Google’s Been Busy

  1. Google acquires Keyhole:

    Keyhole is the 3D digital earth pioneer—the only company to deliver a
    3D digital model of the entire earth via the Internet. Keyhole’s groundbreaking
    EarthStream™ technology combines advanced 3D graphics and network streaming
    innovations to produce a high performance system that runs on standard PC’s
    and commodity servers. Both high performance and intuitive to use, Keyhole’s
    solutions enable anyone to manipulate a rich map of the earth composed of imagery
    and feature information.

  2. Google launches Google Scholar (beta,
    naturally):

    Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature,
    including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical
    reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles
    from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories
    and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.