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How Google Hangouts helped us scale one of our Googleyest programs

October 26th, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the second article in a five-part series on Google Hangouts. Read the first article here. We have a program at Google called Talks at Google where we invite influential scientists, activists, inventors and more to speak with Google employees. From Noam Chomsky to Leymah Gbowee, my colleagues and I are lucky enough to have listened to…

How Questar is saving $2.1 million with Chrome Enterprise and G Suite

October 26th, 2017

Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from Nick Winnie, Infrastructure Systems Administrator for Questar, which provides testing and assessment services in the United States. Questar is using Chrome Enterprise and G Suite to collaborate and save valuable time and money spent provisioning and maintaining laptop equipment for testing workshops.   For 40 years, Questar has helped…

Building trust online by partnering with the International Fact Checking Network

October 26th, 2017

With so much information available around the clock and across devices, the ability to quickly understand what’s true and what’s false online is increasingly important. That’s why a year ago, we introduced a new feature called the Fact Check tag, as a way to show people when a news publisher or fact check organization has…

W3C Invites Implementations of Preload

October 26th, 2017

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementations of the Preload Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines the preload keyword that may be used with link elements. This keyword provides a declarative fetch primitive that initiates an early fetch and separates fetching from resource execution.

G Suite and Freshdesk at your (customer) service

October 25th, 2017

Managing teams and customer requests across geographies and disciplines can be a challenge, but cloud-based applications like Freshdesk can make it much easier. What’s great about Freshdesk is that it’s a popular customer support and IT helpdesk solution—and, better yet, it integrates with G Suite. Together, G Suite and Freshdesk help companies manage many customer…

Experiment with updates to Science Journal, now on iOS

October 25th, 2017

When we released the Science Journal app last year, our goal was to turn Android phones and tablets into scientific tools. Using the app, both kids and adults could measure light, sound, motion and more, right on their devices. But we heard from teachers that it would be even more useful if the app could…

Cisco and Google partner on a new open hybrid cloud solution spanning on-premises environments and Google Cloud Platform

October 25th, 2017

Today, we’re announcing a new partnership with Cisco to help our customers improve agility and security in a hybrid world with a fully supported, open solution for developing and managing applications on-premises and in Google Cloud. Together, we’re working on a complete solution to develop, run, secure and monitor workloads, enabling customers to optimize their…

WordPress 4.9 Beta 4

October 25th, 2017

WordPress 4.9 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.9, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip)….

Do more from your inbox with Gmail Add-ons

October 24th, 2017

For many of us, email is mission control—the prompt to generate an invoice, prepare a presentation or follow up on a sales opportunity. With so many to-dos, imagine if you could complete these tasks directly from your inbox without interrupting your workflow. We believe email can do more, which is why we’re launching Gmail Add-ons,…

Family fun with your Google Assistant on Google Home and phones

October 24th, 2017

“Ok Google, what can you do for families?” Lots! The Google Assistant now has more than 50 new games, activities and stories designed for families with kids. Now you can learn, play and imagine together—available today in the U.S. with the Assistant on Google Home, other smart speakers and eligible phones. Monday musical chairs? Tuesday…