Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New About Google - 07 July 2010

  • Upcoming Datastore Downtime

    July 6, 2010

    We have two scheduled upcoming maintenance periods for the Datastore:

    • July 7th, 2010 - 5pm-6pm Pacific Time (July 8th, 0:00 GMT) - Later today
    • July 14th, 2010 - 5pm-6pm Pacific Time (July 15th, 0:00 GMT)

    As part of our on going Datastore reliability work, we'd like to inform developers that during the period between the two maintenance events listed above, we are expecting that Datastore performance will be impacted and applications will see higher read/write latencies. This maintenance and the higher latency in between are an unfortunate


  • Happy Festival of San Fermin!

    July 6, 2010

    If you're in Pamplona, Spain between July 6 and 14, you'll be able to watch one of the world's more interesting events, the Festival of San Fermin.

    Commonly referred to as the Running of the Bulls, it attracts thousands of people from all the world. The highlight is the "encierro," a half a mile route through the historical streets of Pamplona where people do all they can to escape from the bulls.

    This year, we decided the orkut logo should participate in the festivities:
    To learn more about the San Fermin Festival, join


  • Life in a Day

    July 6, 2010

    Every day, 6.7 billion people view the world through their own unique lens. Imagine if there was a way to collect all of these perspectives, to aggregate and mold them into the cohesive story of a single day on earth.

    Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of “Life in a Day,” a historic cinematic experiment that will attempt to do just that: document one day, as seen through the eyes of people around the world. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a snapshot of your life on camera. You can film the ordinary -- a sunrise, the


  • Life in a Day

    July 6, 2010

    Every day, 6.7 billion people view the world through their own unique lens. Imagine if there was a way to collect all of these perspectives, to aggregate and mold them into the cohesive story of a single day on earth.

    Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of “Life in a Day,” a historic cinematic experiment that will attempt to do just that: document one day, as seen through the eyes of people around the world. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a snapshot of your life on camera. You can film the ordinary -- a sunrise, the commute to


  • AdSense Facts & Fiction Part IV: Program policies

    July 6, 2010

    Fiction: AdSense disables accounts and issues warnings at random.

    Fact: We rely upon a detailed set of guidelines when looking at policy violations, and these policies are published in our Help Center. Our intent is to keep Google's content and search networks safe and clean for our advertisers, users and publishers. We seek to be as transparent and consistent with our decision making.

    Part of our job of monitoring the AdSense network involves working with publishers to identify and address potential issues. We understand that there are


  • 3 Methods to Transfer Emails Between Two Gmail Accounts

    July 6, 2010

    Want to transfer your mails from one Gmail account to another? Why? Because it could be helpful in certain situations like –

    #1. Your email address is unprofessional and now you want to change to some other neat address.

    #2. You are receiving huge amount of junk and now want to use new one. Therefore, you want to migrate emails from old Gmail account to new one.

    #3. You got multiple active Gmail accounts and now you want to use only one Gmail account. So in this condition, you want to transfer old emails from multiple places and paste them into newly-active Gmail account.

    We can approach this problem with 3 different ways. Mail transferring methods depends on how you want it and how much you want it? It could be as simple as setting a filter or as complex as downloading all mails to computer and uploading them to new mailbox.

    Let’s look at 3 possible solutions to transfer emails between two Gmail accounts:

    1. Set up a Filter for Forwarding Old and New Mails

    This is one of the simplest method that I have found. All you need to do is set up a filter that forwards all incoming mails to your new Gmail account and then checking the “Also apply filter to x conversations below” checkbox. This is a very simple method but its effectiveness is not guaranteed though, it is working for me.

    However, there are two disadvantages of this method. One, you need to keep alive your old account. Second, mails send to a list that you are a part are not forwarded to your new account so you need to come back to your old account periodically.

    Note: If you don’t want your old messages then you can choose auto-forwarding from settings, which is lot more easy and a sure-shot way to get mails from old accounts.

    2. Leverage POP for Downloading and Transferring Mails
    This method is strongly recommended for comprehensive transferring. You can leverage Gmail’s fantastic POP ability to download mails from one account to another account. Just follow these steps –

    In Your Old Account

    1. Go to Forwarding and POP/IMAP option in Gmail Settings.
    2. Select the first option Enable POP for all mail (even mail that’s already been downloaded) in the POP Download section.
    3. Save your settings.

    In the New Account

    1. Goto the Accounts and Import option in Gmail Settings.
    2. Click on Add POP3 email account button from the Check mail using POP3 section.
    3. Fill up your old account information in the pop-up. Choose all defaults fields except POP server to pop.gmail.com.
    4. Save your settings. You are done.
    In this method, mails will not be transferred at once and it may take few hours if your inbox is gigantic. Unfortunately Gmail chat history will not be transferred.

    This is the best method I have seen for complete migration. It is often referred as Mail Fetcher. GMail provides complete support for this here.

    3. Migrate Completely – Even Moving Your Labels with You
    One common problem of migration is that all mail labels are lost. Even though, you have transferred your accounts successfully, you will end up in unorganized mailbox.

    Guys at lifehacker has taken this seriously and they have come up with a lengthy but very effective process to migrate mailbox completely here. Basically, they have removed all multi-label mails, applied them a single label and then used desktop client to drag-n-drop mails between various folders. You can find complete tutorial here.

    Any of these 3 methods can be used for moving emails from different Gmail accounts to single consolidated one. Choose the one that best suites your needs.

    Related Articles:

    1. Tip: Manage several email accounts with Multiple Inboxes
    2. 6 Ways to Switch Between Gmail Accounts
    3. 8 Fast Tips for Slow Loading Gmail


  • What's new on orkut?

    July 6, 2010

    Since we launched the new version of orkut, back in 2009, so much has changed around here! Because the new orkut was built on top of cutting edge technologies, we were able to add cool new features and improvements to orkut like never before.

    With launches happening every month, we don't want you to miss out on any action! That's why we created a one-stop link for all the monthly updates on what's new on orkut: www.orkut.com/whatsnew




    This link was added to the right column of this blog, and will also be added


  • Follow Team HTC-Columbia on Google Maps

    July 6, 2010

    As a former professional cyclist, nothing beats the thrill of being in the peloton and racing towards the finish line. Although I’ve traded in my cycling career for life as a Googler, I’m still a fan and enjoy watching my former teammates and friends battle in races like the Tour de France, which started on Saturday. While the cyclists were preparing to tackle the pave of Arrenberg and the Cols in the Alps, I got to thinking about ways that we can bring that experience to the hundreds of millions of fans who will be following the Tour de France

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