Google introduced four new services/products, which are the following:
Google Co-Op: This new product lets users improve search results by syndicating their knowledge. Individuals or organizations can now label or categorize Web pages and make those labels available as a subscription. For subscribers, these labels and associated links get added to search queries when relevant.
Google Desktop 4: This version has added Google Gadgets, small applications that can live on users’ desktops or inside the Google Desktop environment. Google’s answer to Apple’s Dashboard widgets and Yahoo’s Konfabulator.
Google Trends: This gives users access to compare the popularity of certain topics and search terms on Google. The user can enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched for on Google over time. Google Trends also displays how frequently these topics have appeared in Google News stories, and which geographic regions have searched for them most often.
Google Notebook: This should be available next week. It is a scratchpad application that lets users store and share URLs and other data copied from Web pages.
Google describes it as “a simple way for users to save and organize their thoughts when conducting research online.” It’s really more of a reimagining of how browser bookmarks should work.
Now, let me go give these babies a spin…