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Monday, June 1, 2009

Google Australia launches new services

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Google Australia has announced a range of new services, including free access to Fairfax newspapers dating back to the late 1800s.

The search engine will allow users to browse digital copies of newspapers including The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, which will appear online exactly as they were first printed.

"Newspapers are a trusted source of information, but in many cases this information has been locked away, and only accessible through microfilm," Google Australia and New Zealand general manager Karim Temsamani said.

"This is a great example of how technology and news media can work together to benefit all Australians."

Google also said it would make available timetables for Sydney's light rail and monorail, and Canberra's buses on Google Maps from June.

Users will be able to plan their trips from listings of departure times and route information.

The new services are a sign of the rapid development of Google Australia since 2002, when Kate Vale - now head of YouTube - was its single employee working from home.

The search engine will also launch its new communication program, Google Wave, at the end of the month.

"It's a mixture of email, instant message and YouTube. It's a whole new approach to online conversations," said Google Australia's head of engineering Alan Noble.

The launch has coincided with the official opening on Monday of Google Australia's new offices in Pyrmont, by Governor-General Quentin Bryce.

"It's a fabulous, exciting design, at the heart of this vibrant and much loved Australian city," she said.

"I thank (Google) for its outstanding contribution to Australia's economy, culture and progress."

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jack september said...

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