Google New, Digital oxygen, Twitter worm,

Google newYouTube, Priority Gmail, Caffeine, Buzz, Adsense, Blogger, Documents – how is one to keep up with all the services spewing forth from Google?

The company has the answer in the form of Google new, which aggregates its various blogs and announcements.

There is, however, no word yet on whether it will in the future include updates on the apparently not-dead-yet Wave, which is so far entirely absent from the new site.

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“Digital Oxygen”, that’s how important fast broadband is to European internet users, according to the Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda.

The wide-ranging ‘flagship initiative’, which is all about making the best use of information and communication technologies, includes plans to give every European access to basic broadband by 2013 and access to fast and ultra-fast broadband by 2020.

It will need some €180 to €270 billion of investment, but will underpin the Digital Agenda, which Kroes says is absolutely essential for Europe’s long term economic recovery, as well as helping tackle the digital divide, which sees over 50% of Europeans use the internet daily, while 30% have never used it at all.

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Curiosity, it’s a funny old thing. One minute you’re idly wondering if javascript code can be used in a Twitter update, and the next you’ve caused the social networking site to go into meltdown.

At least that was apparently what Australian teenager Pearce Delphin found on Tuesday after his successful program code experiment was seized upon by a number of unscrupulous scamsters.

The resulting ‘mouse-over’ worm riccocheted around the net, though those of us using third party applications such as Hootsuite and Echofon were left wondering what all the fuss was about.

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Found: Twitter Mentionmap (via the H&K London blog)

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