Google Starts Google Buzz, Free Hosting in Google Docs, New Google Squared Info Tool and Tracks Changes to Websites

It is Google time again. The biggest change since the last time we wrote about Google is Google Buzz, new application that allows to share information pictures, videos, and your location with all of your friends in Gmail. Making the list of "who you follow and who follows you public" was not met with enthusiasm from the public, so Google had to make some changes to protect the privacy of its users. Read more at ReadWriteWeb blog

Instead of emailing files to yourself, which is particularly difficult with large files, you can upload to Google Docs any file up to 250 MB. You'll have 1 GB of free storage for files you don't convert into one of the Google Docs formats (i.e. Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations), and if you need more space, you can buy additional storage for $0.25 per GB per year.

Want to know more about uploading files in Google Docs, go to the Google Docs blog.

Google Squared another interesting product, takes a topic and creates a table with information around your topic. Take a look at my 'Hotels in Queens' square. The Official Google Blog has the story.

Meanwhile Google Reader blog announced that in Google Reader users can now create a custom feed to track changes to any website.In addition, if you log into your Google account you can now add a star to stories in Google News and keep track of the most interesting stories you read.

One disappointing decision for many developers was Google decision to get rid of Google Gears. Garett Rogers has the details.

The Search Engine Land blog pointed out a new search application for Android phones called Google Shopper.

You just point the app at books, CDs, DVDs, and video games, and barcodes and it will fetch the details of that product and give you the prices, stores, reviews and more about that product.

And finally popular blogs and news sites will now appear in Google Reader immediately because "Google Reader now consumes PubSubHubbub feeds in real time". ( PubSubHubbub or PUSH is an open protocol that extends RSS feed and allows instant notifications of any updates). Go to ReadWriteWeb blog for more.

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