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Ti Amo Italy: a historic theater takes center stage in a new music video

September 13th, 2017

“Ti Amo.” I love you. The new song from French synth-pop stars Phoenix. The title song from their recently released album “Ti Amo” is a love letter to Italy: from festivals in Sanremo, to singer Franco Battiato, to melted gelato. In the video for the song, created by La Blogothèque and directed by Colin Solal…

Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund: Call for fourth round applications

September 13th, 2017

Since its introduction, the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, our €150 million commitment to supporting innovation in the European news industry, has offered €73.5 million to 359 ambitious projects in digital journalism, across 29 countries. The fund is designed to provide no-strings-attached awards to those in the news industry looking for some room—and budget—to experiment….

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 Working Draft Updated

September 13th, 2017

An updated Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 was published today by the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG). This draft addresses all comments received on the previous draft, and is accompanied by fully- and semi-automated sample ACT Rules that implement this rules format. Learn more from the ACT Rules Format…

Continuing to support hurricane relief efforts

September 12th, 2017

Update: In less than 24 hours, together we raised $2 million for Hurricane Irma relief and recovery. Thanks to your donations, we have met our goal. However, the crisis isn’t over. Your contributions can still provide critical relief to those in need. Although Google is no longer matching donations, please consider giving directly to these organizations.  Hurricane Irma has…

Continuing to support hurricane relief efforts

September 12th, 2017

Hurricane Irma has impacted communities throughout the Caribbean and the southeastern United States. Hitting the Caribbean islands the hardest, Irma has left millions of people to rebuild in its wake. Today, we’re kicking off a matching campaign to support relief and recovery efforts for this deadly storm, part of our overall $5 million hurricane relief…

Box: Bringing image recognition and OCR to cloud content management

September 12th, 2017

Editor’s note: In this guest editorial by Box’s Senior Director of Product Management, Ben Kus tells us how they used Google Cloud Vision to add a new level of image recognition to Box. Images are the second most common and fastest growing type of file stored in Box. Trust us: that’s a lot of images….

Google’s Digital News Initiative Fund

September 12th, 2017

Editor’s note: In April 2015, Google announced the Digital News Initiative, a partnership with European news organizations to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation. In this guest post, Bart Brouwers, a Dutch journalism professor at the University of Groningen and a council member of the Digital News Initiative’s Fund, looks back at what the…

Drupal Association Board Meeting Announcement

September 11th, 2017

The Drupal Association Board of Directors will meet twice during DrupalCon Vienna. They have a board retreat the weekend before the conference and there is  an open board meeting during DrupalCon for the community to attend. Below are details about each meeting. Board Retreat During a retreat, the board and the Executive Director meet in…

Safe Browsing: Protecting more than 3 billion devices worldwide, automatically

September 11th, 2017

In 2007, we launched Safe Browsing, one of Google’s earliest anti-malware efforts. To keep our users safe, we’d show them a warning before they visited a site that might’ve harmed their computers. An early Safe Browsing notification Computing has evolved a bit in the last decade, though. Smartphones created a more mobile internet, and now…

Driving the digital transformation of “sending” with Google technologies

September 11th, 2017

Editor’s Note: Today we hear from Roger Pilc, CIO at Pitney Bowes, a global provider of innovative shipping solutions for businesses of all sizes. Learn how this established company used Android, Apigee, G Suite and Orbitera to create new cloud-based solutions, add flexibility and intelligence to sending devices and develop an app store that better…