The Official Google Blog - Posts from September 2017

  • 2 New White Papers Examine Enterprise Web Browser Security

    Online security has never been more critical to businesses, and the tools used to access the web are a major factor to evaluate. Choosing an enterprise-grade web browser that offers the right security features and keeps businesses’ data protected while enabling employees to take advantage of the open web.

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  • Android Wear: 20+ watches for fall

    Android Wear was created to take smartwatches beyond “one size fits all.” That's why we're thrilled there are even more ways to express your style this fall—all while keeping you informed with messages at a glance, activity tracking, and help from your Google Assistant. Fit for the runway With Android Wear, you never have to sacrifice fashion for function.

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  • The state of data journalism in 2017

    Data journalism has been a big focus for us at the Google News Lab over the past three years—in building tools, creating content and sharing data with the data journalism community. We wanted to see if we’re taking the right approach: how big is data journalism, what challenges do data journalists face and how is it going to change? Up until today, we really haven’t had clea ...

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  • The High Five: top searches from the week of August 28

    Hurricane Harvey This week, attention in the U.S. turned to Hurricane Harvey and its devastating impact in Texas and Louisiana. People are searching for how to help, as well as for information about future storm Hurricane Irma—which was upgraded to a Category 3 and is moving across the Atlantic. The top queries regarding the storm were “How to donate clothes to Hurricane Harv ...

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  • Safe Browsing: Protecting more than 3 billion devices worldwide, automatically

    In 2007, we launched Safe Browsing, one of Google’s earliest anti-malware efforts. To keep our users safe, we’d show them a warning before they visited a site that might’ve harmed their computers. An early Safe Browsing notification Computing has evolved a bit in the last decade, though. Smartphones created a more mobile internet, and now AI is increasingly changing how ...

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  • Safe Browsing: Protecting more than 3 billion devices worldwide, automatically

    In 2007, we launched Safe Browsing, one of Google’s earliest anti-malware efforts. To keep our users safe, we’d show them a warning before they visited a site that might’ve harmed their computers. An early Safe Browsing notification Computing has evolved a bit in the last decade, though. Smartphones created a more mobile internet, and now AI is increasingly changing how ...

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  • Ending FOMO with Community Updates

    FOMO: that feeling you get when you fear you're missing out on something super awesome, interesting or important to you: like a fun gig in the local park, an important school board meeting, or a community clean up down the road from your house. Well, Community Updates could be your solution. It will bring you information about news and events happening right in your own back ...

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  • Google’s fight against human trafficking

    Google has made it a priority to tackle the heinous crime of sex trafficking. I know, because I’ve worked on this from the day I joined in 2012. We have hired and funded advocates in this area. We have developed and built extensive technology to connect victims with the resources they need. And we have helped pioneer the use of technologies that identify trafficking networks ...

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  • Improving our privacy controls with a new Google Dashboard

    Data helps improve our products, keep them safe, and—with your permission—tailor them to match your interests. But those interests, and how you want them to shape your Google experience, are constantly changing. That’s why we build powerful, easy-to-use tools that enable you to adjust your privacy preferences, anytime. We’re constantly working to refine these tools based on your feedback.

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  • Take your startup on exchange to Campus Seoul

    Editor’s note: Campus Exchange is a startup exchange program hosted by Google for Entrepreneurs. This fall, Campus Seoul looks forward to welcoming the first-ever Asia-Pacific cohort for Campus Exchange: APAC Commerce from November 6-10, 2017. Startups in e-commerce and retail from across Asia-Pacific are encouraged to apply here by September 24, 2017.

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  • Daydream Elements: Foundational VR Design

    Daydream Elements launched at Google I/O this year. It’s a set of best practices and reusable code for some of the most fundamental things you do in VR — like walking around and interacting with the environment. So whether you're a seasoned app developer, an immersive design enthusiast, or just curious about VR, you can take a look at the first set of interactions.

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  • 7 ways admins can help secure accounts against phishing in G Suite

    We work hard to help protect your company against phishing attacks—from using machine learning, to tailoring our detection algorithms, to building features to spot previously unseen attacks. While we block as many external attacks as we can, we continue to build and offer features designed to empower IT administrators to develop strong internal defenses against phishing.

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  • Small business success at National Entrepreneurs Week in Mexico

    Yesterday, the small business team at Google went to Mexico for National Entrepreneurs Week. It was exciting to hear stories about how some of Mexico’s four million small businesses—the second largest number in Latin America—are using the internet to succeed and grow. Let’s look at three ways these business owners have turned their passion into their life’s work.

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  • Step inside of music

    What if you could step inside your favorite song and get a closer look at how music is made? That’s the idea behind our new interactive experiment Inside Music. The project is a collaboration with the popular podcast Song Exploder and some of our favorite artists across different genres—Phoenix, Perfume Genius, Natalia Lafourcade, Ibeyi, Alarm Will Sound, and Clipping.

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  • Analyze your business data with Explore in Google Sheets, use BigQuery too

    A few months back, we announced a new way for you to analyze data in Google Sheets using machine learning. Instead of relying on lengthy formulas to crunch your numbers, now you can use Explore in Sheets to ask questions and quickly gather insights. Check it out. Quicker data → problems solved When you have easier access to data—and can figure out what it means quickly ...

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  • A few favorites from Talks at Google in August

    Whether you want to rise up with the cast of Hamilton, transport yourself to the sky with an astronomy expert, or learn to live happier with less from “The Minimalists,” you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few of our favorite Talks at Google from August (we know … it’s a week late, but worth the wait).

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  • Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap

    Ildiko Fekete is a mother of two from Hungary, who had moved to a small town to raise her family, taking time out from her career as a literature teacher. Earlier this year she applied for and completed an Android scholarship. As a result she has built an eco-footprint app, Greenfeet, and plans to pursue freelance developer work.

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  • Manage your business listing without leaving Google Search

    Businesses succeed and grow when they reach new customers online. With more than 80% of people searching the web to find local information,1 it’s important to have a high quality presence that showcases what makes your business unique. When people get to know your business, they are more likely to become customers.

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  • We went to Google with our daughters for the day. Here’s what we saw.

    Editor’s Note: Every other year, Google hosts “Take Your Parents to Work Day,” when parents of Googlers visit the campus and get a glimpse of what it’s like to work there. There are lots of activities to keep the parents busy, and snacks to keep them fed. To mark the occasion, the proud moms of the Keyword editors stepped in to share their perspective of the day’s activities.

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  • Daydream Labs: Experiments with ARCore

    ARCore brings augmented reality capabilities to millions of Android phones. It’s available as an SDK preview, and developers can start experimenting with it right now. We’ve already seen some really fun, useful and delightful experiences come through; check out thisisarcore.com for some of our favorites. Daydream Labs has been in on the fun and experimentation, too.

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  • Bringing digital citizenship into the school curriculum

    Educators around the world have embraced digital literacy in the classroom, encouraging their students to create and engage on the the internet. They recognize digital literacy as an important future skill for their students, and also understand the importance of teaching kids how to be good digital citizens.

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  • Taking the next step with Android One

    When we launched Android One in India back in 2014, the goal was to get the next billion people online by providing them with high quality, affordable phones. Since then, the larger community has told us they value what Android One stands for across a range of phones—a refreshingly simple software experience that is accessible, always fresh and stays ahead of the curve, with ...

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  • New features in Jamboard to help you make the best of your jams

    A few months have passed since we first released Jamboard—Google’s cloud-based, collaborative whiteboard. Since then, our engineering and product teams have been developing new features to make your jam sessions even better. For those of you new to Jamboard, check out this video. For those of you who have been testing Jamboard with your teams, here are eight new updates to h ...

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  • The High Five: Hurricane Irma, DACA and the Pope—search trends from this week

    Each week, we take a look at the most-searched trends (with help and data from the team at Google News Lab). Here are a few top trends from this week: Hurricane Irma Irma was on the minds of many throughout the week, as the hurricane devastated the Caribbean and headed toward the U.S. As Florida braces for impact, people are searching for how to prepare—top searches in Flo ...

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  • Get a Closer Look With Street View in Google Earth VR

    With Google Earth VR, you can go anywhere in virtual reality. Whether you want to stroll along the canals of Venice, stand at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro or soar through the sky faster than a speeding bullet, there’s no shortage of things to do or ways to explore. We love this sense of possibility, so we’re bringing Street View to Earth VR to make it easier for you to see ...

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  • The (real) Internship: catching up with our summer interns

    They came, they saw, they interned. Each summer, Google and Alphabet welcome thousands of interns to our offices around the world. Now that it’s time for the interns to head back to school, we sat down with a few of them to hear about the highlights from their experience. Jacob Schaider, YouTube TV Tell us about the work you did this summer: I worked on an internal tool for YouTube TV.

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  • Building for Daydream gets easier with new tools

    With Daydream, our goal is to enable developers to build high-quality mobile VR experiences. We’re always trying to make the development process easier and more efficient, helping you focus on innovation by providing tools to optimize your apps, interactions, and workflow. With that in mind, we have some new updates and features for our tools.

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  • Typing Greek has never been so easy

    Did you know that many words in a vocabulary of an educated English speaker are borrowed from Greek? Hundreds of scientific, medical, and technical terms have been coined from Greek words, being either the root that creates a word or prefixes / suffixes of words used in daily language. From physics to photography, from microscope to telephone, from biology to zoology and many ...

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  • Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund: Call for fourth round applications

    Since its introduction, the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, our €150 million commitment to supporting innovation in the European news industry, has offered €73.5 million to 359 ambitious projects in digital journalism, across 29 countries. The fund is designed to provide no-strings-attached awards to those in the news industry looking for some room—and budget—to experiment.

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  • Continuing to support hurricane relief efforts

    Hurricane Irma has impacted communities throughout the Caribbean and the southeastern United States. Hitting the Caribbean islands the hardest, Irma has left millions of people to rebuild in its wake. Today, we’re kicking off a matching campaign to support relief and recovery efforts for this deadly storm, part of our overall $5 million hurricane relief effort this month. Google.

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  • Celebrating International Literacy Day

    UNESCO’s International Literacy Day is a moment to celebrate the magic of reading, and to find solutions that can help the more than 250 million children around the world who lack basic literacy skills. Many of these children are at risk of falling even further behind due to a lack of sufficient reading materials or access to environments that promote learning. For example, in the U.S.

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  • A better world for wheels on Google Maps

    More than 65 million people worldwide need wheelchairs. I became one of them after an accident eight years ago, and I discovered what it’s like to navigate the world on wheels. As I learned, those of us with mobility issues need information about places before we arrive. Does the art museum have a stair-free entrance? What about the cafe across the street? And is there an ac ...

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  • Ti Amo Italy: a historic theater takes center stage in a new music video

    “Ti Amo.” I love you. The new song from French synth-pop stars Phoenix. The title song from their recently released album “Ti Amo” is a love letter to Italy: from festivals in Sanremo, to singer Franco Battiato, to melted gelato. In the video for the song, created by La Blogothèque and directed by Colin Solal Cardo in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, Phoenix’s T ...

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  • This week’s #teampixel feature: @naina.co

    This week’s tips come from Naina Redhu, India-based lifestyle photographer and blogger, who says that more is more when shooting but less is more when sharing. Check them out, then grab your Pixel to practice. What/who are your favorite photography subjects? I look for colors, textures, shapes and light. I'll photograph anything/anyone, whether inanimate or alive.

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  • Google Digital News Initiative’s Fund

    In April 2015, Google announced the Digital News Initiative, a partnership with European news organizations to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation. In this guest post, Bart Brouwers, a Dutch journalism professor at the University of Groningen and a council member of the Digital News Initiative’s Fund, looks back at what the Digital News Initiativ ...

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  • Google Trips, Flights, and Destinations add new languages and countries

    For all you travelers and explorers out there, planning your next vacation just got easier. Google Trips, Google Flights, and Destinations on Google now support a combined 20 new languages and 26 new countries globally. So whether you’re just starting to get ideas for your next trip, or you're ready to book your flight and get to sightseeing—we’ve got you covered.

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  • Preserving and celebrating Latino cultures in the U.S.

    Last September, before I left my hometown in San Antonio, Texas for a job at Google in New York, I went to a special mass at Mission San José, one of five historic missions in San Antonio. As I walked up to the old wooden doors, I saw Latino families from the neighborhood gathering outside to greet each other.

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  • 7 ways admins can help secure accounts against phishing in G Suite

    We work hard to help protect your company against phishing attacks—from using machine learning, to tailoring our detection algorithms, to building features to spot previously unseen attacks. While we block as many external attacks as we can, we continue to build and offer features designed to empower IT administrators to develop strong internal defenses against phishing.

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  • Addressing the UK NCSC’s Cloud Security Principles

    As your organization adopts more cloud services, it's essential to get a clear picture of how sensitive data will be protected. Many authorities, from government regulators, to industry standards bodies and consortia, have provided guidance on how to evaluate cloud security. Notably, the UK National Cyber Security Centre offers a framework built around 14 Cloud Security Princ ...

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  • How publishers can take advantage of machine learning

    As the publishing world continues to face new challenges amidst the shift to digital, news media and publishers are tasked with unlocking new opportunities. With online news consumption continuing to grow, it’s crucial that publishers take advantage of new technologies to sustain and grow their business.

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  • Providing support to those affected by Hurricane Maria

    Hurricane Maria recently made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane, killing at least 10 people and leaving much of the island without power or water. Elsewhere in the Caribbean, millions more are looking to rebuild—the storm destroyed the island of Dominica, killing at least 15 people, and devastated the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos.

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  • Supporting new ideas in the fight against hate

    Addressing the threat posed by violence and hate is a critical challenge for us all. Google has taken steps to tackle violent extremist content online—putting our best talent and technology to the task, and partnering with law enforcement agencies, civil society groups, and the wider technology industry. We can’t do it alone, but we’re making progress.

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  • Google signs agreement with HTC, continuing our big bet on hardware

    About a year and a half ago, I joined Google to pursue my dream job to create compelling hardware products, built with Google’s smarts at their core. As a first step, we brought together various consumer hardware-related efforts and established a single hardware organization within the company. Our team’s goal is to offer the best Google experience—across hardware, software a ...

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  • A ride to remember on World Alzheimer’s Day

    Editor's note: Anne-Christine Hertz is a Swedish inventor who works at Health Technology Centre of Halland. Today, she shares a story of how the Centre used Street View to invent a device that helps elderly with Alzheimer’s. A few weeks ago I met 75-year-old Lars Jonsson and his wife Ingrid. They married when Lars was 40 and have lived a happy, fulfilling life together.

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  • Supporting local journalism with Report for America

    I cut my teeth in journalism as a local reporter for my hometown paper, the Northfield News, and saw firsthand how local journalism impacts a community. Local reporters go to city council meetings to hold city governments accountable. They’re the first to show up when disaster strikes, getting critical information to their readers.

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  • SAP on Google Cloud Platform—new certifications and more

    Google Cloud Platform continues to become a better place to run your SAP applications. Last spring, we joined forces with SAP to help you run your applications on a highly secured public cloud flexibly, at scale, and fast. At SAPPHIRENOW ‘17, we accelerated our partnership with SAP, with milestones that spanned certifying SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver on Google Cloud Platform, t ...

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  • Android Oreo: a smart, tough and productive cookie for enterprises

    Android 8.0 Oreo is now available, bringing a sweet combination of improved productivity and enhanced security to enterprise customers. The new release builds on the consistent investments we’ve made to make Android stronger, easier to manage, and more productive for the enterprise. Personal space on your work device Android’s unique work profile creates the best of both worl ...

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  • Making Android better for kids and families

    We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make Android work for everyone. Whether it’s giving people their choice of device, or helping app developers make their apps more accessible, we think Android is at its best when more people have access to the power of mobile technology. And that includes kids.

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  • Updating our Transparency Report and electronic privacy laws

    Today, we are releasing the latest version of our Transparency Report concerning government requests for user data. This includes government requests for user data in criminal cases, as well as national security matters under U.S. law. Google fought for the right to publish this information in court and before Congress, and we continue to believe that this type of transparenc ...

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  • The High Five: Hurricane Irma, DACA and the Pope—search trends from this week

    Each week, we take a look at the most-searched trends (with help and data from the team at Google News Lab). Here are a few top trends from this week: Hurricane Irma Irma was on the minds of many throughout the week, as the hurricane devastated the Caribbean and headed toward the U.S. As Florida braces for impact, people are searching for how to prepare—top searches in Flo ...

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  • Search and discover with the Google app for iOS

    Not all journeys have a destination. Whether browsing the web or looking for answers, the latest update to the Google app on iOS helps you keep exploring. Starting today, while you’re reading a webpage on the Google app for iOS, you’ll see suggestions for related content when you pull up the bottom of the page—no need to type anything into the search box to learn more.

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  • Project Fi welcomes Android One, with the moto x4

    With Project Fi, we set out to make your wireless experience fast, easy and fair—with access to three national 4G LTE networks, and international roaming at no extra cost. But many of you have asked us for more options for high quality, affordable devices that work with Project Fi. We've heard you and we're excited to launch our newest phone for Project Fi: the Android One moto x4.

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  • Your Google Assistant is now on Android TV

    Your Google Assistant is now available on Android TV, starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV today and Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months. With your Assistant on Android TV, you can jump right into your favorite show, find the latest blockbuster, check the score of the big game, dim the lights and more— all with just your voice.

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  • #teampixel proves you can take a good photo anywhere

    We’re always excited to see what #teampixel photographs next. This week’s photos capture everything from the tombs and temples in Jordan to the crestfallen leaves of autumn, proving a good photo can be taken anywhere. Special shout out to today’s Instagram feature, @oxykostin, for a magical photo that takes us under the sea.

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  • Daydream Labs: Experiments with ARCore

    ARCore brings augmented reality capabilities to millions of Android phones. It’s available as an SDK preview, and developers can start experimenting with it right now. We’ve already seen some really fun, useful and delightful experiences come through; check out thisisarcore.com for some of our favorites. Daydream Labs has been in on the fun and experimentation, too.

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  • Oh … Snap! Teens are coding the future

    My first experience with coding came from trying to prove people wrong. At the end of eighth grade, my high school guidance counselor was adamant that I take Algebra I again, even though I’d already taken it in middle school. She claimed my class wasn’t rigorous enough—plus I didn’t know how to use a TI-82 calculator, which I’d need in subsequent math classes.

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  • Best Practices: Creating Art Assets for VR

    Editor's Note: This is a design-focused post for anyone interested in creating art assets for virtual reality. As a VR and AR artist, I’ve noticed two trends. First, new tools and practices that can make us better artists are appearing all the time. But also, techniques and skills from the late 90’s and early 00’s are making a comeback, and they apply to virtual reality beca ...

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  • Tilt Brush Artist in Residence: Meet Liz Edwards

    Editor’s note: Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Earlier this year, we launched the Artist in Residence (AiR) program to showcase what’s possible when creative artists experiment with this new medium. The resulting works of art have been amazing, and you can check some of them out on our website, or right in the Tilt Brush app itself.

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  • Something’s coming … “West Side Story” on Google Arts & Culture

    “In the olden days, everybody sang.” Those are the words of Leonard Bernstein, composer behind the iconic musical “West Side Story,” where everyone danced and snapped through the streets, too. Whether you’re a Jet all the way or you side with the Sharks, Tony and Maria’s love story is as poignant today as it was 60 years ago, when the Broadway musical first debuted.

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  • Meet Singapore’s next makers

    What happens when you invite kids to tinker and dabble with 3D pens, 3D printers and lots of colorful electrical components? They go on to make some pretty amazing things! Step inside our Maker Space at Google’s Singapore office! Our creative technologists have created an indoor playground for Googlers and collaborators to pursue ideas and build quick prototypes to explore and bring their id.

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  • Take your startup on exchange to Campus Seoul

    Editor’s note: Campus Exchange is a startup exchange program hosted by Google for Entrepreneurs. This fall, Campus Seoul looks forward to welcoming the first-ever Asia-Pacific cohort for Campus Exchange: APAC Commerce from November 6-10, 2017. Startups in e-commerce and retail from across Asia-Pacific are encouraged to apply here by September 24, 2017.

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  • Five ways to co-host a dinner party with your Assistant

    Now that the temperatures have dropped and fall is moving in, it’s time to bring the party inside. Let your Assistant be the perfect co-host for your next dinner party—here are a few ways your Assistant can help prepare: Take advantage of seasonal produce: “Ok Goog ...

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  • Headphones optimized for the Google Assistant

    Your Assistant is already available to help on phones, speakers and more. But sometimes you need something a bit more personal, just for you to hear. And that’s where headphones come into play. Like when you’re commuting on the train or reading at home. It would be nice to get on-the-go help from your Assistant, without glancing at your phone.

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  • Tackle football season with your Assistant by your side

    Football season is officially underway and your Google Assistant is ready to help you keep up with your favorite teams. With your Assistant on your phone or Google Home, start with “Ok Google” and... Stock up on the essentials by asking your Assistant to “Add chips and dip to my shopping list” ...

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  • How BeyondCorp can help businesses be more productive

    Over the past few years, Google has been moving away from VPN-based security for our employees, and towards a trust model that's based on people and devices, rather than networks. We call it BeyondCorp—moving beyond a corporate network for internal services and applications. It’s the basis for Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy, which can be used to authenticate users for application ...

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  • Cloud Job Discovery enters beta

    Last November, we announced Cloud Job Discovery (formerly Cloud Jobs API) to help the talent industry connect job seekers and employers through access to Google’s search and machine learning capabilities. Since then, this service has been deployed on more than 3000 job properties, from company career sites to job boards.

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  • Daydream Labs: Interactive scenes with Blocks objects

    Since the launch of Blocks, people have been enthusiastically creating and sharing their amazing models with the community. So we asked ourselves: what would it be like to use Blocks objects to create an entire interactive scene? Turns out it’s possible. In an experiment our team built recently, we created a system that lets people make their own "Escape the Room" experience in VR.

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  • Building film experiences through WebVR with Powster

    Editor’s Note: When you build with WebVR, anyone can explore VR experiences with Chrome and Daydream View. Ste Thompson is CEO and Creative Director at Powster. In this post for developers, he explains how Powster uses WebVR to create immersive experiences in film environments that reach as wide an audience as possible.

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  • Celebrating International Literacy Day

    UNESCO’s International Literacy Day is a moment to celebrate the magic of reading, and to find solutions that can help the more than 250 million children around the world who lack basic literacy skills. Many of these children are at risk of falling even further behind due to a lack of sufficient reading materials or access to environments that promote learning. For example, in the U.S.

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  • Transforming Chile’s health sector with connectivity

    Editor’s note: From instant access to medical records, to telemedicine in rural areas, connectivity in the health sector has the power to improve lives. In this guest post, Soledad Munoz Lopez, CIO of the Chilean Ministry of Health, shares with us how Chile implemented a national API-based architecture to help bring better health to millions.

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  • At New Zealand schools, Chromebooks top the list of learning tools

    New Zealand educators are changing their approach to teaching, building personalized learning pathways for every student. Technology plays a key part in this approach. New Zealand has joined the list of countries including Sweden the United States where Chromebooks are the number one device used in schools, according to analysts at International Data Corporation (IDC).

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  • GIPHY engineering intern goes the GIF-stance with Google Cloud Vision

    Editor’s Note: Today, we’re GIFted with the presence of a guest author. Bethany Davis, current University of Pennsylvania student and former software engineering summer intern at GIPHY, shares the details of her summer project, which was powered by Google Cloud Vision. This is a condensed and modified version of a post published on the GIPHY Engineering blog.

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