Monday, November 30, 2009

First steps in Google Wave

When to use Google \/\/ave

There are tons of ways to use Google Wave--here are just a few examples to get you thinking and an overview video that shows Google Wave in action.

Organizing events

Keep a single copy of ideas, suggested itinerary, menu and RSVPs, rather than using many different tools. Use gadgets to add weather, maps and more to the event.

Meeting notes

Prepare a meeting agenda together, share the burden of taking notes and record decisions so you all leave on the same page (we call it being on the same wave). Team members can follow the minutes in real time, or review the history using Playback. The conversation can continue in the wave long after the meeting is over.

Group reports and writing projects

Collaboratively work in real time to draft content, discuss and solicit feedback all in one place rather than sending email attachments and creating multiple copies that get out of sync.


Bring lots of people into a wave to brainstorm - live concurrent editing makes the quantity of ideas grow quickly! It is easy to add rich content like videos, images, URLs or even links to other waves. Discussion ensues. Etiquettes form. Then work together to distill down to the good ideas.

Photo sharing

Drag and drop photos from your desktop into a wave. Share with others. Use the slideshow viewer. Everyone on the wave can add their photos, too. It is easy to make a group photo album in Google Wave.

Google Wave in action

Product managers, Stephanie and Greg explain many of the features of Google Wave [8 minutes].

You have to get used to the messaging system in waves and also how to keep your inbox tidy.

Why it's not possible yet to drag pictures directly from Picasa WebAlbums into waves is a mystery to me.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Google Wave Einladung nur ein paar Klicks entfernt!

So einfach ist es:
Klicke auf "Nächste Seite" unterhalb der Werbung (nachdem du einen Werbelink geklickt hast und wieder zurück gekommen bist)
und gehe auf die folgende Seite.

Die Werbung wird sich im selben Fenster öffnen. Du musst also wieder hier zurück kommen (Klick den "zurück" Pfeil im Browser) um zur nächsten Seite zu gelangen.

Klicke einen Werbelink  jeder Seite. Auf der letzten (dritten) Seite wirst du eine Google Wave Einladung finden!

Nächste Seite

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Your Google Wave invite is just a view clicks away

It's as easy as that:
Click "Next Page" below the Ads (after you clicked an Ad an came back)
to get to the next page.

The Ads will open in the same window so you have to press the "back" button in your browser to return here.

Click an Ad on each page and on the last
one (the 3rd page) you will find a Google Wave

Next Page

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Google Chrome OS Invitation!

Google Chrome OS invitation coming soon.
But first get your Google Wave! It's absolutely revolutionary and just awesome! It's a combination of Groups, Message Board, Chat, Instant Messaging and Email! It got so many cool features, you have to see it to understand how this will change the online landscape! Wave invitations have been handed out to developers only (100.000) and they got invitations to get their friends on board. So the invites are very scarce! They sell for over $70 on ebay!
I got one left and you can have it for $20! Fast and easy transaction via Paypal!
Email me

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My first Google Wave in my blog!

[wave id="!w+XhlbjybwA"]

Google: THE longterm investment

My answer to "Do not invest long term in Google.
Only play it day to day.
Long term and even short term, Google will lose large percentages of its market share as a search engine.
Can you guess who will take it?
Nope, not yahoo.

Bing. Bing will take 10%, then 20%, and eventually 50% of the current market share Google has. Google market already has dropped from 80% down to 67%.
I think exactly the opposite right now. Google IS a long term investment.
Google is about to start a revolution and it's the best positioned company to succeed!
The first big one is Google Wave. Then Chrome OS and the Cloud. Google is getting all of it's services under one hood and that will be a huge thing! They did a fantastic job first offering services like GMail, Maps, Picasa and so on and did a great job, thus winning a lot of users. Now they want to offer the whole package. Microsoft failed keeping up with Google coming from the other end (they started with the OS and trying hard to get into the web service business). Google first got users providing superior service and offers them now to get a free OS for both smart phones AND computers!
And why Google WILL succeed is because they will make a huge difference. I'm telling you the time right now is extremely exciting! There's a big change coming. We approach the cloud era very fast and Google is the one way ahead! It got all the ingredients to offer any service you can imagine! When you leave your computer at home (running the Chrome OS) you can seamlessly continue what you just did on your Android powered phone (Droid)!
Just look at what Google got and just throw everything in one box and whatever comes to your mind WILL be a part of what Google is working on right now!
Google Wave
Google Voice
Chrome OS
Google Docs
I wondered for a while why Google didn't focus more on making Orkut a real competitor to Facebook. I think the answer is Google Wave.
Google needs to use all its power now to get the right software out to the users. If the users fall in love with the Chrome OS and the Cloud computing as they did with other Google services then there's no doubt Google can charge a license fee for it's software. And Microsoft will be in big trouble!
We haven't see the real power of the internet yet. Its very very exciting how everything's coming together now!
Bing will never get more than 30% (combined with Yahoo) market share. Google won't drop below 60%. And more importantly: Google will stay the king when it comes to advertising revenue! Because of all the stuff I mentioned above!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Why Google doesn't focus on Orkut and Groups

We all know that if Google really wants to make something great, they focus on the project and create something different, unique and usually better than what others have. GMail ,Picasa, Maps and Earth are just a few examples that show why Google is such a big shot. But then there are Google projects that clearly don't get enough attention and thus can't compete with the competitors.
Orkut may be big in countries like Brazil and India but globally, it's nowhere near Facebook. I wonder why Google doesn't try harder. Maybe it's working on something big. Something that has a service like Facebook integrated.
Okay the "big thing" is Google Wave. It can kill Facebook!

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Google: All set for the future

What the future MIGHT look like:
Google's Servers will host all your files and take over the role of your PC. At home, users will have a very basic and inexpensive computer that communicates with the Google Server (or as they call it "The Cloud"). You run Google's free Operating System which is getting automatic updates and never slows down since all the computing is being done by Google's Server. I would say you save about 100$ per year on hard and software. No more Windows upgrades and the simple computer will last longer as well.
Google positioned itself very well. Step by step.
- Upload your pictures to Picasa
- Upload your Videos to YouTube
- Navigate using Google Maps on your Android phone
- Google Voice can be your phone service
- Share you Documents on Google Documents
- Get your email at GMail
- Get an Android powered phone and basically do the exact same thing you do on your Computer at home anywhere in the world!
I think Google CAN charge a fee for services like YouTube (as it already does for Picasa). If they keep it simple and fast users may be willing to pay a reasonable fee. If you pay $100 a year for all the services including cloud computing (excluding cloud computing using your phone) it's still a very good deal! No hassles and access to all your files whenever you want and where you want. Google's backup system should also be more sophisticated and safer than most of ours (if we have on AT ALL).

Google Documents

Set up information and other stuff:
Google Documents

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Medical Examination

Today, we did the Medical Examination for our Canadian Permanent Residence Application in Surrey... or Delta - it seems to be right on the border of Surrey/Delta (TomTom couldn't find the exact address).

Doctor Gulzar Singh Cheema's practise:

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The physical exam (Dr. Cheema):
- Weight
- Height
- Questions about medical history, medication, medical conditions, diseases...
- Blood Pressure
- Listen to lungs, heart
- Eye test (read a few letters from the wall test chart)

Then we had to go to the BC Biomedical Laboratories (Blood and Urine Test) and Scott Road X-Ray Centre (same Building: X-Ray #120, Lab #201):
located at 8425 120 Street, Delta, BC V4C 6R2 (down the Scott Road from Dr. Cheema's practice)

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On the road we noticed that they didn't sign Amelia's Urinalyse. I still went back to Dr. Cheema's practice hoping it might still be OK. But they didn't want to risk that the Immigration Office complains about it and sent me back to the Labs (just a 5 minute drive) for the signature.
It took about 3 hours to get all that done. 5 hours driving included. Not too bad. Hope everything's OK with our test results!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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