Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New About Google - 09 March 2011

  • Update to reporting service in AdWords API v201101
    March 8, 2011
    Last week we announced AdWords API v201101, which included support for My Client Center (MCC) cross-client reports.

    This feature did not go live as expected, so is currently only available to a limited set of developers. We hope to make it generally available in the coming weeks.

    Please note that ReportDefinitionService will continue to work for non-cross-client reports as it did before.

    If you have any questions please post them on the AdWords API forum.

    Posted by Katie Wasilenko, AdWords API Team

  • Googlers are Everywhere
    March 8, 2011
    This is a very busy week for Googlers talking about open source at conferences. In addition to having lots of Google employees headed to Atlanta for PyCon USA 2011, members of Google’s Open Source Programs Office will also be heading out to Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX for DrupalCon and SIGCSE, respectively.

    Cat Allman will be at SIGCSE, where she will talk to attendees about open source in Google’s computer science education initiatives. On Friday March 11th, from 1:45 - 3:00 PM, Cat will present information about Google Summer of
  • Last Call for Google I/O
    March 8, 2011
    For those of you who were quick to register, we thank you for continuing to support our developer initiatives -- this year's I/O is slated to be one of our best yet. For the rest of our developers, we weren’t kidding when we told you we &lt3 our developers.
    Starting Wednesday, March 16, we will be launching Last Call for Google I/O: A contest that spans 10 days, 10 developer challenges and 100 chances to win tickets to attend the now-sold-out Google I/O 2011.
    Here’s how it works. We will announce a new challenge on the contest site on

  • Join the League of Extraordinary #H4ckers at SXSW!
    March 8, 2011
    Heading to Austin, TX for South by Southwest (SXSW) this week? Good — so are we. And we’re planning what I hope will be a an event for the ages!

    The festivities start at 1pm on March 13 with the opening of The League of Extraordinary Hackers followed by a very special SuperHappyDevHouse at 7pm at the Speakeasy on 412 Congress Ave in Austin.

    Business by day, hacking by night

    From 1pm to 6pm, we’ll be hosting a series of 15-minute rapid-fire API briefings focused on Google’s latest developer offerings including: Android,
  • Instant Previews now available on mobile
    March 8, 2011
    (Cross-posted from the Mobile Blog)

    Instant Previews provides a fast and interactive way to evaluate search results. Starting today, Google Instant Previews is available on mobile for Android (2.2+) and iOS (4.0+) devices across 38 languages. Similar to the desktop version of Instant Previews, you can visually compare search results from webpage snapshots, making it easier to choose the right result faster, especially when you have an idea of the content you’d like to see.

    For example, if you’re looking for a webpage that has both
  • Unleashing energy innovation
    March 8, 2011

    The Internet, digital music, smart phones - these are just some of the innovations that have changed the way we live and work. Yet the way we use energy - whether it’s powering our cars or our homes and businesses - hasn’t changed in decades. Our economy needs a cleaner, more efficient way of delivering energy while giving people better tools and information to manage their energy use.

    The good news is there’s widespread agreement that transforming the energy sector is a big opportunity
  • Speedier, simpler and safer: Chrome’s basics get even better
    March 8, 2011
    (Cross-posted on the Google Chrome Blog)

    Just three weeks ago, we kicked off the Year of the Rabbit with a speedy Chrome beta. Today, we’re excited to bring these speed improvements and more to everyone using Chrome. With today’s stable release, even your most complex web apps will run more quickly and responsively in the browser. (For the curious, this boost corresponds to a 66% improvement in JavaScript performance on the V8 benchmark suite.)

    We realize that speed isn’t just about pure brawn in the browser—it’s also about

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