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CloudMagic 2.0 Adds Speedy As-You-Type Search to Google Docs and Contacts. Google Wave Morphs Itself into New Offerings. Google Wave was seen as one of the spectacular failures of 2010.

Google Wave Morphs Itself into New Offerings

While the product did not find resonance with the users, the underlying technology that was used in it has been winding its way to acceptance ranging from getting incubated in Apache and a new offering from Google labs named Google Shared Spaces. We reported on the demise of Wave and had remarked that it will not be a surprise if Google releases products built on the same foundations that Wave was built on.

The direction that it has taken since then has confirmed that. The first indication was the Wave Protocol Summit, which saw a discussion on the architecture of Wave, opportunities for its use and possible options to open source it. One of the outcomes of that was a proposal for Wave to enter the Apache Software Foundations’ incubator program. There is more good news for Wave developers via the Shared Spaces announcement. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Google Docs Plays Videos. Google Docs lets you upload any kind of files, but not many of them can be previewed in Google Docs.

Google Docs Plays Videos

You can open Microsoft Office documents and presentations, PDF files and some images. Now you can also play videos. Uploaded video files can be up to 1 GB. These are the most common video formats that you can upload and play:* WebM files (Vp8 video codec and Vorbis Audio codec)* .MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files - (h264 and mpeg4 video codecs and AAC audio codec)* .AVI (many cameras use this format - typically the video codec is MJPEG and audio is PCM)* .MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec and MP2 audio)* .WMV* .FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio) Since Google uses YouTube's player, it's obvious that these are the formats supported by YouTube. Why would someone upload videos to Google Docs instead of using YouTube?

Tip. . { Thanks, Cougar Abogado. } New hacked site notifications in search results. Webmaster level: All Today we’ve added a new notification to our search results that helps people know when a site may have been hacked.

New hacked site notifications in search results

We’ve provided notices for malware for years, which also involve a separate warning page. Now we’re expanding the search results notifications to help people avoid sites that may have been hacked and altered by a third party, typically for spam. When a user visits a site, we want her to be confident the information on that site comes from the original publisher. Here’s what the notification looks like: Clicking the “This site may be hacked” link brings you to an article in our Help Center which explains more about the notice. We use a variety of automated tools to detect common signs of a hacked site as quickly as possible.

Of course, we also understand that webmasters may be concerned that these notices are impacting their traffic from search. Body Browser - Google Labs. Your world in 3D. 21st Century Toolbox For Teaching & Learning. Welcome to the Google Apps: 21st Century Toolbox For Teaching & Learning workshop!

21st Century Toolbox For Teaching & Learning

My name is Naomi Harm and I will be your facilitator today to share and guide you with the latest Google educational tools to support your Google App initiatives in your k-12 teaching and learning environment. I am excited to share the latest and greatest Google resources with you to expand your personal and professional productivity and technology literacy proficiency skills as an educator. We are going to have a great day together! This hands-on workshop will be supported with Google tools and resources to support your school districts Google Apps educational initiative.

These 21st century tools and resources will also support and enrich your classroom teaching and learning environment to engage and motivate ALL students. It is all about the Google Apps:


Apps Education Edition: K-12 schools and classrooms. Apps for Education - Free hosted email (Gmail) for EDU. Let Google Help To Improve Your Website. Free Technology for Teachers. FreeApps Download, All Must-have Free Apps in One Click.