Feeds

Google punts self cut-and-paste

Embed us, please

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Google I/O Google has launched an online service designed to facilitate the addition of various Google stuff onto your webpages, including Google Maps maps, Google News feeds, and YouTube videos.

Introduced this morning at the company's Google I/O developer conference in downtown San Francisco, the new online service - dubbed Google Web Elements - lets you add Google services to a page by cutting and pasting pre-defined code snippets. Think YouTube's Embed option.

"Google Web Elements bring Google products to people's web pages using copy and paste," said DeWitt Clinton, technical manager of Google's developer relations team. "We've seen this for years with YouTube videos, with AdSense. But what we've done with this launch is do this across a broader range of products."

At the moment, the service offers tools for hooking your site into Google Search, Calendar, Maps, News, spreadsheets and presentations built with Docs and Spreadsheets, YouTube video news feeds, and a Conversation tool that handles site comments.

Yes, you can already weave such services into your pages through various other means. Docs and Spreadsheets, for instance, offers a function that lets you add public documents to ordinary webpages. And there's the aforementioned YouTube example. But Web Elements adds a handful of brand-new cut-and-paste tools and puts the lot in a single place.

The service is already live here. ®

Bootnote

Today at Google I/O the company also announced the second coming of its Android Developer Challenge, a Google-funded contest that awards cash prizes to developers with a knack for impressing Google-selected judges - and developers at large. Google VP of engineering Vic Gundotra said that Developer Challenge 2 will also tally votes from the community, taking a page from American Idol. The winning app could receive up to a quarter of a million dollars in prize money.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV
Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
Told to cough up more details as antitrust probe goes deeper
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
This is how I set about making a fortune with my own startup
Would you leave your well-paid job to chase your dream?
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?