New video page adds comments highlight view and ratings improvements
March 25th, 2010 | by Mia | published in Youtube
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been busy iterating on the new video page design based on your feedback, and we’re excited to share some new developments before the page is rolled out to everyone soon. Remember to opt-in here to get a preview of t…
March 25th, 2010 | by Inside Google Book Search | published in Google Books
Posted by Agnes Taterode, Google Books Support TeamGot a question about using Google Books, or curious about promoting your books on Google for free? The Google Books Help Forum is now available for questions of all shapes and sizes. With so many rea…
March 25th, 2010 | by Dan Holevoet | published in iGoogle
Last year we released a legacy migration guide for converting legacy gadgets to gadgets.* by hand. At the time, we promised a migration tool to help perform these migrations automatically.
Of course, please test migrated code before deploying to all of your users.
If you have any questions, please inquire in the iGoogle Developer Forum.
Posted by Dan Holevoet, Developer Programs
Migration made easier
March 25th, 2010 | by Dan Holevoet | published in iGoogle
Last year we released a legacy migration guide for converting legacy gadgets to gadgets.* by hand. At the time, we promised a migration tool to help perform these migrations automatically.Today, I’m happy to announce the legacy gadget migration tool,…
March 25th, 2010 | by Elaine Filadelfo | published in Google Earth
We’ve just finished pushing out an imagery update for Google Earth and Google Maps, so check to see if any of your favorite places has gotten an update! You can view the updated areas highlighted in red below. Alternatively, you can download this KML f…
More courses, more colleges: YouTube EDU turns one
March 25th, 2010 | by Chris Dale | published in Youtube
A college education is something many people take for granted, but only about 1% of the world actually gets one. A year ago today, YouTube EDU (youtube.com/edu) launched with a very simple mission: deliver some of the world’s greatest university cour…
Tips for exploring the Buzz layer in Google Maps for mobile
March 25th, 2010 | by Chris Nguyen | published in Google Maps, Google Mobile
We’ve previously given you a few tips on using Google Buzz for mobile, and today we’re focusing on the Buzz layer in Google Maps for mobile. As many of you have found out, location puts a different spin on Google Buzz, adding context to posts and l…
An experiment in cross-language communication with the BBC
March 25th, 2010 | by Andrew | published in Google Translate
Earlier this month BBC launched an experiment using Google Translate to faciliate real-time discussion across languages. The project was part of the BBC’s SuperPower series which explored the transformative power of the internet. On SuperPower Nation…
March 25th, 2010 | by Inside AdSense Team | published in Google Adsense
Do you ever wonder who at Google helps advertisers understand which websites are relevant for their placement-targeted ads? I’m happy to say that this is one of my goals and also one of my team’s goals. My name is Lindsey Kurz, and I manage a team t…
March 25th, 2010 | by Jessica Bagley | published in Google Student Blog
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. It’s an enormous goal to accomplish and we need great people to help us achieve it. At Google, we do more. A lot more. We still have full-time and in…
March 25th, 2010 | by Ellen Petry Leanse | published in Google Apps, Google Enterprise
Editor’s note: Today’s guest blogger is Conrad Cross, CIO of the City of Orlando, Florida. In November, the city announced it had Gone Google. Last month Orlando became one of the first cities in America to switch all of its employees to Gmail. Cross…
March 25th, 2010 | by Ryan Pollock | published in Google Mobile
If you have a BlackBerry Storm or Storm2, and have been wondering when you’d have access to Google Mobile App and features like search by voice, then we hope you’ll be happy with today’s news. We’re launching a new version of Google Mobile App for Blac…
Import your photos from Picasa Web Albums to orkut
March 25th, 2010 | by A Googler | published in Google Orkut
For many of us, the best part about taking photos is sharing them with friends and family online.
That’s why we’ve integrated Picasa Web Albums (Google’s free photo hosting and sharing service) with orkut, so that you can directly copy your favorite Picasa photos onto orkut with just a few clicks and easily share them with your orkut friends.
Look for the “import from Picasa” link when you create an orkut album from the orkut photos page or when adding photos within an existing album.
When you click on it, a photo picker will show up where you can access all of your Picasa Web Albums. Choose an album to see all the photos in it:
Next, just select the photos you want to upload to orkut. Be assured, the photos will not be erased from your Picasa account. A copy of the photos will become available on orkut once you complete the upload.
The cool convenience with this feature is that you don’t have to download the photos to your computer and then re-upload them to orkut again from your computer.
While the photos you have chosen from your Picasa Web Album are being uploaded to orkut, you can drag and drop the photos to reorder them, caption them, rotate them, select an album cover and also select friends you want to share the photos with. To save your time, we also import all the photo captions from Picasa Web Albums if they already exist.
And to make your life even easier, we’ve integrated a face detection feature for the photos uploaded from Picasa. You can quickly add names for people whose faces are detected without having to identify them manually.
You can now look forward to many more comments and conversations around your photos on orkut. Wait no more! Head to your orkut photos page, browse through your Picasa Web Albums and exhibit your fabulous photos to your orkut friends. And don’t forget to let us know what you think of this feature.
Posted by Megha Gupta, software engineer
March 25th, 2010 | by Sally Cole | published in Google DoubleClick
If you’ve used remarketing in DoubleClick for Advertisers (DFA) then you know how effective it can be in delivering highly targeted and relevant ads to those who have previously visited your website. Whatever your campaign goals – to drive conversions …
Now available: Reach the right audience through remarketing
March 25th, 2010 | by Inside AdWords crew | published in Google Adwords
Imagine you’re a travel company, and you’re trying to excite users during the holiday season about deals to tropical Caribbean destinations. Users may come to your website, browse the offers and think about booking a trip, but decide that the deal …