Days of our Lives!

June 9, 2006

Of Google and Beta’s

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 8:48 PM

Did a small survey of the existing Google Products/Services (List is here) and came up with the following observation :

Search Products
Alerts : BETA
Blog Search : BETA
Book Search : BETA Catalogs : BETA
Desktop : BETA
Finance : BETA
Froogle : BETA
Scholar : BETA
Video : BETA
Images : NOT A BETA
Google Maps : NOT A BETA
Directory : NOT A BETA
Earth : NOT A BETA
Specialized Searches : NOT A BETA
Toolbar : NOT A BETA
Web Search : NOT A BETA ( Thank the Heavens !!)

Explore and innovate
Co-op : BETA

Communicate, show & share
Calendar : BETA
Gmail : BETA
Groups : BETA
Talk : BETA
Picasa : NOT A BETA
Translate : NOT A BETA
Blogger : NOT A BETA

Go mobile
Maps for mobile : BETA
Mobile : BETA

Download the latest software
Pack : BETA

From the Google’s Search Products Stables (which is the organization’s forte ):
Number of Betas : 9
Number of non-Betas : 8

All Products:
Number of Betas : 18
Number of non-Betas : 11

Most of those products that are “Not in Beta” have come up from the organizations that Google has bought over the past couple of year. Examples include – Picasa, Earth and Blogger. Writely is in the pipeline 🙂

There seems to be no official mention of the OS that Google is supposedly developing to employ Microsoft in open combat.

Searching for the book The Google Story by David A.Vise. Not able to find even an ebook of it in any of the forums i know of. Let’s see if the requests turn up anything.



  1. It lookslike ur finding more free time than ur work

    Comment by Rakeshsharma — June 10, 2006 @ 3:45 PM | Reply

  2. Google desktop came out of beta. See link.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 12, 2006 @ 11:11 AM | Reply

  3. hitry the book “search” by batelleits better than the google story…n if u get an ebook do mail me

    Comment by ram — June 12, 2006 @ 2:06 PM | Reply

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