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METRO AG, Viessmann and BOTfriends move onto Google Cloud

December 6th, 2017

Google Cloud Summit took place in Munich today—the biggest cloud event in the Germany-Austria-Switzerland region. There, we announced collaborations with three well-known German companies of different sizes, from different industries and each facing different challenges. With more than 150,000 employees in 25 countries and sales of more than 36 billion euros, METRO Group is one of…

Improving Search and discovery on Google

December 5th, 2017

Search is not just about answering your questions—it’s also about discovery. We search to explore new topics of interest, to find new angles to ideas or things we think we already know, or even to uncover information that we didn’t even think to ask about. Over the years, we’ve developed many features to help you…

Get ready for AI to help make your business more productive

December 5th, 2017

Editor’s note: Companies are evaluating how to use artificial intelligence to transform how they work. Nicholas McQuire, analyst at CCS Insight, reflects on how businesses are using machine learning and assistive technologies to help employees be more …

There’s no failure, just opportunity: a teacher’s journey to code

December 5th, 2017

Computer Science Education Week is an annual event to get kids excited about the possibilities of coding. As a part of CSEdWeek this year, we unveiled a new coding activity that lets students create their own Google logo, using block-based coding and video tutorials. Abigail Ramirez, a middle school teacher from Pomona Unified School District,…

Massachusetts launches Mass.gov on Drupal 8

December 5th, 2017

Earlier this year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts launched Mass.gov on Drupal 8. Holly St. Clair, the Chief Digital Officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, joined me during my Acquia Engage keynote to share how Mass.gov is making constituents’ interactions with the state fast, easy, meaningful, and “wicked awesome”. Constituents at the center Today, 76% of…

We have 10 days to save net neutrality

December 5th, 2017

Last month, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, released a draft order that would soften net neutrality regulations. He wants to overturn the restrictions that make paid prioritization, blocking or throttling of traffic unlawful. If approved, this order could drastically alter the way that people experience and access the web. Without net…

Gain a deeper understanding of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Google

December 5th, 2017

Editor’s note:Now when you search for “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,” “PTSD” or related queries on Google on mobile, you’ll see a Knowledge Panel that will give you the option to tap “check if you may have PTSD”, which will bring you to PC-PTSD-5, a clinically validated screening questionnaire to assess your likelihood of having the condition….

RCS messaging now available to Telia subscribers in Sweden

December 5th, 2017

Over the past year, we’ve been working to upgrade SMS text messaging to RCS, the next generation carrier messaging standard, partnering with carriers and device manufacturers around the world. So far we’ve launched RCS messaging with carriers in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, and starting today we’re partnering with Telia Company to bring RCS…

Google for India: Building India-first products and features

December 5th, 2017

The internet in India has undergone an incredible transformation. This year India crossed the 400 million internet user mark. And Indians are using more data than ever before—4GB on average every month, projected to grow to 11GB per month in the next four years. Cheaper data through carrier innovation and greater access to public WiFi such as Google…

Introducing Android Oreo (Go edition) with the release of Android 8.1

December 5th, 2017

Since Android’s creation, our mission has been to bring the power of computing to everyone. As a global operating system, Android has grown to more than 2 billion active devices around the world, with more users in India than the U.S. To make sure billions more people can get access to computing, it’s important that…