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From Switch to slime, here are the trending toys this holiday season

December 7th, 2017

As we enter the holiday gift-giving season, parents are thinking about how to surprise their kids with the coolest new toys. For toy stores, December 23 is the busiest day of the holiday season, which often means braving the cold in the final hours before closing, scouring the crowded aisles—and hopefully nabbing something before it…

Bridging the digital skills gap in Europe through the Developer Scholarship Challenge

December 7th, 2017

Everyone needs the right digital skills to get a job, grow their career or business, or become an entrepreneur or developer. That’s why we started Google Growth Engine in 2015, a collection of digital skills programs offering free online and in person training across Europe. The Developer Scholarships Challenge is one of these programs, a…

Interview with Buddhima, GSoC Student

December 7th, 2017

Buddhima was a GSoC Student with Joomla community in 2013, and since then he has been mentor two times for the GSoC team. To celebrate Joomla’s 10th Year participation in GSoC we thought on interviewing Buddhima and ask him about his experience of GSoC. Can you explain a bit on which project you worked for…

Upgrading messaging across Latin America with América Móvil, AT&T in México, Oi and Telefónica

December 7th, 2017

One of the most powerful aspects of RCS messaging is the ability to improve everyone’s messaging experience at scale, regardless of network, country, or device type. We’ve been working with the global carriers, device manufacturers, and the GSMA to bring RCS messaging to people across Europe, North America and Asia over the past year, providing…

A crabtivating journey: Street View joins a crab migration of millions on Christmas Island

December 7th, 2017

From herds of elephants in Kenya to penguins in Antarctica and frogs in the Amazon, the Street View Trekker has met some charming characters on its journeys around the world.  This week, Street View is venturing to Christmas Island, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, to join more than 45 million local residents…

Introducing the React RFC Process

December 7th, 2017

We’re adopting an RFC (“request for comments”) process for contributing ideas to React. Inspired by Yarn, Ember, and Rust, the goal is to allow React core team members and community members to collaborate on the design of new features. It’s also intended to provide a clear path for ideas to enter the project: Create an…

Security enhancements and more for enterprise Chrome browser customers

December 6th, 2017

When it comes to Chrome, security is one of our most important considerations—and that’s especially true when it comes to our enterprise users. We’re always looking for ways to further protect enterprises from potential dangers like ransomware, malware, and other vulnerabilities.  Chrome browser has been validated by third parties as a frontrunner in enterprise browser…

Google Drive recognized as a leader by Forrester for File Sync and Share (EFSS) cloud solutions

December 6th, 2017

We’re designing cloud-based solutions to help teams become more knowledgeable and more effective. Businesses like Whirlpool are turning to Google Drive because they need more secure, friction-free tools to help them house—and more importantly, share—collective company knowledge. Our continued efforts to help businesses collaborate in the cloud have not gone unnoticed. Today, Drive has been…

Teaming up with SocialWorks to bring computer science to Chicago Public Schools

December 6th, 2017

Today, 5th grade students at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Academy in Chicago got a surprise. It was cool enough that they were doing a coding activity with Chicago Googlers as a part of Computer Science Education Week—but then another Chicago native joined the fun. When Chance The Rapper arrived, there were shouts of excitement and…

Pivot to the cloud: intelligent features in Google Sheets help businesses uncover insights

December 6th, 2017

When it comes to data in spreadsheets, deciphering meaningful insights can be a challenge whether you’re a spreadsheet guru or data analytics pro. But thanks to advances in the cloud and artificial intelligence, you can instantly uncover insights and empower everyone in your organization—not just those with technical or analytics backgrounds—to make more informed decisions….