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