November 11th, 2011 | by Google Docs | published in Google Docs
We believe that technology can be a force for good; one that builds and binds community. As a Googler, my proudest moments are when we take that technology and put it in the hands of people who can use it to communicate, collaborate, build and explore….
Map your military service for Veterans Day
November 11th, 2011 | by Lat Long Blog | published in Google Earth, Google Maps
Today is Veterans Day in the U.S., and we’re honoring this community by sharing relevant Google tools for veterans and families all over the world–you can learn more on the Google for Veterans and Families site. I specifically wanted to highlight a …
Startup Weekend and GTUGs
November 10th, 2011 | by Scott Knaster | published in Google Code, Uncategorized
By Stephanie Liu, Developer Relations, Startup and Community OutreachWe announced a partnership with Startup Weekend today that will support budding entrepreneurs all over the world. If you’ve never experienced a Startup Weekend before, it’s an int…
November 10th, 2011 | by Tim Bray | published in Google Android
[This post is by Philip Milne, who is part of the Android framework team. — Tim Bray]Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) sports two new widgets that have been designed to support the richer user interfaces made possible by larger displays: Sp…
November 10th, 2011 | by miriam | published in Google Student Blog
Here at Google, we love getting to see what people create, and that’s why we’ve launched our second Google Model Your Town Competition, open to people from all over the world. Students have shown us in past competitions what they’re capable of, and thi…
November 10th, 2011 | by Custom Search Team | published in Google Custom Search
In August we transitioned all Google-hosted Custom Search Engines to the Custom Search Element. Now we are transitioning iframe CSEs as well. No work is required from CSE owners. Moving from the iframe option to the Element enables those CSEs to take a…
November 10th, 2011 | by AdWords API Team | published in Google Adwords API
The AdWords API allows you to manage a large number of accounts using a single login credential set. In order to determine which account to run a query against, a customer identifier is required.
Previously we allowed the use of either client email address or client customer ID as account identifier. Using email addresses does not handle a number of situations, though, such as address change, multiple accounts associated with one email and others. In addition, AdWords accounts created with no email address are just not accessible by this identifier.
In order to unify account identification we decided to remove support for email addresses as account identifiers starting with v201109. From this version onward only client customer IDs are supported by the AdWords API.
Migrating to client customer ID
Most applications managing more than one AdWords account hold account identifiers in some form of a local storage. In case your application uses client email addresses as identifiers, you will need to convert those to client customer IDs, or add an extra field for the IDs.
In order to make this migration smoother, we’ve provided an example that demonstrates how to obtain a client ID for a given email address. This example is included in every client library and also available online.
It is easy to change how you identify a client account when making API requests if you use our client libraries. Depending on the language you use, you will need to update the configuration file or constructor parameter to include clientCustomerId instead of clientEmail. In case you construct your queries manually, please refer to the SOAP headers documentation page for more details.
We would like to remind you that all existing versions that support identification by email addresses are scheduled for shutdown in Feb 2012.
Please join us on forum or in our upcoming Google+ Hangouts if you have any questions regarding this change.
Danial Klimkin, AdWords API Team.
November 10th, 2011 | by Picasa Team | published in Google Photos (Picasa)
(Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)
Google+ is only a few months old, but the photography community is already thriving on it. Take a look at the profiles of Scott Jarvie, Thomas Hawk, Colby Brown or Claire Grigaut to see just a few of the inspiring photographers on Google+. More than 3.4 billion photos have been uploaded to the platform in the first 100 days.
We’re really excited about this, and think great art deserves great exposure. So we’re teaming up with Saatchi Gallery, London for the Google Photography Prize, a chance for students around the world to showcase their photos on Google+ and have their work exhibited at a major art institution.
The contest is open to university students around the world (some exceptions apply, see google.com/photographyprize for more details). From far-away places to up-close faces, there are 10 different categories to spark your imagination. And there are some great prizes to be won: 10 finalists chosen by a jury of renowned photographers will show their work at Saatchi Gallery, London for two months in 2012 alongside Out of Focus, a major photography exhibition, and win a trip to London to attend the exhibition opening event with a friend. One winner will go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to an amazing destination with a professional photography coach.
It’s easy to enter: After you pick a category, upload your photos to Google+ and share them with the world as a public post, then visit the submission form on google.com/photographyprize by January 31, 2012 to enter.
Saatchi Gallery, London will share updates on their Google+ page for the contest, so add it to your circles if you want to see the great work that’s being submitted.
We can’t wait to see your photos!
Posted by Obi Felten, Director of Consumer Marketing, Google EMEA
How real users helped us develop Gmail’s new look
November 10th, 2011 | by The Gmail Team | published in Gmail (Google Mail), Uncategorized
Posted by David Choi, User Experience ResearcherWhen building Gmail’s new look, our goal was to make the most engaging, accessible, and most of all, easy to use email experience possible. To accomplish that, we had many real Gmail users try out chang…
Announcing the 2012 Google Model Your Town Competition
November 10th, 2011 | by Gopal Shah | published in Google Earth
[Cross-posted from the SketchUp blog]Following the success of last year’s Google Model Your Town competition, today we’re launching the second Google Model Your Town Competition. Model Your Town is about geo-modeling – making photo-textured models …
Announcing the 2012 Google Model Your Town Competition
November 10th, 2011 | by Gopal Shah | published in Google SketchUp
Following the success of last year’s Google Model Your Town competition, today we’re launching the second Google Model Your Town Competition. Model Your Town is about geo-modeling – making photo-textured models of real-life buildings that appear in…
Google Photography Prize: Looking for the photography stars of the future
November 10th, 2011 | by Google Students | published in Google Student Blog
Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog.Google+ is only a few months old, but the photography community is already thriving on it. Take a look at the profiles of Scott Jarvie, Thomas Hawk, Colby Brown or Claire Grigaut to see just a few of the inspi…
Getting to know you
November 10th, 2011 | by Vanessa Schneider | published in Google Earth, Google Maps
Every week, we try to share a fun little something about Google Maps and Google Earth on our social channels to help you stay tuned in to the latest product announcements and provide tips on how to get the most out of your Maps and Earth experiences.Bu…
Ad serving explained
November 10th, 2011 | by Inside AdSense Team | published in Google Adsense
As an AdSense publisher, you know that the ad revenue you’re earning from your site is important to maintaining and growing your online business. In addition to AdSense, are you also using other ad networks on your pages or selling some of your ad sp…
Attend a DFA Webinar in November
November 10th, 2011 | by Amanda Gangl | published in Google DoubleClick
Attend a DFA Webinar in November and learn more about the newest Reporting options available through DFA. Visit the DoubleClick Learn Center to register for these or any of our Fundamentals webinars (sign-in required).Navigating the DFA Reporting Optio…