• Showing support on World Refugee Day

      When Walaa posted a picture on social media that spoke out against violence in his hometown of Jairoud, Syria, it earned him three months of violent detention. He fled the country with his family through Turkey and into Greece, where they now live in a refugee camp near the Macedonian border. Though the Internet played a role in his flight from Syria, connectivity has played a ...

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    • Meet Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone

      Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person, but too often it can be a frustrating or complicated experience. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether your call will connect, or if your friend is using the same type of device as you are. It’s no wonder that nearly half of us never make video calls on mobile*.

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  • Android Pay says “Nei hou” to Hong Kong

    Whether you’re heading out to buy groceries, grabbing a cup of coffee, or picking up some egg tarts for your family and friends, now your Android phone is all you need as you walk out the door. Starting today, Android Pay is available in Hong Kong to help you speed through purchases in stores and in apps.

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  • Five new ways to reach your goals faster with G Suite

    One of the core promises of Google Docs is to help you and your team go from collecting ideas to achieving your goals as quickly and easily as possible. That’s why last month we launched Explore in Docs, Sheets and Slides — with machine intelligence built right in — to help your team create amazing presentations, spreadsheets and documents in a fraction of the time it used to take.

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  • Supporting women in tech at GHC 16

    The 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) begins today, and we’re thrilled to join the 15,000 women and allies convening in Houston for three days of learning, inspiration and community building. Thousands of women at Google are building tools and products that organize the world’s information, help businesses get online and prosper, and forge connections ...

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  • It takes a teacher to create a family-like community at school

    Editor’s Note: Over the next few months, we'll be shining light on the creative power of teachers worldwide. We’ll share a series of teacher stories, building towards a global online gathering of educators on December 3: Education on Air. Join the movement by sharing what teachers mean to you with #ItTakesATeacher.

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  • ¡Oye! Discover even more Latin music on Google Play Music

    ¡Hola! Desplazarse hacia abajo para leer este mensaje en español -Ed. Google Play Music makes it easy for you to listen to the right music at the right moment. Instead of digging through our catalog of 40 million songs on your own, our concierge of playlists helps you find the perfect, expertly curated soundtrack for any mood, activity or time of day.

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  • Course Builder now supports scheduling, easier customization and more

    Over the years, we've learned that there are as many ways to run an online course as there are instructors to run them. Today's release of Course Builder v1.11 has a focus on improved student access controls, easier visual customization and a new course explorer. Additionally, we've added better support for deploying from Windows! Improved student access controls A cours ...

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  • Making travel planning less stressful this holiday season

    Whether you’re heading home for the holidays or escaping to some exotic destination, one of the most time-consuming and stressful parts of travel planning is finding the right flight and hotel. Sixty-nine percent of U.S. leisure travelers worry that they're not finding the best price or making the best decision while booking a trip — making this kind of purchase more worrisom ...

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  • Announcing Google Cloud Next ’17!

    Mark you calendars! Next ’17, our marquee event for the Google Cloud community, will take place on March 8–10, 2017 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Next ’17 is the destination for Google Cloud developers, partners, customers and IT professionals to learn, get inspired and experience first-hand the tools, technologies and services that Google Cloud is building for th ...

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  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    As the daughter of a Mexican immigrant, sharing Latino culture with my wider community is a daily part of life. From practicing Mexican folk dances with classmates to introducing neighbors to our favorite traditional foods, my family is always grateful to share our experiences as Latinos in the U.S.

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  • Refreshing our commitment to renewable energy in the Netherlands

    Google has joined forces with three leading Dutch companies — AkzoNobel, DSM and Philips — to jointly source power from renewable energy projects in the Netherlands. Our first agreement is to buy power from a new wind farm initiative established by a new community-owned cooperative of 4000 people in Zeeland called Windpark Krammer.

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