Guest Clayton Morris: GG #62August 17, 2012 • By NetCast Studio
This episode, we are very excited to have Clayton Morris from Fox News joining us. We talk about Google’s Olympics stats, self-driving cars reaching 300k miles, Flash for Android going away, custom Google+ URLs rolling out and over 100 new cities added to Google Maps Live Traffic.
1.Google Olympics Stats
As they usually do after a large event, Google released the winners and losers (in the digital space, anyway) from the Olympics. Google says 64 million people watched the live NBC/YouTube stream.
2. Self-Driving Cars Hit 300k Miles Accident Free
So far, so good for Google’s experimental self-driving cars. They announced this week that the cars have driven themselves over 300k miles and not one accident has been caused.
If you want to play Flash content on your Android phone, make sure you have Flash installed. Adobe announced this week that Flash for mobile will soon be discontinued and will work only for existing users.
4. G+ Custom URLs Rolling Out
Finally! Many said Google+ shouldn’t have launched without custom profile URLs. At long last, Google is finally making them available… for certain profiles. Hopefully they will be available to everyone soon.
Apple has cut the YouTube app from appearing in iOS 6. But Google promises to make another YouTube app available soon in the App Store.
6. Google Expanding Live Traffic Maps
Google Maps is expanding their Live Traffic feature to include 130 smaller U.S. cities and parts of Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia. Kalamazoo (Michigan), Portland (Maine) and Tuscaloosa (Alabama) are just a few of the new additions.