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  • Taking education higher with Google Cloud Platform

    Editor’s note: This week the Google team is in Philadelphia for the annual EDUCAUSE conference, a gathering of higher education technology leaders. If you’re at the event, visit us at booth #1100 to see the latest demos of Google Cloud Platform (GCP), G Suite, Jamboard, as well as virtual reality and augmented reality tools.

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  • October Talks at Google: a month of celebrity sightings

    It was a star-studded month for Talks at Google, our very own speaker series. A few celebs stopped by to chat about what they’re up to on the screen and the stage. Check them out below: Reese Witherspoon, Jon Rudnitsky, and Hallie Meyers-Shyer visited Google NYC to talk about their new movie "Home Again.

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  • The meeting room, by G Suite

    With G Suite, we’re focused on building tools that help you bring great ideas to life. We know meetings are the main entry point for teams to share and shape ideas into action. That’s why we recently introduced Hangouts Meet, an evolution of Google Hangouts designed specifically for the workplace, and Jamboard, a way to bring creative brainstorming directly into meetings.

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  • Reach more customers with Local Services by Google

    When people need a plumber or a locksmith, they search online for a business nearby. With Local Services by Google, businesses like yours can show up at the top of Search, so that you can reach local clients right when they’re interested, and book more jobs. Today we’re announcing that Local Services, previously in a pilot as Home Services, is running in 17 cities across the U.S.

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  • Security and disinformation in the U.S. 2016 election

    We’ve seen many types of efforts to abuse Google’s services over the years. And, like other internet platforms, we have found some evidence of efforts to misuse our platforms during the 2016 U.S. election by actors linked to the Internet Research Agency in Russia. Preventing the misuse of our platforms is something that we take very seriously; it’s a major focus for our teams.

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  • Swing into the World Series with Google Expeditions

    Hey batter, batter, batter! It’s late October, and the World Series is shaping up for an amazing finish. Step up to the plate with five new Google Expeditions that we created in partnership with These include virtual tours of Citi Field in New York and Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, both of which are narrated by MLB Network’s Heidi Watney.

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  • Trick-or-treat for Street View Frights!

    If you’re trick-or-treating on Halloween, you might see a ghost or two. But take this tour of haunted houses and spooky sites on Street View -- and the ghosts are no trick. Our first stop is the Château Laurier, a 660,000-square-foot hotel that looms above the Ottawa River. Over the past 105 years, this architectural majesty has been graced by the likes of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

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  • Get moving with some help from your Google Assistant

    From caramel apples to pumpkin pie, fall is all about delicious food. But if you’re the hunt for some balance from all of your favorite holiday treats, look no further than your Google Assistant—the walking, biking and “get moving” buddy you’ve been waiting for. So grab your sneakers ...

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  • The High Five: searches for an expanding universe

    This week’s trends—with data from Google News Lab–have something for everyone: science experts, history buffs, baseball fans, music aficionados and dog lovers. Mind-expanding, relatively speaking Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis made news this week (and was searched 1,000 percent more than “Stephen Hawking IQ”) when the Cambridge Library made PDF files of the thesis avail ...

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  • Making search results more local and relevant

    When you’re searching on Google, we aim to provide the most useful results for your query. Today, around one in five searches on Google is related to location, so providing locally relevant search results is an essential part of serving you the most accurate information. In order to provide this optimal experience, your location determines the country service you receive re ...

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  • Daydream Labs: Accessibility in VR

    Virtual reality offers the ability to explore new worlds and have adventures without leaving home. We love the sense of freedom that VR offers, but it’s a technology that still relies mainly on visual cues—which makes it inaccessible to people with visual impairments. To bring these incredible experiences to visually impaired people, the technology needs to offer new tools.

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  • TensorFlow lends a hand to build a rock-paper-scissors machine

    Editor’s note: It’s hard to think of a more “analog” game than rock-paper-scissors. But this summer, one Googler decided to use TensorFlow, Google’s open source machine learning system, to build a machine that could play rock-paper-scissors. For more technical details and source code, see the original post on the Google Cloud Big Data and Machine Learning Blog.

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  • Travel through Hawkins with new “Stranger Things” game for Google Home

    Do you have what it takes to be part of the Hawkins Middle School AV Club? Now you can find out with the new “Stranger Things” game, built exclusively for your Google Assistant on Google Home. Starting today, you can go on an interactive journey with Dustin and the kids of “Stranger Things” to turn your Google Home experience Upside Down. × If you’re in the U.S., U.K.

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  • A tech slam dunk: helping students discover code with the Hidden Genius Project

    Coding is evolving and influencing how we think about all industries, including fashion, music and art. But even as CS becomes more important across a wide variety of fields, millions of Black, Hispanic and female youth aren't unlocking its benefits. One reason behind a lack of representation is perception; according to our research with Gallup, students are five times more ...

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