Thursday, August 26, 2010

New About Google - 26 August 2010

  • Try some SketchUp Training this Fall

    August 25, 2010

    Our September and October 2010 SketchUp Authorized Training Center schedule is now available. The map below contains information on specific locations, dates, and courses provided.


    View September/ October 2010 Training Schedule in a larger map

    We have some great news for RIAI members in Ireland. Members can now receive CDP points for attending SketchUp Essentials One training through Viewsion, a SketchUp Authorized Training Center.


  • Enjoy YouTube in Croatian, Filipino, Serbian and Slovak

    August 25, 2010

    Starting today, you can experience YouTube in four new languages: Croatian, Filipino, Serbian and Slovak. This brings the grand total of languages we support to 28, a nearly 50% increase since the beginning of 2010. (And remember: by selecting automated captions on a video, you can experience that video in over 50 languages.) Take a look at the languages we've launched since the start of YouTube:


    By the end of this year, our goal is to offer the YouTube experience in 40 languages, doubling the number we started with at the top of


  • Sixth annual Summer of Code flexes some serious geek girl muscle

    August 25, 2010

    Our sixth annual Google Summer of Code program has wrapped up and we want to highlight some of this year’s amazing participants and projects. Summer of Code offers students developers all over the world the chance to get paid to write code for open source projects as an alternative to a summer job.

    Kicked off in 2005, the Summer of Code has brought together more than 3,400 students with more than 200 open source projects from all over the world to create millions of lines of code. We work with several open source, free software and technology


  • Acre, an open source platform for building Freebase apps

    August 25, 2010

    Freebase is an open, Creative Commons licensed repository of structured data that contains information about 12 million real-world entities including people, places, films, books, events, businesses, and almost any other thing you can imagine. Our graph database has about 400 million facts and connections between entities, and all of it is accessible via our REST API. Freebase was acquired by Google last month, and one thing we knew would happen was that Freebase would become “even more open.”

    We first launched Acre, the hosted, server


  • Are you win? Or are you fail? YouTube trivia game show enters second season

    August 25, 2010

    Win/Fail, a trivia-based game show from the people behind POPTUB and FAILBlog, is all about YouTube: its history and lore, heroes and controversial characters, smash hits and cult favorites. Snarky questions range from noob-friendly to topics that would challenge even the most grizzled YouTube vets. In its first iteration, Win/Fail racked up over 18 million views; for v2, they’ve added Dustin Diamond (aka Screech from Saved by the Bell) as the voice of the show, as well as the opportunity to play for a real prize. So, no Rickrolling


  • 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

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