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Three ways employees will benefit from digital transformation in 2018

December 11th, 2017

Editor’s note: Business is no longer as usual. New technologies in the workplace, like machine learning and augmented reality, create opportunities for companies to enhance employee productivity. Alan Lepofsky, analyst at Constellation Research, Inc. discusses three key areas where technology will impact work as we know it. From Baby Boomers to Gen Z, today’s workplace…

Brains, beauty and beats: Google Home Max is here

December 11th, 2017

Just in time for the holidays, Google Home Max is now available online from Best Buy, the Google Store, Verizon and Walmart. Max brings together the convenience of controlling your music with your voice, with premium, high quality audio. Google Home Max sounds pretty amazing right out of the box because it’s our first speaker with Smart…

More reasons to love your Pixel phone

December 11th, 2017

When you invest in a smartphone, you expect it to last a while (and not go out of date when the next product comes along). We expect that, too, so we constantly add new experiences to Pixel phones to make sure they keep getting better over time. Here are a few highlights from recent weeks:…

Astellas Corporate Website Platform

December 11th, 2017

Completed Drupal site or project URL:  https://www.astellas.com Astellas wanted to create a global website, as well as be able to update and refresh its local sites. Each website’s objective was to provide the right information in a timely manner, and to create and maintain a channel between the company and its stakeholders. We identified three…

Ready for your close-pup: the pets of #teampixel

December 8th, 2017

Can you say “shake”? This week we’re making the introduction to some of #teampixel’s furry friends who always make the day a little brighter. From fabulous felines to a French Bulldog in PJs, scroll through this week’s “pawsome” picks and get to know the pets of #teampixel—13/10 would portrait mode again. Want to get your…

Wrapping up a year of impact with holiday giving

December 8th, 2017

The holidays are a time for celebrating family and community, and it’s my favorite time at Google because Googlers give back to those who need it most. Through Google.org grants and the generosity of Googlers, we set new giving records in 2017, bringing more resources to nonprofits, and more opportunities for Googlers to volunteer their…

The High Five: fighting fire, breaking silence, and other top searches this week

December 8th, 2017

This week, search trends—with data from the Google News Lab—reflect nationwide concern about the Southern California wildfires, as well as end-of-year cultural milestones like TIME’s “Person of the Year” and “Spotify Wrapped.” Southern California wildfires As wildfires ravaged Southern California this week, people searched to find out “How do brush fires start?” and “Why are…

All things are possible: Grow with Google and Google.org Impact Challenge come to OKC

December 8th, 2017

As an Oklahoman, it’s exciting to work for a company like Google in Oklahoma City—a community I’m proud to call home and that has given me every opportunity in life to succeed. The homesteader Angelo Scott said our city’s spirit has “an attitude that all things are possible if people are willing to take a…

Building tools with GCP to help developers be more efficient

December 8th, 2017

Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from Tomoaki Kobayakawa and Yoshiyuki Mineo of Rocro Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Network Communications. They take us through how they used Google Cloud Platform to create three SaaS products to help developers both inside and outside of Sony. SaaS services are becoming more critical for developers working large-scale software…

A look at one billion drawings from around the world

December 8th, 2017

Since November 2016, people all around the world have drawn one billion doodles in Quick, Draw!, a web game where a neural network tries to recognize your drawings. That includes 2.9 million cats, 2.9 million hot dogs, and 2.9 million drawings of snowflakes. Each drawing is unique. But when you step back and look at…