Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Four Alternatives to Google Video. No, Not Including YouTube.

Why didn't we appreciate Google Video and its free unlimited storage facility more when it was around?
On Sunday Google announced that it was shutting down Google Video, the video sharing site that was effectively replaced by YouTube when Google acquired it in 2006.
Unlike YouTube, Google Video didn't restrict your file size or number of uploads. Sure it stopped accepting videos in 2007, but it did remain as a valuable storage facility for 2.8 million (unofficially) videos, many of which featured long academic talks.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yale Mail Moving to Gmail

Starting next September, Yale students will access their University mail using new Gmail accounts.
Provost Peter Salovey approved a proposal last week to run the University’s email through Google Apps for Education — a software suite that includes Google Mail, Calendar, Docs, Talk and Sites applications. Despite previous security concerns, Chuck Powell, associate chief information officer for Information Technology Services, said ITS has negotiated a contract with Google that addresses those concerns. He said he hopes to begin migrating student accounts from the current Horde email service to the Google platform Sept. 15, followed by faculty and staff accounts.
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