Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Business - 31 August 2010

New About Google - 31 august 2010

  • Email overload? Try Priority Inbox

    August 30, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the Gmail Blog)

    People tell us all that time that they’re getting more and more mail and often feel overwhelmed by it all. We know what you mean—here at Google we run on email. Our inboxes are slammed with hundreds, sometimes thousands of messages a day—mail from colleagues, from lists, about appointments and automated mail that’s often not important. It’s time-consuming to figure out what needs to be read and what needs a reply. Today, we’re happy to introduce Priority Inbox (in beta)—an experimental new way of taking


  • Email overload? Try Priority Inbox

    August 30, 2010



    People tell us all that time that they’re getting more and more mail and often feel overwhelmed by it all. We know what you mean—here at Google we run on email. Our inboxes are slammed with hundreds, sometimes thousands of messages a day—mail from colleagues, from lists, about appointments and automated mail that’s often not important. It’s time-consuming to figure out what needs to be read and what needs a reply. Today, we’re happy to introduce Priority Inbox (in beta)—an experimental new way of


  • Vulnerability trends: how are companies really doing?

    August 30, 2010



    Quite a few security companies and organizations produce vulnerability databases, cataloguing bugs and reporting trends across the industry based on the data they compile. There is value in this exercise; specifically, getting a look at examples across a range of companies and industries gives us information about the most common types of threats, as well as how they are distributed.

    Unfortunately, the data behind these reports is commonly inaccurate or outdated to some degree. The truth is that maintaining


  • Share your story with the new Google Translate

    August 30, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the Google Translate blog)

    Today, you may have noticed a brighter looking Google Translate. We’re currently rolling out several changes globally to our look and feel that should make translating text, webpages and documents on Google Translate even easier. These changes will be available globally within a couple of days.

    Google Translate’s shiny new coat of paint

    With today’s functional and visual changes we wanted to make it simpler for you to discover and make the most of Google Translate’s many features and


  • App Engine 1.3.7 SDK Bugfix Release

    August 30, 2010

    Last week we announced our 1.3.6 release with lots of new, exciting features to try out. After it was released, developers dug into all the new functional and discovered a pair of issues that required a quick fix. Today we are releasing version 1.3.7 of the SDK in both Java and Python to fix two issues that shipped with last week’s release 1.3.6.

    The first issue was with the Python SDK, which was missing the functionality to assign a namespace based on the Google Apps domain. With this release the function google_apps_namespace() should exist


  • Dressed to Impress

    August 30, 2010

    How are students spending the last days of summer? Finding ways to look their best for the upcoming school year, of course. “First day of school outfit” searches grew 96% from 2008 to 2009 with an even stronger and earlier interest this year.















    On your landing pages, guide shoppers to the latest trends, and provide ideas for a fail-safe back-to-school wardrobe. Encourage add-on purchases with all the right accessories and footwear. Give guidance on how to dress to impress to build brand interest and loyalty


  • 23 walls of Googley

    August 30, 2010

    A couple months ago while visiting our London office, I noticed a really cool Google logo on the wall. It was a mosaic of photos of London that had been created by a product manager named Clay Bavor and a team of Googlers (in fact, Clay wrote about it). As a few of us admired the wall, we thought there must be other Googlers who could create something equally cool and fun. So we cooked up a little contest for the product management team: create your own version of a “Googley Art Wall” and the team with the best entry wins a nice dinner out and


  • AdSense email preferences: Get the most from your account and from Google

    August 30, 2010

    Have you checked your AdSense email preferences lately? If not, you may be missing out on important information and special offers without realizing. Take a minute to log in and update your email preferences under the ‘My Account’ tab.

    Want to be invited to upcoming events like AdSense In Your City? Make sure you check the box next to Special Offers when you edit your email preferences so you can stay up-to-date with giveaways and other special programs in your area.

    Want tips from the AdSense team for how to earn more with your AdSense


  • Arcade Fire meets HTML5

    August 30, 2010

    What would a music experience designed specifically for the modern web look like? This is a question we've been playing around with for the last few months. Browsers and web technologies have advanced so rapidly in the last few years that powerful experiences tailored to each unique person in real-time are now a reality.

    Today we’re excited to launch a musical experience made specifically for the browser. Called “The Wilderness Downtown”, the project was created by writer/director Chris Milk with the band Arcade Fire and Google. Building this


  • What do Arcade Fire and HTML5 have in common?

    August 30, 2010

    This week, a lot.


    Today we’re excited to announce the band Arcade Fire’s new project “The Wilderness Downtown,” an interactive HTML5 music experience that is being showcased on Google’s Chrome Experiments site. The project was created by writer/director Chris Milk with Arcade Fire and Google.



    We put everything except the proverbial kitchen sink into this project: It features HTML5 audio, video, and canvas, animated windows with JavaScript controllers, mash-ups with Google Maps and Street View APIs, and an interactive drawing tool


  • More advertiser control on YouTube

    August 30, 2010

    We’re constantly working to give advertisers control and flexibility over their YouTube campaigns. We place great value on this because ads are an extension of what a company represents as a business, and we want YouTube to be a place where that reputation and image can flourish.

    To that end, we’ve been rolling out features to keep advertisers in control of their campaigns. We announced one such example last week, when we launched a feature that gives select advertisers the ability to voluntarily age-restrict their videos. But there’s more

Technical News - 31 august 2010