Friday, July 9, 2010

New About Google - 09 July 2010

  • Announcing YouTube Pro *Wink*

    July 8, 2010

    It was with great pleasure that we heard billionaire investor Warren Buffett enjoys hours and hours of YouTube watching his favorite videos.

    The "Oracle of Omaha" also suggested that YouTube should be charging him "a lot of money" based on the enjoyment he gets from YouTube. We agree and are happy to announce a new subscription offering: YouTube Pro. Pro will be offered for a limited time at the low price of $100 million/year. We don't expect to sell many, but if Mr. Buffett wants to make sure he's paying his fair share, we take cash, credit


  • Rich text signatures

    July 8, 2010



    Rich text signatures have long been one of our most widely requested features. Some of you have tried your own solutions, including Greasemonkey scripts, browser plugins, and even using canned responses from Gmail Labs. Others have simply lived with frustration of not being able to change the colors or font size of your signature, or insert images and links. Either way, you'll be happy to know that today we're launching the ability to write your own rich text signatures right in Gmail.


    The next


  • Apps on SD Card: The Details

    July 8, 2010

    [This post is by Suchi Amalapurapu, an engineer who worked on this feature. — Tim Bray]

    Android 2.2 supports application installation on external storage devices like the SD card. This should give users room for many more apps, and will also benefit certain categories, like games, that need huge assets.

    (Note that not all of the contents of an “SD-card-resident” APK are actually on the card; the dex files, private data directories, and native shared libraries remain in internal storage.)

    The “Manage Applications” screen in the Settings app


  • Android 2.2 SDK refresh

    July 8, 2010

    As you may have noticed, the source code for Android 2.2, which we call Froyo, has been released.

    The Android 2.2 SDK that was released at Google I/O contained a preview of the Froyo system image and today, we are releasing an update to bring it into sync with the system image pushed to Nexus One devices.

    I encourage all developers to use the SDK manager to update to this version.


  • AdSense: Behind the scenes - Meet Alejo

    July 8, 2010

    Continuing our Behind the Scenes video series is Alejo, our AdSense for video and AdSense for games specialist. Alejo tells us about his first job, which city he’d love to live in, and what he’d like every AdSense publisher to know.

    For more videos, please visit our YouTube channel.




  • Berlin and Stuttgart in 3D

    July 8, 2010

    We released two new cities in Google Earth’s 3D Buildings layer today - Berlin and Stuttgart. Both of these proud German cities contain numerous architectural masterpieces, making them ideal destinations for virtual tourism.



    Having resided in Stuttgart, I was particularly excited to see many of the places that I’ve frequented appear in Google Earth. The first place I visited on my own virtual tour was Schillerplatz square a site where numerous holiday festivals and markets are held. Walking distance from there is the Schlossgarten,


  • Page Navigation in Google forms

    July 8, 2010

    Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve expanded our logic branching capabilities in Google forms. Previously, a form creator had to add an extensive amount of multiple choice questions to the form to ensure that respondents were directed to the correct pages of the form. Form creators can now use a simpler page navigation feature to direct respondents to relevant pages regardless of their answers. Instead of using “dummy” multiple choice questions, form creators can now use “Go to page based on answer” multiple choice questions in conjunction


  • Did she really kiss a girl? Ask Katy Perry a question!

    July 8, 2010

    Perhaps you’ve seen Katy Perry kissing girls, waking up in Vegas or parodied by the YouTube community. More recently, she’s been spotted cavorting with hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg (along with life-size Gummy Bears and multi-striped snakes) in her latest “California Gurls” clip.

    Well, now she’s putting that day-glo fantasy life on hold to answer your questions:

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