Google finally launches Cube, play your way through a cubic Google Maps world

Back in January, Google released a teaser video for a Google maps-based game that was set to be released in February.  But February, came and went and the game wasn't released.  Now, Google has finally quietly launched the game online at www.playmapscube.com. Travel through New York, Tokyo and … [Read more...]

Could the Google-branded tablet be called the Google Play? [UPDATED]

[Update 1 on March 6, 2012:. Google Play isn't the name of Google's upcoming tablet.  The company announced that starting today, Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will become part of Google Play.] Original story on March 2, 2012:. Rumors have been swirling since late February … [Read more...]

What is Google’s RoboHornet?

It may be nothing, it may be something.  But what is known is that Google privately registered the domain names RoboHornet.com and RoboHornet.org on February 17, 2012, then removed the Whois privacy and transferred the domains to its own name servers a week later. RoboHornet.com (Whois) and … [Read more...]

Google Inc. registers more GoogleWeb, ChromeWeb, and Screenwise domains

Search Engine Land's Matt McGee reported earlier this month that Google had registered a number of Labs, Screenwise and Adwords domains.  Among the list of fourteen names were domains like GoogleWebLab.com, ChromeWebLab.com, and ScreenwiseMedia.com. Now Google has registered more variations of … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Google may be officially launching Rater Hub

Back in 2005, Henk van Ess wrote about the Google Rater Hub, a somewhat secretive program at the time that had people review and rate the quality of Google's search results. Well, now it looks like the Rater Hub program will soon have a more public home on the web with the registration of the … [Read more...]

Google quietly launches Women Entrepreneurs on the Web initiative

Google employee Pooja Srinivas appears to be one of the people behind Google's latest web initiative called "Women Entrepreneurs on the Web" (or WeOW, for short). Srinivas, a resident of India, registered several domains earlier this month like Womenentrepreneursontheweb.com (Whois), which … [Read more...]