will withhold the latest versions of Android from phone makers who don’t play by the company’s rules. “There will be no more willy-nilly tweaks …

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