Stuff Office Cat's Diary – 06/03/13

Google gives away birthday prezzies, Audi revs up and YouTube takes on Spotify in today's news round-up

Google same day delivery

Google's seeming determination to stick its fingers in every pie have stretched to muscling in on Amazon's territory – it's reportedly launching a same-day delivery service to rival the likes of Amazon Prime. Google Shopping Express lets local retailers send out couriers to deliver products products to customers. Office Cat eagerly awaits his local pet shop's inclusion in the scheme.

Source: TechCrunch and Reuters via Engadget

You could be forgiven for thinking that all Red Bull does these days is throw extreme sportspeople off of tall things. But they also make a drink! And now they're launching three new flavours, Cranberry, Lime and Blueberry, all of which contain the sweet, sweet caffeine that keeps Office Cat awake of an afternoon.

Google Play birthday prezzies

Google Play's marking its first birthday this month, and to celebrate the big G has launched gift cards for the online store in the UK, along with a range of birthday deals. The gift cards are available in £10, £25 and £50 denominations from Tesco and Morrisons, while special offers include discounts on apps, movies and books (including some rather racy titles, Office Cat can't help but notice).

Source: CNET

Google could be gearing up to take on Spotify with a YouTube subscription service later in the year – which will enable viewers to view music videos without pre-roll ads. According to Fortune, the ad-free YouTube subscription would complement a planned Google Play subscription-based streaming service that will more closely resemble Spotify.

Source: Fortune via Gizmag

Audi roars

Office Cat reckons he's got a pretty fearsome growl, but it pales in comparison beside the throaty roar of the Audi R8 V10 plus' engine, showcased in this ad. Check it out by pointing a Blippar-equipped phone at print and poster ads – or just watch the video above.

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