Category Archives: Google

Google’s Stock Goes Down

Hey my prediction on Google’s stock seems to be right. It has been falling pretty steadily for the last few days. Here’s some graphs via Bloomberg.com:

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As you can see the stock for Google has had a pretty significant decline. It was skyrocketing before and that could be argued for either viewpoints. Some say it would have had to have gone down eventually or that YouTube caused this stock decrease. Let us have a closer look.

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This sharp change in value is alerting, but who knows it could pop right back up. I think it’s your call. Is it going to go through a temporary slow streak and surge back up, go back up soon, keep declining? It’s your call. I think it’s going to keep declining for at least a fair amount of time. The stock has dropped a point a day since YouTube was acquired when averaged but the significant changes have been recent. The following days and weeks should be a good indicator as to whether or not Google will go into a slump.

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YouTube Goes Google

YouTube has been acquired by Google. What does this mean? Well, I’m thinking a few things. Let’s get the wheel going here.

  1. Google plans to take over the Internet’s video uploading and video blogging services. We all know YouTube was doing way better than Google Video. Now that they have YouTube, they’ll gain control of the video uploading/blogging market.
  2. Google paid a hefty sum of 1.65 billion dollars for YouTube. I think that’s a lot of money to be paying, and especially since I think it’s such a big gamble. I’m not so sure they should have done this. Of course they might want full control of the video market. Is it worth the price? I’m not so sure on that one.
  3. YouTube has been delaying paying for copyright infringements. They haven’t. Google will probably end up paying it with this acquisition.
  4. Don’t expect stock to jump up. Why, because I don’t think YouTube is really that valuable and with Google Video it can’t possibly improve it that much and I don’t think YouTube is really worth that much to investors.
  5. This could look bad for Google. The price tag was way too high and they already had Google Video so other than gaining almost total control everything pretty much stays the same. Bad look means investors must sell their stock.

I’m not so sure about how good this whole thing is. Everyone is just going to have to wait and see how it goes.

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gamehawk

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Google Reader Gets Facelift

Google Reader, Google’s venture into an online feed aggregator got a facelift.  I kind of liked the old interface, but this one is better organized.  Once I get used to it I should be fine.  I love Google Reader, and if you don’t know what it is or what it does check out a previous blog of mine here.  I logged in a few hours before the change and logged back in to find to find Google Reader in its new state.  Most likely I was one of the first to know about it.  The reason I didn’t blog about it is because I didn’t feel like it.  Well, thought I’d keep you updated.  This is pretty general and shouldn’t be dragged out so see you later.

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Google Goes Psychic

Wow, that’s what my reaction was. I had been wondering just a few moments ago after posting that blog if there was a Google Blog Search, and it turns out one was revealed today. It isn’t even on the Google Labs page yet. Turns out Google can make products with a snap of the fingers and make what I want. Not really, but I hadn’t noticed the other blogs talking about this. I’m also happy to find out that I’m on it. That’s plenty cool with me. I searched Google Blog Search and found this, then noticed it wasn’t on labs. Thinking no one else had found it I was excited, but found out that I’d had been beat to the punch by quite a few people. I must not have gotten, or have not read
http://blogsearch.google.com/

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Read or Download Books in Google Books

Want to read or download books? I recommend Project Gutenberg which has been around for a while and has about 19,000 free ebooks on its site. It also has audio books, and some motion pictures. Well, Google Books is getting in on the game by allowing people to download full books. To do so click the Full view books radio button, enter your search keywords, and click Search Books to find a book. You can download the books as PDF’s (Download PDF Reader), or view them in your browser. My only complaint is that they store all the scanned books pages as images instead of converting them to text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR), meaning bigger loading times and file sizes. Anyways I was thinking about creating my own Web 2.0 site that allowed uploading books, viewing them in a nice page-by-page format like Google, and allowing downloads in multiple formats. That would be cool. Anyways my scripts are finally getting recognized, but you can’t download them now because my host 64digits seems to be down and I don’t feel like uploading a copy right now. Sorry. They should be back up soon. That’s all folks! I categorized this as link, because there are a lot of links!
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gamehawk

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Scripting and Audio Games

I just today saw how much you can do with VBScript. It’s pretty sweet! Check this site out. The scripting for Vista that I saw a while ago looks pretty cool, and so does Google’s gadget interface for personalized home pages, desktops, and heck everything. I’m going to have to learn me some of this stuff, especially Vista’s. It looks sweet, with great interface capabilities. It also seems pretty easy to learn, because the two gadget “scripting languages” (Vista’s and Google’s) are XML-based, and have extra features (I know Vista’s does, I’m sure Google’s does too). I also downloaded an audio game called Crazy Tennis. It seemed hard at first, but you get the hang of it. Basically the ball comes towards you getting louder and louder, and you have to pan the sound between your left and right speakers and hit the ball (it can be hit whenever, but the loudness tells you how close the ball is to being missed), if you lose the ball ten times it’s game over. If somebody like me can play it, anybody can. If your visually impaired, or just looking for something new, check out Crazy Tennis or other audio games via AudioGames. If you read my blog, comment, I’d love to hear from you. It seems I’ve lost some of my audience so let me know you’re still reading!

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gamehawk

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Google’s Messaging

I was quite surprised today when I opened up my trusty RSS Reader, and found out that Google, the company you can’t stop hearing about, has a real problem when it comes to their Google Talk.  I’m not into really any instant messaging, but it astounds me that this marketing giant hasn’t leaped more in terms of their messenger.  Take a look here at Techcrunch.  With holding only 1% of the market in instant messengers, they are allowing an extra advantage to those companies who Google must try to overthrow in their evil scheme.

One recent thing that I’ve liked at Google, other than their RSS reader, is their 3D Modeling software.  Google SketchUp is a great program, that allows 3D modeling of buildings and landscapes with ease.  I was even able to make some objects.  It’s really easy to learn, and has an interactive tutorial.  Just dragging and dropping.  That was the old version, and I’m betting there is some cool stuff they’ve added since.  I haven’t used it in a while since they force you download the update, but I’m downloading it now.  You should too.  It’s a great program, that could compete with AutoCad, and is compaitable with Google Earth.  You can import your models into Google Earth, create them for fun, upload to Google’s model browser type thing, and maybe even do a little landscaping business where you rent yourself out to model an idea.  Show people what their home might look like afterwards.  If this program keeps improving, it could be a contender to compete with AutoCAD or any of the CAD programs.   That’s all for today!  Check back soon!

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gamehawk

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