Google Inc (GOOG) Highlights: Partnership for Online Education, Mistake Admission, New Logo & More

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EdX, Google to Create New Online Education Site (Wall Street Journal)
EdX, the online education nonprofit backed by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is teaming up with Google on a new website that will offer tools for a wide swath of educators and the public to create their own digital courses. The site,, broadens the reach of both edX and Google in the increasingly competitive business of providing online coursework. The name MOOC is shorthand for Massive Open Online Courses.

Sergey Brin

Google Admits Link Mistake, Probably Won’t Help Webmaster Link Hysteria (WebProNews)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is apparently getting links wrong from time to time. By wrong, we mean giving webmasters example links (in unnatural link warning messaging) that are actually legitimate, natural links. A couple weeks ago, a forum thread received some attention when a webmaster claimed that this happened to him. Eventually Google responded, not quite admitting a mistake, but not denying it either. Now, however, we see a Googler clearly admitting a mistake when it provided a webmaster with one of those example URLs for a DMOZ link. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable, who pointed out the other thread initially, managed to find this Google+ discussion from even earlier.

Is Google revamping its logo? Hints appear in new Chrome beta for Android (updated) (Ars Technica)
With all the talk about new logos lately, it’s about time Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) did a little revamping of its own. Hidden in the latest version of Chrome Beta for Android is a new design for Google’s ubiquitous logo, one that probably shouldn’t have seen the light of day this early. It’s flat! All the beveling and shadows are gone, and the colors have been tweaked from their traditional primary color pallet to more muted shades. The result is a cleaner, more modern design that seems to be the complete opposite of the recent Yahoo disaster.

Google Nexus 7 (2013) with 4G LTE hits Play Store in the US (NDTV)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s latest Nexus 7 (2013) tablet with 4G LTE is now available through Google Play Store in US for $349 (Rs. 22,447 approximately). Google announced the news on Twitter and also revealed that the Nexus 7 will come to T-Mobile stores in the U.S. next month. The tweet said, “Nexus 7 with 4G LTE is now available on Google Play in the US and is coming to US T-Mobile stores in October!” The new Nexus 7 LTE variant has arrived at the stores more than a month after the Wi-Fi variant of the Nexus 7 went on sale. Currently, the second-generation Nexus 7 comes with T-Mobile SIM.

Google now automatically shares Blogger posts to Google+, turns feature on by default for linked accounts (The Next Web)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) today announced that Blogger users can now automatically share their blog posts publicly to Google+ as soon as they are published, with no additional clicks required. In fact, those who have connected a Google+ page or profile to their blog will see this feature turned on by default. If you want to avoid this occurrence the next time you publish a post, or you’d prefer to be prompted each time, Google says you can adjust your preferences in the Google+ tab of your Blogger Dashboard. If you’ve taken the steps to link Google+ to Blogger, however, the company assumes you’ll want to have your posts shared automatically.