Google I/O Thursday Keynote | CNET

Google I/O Thursday Keynote

Google focuses on the Web for its second day I/O keynote

  • James Martin 6/28/2012 5:49:08 PM
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 5:49:24 PM
    It's all internet plumbing that's pretty important if you're in the business of IT. Not everybody is keen to run this stuff themselves. But a lot of people are insecure about leaving this core technology to somebody else.
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 5:49:43 PM
    "Scale. Performance. Value."
  • James Martin 6/28/2012 5:49:53 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 5:50:05 PM
    Urs showing how adding 10,000 cores to a gene project cuts the delay in analysis from once evrery 10 minutes to once every few seconds.
  • James Martin 6/28/2012 5:50:37 PM
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 5:51:13 PM
    "Virtual machines and storage are predictably fast."
    So do we have something like Amazon Web Services' S3 (Simple Storage Service)?
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 5:51:29 PM
    "
    Compute engine great value. 50% more compute per dollar than other cloud providers."
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 5:51:40 PM
    Talking the value of Compute Engine. How it lowers the cost of computing.
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 5:51:48 PM
    Now open in "limited preview"
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:16:45 PM
    Big white unlabeled dirigible. The new Google bus from SF to MV, perhaps.
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:17:11 PM
    Countdown to the leap out of the blimp. Door is open.
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:17:26 PM
    30 seconds.
  • James Martin 6/28/2012 6:17:41 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:18:02 PM
    there they go
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:18:03 PM
    GoPro sponsorship for one of the jumpers. They do well with Jeb Corliss, wingsuit jumper extraordinaire.
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:18:18 PM
    Video is better than yesterday
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:18:29 PM
    Chutes open
  • James Martin 6/28/2012 6:18:36 PM

    SF upside down

  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:18:54 PM
    Puff of smoke on third skydiver's chute opening so radio aiming folks know which skydiver is theirs.
  • James Martin 6/28/2012 6:19:43 PM
  • James Martin 6/28/2012 6:20:07 PM

    High fives!

  • David Hamilton 6/28/2012 6:20:25 PM
    A bunch of us at CNET HQ just crowded over to a northeast window to see the jumpers bail from the blimp. Nice view from here in SOMA.
  • James Martin 6/28/2012 6:20:32 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:20:35 PM
    Hairy moment near a skyscraper there...
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:20:41 PM
    The audience wasn't nearly as edge-of-seat as yesterday, though this was fun again. Nobody worrying whether this would be a "snuff keynote" like yesterday.
  • James Martin 6/28/2012 6:20:54 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:21:29 PM
    Bikers are away.
  • atechieinchrist 6/28/2012 6:21:31 PM
    this is like watching a part 2 of a hit movie, cool but no excitement
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:21:58 PM
    Bike flips seem so tame after watching a skydiver play chicken with a skyscraper.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:22:10 PM
    Cameraman just walked into a vent pipe
  • Golinvox 6/28/2012 6:22:30 PM
    is it just me or does that walk in music sound like Doctor Who?
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:22:44 PM
    Brin is slow-wlaking while telling us that they're in a rush. Something's going on...
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:22:44 PM
    Brin is wearing shorts. Didn't see if he's got the Crocs or the Vibram Five Fingers on his feet though.
  • James Martin 6/28/2012 6:23:08 PM
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:23:15 PM
    Verdict is in: Crocs.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:24:27 PM
    Crowd chortles as the cameraman avoids Collision 2.0
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:24:31 PM
    I keep thinking that Google executives are very different from Apple and Microsoft executives. Imagine Steve Ballmer or Tim Cook walking around doing improv TV on the roof of Moscone wearing beachwear.
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:25:10 PM
    OK, now for the rapelling down the building.
  • James Martin 6/28/2012 6:25:15 PM
  • stephen.shankland 6/28/2012 6:25:47 PM
    I'm sorry, but forward rappelling just looks like it's for people in commando movies.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:26:03 PM
    Going through the 3rd floor now
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:27:00 PM
    They never made it into the keynote.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:27:20 PM
    I suspect they'll be riding around all day, dodging wary Googlers...
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/28/2012 6:27:32 PM
    And th-th-that's all, folks.
Powered by Platform for Live Reporting, Events, and Social Engagement