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  • 1. [email_address] Friday, May 7, 2010 It
  • 2.
    • Overview of Google
    • How does it work?
      • What is “the cloud”?
    • Google Search and Services
      • Gmail and Buzz
      • Google Maps
      • Google Docs
    Agenda
  • 3.
    • Email
    • [email_address]
    • View the slides anytime
    • www.slideshare.com/bsippel
  • 4. Introduction Me
  • 5. Who am I?
    • Grew up in Oakville, ON
    • Education:
      • BAH, Psychology
      • MSc, Organizational Behaviour
    • Jobs:
      • Queen’s: Admission Officer, IBM: Sales, and Queen’s: Senior Functional Analyst
  • 6.
    • Getting married in September 2010
    • Love technology
    • Sports: Montreal Canadiens fan
  • 7.
    • Weekly Newsletter
      • Products and Services, News and Facts, and Tips and Tricks
      • Easy to understand language
      • Sign up here www.bit.ly/tforesignup
    • Blog
      • www.technologyforeveryone.wordpress.com
      • Archived newsletters
    Technology for Everyone
  • 8. Overview
  • 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOZhbOhEunY&playnext_from=TL&videos=xfrZnrjuRbI&playnext=1 An Inside Look at Google – Working at Google
  • 10.
    • Market capitalization = $162.05 billion
    • share price times the number of shares outstanding of a public company ( wikipedia )
    Google… they are doing well http://investor.google.com/financial/tables.html
  • 11. How does it work?
  • 12.
    • Indexing the Internet
    • Page Rank
    • http://www.google.com/howgoogleworks/
    How Google Search Works
  • 13.
    • Moment of “relevance”
    • Where are ads located
    • http://www.google.com/howgoogleworks/#watch
    How Google Ads Work
  • 14.
    • Cloud Computing
    • Collaboration
    • http://www.google.com/howgoogleworks/#watch
    How Google Apps Work
  • 15.
    • Servers
    • Synchronization
    • Export
    • Availability
    Cloud
  • 16. Search and Services
  • 17. Google Search
  • 18.
    • Buzz
      • Similar to Twitter
    Gmail
  • 19.
    • Directions
    • Street View
    • Google Earth
    Google Maps
  • 20. Google Street View
    • Car takes pictures as it drives to create 3D representation of street
    • Most major cities in Canada and growing
  • 21. Google Docs http://docs.google.com http://www.google.com/google-d-s/intl/en/tour1.html
  • 22. Privacy
    • Do No Evil… or at least we hope
    • Buzz Problem
    • Street View
    http://www.google.com/corporate/tenthings.html
  • 23.
    • Gmail frequent contacts became public Buzz followers by default
      • i.e. your most frequent email contacts became available as a publicly available list
      • A problem because people don’t necessarily want some or all of their most frequent email contacts public
    Buzz Problem
  • 24.
    • Google Wave
      • A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. Contact me for an invitation.
      • Blogger
      • Creating and sharing blogs online
      • iGoogle
      • Create a custom homepage
    To explore after today… http://wave.google.com/about.html http://www.blogger.com http://www.google.ca
  • 25. This Week in Google Podcast http://twit.tv/
  • 26. Summary [email_address]
    • Cloud Computing
    • Google Search
    • Google Services
      • Gmail
      • Google Maps
      • Google Docs