Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Publication Date: November 20, 2013

Google Apps

Updates to core Google Apps and the major services like Google+. Also major updates that may affect the Macalester community.

Google Apps users who use their Google+ identity in YouTube will now have the option to post videos that are viewable only by others at their domain.

This new feature lets you view Gmail attachments and save files directly to Google Drive without ever leaving Gmail.

With the latest Chrome Beta release, you can now visually scan your tabs for a speaker icon to quickly figure out where that sound or music is coming from.

With the update to the Gmail iOS app, you’ll be able to do even more with your iPad.

Google Business

Google Business news, including policies, user privacy, politics and legal issues.

In a year in which government surveillance has dominated the headlines, Google is updating their Transparency Report for the eighth time.

Richard Salgado, Google’s Director of Law Enforcement and Information Security, testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law on the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013.

Judge Denny Chin said in his ruling that Google’s project did not replace books. “Indeed, all society benefits,” he said.

Eric T. Schneiderman, attorney general of New York, said Google violated not only users’ privacy, but their trust as well.

Google is partnering with global investment firm KKR to invest in six utility-scale solar facilities in California and Arizona.

Google is granting $3.2 million to support data analysis of U.S. veterans’ higher education.

Google Extra

Other Google side projects, including art, science and fun stuff.

A virtual visit to the early Christian cemetery is also possible on Google maps, which adapted its street view program to go underground.

On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, there’s three new exhibits now available on the Google Cultural Institute focus on President Lincoln and the 272 words that shaped a nation’s understanding of its identity.

You can now explore panoramic imagery of one of the most romantic spots in the world, captured with Google’s Street View Trekker technology.

A poignant advert for Google India tells the story of two friends separated by the partitioning of Pakistan and India who are reunited by a few Google searches.
Google Search: emotional Google India reunion advert goes viral

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