Google Friends Newsletter - November 2010

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Google Friends Newsletter

Dec 1, 2010, 3:32:49 PM12/1/10
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Greetings to our Google Friends. We hope you enjoy this month’s update
on our products and services.


Edit Google Docs on your mobile browser

Now you can edit your Google Docs on the go from your mobile device.
To get started, go to in your mobile browser and
select the document you want to edit. Then, while viewing that
document, press the “Edit” button to switch to the mobile editor. This
feature is currently available to English-language users on Android
with Froyo (version 2.2) and on iOS devices (version 3.0+).


Instant Previews

Instant Previews helps you choose the right search result faster by
displaying a visual preview of each result showing the layout of that
webpage as well as text call-outs that highlight where your search
term appears on the page. To use Instant Previews, click once on the
magnifying glass next to any search result to see a preview of the
webpage. After you activate Instant Previews, you can hover over any
other result to see a preview.

Google Earth 6

The newest version of Google Earth features an integrated Street View
experience, so you can seamlessly explore areas at street level. Try
it by dragging and dropping Pegman from the navigation control dock to
any highlighted blue road, then look around. We’ve also added dozens
of species of 3D trees all over the world. Finally, it’s now much
easier to travel back in time and browse historical imagery. Download
Google Earth 6 for free. is a personalized shopping experience that lets you find
and discover fashion goods, by creating your own curated boutique or
through a collection of boutiques curated by taste-makers—celebrities,
stylists, designers and fashion bloggers. Boutiques uses computer
vision and machine learning technology to visually analyze your taste
and match it to items you might like.

Track Santa on Christmas Eve

This Christmas Eve, visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website to follow
Santa on Google Maps and Google Earth. Follow Santa as he travels
around the world and watch videos of him delivering presents to
children everywhere. Visit the site from December 1-23 to play a fun
game in the Countdown Calendar and don’t forget to come back on
December 24 to watch Santa’s flight live on Google Maps.


For YouTube fans with little time on their hands, we recently started
a new series of YouTube updates on the Official Google Blog. Every
couple of weeks, we’ll share the latest product features, interesting
programs to watch and tips you can use to grow your audience on
YouTube. So far, we’ve covered a wide variety of topics, including
Chrome browser extensions to make the YouTube viewing experience more
cinematic, milestones like the fact that 35 hours of video are
uploaded to YouTube every minute and much more.
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