Friday, December 3, 2010

News About Google -03 December 2010

  • Call credits for military families this holiday season
    December 3, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the Google Voice Blog)

    Keeping in touch with family during the holiday season can be challenging for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for military families with loved ones serving around the country or overseas.

    Gmail’s built in video chat and free calls to the U.S. and Canada can help keep friends and family in contact regardless of how far apart they may be. To make staying in touch this holiday season even easier for military families, we’re offering
  • Call credits for military families this holiday season
    December 2, 2010
    Keeping in touch with family during the holiday season can be challenging for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for military families with loved ones serving around the country or overseas.

    Gmail’s built in video chat and free calls to the U.S. and Canada can help keep friends and family in contact regardless of how far apart they may be. To make staying in touch this holiday season even easier for military families, we’re offering a $10 calling credit to help them reach their loved ones serving abroad.

    These international call credits
  • Call credits for military families this holiday season
    December 2, 2010
    (Cross-posted from the Google Voice blog)

    Keeping in touch with family during the holiday season can be challenging for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for military families with loved ones serving around the country or overseas.

    Gmail’s built in video chat and free calls to the U.S. and Canada can help keep friends and family in contact regardless of how far apart they may be. To make staying in touch this holiday season even easier for military families, we’re offering a $10 calling credit to help them reach their loved ones
  • Call credits for military families this holiday season
    December 2, 2010


    (Cross-posted from the Google Voice blog)

    Keeping in touch with family during the holiday season can be challenging for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for military families with loved ones serving around the country or overseas.

    Gmail’s built in video chat and free calls to the U.S. and Canada can help keep friends and family in contact regardless of how far apart they may be. To make staying in touch this holiday season even easier for military families, we’re offering
  • Supermodeler Story: Zeljko Zdravkovic
    December 2, 2010
    Here’s a testimonial from Zeljko Zdravkovic (a.k.a Zex), who told us about his experience geo-modeling his hometown of Belgrade, Serbia.

    I started modeling Belgrade because I wanted to create a 3D identity for my city. I first learned that it was possible to add a 3D building to Google Earth several years ago. I was very surprised and curious about this. I had also noticed a number of untextured models in Belgrade, and decided that I wanted to change that.

    As is often the case when learning something new, I experienced many false starts

  • 2011 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
    December 2, 2010
    (Cross-posted on the Google Students Blog)

    Dr. Anita Borg devoted her life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling the barriers that keep women and minorities from entering the computing and technology fields. In honor of Anita's vision, we established the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship in 2004, awarding scholarships to women who share her passion for technology. Once again, we’re proud to announce the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships in the U.S. and Canada. The deadline to apply for the 2011 scholarship
  • YouTube highlights – 12/2/2010
    December 2, 2010
    This is the latest in our series of YouTube highlights. Every couple of weeks, we bring you regular updates on new product features, interesting programs to watch and tips you can use to grow your audience on YouTube. Just look for the label “YouTube Highlights” and subscribe to the series. – Ed.
    Since our last update, we’ve premiered a new film on YouTube, highlighted a host of holiday content to get you geared up for cooking, entertaining and decorating with style, celebrated the one-year anniversary of auto-captions on YouTube and introduced
  • Happy Holidays from the App Engine team - 1.4.0 SDK released
    December 2, 2010
    App Engine version 1.4.0. is here! It’s our most significant release of the year for the App Engine SDK, including a number of very big features that we know developers have been eagerly awaiting:
    • The Channel API - A bi-directional channel for communicating directly with user browsers by pushing notifications directly to the JavaScript running on the client, eliminating the need for polling. This service makes it easy to build real-time applications such as multi-player games, chat rooms, or any collaboration centric app and is built on

  • Consumers Loosening the Belt Around Their Wallets a Few Notches this Holiday Season
    December 2, 2010
    Most the year is spent following a healthy diet but when the holidays approach, many people indulge themselves in otherwise forbidden treats. The same is true for Holiday shoppers. They save all year to splurge on gifts for their loved ones during the Holiday season. Online is a key purchase channel for Holiday shoppers looking to exercise their wallets, with 2010 comScore e-commerce forecasts predicting a record-breaking sales year ($32.4 billion, a staggering 11% growth from last year).

    How are advertisers capturing online Holiday shoppers?

  • Introducing Google Earth Engine
    December 2, 2010
    (Cross-posted from the Google.org blog)

    Today, we launched a new Google Labs product called Google Earth Engine at the International Climate Change Conference in sunny Cancun, Mexico. Google Earth Engine is a new technology platform that puts an unprecedented amount of satellite imagery and data—current and historical—online for the first time. It enables global-scale monitoring and measurement of changes in the earth’s environment. The platform will enable scientists to use our extensive computing infrastructure—the Google “cloud”—
  • Making Copyright Work Better Online
    December 2, 2010


    There are more than 1 trillion unique URLs on the web and more than 35 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute. It’s some pretty fantastic stuff - content that makes us think, laugh, and learn new things. Services we couldn’t have imagined ten years ago - iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, and many others - help us access this content and let traditional and emerging creators profit from and share their work with the world.

    But along with this new wave of creators come some bad apples who
  • Content ID turns three
    December 2, 2010
    Three years ago we announced Video Identification, a technology that broke new ground in the area of online rights management. It marked the first step towards what is known today as Content ID, a full set of audio and video matching tools that give rights holders fine-grained controls for managing their content if someone uploads it YouTube. Participating rights holders provide us with reference files of their content, and before we publish any videos to YouTube we check them against these reference files. If we find a match, the rights
  • TrueView Video Ads give viewers choice and control over ads
    December 2, 2010
    Advertising is what allows many of YouTube’s most creative video producers to keep producing their great material - it directly funds their creative process. And advertising is evolving. Increasingly, we’re seeing the distinction between advertisements and ‘regular videos’ blurring as advertisers start to make ads viewers want to watch.

    We think that giving viewers a choice of which ads they want to watch means it’s even more likely that they’ll be engaged with the ad, and that advertisers will get their messages across to the right person.

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