Some news from the Google camp….
#1 . Google has announced SSL offering to its search application
https instead of http, in the URL means that the browser encrypts and decrypts user page requests as well as the pages that are returned by the Web server. Google has been using this secure transactions in its Gmail, Google docs and other services and now it has extended it to its plain search…for googling. You can find a secure form of Google search here: https://www.google.com/
“This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party on your network.” states the Search Giant.
The company says the “beta” tag is given because the service only covers the core Google web search product, while “Maps,” “News,” and “Images” are not yet covered. The company also notes that searches may be slightly slower than regular Google searches, due to the encryption process.
#2. Google TV: where tv meets web. web meets tv
This venture will make it easier for people to access the best video on-demand content from the web, as well as photo-sharing sites, such as Picasa, and social-networking sites such as Twitter.
Google TV will be based on Open Source Android OS with Google Chrome browser. Google will soon release a TV SDK for developing Android applications designed for tv sets.