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Welcome to your first day of Classroom

August 9th, 2017

We launched Google Classroom in 2014 to help teachers save time, organize classes, and improve communication with students. Since then, educators around the globe have helped teach their peers how to use Classroom. There’s been such an outpouring of instructional videos, blogs and resources, we’ve curated some of our favorites into a new collection called…

Your bookworm Assistant

August 9th, 2017

Get Wilde and re-Joyce on National Book Lovers day by going down the Plath less traveled with your Assistant. Stowe your books and get ready with these questions (we promise you’ll get Thoreau answers). Prepare your shelves: “Ok Google, add that new book about meditation to my shopping list.” There’s nothing like the smell of…

8 tips to help you keep up in Google Keep

August 9th, 2017

Google Keep makes organizing information a cinch. You can easily jot down ideas or share to-dos with co-workers. We asked Mario Anima, product manager for Google Keep, to share some of his favorite Keep tips. This is what we learned. 1. Record voice notes. For recording thoughts on the go, you can record voice memos…

Helping publishers bust annoying ads

August 8th, 2017

At some point, we’ve all been caught off guard by an annoying ad online—like a video automatically playing at full volume, or a pop-up standing in the way to the one thing we’re trying to find. Thanks to research conducted by the Coalition for Better Ads, we now know which ad experiences rank lowest among…

Eclipse Megamovie Volunteer Wrangler tells all

August 8th, 2017

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cross the the United States. That’s a big deal (a “once in a hundred years” kind of big deal). Most observers outside of the path of total eclipse from Salem, OR to Charleston, SC will only see the partial eclipse. So, Google teamed up with UC Berkeley…

Joomla! 3.8 Beta Released for Testing

August 8th, 2017

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of the first Joomla! 3.8 Beta release. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.8 release.

W3C Invites Implementations of HTML 5.2

August 8th, 2017

The Web Platform Working Group invites implementations of HTML 5.2 Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines the 5th major version, second minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features continue to be introduced to help Web application authors, new elements continue to be…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Containment Module Level 1

August 8th, 2017

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of CSS Containment Module Level 1 Candidate Recommendation. This CSS module describes the ‘contain’ property, which indicates that the element’s subtree is independent of the rest of the page. This enables heavy optimizations by user agents when used well. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured…

Getting ready for Europe’s new data protection rules

August 8th, 2017

Next May, Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, replacing the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. It ushers in a new era, unifying data protection rules across Europe, strengthening the rights of EU citizens and placing new obligations on all organisations that offer goods and services online. Google is committed to complying…

Note to employees from CEO Sundar Pichai

August 8th, 2017

This note was sent to Google employees this evening. -Ed. This has been a very difficult time. I wanted to provide an update on the memo that was circulated over this past week. First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that…