Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New About Google - 08 March 2011

  • 100 years of celebrating women
    March 7, 2011
    As today’s doodle shows, we’re very excited to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day. Late last month we teamed up with Women for Women International to announce the Join me on the Bridge campaign, a celebration of the achievements of women taking place on bridges around the world. Since then almost 300 bridge events in more than 50 countries have been added to the map. I’ve found it inspiring to watch all of those little red pins pop up, knowing that each of them represents a group of women and their supporters coming together
  • Implementing Workflows on App Engine with Fantasm
    March 7, 2011
    This post is another entry in our ongoing series of guest posts contributed by App Engine developers. Today we partner with Jason Collins and Shawn Rusaw of VendAsta Technologies who discuss their simplistic workflow management system for Python App Engine called Fantasm. Fantasm is very simple to start using but incredibly powerful. So powerful in fact, that they couldn't fit it into one blog post. So for more detail, see the Implementing Workflows on App Engine with Fantasm article in our documentation.

    Most software systems of

  • Supercharging the “Next” Phase in YouTube Partner Development
    March 7, 2011
    2010 was a big year for content creators on YouTube. Our Partner Program grew to over 15,000 partners worldwide; presidential parodies and clever online-only ads became viral sensations; “annoying” but lovable fruits and unassuming Alabamans transformed uncomfortable situations into triumphant social memes. What became clearer than ever was the YouTube community’s ability to constantly bring new entertainment and experiences into the mainstream. And, many of our partners were making enough money doing what they love to buy a new house
  • Introducing the Google APIs Explorer
    March 7, 2011
    Google is always looking for new ways to make it easier for developers to get started with our APIs. When you come across a new Google API, you often want to try it out without investing too much time. With that in mind, we are happy to announce the Google APIs Explorer, an interactive tool that lets you easily try out Google APIs right from your browser. Today, the Explorer supports over a half dozen APIs – and we expect that number to grow rapidly over the coming weeks and months.

    By selecting an API you want to explore, you can see

  • Getting Defined
    March 7, 2011

    July we asked you, our readers, what new features you wanted to see on
    Google Finance. We received and enthusiastic response with over 3,700
    ideas and 38,000 votes. One of the top 10 requests with over 700 votes
    was a
    Dictionary function for key financial terms and ratios:

    happy to announce that we have launched this feature for the financial
    terms at the top of the company page. To see the definitions, go to a
    company page on Google Finance and hover your mouse over the financial

  • You’ve got better things to do than wait in traffic
    March 7, 2011
    (Cross-posted on the LatLong Blog and Mobile Blog)

    Ever been stuck in traffic, only to find out you’d have been better off going a bit out of your way to take a less congested route? If you’re like me, you probably hear the traffic report telling you what you already know: traffic is bad on the road you’re currently on, and you should have taken another. It doesn’t need to be this way, and we want to help. So we’re happy to announce that Google Maps Navigation (Beta) will now automatically route you around traffic. With more than
  • Update your birthday on Orkut
    March 7, 2011
    To date, you need to enter your birthday in a few different places for different Google products (for example, YouTube, Orkut, and Google Profiles). In order to work towards saving one birthday across your different accounts, starting this Sunday, March 13, we will no longer allow changes to the birthday field inside Orkut.

    Please take one minute to double-check your birthday before this change takes place. Thanks!

    Posted by Rodrigo Paiva, Orkut Operations Team

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