Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New About Google - 18 May 2011

  • YouTube Town Hall: where your views count
    May 17, 2011
    (Cross-posted from the YouTube Blog)

    How would you vote if you focused purely on the ideas needed to make our country and our world a better place, rather than on the parties putting them forward? That’s a question that the new YouTube Town Hall seeks to answer.

    YouTube Town Hall is an online platform for members of Congress to virtually debate and discuss the most important issues of the day. You can select an issue, watch two short videos of members of Congress expressing different perspectives on how to tackle this issue, and then
  • YouTube Town Hall: Where your views count
    May 17, 2011
    How
    would you vote if you focused purely on the ideas needed to make our
    country and our world a better place, rather than on the parties
    putting them forward? That’s a question that the new
    YouTube Town Hall seeks to answer.

    YouTube
    Town Hall is an online platform for members of Congress to virtually
    debate and discuss the most important issues of the day. You can select
    an issue, watch two short videos of members of congress expressing
    different perspectives on how to tackle this issue, and then support
    the one you

  • Summarize your data with pivot tables
    May 17, 2011
    Starting today, we're rolling out pivot tables in Google spreadsheets. Pivot tables make it easy to process and summarize large data sets in seconds. Check out the video below for a look at how pivot tables work in Google spreadsheets:



    In essence, a pivot table does just that -- it allows you to “pivot” or rotate data, thus looking at it from different angles and seeing a variety of patterns which may not be immediately obvious. Let’s take a very simple example of a list of students. This list includes a number of students and some information
  • Google Commerce Search Arrives in Italy, Spain and the Netherlands
    May 17, 2011
    For the past 18 months, retailers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Japan, and France have benefited from a better search and browse experience on their e-commerce sites, powered by Google. Retailers such as Woodcraft.com, BabyAge.com, and HealthWarehouse.com implemented Google Commerce Search on their respective websites. As a result, Woodcraft increased search revenues 34%, BabyAge increased site searches 64% and HealthWarehouse saw online conversions increase 19%—and all have reported an increase in customer
  • Google Translate: the remix
    May 17, 2011
    When we built Google Translate we thought it was a cool tool, but we have to admit we had fairly straightforward ideas about what it would be useful for (lowering language barriers and making more web content available to people around the world). As with many inventions, though, it turns out people have found uses for the tool that we never imagined. Recently, two clever Translate trends caught our eye—perhaps one of them will inspire you to come up with a fun Translate trick of your own.

    First, some creative folks translated strings of consonants
  • Future female engineers come together in the Technovation Challenge
    May 17, 2011
    (Cross-posted on the Students Blog)

    I was only 12 years old when I was introduced to BASIC, my first programming language, and it influenced my entire career path. Now working as a female engineer in a male-dominated industry, I recognize the importance of getting women interested in science and technology at a young age. In March, I decided to get involved as a mentor in the Technovation Challenge—an outreach program that gives high school girls a chance to explore computer science and engineering as well as grow their confidence and
  • Easier URL removals for site owners
    May 17, 2011
    Webmaster Level: All

    We recently made a change to the Remove URL tool in Webmaster Tools to eliminate the requirement that the webpage's URL must first be blocked by a site owner before the page can be removed from Google's search results. Because you've already verified ownership of the site, we can eliminate this requirement to make it easier for you, as the site owner, to remove unwanted pages (e.g. pages accidentally made public) from Google's search results.

    Removals persist for at least 90 days
    When a page’s URL is requested for removal
  • Camaraderie and Paella for Google Summer of Code Mentors
    May 17, 2011
    Early last week, 41 mentors for this year’s Google Summer of Code program gathered at a restaurant in downtown San Francisco for a meet-and-greet dinner. As this is still the community bonding period for this year’s accepted Google Summer of Code students, we thought it would be fun for the mentors to have a chance to bond with each other prior to the start of student coding on Monday, May 23rd.



    The dinner brought together both new and experienced mentors from 29 of this year’s organizations to chat about their expectations for
  • Music Tuesday: Danger Mouse’s Rome project, an introduction to videosongs and more
    May 17, 2011
    This week on youtube.com/music, we’re thinking about film and music. The two art forms have a love affair dating back to the 1890s, when piano players were hired to cover up the clattering noise of the film projector. Over the years that relationship has transformed; we now think of film and music as inseparable. This week, we profile two innovative and very different projects that are putting video and music on equal artistic footing -- and we bring you one album premiere!

    Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi curate the homepageYou know Danger

No comments: