First, rumors running around that it may acquire Meetroduction – the company behind Meetro, which makes location aware sofware, sort of IM meets social networking meets…well anyway, go check it out. I heard of this first from a UBS report that was emailed to me:
InternetNews.com reports that GOOG will announce later this week the acquisition of Meetroduction, an eight-person Chicago firm that has developed and recently launched an interesting proximity based instant messenger platform called Meetro. It allows users to see the approximate geographic location of other users, imports contact lists, and is interoperable with AIM and soon other IM platforms.
Second, Google has established a relationship with China Enterprise in which CE will act as reseller of AdWords in China, a first.