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5 ways to improve your hiring process in 2018

December 14th, 2017

Editor’s note: Senior Product Manager Berit Hoffmann leads Hire, a recruiting application Google launched earlier this year. In this post, she shares five ways businesses can improve their hiring process and secure great talent. With 2018 quickly approaching, businesses are evaluating their hiring needs for the new year. According to a recent survey of 2,200…

Local businesses bring in new customers with Posts on Google

December 14th, 2017

Seven out of ten customers visit a business or make a purchase based on info they found online1. With Posts on Google, businesses can share these timely updates right where people find your business on Search and Maps. Creative posts help a new restaurant become a local hit Igor Chang founded HAO Restaurant and Bar to…

Earth to exoplanet: Hunting for planets with machine learning

December 14th, 2017

For thousands of years, people have looked up at the stars, recorded observations, and noticed patterns. Some of the first objects early astronomers identified were planets, which the Greeks called “planētai,” or “wanderers,” for their seemingly irregular movement through the night sky. Centuries of study helped people understand that the Earth and other planets in…

News Lab in 2017: Our work around the world

December 14th, 2017

This week we’re looking at how the Google News Lab is working with news organizations to build the future of journalism. So far, we shared how the News Lab works with newsrooms to address industry challenges and use emerging technologies. Today, we’ll take a look at the News Lab’s global footprint and its efforts to…

Plan your winter getaway now with new features in Google Flights, Trips, and hotel search

December 14th, 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching, but the fun doesn’t have to end after the ball drops in Times Square. When you’re ready to kick off your travel plans for 2018 and take a weekend getaway, check out our trending destinations for travel inspiration, and our new features to feel confident you’re getting…

Go beyond the gridiron in VR with “NFL Immersed” season two

December 14th, 2017

Jump, Google’s platform for virtual reality video capture that combines high-quality VR cameras and automated stitching, simplifies VR video production and helps filmmakers of all backgrounds and skill levels create amazing content. For the past two years, we’ve worked with NFL Films, one of the most recognized team of filmmakers in sports and the recipient…

How Scheels uses Chrome to help its sales associates better serve customers

December 14th, 2017

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is from Becky Torkelson, Computer Support Specialist Leader for Scheels, an employee-owned 27-store chain of sporting goods stores in the Midwest and West. Scheels uses Chrome browser and G Suite to help its 6,000 employees better serve customers and work together efficiently. Whether customers come to Scheels stores to buy running…

Never miss your stop again – with step-by-step directions in transit navigation

December 14th, 2017

Traveling on a bus or train is the time for you to do your best music-listening, news-reading, and social-media scrolling … as long as you don’t miss your stop. A new feature on Google Maps for Android keeps you on track with departure times, ETAs and a notification that tell you when to transfer or…

HTML 5.2 is now a W3C Recommendation

December 14th, 2017

The Web Platform Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the HTML 5.2 specification that would obsolete the HTML 5.1 Recommendation. The HTML 5.2 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…

WAI-ARIA 1.1, Core-AAM 1.1, DPub-ARIA 1.0, and DPub-AAM 1.0 are W3C Recommendations

December 14th, 2017

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)Working Group has published Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1, Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1, Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0, and Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 as W3C Recommendations. WAI-ARIA provides an ontology of roles, states, and properties that define accessible user interface elements and can be used to…