Having different accounts on Google and want to stay logged in all of them at same time is impossible if you use the same browser. That happens because Google automatically identifies whether any Google Account is already opened and begins to use the same login on all its pages that are open later. However, this is about change.
A new feature that allows multiple Google accounts logged at the same time can already be tested. And, unlike what happens today, an account does not interfere with each other, being unnecessary the need to use different browsers for different logins.
For now, the new feature is limited and only supports Google Calendar, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Reader, Google Sites and Google Code. According to Google, if the user wants to use services that do not supports multiple accounts yet, you must log out of service and login in with the account you want.
The innovation is only available for a limited number of users yet. Check it out if you are able to use it accessing your Google Account settings. If not already, stay tuned. Soon all users will be able to use simultaneous logins.
If you use Google services, now you have a tool to know exactly what Google knows about you. And more, you can change settings in order to have more privacy. Everything Google stores about you, is only accessible by you.
You can find the dashboard over at google.com/dashboard, or by login into your Google account, clicking on Settings, choosing “Google Account Settings” from the dropdown, and then clicking on the link next to “Dashboard”.
Watch out Amazon. Google is hitting the online bookstore business.
The search giant announced Thursday at the Frankfurt Book Fair that in the first half of next year it will launch Google Editions, a new service that will deliver e-books to anyone with a Web browser.
Partnering with publishers which whom it already has digital rights deals, Google plans to initially offer about a half-million books through the service, according to press reports from Frankfurt. Readers will be able to purchase the books directly from Google or from online bookstores such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
In September, in conjunction with Congressional hearings into its Google Books project, the search titan had revealed a reseller program that would give competitors a share of money from such a service.
Google plans to share the sales with both publishers and the online bookstores. For books sold directly from its Web site, the search giant said at the book fair that it would give publishers 63 percent of the sales and keep 37 percent itself. For books sold through Amazon or other retailers, the publisher would get 45 percent, while the retailer would get almost 55 percent with a small share for Google.
The company said that consumers would be able to read the books on any connected device, including PCs, Netbooks, and smartphones. Apple iPhone users could access the e-books through their Gmail accounts.