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12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Image Source Search In Depth

Google’s Image Source Search is an amazing piece of work – we use it all the time to find a source of an unknown image! So how does Google recognize an image -- with text, of course Google's search algorithms have some content to index and then retrieve? But what does it store for images? Colors? Resolution? File name? Or more? Learn how Google's Image Source Search works. Categories:


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google's Image Source Search

Do you have a picture somewhere that's been with you for years -- and you have the perfect opportunity to use it in next week's big presentation? And then you just realize that you have no clue about where this picture came from? Did you buy it from a stock photo site, was it a free picture from some other site, is it even part of any Creative Commons license that allows you to use it legally?


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

myBrainshark on Google Apps Marketplace: Conversation with Andy Zimmerman

Andy Zimmerman is the vice president and general manager for myBrainshark – Brainshark's free site for creating, sharing and tracking multimedia presentations. He oversees myBrainshark strategy, marketing, partnerships and sales.In this conversation, Andy discusses myBrainshark’s newly announced availability in the Google Apps Marketplace.Geetesh: What does the availability of myBrainshark on


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Learn PowerPoint: Search Google for PowerPoint Files

Google is a web search engine which indexes all sorts of information on the World Wide Web. Search results on Google typically contain results that consist of web pages, images, information and other types of files. What many users don't know is that Google allows you to restrict your search for a particular file type, such as a PowerPoint presentation! In this tutorial, I'll show you how you


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Acquires Omnisio -- To Add Spice To YouTube?

We already looked at Omnisio a few months ago -- it's a lot of fun, and you can mash up your media in creative ways. And now the news is out that Google has acquired Omnisio.It's still not clear how Google will use Omnisio technology -- but it does seem like a natural synergy as far as using Omnisio and YouTube together is concerned.Update: David Berlind from InformationWeek says Omnisio is sort


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Presentations Now Saves As PowerPoint

Google Presentations, a component of Google Docs now provides a much-requested feature that allows you to save your presentations as PowerPoint files. This will allow users to create presentations using Google's online office suite, and then share them in the omnipresent PowerPoint file format.This is a great move on Google's part and will help users exchange information in various file formats


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Docs Plays with Offline Access

Google Docs is now providing offline access to editing files on an experimental basis -- as of now this only works with Docs, rather than Spreadsheets and Presentations, but it is definitely a start in a direction that may have far reaching results in the way we all use computing.ChannelWeb provides opinions from many users about this new feature that works on Google Gears, an open source


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Presentations Adds Vector Shapes and PDF Output

After adding online presentation sharing 20 days ago, Google Presentations adds a quick new update in the form of vector shapes and PDF output.AppScout reports that "Google Presentations is getting the ability to save documents as a PDF and PDF-based printing options. Users are also getting some basic drawing abilities and vector shapes, such as word bubbles and arrows.The Wired Blog Network


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

New Features on Google Presentations

Google Presentations, a component of Google Docs has added new features. The most significant new option is the ability to create embeddable web slideshows that can be put up on any page, much like a YouTube movie.The web output uses scripting rather than Flash unlike YouTube -- it will be interesting to see how Google copes up with animations and transitions in its Presentations through this


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Unveils "Presentations"

Google upgraded its Google Docs online suite to include "Presentations", an online presentation component that does try to be a little like Microsoft PowerPoint. OK, it tries to be a lot like PowerPoint, and that does not surprise me. But the question here is whether Google Presentations succeeds or not?I'll say I find the product snappy, intuitive, and easy to use. It works quite like a desktop


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google's PowerPoint Plans

Will online applications ever replace the ones we use on our desktop? Will Google's slew of online programs shake the Microsoft juggernaut of Office programs? There are no clear answers yet -- but the battle lines are getting drawn more distinctly now as Google prepares to launch it's presentation program in direct confrontation to PowerPoint.However, there's a larger question there waiting to


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google-Microsoft Office Rivalry to Escalate

Microsoft and Google are expected to ramp up their competition in the emerging hosted office productivity market at the Office 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Google is expected to unveil a wiki component to its Google Apps service, as well as a hosted PowerPoint competitor, while Microsoft is expected to deliver a bundle of software and services apps under its Windows Live brand.More on the


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Apps and Microsoft Office

Microsoft's hugely profitable Office software is about to get a more rounded competitor from nemesis Google. The search giant, via a series of acquisitions and some internal development, looks like it will soon have the technology to challenge Office's dominance with its own suite of applications that run over the internet. More on the Guardian site...Categories: google, microsoft_office


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Buys PowerPoint Rival

Google has acquired online slide presentation company Zenter, filling out its web-based office software portfolio with an application similar to Microsoft’s popular PowerPoint. Financial terms were not disclosed. While the Internet search giant has already made Microsoft’s PowerPoint files viewable in GMail, Google has not yet launched its own web version of PowerPoint.More on the Red Herring


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Gmail Now Previews PowerPoint

Google's GMail email service now allows you to preview the PowerPoint slides you receive as an attachment without downloading them at all. This option, which was available to a few GMail users is now rolled out for all users.When you receive a PowerPoint presentation as an attachment, you can click the new View as SlideShow option to preview the presentation from slide to slide. This option only


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google's PowerPoint Player in GMail?

Some GMail users have reported that they see a "View as Slideshow" option in mails that contain PowerPoint attachments.Doug Caverly on Webpronews.com says that "whether it's being polite, trying not to scare its competitor, or somehow believes this is true, Google has repeatedly claimed that it isn't challenging the Microsoft Office Suite. But now a feature within Gmail looks a lot like a


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Acquires PowerPoint Competitor

Filling in a hole in its Google Apps suite, Google has acquired Tonic Systems, which provides a set of tools for the online editing, viewing, and sharing of presentations created with Microsoft PowerPoint. Tonic Systems describes itself as "Java PowerPoint Specialists." Google says it will incorporate Tonic's technology into a new presentation service that will be added this summer to


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Competes with PowerPoint

Google to Compete With Microsoft PowerPointGoogle Inc. plans to launch software similar to Microsoft Corp.'s popular PowerPoint program as the two companies vie to dominate the online experience....``This completes what most users of PCs consider the Office suite,'' said John Battelle, who leads Federated Media Publishing and grilled Schmidt about the product at the conference....Microsoft


12/07/2016 12:32 AM

Google Docs To Support PowerPoint

As if Microsoft didn't have enough to worry about after the lukewarm response to Vista and Office 2007, Google's free online office suite is set to do PowerPoint as well.Code-named Google Presently, the presentation feature is set to become a part of Google Docs & Spreadsheets which, as the name suggests, currently offers document and spreadsheet editing. Users will be able to convert a document


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