Thursday, January 6, 2011

News About Google - 06 December 2010

  • A sneak peek at “Life in a Day”
    January 5, 2011
    In December, we announced that “Life in a Day,” a documentary film directed by Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald, produced by Ridley Scott, and filmed on July 24, 2010 by thousands of YouTube users around the world, was finished—and would have its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on January 27.

    Today we’d like to share with you the first in a series of clips we’ll release between now and the world premiere. In this clip, beautifully shot by Toniu Xou and Patricia Marinez del Hoyoa of Spain, a young girl climbs a human castle in
  • The coolest (coldest?) model around
    January 5, 2011
    Tobi Merk is a Supermodeler from Germany whose models of Nördlingen
    A stunning rendition, Herr Merk.

  • Your window into the 112th Congress
    January 5, 2011
    Just after Representative John Boehner was sworn in as the 61st Speaker of the House earlier today, he and new House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa made
    an early move to make the activities of the House of Representatives
    more accessible to citizens via YouTube. Starting in this 112th
    Congress, all committee hearings of the House Oversight committee will
    be available on YouTube, on a new channel called
    HouseResourceOrg. This is the first congressional committee to ever put all of its hearings online, and the new

  • Announcing the High Replication Datastore for App Engine
    January 5, 2011
    When App Engine launched over two years ago, we offered a Datastore that was designed for quick, strongly consistent reads. It was based on a Master/Slave replication topology, designed for fast writes while still allowing applications to see data immediately after it was written. For the past six months, as you are probably aware, we’ve been struggling with some reliability issues with the App Engine Datastore. Over the course of the past few months, we’ve made major strides in fixing these issues. However, our experience with these issues

  • Fresh year, fresh start
    January 4, 2011
    Welcome to 2011! Though it may be hard to stick to all of your New Year's resolutions (we can’t say no to donuts either) we want to help keep you on track by giving you ten quick and easy AdSense resolutions you can be sure to keep:
    • Enable text and image ads so all available advertisers can bid to appear on your site.
    • Use wider ad units which are more reader-friendly and used by more advertisers

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