Speedier, simpler and safer: Chrome’s basics get even better
March 8th, 2011 | by Google Chrome Blog | published in Google Chrome
cross-posted on the Official Google BlogJust three weeks ago, we kicked off the Year of the Rabbit with a speedy Chrome beta. Today, we’re excited to bring these speed improvements and more to everyone using Chrome. With today’s stable release, eve…
March 7th, 2011 | by Jessica Lulovics | published in Google Student Blog
Google Code Jam Japan is now open for registration! Code Jam is an annual programming competition in which professional and student programmers are asked to solve complex algorithmic challenges in a limited amount of time, using the prog…
March 7th, 2011 | by The App Engine Team | published in Google App Engine
This post is another entry in our ongoing series of guest posts contributed by App Engine developers. Today we partner with Jason Collins and Shawn Rusaw of VendAsta Technologies who discuss their simplistic workflow management system for Python App En…
March 7th, 2011 | by Unknown | published in Google Finance
In July we asked you, our readers, what new features you wanted to see on Google Finance. We received and enthusiastic response with over 3,700 ideas and 38,000 votes. One of the top 10 requests with over 700 votes was a Dictionary function for key financial terms and ratios.
We’re happy to announce that we have launched this feature for the financial terms at the top of the company page. To see the definitions, go to a company page on Google Finance and hover your mouse over the financial ratios beside the stock price. You will see a pop-up tooltip for terms such as 52 week, Shares, Vol/ Avg and Div/yield.
To see other launches that have come from your feedback visit our Product Ideas blog post . If you’re curious to see all ideas that were submitted, take a look through Google Finance Product Ideas.
March 7th, 2011 | by Susan Taing | published in Google Orkut
(Updated post providing additional details and the new date for this change)Today, you are asked to enter your date of birth in a few different places for different Google products (for example, YouTube, Orkut, and Google Profiles). This is because we …
March 4th, 2011 | by Picasa Team | published in Google Photos (Picasa)
Posted by Matt Steiner, Engineering Lead-Photos Team
With Picasa Web Albums, you automatically get one gigabyte of free storage. As some of you may have noticed, we recently changed the way storage works so you can continue to share and store images even after you fill up that free gig.
In the past, each image and video you uploaded counted toward your free 1GB. Now, uploaded images that are 800 pixels or smaller and videos that are 15 minutes or less in length no longer count against your free storage limit. This means you can upload and store unlimited photos and videos at the above sizes — for free!
800-pixels is a good size for sharing pictures on the web, but if you prefer uploading your images at a larger size for better quality (archival or print), and you are nearing the 1GB limit, you can always purchase additional storage for as little as $5/year. To check your available storage amount scroll to the bottom of your home page or view your settings.
For those of you who’ve already purchased additional storage, any existing 800-pixel images or videos shorter than 15 minutes will no longer count toward your storage limit, so enjoy the extra space and post away!
We hope you enjoy the change, and we’d love to hear what you think.
March 4th, 2011 | by A Googler | published in Google Voice
For the second installment of Google Voice user stories, we chatted with Amy Seidenwurm, one of the co-founders of Backwards Beekepers, to find out how they are using Google Voice to rescue swarms of bees.1. Tell us about your organization.The Backward…
March 4th, 2011 | by Ariel | published in Google Orkut
Carnival in Brazil has just started! Our Carnival doodle this year was inspired by materials typically used by the performing Schools of Samba in their costumes and floats. To reflect the spirit of Carnival, we included the various colors and objects a…
March 4th, 2011 | by Mano Marks | published in Google Maps
KML and Earth had a really great year in 2010. Toward the end of the year, we added a bunch of new stuff, and wanted to recap it to let you know what we’ve been up to.
New in KML
Google Earth 6.0 was launched on Nov 29th, and with it came a whole…
March 3rd, 2011 | by Sheila Parker | published in Google Affiliate Network
We have recently improved the Links tab for our advertisers. Enhancements include improved filtering by status, type, ad size, promotion type and start and end dates. We’ve also added a search feature that allows advertisers to find a particular link…
March 3rd, 2011 | by A Googler | published in Google Grants
The Google Grants blog has moved! We’ve joined forces with the Google for Nonprofits blog and will no longer be updating this page. Check out the new blog for relevant news and updates from the Google for Nonprofits Team.
Posted by Janelle Kuhlman, Google Grants Team
March 3rd, 2011 | by Carlos | published in Google Maps
[Cross posted from Google Enterprise blog]
The integration between Google Fusion
Tables and Google
Maps API Premier makes it extremely easy to visualize thousands of
locations on a map. Fusion Tables is a powerful, cloud-based database
March 2nd, 2011 | by Ariel | published in Google Orkut
Last year we launched Orkut Badges and wanted to create badges that would recognize Orkut’s most active users. For instance, we created the badge “Promoter” for those who made the most successful promotions, and the “Trend Setter” badge for u…
March 2nd, 2011 | by The App Engine Team | published in Google App Engine
[Cross-posted from the Europe Developer Blog]
As you may have heard, the UK is gearing up for a very special wedding on April 29, when Prince William and Catherine Middleton will be married in Westminster Abbey in London.
Unlike many previous Royal We…
March 2nd, 2011 | by James Whittaker | published in Google Testing
By James WhittakerCrawl, walk, run.One of the key ways Google achieves good results with fewer testers than many companies is that we rarely attempt to ship a large set of features at once. In fact, the exact opposite is often the goal: build the core …