Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New About Google - 19 October 2010

  • YouTube Leanback officially launches -- on Google TV

    October 18, 2010

    Back in July, we announced the launch of YouTube Leanback in beta. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out, Leanback is a new way to experience YouTube on a big screen. We named it “Leanback” so you could do just that: kick back and, with as little effort as possible, enjoy hours upon hours of YouTube videos. When you go to www.youtube.com/leanback, you’ll note that videos start playing immediately, are always presented in full screen and HD (when available), and you can easily browse using just the arrow keys on your keyboard.

    Today,


  • Thanks for your SketchUp Ideas

    October 18, 2010

    Friday, October 1st marked the closure of our SketchUp Questions and Ideas Series. We want to thank everyone who participated; whether you provided an idea or a vote, we’re incredibly excited that you contributed. In the last month, 643 people have submitted 513 questions and cast 9,274 votes. Theses statistics are incredible – we’re thrilled to have an entire inventory of innovative ideas to work with when building out our next release.

    Additionally, we’ve been very impressed with the eclectic mix of ideas on the Series. They range from large


  • Use your video-making skills to make sanitation sexy

    October 18, 2010

    Eyeglasses, the bicycle, the latex condom...What everyday products or services have changed the world as we know it and solved some of the world’s biggest problems?

    For the past month, this question has been posed through a website called Search for the Obvious. From the Internet to the ironing board, users from around the world have flocked to Search for the Obvious to add the products and services that are their ideal of elegant, problem-solving design. A panel of judges from media and design has been evaluating the contributions, and


  • Geek Time with Rusty Russell

    October 18, 2010



    Free software advocate and Linux developer Rusty Russell sat down for an interview with Google’s Jeremy Allison when they were both in Japan for LinuxCon. They discuss Rusty’s role maintaining the Linux kernel (0:15), why Australia has produced so many top notch open source developers (3:13), and suggestions for people starting out in their careers and looking to get into open source (9:13). Enjoy!

    Thanks to Simon Horman for operating the camera.

    By Ellen Ko, Open Source Team


  • More transparency and control over location

    October 18, 2010


    (Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog)

    We’ve always focused on offering people the most relevant results. Location is one important factor we’ve used for many years to customize the information that you find. For example, if you’re searching for great restaurants, you probably want to find ones near you, so we use location information to show you places nearby.

    Today we’re moving your location setting to the left-hand panel of the results page to make it easier for you to see and


  • More transparency and control over location

    October 18, 2010

    We’ve always focused on offering people the most relevant results. Location is one important factor we’ve used for many years to customize the information that you find. For example, if you’re searching for great restaurants, you probably want to find ones near you, so we use location information to show you places nearby.

    Today we’re moving your location setting to the left-hand panel of the results page to make it easier for you to see and control your preferences. With this new display you’re still getting the same locally relevant results


  • ‘Tis the Season for Placement Targeting: Optimize Your Ad Units

    October 18, 2010


    Last week, we discussed DoubleClick Ad Planner, a media planning tool to help you improve your placement targeting. Now that you’ve made your website visible to advertisers with Ad Planner and ad placements, we want to help you ensure that your ad units are also visible to advertisers and ready to be targeted. Here’s how to take advantage of advertiser spend with your ad units:

    1. Implement your ad units above the fold and near your content, where users are already engaging with your site. “Above the fold” refers to the area on a page


  • Halloween Costume Trends

    October 18, 2010

    Do you remember the Halloween party scene from the movie Mean Girls? You know, the one where Lindsay Lohan's character dresses up for her very first Halloween party and ends up wearing a gruesomely scary ensemble -- only to arrive and discover all the other girls came dressed up in cute and flattering costumes? Talk about disaster.

    Google Insights for Search can help you avoid pitfalls like that by uncovering the latest Halloween costume trends. Inputting a few traditional Halloween costumes into the tool unveils a few revelations. Naturally,


  • Watch country duo Sugarland LIVE from New York City!

    October 18, 2010

    Tonight the award-winning country act Sugarland performs in Times Square, marking one of the final stops in their 2010 tour. The show will be live streamed at 9 p.m. (ET) at www.youtube.com/sugarlandvevo and will be directed by Kenny Ortega, whose notable work includes High School Musical, This Is It, and Dirty Dancing.

    Lead singer Jennifer Nettles and guitarist/vocalist Kristian Bush extend a personal invitation to you:


    Expect to hear all their platinum hits, as well as a sneak peek from new release The Incredible


  • The new Google Search Appliance—a bridge to the cloud

    October 18, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the Enterprise Blog)

    In the last year, businesses have started using cloud-based applications from Google and other technology providers at an accelerated rate. While many organizations still have information that resides in on-premise systems, more and more important business information today is living in the cloud, in collaborative tools like Google Apps—now used by more than 3 million businesses—and services like Twitter. Starting today, Cloud Connect for the Google Search Appliance lets workers search across both

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