nationalpost:

Rock out with Google’s playable Les Paul “Doodle”For those about to rock, Google Inc. salutes you. To honour the legendary recording artist and electric guitar pioneer Les Paul, Google has created a special “Doodle” to mark what would have been the rock and roll trailblazer’s 96th birthday.On Thursday, the logo on Google’s homepage – also known as a “Google Doodle” – will be replaced by an interactive Les Paul electric guitar, one visitors can actually use to rock out and record their own music.

» Get more on the guitar legend and the Internet giant on Trove’s Les Paul and Google channels.

nationalpost:

Rock out with Google’s playable Les Paul “Doodle”
For those about to rock, Google Inc. salutes you. To honour the legendary recording artist and electric guitar pioneer Les Paul, Google has created a special “Doodle” to mark what would have been the rock and roll trailblazer’s 96th birthday.

On Thursday, the logo on Google’s homepage – also known as a “Google Doodle” – will be replaced by an interactive Les Paul electric guitar, one visitors can actually use to rock out and record their own music.


» Get more on the guitar legend and the Internet giant on Trove’s Les Paul and Google channels.

Troving Reporter: Simmer, Dow

Aftershocks from Wednesday’s nearly 300-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average — and similar sinking in other financial indicators — were felt on Trove, too: the most-added channel over the past 24 hours was Personal Finance.

You might want to avert your eyes from your portfolio for a few days. It’s ugly in there.

Here’s the rest of the top 10:
» Google
» 30 Rock
» Barack Obama
» Diet and Nutrition
» Facebook
» Science
» Celebrity Gossip
» Facebook Advertising
» Lady Gaga

Troving Reporter: Games and Frontiers

Game systems, cell phones and sports topped the list of most-read channels over the past 24 hours. Want to see what everyone else sees? Here’s the list for your adding pleasure:

» PlayStation
» Science
» Personal Finance
» National Security
» Oscar Contenders
» Washington Redskins
» Horse Racing
» Google
» Pakistan
» Egypt

Have you signed up for Trove yet? Sign in with your Facebook credentials and we’ll start you off by trying to match our more than 3,000 channels to your list of Likes. After that, you can add channels of your own with a couple easy clicks.

Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

centerforinvestigativereporting:

Interesting interactive Google map allows you to search for newspapers around the world based on location and language.

» Get your hands inky. Read more about news on dead trees using Trove’s Newspaper Industry channel.

centerforinvestigativereporting:

Interesting interactive Google map allows you to search for newspapers around the world based on location and language.

» Get your hands inky. Read more about news on dead trees using Trove’s Newspaper Industry channel.

Troving Reporter: Facebook Vs. Google

Reports have bounced around the ‘Net all day that Facebook paid for a PR campaign to smear Google — a charge Facebook denies.

No matter how that fight shakes out, these articles join a crowded field of stories pitting the tech giants against each other in terms of traffic, “likes,” and social media dominance.

But who’s winning the fight for Trove users: the Facebook channel or the Google channel? It depends on the time frame you’re considering.

Over the past 24 hours, more Trove users have viewed and added the Google channel than the Facebook channel.

The fight gets more evenly matched at the week level: Facebook beats Google on channel adds, but Google edges Facebook out in channel views.

And the winner over the life of Trove so far? Facebook, in both channel views and adds.

Full disclosure: Users must log in with Facebook Connect to access Trove. And many of the articles linked in this blog post were discovered through Google. See? We’re conflicted, too.

inothernews:

Google’s cool animated Doodle celebrates Earth Day, 2011.



» Celebrate with Trove’s Earth Day channel.

inothernews:

Google’s cool animated Doodle celebrates Earth Day, 2011.

» Celebrate with Trove’s Earth Day channel.

(via abcworldnews)

thedailywhat:

Google April Fools Prank Round Up of the Day: As in years past, Google stands at the forefront of April Fools Day shenanigans on the web, with several lab-rejected innovations that get their moment in the sun as pretend-legitimate additions to Google’s ever-expanding stable of products.

Gmail Motion uses your computer’s webcam and a spatial-tracking algorithm to turn physical gestures into actionable commands. The same technology is also being applied to Google Docs.

Google Voice is also introducing the “Voice-alyzer,” which “will prompt you to spell everyday words with your keypad, like ‘embarrassed’, ‘dizzy’ or ‘Czechoslovakia’,” before allowing you to phone your exes. Useful!

And finally, check out what happens when you google “Helvetica.”

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» Get your Google news fix with Trove’s Google channel.
New, heartbreaking imagery from Google shows the extent of the destruction in the Japanese city of Sendai caused by the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. 

» Follow the disasters’ aftermath and efforts to shore up the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on our Japan Disaster channel.

New, heartbreaking imagery from Google shows the extent of the destruction in the Japanese city of Sendai caused by the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

» Follow the disasters’ aftermath and efforts to shore up the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on our Japan Disaster channel.