5 Buzz tips

Posted by John Costigan, Software EngineerNow that people have been playing with Google Buzz in Gmail for a week and we’ve rolled out the improvements we announced here over the weekend, we wanted to let you know about some tips and tricks to help you…

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A new Buzz start-up experience based on your feedback

Posted by Todd Jackson, Product Manager, Gmail and Google BuzzWe’ve heard your feedback loud and clear, and since we launched Google Buzz four days ago, we’ve been working around the clock to address the concerns you’ve raised. Today, we wanted to let …

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Google Buzz in Gmail

Posted by Edward Ho, Tech Lead, Google BuzzFive years ago, Gmail was just email. Later we added chat and then video chat, both built right in, so people had choices about how to communicate from a single browser window. Today, communication on the we…

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Improved Google Search in Labs

Posted by Adam de Boor, Software EngineerHello again. I’ve been taking advantage of my 20% time to make some improvements in the Google Search lab I told you about last April. For starters, I’ve hooked up a bunch of Google’s most popular search feature…

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Gmail Chrome extensions

Posted by Christos Apartoglou, Product Marketing Manager, Google ChromeThere’s always that email. You know the one I’m talking about: the message we’re waiting for so anxiously that we end up checking our inbox 100 times a minute to see whether it’s ar…

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Serving better ads in Gmail

Posted by Steve Crossan, Gmail Product ManagerEver since we launched Gmail, we’ve tried to show relevant and unobtrusive ads. We’re always trying to improve our algorithms to show better, more useful ads. When you open a message in Gmail, you often see…

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Default https access for Gmail

Posted by Sam Schillace, Gmail Engineering DirectorIn 2008, we rolled out the option to always use https — encrypting your mail as it travels between your web browser and our servers. Using https helps protect data from being snooped by third par…

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Gmail on Nexus One

Posted by Anna de Paula Hanika, Android Product Marketing ManagerNot only does the just-announced Nexus One have a beautiful display, snappy processor, and five megapixel camera complete with flash and geotagging, but you can also buy it online with or…

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New in Labs: Default text styling

Tuesday, December 01, 2009 7:50 PM Posted by Darren Lewis, Software Engineer and Jon Kotker, former Software Engineering Intern In the early days of email, messages were simple text meant to be read on a terminal. But with the growth of the web came the advent of HTML email, and

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It’s been real, 2009

Posted by Jason Toff, Associate Product Marketing Manager

Ah 2009…turning five, finally shedding that beta label, and adding more than 40 new features. As we wind down after a busy year, here’s a look back at a handful of our favorite additions to G…

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One button to merge all duplicate contacts

Posted by Dominik Marcinski, Software EngineerManaging a big address book can be a challenge, so it’s no surprise that the top request for Google contacts is a fast, easy way to merge duplicate contacts. You’ve been able to merge contacts one-by-one fo…

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More Russian Gmail videos

Posted by Maya Moufarek, Regional Marketing ManagerRecently, I reunited with some colleagues in our Moscow office (the same team that brought you this Gmail art video last year) on a set of animated videos showcasing some of Gmail’s features: messages …

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New in Labs: Mark unread from here

Posted by Jenny Ross, Software EngineerI subscribe to a lot of really active mailing lists. Oftentimes, an email in my inbox will get dozens of replies before I get a chance to start reading it. If I only have a few moments to look at a particularly lo…

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Offline Gmail graduates from Labs

Posted by Aaron Whyte, Software EngineerAlmost a year ago, we launched Offline Gmail in Gmail Labs. By installing Offline Gmail, you’re able to use the normal Gmail interface to read and write mail, search, and organize, even when there’s no internet c…

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Happy holidays from the Picasa team

Posted by Zach Yeskel, Product Marketing ManagerThree weeks ago we made extra storage for Gmail and Picasa Web Albums more affordable, and now we’ve partnered with Eye-Fi to make it even easier to get your photos into the cloud. Eye-Fi offers WiFi-enab…

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Spread some holiday cheer, one card at a time

Posted by Jason Toff, Associate Product Marketing ManagerUpdate (12/6): We’re all out of free cards, but if you’re feeling crafty, you can still print and cut out your own.Every year around this time I start thinking about the annual holiday email I se…

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New in Labs: Default text styling

Posted by Darren Lewis, Software Engineer and Jon Kotker, former Software Engineering InternIn the early days of email, messages were simple text meant to be read on a terminal. But with the growth of the web came the advent of HTML email, and overnigh…

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