Google and Facebook are so huge that it’s easy to forget they are businesses too and as such are always looking for ways to expand and improve.
They’re such a part of our lives, that we take them for granted but recent changes and advancements show that they are making adjustments for the future. Should we take these hints as signs that the internet is about to change? Or are Google and Facebook just so ambitious that they want to take over the world?
Here’s what’s happening with Google:
Google Launches Products in the Real World
Google’s virtual sales are astronomical which is why it seems strange that they’re now entering into eCommerce with products anyone can afford. First came the Google glasses but this year they’ve launched some affordable products in time for the Christmas rush.
The first is the Google Phone, this is what the PR company say.
Pixel £599 + Pixel XL £719
Google’s first phones, Pixel and Pixel XL, officially launched on Thursday 20th October and are available to buy online on the Google Store, and in-store at EE and Carphone Warehouse. With the highest rated smartphone camera ever, unlimited storage for photos and videos and all-day battery life, Pixel is the first phone built end-to-end by Google. The Pixel phones will also be the first to come with the new Google Assistant built in. At £599 it’s a similar price point to the iPhone but wait, you can still own one of the new family of products, from as little as £30.
The Chromecast £30
Give the gift of a smart TV this Christmas by filling that stocking with Google Chromecast – at £30 (RRP) the perfect affordable stocking filler for Christmas. Simply plug Chromecast into the back of your HDTV, connect to a Wi-Fi network and then begin casting any videos or music from your laptop, tablet or phone onto the screen.
Daydream View £69
Bringing to life Google’s virtual reality headset, Daydream View. Easy to use and immersive, Daydream View lets you explore new worlds, play games and kick back in your personal VR cinema. Google’s newest Pixel and Pixel XL are the first Daydream-ready phones. Explore new worlds and teleport from anywhere to pretty much everywhere with immersive stories and content from our partners, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” as brought to life by Warner Bros.
Have Apple met their match? Will Google rival all others in their race to dominate technology on and offline? The phone has the Google assistant built in, what does this mean for businesses? Find out next time on our blog as the Google assistant will change the way PPC Managers write copy and how you present your website.