Google Friends Newsletter - November 2009

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Nov 30, 2009, 9:51:50 PM11/30/09
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We hope all of our Google friends had a great November. Enjoy this
month's update on our products and services.

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POWER TIP

Flu shot locator and flu information in Google search

We recently launched a flu shot locator, which uses Google Maps to
show you nearby locations offering seasonal and/or H1N1 flu vaccine.
You can find this information on a standalone page as well as in
Google search results when you search for terms like [flu], [flu
shot], [h1n1 shot] and [flu vaccine]. The flu onebox also includes
tips on staying healthy from http://flu.gov.
http://www.google.com/flushot

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NEW PRODUCTS & UPDATES

Search Stories

Visit YouTube's new Search Stories channel to see six stories inspired
by how our people use Google search in their daily lives. We hope you
enjoy these!
http://youtube.com/searchstories

Google Maps Navigation on Android-powered devices

Google Maps Navigation is a new, free turn-by-turn GPS navigation
service with voice output for all Android-powered phones. You can type
or speak a Google search to enter a destination. And because Google
Maps Navigation is always connected to the Internet, it enables you to
get fresh map, business and traffic data, as well as satellite and
Street View imagery along your selected route.
http://www.google.com/navigation

Google Dashboard

The new Google Dashboard provides transparency and greater control
over your Google-related information. Now you can view and control the
data associated with your Google account. It summarizes data for each
product you use and provides you with direct links to better control
your personal data and settings, all in one convenient and secure
place.
http://www.google.com/dashboard

Google Earth education platform

This interactive game teaches you how to use Google Earth. Start with
learning how to find your house and move through various steps until
you eventually learn how to create content for Google Earth.
http://earth.google.com/support/go/learn

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MISCELLANY

To help you get your holiday shopping done quickly and easily this
year, you might want to know about a couple of tools. Google Product
Search lets you compare products and prices from merchants across the
web, and it's now easier to compare images of products, read reviews
and find nearby stores selling what you're looking for. And if you're
out and about, Google Product Search also works on mobile phones. Then
there's Google Checkout. Use it to shop any of thousands of stores on
the web, and get special discounts on a variety of participating
stores this season.
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/easy-holiday-shopping-with-google.html
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/holiday-savings-with-checkout.html
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