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May we recommend…

Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Laurence

Long time readers of our blog will note that we occasionally throw in links to crazy, interesting, and fun items in our posts. You may be wondering, “How can I find such interesting content to share?” Today we’re launching two new features that are designed to help you do just that:

  • Recommended items get personal – When we launched Popular items many of you wanted to see even more personalized recommendations. With the latest round of improvements, we’ve started inserting items selected just for you inside the Recommended items section. This is great if you’ve got interests that are less mainstream. If you love Lego robots, for example, then you should start to notice more of them in your Recommended items.

  • Even more related feeds – If you’ve ever discovered a cool blog on, say, underwater basket-weaving and wanted to find more on the same topic, we’ve added a few easy ways to find related feeds. Hover over any of your subscriptions, click the menu and check out “More like this…” to see related feeds.

    We’ll also show you related feeds when looking at the preview of any feed.

We hope these new features will help you find more content that interests you, whether that’s LOLcats or cooking.

As always, feel free to come visit our help forums or Twitter to leave us some feedback.

Readers: Get your Buzz on

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by Mihai Parparita

We know that many people like Reader because it makes it so easy to share interesting stuff with a wide group of friends. That’s why, over the past year, we’ve added a number of features to help you share the content you find most interesting: comments, following, people search, liking, and “send to.

However, even with all these great features, sharing has been mostly limited to the subset of your friends who use Google Reader. While many people use Reader, we know that even more use Gmail. That’s why today, we’re thrilled to announce that with the launch of Google Buzz, the awesome items you share in Reader can also be shared with all your friends who use Gmail with Google Buzz.



A shared item in Reader (background) and Buzz (foreground)

Getting started with Google Buzz is easy. Just head over to Gmail and you’ll be able to link up your Google Reader account with just a few clicks. Then, anything you share in Reader will automatically be posted to Buzz. Comments are even shared between both products, so you can view and participate in the conversation wherever you’d prefer.

And don’t worry, you don’t have another list of friends or followers to manage. The people you follow in Reader are the same people you follow in Buzz – those you’ve already chosen to follow in Reader, plus the people you email and chat with the most in Gmail.

Check out the video below, explaining everything you can do with Google Buzz!

http://www.youtube.com/v/yi50KlsCBio&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1

Head to our help center for more details about the Buzz integration in Reader, or leave us feedback in our forum, on Twitter or even using Buzz itself.

P.S. Keep in mind that Google Buzz is rolling out gradually, it might be a few days before you get it for your account.

Follow changes to any website

Monday, January 25, 2010 by Brian Shih

At Google we’re always looking for ways to take advantage of work being done in other parts of the organization. So when a team approached us with a way to follow changes from websites without feeds, we jumped at the opportunity. Post by Liza Ma, Product Manager.

Feeds make it easy to follow updates to all kinds of webpages, from blogs to news sites to Craigslist queries, but unfortunately not all pages on the web have feeds. Today we’re rolling out a change in Google Reader that lets you create a custom feed to track changes on pages that don’t have their own feed.

These custom feeds are most useful if you want to be alerted whenever a specific page has been updated. For example, if you wanted to follow Google.org’s latest products, just type “http://www.google.org/products.html” into Reader’s “Add a subscription” field. Click “create a feed”, and Reader will periodically visit the page and publish any significant changes it finds as items in a custom feed created just for that page.

Here are some more example feeds for sites without feeds that you could follow:

We provide short snippets of page changes to help you quickly decide if the page is worth revisiting and we’re working on improving the quality of these snippets. If you don’t want Google to crawl or create feeds for a specific site, site owners can opt-out.

If you have a feed-less page you’ve been dying to follow, sign in to Google Reader and try it out for yourself. As always, if you have any feedback, please visit our official help forums or our Twitter account.

​ A new year, new mobile features, and more!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010 by Arif Siddiquee

We know that many of you like to take Reader with you wherever you go, so today we are updating our mobile interface by adding a few new features along with a new streamlined look.

New mobile features include support for “liking”, tagging, and sorting feeds by oldest/newest. These are all features that were previously only available on the web interface, and we’ve worked to get them into the mobile version as quickly as possible.

As far as streamlining goes, we’ve made a few improvements to give you more features with less clutter. First, we redesigned the bottom action bar to include a “More” link, revealing additional options (with the most common actions selected by default).


We’ve also updated the main header to be consistent with other Google mobile applications, specifically Gmail, Calendar, and Latitude. And we’ve added an option drop-down in place of the old secondary tool bar, to give you a little more space for your feed items. We hope this also reduces those accidental “mark as read” accidents that happen on occasion.


On Reader’s web interface, we’ve made it easier to find people who are sharing stuff similar to you. Take a peek at the new people recommendations (in the “Recomended sources” section on the web interface) to find folks with shared items we think you’ll enjoy. It’s a nifty way to discover new feeds and people that you might not have discovered otherwise.


As always, we listen to your feedback and use it to improve Reader. If there are specific features you miss on the mobile version of Google Reader, head over to our Product Ideas page and leave us a note. We love all kinds of feedback through our official help forums and our Twitter account.

Take your Reader wherever Google Chrome goes

Tuesday, December 08, 2009 by Mihai Parparita


The Google Chrome team is launching beta support for extensions today, and we thought we’d take a shot at writing a Reader extension. The Google Reader Notifier displays the number of unread items in your Reader account in Google Chrome’s toolbar. When clicked, the toolbar icon displays a popup preview of the latest items in your account. This way, you can keep an eye on your Reader account wherever on the web you are.

Let us know how you like the extension (and what other features you’d like to see in it) by adding a review on its page in the extension gallery.

Note that extensions are currently available only for the beta channel of Google Chrome for Windows and Linux, so you’ll want to make sure you’re running one of those browsers before you install the extension.


Reader users may want to try the RSS subscription extension too. It adds previewing and one-click subscribe support for any RSS or Atom feed that you happen to come across. And feel free to browse or search for other handy extensions.

And if you’re a developer itching to write your own extension, you’ll want to check out the extensive documentation and code samples.

Let your subscriptions’ personality come through

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 by Mihai Parparita


We recently asked you for your ideas (and votes) on how to make Reader better. One of the more popular suggestions was adding favicon support for subscriptions, so today we’re introducing just that (thanks to 20%-er Shreyas Desai).

We realize that not everyone wants their subscription list to turn into a multi-colored extravaganza, so we’ve made it into a setting that you can access from your subscriptions menu.

Be on the lookout for more ideas being implemented, and feel free to let us know how you like this feature on Twitter or in our help forum.

Reading gets personal with Popular items and Personalized ranking

Thursday, October 22, 2009 by Beverly Yang

(Cross-posted with the Official Google Blog)

Today, we’re launching two changes to Google Reader to help you discover more interesting content faster. Just as the launch of Personalized Search improved search results based on your search history, these changes use your Reader Trends to improve your reading experience.

  • Explore section – We’re always trying to help you discover new stuff in Reader, and today we’re introducing “Popular items” and “Recommended sources”, two ways to find interesting content from all over the Internet. We use algorithms to find top-rising images, videos and pages from anywhere (not just your subscriptions), collect them in the new Popular items section and order them by what we think you’ll like best. Now you don’t have to be embarrassed about missing that hilarious video everyone is talking about — it should show up in your “Popular items” feed automatically. And to make it easier to find interesting feeds, we’re moving recommendations into the new Explore section and giving it a new name — “Recommended sources.” Like always, it uses your Reader Trends and Web History (if you’re opted into Web History) to generate a list of feeds we think you might like.

  • Personalized ranking – Only have a 10 minute coffee break and want to see the best items first? All feeds now have a new sort option called “magic” that re-orders items in the feed based on your personal usage, and overall activity in Reader, instead of default chronological order. Click “Sort by magic” under the “Feed settings” menu of your feed (or folder) to switch to personalized ranking. Unlike the old “auto” ranking, this new ranking is personalized for you, and gets better with time as we learn what you like best — the more you “like” and “share” stuff, the better your magic sort will be. Give it a try on a high-volume feed folder or All items and see for yourself!

The goal of personalization at Google remains the same as ever: to help you find the best content on the web. We hope these new features help you do just that — go Explore for yourself.

Finally, we’d love to hear your feedback — share your thoughts on our help group, Twitter or the Reader section of Get Satisfaction, a third party support community.

Jorge Alberto Mussuto




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Nueva Beta de Google Chrome para Mac incorpora Extensiones

 AppleWeblog2/11/10 12:30 PMDavid Lima CohenActualizaciones Software chrome Google google chromeComments

El equipo de Google acaba de anunciar en su blog que han actualizado la versión Beta de Google Chrome para Mac, agregando soporte para extensiones y sincronización de marcadores, entre otras cosas. Algunas de estas funcionalidades ya estaban disponibles desde enero en la versión para desarrolladores, pero ahora todos los usuarios podrán acceder a más de 2200 extensiones disponibles para Chrome, y sincronizar sus marcadores entre distintas computadoras, sin importar si usan MacWindows o Linux.

Con este nuevo lanzamiento, Google Chrome se convierte cada vez más en un digno rival paraFirefox, actual poseedor del trono como navegador más completo. Según sus palabras, los desarrolladores de Chrome siguen enfocándose en proveer una experiencia de navegaciónrápida, segura y simple, y seguro están trabajando en ello! Las mejoras para la versión de Mac incluyen:

  • Extensiones
  • Sincronización de marcadores
  • Administrador de marcadores
  • Administrador de cookies
  • Administrador de tareas
  • Soporte nativo para gestos del ratón como zoom y cambio de página
  • Mejoras en la estabilidad de los plug-ins (incluyendo Adobe Flash Player)

Si todavía no tienen Google Chrome, pueden descargarlo desde su sitio, y si ya son usuarios no se preocupen que el navegador se actualizará automáticamente a su última versión 5.0.307.
A continuación un video mostrando las virtudes de Chrome en acción:

jorge alberto mussuto