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News Lab in 2017: the year in review

December 15th, 2017

In the news and technology communities, the collective sense of urgency about the future of journalism reached new heights this year. Never before has the press been so important—or so under threat. Technology and platforms like the ones Google has built present extraordinary opportunities to strengthen journalism, but they require newsrooms and tech companies working…

ARCore Developer Preview 2

December 15th, 2017

Augmented reality is a powerful way to bring the physical and digital worlds together. AR places digital objects and useful information into the real world around us, which creates a huge opportunity to make our phones more intuitive, more helpful and a whole lot more fun.We’ve been working on augmented reality since 2014, with our…

Google and Gallup’s computer science education research: six things to know

December 15th, 2017

Maru Ahues Bouza, an Engineering Manager at Google, wouldn’t be where she is today without her father’s encouragement to learn computer science (CS). Growing up in Venezuela, there were no CS classes for children, so when Maru was just 10 years old, her father enrolled her and her sister in an adult CS class. At…

5 ways to improve your hiring process in 2018

December 14th, 2017

Editor’s note: Senior Product Manager Berit Hoffmann leads Hire, a recruiting application Google launched earlier this year. In this post, she shares five ways businesses can improve their hiring process and secure great talent.With 2018 quickly approaching, businesses are evaluating their hiring needs for the new year.According to a recent survey of 2,200 hiring managers,…