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DouglasAWh
September 26th, 2007, 03:46 AM
After much beating of head against wall, I've gotten fairly comfortable moving stuff around in an XSL file and know where that content is going to go in an XML file, as long as those things are direct decendents of the tag I'm in. I need to do decendents of those tags though. I'm using oXygen XML editor, but I don't understand the "descendant-or-self::" autofill that they offer. If I put a "." where I want this item to go, the entire entry will show up, including HTML tags that are being parsed as HTML. If I put a / the entire document shows up for each list item.

I've been looking at http://www.zvon.org/xxl/XSLTutorial/Output/contents.html and http://24ways.org/2006/beautiful-xml-with-xsl, but still can't figure it out. I am, infact, trying to transform an atom file, as in the second URL, and while that helps for most, it hasn't solved the last problem. Since this is for class, I don't want to post all the code immediately, because I want to try to figure it out myself, but if my description is not clear, I'll post the original atom feed to give you some idea of what I'm trying to transform.

Thanks!

kostkon
September 26th, 2007, 04:11 AM
OK, maybe I will be able to help you (if the XML is not very complex), but it would be better to paste here some code from the XSLT stylesheet and XML files.

I am saying this because I understand somehow where your problem is, but it would be difficult for me to give you a general solution.

I can see that you are not searching for a ready solution, but you want to learn. :)

DouglasAWh
September 26th, 2007, 04:15 AM
The issue I am having, specifically, is with name tag which is deeper than the one directly in root. Here's the original XML:



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="googleLin.xsl"?>
<feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:openSearch="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearchrss/1.0/"
xmlns:feedburner="http://rssnamespace.org/feedburner/ext/1.0">
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<updated>2007-09-18T06:35:42.526-07:00</updated>
<title type="text">Official Google Blog</title>
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href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default"/>
<author>
<name>Eric Case</name>
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<openSearch:totalResults>759</openSearch:totalResults>
<openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex>
<openSearch:itemsPerPage>25</openSearch:itemsPerPage>
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<published>2007-09-18T06:34:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-18T06:35:42.562-07:00</updated>
<title type="text">Google Reader goes multilingual</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Kevin Systrom, Product
Marketing Manager&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I've been
traveling a bunch in the past few days, and the one thing I've noticed is the variety of
newspapers you're offered on every flight in Europe. In London, where I am now, my hotel has
between 10 and 15 newspapers in the lobby from around the world in different languages. So I
started thinking about how news plays an increasingly important role across the
world.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Of course, blogs have also become an
international phenomenon. They're not constrained by language or nationality — in fact, blogs
have become an important way to bring rise to independent reporters and writers. And there are
more and more people who wish to read blogs in other languages. Up until now, our blog and
news site service, Google Reader, was only available in English. As of today, it supports
these languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, English (UK), Chinese (Traditional and
Simplified), Japanese, and Korean.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;With this
announcement (you might enjoy &lt;a
href="http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2007/09/breaking-up-isnt-hard-to-do.html"&gt;this
take&lt;/a&gt; from the Reader blog), I'm also happy to tell you that we're removing
the "Labs" label from Google Reader. It's a small textual change, but we believe it solidifies
our commitment to make reading blogs and news sites easier than ever. So try &lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/reader"&gt;Google Reader&lt;/a&gt; and get all your
blogs and news sites in one place.&lt;img
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<published>2007-09-17T20:38:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-17T20:38:31.063-07:00</updated>
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<title type="text">Our feature presentation</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Attila Bodis, Software
Engineer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;In April we announced
that we were working to &lt;a
href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/were-expecting.html"&gt;bring presentations
to Google Docs&lt;/a&gt;. (Astute readers may recall learning about this &lt;a
href="http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/02/google-presently.html"&gt;even
earlier&lt;/a&gt;, which caused a bit of excitement around here.) And today we're
unveiling the new Google Docs presentations feature and invite you to try it at &lt;a
href="http://docs.google.com/"&gt;documents.google.com&lt;/a&gt;. Maybe more than
any other type of document, presentations are created to be shared. But assembling slide decks
by emailing them around is as frustrating as it is time-consuming. The new presentations
feature of Google Docs helps you to easily organize, share, present, and collaborate on
presentations, using only a web browser.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Starting
today, presentations -- whether imported from existing files or created using the new slide
editor -- are listed alongside documents and spreadsheets in the Google Docs document list.
They can be edited, shared, and published using the familiar Google Docs interface, with
several collaborators working on a slide deck simultaneously, in real time. When it's time to
present, participants can simply click a link to follow along as the presenter takes the
audience through the slideshow. Participants are connected through Google Talk and can chat
about the presentation as they're watching. Not wanting anyone to feel left out, we've made
the presentation feature available in 25 languages; &lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/a/"&gt;Google Apps&lt;/a&gt; customers can also access
it as part of Google Docs.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We hope the millions of
people who already create and share documents and spreadsheets will find presentations a
welcome addition to the Google Docs family, and we can't wait to add even more features and
enhancements.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;If you're new to Google Docs, watch this
video to learn more about creating and collaborating on documents (and now
presentations!).&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;object width="425"
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<published>2007-09-13T20:29:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-13T20:29:24.457-07:00</updated>
<title type="text">Australia readies itself for a Google election</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Julian Sonego and Rob
Shilkin, Google Australia&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Looking
from down under, the long U.S. election cycle ensures that there is no shortage of political
headlines generated more than a year out from the actual Presidential election. Many of you
may not realise that Australia is also readying itself to enter campaign mode. A federal
election is anticipated to be held before the end of the year. You can be sure as the
Australian parties get out on the hustings, babies will be kissed, doors knocked and hands
vigorously shook -- but this election campaign is already a lot different to others, with
digital media playing a new and important role.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Today,
in Sydney, we announced the launch of a &lt;a
href="http://www.google.com.au/election2007"&gt;Google Australia election
website&lt;/a&gt;, so that Australian voters can have an intimate look at the parties,
candidates and election issues, all in one Google location. These services, spanning Search,
Maps, News, video, Earth, Trends, and iGoogle, enable voters to organise, find and share
Australian election information more easily than ever.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;We created a &lt;a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/auelection"&gt;Picasa
Web Album &lt;/a&gt;to showcase all the elements, and we're pleased to offer these
world-first tools that were developed in our Australian office. Here's hoping Australians will
find them useful and even fun. It's our view that democracy on the web works -- and the web
can work for democracy.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;object height="350"
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<id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10861780.post-5064626033397356442</id>
<published>2007-09-13T15:07:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-13T15:09:09.277-07:00</updated>
<category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="apps"/>
<title type="text">We've officially acquired Postini</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Dave Girouard, Vice
President &amp;amp; General Manager, Google Enterprise&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;As of today, &lt;a
href="http://www.postini.com/index.php"&gt;Postini&lt;/a&gt; becomes a wholly
owned subsidiary of Google, and we couldn’t be happier about it. (Here's the &lt;a
href="http://services.google.com/blog_resources/FINAL_Google_Postini_acquisition_FAQ.pdf"&gt;FAQ&lt;/a&gt;.)
Since July 9, when we announced the &lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/pressrel/postini_20070709.html"&gt;agreement&lt;/a&gt;
to acquire Postini, plenty of businesses have told us how much they respect Postini and how
the acquisition makes sense for customers of both companies.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;We view this as welcome news, but also a sign of things to come. With the more than
100,000 businesses on &lt;a href="http://www.google.com/a/"&gt;Google
Apps&lt;/a&gt;, 35,000 businesses and more than 10 million users of Postini products,
we see great potential on both sides. We're committed to continue to deliver the type of
innovative and useful business products our customers have come to expect. And we plan to
announce even more product offerings in the very near future.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;Separately, both companies shared a vision for what the world of hosted applications
can become for businesses of all sizes. Together, we look forward to achieving it.&lt;img
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<published>2007-09-13T10:58:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-13T11:02:31.234-07:00</updated>
<title type="text">Fly me to the moon</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Alan Eustace, Senior VP
of Engineering&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;In 1961, &lt;a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Gagarin"&gt;Yuri Gagarin&lt;/a&gt; became
the first man to go into space and orbit the Earth. Two years later, &lt;a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_Tereshkova"&gt;Valentina
Tereshkova&lt;/a&gt; became the first woman in space (she orbited the earth 48 times
-- take that, Yuri). By the end of the decade, the &lt;a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_program"&gt;Apollo&lt;/a&gt; teams,
rising to President Kennedy's &lt;a
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Q4g-iINWU"&gt; challenge&lt;/a&gt;, made
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin the first human beings to walk on the Moon.&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Great things can happen when you reach for the stars. That's why
we're thrilled to be sponsoring the &lt;a href="http://www.xprize.org/"&gt;Lunar
X-PRIZE&lt;/a&gt;, which will award a total of $30 million to teams competing around
the world to land privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;Why does &lt;a href="http://www.google.com/space/"&gt;Google love
space&lt;/a&gt;? Well, for one thing, we just think it's cool. More seriously, space
exploration has a remarkable history of producing technological breakthroughs, from ablative
heat shields and asteroid mining to invisible braces and Tang; the X-PRIZE, too, could lead to
important developments in robotic space exploration, a whole host of new space-age materials,
precision landing control technology, and who knows what else.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;Finally, we hope the contest will help renew public interest in fields like math,
engineering and computer science, especially among the young people on whom we'll all be
depending to tackle tomorrow's technical challenges, whether they're on the web or &lt;a
href="http://earth.google.com/sky/skyedu.html"&gt;among the
stars&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;As Neil Armstrong famously
&lt;a href="http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/324100.html"&gt;pointed
out&lt;/a&gt;, small steps lead to giant leaps. We hope that our &lt;a
href="http://googlelunarxprize.org/"&gt;sponsorship&lt;/a&gt; of the Lunar X-PRIZE
is one of those small steps, and we can't wait to see what giant leaps result. By the way,
just so the teams can scout locations and plan accordingly, &lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/moon/"&gt;Google Moon&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a
href="http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2007/09/new-moon.html"&gt;just went
live&lt;/a&gt;. For more information, visit the &lt;a
href="http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/"&gt;Google Lunar X-PRIZE
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<published>2007-09-12T09:33:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-13T09:53:38.205-07:00</updated>
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<title type="text">Get your cricket scores here</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Sadeesh Duraisamy,
Software Engineer, and Alok Goel, Business Product Manager&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;With the start of the &lt;a
href="http://news.google.com/news?q=Twenty20+world+championship&amp;hl=en&amp;amp;rls=G GLD,GGLD:2007-24,GGLD:en&amp;um=1&amp;amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sa=X&amp;amp;oi=news_result&amp;resnum=1&amp;amp;ct=title"&gt;Twenty20
world championship&lt;/a&gt;, cricket fever is upon legions of enthusiasts. To make it
easier for you to indulge your interest in a game John Fowles characterized as "chess made
flesh," we've simplified your search for cricket scores. Just type [&lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&amp;hl=en&amp;amp;q=cricket&amp;btnG=Google+S earch"&gt;cricket&lt;/a&gt;]
in a Google search box and you'll see a brief score of all the current cricket matches. A
single click will also give you access to a detailed cricket score card.&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;If you're a diehard India fan, then type [&lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&amp;amp;hl=en&amp;q=cricket+india&amp;amp;btn G=Google+Search"&gt;cricket
india&lt;/a&gt;] or [&lt;a
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score India England&lt;/a&gt;] to get results for Indian matches. Of course, feel free
to replace India with the country of your choice for country-specific results.&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();}
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<published>2007-09-12T08:54:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-17T20:40:33.835-07:00</updated>
<title type="text">A new Google.org RFP</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Kirsten Olsen, Project
Manager, Google.org&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Today,
&lt;a href="http://google.org/"&gt;Google.org&lt;/a&gt; has issued a &lt;a
href="http://www.google.org/recharge/rfp/"&gt;request for proposals&lt;/a&gt; to
the tune of $10 million in order to advance sustainable transportation solutions. We're
inviting entrepreneurs and companies to show us their best ideas on how they can contribute to
this important cause. We need catalytic investments to support technologies, products and
services that are critical to accelerating plug-in vehicle commercialization.&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;There's &lt;a
href="http://blog.google.org/2007/09/drivers-start-your-batteries.html"&gt;more about
this&lt;/a&gt; on the Google.org blog.&lt;img
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<published>2007-09-10T16:55:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-10T16:56:05.281-07:00</updated>
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<title type="text">Our plans for Code Jam</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Bartholomew "Ruberik"
Furrow, Technical Lead &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;What do
you do if you've got a head full of good ideas, and nothing interesting to do with them? You
might need a good dose of competitive programming. During a programming competition you
contort your brain, trying desperately to figure out that tiny trick that will let your
program run a thousand times faster, or searching for the elusive mathematical fact that will
lead you to the solution. Then you tell your computer what to do, and watch it solve that
torturous problem faster than you can blink. If you're like me, you eagerly participate in
every coding competition that comes along.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Since 2003,
we have supported the fun and intensity of competitive programming around the world by
offering code jams powered by TopCoder. Contests like the ACM ICPC, the TopCoder Open and our
TopCoder-powered code jams have formed a great community of contests and contestants; now
we're excited to join that community in our own right, by producing a Google Code Jam of our
own! There aren't too many details to share yet, but we have some big plans: there are quite a
few super-competitive programmers here, and we've put them to work preparing challenges for
you.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So start brushing up with &lt;a
href="http://services.google.com/blog_resources/Google_CodeJam_Practice.pdf"&gt;a couple
of practice problems&lt;/a&gt; -- and it's well worth checking out some old problems
from the &lt;a href="http://acmicpc-live-archive.uva.es/nuevoportal/"&gt;ACM
ICPC&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a
href="http://www.topcoder.com/tc"&gt;TopCoder&lt;/a&gt; too. We're also excited to
hear what you think would make for a great Google-run programming contest, so send us your
&lt;a
href="mailto:Programmingcontest-feedback@google.com"&gt;feedback&lt;/a&gt; -- and
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<published>2007-09-06T14:45:00.001-07:00</published>
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<title type="text">Find a needle in a feedstack with Google Reader</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Ben Darnell, Google
Reader Engineer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The fundamental
problem with information is that there's too much of it, and this is probably why we all go to
our trusted sources to learn what we &lt;i&gt;really&lt;/i&gt; need to know.
Your sources filter out the noise and present the most interesting bits to you in a useful
way. For many of us, these sources include newspapers, magazines, and of course blogs. We
built &lt;a href="http://reader.google.com/"&gt;Google Reader&lt;/a&gt; as a
way for you to see all of your online sources in one place.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;So if you want to keep up with the chatter about the new iPods or
&lt;i&gt;Superbad&lt;/i&gt;, now you can. We've added a familiar search box to
the top of Google Reader so you can search across all the blogs and sites to which you're
subscribed.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a onblur="try
{parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"
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/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;See if this doesn't help
with your information overload. And by the way, if you want to learn more about feed readers,
here's a great explanation:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;object height="350"
width="425"&gt;&lt;param name="movie"
value="http://www.youtube.com/v/0klgLsSxGsU"&gt;&lt;param name="wmode"
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<id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10861780.post-1694590194029875721</id>
<published>2007-09-06T06:33:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-06T06:34:54.491-07:00</updated>
<title type="text">Collect, share, and discover books</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Adam Mathes, Product
Manager&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Books often live a vibrant
life offline, and through digitization Google Book Search tries to help them live an even more
exciting life online through full text search. Today we're launching some new features that go
beyond search so you can collect, share, and discover new books.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;To start, you can create your own personal collection on Book Search, and use it to
help find just the right book from your collection for any occasion. Other people can view
your library, so you can share your collection &lt;a
href="http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2007/09/my-own-library-on-book-search.html"&gt;as
Bethany has done&lt;/a&gt;. Or take a look at some &lt;a
href="http://books.google.com/googlebooks/mylibrary/"&gt;other interesting
collections&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Digitized text is useful
beyond search, too. It enables us to infer connections between books through shared passages.
For example, &lt;a
href="http://books.google.com/books?id=F201AAAAMAAJ&amp;pg=PA158&amp;amp;sig=MRlRSfXVKcR YQGwql0xrCKdbahk&amp;source=gbs_quot&amp;amp;vq=%22Sir+Isa ac+Newton,+a+little+before+he+died,+said,+I+don%27 t+know+what+I+may+seem+to+the+world%3B+but%22"&gt;Sir
Isaac Newton&lt;/a&gt; once said:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt;
&lt;span style="font-style: italic;"&gt;I know not what I may appear to the world; but
to myself I seem to&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-style:
italic;"&gt;have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore, and
diverting&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-style: italic;"&gt; myself in now
and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span
style="font-style: italic;"&gt; than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all
undiscovered&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-style: italic;"&gt; before
me.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;This quote has resonated and &lt;a
href="http://books.google.com/books?id=F201AAAAMAAJ&amp;amp;qtid=37e78a8"&gt;been used
in hundreds of books&lt;/a&gt; from the early 1800s to 2007. You can discover
connections between books through quotations like this in a feature we call "Popular
passages." Read more and &lt;a
href="http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2007/09/dive-into-meme-pool-with-google-book.html"&gt;dive
into the meme pool&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We've also
launched a way to let users, select, copy and embed segments of public domain books (like the
Newton quote) in any web page. We hope to make it as easy to blog and quote from a book as it
is from any web page. Like many innovations at Google, a stellar &lt;a
href="http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2007/08/share-and-enjoy.html"&gt;summer intern worked
on this&lt;/a&gt; .&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We hope these new features
help you discover, collect, and share some of the great truths just waiting to be discovered
(or maybe re-discovered) in the great ocean of books before us.&lt;img
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<published>2007-08-31T13:40:00.000-07:00</published>
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<title type="text">Speaking in more languages</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Vlad Patryshev,
software engineer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Many Google
products (&lt;a href="http://www.google.com/"&gt;Google.com&lt;/a&gt;,
&lt;a href="http://www.blogger.com/"&gt;Blogger&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a
href="http://earth.google.com/"&gt;Google Earth&lt;/a&gt;, and others) currently
support more than 170 languages, from Abhazian to Zulu. Translations into most of these
languages are done by volunteers from around the world who are eager to help people view and
search the web in their own native language. To facilitate how we go about getting these
languages, we created a volunteer translation program: &lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/transconsole"&gt;Google In Your
Language&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Anybody can sign up as a
volunteer translator by visiting the &lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en"&gt; Language Tools&lt;/a&gt;
page and then clicking on the &lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/transconsole"&gt;Google in Your Language
link&lt;/a&gt;. After verification, you'll be offered a list of products to translate,
including the main search site, Gmail, iGoogle, Google Maps, and many others&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Although the amount of translation for each project is not
overwhelming, it usually takes weeks for an individual volunteer to finish translating one
site. Once a reasonable percentage of translations for Google pages in a given language is
submitted, we'll add your language to production and, after a bit of time, you'll be able to
see them in yet another language.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Some "volunteer"
languages are well represented and are nearly finished being translated, i.e. Armenian,
Estonian, Slovenian are 95% complete; even Latin has 70% of its translations done.
Representatives of other languages are not as active, i.e. Abhazian has been available for
several years, but so far we don't have enough translations completed to release it into
production. Tibetan, Inupak, Inuktikut, Wolof, Zhuang all have less than 10% of their content
translated. Interestingly, each of those has more speakers than Faroese, which has 74% of
texts translated.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Recently we have added a bunch of new
languages to the Google In Your Language program, including Navajo, Filipino, several Russian
Federation languages (Avaric, Chechen, Chuvash, Komi), and some African languages (Akan,
Bambara, Gikuyu, Kongo, Ndebele, Ndongo, Nyanja, Venda). Our hope is to attract even more
volunteers to participate in this program so that Google can speak all the world's languages
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<published>2007-08-31T08:51:00.001-07:00</published>
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<title type="text">Google Desktop for the Mac in 9 more languages</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Rose Yao, Mac Product
Manager&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;In April we &lt;a
href="http://googlemac.blogspot.com/2007/04/google-desktop-for-mac_04.html"&gt;launched
Google Desktop for the Mac&lt;/a&gt; to further our goal of delivering great products
on the Mac and making them universally available on all platforms. A big thanks to all of you
for using Desktop for the Mac, and for sharing your feedback. Today we're tackling the second
part of that "universal" goal: now Google Desktop for the Mac is available in 9 more
languages: Chinese Simplified and Traditional, Dutch, UK English, French, German, Italian,
Japanese, and Spanish. There's more on this on the &lt;a
href="http://desktop.google.com/mac"&gt;Desktop for Mac site&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We look forward to lots more of you trying it and sending us
feedback from all over, and in different languages. We hope you like it, and encourage you to
watch for more updates from our &lt;a href="http://googlemac.blogspot.com/"&gt;Google
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<published>2007-08-29T07:36:00.001-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-08-29T07:42:12.274-07:00</updated>
<title type="text">Supporting GrandCentral's Project CARE</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Craig Walker and
Vincent Paquet, Product Managers&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;For homeless people and others in need, not having a stable phone number can be
crippling: you need one to follow up on medical appointments, keep in touch with friends and
loved ones, and hear back from prospective employers.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;When we &lt;a
href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/all-aboard.html"&gt;acquired&lt;/a&gt;
GrandCentral Communications last month, we were pleased to embrace their Project CARE
initiative, which provides a permanent local phone number and unlimited voicemail service to
people who need a way to stay connected.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;GrandCentral
has been operating Project CARE ("Communications and Respect for Everybody") since April 2006,
and with the help of more than &lt;a
href="http://www.grandcentral.com/about/projectcare/"&gt;20 community outreach
partners&lt;/a&gt; has provided more than 5,000 phone numbers and served close to
100,000 voicemail messages to homeless and needy people in the Bay Area. Someone calling a
number from Project CARE will have the same experience as someone calling a standard phone
number, and voicemail messages can be stored as long as they're needed.&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;A big part of Project CARE has been GrandCentral's participation
in San Francisco's &lt;a
href="http://www.sfconnect.org/AboutUs/index.php/homeless_connect/phc_our_mission.html?"&gt;Project
Homeless Connect&lt;/a&gt; events. Every other month, these gatherings bring service
providers like GrandCentral together with volunteers at an all-day fair to provide services to
the homeless. In fact, &lt;a
href="http://www.sfconnect.org/specialevents/viewSpecialEvent.php?_mode=eventDetail&amp;_action=eve ntDetail&amp;amp;ixSpecialEvent=10"
id="opyx"&gt;there's an event today&lt;/a&gt;, starting at 8:30 AM (PDT) at
&lt;a
href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;hl=en&amp;amp;geocode=&amp;q=Bill+Graham+Auditori um+99+Grove+Street+94012&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;a mp;amp;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=37.778415,-122.418122&amp;amp;spn=0.022183,0.028968&amp;z=15&amp;amp;amp; amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;iwloc=A&amp;amp;om=1"
id="i9cy"&gt;Bill Graham Civic Auditorium&lt;/a&gt;. If you're in San Francisco,
please stop by our booth or even &lt;a
href="http://www.sfconnect.org/AboutUs/index.php/volunteer.html"&gt;volunteer&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;img
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<published>2007-08-28T17:23:00.001-07:00</published>
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<title type="text">Lights, camera, Gmail</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Bill Kee, Associate
Product Marketing Manager&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Last
month, we &lt;a
href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/like-making-videos-love-gmail.html" id="d4i0"
title="invited you"&gt;invited you&lt;/a&gt; to join the Gmail collaborative
video, pull out your video cameras and help us imagine how an email message travels around the
world. Two &lt;a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZIgdq9dp2M" id="ufek"
title="Rubik's"&gt;Rubik's&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEhhzJB3n00" id="xy:r"
title="cubes"&gt;cubes&lt;/a&gt;, a few jaunts &lt;a
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKeD4J70jqM" id="djq9" title="in a bottle"&gt;in a
bottle&lt;/a&gt;, beautiful &lt;a
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFQdGkFZcE4" id="lqs1" title="sand animation"&gt;sand
animation&lt;/a&gt;, and one &lt;a
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULwrZ22FJF8" id="ualc" title="dog's trip"&gt;dog's
trip&lt;/a&gt; to the Southernmost point of the continental US later, we'd received
more than &lt;span style="color:#3333ff;"&gt;&lt;a
href="http://www.youtube.com/video_response_view_all?v=VfDW7qAdFGk" id="c41." title="1,100
fantastic clips"&gt;1,100 fantastic clips&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt; from
Gmail fans from &lt;span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"&gt;more than 65
&lt;/span&gt;countries. It was impossible to fit all of the great submissions into one
cut, but after hours of fun watching &lt;a
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuEAjqyQ2qM" id="wudp"
title="jugglers"&gt;jugglers&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0QlJJ_aF-E" id="aa1j"
title="firemen"&gt;firemen&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKX82dsXWew" id="ly:n"
title="camel-riders"&gt;camel-riders&lt;/a&gt;, and original &lt;a
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIvQMk4k6JU" id="o151"
title="animation"&gt;animation&lt;/a&gt;, we edited highlights together into this
video and used the &lt;a href="http://www.google.com/apis/maps/index.html" id="m.lo"
title="Google Maps API"&gt;Google Maps API&lt;/a&gt; to put together a map showing
where many of the clips came from (you can also see these at &lt;a
href="http://mail.google.com/mvideo" id="g332"
title="http://mail.google.com/mvideo"&gt;http://mail.google.com/mvideo&lt;/a&gt;):&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="color:#ff0000;"&gt;&lt;object
height="353" width="425"&gt;&lt;param name="movie"
value="http://www.youtube.com/v/qKAInP_tmHk"&gt;&lt;param name="wmode"
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type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" height="353"
width="425"&gt;&lt;/embed&gt;&lt;/object&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;span style="color:#ff0000;"&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="color:#ff0000;"&gt;&lt;iframe
width="95%" height="400" frameborder="no" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0"
src="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;hl=pl&amp;amp;geocode=&amp;q=http:%2F%2Fservices. google.com%2Fearth%2Fmvideo.kml&amp;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;om=1&amp;a mp;t=k&amp;s=AARTsJoT5oBjk9IHzTkEDj634yygZbvLFQ&amp;amp;ll =31.952162,-36.914062&amp;spn=105.832053,158.203125&amp;amp;z=2&amp;output =embed"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;a
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Map&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span
style="color:#ff0000;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt; A
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<published>2007-08-28T13:12:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-08-28T13:12:21.456-07:00</updated>
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<title type="text">Google Web Toolkit: Towards a better web</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Bruce Johnson and Dan
Peterson, Google Web Toolkit team&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;We're very pleased to tell you that the &lt;a
href="http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/"&gt;Google Web Toolkit&lt;/a&gt; (GWT) is
no longer in beta as of &lt;a
href="http://googlewebtoolkit.blogspot.com/2007/08/gwt-14-release-and-out-of-beta.html"&gt;today's
release of GWT 1.4.&lt;/a&gt; For Java developers who have used GWT to create high-end
web applications over the last year, this may not seem all that surprising. But if you haven't
yet heard the story behind GWT, this seems like the perfect time...&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;If you've been in the technology industry for a while, you
probably remember when enterprises and software vendors had to think pretty hard about whether
to develop locally-installed desktop applications or web-based browser applications. These
days, whether you're building &lt;a
href="http://code.google.com/gme/"&gt;mashups&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a
href="http://code.google.com/apis/gadgets/"&gt;gadgets&lt;/a&gt;, or full-blown
applications, it's a no-brainer: the browser is the delivery platform of choice. However,
users expect more from the up-and-coming generation of web applications than the simple
click-and-wait of yesterweb. And if you're a web developer, you know that this requires
&lt;a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax_%28programming%29"&gt;AJAX&lt;/a&gt;, the
cluster of technologies including JavaScript and dynamic HTML that can make browsers do
backflips.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;But the stark reality of AJAX applications
is that, although they can deliver sexy features and great usability, they are unusually hard
to engineer. Browser quirks and the anything-goes nature of JavaScript will inevitably
frustrate even the most dedicated developers and add risk to your schedule with every line of
code written. If you do eventually manage to construct a complex AJAX application that works,
you're likely to find that maintaining it over time can be a major challenge. And all that
doesn't even scratch the surface of testing, optimizing, securing and internationalizing your
application. (If you are currently working on an ambitious AJAX project and haven't yet come
to this conclusion, please re-read this post in six months when you're further
along!)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We've learned a lot from our experiences
building web applications, and we're happy to share the tools we've created. Google Web
Toolkit is an open source project that helps Java developers harness the richness of AJAX in a
cross-platform, web-friendly environment. The magic trick is that GWT cross-compiles Java
source code into standalone JavaScript that you can include in any web page. Instead of
spending time becoming JavaScript gurus and fighting browser quirks, developers using GWT
spend time productively coding and debugging in the robust Java programming language, using
their existing Java tools and expertise. Naturally, GWT is also a great way to easily take
advantage of the latest-and-greatest Google APIs and browser enhancements, such as &lt;a
href="http://code.google.com/apis/gears/"&gt;Google Gears&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;In addition to making debugging far easier, GWT's unique
compilation-based approach to AJAX has the nice property that it rewards developers for good
software engineering practices. Java source code that is clear and organized can be easily
optimized by the GWT compiler, which is a nice antidote to the frequent hack-and-slash
approach that's all too common in JavaScript development. As your application grows, the GWT
compiler begins to pay off in even bigger ways. Unused code is automatically removed so that
scripts are smaller and pages load faster. Complex code can be automatically coalesced and
simplified. Most importantly, because the Java language is statically typed, many common
errors can be caught during development rather than production. You can observe the
high-performance results yourself in GWT's &lt;a
href="http://gwt.google.com/samples/Mail/Mail.html"&gt;sample Mail
application&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Technical details aside,
GWT makes it easy to develop fast, friendly web apps that users love — which is, after all,
the point.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a
href="http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/download.html"&gt;Download GWT
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<id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10861780.post-1899710609860044524</id>
<published>2007-08-24T10:03:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-08-24T11:24:45.833-07:00</updated>
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<title type="text">First year of Google WiFi</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;By Minnie Ingersoll, Chris Sacca
&amp; Larry Alder, Alternative Access Team&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Our Mountain View WiFi network just celebrated its &lt;a
title="first anniversary"
href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/free-citywide-wifi-in-mountain-view.html"
id="g7.:"&gt;first anniversary&lt;/a&gt;, and we thought you'd appreciate a few
data points. The network's 400+ mesh routers &lt;a
href="http://wifi.google.com/city/mv/apmap.html"&gt;cover about 12 square
miles&lt;/a&gt; and 25,000 homes to serve approximately 15,000 unique users each
&lt;strike&gt;week&lt;/strike&gt; &lt;span style="font-weight:
bold;"&gt;month&lt;/span&gt;. Since the beginning of 2007, traffic has grown
almost 10 percent each month, and the network now handles over 300 gigabytes of data each day,
sent to over 100 distinct types of WiFi devices. Virtually the entire city has been taking
advantage of the network, with 95 percent of the mesh routers being used on any given
day.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Around the globe and across the U. S., many people
are still not able to access the online services that are increasingly helpful, if not
essential, tools for our daily lives. This is why we're committed to promoting alternative
platforms for people to access the web, no matter where you are, what you're doing or what
device you're using.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;For those who have been following
&lt;a href="https://home.feather.net/sanfrancisco" id="c03t"&gt;the
effort&lt;/a&gt; to create a free wireless network in San Francisco, we continue to
hope that EarthLink and The City will find a way to enable all San Franciscans to enjoy the
free WiFi network they deserve. On a broader scale, we hope that the success of the Mountain
View model will encourage others to think creatively about how to address access issues in
many other communities.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span
style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-style:
italic;"&gt;Update:&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/span&gt;Corrected usage from "week"
to "month."&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~4/147785484"
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<id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10861780.post-6830172786772282502</id>
<published>2007-08-22T08:26:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-08-22T08:27:43.172-07:00</updated>
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<title type="text">The view from the Sky</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by
&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;&lt;a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Ride"&gt;Sally Ride&lt;/a&gt;, Ph.D.,
former astronaut&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It's true: astronauts have a great view! When I was &lt;a
href="http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/whos_who_level2/ride.html"&gt;orbiting
Earth in the space shuttle&lt;/a&gt;, I had the unbelievable experience of being able
to float over to a window and look back down at our planet, then off into space at the stars.
Absolutely spectacular!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;These days my feet are closer
to the ground, and my mission doesn't involve circling the Earth. I run a science education
company, &lt;a href="http://www.sallyridescience.com/"&gt;Sally Ride
Science&lt;/a&gt;, that creates entertaining science materials for elementary and
middle school students and classrooms, so I'm always looking for cool tools that can engage
kids and help them learn more about our world. &lt;a
href="http://earth.google.com/sky"&gt;Sky in Google Earth &lt;/a&gt;is great, and
we plan on using it in some of our programs. (Read more on
the&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt; &lt;a
href="http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2007/08/sky-final-frontier.html"&gt;Google Lat
Long blog&lt;/a&gt;.)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span
class="byline-author"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span
class="byline-author"&gt;As you can probably tell from the video I did on Sky with a
Google engineer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;, I always loved
astronomy. I even put together (OK, with the help of some folks at Sally Ride Science and
Google) a special KML showcase of some of my favorite extra-solar places -- nebulae where
stars are born, remnants of exploding stars, and even a bunch of stars that have ... planets
orbiting around them! (No, scientists haven't found any like Earth yet.)&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;If you know any kids or teachers who like astronomy, send them to
Sky (the &lt;a href="http://earth.google.com/sky/skyedu"&gt;resource
page&lt;/a&gt; is a good start) -- and tell them to check out the Sally Ride Science
KML feature.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;img
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<id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10861780.post-6620110423379055944</id>
<published>2007-08-20T20:55:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-08-20T20:55:38.615-07:00</updated>
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<title type="text">An update on Google Video feedback</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Bindu Reddy, Google
Video Product Manager &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;When your
friends and well-intentioned acquaintances tell you that you've made a mistake, it's good to
listen. So we'd like to say thank you to everyone who wrote to let us know that we had made a
mistake in the case of &lt;i&gt;Google Video's Download to Own/Rent Refund Policy vs.
Common Sense&lt;/i&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;To recap: we decided to
end the Google Video download to own/rent (DTO/DTR) program, and are now refocusing our Google
Video engineering efforts. The week before last, we wrote to Google Video DTO/DTR program
customers to let them know that videos they'd already bought would no longer be
playable.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We planned to give these users a full refund
or more. And because we weren't sure if we had all the correct addresses, latest credit card
information, and other billing challenges, we thought offering the refund in the form of
Google Checkout credits would entail fewer steps and offer a better user experience. We should
have anticipated that some users would see a Checkout credit as nothing more than an extra
step of a different (and annoyingly self-serving) kind. Our bad. Here's how we're hoping to
fix things:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="background-color: rgb(255,
255, 255);" &gt;We're giving a full refund -- as a credit card refund -- to everyone who
ever bought &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"
&gt;a video. We'll need you to make sure we have your most recent credit card information,
but once we know where to send the money, you'll get
it.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;You
can still keep the Google Checkout credit that you've received already. Think of it as an
additional 'we're sorry we goofed' credit.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;We're going to
continue to support playing your videos for another six months. We won't be offering the
ability to buy additional videos, but what you've already downloaded will remain playable on
your computer. &lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt; We take pride in moving quickly, and we
think this philosophy helps to create lots of new and innovative products. But it also leads
to errors that -- upon reflection and your feedback -- we need to rectify. This was one of
them. We make mistakes; we do our best not to repeat them -- and we really do try to fix the
ones we make. That said, the very least that our users should expect from us is that our
mistakes be new and innovative, too. ;)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We appreciate
your responses, and hope our actions convey just how seriously we take everyone's
feedback.&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~4/146362431"
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<published>2007-08-20T06:48:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-08-20T06:48:56.254-07:00</updated>
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<title type="text">Google Labs India</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by M T Raghunath and Gokul
Nath Babu Manoharan, Software Engineers&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;Keeping up with the spirit and celebrations of India's 60th year of Independence, we
present to you a new platform that showcases our favourite ideas for Indian users: &lt;a
title="http://labs.google.co.in/" href="http://labs.google.co.in/"
target="_blank"&gt;Google India Labs&lt;/a&gt;. Enthusiastic bloggers noted our
initial announcement on 15th August; now here's the full story.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;Though 60 years young, India has a history dating back to the dawn of civilization.
The incredible diversity of this great nation is the kind of challenge Google loves. And in
line with our mission of making information universally accessible, we're now offering an
easier way to search in 14 Indian and South Asian languages. You don't need a special keyboard
or software; all you need is a web browser, a mouse, and a Unicode font for your language. So
whether you speak অসমীয়া (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/assamese_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/assamese_keyboard.xml"&gt;Assamese&lt;/a&gt;),
বাংলা (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/bengali_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/bengali_keyboard.xml"&gt;Bengali&lt;/a&gt;),
ગુજરાતી (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/gujarati_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/gujarati_keyboard.xml"&gt;Gujarati&lt;/a&gt;),
हिंदी (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/hindi_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/hindi_keyboard.xml"&gt;Hindi&lt;/a&gt;),
ಕನ್ನಡ (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/kannada_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/kannada_keyboard.xml"&gt;Kannada&lt;/a&gt;),
മലയാളം (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/malayalam_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/malayalam_keyboard.xml"&gt;Malayalam&lt;/a&gt;),
मरा ी (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/marathi_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/marathi_keyboard.xml"&gt;Marathi&lt;/a&gt;),
नेपाली (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/nepali_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/nepali_keyboard.xml"&gt;Nepali&lt;/a&gt;),
ଓଡ଼ିଆ (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/oriya_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/oriya_keyboard.xml"&gt;Oriya&lt;/a&gt;),
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/punjabi_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/punjabi_keyboard.xml"&gt;Punjabi&lt;/a&gt;),
संस्कृतम् (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/sanskrit_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/sanskrit_keyboard.xml"&gt;Sanskrit&lt;/a&gt;),
සිංහල (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/sinhala_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/sinhala_keyboard.xml"&gt;Sinhala&lt;/a&gt;),
தமிழ் (&lt;a
title="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/tamil_keyboard.xml"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/tamil_keyboard.xml"&gt;Tamil&lt;/a&gt;),
or తెలుగు (&lt;a
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href="http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http%3A//www.google.com/ig/modules/telugu_keyboard.xml"&gt;Telugu&lt;/a&gt;),
we can help you find content on the web in your language. To get started, add one or more of
these &lt;a title="http://labs.google.co.in/indic.html"
href="http://labs.google.co.in/indic.html" target="_blank"&gt;iGoogle
gadgets&lt;/a&gt; to your personalized iGoogle home page. You can use these gadgets to
compose queries, and ask Google to search the vast Internet in your very own
language.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="text-align:
left;"&gt;&lt;a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"
href="http://bp3.blogger.com/_Ap14FtNN91w/RsXAMJPYiFI/AAAAAAAAANk/XwjJjR4OtbM/s1600-h/INDIA_languages.jpg"&gt;&lt;img
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/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;div style="text-align: justify;"&gt;If you're interested in writing in
Hindi, we have brought out the transliteration feature from &lt;a
title="http://www.blogger.com/hindi" href="http://www.blogger.com/hindi"
target="_blank"&gt;Blogger &lt;/a&gt;into an independent product of its own:
&lt;a title="http://www.google.com/transliterate/indic/"
href="http://www.google.com/transliterate/indic/" target="_blank"&gt;Google Indic
Transliteration&lt;/a&gt;. This tool will let you type in Hindi, using an English
keyboard. Type out words phonetically, and let Google convert them into the correct Hindi
word. For example, type "Bharat" to see "*ारत". You'll soon discover that our sophisticated
transliteration technology makes it&lt;a
title="http://big.corp.google.com/~anupama/wahwah/transliteration-729266.bmp"
href="http://big.corp.google.com/%7Eanupama/wahwah/transliteration-729266.bmp"&gt;
&lt;/a&gt;really easy to compose in Hindi. Our algorithm might get the occasional word
wrong, but it is always willing to learn. You can teach it by clicking on the wrong word and
correcting it. This is also available as an &lt;a id="ki:6"
title="http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&amp;url=indic_transliteration.xml iGoogle
Gadget"
href="http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&amp;amp;url=indic_transliteration.xml"&gt;iGoogle
Gadget&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a onblur="try
{parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"
href="http://bp0.blogger.com/_Ap14FtNN91w/RsXBSZPYiGI/AAAAAAAAANs/KUPUk5CGEvY/s1600-h/INDIA-snippet.jpg"&gt;&lt;img
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/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We've
really enjoyed bringing these products to you, and we're &lt;a
title="mailto:indialabs@google.com" href="mailto:indialabs@google.com"
target="_blank"&gt;eager to hear from you&lt;/a&gt;. There is a new &lt;a
title="http://groups.google.com/group/google-india-labs/"
href="http://groups.google.com/group/google-india-labs/" target="_blank"&gt;user
community&lt;/a&gt; for discussion around our new technologies, and we'll keep adding
new things to our Labs page, so please visit us often.&lt;img
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<id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10861780.post-1149657540488555494</id>
<published>2007-08-14T19:08:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-05T14:59:42.791-07:00</updated>
<category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Asia"/>
<title type="text">Namaste India!</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by M T Raghunath and Gokul
Nath Babu Manoharan, Software Engineers&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;Happy 60th birthday, India! We can't wait to celebrate, but we're going to wait a few
days for the formal unwrapping of our gift to Indian users. Check back and we'll have news
shortly.&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~4/144246010" height="1"
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<id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10861780.post-304265446997713827</id>
<published>2007-08-10T23:47:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-05T14:58:00.532-07:00</updated>
<category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="ads"/>
<category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="policy and issues"/>
<title type="text">Online ad-serving tests</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Alex Kinnier, Group
Product Manager&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We're always
experimenting and testing ways to deliver relevant and new kinds of ads, and as part of that,
we recently started running a test of an ad serving technology that will help us understand
online ad serving better, and allow us to experiment with some new approaches to privacy for
third-party ad servers. The privacy features we'll test in these experiments follow some
recently-announced policies, such as a &lt;a
href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/cookies-expiring-sooner-to-improve.html"
id="h-8r"&gt;shorter expiration date for the cookie&lt;/a&gt; set on your computer
and &lt;a
href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/how-long-should-google-remember.html"&gt;anonymization
of the logs data after 18 months&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;In
our ad-serving tests, we're introducing an &lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/ads/gcc_privacy.html"&gt;opt-out mechanism&lt;/a&gt;
so people can opt out of the test ad-serving cookie if they wish. In addition, we’re going to
experiment with ways the industry could provide improved transparency for consumers and
providing users with additional controls over the data gathered by ad servers. Some of the
ideas we're exploring include:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;using
"crumbled" cookies, so that the data typically associated with one unique identifying number
or "cookie ID" will be broken up among multiple different cookies and diffuse the ad history
of individual users;
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;providing better
forms of notice within ads, to help users understand who is serving the ads they see, and what
data is being collected;
and&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;giving users the
ability to provide feedback to us about the ads they like and don't like.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;Like all experiments, these ideas may or may not work
out. And they won't be effective unless the industry adopts them -- we are not likely to
implement these ideas alone. But we are excited to start innovating in this area for our
advertising customers and for our users. We welcome your &lt;a
href="mailto:testadserving@google.com"&gt;feedback.&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img
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<id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10861780.post-5577095166600060902</id>
<published>2007-08-09T16:04:00.001-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-09-05T14:57:36.744-07:00</updated>
<category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="apps"/>
<title type="text">A simple way to get more storage</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Ryan Aquino, Software
QA Engineer Lead, Picasa Web Albums&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;As someone who tests Google products daily, I know that the simplest solution is
often the one that works best. In the case of online storage, whether it's a picture, a video
or an email, you should just, well, be able to store it without having to worry about whether
you've got enough space in each particular product. That's why the Picasa team is pleased to
tell you that in a few hours we'll be rolling out extra storage that you can purchase to use
across several Google products (today, Picasa Web Albums and Gmail; soon, other applications
like Google Docs &amp; Spreadsheets). That will help make storage really useful, like
letting you upload lots of full resolution images to Picasa Web Albums.&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;When you reach the limit of free storage (i.e., 1GB for Picasa
Web Albums, 2.8GB for Gmail), consider this your overflow solution. Plans start at $20/year
for 6GB (yes, $5 cheaper than before), with larger plans ranging up to 250GB. If only testing
everything were this easy. &lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;We'll update this post as soon
as we're ready to take your order.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span
style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"&gt;Update:&lt;/span&gt; And we're
live! To buy more storage, &lt;a href="https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageStorage"
title="Manage Storage" target="_blank" onclick="return
top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"&gt;go here.&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img
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<id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10861780.post-446357771847432890</id>
<published>2007-08-09T07:25:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-08-09T07:25:49.945-07:00</updated>
<category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="search"/>
<title type="text">Finding fresh results</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Peeyush Ranjan,
Engineering Manager and Hong Zhang, Software Engineer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We work hard to keep our search results as fresh as possible so
that they reflect the most up to date content on the web. However, given the immense medium
the Internet is, it's hard to find all those pages that have just come into existence and make
them available when people come looking for the latest information on new topics, whether it's
a highly anticipated cell phone launch, news about a popular celebrity or the latest political
maneuvers. What makes providing the latest information harder is the small amount of time we
have between the page creation and when we'd like to serve those results to you.&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Despite these challenges, one thing should not be hard: finding
the freshest results on the page. To make it easier for you to spot the newer pages among the
search results, we are now going to tell you how long ago we've seen a page containing what we
think you're looking for.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;For example, if on August 6th
you were searching on Google.com for latest financial information following the Friday
financial sector action, here's how that result would have looked in the past:&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();}
catch(e) {}"
href="http://bp2.blogger.com/_Ap14FtNN91w/RriVrQizDmI/AAAAAAAAANA/TU4s-s-7ggA/s1600-h/Fresh+result-old.jpg"&gt;&lt;img
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/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;From this you could only
see that we crawled this page at a day level granularity. But now when you do this search you
will also be able to tell how long ago we noticed this page, so you can quickly pinpoint which
of these is results is likely to contain more recent information. Here's the same example
showing the annotation that tells you there's something new in the results we've seen
recently.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a onblur="try
{parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"
href="http://bp1.blogger.com/_Ap14FtNN91w/RriWRAizDoI/AAAAAAAAANQ/0S-7GyFMtBM/s1600-h/fresh+result-new.jpg"&gt;&lt;img
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alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5095988197317611138" border="0"
/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So if you're looking for
the most recent content on the web, this change should make it easier to find. And if you're a
webmaster looking to tell us about all the new content on your site we haven't looked at yet,
check out our support for &lt;a
href="http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2006/11/joint-support-for-sitemap-protocol.html"&gt;sitemaps&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;img
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<id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10861780.post-2188629670704479693</id>
<published>2007-08-09T04:05:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-08-09T04:06:24.258-07:00</updated>
<category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="environment"/>
<title type="text">Is black the new green?</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Bill Weihl, Green
Energy Czar&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Reducing climate
change by saving energy is an important effort we should all join, and that's why we're very
glad to see the innovative thinking going into a variety of solutions. One idea, suggested by
the site called "Blackle" (which is not related to Google, by the way, though the site does
use our &lt;a href="http://www.google.com/coop/cse/"&gt;custom search
engine&lt;/a&gt;), is to reduce energy used by monitors by providing search with a
black background. We applaud the spirit of the idea, but our own analysis as well as that of
&lt;a
href="http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/does-a-darkened-google-really-save-electricity-104/"&gt;others&lt;/a&gt;
shows that making the Google homepage black will not reduce energy consumption. To the
contrary, on flat-panel monitors (already estimated to be 75% of the market), displaying black
may actually &lt;span&gt;&lt;i&gt;increase
&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;energy usage. &lt;a
href="http://techlogg.com/content/view/360/31/"&gt;Detailed results&lt;/a&gt; from
a new study confirm this.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;As computers become a bigger
part of more people's lives, they will consume an increasing amount of energy, which is why
we've invested so much in &lt;a title="making our data centers efficient"
href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/09/towards-more-efficient-computing.html"&gt;making
our data centers efficient&lt;/a&gt; and we've &lt;a title="joined with others"
href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/climate-savers-computing-initiative.html"&gt;joined
with others&lt;/a&gt; to launch Climate Savers Computing, which has a goal of reducing
total power consumption by more than 50% for all computers by 2010.&lt;br
/&gt;&lt;br /&gt;There &lt;span&gt;are&lt;i&gt;
&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;some things you can do now to reduce the energy used by
your computer, such as:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;turn on the
power management features. Virtually all computers today have the ability to switch into
low-power modes automatically when they're idle; very few computers have this capability
enabled! &lt;a
href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/russel_02march25.mspx"&gt;Here's
how &lt;/a&gt;to do it on computers running Windows
XP.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;turn off your
monitor and computer when you're not using
them&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;turn down the
brightness on your
monitor&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;make sure
your next computer meets the efficiency standards of &lt;a title="Climate Savers
Computing" href="http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org/"&gt;Climate Savers Computing
(&lt;/a&gt;an efficient computer uses up to 50% less energy than a conventional
one)&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;to find the most
efficient PCs available today, look for the words "EnergyStar 4.0
compliant."&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;img
src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~4/142383169" height="1" width="1"/&gt;</content>
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<published>2007-08-08T17:54:00.000-07:00</published>
<updated>2007-08-08T17:57:09.912-07:00</updated>
<title type="text">Google Checkout back-to-school offers</title>
<content type="html">&lt;span class="byline-author"&gt;Posted by Susan Taing, Associate
Product Marketing Manager&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Checkout
stores are offering &lt;a
href="http://www.google.com/checkout/promotions.html#utm_source=google_blog%22"&gt;up to
$20 in savings&lt;/a&gt; for the back-to-school season. Find out more on &lt;a
href="http://googlecheckout.blogspot.com/2007/08/save-time-and-money-with-checkout-back.html"&gt;the
Checkout blog&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;img
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<name>Molly Graham</name>
</author>
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kostkon
September 26th, 2007, 04:40 AM
Could you please give your XSLT for every entry element?

DouglasAWh
September 26th, 2007, 05:03 PM
I've got the code working in Opera (Linux) and IE (Windoze). Still no luck with Firefox (Win or Lin). If someone has a quick fix for Firefox, I'd love to hear it.