Saturday, August 14, 2010

New About Google

  • Meet kamapazzo, the escalator-powered animator

    August 13, 2010

    We recently announced that we’d be adding some new kinds of posts to this blog, and today we’re happy to run the first from the Creator’s Corner, which is devoted to the process of videomaking and all of the people who wow us with their creativity, ingenuity and passion. You can now find posts that used to be in the Creator's Corner in this blog, and we encourage you to leave a comment below with the username of anyone you'd like to learn a little more about.

    First up, we caught up with kamapazzo, a 26-year-old motion-graphic designer who

  • FISL, I was there \o/

    August 13, 2010

    GNU and Me

    My name is Marcos Paulino Roriz Junior, and I’m participating in Google Summer of Code™ for the first time this year. I’m really excited because I’ve been developing in Java for some time and this is my first step into FOSS. My project is hacking on GNU Classpath on Escher which is an X11 client written in Java, used by the XPeer code to request and handle drawings. I’m learning the X11 protocol which is amazingly cool and surely ahead of it’s time. This is not only helping me with Google Summer of Code but is also

  • HTML5: Still Rocking!

    August 13, 2010

    As announced on the blog, we’ve just pushed a bunch of new content to our developer site, which launched earlier this summer.

    Anyone that’s following HTML5 knows how fast things are moving! To keep you informed with all of the amazing features landing in today’s browsers, we’ve added five new articles, a heap of new resources, and a much needed RSS feed for staying tuned in. We're also revealing a new component of the site, the HTML5 Studio. It’s a collection of standalone demos that highlight hot, new

  • Your Google stories: and some other ways we help people find things

    August 13, 2010

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

    Of all the great stories people send us, some simply make us laugh and appreciate even more why we’re in the search business. For our final post in our series of your Google stories, we’re sharing three tales that we found particularly funny and unique. We hope they make for good Friday summer reading. Enjoy!


  • New pages for all the apps on orkut

    August 13, 2010

    Since we launched the new orkut, we've been working hard to constantly launch new features and migrate the remaining pages to the new design. Today, we're excited to announce new pages for all the apps on orkut! Take a look at what's new:

    A new page for every app
    Your apps now have a much nicer and faster page, just like the other pages on the new orkut. This new app page displays all the options at the top where you can check its info or adjust its settings without leaving the page.

    New apps directory

  • Galactic Inbox: An HTML5 game inspired by Gmail

    August 13, 2010

    Webmail has come a long way in the past few years but it’s all too easy to take for granted practically unlimited inbox capacities and responsive interfaces backed by the power of search. While I’m not on the Gmail team, I felt a little celebration of how far we’ve come was in order, so I wrote a little HTML5 game, in part as a "thank you" to the Gmail team for their ongoing work to improve the webmail galaxy. If you’re into games, or just like the idea of flying m-velopes that shoot bad guys, give

  • What do you wish Google Finance could do?

    August 13, 2010

    Have you ever had an idea for Google Finance? We want to hear it! Today we’re opening up our very own Product Ideas page.

    The Google Finance team looks to our users for feedback and ideas. Knowing what you care about helps us set our priorities when we’re developing the product. Our Product Ideas page lets you submit, vote on, and read other ideas from users. Best of all, it allows the team to jump in and see what YOU want. We’ll respond directly to the ideas that you’re most excited about.


  • Responding to the floods in Pakistan

    August 13, 2010

    Pakistan has been struck by the worst flooding in its recorded history. The latest estimate of the number of people affected by the flood exceeds 14 million—more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Critical infrastructure has been damaged over the last two weeks and clean water is in short supply. As monsoons approach, flooding is expected to worsen.

    Our Crisis Response team has been working to use existing tools and build new ones to help the relief efforts. We

  • Tips & Tricks: GoogleFinance in Google spreadsheets

    August 13, 2010

    Would you like to easily keep track of stock market quotes and other data relevant to your stock portfolio? You can use the GoogleFinance function in Google spreadsheets to automatically pull up-to-date information into your spreadsheet. Using the GoogleFinance function in a spreadsheet allows you to create a one-stop shop for your stock data.

    Using the GoogleFinance function
    To use the GoogleFinance function, enter the formula into the desired spreadsheet cell: =GoogleFinance(“Symbol”, “Attribute”) where “symbol” represents the stock symbol

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