Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New About Google - 01 Feb 2011

  • Explore museums and great works of art in the Google Art Project
    January 31, 2011
    One of the things I love about working Google is that you can come up with an idea one day and the next day start getting to work to make it a reality. That's what happened with the Art Project—a new tool we're announcing today which puts more than 1,000 works of art at your fingertips, in extraordinary detail.

    It started when a small group of us who were passionate about art got together to think about how we might use our technology to help museums make their art more accessible—not just to regular museum-goers or those fortunate to have great
  • Egyptian protest footage on YouTube
    January 31, 2011
    It’s been hard to open a laptop or turn on the television over the last week without hearing news of the unrest in Egypt. On YouTube, thousands of videos of the protests have poured in, whether as unfiltered footage from the demonstrations themselves, or as news reports from our media partners around the globe.

    We understand how closely the world is following these events, and want to help people access and share this information quickly and easily on YouTube. We’re helping people do this in three ways:

  • Some weekend work that will (hopefully) enable more Egyptians to be heard
    January 31, 2011

    (Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog)

    Like many people we’ve been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground. Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service—the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection.

    We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make
  • Some weekend work that will (hopefully) enable more Egyptians to be heard
    January 31, 2011
    Like many people we’ve been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground. Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service—the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection.

    We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make this idea a reality. It’s already live and anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855
  • Go Daddy Makes The Web Faster by enabling mod_pagespeed
    January 31, 2011
    As part of our Make The Web Faster initiative, Google announced the availability of mod_pagespeed, an open-source module for Apache webservers to automatically accelerate the sites they serve. Go Daddy, the top web hosting provider and world's largest domain name registrar, announced that they would roll out the mod_pagespeed feature for their Linux Web hosting customers. The feature is now available and is in use by Go Daddy customers who have already started to report faster webpage load times.
    “Who on the Internet wouldn't want

  • AdSense Facts & Fictions Part VI: User-Generated Content
    January 31, 2011
    Fiction: I shouldn’t be held responsible if users post content on my site or network that violates AdSense policies.

    Fact: You are responsible for ensuring that all of your content, including user-generated content such as forum posts, blog comments or outside feeds, is in compliance with AdSense policies on any page or site for which you’ve enabled AdSense ads.

    As we’ve discussed in previous posts in this series, we regularly review the content in the AdSense network to ensure that it's safe for advertisers, users, and publishers, as
  • A refresh to the Documents List
    January 31, 2011
    Over the past year, many of you have been taking advantage of the ability to upload any file to Google Docs. With more files and of a variety of file types in one place, it becomes more difficult to organize and find what you need quickly. As a result, we are happy to announce that, over the next couple of days, we’ll be rolling out a refresh to the documents list, aimed to make it more useful to find, explore and share all your files stored 100% on the web.


    First, we added a number of filters in this refresh, making it easier to narrow
  • Valentine’s Day: He Loves Me. He Loves Me Not. He Loves Me…
    January 31, 2011
    Valentine’s Day, a day of expressing love and affection for your significant other, is quickly approaching. Retailers are likely hoping consumers are using the old “How much does he love me? Let me count the ways.” saying as motivation for earning brownie points with their loved one by purchasing Valentine’s Day gifts this year.

    Show how much you care by spending big bucks on the perfect gift(s), online or off -- although perhaps more of you will be going on the web this year! Shop.org confirms in a recent research study that spending online

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