September 2008

By the Numbers

$16.5 Billion ...
... Google revenue (last year)

$6 Billion ...
... Google cash in the bank

$0 ...
... Google debt

$1 ...
...Annual salary of Google founders

$2 Billion ...
... Stock sales of Google founder Sergey Brin over the past few years

Online Spreadsheets...and more

As you may or may not know, I am a huge fan of Excel. HUGE. However, there are certain things I would love to do with Excel, but can not. In particular, I would love the ability to have two or more people work on an Excel document at the same time. Also, I would love an easy way for people in different locations to collaborate on an Excel document. Unfortunately, Excel just was not built to accommodate this work style. Fortunately, Google has come to the rescue and solved (yet another) problem in my life. Full text for more.


Have you have lost the ability to communicate with your teen? We have 3 little ones right now, ages 5, 3 and 1. And, I am already afraid of those teenage years. In any case, we know a couple of things that many teens have in common, and embracing them may help. Full text for more.

Photo Editing -- Made Easy

You have a digital photo, and you need to edit it. Maybe a simple edit like shrinking down the size so you can email it without clogging up the internet and your email system. Or maybe, you want to crop it, or brighten it up a bit. There are several desktop applications that are very powerful, like Photo Shop and others. But, if you are looking for a easy-to-use photo editor, look no further than the free online service provided by Picnik. More in the full text.

Google Phone Alert

Google has entered the cell phone market. Their first phone, the G1, will be available exclusively through T-Mobile on Oct 22. More info: T-Mobile and Google news

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September 2008