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  • Indonesia’s PicMix: Editing and sharing photos made easy

    Indonesian developer Inovidea Magna Global might not be a household name, but their photo sharing and editing app PicMix is nothing short of a global social phenomenon. When the team got their start in Jakarta in 2012, they had no idea that their problem-solving idea would one day grow into an app that had 27 million users worldwide.

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  • Investing in the UK, building for everyone

    Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, gave a talk at our new campus in King’s Cross, London, where he spoke about the UK’s digital heritage, our investment in the country, and ensuring everyone is part of the digital economy: Building a new London campus: “It’s great to be in the UK, a place where innovators have changed people’s lives on a mass scale—from cracking the Enigma code, to inventing the wo.

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  • Bringing Expeditions to 1 million students across the UK

    Earlier today in a year 5 classroom in London, Sundar (our CEO) led 23 students on a field trip to the International Space Station, giving them the chance to learn about astronauts and space scientists. Google Expeditions enables teachers to bring their students on virtual trips to places like museums, heritage sites, underwater, or even outer space — immersing students in ...

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  • Found in translation: More accurate, fluent sentences in Google Translate

    In 10 years, Google Translate has gone from supporting just a few languages to 103, connecting strangers, reaching across language barriers and even helping people find love. At the start, we pioneered large-scale statistical machine translation, which uses statistical models to translate text. Today, we’re introducing the next step in making Google Translate even better: Neu ...

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  • Community college pathways to a four-year computer science degree

    Editor's note: This piece was authored in collaboration with our research partners, Shanna Jaggars, Research Affiliate, Community College Research Center and Louise Ann Lyon, Senior Research Associate, ETR Our latest research shows that students who attend community colleges on the way to computer science (CS) bachelor’s degrees encounter many challenges and obstacles along the way.

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  • Making a ‘mesh’ of your Wi-Fi

    Whether we’re binge watching in the bedroom, gaming in the basement, or taking a video call from the kitchen, we want fast Wi-Fi in every room of our homes. And yet we still put up with Wi-Fi headaches, like spotty connections, dead zones, and blinking lights when something goes wrong. As we continue to bring the latest and greatest gadgets into our homes, we want to make su ...

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  • Experimenting at the crossroads of Machine Learning and arts

    This 233,000 year old female figurine is said to be the oldest piece of artwork ever found. Based on microscopic analyses archeologists suggest that it was shaped by human hands — possibly one of the first artists in the world. Critically, those human hands used a flint to shape the head and arms. Made of volcanic material, this 233,000-year-old and 3.

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  • Get practical ideas for innovating in schools at Education on Air, Dec 3rd

    Editor’s Note: As part of the #ItTakesATeacher movement, we’re hosting a free, online conference on December 3 - Education on Air: It Takes a Teacher - to celebrate educators around the world and allow teachers to learn from each other. Register today. At Education on Air: It Takes a Teacher, we’ll be celebrating educators and exploring the future of education and technology.

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  • Thanksgiving turkey and traffic tips from Google Trends and Maps

    Next week tens of millions of Americans will hit the road to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones near and far. So now’s the time to start planning your Thanksgiving celebration of food, family and football. From figuring out the best time to leave for grandma’s house to searching for the tastiest pumpkin pie recipe to wow your guests – Google’s your guide to a successful (and ...

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  • Introducing the new Google Play Music

    Whether reminding you to leave to catch your flight, helping you find pictures of your daughter’s recital, or suggesting the right Smart Reply, Google builds tools that help you make the world of information more accessible and useful. And at Google Play Music, we strive for the same. Building on our commitment to help you find the right music for any moment, today we’re int ...

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  • #transvoices: Celebrating transgender changemakers

    Here’s a Google hot-tip: if the quiz night question starts: “In what year did…”? The answer is probably 2016. For the transgender community 2016 was the year that trans storylines broke into mainstream US cinema and TV, and Jeffrey Tambor celebrated his Emmy by hoping that it would be the last time a trans-female role was played by a non-trans actor.

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  • Honoring Veterans Day with Google Expeditions

    Editor’s Note: Google Expeditions has a number of lessons to help students learn about our military history this Veterans Day. Students can experience the history of World War I, World War II, and the Civil War, understand the key events that shaped those moments, and visit the memorials that commemorate them.

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  • It takes a teacher to bring the real world into the classroom

    Editor’s Note: At Education on Air, Google’s free online conference December 3, we’ll be celebrating educators and exploring the future of education and technology. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing stories and tips from some of the speakers. Register today. Ben Thomas, a learning and digital pedagogy coordinator at Xavier High School in Albury, New South Wales, Au ...

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  • From the Runway to the Pixel: The Jeremy Scott Live Case

    Today, we’re excited to announce that celebrated American fashion designer Jeremy Scott has teamed up with Google to create a line of limited edition Jeremy Scott Live Cases for our new Pixel phones. Phones and cases have become an extension of our personal style. Scott, the creative mind behind fashion labels like Moschino and his own collection, has brought his distinctive ...

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