We appreciate your interest

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | 2:36 PM

Thanks to everyone who has been a loyal reader of this blog. After some consideration, we recognize that we're not generating enough content here to warrant your time, so we won't be posting here any longer. We encourage you to visit the Product Ideas page at http://www.google.com/productideas to leave your feedback for Google Groups.

Lasse Wassermann, The Product Ideas team

Summer House Cleaning

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | 10:13 AM

As you’ve probably noticed, we’re just changing things up here on the Product Ideas team, and going for a new approach. Some of our series are closing down temporarily, and we’re going to focus on short-term PI series to collect your feedback for Google products.

This doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to be a part of a Product Ideas series for iGoogle, Mobile, or any of the other products we’ve featured. Instead, we’ll do a PI series for a product when that team is best able to act and respond to your ideas.

Simply put, we’ve always felt that the whole Product Ideas experience should be exciting and fun. It’s a chance for Product Managers and Product Support Teams to learn more about users. More important, it’s a chance for users to become advocates for what’s important in the products that they use. Moving to this new approach means that the PI team can focus more fun and better results into each series that we do. And it gives us time to make cool videos.

Ethan Ambabo, The Product Ideas team

Follow-up on Product Ideas for Google Places (with video)

Thursday, July 15, 2010 | 11:53 AM

The Google Places team has been hard at work crafting some great video responses to your submissions to Product Ideas for Google Places. You can visit their YouTube channel for all videos, or take a look below.

Product Ideas for Google Places is now closed for new submissions and voting, but you can still view all the archived ideas and votes at http://productideas.appspot.com/#15/e=c32b6&t=cee31&v=5

Ethan Ambabo
Product Ideas Lead

Collecting your feedback for Google Places

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | 9:40 AM

The Local Business Center has been renamed to Google Places to better connect people who use Place pages with the tools that enable business owners to manage their presence on Google. With this launch, we want to collect your feedback and feature request for Google Places.

The team has launched a Product Ideas page to collect what you have to say. For the next month, you can submit your ideas and vote on the Google Places ideas that are most important to you. The more feedback we get the better, so please take a moment to check it out here.

Remember, the series is only open for a month. So head over and submit your feedback, and keep checking in to see what others have to say.

Ethan Ambabo, Product Ideas Lead

Even more Buzz news

Friday, April 16, 2010 | 11:55 AM

Our first round Product Ideas for Google Buzz was a great success. We received a lot of feedback, and the team has already made improvements on collapsing comments and better inbox controls. More improvements are in the works, and we'd like to know more.

Since Buzz is changing, you may have seen that we've opened up a new topic in the Product Ideas for Buzz series that will be open for the entire month of April. We'll still be paying attention to the ideas you submitted in March, but will also make room for new ideas for April as well.

Head on over to Product Ideas for Buzz to submit your ideas and vote on the ideas of others, and don't forget to follow the Google Buzz Team on Buzz for updates on your ideas.

Ethan Ambabo, Product Ideas Lead

Update on Product Ideas for Google Buzz

Sunday, March 14, 2010 | 12:30 PM

The Google Buzz team has been working hard to listen to your feedback from the Product Ideas for Google Buzz page and other sources on the web. One of the largest pieces of feedback we've received is that buzz in your inbox can get noisy. The Gmail and Buzz teams feel this too, and they've implemented new features based on your feedback to better help you control this-- settings to control what buzz goes to your inbox, explanations on why posts get sent to your inbox, and an easy-to-find "mute" button for buzz.

To learn more, visit the Official Gmail Blog.

And, don't forget to keep submitting your feedback and voting on the feedback from others in the official Product Ideas for Buzz page. We're listening, and we'll update you in the future if make future changes.

Ethan Ambabo, Product Ideas Lead

Submit your feedback for YouTube Partners Program

Thursday, March 11, 2010 | 8:43 AM

Recently we debuted an Ideas Page for YouTube where users from around the globe could contribute with ideas and feedback to make YouTube better. It was a success, receiving almost 3,000 ideas and more than 300,000 votes. We even launched a few features that directly addressed some of the requests -- namely, an HTML5 Beta (there were many HTML5 advocates who participated) and a sneak peek of our new cleaner video page (some desired a "less cluttered" YouTube).

Today we are creating a similar Product Ideas Page specific to our YouTube Partners, where you can post ideas about how we can improve the site and your experience as partners, and see what other people are suggesting, too. If you like their suggestion, vote for it!
Whether it's an idea for a brand new feature, a small tweak that would simplify your work flow or just feedback about our Partner Program, we'd love to hear it. While we aren't able to guarantee that all ideas will be implemented, we can promise that we'll take the top ideas (as voted by you) and bring them to the YouTube Partner Team for review.
This series will be closed to new submissions and votes on April 12th, so be sure to submit your ideas soon. We look forward to hearing from you!

Filipe Lima, YouTube Partners Team
Ethan Ambabo, Product Ideas Team