Google announced two updates this week for AdSense. One, that they've upgraded the AdSense ad unit creation process to make it easier. Two, that they have two new ad unit sizes added to the mix of ad units.
AdSense Ad Creation Updated
Google made it "easier" to make AdSense ad units by refreshing the interface and speeding things up within that interface. The screen below shows the steps you go through now:
AdSense Adds Two New Ad Sizes
Google has added two new ad sizes for AdSense publishers, pretty massive ones. They are 970 x 250 Billboard and the 300 x 1050 Portrait. Yea, massive. Here are pictures of how massive they are:
Note, URL link will now display in a light gray replacing the green color previously associated with it. Here is a picture: