Tuesday, November 2, 2010

News About Google

  • SketchUp 8 in nine languages and counting

    November 1, 2010

    We’re awfully proud to announce that SketchUp 8 – and SketchUp Pro 8 – are now available in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese and Traditional Chinese. With both UK and US versions of English, that’s a grand total of nine languages in two months. A new record for us!

    Stay tuned; more languages are on the way...


  • Announcing the Panoramio Photo Contest

    November 1, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the Lat Long Blog)

    The Panoramio community enables you to share your photos and explore them on Google Earth, Google Maps and other places. If you’ve never geo-tagged a photo, watch this video to learn how easy it is to add photos to the Panoramio layer in Google Earth.

    Now you can add some excitement to your photo project and enter your photos to the monthly Panoramio Geotagged Photo Contest! Starting this month, we’ll be giving away the new Casio Hybrid-GPS camera EX-H20G to the winner of each category (Scenery


  • Video the natural world for National Geographic

    November 1, 2010

    Footage of natural wonders can be awe-inspiring, but many of our planet's most striking environments are at risk. Our new Planet Inspired program, presented by The North Face, gives you the opportunity to celebrate the natural world and highlight environmental issues via your own short film or by remixing content shot by National Geographic's globe-trotting reporters.

    The most original entries will be voted on by the YouTube community, and the winner will receive a National Geographic weekend photography workshop and $1,000 gift card from The


  • The 2010 election on YouTube: By the numbers

    November 1, 2010

    In these 2010 midterm elections, campaigns, voters and interest groups have continued to innovate new ways to share their political opinions on YouTube. Because YouTube allows anyone to post and share videos globally, you’ve made this platform the vanguard of the political media discussion. Some of these efforts to influence the political dialog on YouTube were more successful than others. Today, we’re sharing who emerged on top of the YouTube elections heap – and we’re going strictly by the numbers.

    The top 10 most-viewed videos, sourced


  • Best practices for running multiple sites

    November 1, 2010

    Webmaster Level: All

    Running a single compelling, high quality site can be time- and resource-consuming, not to mention the creativity it requires to make the site a great one. At times–particularly when it comes to rather commercial topics like foreign currency exchange or online gambling–we see that some webmasters try to compete for visibility in Google search results with a large
    number of sites on the same topic. There are a few things to keep in mind when considering a strategy like this for sites that you want to have listed in our


  • Rewarding web application security research

    November 1, 2010



    Back in January of this year, the Chromium open source project launched a well-received vulnerability reward program. In the months since launch, researchers reporting a wide range of great bugs have received rewards — a small summary of which can be found in the Hall of Fame. We've seen a sustained increase in the number of high quality reports from researchers, and their combined efforts are contributing to a more secure Chromium browser


  • New Google APIs Console features a new Custom Search API

    November 1, 2010

    Today, we announced the Google APIs console, a new tool to help you use our product APIs in your applications and on your websites. Included in the console is a new Custom Search API.

    We’ve enhanced our Custom Search offering with the introduction of new output formats and a new API. Now, in addition to using the Custom Search element or the XML API, the new API offers search results using your choice of Atom or JSON syndication formats. For more information, please refer to our post on the Google Code blog.


  • AdSense in Your City is coming to Seattle

    November 1, 2010


    Over the summer, we traveled to five cities across the US for our AdSense in Your City program. The first round of roadshows got great reviews from attendees, so we wanted to extend the program to meet more of you and provide publishers in a different part of the country with personalized optimization tips.

    On Wednesday, November 10, we’ll be in Seattle for our fall AdSense in Your City adventure. A few of our optimizers will be in town to hold 20-minute optimization sessions at a local coffee shop between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. We’re going


  • Introducing the Google APIs Console and our latest API updates

    November 1, 2010

    After a busy year of creating, curating, and re-organizing our APIs, we’re pleased to share that:
    • We’re announcing the Google APIs console, a new tool to help you use our APIs in your applications and on your websites.
    • We’re introducing a new and improved Custom Search API and the new Translate API, which replace the old Web Search API and the old Translate API respectively, which are being retired along with the old Local Search API.
    • We’ve reorganized and rewritten the documentation for some of your favorite APIs (read more on the AJAX


  • Fall Housekeeping

    November 1, 2010

    When we introduced this blog over four years ago, the term AJAX was only a year old, and Google had exactly one relevant API . Ajax has since become a mainstream part of the Web, and our family of APIs has grown. Like many growing families, we’ve accumulated a lot of cruft over the years, and have outgrown our first home. Time for some housekeeping.

    API Documentation - Now easier to find and use
    We’ve reorganized our documentation to make it easier to find what you’re looking for, based on what you want to do. We used to group our APIs based


  • Handy tools to help Americans vote

    November 1, 2010


    (Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)

    As Americans gear up for the midterm elections on November 2, we wanted to share a few tools that make it easier to gather voting information.

    When you search on Google for [polling place] or [where to vote], you’ll see a search box to help you find your polling place, candidates, and local election office. Just type in the home address where you’re registered to vote. The search looks like this:



    This feature is powered


  • Guest post: Writing a book using Google Docs

    November 1, 2010

    Guest post: November is National Writing Month and to celebrate, we’ve invited Dr. Steven Daviss to talk about how he used Google Docs to write a book with two colleagues. Dr. Daviss is currently the Chairman of Psychiatry at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Maryland and has been increasingly leveraging his clinical and administrative experience towards a career merging health care policy, informatics, and health care reform.


    Two other psychiatrists (Anne Hanson and Dinah Miller) and I have been writing a popular blog (Shrink Rap


  • Passing the torch to the cloud: NYU is going Google

    November 1, 2010

    (Cross-posted on the Google Enterprise Blog)

    The weather report may predict sun today in New York City, but it’s beginning to look more like a city that’s in the “cloud.” Today, NYU announced that it’s moving to Google Apps for Education, providing cloud-based email and collaboration tools to the entire university community. This announcement comes just weeks after New York State created an initiative to bring Google Apps for Education to their K-12 schools. With students and faculty across New York now using Google Apps, it looks


  • New! Holiday Marketing Central by Google

    November 1, 2010






    Do you know that 89% of consumers started their holiday shopping online?

    Or that searches for 'coupons' peak on Saturdays?

    If not, you should visit our ThinkHoliday site: www.google.com/thinkholiday where you’ll be privy to a wealth of exclusive information on consumer shopping behavior, hot products and the latest holiday insights.

    We’ll be updating the site frequently as holiday approaches so bookmark it and check back often. The holidays are . . . on!

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