Friday, March 11, 2011

New About Google - 11 March 2011


  • A fairytale marriage: Google Earth and London in 3D
    March 10, 2011
    (Cross-posted on the Lat Long Blog)

    On April 29, the eyes of the world will focus on London for the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, and the U.K. will deliver a royal celebration that will capture the imagination of a global audience. We’re doing our part too: following last week's announcement of new aerial imagery for London, we’re expanding our 3D imagery of central London’s buildings and trees in Google Earth—including the entire royal procession route.



    With this new 3D data covering the royal procession
  • Click to call phone numbers
    March 10, 2011
    (Cross-posted from the Gmail blog)
    With the ability to call phones built right into Gmail, you no longer have to get out your phone and retype a number anytime someone sends you one in an email or chat message. Starting today, you’ll see that phone numbers appear as links, like this:


    Just click the number, and Gmail’s dialpad will pop up, already populated with the number you’re trying to call.


    Click “Call” and voilĂ ! Of course, if you don’t already have the voice and video plugin installed, you’ll be prompted to do that

  • Click to call phone numbers
    March 10, 2011


    With the ability to call phones built right into Gmail, you no longer have to get out your phone and retype a number anytime someone sends you one in an email or chat message. Starting today, you’ll see that phone numbers appear as links, like this:


    Just click the number, and Gmail’s dialpad will pop up, already populated with the number you’re trying to call.


    Click “Call” and voilĂ ! Of course, if you don’t already have the voice and video plugin installed, you’ll be prompted to do
  • Renderscript Part 2
    March 10, 2011
    [This post is by R. Jason Sams, an Android engineer who specializes in graphics, performance tuning, and software architecture. —Tim Bray]
    In Introducing Renderscript I gave a brief overview of this technology. In this post I’ll look at “compute” in more detail. In Renderscript we use “compute” to mean offloading of data processing from Dalvik code to Renderscript code which may run on the same or different processor(s).

    Renderscript’s Design Goals

    Renderscript has three primary goals, given here from most to least important.
    Portability

  • Google Site Search on the Royal Wedding Website
    March 10, 2011
    Cross posted on the Google Enterprise Blog
     
    St. James’s Palace just launched www.officialroyalwedding2011.org, a website celebrating the forthcoming marriage of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. The website is the official information hub for anyone interested in the Royal Wedding, and if you browse the website you might notice something familiar: instant, crisp, and relevant search results powered by Google.




    Whether you’re looking for more information about the reception, or are simply curious about
  • We want YOU-Tube: now hiring
    March 10, 2011
    (Cross-posted from the YouTube Blog)

    Nearly six years ago, YouTube was created to enable people to create, share and discover the world through video. Today, 35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute and we see well over 2 billion views a day. It’s been amazing to watch an idea become a platform that turned into a stage for hundreds of millions of people to express themselves. We now have aspiring filmmakers and musicians building their careers on YouTube, activists opening our eyes to global issues and individuals
  • We want YOU-Tube: now hiring
    March 10, 2011
    Nearly six years ago, YouTube was created to enable people to create, share and discover the world through video. Today, 35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute and we see well over 2 billion views a day. It’s been amazing to watch an idea become a platform that turned into a stage for hundreds of millions of people to express themselves. We now have aspiring filmmakers and musicians building their careers on YouTube, activists opening our eyes to global issues and individuals telling their stories in ways that only video
  • Finding success in the Chrome Web Store
    March 10, 2011
    Chrome Web Store logoEven though the Chrome Web Store launched in the US just a few months ago, some developers are already seeing great results. From games to productivity apps, the store has helped all kinds of web applications grow.

    Our friends from World Golf Tour, Sliderocket, Wikinvest, Todo.ly and Springpad share their experiences with the Chrome Web Store through five brand new case studies. While each of these developers has a unique view point, some common themes have surfaced
  • Hide sites to find more of what you want
    March 10, 2011
    Over the years we’ve experimented with a number of ways to help you personalize the results you find on Google, from SearchWiki to stars in search to location settings. Now there’s yet another way to find more of what you want on Google by blocking the sites you don’t want to see.

    You’ve probably had the experience where you’ve clicked a result and it wasn’t quite what you were looking for. Many times you’ll head right back to Google. Perhaps the result just wasn’t quite right, but sometimes you may dislike the site in general, whether
  • Google at SXSW 2011: Austin here we come
    March 10, 2011
    SXSW begins Friday, March 11 and pretty soon Googlers will be touching down in Austin for the Interactive, Music and Film Festivals. We have a lot planned for the week, and we hope you’ll join us for some of the fun.

    More than a dozen Googlers are speaking on a wide variety of panels, kicking off with a talk on Friday, March 11 by Marissa Mayer, our VP of Consumer Products. Google and YouTube panelists will cover topics as varied as Google doodles, electronic privacy, hybrid marketing, recommendation engines and beyond.
  • Apply to the YouTube Creator Institute’s inaugural class
    March 10, 2011
    People who create content for YouTube today come from all walks of life: aspiring filmmakers, moms with cooking shows, teenage gossip vloggers, fantasy football commentators, ironing skydivers—the list goes on and on.

    Very often, these dedicated YouTubers wear several hats at once: actor, writer, director, producer, cinematographer, studio head, and lead marketer—in other words, to get their videos to the world, they need to know how to do it all. But we figure there are people out there who’ve always wanted to express themselves through video

No comments: