May 29th, 2012 | by Inside AdSense Team | published in Google Adsense
Over 2 million AdSense publishers like you create the unique and diverse content that we all love – whether it’s finding reviews for a new restaurant, or do-it-yourself furniture makeovers. Online advertising helps fuel this creativity, and we’ve b…
May 29th, 2012 | by Mel Ann Chan | published in Google DoubleClick
As the display industry evolves, we’re collectively discovering and analyzing trends that point towards promising opportunities and paths to growth. This is the year where we’re doubling down on publishers, giving you the tools you need to make the m…
May 25th, 2012 | by Inside AdSense Team | published in Google Adsense
As the digital media world continues to grow and diversify, we see unprecedented opportunity for both publishers and advertisers. AdSense publishers are an integral part of the display industry community — so what does this mean for the future of buyi…
May 25th, 2012 | by A Googler | published in Google Public Policy
Posted by David W. Baker, Director of Engineering, Advertising Cross-posted from the Official Google BlogThis is the second in a series of posts that will provide greater transparency about how we make our ads safer by detecting and removing scam ads. …
May 25th, 2012 | by Cat Allman | published in Google Open Source
When we published the annual list of schools with the largest number of accepted students for Google Summer of Code 2012, we received an email pointing out that we were missing one school that belongs in the Top 10. PESIT – Peoples Education Society i…
May 25th, 2012 | by Thor Mitchell | published in Google Maps
Many mobile apps allow you to attach your location to an update or photo before sharing it with friends. It’s great to tell your friends when you are doing something fun or exciting, and often this corresponds to a particular event like a concert or …
May 24th, 2012 | by The Gmail Team | published in Gmail (Google Mail)
Posted by Chris Yang, Product Manager, Translator ToolkitLanguages can provide identity, pride, a sense of belonging and spiritual guidance to communities. We hope that by making Gmail available in both majority and minority languages, more people wil…
May 24th, 2012 | by Android Developers | published in Google Android
[This post is by Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, Product Manager on the Google Play team. —Dirk Dougherty]
We launched In-app Billing on Google Play a year ago to give developers more ways to sell and engage users over the lifetime of their apps. Since the la…
May 23rd, 2012 | by Inside AdSense Team | published in Google Adsense
Did you know that 40% of mobile web users reported that they’ve turned to a competitor’s site after a bad mobile experience? With 44% of Americans owning a smartphone, publishers have the opportunity to meet their users’ expectations by deliverin…
May 23rd, 2012 | by Alex | published in Google Mobile
(Cross posted on the Official Google Blog)
Starting today, when you use the Google Search app on your iPhone, you’ll see a completely redesigned interface that gives you faster results, beautiful full-screen image search, and a simple way to access all your Google apps in one place.
Search by voice, by typing, or with your camera
Get results, fastWhen you’re on the go, you usually want to get things done quickly. Autocompletion of search suggestions is significantly faster in this latest version of the app, bringing you search predictions instantly with each letter you type. You’ll also notice that results load faster, and checking out webpages is easy with the slide-in panel. Quickly swipe back and forth between webpages and your search results, and swap between search modes like Images and Places with a swipeable menu. Finding text within a webpage is a snap as well; just try tapping the magnifying glass on the bottom menu option on any page.
Easily switch between search modes using the swipeable menu at the bottom
Swipe the slide-in panel to instantly return to your search results
Beautiful Image SearchSearching for images will never again be a chore. Tap the images button at the bottom of the search results page, and watch high-resolution images load into a beautiful grid. Browse the images by scrolling down the full-screen grid, or tap on a single image to get details about it and then quickly swipe from image to image. You can also tap and hold an image to save it to your camera roll to use as your wallpaper or share with a friend.
Full-screen image results take advantage of every inch of the screen
Swipe or tap on the edges to move between images.
Sutro Tower image by Marc Liyanage
Simple accessWe’ve put all of your favorite Google services in one place for easy access. You can choose to browse Google web apps, or see just the apps that you have on your phone. Sign in once, and you’ll never need to sign in again to check a quick email, view your next calendar appointment or see what’s hot on Google+.
All your Google mobile apps in one place
Download the Google Search app now for a fast, beautiful, simple search experience on your iPhone.
Posted by Noah Levin, Interaction Designer, Google Search app
May 23rd, 2012 | by Gopal Shah | published in Google SketchUp
There’s been quite a bit going on around SketchUp HQ lately, what with the Trimble thing and the launch of our exciting new SketchUp Showcase and all. But Tyler and the rest of the Engineering gang haven’t just been sitting on their hands, either. …
May 23rd, 2012 | by A Googler | published in Google Public Policy
Posted by Neil Martin, Export Compliance Programs Manager Cross-posted from the Official Google BlogFree expression is a fundamental human right and a core value of our company—but sometimes there are limits to where we can make our products and ser…
May 22nd, 2012 | by The App Engine Team | published in Google App Engine
While the Search API was a feature that was just so exciting we couldn’t wait to share it, we still have our regularly scheduled release for May full of new offerings, fixes and refinements with a little something for everyone.
May 22nd, 2012 | by Jay | published in Google Online Security
Posted by Damian Menscher, Security Engineer
Starting today we’re undertaking an effort to notify roughly half a million people whose computers or home routers are infected with a well-publicized form of malware known as DNSChanger. After successfully alerting a million users last summer to a different type of malware, we’ve replicated this method and have started showing warnings via a special message that will appear at the top of the Google search results page for users with affected devices.
The Domain Name System (DNS) translates familiar web address names like google.com into a numerical address that computers use to send traffic to the right place. The DNSChanger malware modifies DNS settings to use malicious servers that point users to fake sites and other harmful locations. DNSChanger attempts to modify the settings on home routers as well, meaning other computers and mobile devices may also be affected.
Since the FBI and Estonian law enforcement arrested a group of people and transferred control of the rogue DNS servers to the Internet Systems Consortium in November 2011, various ISPs and other groups have attempted to alert victims. However, many of these campaigns have had limited success because they could not target the affected users, or did not appear in the user’s preferred language (only half the affected users speak English as their primary language). At the current disinfection rate hundreds of thousands of devices will still be infected when the court order expires on July 9th and the replacement DNS servers are shut down. At that time, any remaining infected machines may experience slowdowns or completely lose Internet access.
Our goal with this notification is to raise awareness of DNSChanger among affected users. We believe directly messaging affected users on a trusted site and in their preferred language will produce the best possible results. While we expect to notify over 500,000 users within a week, we realize we won’t reach every affected user. Some ISPs have been taking their own actions, a few of which will prevent our warning from being displayed on affected devices. We also can’t guarantee that our recommendations will always clean infected devices completely, so some users may need to seek additional help. These conditions aside, if more devices are cleaned and steps are taken to better secure the machines against further abuse, the notification effort will be well worth it.
May 22nd, 2012 | by Inside AdSense Team | published in Google Adsense
We’ve talked a lot recently on our blog about how mobile usage is rising at a rate faster than any other technology to date. To keep up, it’s important for your business to develop a mobile strategy.If you’re located in the London, UK area (or ar…