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Reserve with Google: Summer bookin’, happens so fast

July 13th, 2017

Whether you’re headed to a backyard barbecue or an all-day beach party, Google is here to help you get ready. Starting today, you can book appointments at spas and salons across the U.S. on Google. So that fresh haircut or palm tree-green mani is only a couple taps away. To get started, find your favorite…

Introducing Backup and Sync for Google Photos and Google Drive

July 12th, 2017

You probably keep your most important files and photos in different places—your computer, your phone, various SD cards, and that digital camera you use from time to time. It can be a challenge to keep all these things safe, backed up, and organized, so today we’re introducing Backup and Sync. It’s a simpler, speedier and…

Keep up with the Tour—or create your own—with Search and Maps

July 12th, 2017

The 104th edition of cycling’s most famous Grand Tour is well underway, with nearly 200 riders from around the world racing through 3,540 kilometers of the French countryside for the coveted yellow jersey. We’ve made a few tune-ups to Google Search to help you keep up with every stage of the Tour. And if the…

Net Neutrality Day of Action: Help preserve the open internet

July 12th, 2017

Editor’s note: Today is the Net Neutrality Day of Action, and we’re sending this email to Take Action, our community focused on issues that are important to the future of the internet. We wanted to share it more broadly so everyone can see how to get involved. The net neutrality rules that protect the open…

How you can help during our membership campaign

July 11th, 2017

Join in the fun during the Drupal Association membership campaign happening now through August 4. We’re providing personalized certificates of membership to individual and organization members who join or renew during the campaign and we need your help spreading the word. The campaign has two goals: help us deliver 500 certificates and raise $18,250 during…

Introducing Gradient Ventures

July 11th, 2017

AI-powered technology holds a lot of promise—from improving patient health to making data centers more efficient. But while we’ve seen some amazing applications of AI so far, we know there are many more out there that haven’t even been imagined yet. And sometimes, these new ideas need support to flourish. That’s why we’re announcing Gradient…

Responding to the “Campaign for Accountability” report on academic research

July 11th, 2017

Today the Campaign for Accountability released a report about our funding of academic research.   It claims to list hundreds of papers we’ve “in some way funded.”  The report is highly misleading. For example, the report attributes to Google any work that was supported by any organization to which we belong or have ever donated (such as…

Journalism 360 grant winners announced

July 11th, 2017

While advances in immersive storytelling—360 video, virtual reality, augmented reality and drones—have the potential to make journalism richer and more engaging, it can be challenging for journalists to adopt and embrace these new tools. In 2016, the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Online News Association created Journalism…

I Am Amazon: Discover your connection to the rainforest with Google Earth

July 11th, 2017

For many people around the world, the Amazon is a mysterious faraway land of impenetrable jungles, majestic rivers and indigenous peoples. But what many of us may not realize is that we all have a connection to the Amazon—through the air we breathe, the water that irrigates the food we eat, the natural ingredients in…

New report shows southern Europe’s tourism sector has room for online growth

July 11th, 2017

When it comes time to plan a holiday, the internet is an essential research tool. Whether to pick a destination, find a hotel or identify the local sites on and off the beaten path, online content is essential to helping most of us make these plans. And that’s why it is so essential that popular…