• How Android and Pixel are changing the way musicians create

      If you happened to go to Google I/O this year—or tune in to the live stream—the hour leading up to the keynote featured a fun surprise: the band Parisi, filling Shoreline Amphitheatre with a wall of sound, using just four Pixel phones and modular musical instruments called ROLI BLOCKS. Parisi’s performance was powered by ROLI’s NOISE app, which launched in preview mod ...

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    • It must be nice to have Hamilton on your phone

      HAMILTON fans got a treat last Friday when the team behind the broadway hit released … Wait for It … an app! Available on Android and iOS, the app lets you enter the #Ham4Ham lottery more easily and has fun features for the biggest HAMILTON fans out there. It was also one of the first apps to be built with Firebase, Google’s mobile development platform to handle the backend a ...

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    • Making the internet work better for everyone in Africa

      By 2034 Africa is expected to have the world’s largest working-age population of 1.1 billion—yet only 3 to 4 million jobs are created annually. That means there’s an urgent need to create opportunities for the millions of people on the continent who are creative, smart and driven to succeed. The internet, and technology as a whole, offer great opportunities for creating jobs, ...

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  • After a "close call," a coding champion

    … Eighteen-year-old Cameroon resident Nji Collins had just put the finishing touches on his final submission for the Google Code-In competition when his entire town lost internet access. It stayed dark for two months. “That was a really, really close call,” Nji, who prefers to be called Collins, tells the Keyword, adding that he traveled…

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  • Empowering developers to build the best experiences across platforms

    … It’s great to be in our backyard again for Google I/O to connect with developers around the world. The 7,200 attendees at Shoreline Amphitheatre, millions of viewers on the live stream, and thousand of developers at local I/O Extended events across 80+ countries heard about our efforts to make the lives of developers easier—allowing them…

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  • Code Jam returns: Do you have what it takes?

    … Today we invite anyone with a passion for coding—from students to professionals, and newbies to pros—to sign up for Code Jam, Google's largest, most challenging programming competition. Last year, Code Jam welcomed 60,000 Code Jammers from more than 130 countries. The competition features multiple online rounds of intense, algorithmic problems…

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  • Launching new programs to help Central European startups take flight

    … Since we opened the doors of Campus Warsaw in 2015, we’ve worked hard to foster innovation in the startup and developer communities in Central and Eastern Europe. Campus, a place for entrepreneurs to grow and connect, has hosted more than 560 events and 9,000 members have joined the community--in fact, so many people have visited Campus (over…

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