How Good Are Google's Extras?

Ever use Froogle, Maps, Gmail, or Picasa 2? We run them through their paces and report on which work well -- and which could use some work

An estimated 79 million people use Google's (GOOG ) search engine every day, but there's a side of Google you may not know. You can get shopping information, satellite and road maps, photo editing software, and e-mail -- all for free. But are these services any good? And how do they stand up to the competition? Our reviewers checked them out, and here's what they found.

Froogle: Shopping Made Complex

Gmail: Just a Bit Too Quirky

Maps: Google Tops the Charts

Google's Glitchy Picasa

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