Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 11:49 AM
Labels: Google Maps
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 11:49 AM
Labels: Google Maps
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 11:01 AM
Cross posted from Google Chrome Blog
The 2014 Major League Baseball season is off to a big start, and now you can make all those hits, homers, steals and K’s even bigger with Chromecast. Thanks to our friends at MLBAM, as of today, you can cast live games straight to the TV with a tap of the cast button.
MLB.TV is the latest live streaming service to come to Chromecast, so now MLB.TV Premium subscribers can invite their friends over to watch live, out-of-market games. While casting a game to the big screen, use your phone or tablet to check scores, stats and news from around the league. You can even choose between home or away broadcasts to steer clear of the opposing team's announcers when your guys are on the road.
The MLB At Bat app can be found in the Play Store and Apple Store, with Chromecast support rolling out starting today. MLB.TV Premium subscription required. Peanuts and Cracker Jack sold separately. As always, explore the latest new apps on Chromecast.com/apps.
Posted by Brad Foreman, Sports Partnerships Lead for Chromecast and Tee Ball Slugger
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 9:58 AM
The best meetings are face-to-face. But these days, we often connect with each other from far-flung locations, coordinating time zones and dialing into conference calls from our phones. Starting today, any company can upgrade their meeting rooms with a new Chromebox, built on the Chrome principles of speed, simplicity and security.
Chromebox for meetings brings together Google+ Hangouts and Google Apps in an easy-to-manage Chromebox, making it simpler for any company to have high-definition video meetings.
Chromebox for meetings is now available in Canada starting at $1099, which includes the ASUS Chromebox and everything you need to get going. That means for the same price that companies have typically paid for one meeting room, they'll be able to outfit 10 rooms - or more. CDW Canada, Agosto, Cloud Sherpas, SHI and SYNNEX will help bring Chromebox for meetings to customers and resellers in Canada, and Chromeboxes from HP and Dell will be available for meetings in the coming months.
Companies that have been testing Chromebox for meetings have told us that they love the simple setup, the ease of use, and being able to see their colleagues in other offices.
Bill Whyte is the Director of Information and Technology Operations for Vision 7, the parent company of integrated agency Cossette and the EDC group of agencies, and oversees the IT strategy for the organization. "We've been using Google Apps for our business for a while, and it’s been instrumental in allowing our employees to connect and get down to business, wherever they may be.”
“With Chromebox for meetings, we've been able to brainstorm openly and collaborate quickly 'face-to-face,' something that is essential in the marketing and communications world. The technology has been really simple for everyone to use, allowing us to focus on our 'real' work - developing and executing effective, creative campaigns for our clients."
Monday, April 7, 2014 | 9:53 AM
Friday, April 4, 2014 | 9:40 AM
Labels: Digital Economy
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 11:34 AM
After a long, harsh winter, Canadians are looking to blow off some steam and April Fools Day may be the perfect outlet. In fact, Google searches for ‘April Fools’ have been on the rise since December. While Canadians across the country should prepare for pranks, Albertans should be the most alert. Searches for ‘pranks’ are most popular in Alberta, followed by British Columbia and Ontario.
How will Canadians prank?
Be on the look out today, and watch out for your colleagues as searches for ‘office pranks’ are outpacing searches for ‘school pranks’. But, you might be in for a scare as we see that searches for ‘scary pranks’ have also been popular among Canadians.
Don’t rule out the classic ‘prank call’ as searches are the highest they’ve been all year, particularly on the east coast. Those in Nova Scotia may want to screen their calls - it’s the province with the highest search volume for the term ‘prank call’. Many people prefer texting, and we find that searches for ‘prank text’ have also been on the rise.
If you are planning to pull of a big prank, today and need a little inspiration, below is a list of some of our favourite Canadian Youtuber prank videos.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 11:34 AM
Editor’s note: Today’s guest author is Jennifer LaFleur, senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting
In 1952, Walter Cronkite predicted the US Presidential election for his readers before the poll closed using an analysis of election results on one of our first mainframe computers. Walter’s analysis predicted the election for Dwight Eisenhower, despite polling that said Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson would win.
Today, spreadsheets and databases are commonplace in newsrooms across industry.The tools used to analyze data and to make it available online are cheaper, faster and more powerful. But there continue to be significant challenges that prevent journalists from harnessing this data. Accessing information from governments and institutions remains a significant hurdle for newsrooms in Canada and the US. And when data does become available, journalists still need the tools to unlock the stories which are important to the public.
TechRaking via Hangout with Richard Gingras, the Head of News and Social Products at Google