Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New About Google - 13 April 2011

  • New Interface Wednesdays: Combine and Chart Feature
    April 13, 2011
    These features are found in the Performance Reports tab, under Custom channels. Depending on the number of channels you’re using, you might be asked to filter the list and then click Update report button. Once your selected channels are listed below the graph, you can view the combine and chart buttons.

    Let’s review the combine feature first, which can be used to easily total items in your list and allow for deeper analysis. Click a few of your channels that you want to view earnings for together, then click the Combine button.
  • Fashion Emergency! Finding the Perfect Dress for Prom Isn’t Easy
    April 13, 2011
    Have you ever had the dreaded moment of wearing the same outfit as your frenemy? You are not alone! Luckily there’s a new online solution to help solve this teenage fashion dilemma by letting girls reserve a look for the most important day of their high school years -- prom.

    Now that we have avoided that travesty and the dream dress is reserved, let’s focus on being the belle of the ball. How can you ensure your consumer feels like Cinderella at her prom?

    Stay on trend. Be there or be square.
    Searches for prom dresses have steadily increased
  • Indian Premier League returns to YouTube
    April 12, 2011
    Indian Premier League may only be four-years old, but it’s quickly become the hottest new addition to the world of cricket. And again this year, YouTube is bringing you all the action straight from the pitch of this superstar cricket extravaganza.

    In partnership with Indiatimes, fans can watch games as they happen, view entire past matches, and enjoy highlight clips of all 74 matches on Indiatimes’ YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/indiatimes). This fourth instalment of IPL should be even more exciting than last year as two new teams Pune
  • Surgery Squad lifts CTR and enhances revenue with a simple optimization procedure
    April 12, 2011
    Surgery Squad adds a third ad unit to its pages to boost performance and AdSense earnings by 200%.
    SurgerySquad.com educates patients about what takes place during surgical procedures through interactive, virtual surgery modules. Creator Eric Bort recently spoke with us to describe how he’s optimized Surgery Squad’s AdSense performance and revenue by simply adding a third ad unit to his pages.

    Inside AdSense: Can you tell us a little about how Surgery Squad got started?Eric Bort: I launched Surgery Squad in August 2010 after having
  • Music Tuesday: TV On The Radio “Nine Types of Light” film premiere and more
    April 12, 2011
    This week, the music world is practically groaning under the weight of so many new releases. There’s something for everyone, from Paul Simon to Animal Collective’s Panda Bear, Foo Fighters to Del McCoury and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (!). We can’t cover all the bases, but we can point you towards some good ones.

    TV On The Radio curates and premieres the “Nine Types of Light” film
    TV On The Radio are one of indie rock’s most idiosyncratic and, dare we say it, magnetic bands. Their constantly evolving sound and restless desire

  • Pagination comes to Google Docs
    April 12, 2011
    (Cross-posted from the Google Docs Blog)

    Exactly one year ago, we launched a new version of the Google document editor, created from the ground up to take advantage of the latest capabilities in modern web browsers like Chrome. In particular, we baked in a way of supporting text features that aren’t natively included with browsers—for example, we added a ruler for controlling the margins, text that wraps around images to create eye-catching docs and discussions for a more collaborative editing experience.

    Today, we’re doing another first
  • Geek Time with Josh Bloch
    April 12, 2011


    In addition to being known as “The Mother of Java,” Josh Bloch is also the Chief Java Architect at Google. Josh sat down with fellow Open Source Programs Office colleague Jeremy Allison to chat about APIs, the importance of openness, and the successes and failures of Java.

    Some highlights from their conversation:
    (0:45) Josh describes what he does for Java and at Google.

    (1:59) Jeremy expresses his disappointments with Java, based on the early potential that it showed. Josh responds with an explanation of some of the difficulties

  • Pagination comes to Google Docs
    April 12, 2011
    (Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog and Google Enterprise Blog)

    Exactly one year ago, we launched a new version of the Google document editor, created from the ground up to take advantage of the latest capabilities in modern web browsers like Chrome. In particular, we baked in a way of supporting text features that aren’t natively included with browsers—for example, we added a ruler for controlling the margins, text that wraps around images to create eye-catching docs and discussions for a more collaborative editing experience.

    Today

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