August 13th, 2010 | by Mia | published in Youtube
We recently announced that we’d be adding some new kinds of posts to this blog, and today we’re happy to run the first from the Creator’s Corner, which is devoted to the process of videomaking and all of the people who wow us with their creativit…
August 13th, 2010 | by Ellen Ko | published in Google Open Source
GNU and Me My name is Marcos Paulino Roriz Junior, and I’m participating in Google Summer of Code™ for the first time this year. I’m really excited because I’ve been developing in Java for some time and this is my first step into FOSS. My p…
August 13th, 2010 | by Mike Marchak | published in Google Code
As announced on the chromium.org blog, we’ve just pushed a bunch of new content to our HTML5Rocks.com developer site, which launched earlier this summer.Anyone that’s following HTML5 knows how fast things are moving! To keep you informed with all o…
August 13th, 2010 | by A Googler | published in Google Blog
This is part of a series of stories from people who have shared how Google has helped them in their lives. If you missed the rest of the stories this week, check them out—and if you have a Google story, tell us about it. -Ed.Of all the great stories …
August 13th, 2010 | by Jeff Gillis | published in Google Analytics
Hopefully, by now, you’re making good use of the Intelligence report in Google Analytics. If you’re looking to avoid the feeling that Google Analytics is “puking” too much data at you – a phrase coined by Google’s beloved analytics evangelist…
August 13th, 2010 | by A Googler | published in Google Orkut
Since we launched the new orkut, we’ve been working hard to constantly launch new features and migrate the remaining pages to the new design. Today, we’re excited to announce new pages for all the apps on orkut! Take a look at what’s new:
A new page for every app
Your apps now have a much nicer and faster page, just like the other pages on the new orkut. This new app page displays all the options at the top where you can check its info or adjust its settings without leaving the page.
New apps directory
The apps directory page has never been so clean and easy to navigate. We rearranged the apps in two columns, making them more visible, and we also created a section called “my applications”, where you can easily open or remove your apps. And to add new apps, now you can search for them within the apps categories.
When you click to add an app, a new window will show you the app description and screenshot, as well as which of your orkut friends have also added the same app and anything else you’d like to know. With this new window you can quickly add apps without leaving the apps directory:
A better way to show your apps in your profile
We’ve also improved the way that apps are displayed on your profile page. We heard from you that it was confusing to display your apps in different tabs at your profile page, so we made things simpler. Now you can chose to show the “about me” description or one of your apps at your profile page.
Your remaining apps will be listed in a new box called “my apps”. This new box was added just below the one that displays your communities, and it will show your friends all the cool apps that you have added.
We hope you like these changes, and don’t forget to share your feedback with us. And if you’re interested in creating your own application for orkut, just visit this page with all the technical information you need.
Posted by Adler Silva, software engineer
August 13th, 2010 | by Campbell | published in Google DoubleClick
Please join DoubleClick at the AdMonsters Publisher Forum in Sonoma, CA beginning this Sunday, August 15. On Monday, August 16, 11:30am – 12:30pm, DFP Product Manager Stephen Dove will present Investing in Digital, Investing in Publishers, providing in…
August 13th, 2010 | by The Gmail Team | published in Gmail (Google Mail)
Posted by Paul Truong, Creative TechnologistWebmail has come a long way in the past few years but it’s all too easy to take for granted practically unlimited inbox capacities and responsive interfaces backed by the power of search. While I’m not on…
What do you wish Google Finance could do?
August 13th, 2010 | by Erin Kiskis, Marketing Specialist | published in Google Finance
Posted by Laura Hughes, Consumer OperationsHave you ever had an idea for Google Finance? We want to hear it! Today we’re opening up our very own Product Ideas page.The Google Finance team looks to our users for feedback and ideas. Knowing what you ca…
Responding to the floods in Pakistan
August 13th, 2010 | by A Googler | published in Google Blog, Google.org
Pakistan has been struck by the worst flooding in its recorded history. The latest estimate of the number of people affected by the flood exceeds 14 million—more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake a…
Going Google across the 50 States: Oregon-based ice cream company goes Google, blissfully
August 13th, 2010 | by Ashley Chandler | published in Google Apps, Google Enterprise
Editor’s note: Over the past couple months, thousands of businesses have added their Gone Google story to our community map and even more have used the Go Google cloud calculator to test drive life in the cloud. To highlight some of these companies
Tips & Tricks: GoogleFinance in Google spreadsheets
August 13th, 2010 | by Google Docs | published in Google Docs
Would you like to easily keep track of stock market quotes and other data relevant to your stock portfolio? You can use the GoogleFinance function in Google spreadsheets to automatically pull up-to-date information into your spreadsheet. Using the Goog…
August 13th, 2010 | by Deanna Yick | published in Google Earth
[Cross-posted from the Google Enterprise Blog]The Google Earth Enterprise team has long focused on bringing the innovative features of Google Earth and Maps to businesses, enabling them to create their own mapping applications from their existing dat…