Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New About Google - 11 August 2010

  • 5 Questions For Ryan Scott, CEO of

    August 10, 2010

    This is the first post in the “BizBlog Series,” which was formally its own blog. Check back each week to see articles about partners and advertisers on YouTube.

    the end goal of your online marketing is philanthropy, you have to take
    a unique approach. We’ve tried to do our part by providing the tools
    needed for the task through the YouTube Nonprofit Program. One nonprofit that’s leveraged these offerings effectively is We sat down with their CEO, Ryan Scott, to find out how video has amplified their work.

    1) What

  • Your Google stories: finding health information when you need it

    August 10, 2010

    This is part of a series of stories from people who have shared how Google has helped them in their lives. Check back the rest of this week for more, and if you have a Google story, tell us about it. -Ed.

    I work on several projects at Google with the goal of helping people improve their health and that of their loved ones. It’s humbling to read the feedback we receive from people who have used Google to find health information. These stories make us proud of what we do and encourage us to work harder to make our products even better.


  • Google and Verizon op-ed: a path to an open Internet

    August 10, 2010

    Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg have an op-ed in today’s Washington Post that further explains our joint policy proposal for an open Internet. They describe our policy proposal in detail and explain how our conversations were “guided by two principles: our commitment to an open Internet, and the need for continued investment in broadband infrastructure.”

  • Updates to Contacts and a (slightly) new look for Gmail

    August 10, 2010

    We're constantly reviewing user feedback about Gmail, and for a while now the number one request has been for a better contacts experience. You’ve asked us to generally make Contacts easier to use, as well as for specific improvements like sorting by last name, keyboard shortcuts, and custom labels for phone numbers. So, by popular request, we're happy to announce that an overhauled version of Gmail Contacts will be rolling out today.

    Contacts now works more like the rest of Gmail, so if you know how

  • App Tuesday: nine new apps introduced to the Google Apps Marketplace

    August 10, 2010

    It’s App Tuesday again, which means we’re excited to launch nine new apps in the Google Apps Marketplace. Like the other 150+ installable apps in the Marketplace, these apps help solve some of the toughest challenges that many businesses face today. While all apps are accessible from a user’s universal navigation bar, some of these apps integrate even further with Gmail, Calendar, Docs and more.

    This new batch of apps helps users seamlessly and easily tackle all kinds of issues—from time management with RescueTime to procurement with

  • It’s here! America's Got Talent: The YouTube Edition

    August 10, 2010

    Earlier this year, America's Got Talent turned to YouTube in its ongoing quest to find America's hottest performers. Thousands of people submitted audition videos to perform live on the show and tonight, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, you can finally see which 12 YouTube contestants made it.

    There are some big dreams riding on this edition of America's Got Talent, along with a lot of support for the singers, musicians, dancers and other aspiring stars who submitted their videos with the hope of being discovered.

    Good luck to all of our talented

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