Thursday, September 9, 2010

New About Google - 09 September 2010

  • YouTube launches in Argentina

    September 8, 2010

    Today, Argentina becomes the 25th country to get its own version of YouTube. This means that Argentines will be able to more easily discover local talent like GuadalajaraMan, UESiglo21, farolatino, casiangeles or yoteloexplico, as well as view the most popular and most viewed videos in their country.

    To experience the new site, head to the bottom of the page, click on the ‘Location’ tab, and select Argentina from the menu:


    We’re also teaming up with local broadcasters to ensure that YouTube viewers, wherever you


  • Featured Geo-modeler: Dick Stada

    September 8, 2010

    Dick Stada’s story started when he was exploring the Rotterdam marathon in Google Earth. He writes: “I saw skyscrapers appear. It only was a series of white blocks but still spectacular.” Shortly thereafter, he learned that he could create these buildings himself with SketchUp.


    Jabadoo by Stada

    Mr. Stada started using SketchUp to model his house in order to plan a renovation: taking detailed measurements of the walls, windows, roof and other components. While he found SketchUp’s user interface to be quite simple, the tools were also


  • New travel program offers an eye on the world

    September 8, 2010

    Autumn may be upon us soon at YouTube HQ, but that doesn’t mean we can’t think about warmer weather, exotic locations and the thrill of getting away from it all. There’s no shortage of videos on YouTube to inspire travel plans, and our new program Vacationer Presented by NCL brings the best of our partners’ travel content into a single destination.

    Whether you’re seriously planning the trip of a lifetime, or just need an excuse to do a little online escapism, Vacationer is packed with reports from authorities in the space, channels like Lonely


  • What's your fortune today?

    September 8, 2010

    One thing that many new orkut users missed is back at last: your daily fortune! Now, when you sign into orkut for the first time each day you'll get a new fortune generated for you! Pretty sweet, huh?




    Your fortunes are only visible to you, and if you don't like one of them, you can either delete it or just ignore it until other updates take over the page.

    If, for any reason, you don't want to see your daily fortunes anymore, it's easy to stop them by clicking on the "options" dropdown menu next to them and select "


  • Military families and digital literacy

    September 8, 2010



    My father was in the Army while I was growing up and I moved around a lot. It was fun and exciting but occasionally a little sad since every two years I packed up my things and said goodbye to my friends. We always promised to stay in touch but as addresses changed and phone numbers got lost we eventually drifted apart.

    Thanks to technology, military children today have a much easier time keeping in touch with old friends and making new ones at the same time. During a time of increased deployments


  • Google Instant: Impact on Search queries

    September 8, 2010

    Webmaster Level: All

    Webmasters, you may notice some changes in you Search queries data due to the launch of Google Instant. With Google Instant, the page updates dynamically to show results for the top completion of what the user has typed, so this means people could be seeing and visiting your website much faster than before, and often without clicking the search button or hitting “enter.”


    While the presentation of the search results may change, our most important advice to webmasters remains the same: Users want to visit pages with


  • Google Instant and the AdWords API

    September 8, 2010

    Today, we announced the launch of Google Instant, a new Google.com interface that shows relevant results while the user types. To read more about how this change affects AdWords advertisers, please visit the Inside AdWords Blog.

    With this change, you might notice some fluctuations in impression volume. For example, you may find that certain keywords receive significantly more or less impressions moving forward. Despite any change in impressions, Google Instant is intended to increase the quality of the clicks on your ads and


  • Search: now faster than the speed of type

    September 8, 2010

    Search as you type. It’s a simple and straightforward idea—people can get results as they type their queries. Imagining the future of search, the idea of being able to search for partial queries or provide some interactive feedback while searching has come up more than a few times. Along the way, we’ve even built quite a few demos (notably, Amit Patel in 1999 and Nikhil Bhatla in 2003). Our search-as-you-type demos were thought-provoking—fun, fast and interactive—but fundamentally flawed. Why? Because you don’t really want search-as-you-type


  • Learn about Google Docs

    September 8, 2010

    Google Docs is more than just creating online documents, spreadsheets and presentations. With Google Docs, you can access your files from anywhere, share them with the people you choose, and work together in real time.

    To help those of you just getting started with Google Docs we have created a new series of videos. These videos give a high level overview and steps to get started. And since each video is focused on one feature, its easy to only learn about the ones that matter most to you:

    Document list
    Sharing
    Collaboration
    Documents


  • IAB's Long Tail Alliance AdSense webinar

    September 8, 2010

    To keep you updated with the latest industry news, insights, and best practices, we’d like to let you know about an upcoming educational opportunity held in partnership with the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

    On September 14, 2010, the Google AdSense team will be co-hosting a webinar with the IAB Long Tail Alliance to cover “What You Need to Know about AdSense.” Members from the AdSense team will cover tips and best practices to help you maximize your AdSense revenue.

    Click here to register for the webinar.

    If you’d like access


  • Google TV Ads: Reach Your Customers This Holiday Season

    September 8, 2010

    According to Nielsen, the average American spends 158 hours per month watching TV. That’s almost 6 hours per day – far more than any other type of media. Heck, that’s far more than most of us spend doing just about anything else.

    Despite the fact that TV is one of the best ways to reach potential customers, many advertisers are wary of television. If not careful, it can be an expensive, poorly targeted and unmeasured gamble. That’s why three years ago we developed Google TV Ads. We’ve taken everything we know from the online space and applied


  • President Clinton takes your questions on YouTube

    September 8, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the YouTube Blog)

    William Jefferson Clinton has worn many hats over the years. He served two terms as the 42nd President of the United States. He founded the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative to tackle problems like global health, poverty, education and climate change. He’s spent much of this year leading the recovery effort in Haiti through the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

    And starting now, he’s taking your questions in our latest YouTube interview.



    To participate, visit www.youtube.com/


  • President Clinton takes your questions on YouTube

    September 8, 2010

    William Jefferson Clinton has worn many hats over the years. He served two terms as the 42nd President of the United States. He founded the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative to tackle problems like global health, poverty, education and climate change. He’s spent much of this year leading the recovery effort in Haiti through the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

    And starting now, he’s taking your questions in an exclusive YouTube interview. Hear more about the interview and the President’s work straight from the man himself


  • Quotes pages: Not just for Stocks!

    September 8, 2010


  • Apps Script Hackathon in Mountain View, CA

    September 8, 2010

    Google Apps Script is a JavaScript cloud scripting language that provides easy ways to automate tasks across Google products and third party services. If you want to learn more about Google Apps Script and meet the Apps Script team, here’s your chance! We will be holding an Apps Script hackathon in Mountain View, CA on Thursday, September 23 from 2pm - 8pm.

    After we cover the basics of Apps Script, you can code along with us as we build a complete script, or you can bring your own ideas and get some help and guidance from the team. There

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