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The She Word: Frances Kwee turns up the volume on Google hardware

January 31st, 2018

Editor’s Note: The She Word is a Keyword series all about dynamic and creative women at Google. Now that Google Home Max has hit the shelves at Best Buy and Verizon, we sat down with Frances Kwee, an audio engineer who spends most of her time working o…

ICYMI in January: here’s what happened in G Suite

January 31st, 2018

We’re teeing off a monthly series to help you keep up with G Suite news. Here’s what happened in January.We introduced the security center for G SuiteOrganizations are constantly dealing with security incidents, but with the right tools, IT professiona…

Get help with cheaper flights and potential flight delays this winter

January 31st, 2018

Google Flights can now help you predict those flight delays, and we…

A reintroduction to Google’s featured snippets

January 30th, 2018

Sometimes when you do a search, you’ll find that there’s a descriptive box at the top of Google’s results. We call this a “featured snippet.” In this post—the first in a new series going behind-the-scenes on how Google Search works—we’ll explore when, where and why we provide featured snippets.What is a featured snippet?Let’s start with…

Howard West program expands, opening up opportunity for future engineers

January 30th, 2018

My first name is Howard. That’s where the coincidence ends. As a Black man from a lower socioeconomic background, attending Howard University was critical to developing a more optimistic sense of personal and cultural identity. The result was a stronger vision of my future.Joining Google as a software engineer in 2015 became a part of…

Go-to Google Photos tips for 2018

January 30th, 2018

When I hang out with my friends, we normally end up taking a group photo… or ten. Of course I use Google Photos to share these memories, which often leads to a bunch of questions about the app. As an engineer for Google Photos, I’m used to getting all kinds of questions, and I have…

Orbitera and MobileIron team up to make it easier to buy and sell apps in the cloud

January 30th, 2018

Now more than ever, businesses are relying on enterprise applications as a critical step towards employee and customer engagement. But this ecosystem of enterprise apps can come with its own challenges. Downloading these apps sometimes means sourcing from multiple locations—not all of them trusted. Most businesses deploy their apps on a variety of devices, but…

Indexed Database API 2.0 is now a W3C Recommendation

January 30th, 2018

The Web Platform Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the Indexed Database API 2.0 specification.The Indexed Database API 2.0 specification defines APIs for a database of records holding simple values and hierarchical objects. Each record consists of a key and some value. Moreover, the database maintains indexes over records it stores. An application…

W3C Invites Implementations of WCAG 2.1

January 30th, 2018

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group invites implementations of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Candidate Recommendation. WCAG 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech…

W3C Invites Implementations of Selectors Level 3

January 30th, 2018

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of the Selectors Level 3 Candidate Recommendation. Selectors are patterns that match against elements in a tree, and as such form one of several technologies that can be used to select nodes in an XML document. Selectors have been optimized for use with HTML and XML, and are designed…

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