Friday, September 17, 2010

New About Google -17 September 2010

  • Six films, six winners, and six different views of democracy

    September 16, 2010

    In perhaps no other time in human history have there been so many different views of what the word democracy means. And that’s what makes our second annual Democracy Video Challenge so fascinating: over 600 people around the world submitted videos to the contest, answering the prompt “Democracy is...” And last week, the six winners of the contest -- selected by a panel of judges and then voted on by the YouTube community -- were honored at an awards ceremony with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C.

    The six winners

  • New in Labs: Video chat enhancements

    September 16, 2010

    If you use video chat in Gmail, you might be interested in a new Labs feature we just rolled out that allows you to preview new video chat features before they're turned on for everyone. Visit the Gmail Labs tab under Settings, turn on "Video chat enhancements," and right away, you'll see higher resolution video and a bigger video chat window.

    The higher resolution video uses a new playback mechanism which enables widescreen VGA and frees up valuable resources on your computer. For it to work

  • Print your spreadsheets (and save ink) with more printing options

    September 16, 2010

    With the power of the cloud, you have access to and can share your files from basically any device without needing to print out anything. We understand that there are occasions when you still need to print, however, and that’s why today we’re happy to announce two new features for printing: selection printing and gridless printing. These two new options allow you to not only customize your printouts, but also save ink in the process.

    With selection printing you can print a highlighted section from your spreadsheet. The new option to not print

  • Stay safe while browsing

    September 16, 2010

    We are constantly working on detecting sites that are compromised or are deliberately set up to infect your machine while browsing the web. We provide warnings on our search results and to browsers such as Firefox and Chrome. A lot of the warnings take people by surprise — they can trigger on your favorite news site, a blog you read daily, or another site you would never consider to be involved in malicious activities.

    In fact, it’s very important to heed these warnings

  • Supplement your AdSense earnings with Google Affiliate Network

    September 16, 2010

    Many publishers are very good at recommending just the right stuff for their users. We love seeing influential publishers in all genres — from foodies to techies to moms to shopping experts — delight users by giving them access to products and services that they believe in. When these trusted publishers recommend a book, a gadget, or a new perfume, their audiences are very likely to follow.

    Have you ever wondered if your users buy the products you recommend? Have you wished you could be rewarded for driving sales and conversions? You can.

  • Google Relaunches Instantiations Developer Tools - Now Available for Free

    September 16, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the Google Web Toolkit blog)

    In early August, Google acquired Instantiations, a company known for its focus on Eclipse Java developer tools, including GWT Designer. We're happy to announce today that we're relaunching the following former Instantiations products under the Google name and making them available to all developers at no charge:

    • GWT Designer
      Powerful Eclipse-based development tools that enable Java developers to quickly create Ajax user interfaces using Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

    • CodePro AnalytiX

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