Thursday, July 8, 2010

New About Google - 08 July 2010

  • YouTube Leanback offers effortless viewing

    July 7, 2010

    A click here, a search there, a browse on this page -- sometimes it can take more than a few flicks of the wrist and finger taps to get your daily dose of video. Luckily, YouTube Leanback wants you to conserve your energy for actually watching more videos. Mmm...more videos...

    Just as its name implies, YouTube Leanback is all about letting you sit back, relax and be entertained. Videos tailored to your interests play as soon as you visit the site and they play in full screen and high definition, continuously. There’s no need to click, search


  • Android Love at OSCON

    July 7, 2010

    Android developers who aren't already going should take a moment to check out the OSCON 2010 schedule, and give serious thought to a trip to Portland in a couple of weeks. OSCON is one of the world's premiere events for those who care about Open Source, and one of my personal favorite conferences, with a powerful community vibe. And this year, the Android drums are sounding.

    There are a bunch of mobile and Android-related sessions, both pure and extremely impure; for example, I bet both Steve Jobs and I are dubious about Cross-Compiling


  • YouTube Mobile gets a kick start

    July 7, 2010

    It’s well known that the mobile Internet is huge and growing fast; what’s surprising is exactly how fast. According to a recent report, within five years more users will connect to the Internet via mobile devices than desktop PCs. YouTube consumption on mobile devices has also grown considerably: playbacks were up 160% in 2009 over the previous year. And we’re excited to announce that YouTube Mobile now receives more than 100 million video playbacks a day. This is roughly the number of daily playbacks that YouTube.com was streaming when we joined


  • Growing our appetite for geeky girl dinners

    July 7, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the European Public Policy Blog)

    We’re always looking for opportunities to partner up with organizations that promote diversity and encourage women to excel in technology. Girl Geek Dinners is a world-wide initiative that does exactly that—it helps build communities of women who have a passion and interest in science, technology and other traditionally male-dominated fields by hosting social events around the world.

    We recently sponsored the Amsterdam Girl Geek Dinner and I attended the event with my colleague Noha,


  • Back-to-School: 50% Will Shop Both Online & In-Store

    July 7, 2010

    As we discussed last month, searches are up 15% headed into the 2010 back-to-school season and this year, the multi-channel opportunity is big. One in two US consumers will shop for Back-to-School in 2010 and 50% of those consumers will look both online & in-store.


    Compared to in-store only purchasers, that’s a 13 percentage point lead. As consumers increasingly adopt multi-channel shopping behaviors, be sure to integrate your marketing efforts by leveraging your online campaigns to drive in-store purchases and your traditional


  • Google D.C. Talk July 14 - Chef José Andrés: What does light taste like?

    July 7, 2010



    Liquid nitrogen. Deconstruction. Physics. Three terms not typically associated with cooking. Unless, of course, you’re talking about Chef José Andrés, of Jaleo, Oyamel, Zaytinya, Café Atlantico and Minibar fame.

    Our next D.C. Talk is this coming Wednesday, July 14th, and we promise it will be memorable. Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf will join Chef Andrés to ask you to re-imagine innovation and how it can transform the way we eat.

    Driven by science and the desire

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