Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Google Calendar makes debut

Internet giant puts more fire under rivals

The top online search engine has launched a new service - Google Calendar. It's a free, Internet-based day planner that allows users to store appointments online, receive reminders about them and share those plans with others. The new service gives Google fuel as it competes against Yahoo and Microsoft's MSN. More from CNET News.com.


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11 comments:

dragonflyfilly said...

HAPPY EASTER, YES!

....google stuff, very interesting...i was checking my AntiSpyware file last night and saw that Google was scanning my computer...i am curious about the implications of this...can you enlighten me?

Teresa said...

Thanks for visiting my site. I work part time for a PR company a lot like yours.

Not sure that the world needs another calendar system.....we just need to use the ones we already have!!

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Google was scanning me too. What is up with that?

Deb S. said...

Dragonflyfilly and Dr. Deb: Hmmm. I'd rather not venture a guess. Let me see what I can learn from some of my techie buddies.

Teresa: You have a GREAT site and a very interesting background. In addition, you have a way of letting people know you care. I encourage folks to check out your blog.

Deb S. said...

BTW, Dragonflyfilly, thanks for the Easter greetings. I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Abrar said...

Hello DCS.

Regarding the Google Calendat, most such application do scan computers to figure out what kind of sites you are visiting, so that they can embed Online Ads. And thats the way they make money. I think MSN Messenger does the same thing. So does Kaza and other File Sharing systems like Limewire, Ares, etc.......

So its basically using a free application which in turn makes money by sending Online Ads to you.

Deb S. said...

Abrar: It's so nice to have techie friends! Thanks so much for providing such a clear and concise explanation.

Georganna Hancock said...

I've been trying to figure out if a current website client could use this new calendar service on his website to keep his readers updated on his events -- booksignings, appearances, and such. Now, where did I put that Google API key?

The only Google app that I know of that can scan your computer is Google Desktop (that's its function).

Deb S. said...

Georganna: Thanks!

Emmanuel said...

Google also made Google Earth for Mac available for download.

Deb S. said...

Emmanuel: Thanks for the info!