Saturday, November 20, 2010

News About Google -20 November 2010

  • This week in search 11/19/10
    November 19, 2010
    This is one of a regular series of posts on search experience updates. Look for the label This week in search and subscribe to the series. - Ed.

    On the web, a “place” can mean many different things. At Google, we think about regional domains (such as .uk for the United Kingdom) as places, but we also think about websites, the different parts of our interface and real world locations like restaurants and stores. This week’s changes span all these different kinds of places, making it easier for you to find information no matter where you are
  • Happy Birthday Automatic Captions! Celebrate with more videos and higher quality
    November 19, 2010
    Today marks exactly one year since we launched automatic captions. We started with just a few partner channels in November 2009, and soon after turned on auto-captions for everyone. As we explained back then, we like to launch early and iterate, and this year we’ve been making steady progress to expand the quantity and quality of captioned video online. It’s been truly gratifying to see how far we’ve come.

    Here’s the quick summary:
    • People have watched video with automatic captions more than 23 million times, and have automatically translated

  • TYPO3’s Huge Summer Success
    November 19, 2010
    After having participated in Google Summer of Code for the second time, TYPO3 is now looking back at a truly successful summer where five students worked on projects for TYPO3 4.x, FLOW3, and TYPO3 5.0. Now that the summer has come to an end, we would like to give you an overview of the achievements our students made this summer.

    Enhanced Usability for the List Module
    Nuwan's proposal for the project included ideas to introduce collapsing and expanding tables in the list module by using AJAX, introducing modal dialogs for

  • Welcome, Google Apps users!
    November 19, 2010
    Google Apps recently launched an improvement that made dozens of exciting Google services available to Google Apps users for the first time. As part of this launch, Google Reader is now available to our Google Apps users for free with their Apps accounts.
    Google Apps is Google’s suite of cloud-based messaging and collaboration apps used by over 30 million users in small businesses, large enterprises, educational institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world. If your organization hasn’t gone Google yet you

  • Great tech support and good karma found with Google AdWords online
    November 19, 2010
    (Cross-posted from the Google Small Business Blog)

    When Uday Challu noticed a growing dissatisfaction with avenues for technical support, he was inspired to create a better way for people to get help with their tech troubles. So in 2007 he founded, India’s first direct-to-consumer remote technical support company. Founded on a belief in good karma, iYogi aims to mitigate frustrations with technical products and services by delivering a high-quality customer service experience.

    iYogi Founder Uday Challu

    iYogi provides

  • 2010 Google Faculty Summit in Shanghai
    November 19, 2010
    The 2010 Google Faculty Summit was held Thursday and Friday, November 18-19 in Shanghai, part of our ongoing support for education in China. Senior Googlers from China and Mountain View, California gathered to explore hot topics at the cutting-edge of technology research with more than 65 experts and professors from around 30 universities and institutes including Tsinghua University, Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Other topics included how to deepen collaboration between
  • eReader Fever!
    November 19, 2010
    Holiday 2010: eReader fever is sweeping the nation… again. With Kindle securing the title of “most gifted item” in Amazon’s history during holiday 2009, it’s no surprise that eReaders are topping wish lists again this year. As we head into the holiday season, eReaders are ever more appealing - whether you’re planning to give or hoping to receive. New features, lower price points and vibrant color screens are just some of the things enticing shoppers to spring for their first eReader. Or maybe even an upgrade.

    While device enhancements and

  • How producing for the web can fit into a filmmaking career
    November 19, 2010
    Heather Menicucci, Director, Howcast Filmmakers Program, is writing weekly guest posts for the YouTube blog on filmmaking in the digital age. You can catch up on previous posts here.

    After a little break last week, we’re back today to share a post I’ve been really excited about. When we first began planning this blog series I knew I wanted to interview an established filmmaker who could share their experience producing videos for the web versus other more traditional venues like television. Someone who has worked professionally across

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