What is happening with Google lately?
In the middle of February Google announced that "developers can now charge for their applications — something that will surely make the ones with brilliant ideas, and the drive to turn them into reality, very rich." Garett Rogers wrote more on this subject.
At about the same time Google announced that users in Gmail will be able now to add their location to their signature.
To try it, turn on Location in Signature from the Labs tab under Settings, then go to your signature preferences and check the box next to "Append your location to the signature.
The Gmail blog has details.
"A year ago, Google enabled read-only access to your Google Spreadsheets from your mobile browser. Now the Google Docs team has added editing capabilities to Google Spreadsheets from popular phones, including the iPhone and Android phone.", explained the popular lifehacker blog.
Google also announced to its users that they will be able to synchronize the contacts and calendar on their mobile phones with their Google account. To see how to synchronize your contacts and calendar with your phone, take a look at the instructional video on Google Sync.
Three days ago Google experienced a Gmail outage and the company immediately responded with "Google Apps Status Dashboard. The dashboard offers an at-a-glance look at the system health of most popular Google services, including Gmail, Google Calendar, and the company’s suite of web-based document editors." TechCrunch will give you more.