Google Sharing Stories of Bletchley Park; Google Earth Outreach Developer Grants Open

Google's new initiatives sharing online stories of Bletchley Park "home of the code-breakers." Registration for 2013 Google Earth Outreach Developer Grants opens. Modern look CSE control panel.

The 2013 Google Earth Outreach Developer Grants applications is now open--"if your nonprofit has a great idea for a map that can change the world, apply for a 2013 Google Earth Outreach Developer Grant today," Google announced.

The funding to nonprofit organizations this year ranging between $10,000 and $20,000 on average to build a map.

Apply for a 2013 Google Earth Outreach Developer Grant here.

Google brings stories of Bletchley Park online

For decades, the World War II codebreaking centre at Bletchley Park was one of the U.K.'s most closely guarded secrets. Today, Google announces two new initiatives to bring its story to a wider online audience.

First up, Bletchley Park Trust has join Google's Cultural Institute--bringing Bletchley's archives, that include: "images of the Bombe machines that helped crack the Enigma code; and of Colossus, world's first programmable electronic computer, which was used to crack the German High Command code--including this message showing the Germans had been successfully duped about the location for the D-Day invasion."

Second, Google share personal story of the Bombe, through a video, where Jean Valentine--gives us a firsthand account of life at Bletchley Park during the war, and demonstrates how the Bombe worked using a replica machine now on show at the museum," Google wrote.

Finally, Google has also launched a new, modern design for the Custom Search Engine control panel. "You'll find a more intuitive layout to the various controls and configuration options. While configuring a Custom Search Engine, you can immediately view and test your work within the control panel," Google writes.

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