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A new accelerator for circular economy startups and nonprofits

Every year, humanity consumes far more than what the planet can naturally replenish. To create a circular economy that can be safer, sustainable, and more equitable for everyone, we need to rebuild our relationship with physical resources and how we make, process, use, and recycle them. While this linear economic model has led to a…
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This retreat led to an award-winning research proposal

Editor’s note: Google’s Computer Science Education Research (CS-ER) awards provide one year of funding for scientific research and pilot-stage ideas focused on improving CS learning and teaching. Today’s post is authored by Dr. Ain Grooms and Dr. Stefanie Marshall, whose research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education received a 2022 CS-ER award. Learn…
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Meet the hackers keeping you safe online

In the aftermath of Aurora, we began a complete overhaul of our security team, strategy and technical capabilities. Billions of dollars of new investment, thousands of the world’s top security experts, new paradigms, new hardware and new highly specialized teams were gathered, all with one purpose: to ensure that users stay safe in the face…
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3 takeaways from the WANIFRA World News Media Congress

The WAN-IFRA World News Media Congress returned in 2022, with the promise to deliver “critical conversations about the future of news publishing.” Attendees from all over the world gathered in Zaragoza, Spain to celebrate “the craft of journalism” as Vivian Schiller from the Aspen Institute put so well during the World News Day celebration –…
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Test drive new McLaren Formula 1 themes in your Chrome browser

We’re more than halfway through a thrilling Formula 1 season, and McLaren is locked in a tight battle in the 2022 World Constructors Championship. Earlier this year, we partnered with the McLaren F1 Team to distribute Chrome browser and almost 500 Android devices – including phones, tablets and earbuds – across their entire racing organization…
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Bite-size skills training for Brits short on time

Of course, we can’t do this alone. Earlier this year, alongside a number of top UK employers including the BBC, BT Group, Deloitte, John Lewis Partnership and NatWest, we announced our Employer Consortium, which recognises Google Career Certificates when recruiting for much-needed tech roles, providing an accessible path for Brits into high-growth, well-paid tech jobs.…
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A message about Stadia and our long term streaming strategy

For many years, Google has invested across multiple aspects of the gaming industry. We help developers build and distribute gaming apps on Google Play and Google Play Games. Gaming creators are reaching audiences around the world on YouTube through videos, live streaming and Shorts. And our cloud streaming technology delivers immersive gameplay at massive scale.…
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14 fun details I noticed in my first 14 days with a Pixel

3. The Pixel 6a feels light in my hand. There’s nothing bulky about it. It weighs about 6.3 ounces — which is about the same as six pencils! I’ve always had metal phones, and the Pixel’s light tactile alloy frame is something I didn’t think I would notice, but definitely do. 4. The haptic feedback…
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One researcher’s take on Google’s mentorship program

How did you get into the research field? I focused on building community, seeking guidance from my professors and taking advantage of as many resources as possible both on and off-campus. For example, I received funding through Google’s Conference Scholarships program to attend conferences like Tapia and Grace Hopper Celebration, where I connected with other…
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8 things to try now on Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4

1. Level up your workouts. Sense 2 and Versa 4 include more than 40 exercise modes available on-wrist – that’s more than double we’ve ever had. With daily workout guidance, real-time stats, personalized Active Zone Minutes and even the ability to leave your phone at home and still track pace & distance with built-in GPS,…
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How a second chance led Paula to Google

Why did you decide to apply to Google? Something in me knew I would make it here, so I prepared myself. I applied to different roles over time, but without much success. When this job opened up on the Partner Marketing team, I felt like I had a good chance. I knew a lot about…
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Celebrating the success of 47 European news innovators

With 605 applicants from 38 countries, we were impressed by the diversity and the quality of the proposed projects. There were creative solutions to common business challenges, including news organizations engaging with more diverse audiences, and providing greater transparency into how powerful institutions such as businesses and governmental organizations operate. Thirty-four percent of the applications…
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Bringing more voices to Search

One of the ways Google Search helps you make sense of the world is by connecting you with the widest range of perspectives, from everyday people to authoritative reporting. Today we’re announcing two new features that will help bring you even more viewpoints, so you can have additional context and choices when you search. Find…
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Search outside the box: How we’re making Search more natural and intuitive

For over two decades, we’ve dedicated ourselves to our mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We started with text search, but over time, we’ve continued to create more natural and intuitive ways to find information — you can now search what you see with your camera, or ask…
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9 new features and tools for easier shopping on Google

Shopping isn’t just about buying. It’s also about exploring your options, discovering new styles and trends, and researching to make sure you’re getting the right product at the right price. Today at our annual Search On event, we announced nine new ways we’re transforming the way you shop with Google, bringing you a more immersive,…
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New ways to make more sustainable choices

If you’re looking to buy an electric vehicle — which more than a quarter of new car buyers are — we’ll soon show estimated costs, range and charging speeds for electric vehicle models. Plus, you’ll be able to easily find public charging stations near you that are compatible with each electric vehicle. For U.S. shoppers,…
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Helping you find and control personalized results in Search

Starting today, in English for mobile users globally, you’ll also be able to find more inspiration for your next meal. You can search for “dinner ideas” to see personalized recommendations for recipes you might like to try. If you have a specific hankering, you can search by cuisine or dietary preferences — for example, “Thai…
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Find the perfect dish, no matter your craving

Let’s say you’re in charge of picking a restaurant for a family reunion dinner. You know your mom loves Italian food, but your niece and nephew are super picky about pizza. Your uncle insists on a great view, but your sister won’t go anywhere that doesn’t have good dessert. Oh, and you have to book…
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4 new updates that make Maps look and feel more like the real world

Helping companies and developers operate more sustainably ♻️ Recently, we launched eco-friendly routing in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, which uses a new routing model to let drivers see and choose the most fuel-efficient route to their destination, using insights from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and data from the European…
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Search On 2022: Search and explore information in new ways

Helping you search outside the box With Lens, you can search the world around you with your camera or an image. (People now use it to answer more than 8 billion questions every month!) Earlier this year, we made visual search even more natural with the introduction of multisearch, a major milestone in how you…
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An #IamRemarkable facilitator on the power of self-promotion

Editor’s note: This article discusses a person who had suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know needs help, use Find a Helplineto access local emotional support resources. What do you gain from being a facilitator? Helping people gives me a lot of positive energy. For example, I’ve run workshops with refugees whose lives began…
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Recovery, community and healing on the job at Google

Finding hope through community When I opened that link and read about Google’s Recover Together website — which includes a searchable map to find nearby recovery groups and support resources for people and their families — let alone featuring an actual Googler in recovery, I knew I was in the right place. Addiction is still…
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Supporting the EU and securing the digital space

Citizens, companies and governments across the European Union agree that everyone should be free to live their lives and use technology without fear that their information will be stolen or held ransom by cybercriminals or other malicious actors. But with each passing week, cyber threats are growing more costly and more aggressive, undermining the trust…
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12 women founders talk tech in Founded’s fourth season

Women’s entrepreneurship is rising — but women still own only one in three businesses globally. They also continue to get a small piece of the venture capital “pie”: Startups with all-women founders accounted for only 6.9% of deals during the first half of 2022, which marked a decade high. At Women Techmakers, our goal is…
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Play The Descent of the Serpent, the first video game from Google Arts & Culture

From elaborate costumes and ball games to fascinating mythology and incredible architecture, ancient Mesoamerican culture can be both educational and entertaining to discover. These ancient cultures left behind a great legacy of knowledge and many artifacts once used in rituals, warfare and daily life – some of which are housed in the National Museum of…
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Google at the 2022 United Nations General Assembly

A number of the SDGs – ensuring sustainable cities, and access to affordable and clean energy, for example – were established with sustainability top of mind. And as our CEO has said before, solving climate change is humanity’s next big moonshot. Working together, governments, companies, and citizens can create technology-enabled, scalable solutions that deliver a…
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Helping publishers grow their digital business

Before joining Google, Alejandra Brambila worked at Reuters helping publishers across Latin America integrate the news agency’s reporting into their publications. Working with newsrooms across the region, she saw first-hand the challenges they faced in building a sustainable news business. Now she applies that insight as a member of Google’s Latin America news partnerships team,…
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Work Diary: a Google Assistant marketer in San Francisco

8:30 a.m. → Prep for projects focused on protecting user privacy When I get to the office, I grab an oat milk latte from the Flora Hub coffee bar on the 13th floor and start looking at my emails and calendar for the day. (This spot has the best views of the Bay — you…
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9 years later, Chromecast has way more — at a lower price

Plug in and play The original Chromecast was a small dongle for your TV that was designed to get out of the way. It introduced the foundational casting experience of using apps that people were familiar with on their smartphone: just open a supported app, press the Cast icon, and sit back and enjoy. We’ve…
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News Showcase is launching in Spain

I have very fond memories of me as a young girl sitting at the kitchen table with my father, reading the morning newspaper and filling out the crossword puzzle together. The tradition continues to this day; when I visit him at home, we have breakfast together and lively conversations about the day’s news. I’ve always…
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New Chromebooks built with sustainability in mind

More ways to stay sustainable with Chromebooks Chromebooks are power efficient, providing up to 12 hours of battery life on a full charge. They’re also designed to last, with automatic updates for up to eight years that keep it running fast and secure. And all the Google apps that run on it — like Drive,…
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What we learned from launching a hyperlocal news brand

In early 2020, a small team within Grupo AM – the leading news company in the Bajío region of Mexico – set out to build a brand new hyperlocal news product. With CodigoPostal.com they aimed to provide trusted independent local news from a variety of sources in one place. To do this, the CodigoPostal.com content…
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Continuing to support Ukrainians in challenging times

In February 2022, Vira taught Ukrainian language and literature at a local school and lived with her family in Kyiv. When the war started, Vira and her family had to leave their home in search of safety – first elsewhere in Ukraine, and then in Spain. Vira’s story is not unique – more than 7…
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Sprinting towards a more equitable and sustainable future

Assessing trends is an inexact science. But by breaking down the data in critical areas like infrastructure, talent development, skills matching, and technology adoption, the Future Readiness Economic Index can help countries focus their efforts to get the biggest returns on investment. For example, the Index suggests that the United Arab Emirates, which ranks 27th…
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Supporting fact-checking communities with Nobel laureate Maria Ressa

For the first time, 16 news organizations in the Philippines (both national and hyperlocal) in different regional areas began to collaborate – small and large working together! Partly enabled again by the Google News Initiative, every content piece we created was like the Creative Commons license. Each news group called on our communities to send…
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Matt Brittin at DMEXCO on enhancing the ad-supported web

The following is adapted from a speech given by Matt Brittin, President, Google EMEA, at DMEXCO in Cologne. Across the world, we’re seeing increased uncertainty. We’re living through a pandemic, seeing rising prices, a global energy crisis, increasing climate disasters and a horrific war in Ukraine. Access to quality information has never been more important…
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Making it even easier to manage your tasks

We all know how it feels to have countless to-dos, making it hard to know where to start. With all the daily demands, having a simple way to organize and keep track of various tasks helps you get one step closer to checking them off your list. The ideal solution meets you where your thoughts…
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Unlocking the full value of Consent Mode

Data is at the core of important marketing decisions and privacy is at the forefront of consumer trust. As people exercise more control over how their data is collected and used, advertisers are turning to solutions that can capture valuable insights while protecting user privacy. Cookie consent banners give people greater control over how their…
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12 things you didn’t know about Google Doodles

Every August, Jessica Yu and a carefully selected committee of Googlers from various backgrounds begin the delicate — and joyful — process of choosing which Google Doodles will appear on the Google homepage in the coming year. They begin meeting regularly in the summer and usually wrap up by late October. Sometimes they gather in…
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Find more sustainable travel options with new search tools

Want to swap the car or plane for a train? For some trips, taking a train might be the more sustainable option, but finding the prices and schedules to get from A to B can take a few separate searches. Starting today, you can now shop for train tickets directly on Google Search, for travel…
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Building a private sector response to the global refugee crisis

I am truly humbled to receive this award. It’s even more meaningful to receive it alongside such an accomplished group of honorees — congratulations to you all. Above all, tonight we’re here to honor another group that deserves our focus: the people of Ukraine who continue to face unspeakable hardship, and those working tirelessly to…
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When the war in Ukraine started, these Googlers pitched in

The day Russia invaded Ukraine is seared into Agata’s memory. Compelled to act, the Warsaw-based Googler put her name into a Google Doc that listed employees offering their homes to those fleeing Ukraine. The next day, Agata’s household grew from six to 11 people. A Ukrainian Googler in the Czech Republic had gotten in touch…
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Digitizing artwork to share Puerto Rican culture around the globe

Some of you may remember our announcement back in 2019, when we began working with Google Arts & Culture and four partners on the island: the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, the Museo de Arte de Ponce, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Since then our…
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Adelante: Progress for Latino communities across the U.S.

Ver abajo versión en español I grew up in Argentina and came to this country 20 years ago. Like many fellow Latinos, I was looking for better opportunities — in pursuit of my American dream — while holding on to and sharing my culture, language and identity. It’s the reason why my daughter’s first language…
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Our commitment on using AI to accelerate progress on global development goals

As the United Nations General Assembly begins, the world will come together to discuss issues of global importance, including assessing progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which provide a roadmap on economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. While it’s clear the global community has made significant strides in meeting the 17 interlinked goals…
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New tools to create more engaging ads

Today’s consumer has much higher expectations for the platforms they engage with online. They expect content that’s rich, visual, and allows for quick access to what they’re looking for – and that applies to the ads they see, too. Ad extensions such as sitelinks and image extensions have been key to meeting this expectation quickly…
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New ways to make vertical video ads on YouTube

People are streaming across different screens, video lengths and channels, and they’re coming to YouTube to watch it all. Today, Gen Z viewers watch an almost even mix of long and short-form video content. And 59% of Gen Z consumers surveyed watch longer versions of videos that they discover on short-form video apps. Marketers have…
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Meet three Asia-Pacific schools evolving digital education

Tell us about your school, and its mission. Pradchayakorn Hodmalee, Deputy Director, Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Loei: We’re a science-focused school in Thailand where students collaborate on projects with peers from affiliate schools across Thailand and Japan. We create our own standardized curriculum, for which our teachers regularly travel from different regions to meet…
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Photos gets a new look for Memories and a collage editor

As always, you have the control to hide photos of certain people or time periods from showing up in Memories so you can relive the moments you want to. See your Memories brought to life When you have hundreds of photos, it’s hard to manually scroll through your library to relive important moments. That’s my…
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The Court’s decision to dismiss much of the Texas AG’s antitrust case

Today, a United States District Court struck down large parts of Texas Attorney General Paxton’s case as being “not plausible.” Importantly, the Court dismissed the allegations about our Open Bidding agreement with Meta — the centerpiece of AG Paxton’s case. Despite his allegations, this has always been a well-publicized, pro-competitive agreement. The Court also agreed…
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10 ways students can make the most of Chrome

Whether you’re getting back into the swing of schoolwork or already in the middle of the school year, you can use Chrome to help you study. Here are 10 ways Chrome can help students get their work done in the classroom or at home: 1. Turn on Live Caption Need to watch a video for…
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Brush up on your office lingo with Biz Jargon voice navigation

As the sunny summer days come to a close, it’s time to take down your out-of-office email response, dust off your keyboard, and get back to business. Waze is here to help you brush up on your office lingo – the good, the funny and the ridiculous. Inspired by offices everywhere (both virtual and physical)…
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How 3 engineers found careers and community at Google

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) is the world’s largest annual gathering of women technologists, bringing together thousands of students and industry professionals to build their careers and communities. This year’s conference is taking place in person — in Orlando, Florida — for the first time since 2019. Ahead of #GHC22, I spoke…
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Bringing the solar system to life in 3D with NASA

The experience is also a way of helping inspire future students who may be considering careers as our next generation of explorers. As Kris Brown, NASA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for STEM Engagement notes, “Our nation’s future in air and space starts with inspiring students and igniting a spark of curiosity in STEM in today’s classrooms.…
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Helping AAPI-owned businesses stay safe

When I first moved to New York City, an extraordinarily diverse community, I immediately felt a sense of belonging — especially as a Korean who immigrated to this country for a better life. But over the past two years, things have changed. The spread of misinformation during the pandemic has led to an increase in…
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Our work toward health equity

Extending resources and technologies to support community work In addition to building health equity within our products, we have an equally important role to support work happening in the broader health community. Last year, we debuted the Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative to offer Fitbit and Fitabase resources and technologies to researchers studying the impact…
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Customize your Lock Screen with Google apps in iOS 16

iOS 16 has arrived. And along with many new features, you can now customize your Lock Screen to put the information you need front and center. Your Lock Screen is the first thing you see when you pick up your phone, and Lock Screen widgets for lots of Google apps are on the way. You’ll…
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Celebrating and supporting small business heroes

Technology has played a pivotal role in helping businesses adapt and thrive. Digital tools helped businesses find new audiences, enter new markets and build brand awareness. Antonio Gonzalez credits digital tools for helping keep Casa Botin afloat during the pandemic — and he’s not alone. A report by the Connected Commerce Council released last year…
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Get more global coverage while you travel with Google Fi

When you land in another country after a long flight and turn on your phone, you expect it to just work. Booking a cab, contacting your hotel or letting your loved ones know you arrived safely should be painless. With Google Fi, we make it easy to manage those moments when you’re traveling internationally. And…
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Get more done and have fun with new Android features

The team behind Android is always working on new features to help you stay productive, communicate with loved ones and enjoy entertainment across devices. From easier sharing, redesigned experiences for apps and watches to new ways to host game nights, here’s what’s new. Get more done across your devices Nearby Share lets you easily and…
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How we’re making it easier to share files with nearby devices

Does Nearby Share only work on my phone? Nope! You can use Nearby Share across Android phones and tablets, as well as Chrome OS devices. We are also hard at work bringing Nearby Share to the devices that you most frequently use and would want to share files with, and that includes support for more…
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Our continued investment in Black founders and funders

Investing in more Black-led venture capital funds A historic scarcity of Black investors has contributed to the sparse funding levels among Black founders. Black investors are more likely to have Black founders in their networks and more likely to empathize with business models serving Black communities. By supporting Black funders we’re able to increase both…
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Initial access broker repurposing techniques in targeted attacks against Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine continues, TAG is tracking an increasing number of financially motivated threat actors targeting Ukraine whose activities seem closely aligned with Russian government-backed attackers. This post provides details on five different campaigns conducted from April to August 2022 by a threat actor whose activities overlap with a group CERT-UA tracks as…
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More ways to drive sustainably and save money with Google Maps

Imagine you’re planning a day trip from your home in Athlone, Ireland over to Limerick – over an hour and a half journey. To decide how to get there, you open Google Maps — which offers multiple navigation options including walking, cycling and public transit directions. Given the length of the trip, it makes the…
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New features for businesses in Android 13

Work profile already helps keep company data accessible and secure, and personal profile data private and separate — all on a single device. In Android 13, work profile gives employees an even smoother experience, offering a simpler design, improved productivity and new cross-device capabilities. Navigating between work and personal profiles is now more intuitive, all…
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Planning a family reunion with Google Workspace

For my Texan family, anything is an opportunity to barbecue: a long weekend, some good weather, or just a good day in general. For years, a barbecue has been our simple way to get our loved ones together — and there wouldn’t be much planning involved. We’d have an invitation sent around with a date…
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Announcing the 2022 PhD Fellows

What advice do you have for current and future Google PhD Fellows? Flora: Take advantage of the opportunities it provides, apply to Google internships, go to more conferences, collaborate and meet PhD Fellows in other fields. By becoming a Google PhD Fellow, you are joining a community of incredibly talented researchers and gaining influential mentors.…
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See how artists turned the elevators into art at Bay View

There’s a lot to take in when you visit Google’s Bay View campus. There are the dragonscale solar panels, the grassy wetlands surrounding the building and…the elevators. Yes, the elevators. Bay View is a three-building campus composed of large, pavilion-like canopy structures, the highest point of which stands at 126 feet. Inside the two office…
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A look at the Responsible Innovation Fellowship

The students are now bringing their learnings back to their schools and communities. April LaGrone, a public health student at Western Michigan University, plans to apply her responsible AI learnings in the health field. “I’m passionate about equitable research, ensuring research study participants have control, power and a voice,” she says.” In the same way…
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Our ongoing work to support the 2022 U.S. midterm elections

As we’ve done for many previous elections, we’re rolling out features on Google Search to connect voters with accurate information about voter registration and how to vote. In the coming weeks, when people search for “how to vote” in both English and Spanish they’ll find election information panels sourced from Democracy Works, a nonpartisan and…
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Bringing computer science education to 11 million students

To widen access to CS education for students in rural and under-resourced communities, we’re extending our commitment to 4-H. With our support, since 2019, 4-H has introduced 1.4 million students to CS education pathways, 65% of them in rural communities. The new grant we’re providing will support 4-Hers through Cooperative Extension’s programs and resources, helping…
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What Google’s grant means for The Hidden Genius Project

Editor’s note: Today’s post is authored by Brandon Nicholson, PhD, an Oakland, California native and the founding Executive Director of The Hidden Genius Project, a Google.org grantee. Brandon has dedicated his life to promoting equity in the public realm, particularly in the education space. The mission of The Hidden Genius Project is to train and…
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Perseverance led this engineer to Google on his second try

Can you tell us a bit more about your background? I grew up as a child of first-generation Haitian immigrants in Denver but by high school was designated an independent student. While at times I felt isolated waking up in foster homes and even a homeless shelter, I found comfort in surrounding myself with good…
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Learn how we fine-tune the Nest doorbell ringtones

This year, we’re adding even more to our seasonal collection, with ringtones for Lunar New Year, Diwali and other global celebrations coming soon. A new ringtone for Oktoberfest is up next, which will be available from September 5 to October 5. But how exactly do you create a doorbell ringtone? As an audio designer on…
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Visualizing Google Search interest in Brazil’s 2022 presidential debate

One of the highlighted features of the online hub is a pre-debate dashboard with information about each candidate, topics of interest, and region trends. The dashboard was built focused on mobile screens using Google Data Studio and Google Trends data. Our goal with the pre-debate dashboard is to allow journalists to interact with the data…
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How to find the best deal on your next flight

Holiday travel is just around the corner, and for many people, affordability is top of mind. From April to August this year, searches for “cheapest airline tickets” surged more than 240% in the U.S. During this same period, the top-searched questions related to air travel included “when is the best time to book a flight?”…
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Ask a Techspert: How does a building become “water positive”?

Our new Bay View campus is on track to be the largest development project in the world to achieve Water Petal certification from the Living Building Challenge, meaning it will meet the definition of being “net water positive.” That important sustainability effort moves us closer to our 2030 company goal of replenishing more water than…
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Turn curiosity into customers this holiday season

The holiday season is the most beautiful time of the year and, for retailers, it’s also the busiest. This year has been particularly challenging for retailers and shoppers, alike, with the presence of global uncertainties like supply chain disruptions. Still, holiday shopping is poised to surge and retailers can turn to Google to drive sales.…
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Stadia Savepoint: July updates

Several new titles launched on the Stadia store in July for players to explore and stream across their favorite devices. Fans of ‘80s action movies and cyberpunk warfare jumped into Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, an open-world adventure set in the distant future. Meanwhile, canine lovers flew to the rescue in DC League of Super-Pets:…
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Why startups are thriving in South East Asia and Pakistan

In the past few years, startups throughout South East Asia and Pakistan have been steadily growing and taking on the regions’ most pressing challenges. From agriculture to healthcare, these startups are building digital solutions to tackle their area of focus. Recently, the digital audiences in these regions have expanded significantly. In South East Asia alone,…
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Join us in the AI Test Kitchen

In response to these challenges, we’ve added multiple layers of protection to the AI Test Kitchen. This work has minimized the risk, but not eliminated it. We’ve designed our systems to automatically detect and filter out words or phrases that violate our policies, which prohibit users from knowingly generating content that is sexually explicit; hateful…
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Dr. Von Nguyen’s temperature check on public health

Dr. Von Nguyen’s career centers around helping people be healthier. As a primary care physician and epidemiologist, he’s worked in sub-Saharan Africa and India, developed policies for U.S. government agencies, and led health strategy for Blue Cross North Carolina. Dr. Nguyen joined Google in 2021 as the clinical lead for public and population health. We…
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How Annabel turned her app idea into a growing business

One day, Annabel Angwenyi was running errands in Nairobi, Kenya when her car refused to start. She called her usual mechanic, but he was busy helping another customer on the opposite side of town. She knew there must be another mechanic close by, but because many local businesses don’t have an online presence, she had…
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Digital out-of-home ads now in Display & Video 360

Today’s customer journey is rarely a straight line. Consumers are constantly moving between touchpoints and channels, and brands need the right tools to keep up. Digital out-of-home is an increasingly popular option that brings the best of digital technology to a traditional advertising medium. It helps brands engage shoppers at moments when they make key…
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3 things to look forward to at the Google Play Indie Games Festival

Indie game developers make fun and creative games on Google Play that millions of people enjoy. On September 3rd 2022, we’ll be hosting the annual Indie Games Festival from Google Play to celebrate unique games launched this year and showcase the inspiring emerging talent behind these titles. The event will take place online as a…
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How a love of computer science led Sumin to Google

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns, apprentices and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews. Today’s post is all about Sumin Chung, an intern in our Student Training in Engineering…
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Ukrainian startups are building for the future

In March, we announced the $5 million Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund. Operated by Huge Thing, the Ukraine Support Fund backs Ukrainian-founded tech companies so they can continue to strengthen their community and build a foundation for post-war economic recovery. Throughout 2022, recipient startups receive up to $100,000 of equity-free financial investment, as well…
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Fitbit’s fall lineup: helping you live your healthiest life

Whether you’re focused on improving your mental health, gearing up to run a marathon, or starting a new health and wellness routine, you have a range of easy-to-use devices to choose from. By giving you information about your body that otherwise wouldn’t be top of mind — like your resting heart rate, oxygen saturation (SpO2),…
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Kick-start your fitness routine with Fitbit Inspire 3

Sleep better and stress less Being active is only part of your health — getting sleep and managing your mental health have a direct impact on your overall wellbeing, too. With Inspire 3, we make it easy to track all your stats in one place so you can see how your activity and sleep impact…
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Manage your health and fitness with Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2

Packed with features Stay on top of the metrics that matter most to you, from 24/7 heart rate monitoring and activity tracking to real-time stats, walk/run detection on your wrist, sleep tracking and stress tracking. Equipped with more than six days of battery life and fast charging (12 minutes of charging = 1 day worth…
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When should you talk to kids about online safety?

Parenting today involves raising kids who are surrounded by technology and smartphones. As a mother of two young kids, making sure they understand online safety is a top priority of mine. Children are spending more time than ever looking at screens, and at younger ages. Finding that balance of online and offline, setting boundaries, and…
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News Showcase is launching in New Zealand

Starting today, News Showcase is rolling out in New Zealand with seven news publishers representing more than 20 publications, including national, regional and local news outlets like the New Zealand Herald, RNZ, Crux, Newsroom and Pacific Media Network. This launch builds on News Showcase deals signed with more than 1,700 news publications in more than…
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How Sidewalk Labs is helping make cities more sustainable in 2022

In December 2021, we announced that Sidewalk Labs would join Google. Since then, we’ve continued to work on products that can help make cities of the future more sustainable and equitable for all. Our work is vital as the need to curb climate change becomes more urgent: 70% of CO2 emissions stem from cities. Alongside…
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Drive differentiated value with Display & Video 360

Enterprise marketers and agencies are increasingly turning to automation to handle many of their complex ad operations. Automating tasks is key for swift execution. Together with machine learning, it also lets you deliver relevant ads without reliance on sensitive data. Display & Video 360 combines automation with customization so that you can create your own…
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New Iranian APT data extraction tool

public void ManageTakeOut() { string text = “PipeName”; Process process = new Process(); process.StartInfo.Arguments = string.Format(“PIPE Google \”{0}\””, text); process.StartInfo.FileName = Process.GetCurrentProcess().MainModule.FileName; process.Start(); PipeCommunication pipeCommunication = new PipeCommunication(true, text); bool flag = false; while (!flag) { try { JsonInfo jsonInfo = pipeCommunication.Read(); switch (jsonInfo.Type) { case JsonType.GetCookies: jsonInfo.Data = this.CookieText; pipeCommunication.Write(jsonInfo); break; case JsonType.TakeOutFile: flag…
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Making digital training more accessible for Singaporeans

Enhanced traineeship program To create a richer trainee experience and boost employability, SISG will introduce an enhanced traineeship program to host 60 trainees at Google. Selected trainees will undergo a 12-month full-time training program in Digital Marketing or Professional Cloud Architecture, extended beyond the previous duration of nine months. With continued partnership with IMDA under…
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Google for Singapore: New commitments to our home in Asia

Finally, as part of our global commitment to action on climate change, we’re increasing our support for local nonprofits working to protect natural environments and reduce emissions. Through Google.org, our philanthropic arm, we’re committing a $1 million grant to conservation nonprofit Mandai Nature, which will work with other organizations in Southeast Asia on developing an…
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How the Chrome team uses Chrome

Troubleshooting video calls with site permissions Over the last few years, I’ve spent a lot of time on video calls, and I’m so glad I can stay in touch with my loved ones this way. When video calls don’t go quite as planned, I troubleshoot by having everyone check their site permissions. You can access…
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Building language models, one story at a time

One-third of the world’s languages are spoken in Africa, but less than 1% of African languages are represented online. This is significant because the language you speak, write or sign shapes your online experience. Language is the cornerstone of your identity, the connection to your past and the key to your future. When we can’t…
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More content by people, for people in Search

Many of us have experienced the frustration of visiting a web page that seems like it has what we’re looking for, but doesn’t live up to our expectations. The content might not have the insights you want, or it may not even seem like it was created for, or even by, a person. We work…
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