Thursday, June 17, 2010

New About Google

  • Summer is here, and so is Google Commerce Search 2.0

    June 17, 2010

    School is out for the summer, and that means it’s time for some swimsuit shopping, travel purchases and—before we know it—buying back-to-school supplies.

    To help retail sites get ready for the summer shopping season, today we’re launching Google Commerce Search 2.0 for retailers in the United States and United Kingdom. The new version of Google Commerce Search provides a better experience online for shoppers and greater control—with immediate ROI—for retailers.

    Google Commerce Search, first launched a little over six months ago,

  • Tips & Tricks: Table of Contents in Google documents

    June 17, 2010

    Like in a book, the table of contents in a document is an important element that keeps readers and authors organized. It allows you to create a list of links at the beginning of your document that point to different sections of that document. This can be useful for drafting term papers, design documents or restaurant menus. Once you’ve created your table of contents, you can easily update its links as you edit each section of your document.

    To make a table of contents, you need to mark each section of your document with a heading. To do this,

  • Edit video online with the YouTube Video Editor

    June 16, 2010

    With software installations and complicated instructions, editing video can be a hassle—but we think it should be easy. Today, we’re introducing YouTube’s new online video editor, which makes editing your video a cinch. It’s available in TestTube, where YouTube engineers and developers test out new tools and get feedback on how they’re doing.

    With this new editor, you can:
    • Combine multiple videos you’ve uploaded to create a new longer video
    • Trim the beginning and/or ending of your videos
    • Add soundtracks from our AudioSwap library of tens

  • Edit video in the cloud with the YouTube Video Editor

    June 16, 2010

    Video editing usually requires installing software packages and having a fair amount of technical savvy. But we think video editing should be fun and easy, so we’re introducing a new tool that anyone -- even this guy -- could figure out: it’s an online video editor, now available in TestTube, our ideas incubator.

    Without installing any software, it allows you to:
    • Combine multiple videos you’ve uploaded to create a new longer video
    • Trim the beginning and/or ending of your videos
    • Add soundtracks from our AudioSwap library of

  • Tip: 5 things you may not know you can do with attachments in Gmail

    June 16, 2010

    The more I use Google Docs, the less I have to deal with sending attachments back and forth. While attachments' days may be waning, they're still very much a part of most people's email experience. Here are five things you may not know you can do with Gmail to make sending, receiving, viewing, and finding attachments easier:

    1. Drag attachments in
    Simply drag files from your desktop right into the message you're composing and they'll upload from there. (Make sure you're using Google

  • Google Storage for Developers: Sharing with Groups

    June 16, 2010

    Last month we introduced Google Storage for Developers with support for sharing with Google account holders. Today, we are enabling support for sharing with groups, giving you greater control and flexibility over how you share your data.

    You can now easily share your Google Storage data with groups of users as well as individuals. Here are some examples of the things you can do with group sharing:
    • Share data with an entire department or mailing list
    • Make data publicly readable, but editable only by a group within your company
    • Keep

  • Art Imitates Life: Re-enacting Prop 8 Trial on YouTube

    June 16, 2010

    In its January 13, 2010, ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the public broadcast of the proceedings in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, a U.S. District Court case challenging the constitutional validity of California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. Not to be deterred, producers John Ainsworth and John Ireland from took verbatim court transcripts and first-hand accounts from bloggers present at the trial to film complete re-enactments of the proceedings for their YouTube channel. With closing arguments slated for June 16

  • Different ways to delete

    June 16, 2010

    Part of managing an AdWords account is cleaning out old or non-performing items, such as unused ad groups or low search volume keywords. Not all entities are deleted in the same way however, and the different methods are outlined below.

    Use the SET operator and change the status to DELETED

    This approach is used for entities that can be restored at any time and start serving again. The DELETED status is not permanent in this case and can be changed to ACTIVE in the future. For these requests you only need to include the entity's id and its new

  • New features for drawings

    June 16, 2010

    We'd like to let you know about a few new features we’ve recently added to drawings. Go create a drawing to check them out.

    Center on page
    While it’s possible to use alignment guides to center an object or group of objects on the page, now you can center an object on the page quickly using the context menu or Format menu.

    Aspect-constrained canvas re-size
    You’ll often want to just shrink or expand your working canvas size without changing the aspect ratio, which is 4 x 3 by default. So, now you can hold shift while you re-size the canvas

  • Zurich Open Source Jam 8

    June 16, 2010

    After a period of careful consideration and planning, a new edition of the Zurich Open Source Jam took place on May 27th. This time, the focus was more on the social side of the Jam, but an Open Source Jam always includes a number of presentations so our guests have topics to debate.

    William Candillion started the meeting with his lightning talk about cloud extensions for XQuery. His project has built a large set of tools to work with XQuery++ in a variety of APIs from a number of programming languages.

    Yannick Stucki explained

  • Finding your geo-models in the 3D Warehouse

    June 16, 2010

    Ever have trouble keeping track of your geo-models in the 3D Warehouse? Wouldn't it be nice if you could sort them to make it easier to figure which ones to work on next? We thought so, too -- behold the following screenshot:

    Use the drop-down menu on your My Models 3D Warehouse page to filter your geo-models by their Google Earth acceptance status.

    We've added a new drop-down menu to the My Models page. You can use it to filter your models by their Google Earth acceptance status:

    All Models
    This is the default “show me everything”

  • Using AdMongo to teach kids about the online marketplace

    June 16, 2010

    It’s Internet Safety Month, and we’ve been on the lookout for creative ways to help users learn about best practices and responsible use of the Web. In addition to some tips from the YouTube team, we came across an interactive game from the Federal Trade Commission called Admongo where kids (and adults!) can learn about ads and commercial messages.

    Everyone knows that young people spend a lot of time on the Internet, but the numbers are still eye-opening: Over 93% of teens go online, and 63% access

  • Follow your football team!

    June 16, 2010

    For all you football fans out there, you can follow your team on Google search and Google Chrome, and use iGoogle to show your team pride with your national team's theme. You can also see the stadiums in 3D and go right inside with Street View.

    Just visit to see how cheer for your team with Google!

    Posted by Flavia Simon, Google marketing manager

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