Innovation & Technology

    • Startup with Google, a resource to help young companies succeed

      Since 2011, Google has partnered with over 50 community organizations to help startup communities around the world flourish. Startups within those communities and spaces we run have created more than 40,000 jobs and raised more than $3.9 billion in funding. Today we’re introducing a new resource to help young companies continue to make their big ideas a reality—Startup with Google.

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    • Presenting the Eclipse Megamovie

      Last Monday, people all across the United States turned their (protected) eyes skyward for the astronomical event of a lifetime: a total solar eclipse. As the moon’s shadow crossed the U.S., more than 1,300 volunteer photographers (like Vivian White and Steven Madow) captured images of the sun’s faint outer atmosphere: the corona.

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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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  • 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…

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  • A Megamovie volunteer on snapping photos and contributing to science

    … On August 21—for the first time in 100 years—a total solar eclipse will cross the the United States. Last week we shared an interview with Vivian White, who is coordinating a mighty team of volunteers capturing photos of the eclipse. In collaboration with UC Berkeley, the Eclipse Megamovie project will take these photos and algorithmically…

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  • Eclipse Megamovie Volunteer Wrangler tells all

    … On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cross the the United States. That’s a big deal (a “once in a hundred years” kind of big deal). Most observers outside of the path of total eclipse from Salem, OR to Charleston, SC will only see the partial eclipse. So, Google teamed up with UC Berkeley to give the rest of the world a view of the eclipse…

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  • Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

    … passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll use our technology to algorithmically align and process the images submitted by citizen scientists to create a continuous view of the eclipse: the Eclipse Megamovie. In addition to the movie, the full dataset of images will be made available…

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  • Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

    … passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll use our technology to algorithmically align and process the images submitted by citizen scientists to create a continuous view of the eclipse: the Eclipse Megamovie. In addition to the movie, the full dataset of images will be made available…

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  • 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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  • Experimenting at the crossroads of Machine Learning and arts

    …. In turn, art has inspired innovation and pushed the boundaries of technology. This remains true today. Our team at Google Arts & Culture has been curious what Machine Learning can do in the hands of artists, museums or curators to create new experiences and help unlock art for everyone. This is why we invited creative coders - think of someone who…

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  • Celebrating AMP: A year in review

    …It's been one year since we launched the open source Accelerated Mobile Pages Project (AMP), our initiative to improve content-loading speed to benefit users, businesses, publishers, websites and the mobile web as a whole…

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