Friday, March 4, 2011

New About Google - 04 March 2011

  • Your interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner
    March 4, 2011


    (Cross-posted from the The Official YouTube Blog.)

    As Democrats and Republicans duel over the federal budget this week in Washington, we sat down for the first-ever YouTube interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner. It’s clear that Americans are still feeling the weight of the recession -- a large majority of the questions submitted for Speaker Boehner were on the topics of jobs, the economy, and spending in Washington. The Speaker also played a YouTube speed round of, “Keep
  • Your interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner
    March 3, 2011
    As Democrats and Republicans duel over the federal budget this week in Washington, we sat down for the first-ever YouTube interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner. It’s clear that Americans are still feeling the weight of the recession -- a large majority of the questions submitted for Speaker Boehner were on the topics of jobs, the economy, and spending in Washington. The Speaker also played a YouTube speed round of, “Keep it or Cut it?” in which he reacted to your suggestions on budget cuts.

    Watch the full interview here:



  • Carnival, Carnival, and more Carnival
    March 4, 2011
    Waiting time is over: the biggest Brazilian party has just started! Carnival is about touching, sensations and creation. From the featured allegories to the multicolor costumes, each piece of the Carnival is hand made and contains a tiny bit of each creator who helped to make this party so special.

    With creation setting the mood, for the first time we created a doodle using scissors and glue, two typical Carnival materials. The Orkut doodle was made in the real world, just like the costumes and allegories for the actual carnival! Check

  • YouTube Highlights 3/3/2011
    March 3, 2011
    This is the latest in our series of YouTube highlights. Every couple of weeks, we bring you regular updates on new product features, interesting programs to watch, and tips you can use to grow your audience on YouTube. Just look for the label “YouTube Highlights” and subscribe to the series. – Ed.

    In past weeks, we’ve featured two more YouTube interviews with leaders through the World View program and seen more footage come in from across the Middle East as unrest there continues.

    David Cameron and John Boehner on YouTube
    In YouTube
  • Fragments For All
    March 3, 2011
    [This post is by Xavier Ducrohet, Android SDK Tech Lead. — Tim Bray]
    A few weeks ago, Dianne Hackborn wrote about the new Fragments API, a mechanism that makes it easier for applications to scale across a variety of screen sizes.
    However, as Dianne noted, this new API, which is part of Honeycomb, does not help developers whose applications target earlier versions of Android.
    Today we’ve released a static library that exposes the same Fragments API (as well as the new LoaderManager and a few other classes) so that

  • Introducing the new AdSense mobile interface
    March 3, 2011
    Today, we're happy to announce a new beta AdSense interface optimized for mobile devices. Now, when you visit www.google.com/adsense on your mobile browser, instead of the usual "desktop" AdSense, you'll be greeted by a simpler and faster version of AdSense. We built the AdSense mobile interface to give you quick access to the essentials in your account. You can easily check your earnings, get important alerts, and view reports (without the need for Flash) on your phone.


    Just make sure you opt in to the new AdSense interface on your desktop
  • Tax Refunds: To Spend or Not to Spend?
    March 3, 2011
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began collecting e-filed tax returns last week, and with signs of an improving economy, consumers and retailers alike are anxiously awaiting the arrival of 2011 tax returns. In 2010, the average person received a tax refund of about $3,003, pumping $328 Billion dollars (IRS Filing Season Statistics) into American pockets--that’s no small chunk of change. Not surprisingly, consumers are already planning how to spend that extra money.















    Despite the lingering issue of unemployment

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