Moderation may be tricky, but Google Toolbar users will be able to read and write comments on any Web page with a new feature called Sidewiki.
In order to streamline its many offerings a bit, the Internet giant will retire some services, including Google Listen and Google Apps for Teams.
Brands in Public translates the Get Satisfaction business model (a portal for public-facing aggregated customer support) into the broader realm of brand management. It aggregates the aggregation, if you will, and centralizes what Modernista, Skittles, and
Google's swinging its big old scythe and killing off 10 lesser-used products, to free up cash for more important things, like Google Plus.
The Web giant continues to pare its operations, everything from social search to Web security, as it dumps divisions that don't offer the biggest opportunities.
We're not real sure about the iRex reader, Microsoft's Courier is a lot of smoke, Palm gets told to sit down and be quiet about iTunes syncing, and a PlayStation2 for you car. And finally, Brian imparts a valuable life lesson for everyone listening.
In less time than it takes for some government investigations, the search company has gone from start-up to accused menacer of Internet competition. Fair or not, this is Google 2.0.