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Data Confidentiality/Integrity Vulnerability, December 2017

December 8th, 2017

(Update 7-December-2017) Security releases available Summary Updates are now available for all active Node.js release lines. These include the fix for the vulnerability identified in the initial announcement. In addition the updates for 8.X and 9.X include a fix for a low severity buffer vulnerability as describe below. We recommend that all users upgrade as…

With Tilt Brush, an artist turns his virtual world into reality

December 8th, 2017

Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from British portrait painter Jonathan Yeo. From photography to the printing press, to modern computing, art and technology have always influenced one another. And the artist’s toolkit is expanding with new mediums like virtual reality. As a portrait artist who primarily works with oil paint in two dimensions, drawing in…

Announcing Google Cloud Next 2018

December 7th, 2017

Google Cloud Next ’18 is coming! Mark your calendars for July 24-27, 2018 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Google Cloud Next is where customers, partners, developers, influencers and the greater global cloud community get inspired and learn. Together, we’re working to make the cloud useful and accessible to everyone. Dive deep into Google Cloud…

New government removals and National Security Letter data

December 7th, 2017

Since 2010, we’ve shared regular updates in our Transparency Report about the effects of government and corporate policies on users’ data and content. Our goal has always been to make this information as accessible as possible, and to continue expanding this report with new and relevant data. Today, we’re announcing three updates to our Transparency…

AdWords Express helps small businesses grow online in 14 new countries

December 7th, 2017

AdWords Express was created in 2011 to make advertising on Google accessible to businesses owners without advanced online advertising skills or the resources to hire an expert. AdWords Express has since expanded and, as of this month, is available in 14 new countries and 10 new languages. This expansion follows a recent launch that allows…

Celebrating and empowering women in mobile gaming with CHANGE THE GAME

December 7th, 2017

Together, Android and Google Play bring millions of games to more than one billion people in 190 countries, making games accessible to almost everyone. As we continue to create entertainment experiences that cater to each individual person; and with more people gaming on mobile devices than ever before, there’s an opportunity to be even more…

More great stuff to watch and a holiday sale on popular Daydream apps

December 7th, 2017

With cold weather outside and the holidays fast approaching, now’s the perfect time to take a moment and kick back with Daydream. We’re launching an update to make it easier to discover great content both in and out of VR, plus loads of new VR experiences to keep you entertained. Find great VR content easily…

All the data you need to cover 500 local elections

December 7th, 2017

Next year, nearly 500 local elections for Senate and House seats are taking place across the United States. As part of our mission to help journalists report on the stories that matter, we  worked with ProPublica to build the Election Databot: a tool that provides data about all of those elections, from campaign spending to…

Your Search questions, answered selfie-style on Google

December 7th, 2017

Whether you watch them on TV, listen to them on a podcast, or read about them in a magazine, you spend a lot of time wondering about the people who inspire you. Personally, I’ve always wanted to know if my favorite actor Will Ferrell can really play the drums. Now in the U.S., you can…

How Greek businesses are going digital with Grow Greek Tourism Online

December 7th, 2017

When the recession hit Greece, Ntina Denaxa and her family faced tough times. They had to leave Athens and move to her husband’s hometown of Messaria, a small village in Santorini, using the last of their savings to renovate abandoned houses into a small hotel. Soon after, a neighbor introduced her to an adviser who…