How long can you postpone writing about Google? No more than a month, if you don’t want to have a lot of topics to explain and write about, once you decide to resume.
At first the search engine decided to create a new site with Google Moderator called Tip Jar, which is a "collection of money saving tips submitted and ranked by web users". Garett Rogers Googling Google blog has more. Garett also wrote about the new beta version of Google's browser Chrome.
About at the same time another famous Google blogger Philipp Lenssen from Google Blogoscoped discovered that Google is "running an experiment in their search results, apparently shown to a portion of their users." After a search is run, Google shows "a Flash-based interactive mini app which starts with your keyword in the center, and related terms around it."
Clicking on a related term creates a new, connected circle with more related terms. And whenever you click on a term, to the very right, the web results change to reflect your current topic of focus. The wonder wheel worked quite smoothly, except when I tried using the back button after going to a page from the results.
The biggest news this period for Google was the release of Google Voice for Grand Central users. Here is how Google explained the new feature:
Google Voice is a service that gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail that is easy as email, and many enhanced calling features like call blocking and screening, voicemail transcripts, call conferencing, international calls, and more. Google Voice is currently available for GrandCentral users only, but will be open to new users soon.
Towards the end of March, Google also announced the addition of voice search and My Location on the Google Mobile App for Blackberry. Search Engine Land has the details.
For the first time, Google also revealed one of its close guarded secrets: design of data centers and servers. Read more at Search Engine Land blog.
The latest news that came from the search engine headquarters is the involvement of Googe in the venture capital business and the formation of the new venture capital fund called Google Venture.Search Engine Land blog can give you the details.