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Welcoming new teammates from HTC to our hardware organization

January 30th, 2018

It’s been a busy few months since we introduced our second-generation family of Made by Google products. We’ve heard from so many of you that our new products have been helpful in your everyday lives—whether you’re taking stunning portrait mode photos with the new Pixel 2, getting hands-free help around the house with the Google…

Take your Blocks models to the next level

January 29th, 2018

Since Blocks launched six months ago, it’s been amazing to see all the incredible creations built by novices and professional modelers alike. We’ve witnessed everything from a retro roller skate, to an old timey photograph, to our very own JUMP camera. We’ve also gotten tons of feedback about ways we could improve the experience. The…

Investing in Indonesia

January 29th, 2018

With more than 133 million people online, Indonesia is home to the fifth largest population of internet users in the world. And amazingly, Indonesia’s online journey has just gotten started — Indonesians continue to embrace the internet rapidly and half of Indonesia’s population has yet to connect to the internet.  Indonesia already has a thriving…

It’s about to glow down … with #teampixel

January 26th, 2018

This week, #teampixel took a shot in the dark (with the help of HDR+ which makes Pixel cameras really good at capturing photos in low light). Check out our after-dark series that range from neon signs with silly sayings to vibrant splashes of color that light up the night, all captured by our community of…

The High Five: what’s cooking in Search this week

January 26th, 2018

This week, fans of NBC’s “This is Us” were fired up about a plotline involving main character Jack Pearson and a Crock-Pot. Trending questions on Search ranged from plot-related—“What happened on ‘This Is Us’ with the Crock-Pot?”—to practical—“How long can a Crock-Pot be on warm?” For those more interested in what’s cooking in their own…

Tailoring education for the 21st century: perspectives from educators

January 26th, 2018

Editor’s note: This week our Google for Education team joined thousands of educators at the BETT educational technology show in London. To wrap up the week, today’s post comes from guest author Veronica Lara, Senior Editor of The Economist Intelligence Unit. The need for education systems to evolve along with the demands of the global…

Upcoming Workshop: Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies

January 26th, 2018

W3C announced today a W3C Workshop on Privacy and Linked Data, April 17-18 2018, in Vienna, Austria. The event is hosted by WU Vienna. The primary goal of the workshop is to explore interoperability in privacy and compliance expressions using Linked Data. But based on transportable linked data, many privacy concepts can be created. Expected…

An easy formula: 5 reasons to use Google Sheets

January 25th, 2018

Import, export, email. Do it again. When it comes to data analysis, it’s easy to fall into routine. But no matter how much of a whiz you are at formulas or pivot tables, superb spreadsheet skills only take you so far if you’re working with multiple versions or outdated datasets. On average, employees spend up…

Pioneer new lessons in your classroom with Google Expeditions

January 25th, 2018

Editor’s note:This week our Google for Education team will be joining thousands of educators at Bett in London. At our booth, C230, you can learn more about Google Expeditions in person. Follow along on The Keyword and Twitter for the latest news and updates. Since 2015, educators have been using Expeditions to bring lessons to…

Vertex helps customers simplify business tax prep with Chrome browser

January 25th, 2018

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Kong Yang, Technical Director of Enterprise Solutions for Vertex, which develops tax management solutions for business. Vertex uses Chrome browser to provide a fast and user-friendly platform for Vertex Enterprise, the company’s flagship tax product. Anyone who’s filed a tax return knows how complex tax calculations can be. Every…