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Chromebooks are at the head of the class in Canada’s K-12 schools

October 24th, 2017

Around the world, education has undergone a technological revolution. Cloud-connected devices and learning applications are shaping new ways of teaching and learning. Across Canada, school districts are using Chromebooks and G Suite for Education to expand learning opportunities for students from diverse communities and backgrounds. And now, Futuresource has reported that Chromebooks are the #1…

An easy booking button for businesses on Google

October 23rd, 2017

Since the introduction of Reserve with Google, fitness, wellness and beauty businesses in the U.S. have been able to let customers book their services through their listing on Google. Customers simply click the blue booking button to set up an appointment, schedule a massage, or reserve a spot in a spin class—all right when they find…

Pay with Google and speed through checkout

October 23rd, 2017

If you’ve ever paid for something on your phone or tablet, you know just how frustrating checkout can be. Maybe you had to fill in a bunch of forms. Maybe your session timed out. Maybe you encountered an error and had to start all over again. Back in May, we shared a sneak peek of…

Fall into autumn with #teampixel

October 20th, 2017

With autumn in full swing, we’re taking note of the warmer colors being whisked into our feeds. This week, #teampixel wonderfully captures fall’s color palette, from burnt siennas to bright oranges. So grab a cup of tea, cozy up to the fire and flip through our favorite fall finds. Left: the streets are on fire by…

Say “yes” to HTTPS: Chrome secures the web, one site at a time

October 20th, 2017

Editor’s note: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of security announcements this week. See our earlier posts on new security protections tailored for you, our new Advanced Protection Program, and our progress fighting phishing. Security has always been one of Chrome’s core principles—we constantly work to build the most secure…

Expanding access to renewable energy in the EU

October 20th, 2017

Earlier this year, we hosted an event in Brussels that brought business leaders, policy makers and civil society together to discuss ways to ensure EU renewable energy policy meets the changing needs of consumers. Last week, we were back in Brussels to continue the discussion at RE-Source, the largest gathering in the EU to-date of…

The High Five: this week’s trends have a sweet tooth

October 20th, 2017

A celebrity baby on the way, a sidelined NBA player, and ice cream for dessert: here’s a look at the week’s top-searched trends, with data from the Google News Lab. Sing us a lullaby, you’re the Piano Man Search interest in “Billy Joel age” went up nearly 8,000 percent this week after it was announced…

New Android Management API delivers simple, powerful tools for enterprise

October 20th, 2017

Managing mobile devices and applications can be a challenge for businesses and partners of all sizes. Today, our Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) partners write their own management app in order to enable management of Android devices; we call this a “device policy controller” (DPC) app. A DPC app is essentially an agent deployed by the…

Shields are in, brooms are out: this year’s top Halloween costume trends

October 20th, 2017

What are you dressing up as this year? Every Halloween, people across the United States turn to Google to search for what to wear on the spookiest night of the year. And with our tool Frightgeist, you’ll get a view of Halloween costume trends across the U.S., and you can see the most-searched costumes near…

10 things you can do with your new Pixel 2

October 19th, 2017

It’s here! Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hit shelves today in the U.S. Here’s a few things you can do with your Pixel 2, right out of the box. 1. Transfer your stuff from your old phone in less than 10 minutes—photos, videos, music, contacts, calendar events, apps, messages, and more. Just plug in…