Saturday, September 25, 2010

New About Google - 25 September 2010

  • Visit Google at!

    September 24, 2010

    Did you know that a user spends an average of just eight seconds on a website before deciding whether to stick around (Marketing Sherpa)? If you’re an e-commerce site, this means you have to be faster than Usain Bolt - the world record-holder for the 100m dash.

    Next week, find out how Google can help you capitalize on those eight seconds and improve your online shopping experience. Visit the Google Commerce Search team in Booth #120 at’s Annual Summit, held in Dallas, Texas from September 27 - 29. The Google Commerce Search team will

  • On recruiting “cold calls”

    September 24, 2010

    Google grew by more than 16,000 people between 2005 and 2009 -- a five fold increase in the size of our company. In fact, we were hiring so fast that on average 40 new recruits were joining every day by 2007. At the same time, we were also building partnerships with other technology companies to help improve our products and services.

    In order to maintain a good working relationship with these companies, in 2005 we decided not to “cold call” employees at a few of our partner companies

  • Finding your hidden treasure: international campaigns with AdWords

    September 24, 2010

    (Cross-posted on the Google Small Business Blog)

    In 2000, Antoine Assi founded Middle Eastern export website—it was one of the first e-commerce business in the Middle East. He was just 20 years old and he made time to develop the business in between computer science classes at his university. He needed a way to advertise his website from the comfort of his own dorm room, so he decided to test out Google AdWords.

    His friends didn’t believe him when Antoine said he was going to sell and advertise traditional Middle Eastern

  • Google Apps highlights – 9/24/2010

    September 24, 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.

    This week, our updates include a better Gmail experience for Android devices, an option for businesses and schools to strengthen their security, and dozens of new applications for customers from third-party developers and from all across Google. We also reached a big new milestone: more than 3 million businesses are now using Google Apps!

    Updated Gmail app for Android

  • Sunil Pant: Visual development artist

    September 24, 2010

    Sunil Pant uses SketchUp (along with lots of other tools) to create some really beautiful concept art for movies and games. We ran into him at SIGGRAPH this year, and thought we’d ask him a few questions. Where did you grow up and where do you live now?

    I grew up in Mumbai for the first twenty years of my life where I got my undergraduate degree in Science with a focus on Quantum Physics. I moved to the United States on my twenty-first birthday and have lived in San Francisco for about seven years now. Time really flies!

    At the moment

  • Discussing innovation and democracy in 2010

    September 24, 2010

    Over the past few U.S. election cycles, Google and YouTube have have become catalysts for a more engaging, meaningful dialogue between citizens and government leaders. From asking questions of candidates to finding your polling place, our tools are helping to make elections and politics more personal and more democratic, and have opened up Washington, D.C. in exciting new ways.

    With less than six weeks until the midterm elections, we wanted to hear from some of politics’ most creative minds about what innovation and democracy mean in 2010.

  • $10 million for Project 10^100 winners

    September 24, 2010

    Two years ago today, we began Project 10^100 by asking you to share your ideas for changing the world by helping as many people as possible. Your spirit and participation surpassed even our most optimistic expectations. People from more than 170 countries submitted more than 150,000 ideas. We selected 16 big ideas and asked the public to vote for their favorites. The five ideas that received the most votes are the winners of Project 10^100. Over the past 12 months, we’ve reviewed concrete proposals to tackle these ideas, and today we’re pleased

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