The Official Google Blog - Posts from June 2014

  • Things you love are Made with Code

    Miral is a hip hop dancer and choreographer who lights up stages across the country. Danielle is a cinematographer at Pixar, helping to bring beloved characters like Nemo and Merida to life. Erica is a humanitarian fighting malaria around the world. These are all women with cool, amazing jobs. But, more important, they’re all women who use computer science, and an ability to co ...

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  • Meet the Bay Area Impact Challenge winners

    Ten days ago, voting opened for Google’s first Bay Area Impact Challenge, and now the tally is in. On the ballot? Ten amazing nonprofit proposals to make a difference in our community. Between May 22 and June 2, nearly 200,000 votes poured in (191,504 to be exact)—adjusted for population, that makes it the highest voter turnout we’ve had in a Challenge to date. Now we’re unveiling the winners.

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  • Through the Google lens: search trends May 30-Jun 5

    It’s been a busy week for entertainment junkies, with the return of [oitnb] and a (yet another) huge episode of [game of thrones]. But people searched for more serious subjects, including the anniversary of [d-day] and a changing of the guard in Spain. “Stars,” shows and sad goodbyes Anticipation was high this week for the film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, ...

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  • The world is a canvas: introducing the street art project

    Here today, gone tomorrow. The transient nature of street art means it can be at risk of being scrubbed out and lost forever to its legions of fans. But long after the paint has faded from the walls, technology can help preserve street art, so people can discover it wherever and whenever they like. In a new project launching today, we’ve partnered with street art experts to brin ...

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  • Celebrating Pride, Google Style

    This June and throughout 2014, Google is thrilled to be celebrating Pride with the world in 35+ offices globally. With the ever increasing international focus on the LGBT community (searches for LGBT-related terms on Google have increased 41% since 2004 and started really picking up steam in March 2010) it has become even more evident that despite the marriage equality gains mad ...

    Emily Wood/ The Official Google Blogin Google- 18 readers -
  • Coming to a screen near you

    This morning we welcomed 6,000 developers to our 7th annual Google I/O developer conference. The crowd in San Francisco was joined by millions more watching on the livestream and 597 I/O Extended events, in 90+ countries on six continents. We’re meeting at an exciting time for Google, and for our developer community. There are now one billion of you around the world who use an Android device.

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  • Through the Google lens: search trends June 6-12

    All eyes were on Brazil this week, and searches were not far behind. Here’s a look at what’s trending on Google, from the football pitch to the political battlefield. Football fever The World Cup kicked off yesterday, and it’s safe to say that it’s on pretty much everyone’s minds. Even in the U.S., searches for the tournament beat searches for the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Playoff combined.

    Emily Wood/ The Official Google Blogin Google- 18 readers -
  • Hangout Bridges: Bringing together young Jews and Arabs

    The fortressed city of Acre lies on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in northern Israel. An important Middle Eastern city in ancient times, it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its fortified walls, citadel, mosques, synagogues, khans, baths and Crusader structures, Acre has always been a meeting place for East and West, new and old.

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