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  • Supporting those affected by the California fires

    Fueled by high winds, fast-moving wildfires in the California wine country and the Anaheim Hills have spread quickly—killing dozens, damaging tens of thousands of acres, destroying infrastructure, forcing evacuations, and leaving hundreds of people unaccounted for. Like many people in the Bay Area, my first news of the North Bay fires was the smell of smoke Monday morning.

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  • #teampixel heads to the Big Easy with Pixel 2

    With Google Pixel 2 hitting the streets soon, we’re excited to see what new photography fills the #teampixel feeds in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we visited New Orleans, LA, with Timothy McGurr who captured some of the city’s unique quirks and characters for a recent shoot, Pixel 2 in tow. Check out his lovely photos—all ...

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  • The High Five: top search trends this week

    Here are a few of the week’s most searched trends, with data from the Google News Lab. California wildfires On Sunday night, devastating wildfires began in Sonoma and other parts of California, causing tens of thousands of people to evacuate and killing at least 30. While emergency responders are still working to contain the fires, people searched for more information: “Whe ...

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  • Ok Google, let’s get spooky

    It’s Friday the 13th and just a couple weeks ‘til Halloween. Whether you’d prefer to hand out candy, dress like a pirate or scare yourself silly, your Google Assistant can help you get in the spooky spirit: 🤖 "Ok Google, what should I be for Halloween?" 🎃 “Ok Google, get directions to the neares ...

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  • How Android helped Dalmia Bharat go digital and grow their business

    Editor's note: Today’s post comes from Sunil Tewari, Head of Technology and Business Services for Dalmia Bharat Group, one of India’s largest cement manufacturers. Read how Dalmia Bharat Group uses Android to increase sales, optimize cement delivery, and better connect their workforce. Dalmia Cement is a leader in the Indian cement industry, producing over 9 million tons of ...

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  • 8 swift steps G Suite admins can take to secure business data

    Security doesn’t have to be complicated. With G Suite, admins can manage and help protect their users with minimal effort because we've designed our tools to be intuitive—like Vault, which helps with eDiscovery and audit needs, and data loss prevention, which helps ensure that your “‘aha”’ moments stay yours.

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  • Street View goes to the “top of the world”

    Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Emma Upton, Quttinirpaaq National Park Manager with Parks Canada. She shares the story behind our new Street View collection that captures the beauty of Canada’s Quttinirpaaq National Park. Here at Parks Canada, we have a lot to say about Quttinirpaaq National Park.

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  • Google Play and Movies Anywhere bring your movies together

    Whether you're looking for a Halloween classic or the latest action thriller, we want you to access that movie, no matter what platform or device you're using. You can already find the Google Play Movies & TV app on Android devices, on Apple’s App Store, Roku’s Channel Store, and many top Smart TVs by Samsung, LG and Vizio, not to mention Chromecast and Android TV.

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  • What Googlers were up to at GHC ‘17

    The 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing wrapped up last week. The largest conference for women in tech with more than 18,000 attendees, it’s also one of our favorite moments of the year for Google. Eight hundred Googlers joined the thousands of other attendees at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, to demonstrate some of our products, meet asp ...

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  • Giving banks a friendly, modern makeover with digital signage: Heritage Bank

    Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from Jane Calder, General Manager of Marketing at Heritage Bank, Australia’s largest customer-owned bank with over 60 branches throughout Queensland. As part of a refurbishment of its branches, Heritage Bank used Chrome OS and Chromeboxes to power video walls and interactive touchscreens to guide customers in making key financial decisions.

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  • Celebrating Coming Out Day: Portraits of LGBTQ+ Googlers

    As someone who identifies as non-binary, transgender and gay, I’ve come out a lot. As the co-creator of a "Transgender 101" course that introduces Googlers to trans issues, I come out to my coworkers every time I facilitate a session. Yet I still feel nervous every single time I do it. Growing up in Orange County, CA, I didn’t know any gay people in my high school and I nev ...

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  • Look up to your role models in VR with “The Female Planet”

    I grew up surrounded by strong female role models. My mom worked on Wall Street in the 1960s as an IBM Systems Engineer, one of the only women in her field. From day one, her stories about preparation, mental toughness, and teamwork helped me determine aspirations for my own career. When I was a bit older I had a summer internship and shadowed a female broadcast journalist at ...

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  • Now on iOS: Get paid to share your opinion

    There's an old saying—the customer is always right. And certainly, the world’s best companies are always eager to hear directly from customers. That's one reason we created Google Opinion Rewards, an app that pays people to give their opinions and answer questions from companies, big and small. Today we're bringing Google Opinion Rewards to iOS.

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