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Google integrates into IAB Europe TCF v2.0

August 11th, 2020

Providing people with transparency and control over how their data is used—and ensuring their choices are respected—are key pillars of Google’s approach to developing advertising products. In a complex digital advertising ecosystem, we’re committed to supporting efforts to manage user consent and compliance through a standardized framework. That’s why by August 15, 2020, we’ll integrate…

The Anywhere School: 50+ Google for Education updates

August 11th, 2020

In the midst of all the change and uncertainty in the world over the past several months, the education community has never wavered in its commitment to learning and supporting students. At Google, we’re honored to work on tools that lighten the load for teachers, school leaders, families, and especially the students who have navigated…

WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine”

August 11th, 2020

Here it is! Named “Eckstine” in honor of Billy Eckstine, this latest and greatest version of WordPress is available for download or update in your dashboard. Welcome to WordPress 5.5. In WordPress 5.5, your site gets new power in three major areas: speed, search, and security. Speed Posts and pages feel faster, thanks to lazy-loaded images….

Grading made easy with Assignments, an app for your LMS

August 11th, 2020

Editor’s note: On August 11, 2020 Google for Education kicked off a global back-to-school event, The Anywhere School. Check out the full recap of product launches and our collection of announcements. While educators would love to spend every second of the school day teaching students, a good portion of the day has to be devoted to administrative tasks like…

For Wide Review: WCAG 2.2

August 10th, 2020

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published a Working Draft of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 for wide review. This version has 9 new accessibility requirements (“success criteria”) since WCAG 2.1. The new success criteria address the user needs of people with cognitive or learning disabilities, users of mobile devices, and users…

New ways to get around with Google Maps on iOS

August 10th, 2020

Google Maps helps you find places to go, things to do, and how to get there—no matter what device you’re using. With compatibility for Apple’s CarPlay Dashboard and a new app for the Apple Watch, people using iOS devices can safely and easily navigate with Google Maps right from their car or wrist. Get things…

From IT Certificate completers to Googlers

August 10th, 2020

Like many success stories, our journey to create the Google IT Support Certificatewas inspired by a challenge: We had issues finding qualified candidates to fill our own IT, support team. We developed the Google IT Support Certificate (IT Cert for short), which requires no experience or degree and helps prepare people for entry-level jobs in…

React v17.0 Release Candidate: No New Features

August 9th, 2020

Today, we are publishing the first Release Candidate for React 17. It has been two and a half years since the previous major release of React, which is a long time even by our standards! In this blog post, we will describe the role of this major release, what changes you can expect in it,…