Google In Asia

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

    … of current and former participants (and fans of the competition) has grown to more than 200,000 across our Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and Facebook channels. And on any given day, you can participate in discussions about competition puzzles or get tips and tricks from past competitors. The problems are memorable. The quality of the problems keeps many…

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  • The Torwali language and its new Android keyboard

    …. The question is then, how can people write in Torwali on their smartphones to communicate in their own language? Wanting to make a specific Torwali script keyboard on Android smartphones, we contacted Google and worked with engineer Richard Sproat. Richard had experience building Tibetan and Khmer keyboards, and he helped us build a Torwali keyboard…

    The Official Google Blog- 18 readers -
  • Indonesia’s YouTube creators Cameo Project: Laughter for Good

    … As part of our series of interviews with people using the Internet to do exciting things, we sat down with Cameo Project, Indonesia’s favorite comedic troupe on YouTube. They’ve been making relatable and funny videos about life in Indonesia since 2012, and have been using comedy to raise awareness about important social issues for young people…

    The Official Google Blog- 19 readers -
  • Dive into Okinawa’s stunning—but endangered—underwater world

    … Editor’s note: We’ve invited Christophe Bailhache of The Ocean Agency, a nonprofit working to preserve our oceans, to tell us about its collaboration with Google. Together, we’ve brought imagery of the waters around Okinawa, Japan online for the world to discover on Street View. Google Street View doesn’t just offer a way to explore…

    The Official Google Blog- 14 readers -
  • Celebrating Penpan Sittitrai, Thailand’s master of fruit carving

    … Today's Doodle in Thailand celebrates national artist Penpan Sittitrai and the delicate art of fruit carving, which she mastered, skillfully turning every fruit and vegetable she touched into something truly exquisite. The tradition of fruit carving has been around for centuries, initially carried out to decorate the tables of the Thai…

    The Official Google Blog- 14 readers -