Google In Asia

    • Lost in Translation no more with Word Lens in Japanese

      If you don’t speak Japanese, Tokyo can be a confusing and sometimes daunting place to visit. Even if you make it through the complex subway system, you’ll be faced by street signs, menus or products on supermarket shelves that are only in Japanese. With Word Lens now available in Japanese, you’ll never have to worry about taking a wrong turn on a busy Shibuya street or ord ...

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    • Lost in Translation no more with Word Lens in Japanese

      If you don’t speak Japanese, Tokyo can be a confusing and sometimes daunting place to visit. Even if you make it through the complex subway system, you’ll be faced by street signs, menus or products on supermarket shelves that are only in Japanese. With Word Lens now available in Japanese, you’ll never have to worry about taking a wrong turn on a busy Shibuya street or ord ...

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  • Bringing digital skills training to more classrooms in Korea

    … Recently a group of Googlers visited Ogeum Middle School in Seoul, where they joined a junior high school class that had some fun trying out machine learning based experiments. The students got to see neural nets in action, with experiments that have trained computers to guess what someone’s drawing, or that turn a picture taken…

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  • A new home for Google in the Philippines

    … A lot has changed in the four years since we opened the doors to our first office in the Philippines: another 20 million Filipinos have come online, and with the number of smartphone users expected to hit 70 million people next year, Filipinos are consuming more online content than ever before. Our team of Pinoy-Googlers working here has grown…

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  • Step "Into the Wild" with Tango at Singapore ArtScience Museum

    … The Sumatran tiger is among the most critically endangered species in the world, with just 400 tigers surviving today. Its natural habitat is also one of the most threatened regions. With a new virtual reality experience, visitors to Into the Wild at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum can get really close to this threatened species, walk through…

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  • Goodbye Monkey, hello Rooster—Celebrate Lunar New Year with Google

    … Many people from across Asia and around the world are eagerly awaiting Lunar New Year—a time to gather with family and friends and celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rooster. With global interest in the Lunar Calendar growing every year, we wanted to bring people together by celebrating six Lunar New Year traditions from around the world…

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  • High-speed Wi-Fi rolls into 100th railway station in India

    … at Udhagamandalam (Ooty) station today. Ooty is also the terminus station of Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. What’s next? In September we announced Google Station, which gives partners an easy set of tools to roll-out Wi-Fi hotspots in public places. With all the possibilities that our partnership with Indian…

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  • Bringing the world wide web to more kids in rural Vietnam

    … During a visit to Vietnam over the holidays, I journeyed south through the Mekong Delta, on a five-hour road trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Tra Vinh. Most of the people here make their living by planting and farming rice. However, since this region has experienced severe droughts and saltwater intrusion year after year, life has been particularly…

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