Monday, May 30, 2011

New About Google - 30 May 2011

  • This week's Trends: trailer proposals, commencement time-lapses, and pets
    May 27, 2011
    Each weekday, we at YouTube Trends take a look at the most interesting videos and cultural phenomena on YouTube as they develop. We want take a moment to highlight some of what we've come across this week:

  • Google Maps Streets View Comes to India
    May 27, 2011
    Google India Blog announced yesterday that it would begin collecting photographs of Indian roads and nearby areas as a part of Google maps street view. The collection will start from Bangalore and will eventually spread to the other major cities of the country. However, there are news of people already spotting Google vehicles in Mumbai, Noida, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and other cities. After starting Street View technology in US and spreading it to 27 counties, 4 years later, it finally came to India. For that reason press took it with great enthusiasm and news spread as wild-fire on twitter and Facebook.
    #. What is Street View Technology?
    Street View is a subsidiary project of Google Maps, which lets you see the real road level images that can turn 360 degrees giving virtual sense of street viewing. This technology is incredibly useful for driving navigation and exploring places [example - Times Square US]. Find more from
    Over the privacy concerns, Google India confirms that all faces and vehicle number plates will be blurred and no Wi-Fi access point information will be stored. Bangalore traffic department has formally approved the image collection. Nevertheless, if you happen to find any sensitive image, you can request its removal it by clicking on ‘Report a problem‘ in the bottom left corner of the Street View image.
    Google Street View India Car and Tri-Cycle

    As evident from the official images, Google will use tri-cycle and Chevrolet Captiva for collecting images. However, individuals have also noticed Mahindra Scorpio and Maruti Alto on roads. Tri-cycle is also known by the name of Google Trike. It is specially designed three wheel Pedi-cab with a 360 degree camera system mounted on top. It will be really useful for the dense and narrow Indian roads.
    Find latest developments on India Street Viewing from here. Also view some of the world’s best street view from here or enjoy these funny[NSFW] and interesting street views.

  • Our 2011 EMEA Faculty Summit
    May 27, 2011
    (Cross-posted on the Google Student blog)

    Earlier this month, we held our fourth Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Faculty Summit at our Zurich office, Google’s largest engineering center in the region. This was EMEA’s biggest Faculty Summit to date, with some of EMEA’s foremost computer science academics (103, to be exact) from 73 universities representing 28 countries, plus more than 60 Googlers in attendance. Over the course of three days, participants chose from 48 different sessions, technical streams and tech talks (given by both
  • Announcing the Asia Pacific Google Policy Fellows
    May 27, 2011

    There are now more than 2 billion people online, with approximately 850 million of them in Asia Pacific.

    Given Asia Pacific’s importance, we're excited to announce the extension of the Google Policy Fellowship program to this part of the world. The goal of the program is to assist public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on important Internet policy issues, and to support talented young advocates and scholars. Since its inception in

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