Archive for the ‘Google’ Category

Google Plus photos has been split out into a separate product, Google Photos. As part of this move there were some API changes, in particular an newly enforced requirement to use OAuth 2.0. With some help we managed to get the tool updated after a period of 1-2 weeks of downtime in late June 2015. […]

Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 16:58 0 comments

I have been using Google Plus a lot more lately, and now feel that the social layer (permissions and annotations) adds substantially to the photo experience. I know this is not a new revelation, but as a long time Flickr Pro customer I felt that the options of “Friends” or “Family” visibility, when I don’t […]

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 at 09:46 69 comments

My 35 days of living in a corporate apartment in SOMA, San Francisco have come to an end! I decided to record my impressions in a video (of course) log from the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno.

Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 07:29 0 comments

I’m in the land of the Start Up. The sky seems a little bluer and there is a cloud based business on every corner. Viral cloud engagement analytics seems to be whats buzzing here. Who is funding all these businesses? It can’t be entrepreneurs mortgaging their houses like in Australia, I thought it was impossible […]

Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 17:51 0 comments

Happy Australia Day 2011 to all the aussies who read my blog! Ernesto, 3DM and I worked hard to deliver the first YouTube custom logo for Australia ever and a custom video mapping gadget! The basic premise is that Australians can upload videos to YouTube and plot them on a map. This map then visually […]

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 11:00 1 comment

This is the second year that I have participated in Movember, a great initiative to raise money for men’s health. Google Australia put together a strong team to compete, so I had no excuse not to join the cause. If you don’t know what Movember is, here is the summary from their website: Each year […]

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 15:18 0 comments

YouTube Symphony 2011 has launched, and the Sydney Opera House has been announced as the new final location! The program is revolving around an APAC advertiser and location, so it is an extremely exciting program for the region. Make sure you try the Augmented Reality application in the “Experiment” section. This excitement is being driven internally […]

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 21:29 0 comments

Setting up your Windows Mobile 6.5 phone for Google Apps should be simple, there are some clear instructions located here. However I have found that on some HTC Windows based phones the account creation process does not go so smoothly. After a bit of hunting around I found someone who had a fix for me. […]

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 20:25 0 comments

Scott at Google MTV HQ Originally uploaded by Scott Savage Maybe someone has noticed that I haven’t blogged much lately? Well since my last post I got married and have travelled around the US, including to the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA. I just had to get a photo in front of the Tyrannosaur […]

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 07:52 0 comments

Google offer Originally uploaded by Scott Savage Every time I collect the mail I have this thought, there could be something here that will change my life. I little overly dramatic I know, but these days if someone goes to the effort of sending you a snail mail then it is something that needs to […]

Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 13:21 2 comments