Keeping up with Google’s appetite for innovation and world domination can be a full time job. In the last year, the company acquired the mobile advertising company AdMob, photo editing site Picnik, e-mail search utility reMail, and Office file sharing service DocVerse. The company also recently launched Buzz, a social networking tool out to kill Foursquare, Twitter, and Yelp in one fell swoop. Then there’s Wave, a much-hyped collaboration tool, and a new feature for Google Docs that provides free unlimited online backup of e-mail, documents, and photos.
If any of those programs sound overwhelming, you’re not alone. That’s why we decided to sift through Google’s latest services, features, and experiments to help you make the most out of the search giant’s ever-growing ambitions.