07.2 – The Google Universe-2013-06-24

This article presents the “Google Universe”. The word “Universe” is appropriate here to describe what the Google founders have tackled. Not only because Google is mapping the universe, but because the integration of most of Google products within this universe produces innovations that would make Steve Jobs turn in its grave.

I invite you to take an hour and view the following YouTube video:  Google Maps « The Next Dimension of Google Maps» 2012 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMBJ2Hu0NLw . If viewing this video does not amazes you than I don’t know what will.

This current article (Blog) regroups a large number of YouTube videos on Google product so that it becomes an easy way to learn more about each specific Google product which can help you improve the spectrum of your possibilities. Since, there is quite a lot to learn on each product, you will need to do this overtime, typically one product at the time and in accordance with your own priorities.

I have structured the text with large major titles to direct your attention to a specific product group and help you find specifics within product groups. Sit back, view YouTube videos, learn and enjoy!

Google OverviewGoogle’s mission statement from the outset has been: “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google

When you read and review this article content you will agree with me that the Google founders have been consistent in their quest this materialize this mission statement.

For a business perspective on Google, you can search Yahoo Finance at: http://finance.yahoo.com/  and enter the Google’s stock symbol: GOOG.

Google Data Centers – This presents a quick tour of Google’s infrastructure to host, store and make available the mammoth amount of information it has and continues to accumulate.


Google Chrome – Google’s internet browser competing with Microsoft Internet “Explorer”.

The story behind Google Chrome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGmO7Oximw8

10 Features of Google Chrome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlh8gSF_hhE

Safe Browsing with Google Chrome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQZM3Y0tmFc

Excellent web site on Google Chrome: http://www.omgchrome.com/category/google-chrome/

Google Search – The most used search engine in the world that has been Google’s main revenue generator for years.

How Google Search Works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHR6IQJGZs

What do you love? To easily find on the web lots of things related to what you love go to: www.wdyl.com

What do you love intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu-YsZNpkZs

Google Gmail – Google’s email offering that is the dominant email service and, in my opinion, the most powerful and versatile email product out there. This is why I strongly recommend you to use Gmail.




Gmail New Inbox – Introducing the New Gmail Inbox with multiple tab classifications to facilitate access to the most pressing emails. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFf7dlewJus&hl=en

Google Calendar – The ideal application for managing your schedule and ease of use across multiple computing devices: Desktop + Laptop + Tablets + Smart Phones from most manufacturers.

Intro to Google Calendar 2013 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCKrsgZFAKE

More Google Calendar info:



Google Drive – Integrating the Google Docs, Sheets & Slides on the Cloud – It is the on-line real-time competitor to the new Microsoft 2013 “Office 365” applications such as: Words, Excel, PowerPoint,…

Google Drive is the Google Cloud service to store your documents on the Cloud and share them across your multiple technology platforms and with collaborators. Google currently offers 15 Gb of free Cloud storage. You can subscribe to get more. Google Apps are now integrated with Google Drive.

What Google Drive is about: http://www.google.com/drive/about.html

The new Google Drive features: http://www.google.com/drive/features.html

The new Google Drive Apps: http://www.google.com/drive/apps.html

Introducing Google Drive/Docs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_hJ3R8jEZM

Sharing in Google Drive/Docs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POIR37Hmydg

Exploring Google Drive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SjRH3SImlM

Using Forms in Google Drive/Docs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzgaUOW6GIs

Downloading Google Drive for Windows: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/drive

Google Apps – Shows how companies and organizations can use the integrated Google Apps such as Gmail, Calendar, Talk, Google Docs and Spreadsheet, Google Apps Start Page,…

Intro to Google Apps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJT3pagjd8s

How Google Apps works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doHnLiAzQ5M

Google Translate at: www.translate.google.com – I know for a fact that Google Translates is very powerful if the text is grammatically well formulated in short none compounded sentences, because I use Google Translate to translate this Blog articles from English to French. When you listen to the YouTube Video, you will understand why it does a better job for certain type of translation work. In my case, it does a better job when translating from English to French then vice versa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GdSC1Z1Kzs

Google Earth & Google Maps

Google Earth and Google Maps are now integrated, so I have regrouped the two topics together.

The Next Dimension of Google Maps (2012), at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMBJ2Hu0NLw , is a 51 minutes YouTube Video that provides an overview on the evolution of Google Earth and Google Maps. I invite you to take the time to watch this video because it reveals the thinking at Google and how bright ideas are developed and funded.  Following this viewing you will be in a position to appreciate all the other Google products developments and how you can expect Google to evolve in the future.



Google Maps courses: https://mapping.withgoogle.com/preview

How to enrich Google Maps with your local knowledge with Map Maker: http://www.google.com/mapmaker

Map Canada with Google Map Maker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPeWJTuD7G8

Explore the universe with Google Earth & Maps:

Earth View in Google Maps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHe3ag3i8v8

Explore the Sky in Google Earth 4.2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMhGpzyFdhE

Explore the Ocean in Google Earth 5.0: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ATw1f_qcEg

Explore the Moon in Google Earth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHJ77RsnFXI

Explore Mars in Google Earth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjcCF6cIlPw

Navigation with Google Maps:

Google Map Navigation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGXK4jKN_jY

Create your own maps with Google My Maps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TftFnot5uXw

Google Maps for Android: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7yN2EK7ahU

Access to Offline Maps on Android: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujh0_61uYuk

Transit Navigation with Google Maps:




Transit Navigation in Google Maps 5.7 for Android: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NTXkd0dguQ

Biking Navigation with Google Maps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN5_NBSu7Lw

Navigate inside an Airport with Google Maps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P42INh3QATs

Navigate indoor with Google Maps on Android: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy-DI_bWElg

Get the weather in Google maps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvIYjsRwt5A

Google Maps Street View:

Introducing Street View:


Using Google Street View to visit the world Art Museums:





Google+ – The Google competitor to Facebook with a variety of unique features suited for business.

Google+ Overview: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/

Google+ Features: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/features.html

Google+ Hangout Videoconferencing: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/

Google+ Plus Google: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/better/

Google+ Getting Started: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/getstarted/guide.html

Google+: Public Squares – https://plus.google.com/+JeffJarvis/posts/jEaiRoZHV9p

Google+ for Business: What you need to know – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj5xnXw5E70

Why Use Google Plus for Business: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmCeZsv0GmE

Google Wallet: The Google new way to pay for purchases.

Google Wallet Overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuFVsaFCzsw

Send money with Gmail and Google Wallet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA8m0JOoNYQ

Google Wallet in Action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKuUzNnb8aQ

Google Currents – The fast and easy way to browse your favorite web sites on your smart phone.

Introducing Google Currents: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LOcUkm8m9w

Google Goggles – A visual search application using your Android phone/tablet.


Google Project Glass: Google experiment to assess Google Glasses.

Glass Session: Madame & Bebe Gayno: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh-liQDE3cM

Google Fiber: A new fiber optic TV & Internet service in select USA cities: www.google.com/fiber

Google TV: A new approach to watching TV.

Introducing Google TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diTpeYoqAhc

What is Google TV? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS0la9SmqWA

Google TV: What you need to know (FAQ): http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20019591-1.html

Google YouTube – In case you did not know YouTube is a Google product. http://www.youtube.com/user/Google

Google Sites – For creating simple personal web sites to suit your requirements at: https://sites.google.com/?pli=1

Google Sites Tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_KnC2EIS5w

Learn more about Google Sites: http://www.google.com/sites/help/intl/en/overview.html

Make your web site accessible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEbS0a2JcAo

Google Play – The Google Play Store for Music, Movies, Books, Apps & Games

Google Play web site: https://play.google.com/about/music/

Google Play Music – Store 20,000 songs on the Google Cloud for free and play them everywhere.

Great review: http://www.omgchrome.com/google-play-music-all-access-review/

Google eBooks – Providing a Cloud space and service to store all your eBooks in one place for easy access of each eBook, where you last stopped reading, on any of your devices at any time. You can buy and store eBooks bought on Google eBooks or from many other eBooks on-line suppliers.

Introducing Google eBooks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKEaypYJbb4

Google Self Driving Street Car – Google experimenting self-driving cars.


Google I/O Conventions – The annual Google gathering with the Google developers where Google introduces its new features and offerings.

Google I/O 2013 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pmPa_KxsAM

Top 10 Google I/O 2013 Announcements! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onldzSzdqlM

Below are the most awesome things we saw this week at Google’s yearly developer conference.
10. Android Studio – http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html

9. Notification sync – http://lifehacker.com/google-intros-new-play-services-features-notification-506757382

8. Google Chrome – https://developers.google.com/events/io/sessions/325206725

7. Google Play Music All Access – http://www.androidcentral.com/google-play-music-all-access-will-be-my-first-paid-music-subcription-service

6. Google+ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iHEelBRDck

5. Google Play Games – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duIV7mYZP6s

4. Google Hangouts – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iHEelBRDck

3. Google Now – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfb8mSEvLLQ

2. Google Edition Galaxy S4 – Google Edition Galaxy S4: Explained! http://youtu.be/c74d5kqSEvo

1. New Google Maps – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdx0oQzvPAY



Google Babble: Explained! http://youtu.be/rIRpK7KAfM0
Google I/O 2013 Keynote: http://youtu.be/9pmPa_KxsAM
Larry Page’s Google I/O 2013 Speech: http://youtu.be/9pmPa_KxsAM?t=2h50m57s

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