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The Year in Search: the questions we asked in 2017

December 13th, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on the year that was with our annual Year in Search. As we do every year, we analyzed Google Trends data to see what the world was searching for. 2017 was the year we asked “how…?” How do wildfires start? How to calm a…

Kia ora DrupalSouth – stories, insights, Drupal

December 13th, 2017

This month’s Drupal Spotlight is a Q&A snapshot from some amazing speakers and organisers behind the recent DrupalSouth in Auckland, New Zealand. We look in and beyond the code at the voices and perspectives of people  building in Drupal and influencing our community, including how they got into technology, and vision for the future. Please note: videos of the…

Opening the Google AI China Center

December 13th, 2017

Since becoming a professor 12 years ago and joining Google a year ago, I’ve had the good fortune to work with many talented Chinese engineers, researchers and technologists. China is home to many of the world’s top experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. All three winning teams of the ImageNet Challenge in the…

A look at Team Drives in action at the California Academy of Sciences

December 12th, 2017

Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all wrapped into one. Attracting visitors from all over the world, the California Academy of Sciences aims to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. In addition to biodiversity research and conservation efforts, they offer…

Accelerate Drupal 8 by funding a Core Committer

December 12th, 2017

We have ambitious goals for Drupal 8, including new core features such as Workspaces (content staging) and Layout Builder (drag-and-drop blocks), completing efforts such as the Migration path and Media in core, automated upgrades, and adoption of a JavaScript framework. I met with several of the coordinators behind these initiatives. Across the board, they identified…

News Lab in 2017: working with news organizations to address industry challenges

December 12th, 2017

Editor’s Note: This week we’re looking at the ways the Google News Lab is working with news organizations to build the future of journalism. This is the first in a four-part series. 2017 was a critical time for both the news and technology industries. The battle against misinformation, rapidly-changing business models for news organizations and…

Igniting innovation: Connecting Thailand’s startups globally

December 12th, 2017

The Google for Entrepreneurs logo at one of HUBBA’s locations in Bangkok. Editor’s note: This post comes from Amarit Charoenphan, CEO and co-founder of HUBBA, Thailand’s first and largest coworking space and community. Today, they’re officially joining the Google for Entrepreneurs partner network. I started out as an entrepreneur in 2012, when Bangkok was affected…

330 million internet users accelerating the growth of Southeast Asia’s internet economy

December 12th, 2017

With hundreds of millions of Southeast Asians coming online, we should pay attention to the opportunities in the region’s dynamic internet economy. In last year’s “e-Conomy 2025 Southeast Asia” report, Google and Temasek examined the incredible growth in Southeast Asia’s internet economy. It turns out that Southeast Asia’s internet economy growth has exceeded expectations. The…

$13 million dollars in 10 years: CS professional development grants are open

December 11th, 2017

Ten years ago, Jeff Walz, a manager on Google’s University Relations team, had a hunch about widening access to computer science (CS) education for students—he thought that if teachers could train other teachers, who would then train their students, together they could create a ripple effect. After attending a Carnegie Mellon University workshop for high…

Holiday greetings from Project Fi

December 11th, 2017

It’s time to kick off this holiday season. And with new phones and features there’s no better reason. To gift our subscribers with holiday cheer. It’s a game on the slopes; we’ll bring all the gear. Strap on your best boots and hit the fresh snow. Looking out for snowboarders and pine trees below. If…