Google Has Acquired G.Co For Shortening Their Products

Tired of long URLs for Google’s products and pages (like Google+ profiles)? Well, Google is too, so they have G.co now, much like Twitter’s T.co, and Amazon’s A.co. Apparently the G.co link will go online later today, and will be the ultimate form of verification that you’re visiting a true Google page or product, in the format of g.co/[XYZproduct/service]. As for the price of said TLD, .Co founder Juan Diego Calle states a domain like G.co costs more than $1.5 million, and as part of this monumental addition to the .Co portfolio, the 500 Startups will become 500.co, therefore giving the “.Co” branding the true definition of “company”.

So now, here’s the question: Is T.co better than G.co?

Samsung Within/Galaxy S II For Sprint Seen Chilling In Blurry Fashion


Well, will you take a look at that? My fellow geeks at Thisismynext have busted open another exclusive (don’t be surprised, it just happens for them) and took a short but blurry look at the Samsung Galaxy S II variant for Sprint, which in the recent months was dubbed the Samsung Within. As all reports of US-bound Galaxy S II go, the new line of Galaxy S II devices will all have Android 2.3.4 with Touchwiz 4.0, an 8 megapixel camera and front-facing, and the dual-core 1GHz to 1.2GHz ARMv7 setup seen in the European model, as well as possibly coming in every carrier’s flavor of “4G”. In this case, we (and by “we”, I mean “I”) cannot wait for the Galaxy S II to launch here in the States. It’s just boss.

HTC Status Review: It’s The Facebook Phone You May Want

At first, it was called the HTC Cha Cha in Europe. Now when brought to the United States’ shores on AT&T’s 3G network, the Cha Cha is called the HTC Status. It will retail for a mere $50 on a 2-year contract, and brings along Android 2.3.3 with Sense UI, a 5 megapixel camera, front-facing camera, 800MHz processor, and a full QWERTY keyboard. Moreover, it has a 2.6-inch LCD touchscreen, something that I’ll talk about later in the review, which obviously is after the break.

Apple Releases iOS 4.3.4, Which “Fixes” The JailBreakMe Exploit

Time to get iTunes fired up and upgrade to iOS 4.3.4 (unless you’re an iOS 5 user, like me). It seems to patch the security exploit that allowed for the one-tap jailbreaking method/PDF exploit called JailBreakMe. Otherwise, wait until there’s an actual update with some new bug fix or feature and keep your jailbroken iDevice. Oh, and for Verizon iPhone users, this updated is called iOS 4.2.9. You know, just an FYI. Via: Apple