Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New About Google - 25 August 2010

  • Make and receive calls in Gmail

    August 25, 2010

    Google Voice lets you manage all your phone communications and seamlessly make and receive calls on any of your existing phones. But what if you don’t have your phone with you? Or what if you’re in a place with poor cell phone reception, or you’re travelling internationally and don’t want to incur expensive roaming charges? Wouldn’t it be great if you could use your computer to make or receive calls?

    Starting today you can use Gmail to receive or place Google Voice calls.

    To get started, check the box next to Google Chat in your list of forwarding


  • Call phones from Gmail

    August 25, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the Gmail Blog)

    Gmail voice and video chat makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family using your computer’s microphone and speakers. But until now, this required both people to be at their computers, signed into Gmail at the same time. Given that most of us don’t spend all day in front of our computers, we thought, “wouldn’t it be nice if you could call people directly on their phones?”

    Starting today, you can call any phone right from Gmail.



    Calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free for at least


  • Call phones from Gmail

    August 25, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the Gmail Blog)

    Gmail voice and video chat makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family using your computer’s microphone and speakers. But until now, this required both people to be at their computers, signed into Gmail at the same time. Given that most of us don’t spend all day in front of our computers, we thought, “wouldn’t it be nice if you could call people directly on their phones?”

    Starting today, you can call any phone right from Gmail.



    Calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free for at least


  • Call phones from Gmail

    August 25, 2010



    Gmail voice and video chat makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family using your computer’s microphone and speakers. But until now, this required both people to be at their computers, signed into Gmail at the same time. Given that most of us don’t spend all day in front of our computers, we thought, “wouldn’t it be nice if you could call people directly on their phones?”

    Starting today, you can call any phone right from Gmail.



    Calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free


  • Show all formulas in your spreadsheets

    August 25, 2010

    Finding cells that include formulas in them can sometimes be a bit like looking for something in the dark. To help you illuminate your spreadsheet surroundings, we’re introducing the ability to reveal all formulas with one click.


    When you’re comparing formulas with one another or trying to figure out where your formulas aren’t working, showing all formulas should help you out. You can turn this feature on from the formula bar by selecting the “Show All Formulas” button, selecting “Show All Formulas” in the View menu or hitting Ctrl


  • Blogger’s 11th Birthday Party

    August 25, 2010

    Attention all Bloggers! We know many of you use AdSense to monetize your blog, and we wanted to be sure you didn't miss out on the invitation to Blogger's 11th Birthday party. Using Meetup Everywhere, you can find a party in your area that will be filled with local bloggers like you. We hope you’ll take advantage of this great opportunity to swap stories about your readers, learn about some new sites, share tips about earning with AdSense, and get to know other passionate bloggers. Details are highlighted below, but check out the official Blogger


  • Integrated DR Marketing for Multi-Channel Retailers

    August 25, 2010

    Since the launch of AdWords in 2000, Google has worked with advertisers and their agencies to increase brand and product awareness -- and to drive sales -- by helping advertisers reach the right person, in the right place, at the right time, through the effective use of search advertising. The success of this tactic has generally been measured by connecting search advertising campaigns to revenue within the e-commerce domain.

    As consumers have become accustomed to a multi-channel world, however, it has become important to look outside the "e


  • Our 6th Google Summer of Code Has Come to an End

    August 24, 2010


    We’ve just finished our 6th year of Google Summer of Code™, our innovative program designed to introduce students at colleges and universities around the world to open source software development. Over 2000 mentors and over 1000 students from 69 countries began working together on over 150 open source software projects, and we're happy to announce that 89% of our student participants have received passing final evaluations, which is about 4% better than 2009. This is our best success rate to date.

    These successful students are now preparing


  • Street View Imagery Available in Building Maker

    August 24, 2010

    If you’ve ever modeled a building in Google Building Maker, you may have found yourself wanting to use crisper, more detailed photos in addition to the aerial oblique imagery. Or, you may have had problems with poor textures caused by other buildings blocking the view of your building. In response to these issues we recently added the ability to add your own photos to Building Maker, but now you can also use imagery directly from Street View on Google Maps!

    Start modeling your building using the aerial imagery. After you have constrained


  • It’s Fall TV time

    August 24, 2010

    Summer is coming to a close here in the U.S., but that also means a renewed palette of television is around the corner. The Fall TV Preview is here to help guide you through the slate of new and returning shows from major broadcast and cable networks. Co-presented by our friends at EntertainmentWeekly, the program offers bite-sized previews of scripted shows, reality TV, comedies, dramas and more.



    We’ll also be featuring a playlist of Entertainment Weekly’s latest interviews with the hottest TV stars, so you’ll be well-equipped to


  • Licensing Server News

    August 24, 2010

    It’s been reported that someone has figured out, and published, a way to hack some Android apps to bypass our new Android Market licensing server. We’ll be saying more on this, but there are a few points that deserve to be made right now:

    • The licensing service, while very young, is a significant step forward in terms of protection over the plain copy-protection facility that used to be the norm. In the how-to-pirate piece, its author wrote: “For now, Google’s Licensing Service is still, in my opinion, the best option for copy protection.”


  • You’re not always the same person. Why should it be any different on the web?

    August 24, 2010

    Imagine Sarah, a 21 year old girl who just created an orkut profile. To get started, she adds her college friends to her friend list. They share photos, join communities, exchange scraps, discuss everything that's hot on campus. A few days later Sarah finds out that some friends from high school are also on orkut and adds them: what's better than keeping in touch with old friends?

    Then Sarah gets her first job and adds her office colleagues to orkut: you can't decline a friend request from your boss, can you? Sarah's social network keeps


  • Google Scholarship program kicks off in China

    August 24, 2010

    About a week ago, we hosted more than 130 Google Scholarship recipients in our Beijing office. These outstanding undergraduates and graduate students in computer science and software engineering from more than 20 universities across China were the recipients of the Google Excellence Scholarship and the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship—our first scholarships in China. The students participated in an awards ceremony and toured the Google office.

    The Google Excellence Scholarship aims to award the outstanding undergraduates and master degree


  • What do you think about human rights (and your rights) online?

    August 24, 2010

    Government police shutting down farmer’s protests in China. A tobacco company employing under-age workers in Kazakhstan. Iranian merchants striking to protest tax increases in Tehran. We've seen stories like these on our computers and phones every day, and YouTube has been documenting many of them on our breaking news feed on Citizentube over the past few months. Videos like these are more than just breaking news images; they're often political statements meant to bring about change.

    Earlier this summer YouTube started a blog series

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