Gmail now supports image drag-and-drop. Previously the mail application supported only three ways of adding an image to a document, from your local hard drive, from the URL and from Google image search. And now the new drag-and-drop. “But sometimes the exact image you need is on your desktop and you just want to add it to your document quickly. Starting today, you can drag images from your desktop directly into your documents.”
Google, along with New York-based Good Energies, is planing to make a massive offshore wind project in the Atlantic Ocean, that will stretch from New Jersey to Virginia (350 miles). The project is supposed to deliver enough power to 1.9 million households and will be called the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC). It is scheduled to start in 2013.
Google is usually very tight-lipped when it comes in discussing revenues from its non-core businesses like Youtube or Android. However, during the financial earnings conference call today, the company revealed a few interesting facts. Apparently Android (and its mobile advertisements) is bringing in a whopping $1 billion a year. Google’s third-quarter results has been very impressive. With a net come of $2.2 billion and a revenue of $5.5 billion, Google surprised all investors and analysts.
Google’s driver-less car has captured quite a few headlines by now. After all who doesn’t want to know more about the future of automobiles. Here’s a quick test drive video from the folks at Good Morning America of ABC News. The car has travelled over 140,000 miles by now. All you need to do is just set your destination and the car takes care of rest. Thanks to its various cameras and high-precision scanning lasers.
Making money was probably not the primary object behind Android. When Google released the mobile OS in October 2008, the idea was simply to bring openness of the Internet to the mobile platform. Google was already making billions then, so its focus was more to come up with a robust mobile OS, that would be open source, free to license, and easy to develop apps for. Needless to mention, their plans worked well…very well.
What would it be like if the various icons in Google’s maps could be viewed in reality? If it’s difficult to imagine then check out an artist’s impression of such ‘Google’ moments. Made by Alejo Malia these illustrations are filed under the name Google’s World in which the artist tries to blend in the various aspects of Google maps with the ‘hustling bustling’ life of ours.Enjoy!