In its latest twist on mobile search, Google is going back to its ABCs. The company has introduced a new innovation that enables people to find contacts, applications, bookmarks and other content by drawing letters on the screens of their mobile devices.
With its acquisition of DocVerse, announced Friday, Google is offering an online component to Microsoft Word before Microsoft does so itself. DocVerse, a company founded by two former Microsoft employees, lets Microsoft Office users share and edit their documents online.
Google acquired ReMail, a popular iPhone application that provides “lightning fast” full-text search of your Gmail and IMAP email accounts. Terms of the deal were not released. ReMail may not have been a household name, but the app received critical praise and had a small, but dedicated group of users.
Google Inc.’s Buzz social-networking service might violate federal privacy laws, a watchdog group said yesterday in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.