• Digital News Initiative: €20 million of funding for innovation in news

    In October 2015, as part of our Digital News Initiative (DNI)—a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation—we launched the €150 million DNI Innovation Fund. Today, we’re announcing the recipients of the fourth round of funding, with 102 projects in 26 European countries being offered €20,428,09 ...

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  • Local businesses bring in new customers with Posts on Google

    Seven out of ten customers visit a business or make a purchase based on info they found online1. With Posts on Google, businesses can share these timely updates right where people find your business on Search and Maps. Creative posts help a new restaurant become a local hit Igor Chang founded HAO Restaurant and Bar to bring Asian dishes to his beachside neighborhood in João Pessoa, Brazil.

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  • Opening the Google AI China Center

    Since becoming a professor 12 years ago and joining Google a year ago, I’ve had the good fortune to work with many talented Chinese engineers, researchers and technologists. China is home to many of the world's top experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. All three winning teams of the ImageNet Challenge in the past three years have been largely composed ...

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  • 3 ways employees will benefit from digital transformation in 2018

    Editor’s note: Business is no longer as usual. New technologies in the workplace, like machine learning and augmented reality, create opportunities for companies to enhance employee productivity. Alan Lepofsky, analyst at Constellation Research, Inc. discusses three key areas where technology will impact work as we know it.

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  • Holiday greetings from Project Fi

    It’s time to kick off this holiday season, And with new phones and features there’s no better reason, To gift our subscribers with holiday cheer, It’s a game on the slopes; we’ll bring all the gear. Strap on your best boots and hit the fresh snow, Looking out for snowboarders and pi ...

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  • The Year in Search: the questions we asked in 2017

    As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on the year that was with our annual Year in Search. As we do every year, we analyzed Google Trends data to see what the world was searching for. 2017 was the year we asked “how…?” How do wildfires start? How to calm a dog during a storm? How to make a protest sign? In fact, all of the “how” searches you see in the video wer ...

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  • News Lab in 2017: working with news organizations to address industry challenges

    Editor’s Note: This week we’re looking at the ways the Google News Lab is working with news organizations to build the future of journalism. This is the first in a four-part series. 2017 was a critical time for both the news and technology industries. The battle against misinformation, rapidly-changing business models for news organizations and fundamental questions about th ...

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  • Earth to exoplanet: Hunting for planets with machine learning

    For thousands of years, people have looked up at the stars, recorded observations, and noticed patterns. Some of the first objects early astronomers identified were planets, which the Greeks called “planētai,” or “wanderers,” for their seemingly irregular movement through the night sky. Centuries of study helped people understand that the Earth and other planets in our solar ...

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  • A look at one billion drawings from around the world

    Since November 2016, people all around the world have drawn one billion doodles in Quick, Draw!, a web game where a neural network tries to recognize your drawings. That includes 2.9 million cats, 2.9 million hot dogs, and 2.9 million drawings of snowflakes. Each drawing is unique. But when you step back and look at one billion of them, the differences fade away.

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  • A look at Team Drives in action at the California Academy of Sciences

    Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all wrapped into one. Attracting visitors from all over the world, the California Academy of Sciences aims to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. In addition to biodiversity research and conservation efforts, they offer a large varie ...

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  • Ready for your close-pup: the pets of #teampixel

    Can you say "shake"? This week we’re making the introduction to some of #teampixel’s furry friends who always make the day a little brighter. From fabulous felines to a French Bulldog in PJs, scroll through this week’s “pawsome” picks and get to know the pets of #teampixel—13/10 would portrait mode again.

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  • Building tools with GCP to help developers be more efficient

    Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from Tomoaki Kobayakawa and Yoshiyuki Mineo of Rocro Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Network Communications. They take us through how they used Google Cloud Platform to create three SaaS products to help developers both inside and outside of Sony. SaaS services are becoming more critical for developers working large-scale software developments.

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  • Wrapping up a year of impact with holiday giving

    The holidays are a time for celebrating family and community, and it’s my favorite time at Google because Googlers give back to those who need it most. Through Google.org grants and the generosity of Googlers, we set new giving records in 2017, bringing more resources to nonprofits, and more opportunities for Googlers to volunteer their time and expertise.

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  • $13 million dollars in 10 years: CS professional development grants are open

    Ten years ago, Jeff Walz, a manager on Google’s University Relations team, had a hunch about widening access to computer science (CS) education for students—he thought that if teachers could train other teachers, who would then train their students, together they could create a ripple effect. After attending a Carnegie Mellon University workshop for high school teachers desig ...

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