Knowledge Graph Carousel in English; Biking Directions & Map Maker in New Zealand; Street View Imagery for 150+ Universities; Now Rent a Chromebook for $30/Month

Google's Knowledge Graph Carousel which was until now available in English on google.com, starting today will be available more widely around the world. "Over the next couple days, we'll begin showing the carousel for factual lists to our English users on all Google domains across the world," Google stated.This works for a variety of locally […]

Google's Knowledge Graph Carousel which was until now available in English on google.com, starting today will be available more widely around the world. "Over the next couple days, we'll begin showing the carousel for factual lists to our English users on all Google domains across the world," Google stated.

This works for a variety of locally interesting lists and makes it easy to explore the items in the list -- it stays attached to the top of the search results page so you can flip through the items easily and dive in deeper if something catches your interest.

Google Knowledge Graph Carousel in English now Around the World

In other Google products news 09/05:

Google Maps' Biking directions and Map Maker are now available in New Zealand.

Also, Google released new Street View imagery for more than 150 university campuses around the world, including UCLA in the U.S., Pembroke College in the U.K., McGill University in Canada and Sophia University in Japan.

"These new panoramic views join our growing list of universities whose campuses are already available in Google Maps," posted Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps and Earth.

Biking directions in New Zealand

Finally, to celebrate all the places available on Google Maps--"all seven continents, the sky, the moon and even the depths of the ocean"--the Maps team created a video to help you exploring at maps.google.com/helloworld:

Finally, Chromebooks are now available for trial through "Chromebook rental program," in conjunction with financing partner CIT.

Starting today, "organizations can rent a new Chromebook starting at $30 per month or rent a Chromebox starting at $25 per month," Google posted.

"Rentals are month-to-month, and there's no long-term commitment. The rental includes Chrome hardware with 3-year limited warranty, the web-based Chrome management console to centrally set-up and control users, devices and apps, and 24/7 support. And the monthly payments actually decrease the longer you keep the device."

Customers of Google Apps Business can also purchase up to 10 Chromebooks - including web-based user, device and app management - online from Google. "You can manage your fleet of Chromebooks right from the Apps control panel, giving you a unified view across your organization and enabling you to get users up and running quickly," Google said.

Check out this website for more information.