Saturday, January 15, 2011

New About Google - 15 January 2011

  • This week in search 1/14/2011
    January 14, 2011
    This is part of a regular series of posts on search experience updates that runs on Fridays. Look for the label "This week in search" and subscribe to the series. - Ed.

    We’re back in action after a lovely holiday season, and this week we’ve made a few changes to help you find music videos and refine your searches. We also announced World IPv6 Day, which will help ensure Google can continue giving you fast, relevant search results for generations to come.

    Better results for music videos
    People often come to Google to find music videos, and
  • Partners, please join us for the first virtual meetup
    January 14, 2011
    January is a generally a cold month, so rather than getting out your winter coat and travelling to a partner meetup, we thought we’d kick off 2011 with live event on the YouTube channel. This meetup will be product-focused and near and dear to many of your wallets: we’ll cover how to make money on YouTube, advertising options, and some new innovations coming your way soon.

    YouTube Product Manager Phil Farhi will be leading the discussion, so make sure to round up all your money- and ad-related questions on the YouTube channel now. You’ve got
  • Auto industry off to a fast start in the Motor City
    January 14, 2011
    After years of challenges, the news out of Detroit this week has automobile industry experts hopeful for a strong 2011. The 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off this week and as the world’s attention is on the Motor City, we thought it was time to take a closer look at what consumers are most interested in as it applies to cars and trucks.

    Google’s North American Auto Team, headquartered out of Detroit with teams in NYC and California, works with auto makers, parts suppliers and agencies across the country to help
  • This Week's Trends: Duets, floods and Jersey Shore
    January 14, 2011
    Each weekday, we at YouTube Trends take a look at the most interesting videos and cultural trends on YouTube as they develop. Right now, we want to highlight some of the cool stuff we've come across recently:

  • OSUOSL’s Code-in results are in!
    January 14, 2011
    The Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSL) participated for the first time in the Google Code-in contest, and we're pleased to report that the results of the contest were incredibly valuable for us. We had eight students actively working with us during the contest, from as far afield as Australia and Poland. Of these eight students, two have let us know they plan to keep working on projects with the OSL and one even let us know that he's hoping to attend Oregon State University so he can learn even more about open source and help out
  • MLK Day 2011: a day for community service
    January 14, 2011
    “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
    - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Next Monday, January 17, marks the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We join Americans in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King as a company-recognized holiday. You may not know that Martin Luther King Day is not only a federal holiday, but also a national day of service. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, which encourages citizens to volunteer on that day.

  • Site maintenance on Saturday, January 15
    January 14, 2011
    This Saturday, our engineers will be performing routine site maintenance from 10am to 2pm PST. You'll be unable to log in to your AdSense account during this time, but we'll continue serving ads to your pages and tracking your clicks, impressions, and earnings as usual. In addition, your ad targeting won't be affected.

    We've converted the maintenance start time for a few cities around the world:

    London - 6pm Saturday
    Alexandria - 8pm Saturday
    Hyderabad - 11:30pm Saturday
    Jakarta - 1am Sunday
    Perth - 2am Sunday

    To learn more about what goes on

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