Saturday, February 26, 2011

New About Google - 26 February 2011

  • U.K. P.M. David Cameron answers your questions on Libya, budget cuts and more, in YouTube interview
    February 25, 2011
    week we asked you to submit your questions for U.K. Prime Minister,
    David Cameron, and you responded with 10,000 questions across topics
    like the violence in the Middle East, global arms trade, and tuition
    fees for U.K. students.

    in a special interview produced by YouTube World View and Al Jazeera
    English, you can get to see how the Prime Minister tackles a selection
    of the questions you voted to the top - including his thoughts on what
    should be done in Libya, whether banks in the U.K. should pay increased
    taxes, and what

  • Google Voice & the Snowpocalypse
    February 25, 2011
    We’re often inspired by the creative and interesting ways that individuals and organizations use Google Voice, so we thought it was time to start sharing some of their stories. In the first of what we hope to be an ongoing series of interviews, we chatted with Todd Stanfield, an Associate Professor from Jackson, TN, who used Google Voice to communicate with his students during the snowpocalypse of 2011.

    1. Tell us a little bit about you.
    I am Todd Stanfield, PhD. I am an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Union University in
  • MagnetStreet: From real estate to bridal customers, lessons learned . . .
    February 25, 2011

    In 2005, MagnetStreet, a custom magnet developer, was 80% reliant on its Real Estate customers. Although Real Estate customers kept MagnetStreet employees busy from August to November, the rest of the year was stagnant. In order to resolve this staffing and seasonal production slump, to acquire new customers and to expand its product portfolio, MagnetStreet looked to Google and its suite of free tools.

    MagnetStreet realized they were not utilizing an SEO or SEM strategy. So they leveraged Google's Keyword Tool to learn more about
  • Stunning animations about landscape architecture
    February 25, 2011
    The American Society of Landscape Architects has produced a number of beautiful and educational animations collectively called Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes. Even better, ASLA asked our good friend Daniel Tal to write, narrate and produce them with SketchUp. You probably know Dan as a bestselling SketchUp author; it turns out he’s a pretty phenomenal video guy, too. Here’s one of them:

    Here’s how ASLA describes the raison d’etre for this project:
    These animations and their supporting materials are meant to help

  • You’re invited to fly to the red carpet
    February 25, 2011
    [Cross-posted from the Lat Long blog]

    This Sunday night is the 83rd annual Academy Awards, which makes a dazzling presence at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. The Oscar® Awards are the oldest awards ceremony in the media, and was created to honor film achievements. However, this event has evolved into something more of a spectacle and broadcast success over the years. There’s the extravagant red carpet, infamous paparazzi, buzzing interviews, entertaining ceremony and of course the fashion commentary.

    Last year, I hosted
  • Announcing the next AdWords API Workshops in March
    February 25, 2011

    You may remember a series of AdWords API Workshops the Google Developer Relations team have hosted in the past. These workshops focused on new and upcoming features in the AdWords API and provided detailed code walkthroughs on how to use these new features (see videos).

    We invite you to join us for our next AdWords API Workshops which we plan to host in the following cities:
    • London, March 7th
    • Amsterdam, March 9th
    • San Francisco, March 9th
    • Hamburg, March 11th
    • New York City, March 15th

    In addition to having our team on-hand

  • Guest Post: Google Docs for Classroom Instruction
    February 25, 2011
    Cross-posted on the the Google Enterprise Blog

    Guest Post: Philip Greenspun is a pioneer in developing online communities and an educator who has taught electrical engineering and computer science courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1987. Today he explains how he used Google Docs to develop and distribute curricular materials and to support in-classroom discussion of student solutions.

    In 1983, I began building applications to support multi-user collaboration over the Internet. When I began

  • Dealing with label overload
    February 25, 2011

    Many Gmail power users have elaborate label systems to help organize their mail -- some help file and retrieve mail, others help manage their attention.

    We created the “Hide read labels” and “Hide Labels from Subjects” labs to help people manage their ever-growing lists of labels. Given the popularity and usefulness of these labs, we’ve decided to graduate them into fully-fledged features. We’ve also made a few improvements to how they work. First, instead of simply hiding all labels from subject
  • Help us learn how you create and share your online content
    February 25, 2011
    We want to learn more about our publishers, so we've put together a very short survey to help us better understand what types of content you create and how you share it with others.

    Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey -- your feedback is important to us, and your input can help us improve AdSense! We really appreciate you taking the time to provide your thoughts. Thank you for participating!

  • Geek Time with Jim Zemlin
    February 25, 2011

    Jim Zemlin is the Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, and earlier this month he sat down with the Open Source Programs Office’s Jeremy Allison for a chat about the future of Linux. In addition to talking about the future, Jim shares insights on the history and significance of Linux. Some highlights:
    • Jim explains the role of the Linux Foundation in Linux kernel development, including the work of Linus Torvalds. (0:18)
    • Jeremy and Jim talk about the organizations that support the Linux Foundation, and their reasons for

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