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In the email that informed me that in a few months time my Google Groups will no longer be supported or even available (ouch, that hurts) – I noticed a link that took me to a page on Google Docs that suggested that files can be uploaded to Google Docs that through OCR (Optical Character Regocnition) can be scanned and converted into text. That certainly is an interesting feature – one that deserves a trial run.
I captured a screenshot, saved it as PNG file and uploaded it to Google Docs with this ‘process through OCR’ checkbox turned on. The results? Pretty good. Next would be a test with a hand-written document.
Google goes into browsers too – challenging Internet Explorer and Firefox and launching the SaaS VM to really challenge the fat client
Normally important news on IT subjects comes to me via IT media – blogs, discussion forums, newsletters and rumors & gossip. This morning, my newspaper carried the story on Google’s browser initiative: Google Chrome. A web-browser – "that aims to push forward Internet innovation and elevate user expectations". Just what we needed – in a landscape of browers, browser versions and browser ports to various platforms – Google does not choose to put all its weight behind one of the existing open source browser initiatives. Instead, if launches a new browser altogether. However, even though it is a browser, should we consider Chrome as merely a browser initiative? (more…)