This week in Google: Barrel rolls, Gmail, Reader and Offers
This week, we've seen Google do a bunch of attention-grabbing things:
1. It launched a Gmail App in the Apple App Store, which didn't work, and then promptly pulled it. (It also redesigned Gmail for the desktop)
2. It redesigned Google Reader, which brought some howls -- and some Google+ integration.
3. It amused Google searchers the world over by making screens do barrel rolls if you simply typed in the term: "Do a barrel roll." Google said they did this to highlight new web-browser technology.
It's been a busy week for Google, although I have to say, I'm not sure if I'm more excited about the Gmail App for iPhone, which Google is still trying to get right, or the Google Offers app. I'm not a big deals scavenger, so I can't see myself using Offers that much. I could get excited about a powerful Gmail app, but I don't know if that's what Google will really deliver for iOS.
Personally, I'd love to see a kick-butt native iOS app for Google Reader.
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