In an attempt to further its incision into Microsoft domination, Google has launched a new server-side tool - Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange – which will allow companies to move e-mail, calendar and contact data from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps.
During the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Wednesday roundtable discussion about privacy, the agency’s outgoing Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour said that it was “irresponsible” on the part of Google to have introduced its social-networking service Buzz, without conferring with the Gmail users.
In a March 17 confirmation, wireless carrier Sprint said that it will ‘soon’ sell the Google-branded Android-based Nexus One smartphone – however, the carrier refrained from giving further details about the when it would be offering the Google handset and how much it intends charging for it.
According to a Wednesday report in the New York Times, Google is teaming up with Intel, Sony, and other partners for its newest venture – ‘Google TV’; which will not only enable users to use Web applications on their TV sets; but will also open up the TV platform for the Android developers.
In a move that marks the Google-branded Nexus One smartphone’s head-to-head competition with the popular Apple iPhone 3GS, Google said in a March 16 announcement that its January-released handset will also run on the AT&T 3G network in the US, as well as Rogers Wireless in Canada.
With the Google-Apple battle in the smartphone arena intensifying by the day, Tim Bray, who has recently been hired by Google, has apparently embraced his new responsibility as the Android-developer backer – by declaring in his blog post that he abhors the Apple iPhone despite the fact that the smartphone boasts “great” hardware and software.