The Web giant's latest round of product cuts includes a failed real-time collaboration tool, a browser plug-in, and a stab at reducing renewable-energy costs.
The Knol project for sharing and storing bits of information hasn't set the world afire. But it's cheap to run, has some potential, and shouldn't be written off yet.
Writing a knol article on Google--something akin to a Wikipedia entry--can make you feel authoritative and empowered, until someone comes along and contradicts you.
On Friday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET reporters Kara Tsuboi and Elinor Mills discuss Knol, Google's new competitor to Wikipedia. Mills points out key differences between the sites, like citing authorship on Knol, and describes the process of writing her first entry on pit bulls.
The search giant says Knol authors can also add New Yorker magazine cartoons to their pages and make money from ads accompanying the articles.
Will Google ever launch Knol, its wiki-plus-Blogger experiment? It is being compared to Wikipedia and Mahalo, with a focus on the author.
On Friday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET reporters Kara Tsuboi and Elinor Mills discuss Knol, Google's new competitor to Wikipedia.
Search giant builds a 500-million-item database of people, places, and things. Its content will be appearing in your search results starting today.
And some you have. On the chopping block: iGoogle, Google Video, Chatback, Google Mini, and the Symbian Search App.
Is that really Lady Gaga on Google's social network? Can a political dissident speak freely and anonymously? Google+ favors real-world names, but it's not a simple issue.