Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New About Google - 02 March 2011

  • New look and feel coming soon
    March 1, 2011
    We’re always looking to improve the product experience for our users, and based on your feedback, we’ve worked on some simple changes to Orkut’s look and feel. We’ll roll these changes out gradually to all users, in approximately two weeks from now. No invitation will be required as everyone will get the update -- so if you don’t see anything right away, just sit tight and you’ll see them soon!

    Here are some of the new enhancements that you’ll begin to see in a few weeks:
    • Left navigation, to help you get to the most popular features

  • The media, and the Internet, in Afghanistan
    March 1, 2011
    Editor’s note: Steve was part of a Google/YouTube delegation that went to Afghanistan two weeks ago to examine the state of media and web content in Afghanistan, and to explore opportunities to improve the country’s access to Google products and platforms.

    When Pari Akbar started her blog, Millaad, to address women’s issues in Afghanistan, she had no idea it would lose her her job. But as the young Afghan blogger slowly built an audience for topics ranging from the fundamental (voting rights for women) to the academic (the linguistic repression

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