Google I/O Registration Date Leaks, Be Ready To Sign Up On March 13 [OFFICIAL UPDATE]


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Here’s a screen grab of what appears to be a landing page announcing registration dates for Google’s massive I/O developers conference in May.

Update:

Google’s made it official. Registration opens on March 13th at 7am PDT (10am ET). Google+ accounts and Google Wallets are required to sign up.

Brief:

Historically, the rush for Google I/O tickets is wild. Around 5,000 developers attended the last year’s conference, yet somehow tickets sold out in less than an hour. Demand is so high, in fact, that Google toyed with the idea of turning registrations into a sort of hacking contest, testing devs’ coding skills before giving them a seat at the show.

However, it appears that idea was scrapped, as I/O 2012 was simply a free-for-all registration, just like 2011.

I/O 2013 is slated for May 15 – May 17 in good old San Francisco, and Google has already hinted that registrations would open up in early 2013. Based on this screen grab, early 2013 is looking a lot like a Wednesday in March.

Then again, it’s pretty easy for someone to throw together this image in photo shop. Still, the timing seems to match up well, and with the speed at which these tickets sell out, it never hurts to have the date marked down on your calendar just in case.

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Google’s I/O conference is growing to be one of the most important tech events of the year, as the search giant often unveils new products and platforms and introduces new tools to help developers make the most out of “open.”

See you there… (hopefully)

#Apple Entering into the Gaming Industry. [INFO]


Apple entering the gaming industry  has been a topic of discussion for a long time. Some people think they already made their move and it’s still playing out. Some people think they are yet to drop the bomb. Most oversimply the issue.

There’s a funny thing, though, about the way proponents of Apple (I say this without denigration) cheer-lead their champion. In a lot of ways, there’s already an Apple in the games industry: it’s the Games Industry. Apple is filling the position in the games industry that Android fills in the mobile world.

Part of what makes it problematic to discuss is that is that it’s really difficult to disentangle content from platform these days, both in mobile and gaming (and mobile gaming, for that matter). The complex network of relationships, channels, and emerging methods for distribution make practically every comparison apples to oranges.

I’m not going to unravel that knot just now. I’ll get to the nut of the issue instead of dancing around it.

One of Apple’s greatest strengths, something that it understood early and has exploited continuously, is the value of the premium platform — including hardware, of course. They were always, and remain, the premium choice in consumer tech. As others have put it, this moots certain comparisons: you can’t, they say, compare a Ferrari to a Toyota. And that idea is not without legitimacy.

So it’s funny when the opposite seems to apply for the games industry. There’s already a premium product out there: the triple-A games produced by huge studios like Ubisoft, EA, Valve, and so on. The Xbox 360 and PS3, and soon the Xbox 720 and PS4, or whatever they’re called, have always been and will continue to be the premium platform — something that has worked well for Apple elsewhere, and something they’ll never be in the games space.

Why? Here’s that content-platform thing again. Apple simply isn’t a triple-A platform for games. Sure, there are great games on it, good-looking games, expensive games. And millions of people play them. But let’s not kid ourselves.

Notice that almost everything relating to the success of games on iOS is in terms of numbers downloaded and hours played. In like wise, one could say that YouTube is far more of a success than Hollywood, based on viewer hours. In a way, it’s true! But what is iOS’s Godfather? What is its Shadow of the Colossus? Angry Birds and Infinity Blade are arguably is the closest thing to either. Talk about comparing a Ferrari to a Toyota.

In the other corner is a premium platform with exclusive, popular content — the very thing Apple was when Android entered the scene. And now Apple is playing the scrappy underdog, eating up all the low-end users, winning on volume instead of quality. It’s the same strategy that provokes such venom against Android! Thousands of options, barely differentiated, priced to sell, with wildly varying quality, except for a few high-end flagship items – am I talking about Android handsets or the games in the App Store? Hard to tell, isn’t it?

And of course, that’s a recipe for success, as either Apple or Google can tell you. But again, as either can tell you, it’s hardly a recipe for total domination. For that, one must control the vertical and the horizontal.

All the same, it’s funny to see the bottom-up strategy of the App Store and Android reviled one moment and then praised the next.


So far, so obvious. But the unknown creeps in when you consider how platforms may evolve over the next five years — which is about what we can realistically expect for the life of the next consoles, with increased entropy due to changing markets.

The platform/content thing enters again, bringing with it quite a bit of uncertainty. How long is Call of Duty and its ilk going to remain a console exclusive? It’s practical now, and I’m willing to speculate that it will be practical two years from now. After that, things get more hazy.

The way people acquire and play games is changing in a serious way. Will the next consoles have huge hard drives to store downloaded games? Will they stream them over high-speed internet? Will they integrate with smartphones? Will they use discs? Will they allow used games? Will they replace your set-top box? Will they be open to hacking? The answers to the questions are maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, and that’s hilarious. And there are a lot of other questions that will need to be answered before we can really start making predictions.

What about Microsoft, whose long-term three-screen plan is in serious jeopardy? What about Sony, which is in many ways falling to pieces (not in all cases a bad thing)? What about Google, which is a total wildcard? What about the publishers, who know which way the wind is blowing but can’t abandon ship yet?

There are too many variables to say with any kind of assurance how things will be in a few years. Apple will continue to make its play for the living room, but supplanting the consoles is out of the question (not that many have advanced this notion). But it isn’t going to enter the space in a way that requires them to abandon the last five years of app and device development, and they’re not going to compete directly against an opponent that offers a product they can’t hope to match. They may like to lead the charge, but they’re no Leeroy Jenkins.

 

Google Glass – A Live Skydiving Demo. #io12 #googleglass


Google Glass on Google IO stage:

“Being able to share what you’re seeing is amazing,” Brin said. Four skydivers all equipped with Google Glass hardware are just plummeted toward the ground in San Francisco, and video quality in the hangout as about as good as one would expect considering the circumstances. In fact, the hardware may have changed a bit since early demos, as the video seems considerably clearer than the infamous trampoline video that made the rounds a few weeks back.

To emphasis how cool the concept of seamless video sharing is, a small crew of bikers performed a few flips off of a carefully-placed mount, and two people took the Glass on a ride as they ran down the side of the Moscone Center.

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The current iteration of Glass hardware obviously has a camera and microphone capable of recording video and audio, and it also sports a touchpad for navigation along its right side (though that hasn’t really been a secret). To keep users abreast of their surroundings, it also packs gyroscope, accelerometers, and a handful of other sensors.

Glass’s lead designer feels that “Glass as a whole is meant to be close to your senses, not block them,” which prompted her and the team to mount the display slightly above users’ eyes instead of directly in front of them. They also focused on making the device both physically and visually light, so as not to impact either a user’s comfort or their sense of style. All of the components were shifted to one side, which allowed Google to design different form factor for their Glass frames — some of which we may have seen before.

One of Google’s big plans for Glass was to help users capture and share the world as they see it, but that’s clearly not all. As we’ve seen in the concept video, it’s also about facilitating communication and putting more information — think navigation information, or a user’s current speed. The possibilities are certainly “incredible,” but why is Google showing it off? According to Brin, it was because of three things — Google thought it was amazing (it is), it’s very visually striking, and because they wanted to appeal to the developer community. As such, U.S. based developers will be able to pre-order a beta build only at I/O, for the low, low price of $1500.

Google Nexus 7 tablet, a 7 inch HD Gaming Engine with Quad Core.


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All Gamer’s and Tech Savvy’s, here’s good news for you all as Google’s Nexus 7, Developed and Branded by Asus is out !!

In Detail :

Just as Google’s developer conference was getting started, details of the company’s rumored Nexus 7 tablet emerged. As previously reported, it is a 7-inch tablet powered by a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor that will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and come in 8GB ($199) and 16GB versions ($249).

The display is true high-def — 1280×800, so a bit better than 720p — and there’s a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera and microphone for video chatting, though there’s no rear-facing camera. It also has a micro USB port, GPS, near-field communication and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There’s no mention of an SD card slot for expanding the memory, however.

Not surprisingly, it was built by Asus, the manufacturer that had already made the most headway with quad-core gamer-friendly Android tablets.

Clearly, at a starting price of $199, the Nexus 7 is positioned to compete with the similarly 7-inch Kindle Fire, rather than taking on the 9.7-inch iPad (and the 10.6-inch Surface tablet from Microsoft). And because, with all of those tablets, content seems to be the biggest incentive, Google is playing up the Play store, even granting early buyers $25 in Google Play credit and “some great free content” including “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” Even if you don’t think any of the “Transformers” films is truly “great,” it is nice to see Google aggressively pushing content, even adding TV shows and magazines to their lineup. This is how Tablet buyers  get their reason to buy a tablet.

Quick Screens Shots Of The Above Video on Nexus 7:

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Update:

1) The leaks are coming fast and furious — Google’s Nexus Q A / V streamer has just been unveiled, and a short video that came along with it showed a white Nexus 7 device. While it might just be white for the style of the video, it wouldn’t surprise us to see the Nexus 7 come in two colors today.

2) The Nexus 7 page on Google Play is now live — we can confirm that the 8GB Nexus 7 will be priced at $199, while the 16GB model will cost $249. Both models should be shipping within two to three weeks.

3) Modaco.com just pulled up what looks to be the final Nexus 7 specs — as expected, the device will come in 8GB and 16GB variants, with a 1280 x 800 IPS display. It’ll also have a 1.2-megapixel, front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, and a 4,325mAh battery. Unfortunately, the price didn’t leak, but we’re betting the earlier $199 / $249 rumors hold true here. It’s running a Tegra 3 processor, as rumored — and, of course, it’ll have Jelly Bean Android 4.1. Unfortunately, it looks like the Nexus 7 will be US-only, at least at launch.

Nexus 7 Video Shots:

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 -(via Verge, msdn blog, TechCrunch)

Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.


Did Google just out the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus as the first device to get Jelly Bean (which is apparently coming “soon”), confirm that it will indeed by Android 4.1 (not 5.0) and give us a small, blurry look at what to expect with the next major update? Yes, yes and it looks like yes.


Thanks to the checkout page for the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus sold on Google Play, we now know that the next major release of Android, Jelly Bean, will be 4.1.

Below is the screenshot showing Jelly Bean in association with Android 4.1. We confirmed the HSPA+ when purchasing the Galaxy Nexus, the final confirmation page lists the device as, “the latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…”

I was able to view a new icon for the Galaxy Nexus showing a modified Google search bar (the same one featured in the listing for the I/O 2012 app), assumed to be a part of Jelly Bean, lending even more credibility the the accuracy of today’s discovery.

At this point, we had already assumed that Jelly Bean would end up being Android 4.1, and that the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus would be the first device to receive the update. If anything, this is just a little bit of confirmation that we were thinking in the right direction.

Will we see Android 4.1, Jelly Bean unveiled at Google I/O next week? I think we can confidently say yes. As for when the update will actually reach HSPA+ handsets, “soon” could mean anything. Could be during the announcement, could be a month from now. Verizon and Sprint users, who knows how long it could take for your device to finally get the update. Hopefully it won’t be another six months like last time, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the wait extend into the 4th quarter of the year. Either way, we should know more in just a couple more days now.

More on Google’s Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ :

The phone showed up briefly on Google Play before Google took it down. The blog Droid Life took a screen snap  of the listing, which placed the price at $409.

The listing in Google Play also may confirm reports that Google plans to sell the next Nexus directly, a la Apple. That was also the game plan for the Nexus One in 2010, but Google eventually pulled the plug on that effort because of lack of demand for the $529 model.

Working together to Fight Bad Ads, Ads Integrity Alliance.


 

June 14th 2012: StopBadware is announcing the formation of an industry partnership to combat bad ads. Google is pleased to be a founding member of the Ads Integrity Alliance, along with AOL, Facebook, Twitter and the IAB.

Since its beginnings in 2006, StopBadware has enabled many websites, service providers and software providers to share real-time information in order to warn users and significantly eliminate malware (such as viruses, phishing sites and malicious downloads) on the web. We believe that the Ads Integrity Alliance can make a similarly important contribution to the goal of identifying and removing bad ads from all corners of the web.

In 2011, Google alone disabled more than 130 million ads and 800,000 advertisersthat violated our policies on our own and partners’ sites, such as ads that promotecounterfeit goods and malware. You can read more about our efforts to review adsand also see the numbers over time. Other players in the industry also have significant initiatives in this area. But when Google or another website shuts down a bad actor, that scammer often simply tries to advertise elsewhere.

No individual business or law enforcement agency can single-handedly eliminate these bad actors from the entire web. As StopBadware has shown, the best way to tackle common problems across a highly interconnected web, and to move the whole web forward, is for the industry to work together, build best practices and systems, and make information sharing simple.

The alliance led by StopBadware will help the industry fight back together against scammers and bad actors. In particular, it will:

  • Develop and share definitions, industry policy recommendations and best practices
  • Serve as a platform for sharing information about bad actors
  • Share relevant trends with policymakers and law enforcement agencies
Bad ads reduce trust in the web and in online advertising. The web puts the world’s information at your fingertips and has given everyone a platform to speak, listen, engage and unite. The growth that businesses generate from online advertising has enabled an enormous part of this platform. We think the web is worth fighting for, which is why we strongly support the Ads Integrity Alliance’s efforts to tackle bad actors who seek to damage it.

(via Google Blog, Eric Davis, Global Public Policy Manager)

Chrome Takes Over Internet Explorer.


The Google Chrome logo is displayed at a store in London last year

This might be the start of a new chapter in the browser wars. Indeed!!

Over the weekend, Google Chrome routed more Internet traffic than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which long has held its spot as the most-used Web browser in the world, according to data from StatCounter , an Internet monitor.

Google’s Chrome web browser just passed Microsoft’sInternet Explorer to become the most-used browser in the world, says the latest data from a digital analytics service.

Although Chrome has edged out IE before for short periods, the last week marks the first time Chrome was the No. 1 browser for a sustained period of one week. Exactly 31.88% of the world’s web traffic was done on Chrome, according toStatCounter, while IE is a close second at 31.47%.

Although the difference is slight, Chrome has been trending up for some time, while IE has been trending down. IE is still the top browser in many regions, including North America, but Chrome is extremely popular in both India and South America — the latter being a region where Google’s Orkut social network also has significant market share.

Many also say..

Google Chrome, which is regarded as the hipper, faster and more developer-friendly browser, is gaining ground on the competition.

“Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long-term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable,” StatCounter’s CEO Aodhan Cullen said in a written news release  in March, when Chrome bested Explorer for a day. “At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to Internet Explorer.”

According to StatCounter’s latest report, which was spotted by the blog Global Nerdy , Google Chrome fielded 32.8% of Web page requests on Sunday.

That compares to 31.9% for Internet Explorer and 25.5% for Mozilla Firefox, which once was seen as the most viable alternative to the long-dominant IE.

Tech blog TheNextWeb says the numbers aren’t exact  but they are significant.

“Measuring the Web is an imprecise science, very often based on scaling up small-scale measurement surveys,” the blog writes, “but the gist of StatCounter’s data over the last year indicates that Chrome use is rising … at the expense of IE and Firefox, regardless of the exact precision of the data.”

ComScore, another company that tracks Internet traffic, does not release comparable numbers. But spokesman Andrew Lipsman said in an e-mail that StatCounter’s numbers are “consistent with what I’ve seen.”

“Chrome has definitely been increasing its share over the past couple years,” he wrote.

Several factors appear to contribute to Chrome’s rise.

One is frustration with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which, fairly or not, is seen by some Web users as not very innovative.

Another is the increasing role Chrome plays in all aspects of computing, especially for people who use Google’s other online services, like Gmail and Google Translate.

Some of the browser’s features enhance other Google products, and the Chrome Web store is home to an increasingly robust catalog of add-ons  that improve the browser’s functionality. CNN’s partner site Mashable has published a list of some of the best .

Google also has tried to position the browser  as the basis for the operating system of the future.

And then there’s the ad campaign.

Google has been running TV spots  showing people using Chrome to communicate with each other. The tagline: “The web is what you make of it.”

-(via CNN, Mashable)

BADA 2.0 Custom ROM | GT S8500 | Middle East & North Africa | 14/4/12


Hello Guys,

Today I am posting another BADA 2.0 Firmware especially for the Middle East and North Africa. This Firmware is actually developed by the Team Elite members, MyLove90, NeoHack.

Team Elite © Mobile Gameroids

Team Elite

Specifications : 

This Firmware completely supports the below mentioned languages (OS languages & Keyboard):

  • English 
  • French 
  • Arabic 
  • Persian 
  • Urdu 
  • Korean

It also contains the following CSC profiles codes:

  • KOR               
  • ABS 
  • BTC 
  • EGY
  • JED
  • KSA
  • LEV
  • MAT
  • MED
  • MID
  • MMC
  • MWD
  • PAK
  • THR
  • TUN
  • WAN
  • XSG
  • AFG

>> Just like Standard OJP FWs

Main Features

  • Enhanced Ram management
  • Based on S8500DDLC2_INU stock rom
  • Optimized CSC & RC1 files
  • All Java Apps & games are ripped off
  • All Ringtones & wallpapers are ripped off
  • All widgets are ripped off
  • Opera Mini & Google Maps on main menu
  • Removed Navigation , Task , Caster , Google , Chat On
  • Keyboard is very fast & smooth & support Swype T9 for all languages
  • SMS & MMS Recipients increased to 100 instead of 10
  • Voice call recorder added
  • MEA calendar added (Hijri – Shamsi – Georgian)
  • Front Camera button available in camera app
  • Any key to make LCD on
  • Battery Percentage indicator is Activated by default
  • Bluetooth Secure connection is off & Remote Sim Mode activated
  • Enhanced GPS
  • Support for RTL languages (Right to left languages)
  • Display of Hidden Phone partitions with normal Usb connection
  • Custom view off SMS (Black background with words written in white font)
  • Wifi & Phone sound are tweaked
  • Can multitask 5 Java apps (if Java apps support running in background)
  • Voice Recorded IT3 Tag is moded to be able to use recorded files for voice recognition

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Google Search Engines around the world:


Various Google Search Engines around the world :

1)       Google Algeria ~ Google.dz

2)      Google Angola ~ Google.it.ao

3)      Google Benin ~ Google.bj

4)      Google Botswana ~ Google.co.bw

5)      Google Burkina Faso ~ Google.bf

6)      Google Burundi ~ Google.bi

7)      Google Cameron ~ Google.cm

8)      Google Cape Verde ~ Google.cv

9)      Google Central African Republic ~ Google.cf

10)   Google Chad ~ Google.td

11)    Google Comoros ~ Google.km

12)   Google Democratic Republic of the Congo ~ Google.cd

13)   Google Republic of the Congo ~ Google.cg

14)   Google Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire) ~ Google.ci

15)   Google Djibouti ~ Google.dj

16)   Google Egypt ~ Google.com.eg

17)   Google Equatorial Guinea

18)   Google Eritrea

19)   Google Ethiopia ~ Google.com.et

20)  Google Gabon

21)   Google The Gambia ~ Google.gm

22)   Google Ghana

23)   Google Guinea

24)   Google Guinea Bissau

25)   Google Kenya ~ Google.co.ke

26)   Google Lesotho ~ Google.co.ls

27)   Google Liberia

28)  Google Libya ~ Google.com.ly

29)   Google Madagascar

30)  Google Malawi ~ Google.mw

31)   Google Mali

32)   Google Mauritania

33)   Google Mauritius ~ Google.mu

34)   Google Mayotte

35)   Google Morocco ~ Google.co.ma

36)   Google Mozambique

37)   Google Namibia ~ Google.com.na

38)  Google Niger

39)   Google Nigeria

40)  Google Reunion

41)   Google Rwanda ~ Google.rw

42)   Google Saint Helena ~ Google.sh

43)   Google Sao Tome

44)   Google Senegal ~ Google.sn

45)   Google Seychelles ~ Google.sc

46)   Google Sierra Leone

47)   Google Somalia

48)  Google South Africa ~ Google.co.za

49)   Google Sudan (.sd) n/a

50)  Google Swaziland

51)   Google Tanzania

52)   Google Togo

53)   Google Tunisia

54)   Google Uganda ~ Google.co.ug

55)   Google Western Sahara

56)   Google Zambia ~ Google.co.zm

57)   Google Zimbabwe

Asia including Middle East

1)       Google Afghanistan ~ Google.com.af

2)      Google Armenia ~ Google.am

3)      Google Azerbaijan ~ Google.az

4)      Google Bahrain ~ Google.com.bh

5)      Google Bangladesh ~ Google.com.bd

6)      Google Bhutan

7)      Google British Indian Ocean Territories (BIOT)

8)      Google Brunei Darussalam

9)      Google Cambodia

10)   Google China ~ Google.cn

11)    Google French Southern Territories

12)   Google Georgia

13)   Google Hong Kong ~ Google.com.hk

14)   Google India ~ Google.co.in

15)   Google Indonesia

16)   Google Iran (.ir) n/a

17)   Google Iraq ~ Google.com.iq

18)   Google Israel ~ Google.co.il

19)   Google Japan ~ Google.co.jp

20)  Google Jordan  ~ Google.jo

21)   Google Kazakhstan ~ Google.kz

22)   North Korea / Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (.kp) n/a

23)   Google South Korea (Republic of Korea) ~ Google.co.kr

24)   Google Kuwait

25)   Google Kyrgyzstan ~ Google.kg

26)   Google Lao

27)   Google Lebanon

28)  Google Macau (.mo) n/a

29)   Google Malaysia ~ Google.com.my

30)  Google Maldives

31)   Google Mongolia ~ Google.mn

32)   Google Myanmar (.mm) n/a

33)   Google Nepal ~ Google.com.np

34)   Google Oman ~ Google.com.om

35)   Google Pakistan ~ Google.com.pk

36)   Google Palestinian Territory

37)   Google Philippines ~ Google.com.ph

38)  Google Qatar

39)   Google Russia ~ Google.ru

40)  Google Saudi Arabia ~ Google.com.sa

41)   Google Singapore ~ Google.com.sg

42)   Google Sri Lanka ~ Google.lk

43)   Google Syrian Arab Republic Syria

44)   Google Taiwan ~ Google.com.tw

45)   Google Tajikistan

46)   Google Thailand ~ Google.co.th

47)   Google Timor-Leste ~ Google.tl

48)  Google Tajikistan ~ Google.com.tj

49)   Google Turkey ~ Google.com.tr

50)  Google Turkmenistan  ~ Google.tm

51)   Google United Arab Emirates (UAE) ~ Google.ae

52)   Google Uzbekistan ~ Google.co.uz

53)   Google Vietnam ~ Google.com.vn

54)   Google Yemen

Europe including European Union

1)       Google Albania (.al) n/a

2)      Google Andorra ~ Google.ad

3)      Google Austria – Google.at

4)      Google Belarus (.by) ~ Google.by

5)      Google Belgium ~ Google.be

6)      Google Bosnia & Herzegovina – Google.ba

7)      Google Bulgaria ~ Google.bg

8)      Google Croatia ~ Google.hr

9)      Google Cyprus

10)   Google Czech Republic

11)    Google Denmark ~ Google.dk

12)   Google Estonia

13)   Google Finland  ~ Google.fi

14)   Google France ~ Google.fr

15)   Google Germany ~  Google.de

16)   Google Gibraltar ~ Google.com.gi

17)   Google Greece ~ Google.gr

18)   Google Guernsey ~ Google.gg

19)   Google Holland / Google Netherlands  ~ Google.nl

20)  Google Hungary  ~ Google.co.hu

21)   Google Iceland ~ Google.is

22)   Google Ireland  ~ Google.ie

23)   Google Isle of Man ~ Google.co.im

24)   Google Italy ~ Google.it

25)   Google Jersey ~ Google.co.je

26)   Google Latvia  ~ Google.lv

27)   Google Liechtenstein ~ Google.li

28)  Google Lithuania  ~ Google.lt

29)   Google Luxembourg ~ Google.lu

30)  Google Macedonia / The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ~ Google.mk

31)   Google Malta ~ Google.com.mt

32)   Google Moldova ~ Google.md

33)   Google Monaco (.mc) n/a

34)   Google Montenegro Google.me

35)   Google Norway ~ Google.no

36)   Google Poland ~ Google.pl

37)   Google Portugal  ~ Google.pt

38)  Google Romania ~ Google.ro

39)   Google Russia ~ Google.ru

40)  Google San Marino ~ Google.sm

41)   Google Serbia Google.rs

42)   Google Slovakia ~ Google.sk

43)   Google Slovenia

44)   Google Spain ~ Google.es

45)   Google Sweden ~ Google.se

46)   Google Switzerland ~ Google.ch

47)   Google Turkey ~ Google.com.tr

48)  Google Ukraine ~ Google.com.ua

49)   Google UK ~ Google.co.uk

50)  Google Vatican City (.va) n/a

North America (including Central America & Caribbean)

1)       Google Anguilla ~ Google.com.ai

2)      Google Antigua and Barbuda ~ Google.com.ag

3)      Google Bahamas ~ Google.bs

4)      Google Barbados (.bb) n/a

5)      Google Belize ~ Google.com.bz

6)      Google Bermuda

7)      Google British Virgin Islands ~ Google.vg

8)      Google Canada ~ Google.ca

9)      Google Cayman Islands (.ky) n/a

10)   Google Costa Rica ~ Google.co.cr

11)    Google Cuba ~ Google.com.cu

12)   Google Dominica ~ Google.dm

13)   Google Dominican Republic Google.com.do

14)   Google El Salvador ~ Google.com.sv

15)   Google Greenland ~ Google.gl

16)   Google Grenada www.Google.gd

17)   Google Guadeloupe www.Google.gp

18)   Google Guatemala ~ Google.com.gt

19)   Google Haiti ~ Google.ht

20)  Google Honduras ~ Google.hn

21)   Google Jamaica ~ Google.com.jm

22)   Google Martinique (.mq) n/a

23)   Google Mexico ~ Google.com.mx

24)   Google Montserrat ~ Google.ms

25)   Google Netherlands Antilles (.an) n/a

26)   Google Nicaragua ~ Google.com.ni

27)   Google Panama ~ Google.com.pa

28)  Google Puerto Rico ~ Google.com.pr

29)   Google Saint Vincent & the Grenadines ~ Google.com.vc

30)  Google Trinidad and Tobago ~ Google.tt

31)   Google USA ~ Google.com

32)   Google US Virgin Islands ~ Google.co.vi

South America

1)       Google Argentina ~ Google.com.ar

2)      Google Bolivia ~ Google.com.bo

3)      Google Brazil ~ Google.com.br

4)      Google Chile ~ Google.cl

5)      Google Colombia ~ Google.com.co

6)      Google Ecuador ~ Google.com.ec

7)      Google French Guiana

8)      Google Guyana

9)      Google Paraguay ~ Google.com.py

10)   Google Peru ~ Google.com.pe

11)    Google South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (.gs) n/a

12)   Google Suriname ~ www.Google.sr

13)   Google Uruguay ~ Google.com.uy

14)   Google Venezuela ~ Google.co.ve

Pacific / Australasia / Oceania

1)       Google Australia ~ Google.com.au

2)      Google American Samoa ~ Google.as

3)      Google Christmas Island (.cx) n/a

4)      Google Cocos Islands ~ www.Google.cc

5)      Google Cook Islands ~  Google.co.ck

6)      Google Fiji ~ Google.com.fj

7)      Google French Polynesia (.pf) n/a

8)      Google Guam (.gu) n/a

9)      Google Indonesia ~ Google.co.id

10)   Google Kiribati ~ www.Google.ki

11)    Google Marshall Islands (.mh) n/a

12)   Google Micronesia ~ Google.fm

13)   Google Nauru ~ Google.nr

14)   Google New Caledonia (.nc) n/a

15)   Google New Zealand ~ Google.co.nz

16)   Google Niue ~ Google.nu

17)   Google Norfolk Island ~  Google.com.nf

18)   Google Northern Mariana Islands (.mp) n/a

19)   Google Palau (.pw) n/a

20)  Google Papua New Guinea (.pg) n/a

21)   Google Pitcairn Islands ~ Google.pn

22)   Google Samoa Google.ws

23)   Google Solomon Islands ~ Google.com.sb

24)   Google Tokelau ~ www.Google.tk

25)   Google Tonga ~ Google.to

26)   Google Tuvalu (.tv) n/a

27)   Google Vanuatu ~ Google.vu

28)  Google Wallis and Futuna (.wf) n/a

Russia

1)       Google Russia ~ Google.ru

 

YouTube Now Allows Music Partners To Sell Merchandise, Digital Downloads And Event Tickets


We already know that YouTube is seeing 3 billion videos viewed per day day, but now the online video giant is now seeing a whopping 800 million people per month visiting the site, Google revealed in its third-quarter earnings report last week. And today, YouTube is also announcing the ability to sell merchandise, tickets and more via the site.

Through a feature called the Merch Store, YouTube partners will be able to sell artist merchandise, digital downloads, concert tickets and other experiences to fans and visitors. YouTube has partnered with a number of companies to launch these stores. Topspin is helping power merchandise sales, concert tickets and experiences; SongKick will help sell tickets for concerts; and iTunes and Amazon will power transactions for music downloads.

YouTube says be rolling out the Merch Store to music partners globally over the coming weeks. YouTube declined to reveal the specific nature of the financial split for these sales, but did say that the site takes a small percentage of sales just to cover costs. However, the artist gets the same revenue no matter if they go through the Merch Store or through the affiliate on other channels.

The ability to add merchandise sales, ticket sales, digital downloads and more to an artists YouTube site definitely gives these sites more of an engaging presence for artists with their fans. These destinations will now become more than just a way to discover music videos, but also a way to transact business and actually see the artist and buy their works.