July 20th, 2010 | by Jamie Yood | published in Google.org
Down a remote alleyway in Dar es Salaam, Gregory Mchopa picks up his paint brush and studies the empty canvas. He closes his eyes and visualizes his next painting, whether that be a group of Maasai women collecting water from a well, or villagers danc…
Reducing our carbon footprint with the direct purchase of renewable energy
July 20th, 2010 | by A Googler | published in Google Blog
When we decided in 2007 to voluntarily become carbon neutral, our intent was to take responsibility for our carbon emissions and promote sustainable environmental solutions. We approach this goal in three ways. First, we minimize our energy consumpti…
July 20th, 2010 | by AdWords API Team | published in Google Adwords API
Account structure report is one of the popular report formats in v13 of the AdWords API. This report allows you to download all the account attributes in a single report without performance details. A common use of account structure reports is to sync …
July 20th, 2010 | by Jamie Yood | published in Google.org
The world has lost a brilliant scientist, a dynamic communicator, and a caring soul. Dr. Stephen Schneider, a Stanford Professor and a global leader in climate change science died Monday morning of a heart attack.Steve was an important mentor and frie…
July 19th, 2010 | by Deanna Yick | published in Google Earth
The Geo team recently moved into a new building here at the Googleplex in Mountain View, and we wanted to give the building a real geographic feel. We placed a couple of life-size Google Maps pins outside of the building to connect our physical presenc…
July 19th, 2010 | by Tasha Danko | published in Google SketchUp
We’re pleased to announce that you can now explore the city of Seville in 3D with Google Earth. Take a virtual tour of the most symbolic buildings of the Spanish city, that range from the Roman Empire, through the Calatrava bridges to the best examples…
July 19th, 2010 | by Jason | published in Google Talk
(Cross-posted from the Gmail Blog)
Two weeks ago we asked you to submit photos of you video chatting with your grandma. Thank you for all your submissions! As promised, we’d like to highlight a few photos that particularly touched us.
Emmanuel from Israel submitted this photo and wrote “My grandmother lives in Nice, France and could not come to our wedding in Israel, this is as close as we got to having her with us.”
Charlie from New York City sent in these great photos of his daughter Maayan’s first video chat with her grandparents in Portland.
And Niranjan from Bangalore submitted this photo of him video chatting with his grandmother in Mumbai while away at college.
Thanks again for your submissions– and happy video chatting!
Posted by Cody Bratt, Google Chat team
Video chatting with Grandma
July 19th, 2010 | by The Gmail Team | published in Gmail (Google Mail)
Posted by Cody Bratt, Google Chat teamTwo weeks ago we asked you to submit photos of you video chatting with your grandma. Thank you for all your submissions! As promised, we’d like to highlight a few photos that particularly touched us.Emmanuel fr…
July 19th, 2010 | by Mike Marchak | published in Google Code
Since we introduced the Google Buzz API at Google I/O, we’ve been working hard to make it better, broader, and more useful. Today we’re introducing several new features that are the direct result of your feedback.We’re launching the Google Buzz fire…
Making it easier to see photos in full-screen
July 19th, 2010 | by A Googler | published in Google Orkut
Some time ago we announced an improved photo viewing experience on orkut. We heard from you that the ability to look at photos full-screen was the most exciting feature, so we decided to make it even easier to use.
When you see an update on your homepage saying that a friend has uploaded some photos, just click the “view in full-screen” button, and an automated full-screen view of the album will begin.
Then just sit back and enjoy the slideshow. You can hover over the thumbnail strip at the bottom to enlarge a particular image at anytime:
While you’re still in full-screen view, try playing around with some of the keyboard controls (like Home, End, left and right arrows, Spacebar, and Escape), to see what happens.
Excited? Don’t forget to share your photos too, so you and your friends can enjoy them together.
Posted by Ariel, orkut operations team
YouTube answers your questions about “YouTube Worldwide”; next topic is advertising
July 19th, 2010 | by Mia | published in Youtube
“YouTube Answers” is a series we began in April to introduce you to a variety of people who work here and give you the chance to ask us questions about a broad topic relevant to the site. Camille Hearst and Shenaz Zack bravely went first, to answer…
Multithreading For Performance
July 19th, 2010 | by Tim Bray | published in Google Android
[This post is by Gilles Debunne, an engineer in the Android group who loves to get multitasked. — Tim Bray]A good practice in creating responsive applications is to make sure your main UI thread does the minimum amount of work. Any potentially long t…
Diary of a Summer Intern
July 19th, 2010 | by Jessica Lulovics | published in Google Student Blog
Hey everyone, I can’t believe that it is already July and that it is time to update you all again! I am almost at the midpoint of my internship, and my summer projects and responsibilities are really starting to ramp up. I am currently juggling about…
A zoom tool and more in drawings
July 19th, 2010 | by Google Docs | published in Google Docs
In a visual application like Google drawings, we know the details count, which is why we’re excited to announce another batch of features and shortcuts that will help you refine your drawings. Create a drawing to check them out.Zoom improvementsWe’…
AdSense: Behind the Scenes – Meet Alton
July 19th, 2010 | by Inside AdSense Team | published in Google Adsense
In the next part of our video series, Alton, our Optimization specialist, shares with us his experience working with publishers, his favorite meal at Google, and some recommendations on summer reading.For more videos, please visit our YouTube channel.P…