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In an article from the Wall Street Journal it reports that Google is planning to fund,and develop wireless networks in emerging markets such as Africa. I think this a great move for Google and also will be very beneficial for the communities in Africa to grow and connect. We’ll see a new wave of innovation from those emerging markets as more people will have access.

Google Inc. GOOG -1.07% is deep into a multipronged effort to build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets as part of a plan to connect a billion or more new people to the Internet.

These wireless networks would serve areas such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to dwellers outside of major cities where wired Internet connections aren’t available, said people familiar with the strategy.

The networks also could be used to improve Internet speeds in urban centers, these people said.

Google plans to team up with local telecommunications firms and equipment providers in the emerging markets to develop the networks, as well as create business models to support them, these people said. It is unclear whether Google already has lined up such deals or alliance

via Google to Fund, Develop Wireless Networks in Emerging Markets – WSJ.com.

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Announced in Google+ today from Google employee Timothy Jordan and reshared from Google employee and friend Louis Gray the new +1 extension for Google Chrome. You can download it here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jgoepmocgafhnchmokaimcmlojpnlkhp

Button Features:

+1 button is shorthand for "this is pretty cool" or "you should check this out." Now you can +1 the pages you think are worth visiting no matter where you are on the web.

+1's can help your friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search. By installing the +1 extension, you can publicly +1 any page that you're visiting with one easy click.

You can manage your +1’s in a new tab on your Google profile (https://profiles.google.com). You can show your +1’s tab to the world, or keep it private and just use it to personally manage the ever-expanding record of things you love around the web.

Please read our Google +1 Button Privacy Policy (http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/plusone/) for basic information about +1 button functionality.

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Also this is just phase one of the +1 button as stated in the google+ post by Timothy. “It doesn’t yet have the ability to share to Google+, but we’ll automatically update it over time after you install it. So be on the lookout for new +1-tastic features in the future”

I’ve installed it and will be +1 various sites now easier using the Google Chrome extension. Note it also rumored that Google may be changing their search algorithm based off the usage of the +1 button.

What other features would you like to see the +1 button have?

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Originally posted on google+
For the record. I agree with Eric Schmidt. It’s google’s platform. If they say the rules are real names then you play by the rules or you don’t use it or you get bumped off. Google knows their plans for + and they don’t have to tell everyone what they are right now.

When you purchase something on Amazon or with iTunes you have to use your real name, credit card information and address. Amazon and Apple/iTunes has all of that information. Apple by the way has the largest online store.

The difference is you provide both services with your email address, password and your profile url / name is less relevant. Well, Google already has your email ( gmail ) address, now google wants your real name ( identity) to go with your gmail address. This could be very helpful to google AND you in the future in terms of matching transaction, matching search results to your content and connecting your identity across the web with your other social networking content/profiles. Also it could help reduce spam and people leaving / making anonymous comments where they feel as though they can hide behind a computer screen and say whatever without any consequences.

At the end, I think everyone will see the value of google+ in terms of real name and identity. Yes it could overlay with other services and probably will when the google+ api is released. You may be able to use google+ for your blog comments or openID login or as a publishing platform all together.

In the mean time, join the other real name / people on google+ or continue to use your other favorite other social network and stop complaining or launch your own.

Response to: Mashable post: Eric Schmidt: If You Don’t Want To Use Your Real Name, Don’t Use Google+. via google+ reshare by Jess Stay.

I’m Wayne Sutton on google+ profile is here: https://plus.google.com/100894513529515310753/about

If you didn’t know Google I/O 2011 just ended and Google made a lot announcements.  Google revealed everything from updates to the Chrome Web store to the release of the new Chromebook.  In case you missed any of the news here’s a list of what Google announced at Google I/O 2011.

  • Chrome Web Store Available Worldwide
  • Google Music
  • Chromebook
  • Google TV’s Getting More Apps
  • A New Version of Honeycomb
  • Updated Android OS: Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Google Movies for Android
  • Android@Home framework
  • Google Task API
  • Angry Birds on the web
  • Google Places API open access
  • Google Opens Places API to the Public

Did I miss anything?

via Google I/O 2011: Google’s Plans Revealed | Black Web 2.0. and Google I/O in a Nutshell: All the News You Might Have Missed | Mashable

What Google I/O announcement are you looking forward to the most?

Google I/O 2011

This is just cool. Google I/O starts tomorrow and Google created an awesome countdown clock, along with the Android logo holding a QR Code sign that will take you to the Google I/O Android App or app site page.

To capture the awesomeness I recorded a screencast of the Google I/O page.

Scanning the QR Code with an iPhone took you to the Google I/O Android app page
Google I/o app

Scanning the QR Code with an Android App took you to the app’s page in the Android App market. Google I/O app

 

 

Via Google I/O 2011. Tip> HackerNews

Wish I going to Google I/O … maybe next year! Are you?