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Preserving and celebrating Latino cultures in the U.S.

September 7th, 2017

Last September, before I left my hometown in San Antonio, Texas for a job at Google in New York, I went to a special mass at Mission San José, one of five historic missions in San Antonio. As I walked up to the old wooden doors, I saw Latino families from the neighborhood gathering outside…

DrupalCon Europe: Solving for “how to provide unique value”

September 6th, 2017

DrupalCon Europe plays an important role in moving Drupal forward. However, with waning attendance and increasing financial losses, it’s time to find a new path forward so it is sustainable and continues to provide unique value. This blog covers the problem of relevance. In other words: how can DrupalCon Europe provide unique value, meeting the…

Google Trips, Flights, and Destinations add new languages and countries

September 6th, 2017

For all you travelers and explorers out there, planning your next vacation just got easier. Google Trips, Google Flights, and Destinations on Google now support a combined 20 new languages and 26 new countries globally. So whether you’re just starting to get ideas for your next trip, or you’re ready to book your flight and get…

New features in Jamboard to help you make the best of your jams

September 6th, 2017

A few months have passed since we first released Jamboard—Google’s cloud-based, collaborative whiteboard. Since then, our engineering and product teams have been developing new features to make your jam sessions even better. For those of you new to Jamboard, check out this video. For those of you who have been testing Jamboard with your teams,…

A better world for wheels on Google Maps

September 6th, 2017

More than 65 million people worldwide need wheelchairs. I became one of them after an accident eight years ago, and I discovered what it’s like to navigate the world on wheels. As I learned, those of us with mobility issues need information about places before we arrive. Does the art museum have a stair-free entrance?…

Manage your business listing without leaving Google Search

September 6th, 2017

Businesses succeed and grow when they reach new customers online. With more than 80% of people searching the web to find local information,1 it’s important to have a high quality presence that showcases what makes your business unique. When people get to know your business, they are more likely to become customers. Businesses with complete listings…

DrupalCon Europe: Solving The financial problem

September 5th, 2017

DrupalCon Europe plays an important role in moving Drupal forward by uniting community members across countries for knowledge sharing, networking, and celebrating. Plus, the event is one of the largest events focused on contribution back to the project. However, with waning attendance and financial losses, it’s time to find a new path forward so it…

Step inside of music

September 5th, 2017

What if you could step inside your favorite song and get a closer look at how music is made? That’s the idea behind our new interactive experiment Inside Music. The project is a collaboration with the popular podcast Song Exploder and some of our favorite artists across different genres—Phoenix, Perfume Genius, Natalia Lafourcade, Ibeyi, Alarm Will Sound,…

Daydream Elements: Foundational VR Design

September 5th, 2017

Daydream Elements launched at Google I/O this year. It’s a set of best practices and reusable code for some of the most fundamental things you do in VR — like walking around and interacting with the environment. So whether you’re a seasoned app developer, an immersive design enthusiast, or just curious about VR, you can…

Bringing digital citizenship into the school curriculum

September 5th, 2017

Educators around the world have embraced digital literacy in the classroom, encouraging their students to create and engage on the the internet. They recognize digital literacy as an important future skill for their students, and also understand the importance of teaching kids how to be good digital citizens. And yet, teaching digital citizenship isn’t always…