Saturday, September 4, 2010

New About Google - 04 September 2010

  • Google Apps highlights – 9/3/2010

    September 3, 2010

    This is part of a regular series of Google Apps updates that we post every couple of weeks. Look for the label “Google Apps highlights" and subscribe to the series. - Ed.

    Recently we introduced powerful, time-saving features in Gmail: Priority Inbox and the ability to call phones right from Gmail. Google spreadsheets added new features, and many more businesses and schools moved to the cloud with Google Apps.

    Cut through the clutter with Gmail Priority Inbox
    Since its beginning, Gmail has been helping people cope with large amounts of email


  • New Sidewiki “Sidebar” web element

    September 3, 2010




    We are very pleased to announce a new Sidewiki “sidebar” web element. Google Sidewiki allows visitors to your website to contribute helpful information and read other visitors’ insights alongside the pages of the website. The new web element is a Sidewiki button, which, when clicked, displays a fully functional Sidewiki sidebar to the left of the page content. This means that your visitors


  • Texas inquires on our approach to competition

    September 3, 2010



    We've always worked hard to ensure that our success is earned the right way -- by building great products, not locking in our users or advertisers. That said, we recognize that as Google grows, we’re going to face more questions about how our business works.

    As Search Engine Land first reported, we've recently been approached by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office, which is conducting an antitrust review of Google. We look forward to answering their questions because we’re


  • Deep dive articles for the Analytics Data Export API

    September 3, 2010

    (Cross-posted from Google Analytics Blog)

    On the Google Analytics API Team, we’re fascinated with what people create using the Data Export API. You guys come up with some really amazing stuff! Lately, we’ve also been paying a lot of attention to how people use it. We looked at whether the API has stumbling points (and where they are), what common features every developer wants in their GA applications, and what tricky areas need deeper explanations than we can give by replying to posts in our discussion group.

    As a result of identifying


  • New ways to view Webmaster Tools messages

    September 3, 2010

    Webmaster Level: All

    Now there’s a new way to see just the messages for a specific site. A new Messages feature will appear on all site pages. The feature is just like the Message Center on the home page, except it‘ll show only messages for the currently selected site. This gives you more freedom to choose how you want to view your messages: either for all your sites or for just one site at a time.


    Alerts (formally known as SiteNotice messages) will now be more prominent in the Message Center. These messages tell you about significant changes


  • Trimming our privacy policies

    September 3, 2010


    (Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)

    Long, complicated and lawyerly—that's what most people think about privacy policies, and for good reason. Even taking into account that they’re legal documents, most privacy policies are still too hard to understand.

    So we’re simplifying and updating Google’s privacy policies. To be clear, we aren’t changing any of our privacy practices; we want to make our policies more transparent and understandable. As a first step, we’re making two types


  • Trimming our privacy policies

    September 3, 2010

    Cross posted on the Gmail Blog and the Official Google Blog

    Long, complicated and lawyerly—that's what most people think about privacy policies, and for good reason. Even taking into account that they’re legal documents, most privacy policies are still too hard to understand.

    So we’re simplifying and updating Google’s privacy policies. To be clear, we aren’t changing any of our privacy practices; we want to make our policies more transparent and understandable. As a first step, we’re making two types of improvements:
    1. Most of our


  • Trimming our privacy policies

    September 3, 2010



    (Cross-posted from the Google Blog)

    Long, complicated and lawyerly—that's what most people think about privacy policies, and for good reason. Even taking into account that they’re legal documents, most privacy policies are still too hard to understand.

    So we’re simplifying and updating Google’s privacy policies. To be clear, we aren’t changing any of our privacy practices; we want to make our policies more transparent and understandable. As a first step, we’re making two types of improvements


  • Trimming our privacy policies

    September 3, 2010

    Long, complicated and lawyerly—that's what most people think about privacy policies, and for good reason. Even taking into account that they’re legal documents, most privacy policies are still too hard to understand.

    So we’re simplifying and updating Google’s privacy policies. To be clear, we aren’t changing any of our privacy practices; we want to make our policies more transparent and understandable. As a first step, we’re making two types of improvements:
    1. Most of our products and services are covered by our main Google Privacy Policy. Some


  • Stay keen and start to Screen

    September 3, 2010



  • Interviews from GUADEC, Part 3

    September 3, 2010



    For the past two weeks, we’ve been sharing Jeremy Allison’s video interviews from his trip to GUADEC. Today we have a third video where he talks to Lennart Poettering, creator of PulseAudio. Jeremy and Lennart talk about PulseAudio features, how Lennart got started improving audio on the linux desktop, and how to be successful in free software. Enjoy!

    Thanks to Fabian Scherschel of Sixgun Productions for operating the camera.


  • New themes for a new orkut

    September 3, 2010

    Like you, the Google Chrome team was pretty excited last week to see all the new features debut on orkut. The improved page rendering and image loading on orkut really take advantage of the speed and functionality of modern web browsers like Chrome.

    It got us thinking: how can we show how excited we are about these new features on orkut? And here's our answer! We're pleased to announce new themes for a new orkut:



    We asked artists, hailing from all over the world, to design 6 themes inspired by today's digital lifestyle

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