Saturday, January 22, 2011

News About Google - 22 january 2011

  • JoshSundquist is January’s “On the Rise” star
    January 21, 2011
    Congrats to Josh Sundquist, who edged past Luke Conard in the final hours to win this month’s edition of On the Rise, the program where you decide who goes on the homepage based on a shortlist of channels that’ve experienced fast growth in the last month. Josh is on the homepage today, thanks to your support.

    Josh’s list of talents seemingly has no end. He’s an author, a skier, a rapper, a motivational speaker and, naturally, a skilled videographer:



    Here’s more from the man himself:

    “The growth of my channel is due
  • The Onion’s A.V. Club “Inventory” lists become YouTube videos
    January 21, 2011
    The folks at the A.V. Club (the pop culture wing of The Onion) have a new series debuting on YouTube this week called “Inventory,” based on the popular lists by the same name at avclub.com. If you chug pop culture, but like it served up with a twist, “Inventory” will delight every nerve in your nerdy body.



    1) What was the genesis of the Inventory program?
    Inventory started as a weekly feature on avclub.com in 2005 -- we've done something like 300 of them now! We wanted to challenge ourselves to do a list-type feature in our own
  • This Week's Trends: Fan Anthems, New Dances
    January 21, 2011
    Each weekday, we at YouTube Trends take a look at the most interesting videos and cultural phenomena on YouTube as they develop. We want take a moment to highlight some of the cool stuff we've come across recently:
    • We discovered a new dance craze popping up in Taiwan called "Bobee."

    • We tracked how the fan-anthem "Black and Yellow" as well as how parodies of that song have grown in popularity with the NFL playoffs kicking in.

    • We enjoyed hip-hop from around the world.

    • We collected reactions from comic book fans to the

  • Our big gift for small businesses
    January 21, 2011
    (Cross-posted from the Google Small Business Blog)

    To kick off 2011, we wanted to thank a few small businesses for taking the first step toward enhancing their online presence—and to provide additional resources for achieving this goal. So over the holiday season, we paid a surprise visit to five small businesses who recently started advertising their businesses online: Create A Cook and Twinkle Star in Massachusetts, Ramy’s Garage and Atlas Flooring in Texas, and Cloud 9 Frozen Yogurt in Georgia. These small businesses span several
  • Your questions, your State of the Union
    January 21, 2011
    (Cross-posted from the YouTube Blog)

    It’s the biggest speech of the year, and next Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET, people across the country and around the world will sit down to watch. But as President Obama delivers the 2011 State of the Union Address, which will be streamed live on YouTube along with the Republican response, you can do more than just watch the speech: you can also submit your questions for the President for an exclusive YouTube Interview that will take place just two days later, on January 27.

    In fact, you can get started
  • Your questions, your State of the Union
    January 21, 2011
    It’s the biggest speech of the year, and next Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET, people across the country and around the world will sit down to watch. But as President Obama delivers the 2011 State of the Union Address, which will be streamed live on YouTube along with the Republican response, you can do more than just watch the speech: you can also submit your questions for the President for an exclusive YouTube Interview that will take place just two days later, on January 27.

    In fact, you can get started today. Health care. Education. Foreign policy
  • Google search and search engine spam
    January 21, 2011
    January brought a spate of stories about Google’s search quality. Reading through some of these recent articles, you might ask whether our search quality has gotten worse. The short answer is that according to the evaluation metrics that we’ve refined over more than a decade, Google’s search quality is better than it has ever been in terms of relevance, freshness and comprehensiveness. Today, English-language spam in Google’s results is less than half what it was five years ago, and spam in most other languages is even lower than in English
  • 5 Questions for Jack Conte and Natalie Dawn, Pomplamoose
    January 21, 2011
    What you hear is what you get with YouTube Partners Pomplamoose. Every sound you hear in their music videos is produced by an instrument you see played in their music videos. It’s a novel idea they call the “videosong”. And, in a world with so many artificial, over-produced sounds, Pomplamoose provides refreshing covers and original music. Brands are taking notice of this authenticity, too. If you've been living in a hole for the past few months, you might have missed their Hyundai commercials over the holidays.

    Continuing on their quest

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