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Inside the Google team that dreams up colors

July 13th, 2020

How do you bring a new color to life? Just ask Isabelle Olsson, who leads Google’s Color, Materials, and Finish team. “Every year we work on hundreds of new colors, but maybe one or two make it,” she says. They dream up colors for things like Nest Minis and Pixel phones and develop them from…

My Long Journey to a Decoupled WordPress Gatsby Site

July 13th, 2020

As a professional research biologist, my playground used to be science laboratories filled with microscopes, Petri dishes, and biology tools. Curiosity leads many scientists on their journey to discoveries. Mine led me to web design. I used to try learning HTML on my lab desktop while centrifuging extraction samples or waiting for my samples to…

A digital jobs program to help America’s economic recovery

July 13th, 2020

Technology has been a lifeline to help many small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. And online tools can help people get new skills and find good-paying jobs. Nearly two-thirds of all new jobs created since 2010 require either high-level or medium-level digital skills. This presents a challenge for many job seekers, as well as to…

Investing in India’s digital future

July 12th, 2020

Editor’s note: Today at Google for India, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a $10 billion Google for India Digitization Fund to help accelerate India’s digital economy. Below is an edited transcript of his remarks. Watch the full event here.  Google for India is always a really special time, and I only wish I could be…

An Eleventy Starter with Tailwind CSS and Alpine.js

July 10th, 2020

When I decided to try to base my current personal website on Eleventy, I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel: I tested all the Eleventy starters built with Tailwind CSS that I could find in Starter Projects from the documentation. Many of the starters seemed to integrate Tailwind CSS in a contrived way. Also, some…

Learn more about what you see on Google Images

July 8th, 2020

In recent years, we’ve made Google Images more useful by helping you explore beyond the image itself. For example, there are captions on thumbnail images in search results, Lens lets you search within images you find, and you can explore similar ideas with the Related Images feature. All of these improvements have the common goal…

New training programs for European and Israeli startups

July 8th, 2020

Starting a successful company is a difficult job for anyone. But because the startup playing field isn’t level, some entrepreneurs have a tougher time than others. Many women and BIPOC founders have comparatively limited access to capital, mentorship, talent, and networking opportunities. More than 7 in 8 people working for European startups identify as Caucasian…

Five years of Google for Startups in Korea

July 7th, 2020

I found my passion for supporting startups during my first visit to Pakistan in 2013. After working at Google for more than three years, I’d decided to take on a project helping women entrepreneurs in the Asia Pacific. That’s how I ended up speaking to Pakistani university students, hearing from talented female founders with a…