Flight Status Now On Results Page
Our flight stats search feature can now deliver real time status and info on your flight directly on the search results page. Just type the name of the airline and flight number ( e.g. American 123, ua226) into the search box, and we'll return the most up to date information from FlightStats.com.
NEW PRODUCTS & UPDATES
Donate with Google Checkout
Google Checkout's new donation site allows you to help kids achieve their dreams through The Global Fund for Children, combat global warming with Clean Air-Cool Planet, or contribute to the fight against disease and malnutrition with Action Against Hunger. And when you give through Google Checkout, 100% of your donation will reach the organization of your choice.
Updates to Google Maps Street View
Google Maps Street View now features eight more cities - Boston, Dallas, Ft Worth, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Detroit, and Providence - to expand coverage to 23 U.S. cities. In addition, you can now easily embed a fully interactive Street View player into your website or blog, just as you can with a YouTube video.
Gmail Chat integrates with AIM
Gmail users can now log into your AIM account within Gmail and chat with your AIM buddies just as you do with your Gmail chat buddies all with no download required. All your favorite Gmail chat features (chat history, "always show", smart-sort based on communication frequency, buddy photos, and status messages) work the same.
Google Maps for mobile, now with My Location (beta)
GPS-enabled mobile phones continue to rise in popularity - but most of us do not have that capability. Now, with the latest version of Google Maps for mobile, you can use the new My Location (beta) technology that uses normal cell phone towers to provide you with approximate location information. It's not GPS, but it comes pretty close.
+ Your online privacy +
At the end of August, we wrote here about a YouTube video we made that explains exactly how we handle personal computer information for every individual search query. Since then, we've produced some 15 other short videos -- tips you can use to manage your own information for Google products including Picasa for photos, Street View in Google Maps, Blogger, your Google Web History, and more. There's also an excellent year-end review on privacy protections across the Internet given by Peter Fleischer, our global privacy counsel. All of these are available on a new Google Privacy Channel on YouTube. We strongly believe that you will want to understand the issues surrounding privacy of information, and make your own choices based on that understanding. We hope you find these videos useful, and we'll continue to add new tips on video on this channel, so you may want to bookmark the page, or subscribe to its feed.