“How to Sign Up for GoogleTV Beta” is the title of Infinite Solutions’ video tutorial now available on YouTube, and what a longwinded, involved way to sign up it is! You must go into Gmail, send yourself an email, and then log in and out of Google until a GoogleTV icon appears in the Gmail logo! Now you have access to GoogleTV Beta!
The efforts of those who spent hours logging in and out of Google, and asking for help on YouTube, have been fruitless – GoogleTV is a hoax! Such was the flurry of activity and interest that even Google got involved issuing the following statement to Google Blogoscoped:
“Mark Erickson’s “Infinite Solutions” segment highlights Gmail’s seemingly “infinite” powers – from gobs of storage and lightning fast search to some of the best anti-spam action in the business (and how about that sweet Easter Egg cowbell in Gmail Chat?). Alas, Mark’s “Google TV beta” is simply a figment of his fertile imagination. But great entertainment for all of us here at the Googleplex.”
If the swarm of video views, comments and questions is anything to go by, then Google may have another project to work on! GoogleTV looks set to be a popular sidearm to the expanding empire. On a much smaller scale young Mark Erickson has done his bit to boost his company’s brand image – after all it is a masterpiece of a hoax – even Google say so!
You can click on any of the circles to get more information about the business they represent, essentially giving many more local businesses first page exposure on Google maps. It should be noted that the top 10 listings will still appear as pins on the left hand side of the map.