Introducing Google Play
March 6th, 2012 | by Android Developers | published in Google Android
[This post is by Kenneth Lui, Android Developer Ecosystem. —Dirk Dougherty]
For more than a year we’ve been focused on expanding the reach, content, and monetization opportunities of Android Market. We started by extending the store to users on th…
March 6th, 2012 | by A Googler | published in Google Docs
Fresh on the heels of adding discussions to Google presentations and the ability to edit within the Google Docs Android app, we’ve been hard at work on a few other new features to enhance your Google Docs experience.
All your comments–in one tidy place
We just added the discussions feature to Google drawings, and today we’re making it even easier to see a log of all of the comments that have been made whether you’re using drawings, documents, or presentations. Just click on the “Comments” button in the upper right corner of the editor to see a complete history of your discussions. You can reply in line, resolve or re-open comments, link directly to a comment, or change notification settings–without ever leaving the “Comments” menu.
Better text search for PDFs and images
Last month, we launched a feature to let you search for text inside the PDFs in your documents list. Now, using the same optical character recognition technology, you can search for and copy highlighted text when you open a scanned PDF, like a fax or hotel receipt.
It’s not just stuff in your documents list: we’ve also made text in PDFs and images uploaded to Google Sites searchable.
And that’s not all…
In addition to the features that were released today, over the last few weeks we’ve also made a bunch of other changes that you may have noticed. Now you can:
- See full names in document and presentation comments (instead of showing email addresses)
- Use keyboard shortcuts for navigating between table cells in documents
- Cancel running scripts from the Google Apps Script editor
- Add donut charts and error bars in spreadsheets
Posted by Ian Kilpatrick, Software Engineer
March 6th, 2012 | by Raj Sarkar | published in Google Enterprise
Posted by Navneet Joneja, Product Manager for Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage enables developers to store and access massive amounts of data on Google’s infrastructure with high reliability, availability and performance. Since Google Cloud …
March 6th, 2012 | by Stephen Kliff | published in Google DoubleClick, Uncategorized
When advertisers are evaluating whether to advertise on a publisher’s site, they want to ensure their ad will perform well. Advertisers decide whether to keep buying on your site or a competitors’ based on if their campaigns are reaching the most v…
Introducing Google Play: All your entertainment, anywhere you go
March 6th, 2012 | by A Googler | published in Google Blog, Uncategorized
Entertainment is supposed to be fun. But in reality, getting everything to work can be the exact opposite—moving files between your computers, endless syncing across your devices, and wires…lots of wires. Today we’re eliminating all that hassle w…
Counting down to the Google Science Fair deadline
March 6th, 2012 | by Google Students | published in Google Student Blog, Uncategorized
Cross-posted from the Google Science Fair BlogHundreds of thousands of years ago, we were all sitting around the campfire, looking up at the stars and wondering how we got here. Today, through the groundbreaking research at centers of science excellenc…
New ROI algorithms lead to improved performance
March 6th, 2012 | by Kit Broussard, Product Marketing Manager | published in Google DoubleClick
[cross-posted from the DoubleClick Search blog]In DoubleClick Search, we’ve recently launched new algorithms for CPA, ERS, and Floodlight tag bid strategies, but have they made a difference? Now that some time has elapsed, we’ve been able to analyz…
Mapping the March to Tampa
March 6th, 2012 | by Lat Long Blog | published in Google Earth, Google Maps, Uncategorized
Cross-posted on the Google Politics & Elections blogSuper Tuesday has arrived! So far, 12 states have held caucuses or primaries to nominate a Republican presidential candidate in time for the RNC convention in Tampa this August. Today, 10 more states …
AdWords, AdSense and DoubleClick for Publishers statistics temporarily delayed
March 6th, 2012 | by Katie Wasilenko | published in Google Adwords, Uncategorized
As some of you may have noticed, since approximately 2pm PST this Monday, March 5th, there’s been a delay for statistics reported in AdWords, AdSense and DoubleClick for Publishers. While the reports are delayed, whether you are an AdWords advertiser o…
March 5th, 2012 | by Tim Bray | published in Google Android
Android applications have historically been limited to a maximum size of 50MB. This works for most apps, and smaller is usually better — every megabyte you add makes it harder for your users to download and get started. However, some types of apps,…
March 5th, 2012 | by Jeffrey Posnick | published in Uncategorized, Youtube API
It’s Presidential election season in the United States, and YouTube’s News and Politics team is partnering with Storyful to highlight timely political videos from across the country. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that citizen journ…
March 5th, 2012 | by Alex | published in Google Mobile
(Cross posted on the Inside Search Blog)
How often are you doing a Google search from your computer to find information about a place before going there? Now, next time you go to Google.com on your Android phone or iPhone, information about that place will be conveniently available under the new “Recent” icon. Calling, getting directions or seeing details about the places you just searched for is now only one tap away.
We provide this new convenience feature for users who have Web History enabled and are logged into Google when doing their search. Start by searching for a place on your PC or other devices, then login to Google.com’s mobile homepage and check the Recent icon. Information about previously searched places will be available under the Recent icon for about three days (time available extended from 24 hours on March 21).
The new “Recent” icon shows information about places you have recently searched for on any of your devices. Try swiping to the right to see more icons for other categories of places.
Next time you are heading to a place you have recently searched for, no need to worry if you can’t remember the address or phone number. Just go to Google.com on your smartphone and tap on the “Recent” icon. We hope you find this new feature useful!
Posted by Junichi Uekawa, Software Engineer
Attend a DFA Training in March
March 5th, 2012 | by Amanda Gangl | published in Google DoubleClick, Uncategorized
Learn all about ad capabilities this month in the DFA Webinar series. We’ll be covering click trackers, 1x1s, priority, frequency capping, and much more. Visit the DFA Help Center to register for any or all webinars as well as our classroom offerings.C…
March 5th, 2012 | by Inside AdWords crew | published in Google Adwords, Uncategorized
At Google, one of our goals is to help make the web work for your business. Today we’re introducing the Learn with Google webinar program that does just that, by sharing best practices and tips across a variety of products, including search ads, mobi…
March 5th, 2012 | by Mark Valkenburgh | published in Google CPG
At Google, one of our goals is to help make the web work for your business. Today we’re introducing the Learn with Google webinar program that does just that, by sharing best practices and tips across a variety of products, including search ads, mobile ads, display ads, YouTube and Google Analytics.
We’re kicking off the program with eight live webinars in March:
- March 13 at 10am PDT: 5 Tips to Start Marketing your Business with Video
- March 14 at 10am PDT: Introduction to the Google Display Network
- March 15 at 10am PDT: GoMo: Mobilize your Site and Maximize your Advertising
- March 20 at 10am PDT: Understanding Mobile Ads Across Marketing Objectives
- March 21 at 10am PDT: Reaching Your Goals with Google Analytics
- March 22 at 10am PDT: GoMo for Publishers
- March 27 at 10am PDT: Manage Large AdWords Campaigns with Less Effort
- March 28 at 10am PDT: 3 Tips to Get More out of your Video Advertising Campaigns
Check out our new webinar page to register for any of the sessions or to access on-demand webinars. We’ll be adding new webinars as they’re scheduled, so check back regularly for updates. You can also stay up-to-date on the schedule by downloading our Learn with Google Webinar calendar to automatically see upcoming webinars in your Google Calendar.
Whether your goal is to engage the right customers at the right time, make better decisions faster, or get the most from your marketing dollars, we hope that you’ll use these tips and how-to’s to maximize the impact of digital and grow your business. We’re looking forward to having you join us!
Erica Tsai, Product Marketing Manager