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Three new ways to manage files and free up space with Files Go

January 25th, 2018

Files Go is our new app for freeing up storage on your phone. Since its launch in December, more than 10 million people have installed it and cleaned up more than 1.1 gigabytes of space on average. Today, we’ve added three new features so managing files is even faster and more enjoyable: SD cards: We’ve…

Greater control with new features in your Ads Settings

January 25th, 2018

Building the tools that provide transparency and control over your data has always been atop priority for us. On the ads front, we’ve evolved our tools over the years to help you shape your ads experience. We launched a single dashboard for ads controls—originally named theAds Preferences Manager, now Ads Settings—in 2009, Why This Ad…

All types of Chromebooks for all types of learners

January 24th, 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 explore a range of Chromebooks, including devices that flip from laptop to tablet, integrate with a stylus and have world facing cameras. Follow along on The Keyword and Twitter for…

A new year for Chrome video

January 23rd, 2018

Every day, people watch 30,000 years worth of video in Chrome. That’s a lot of video! Watch time grew significantly over the last year—not only because of viral YouTube hits, but also because of the creation of new video experiences around the world. For example, Jio Cinema and Forbes give people high-quality video without requiring…

Tools for every school: G Suite for Education updates

January 23rd, 2018

Editor’s note:This week our Google for Education team will be joining thousands of educators at the BETT educational technology conference in London. Follow along on The Keyword and Twitter for the latest news and updates. Education is evolving, and G Suite for Education is too. Today, we’re announcing two exciting updates: a new set of…

“Ok Google, read my book”… Introducing audiobooks on Google Play

January 23rd, 2018

“Read more.” Every year it’s one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. But with all the time spent battling traffic, working out, or picking up groceries, there often doesn’t seem to be a minute to simply sit down with a book. With audiobooks on Google Play, rolling out today in 45 countries and nine…

ActivityPub is now a W3C Recommendation

January 23rd, 2018

The Social Web Working Group has published ActivityPub as a W3C Recommendation. ActivityPub is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and content. ActivityPub is…

WebSub is now a W3C Recommendation

January 23rd, 2018

The Social Web Working Group has published WebSub as a W3C Recommendation. WebSub provides a common mechanism for communication between publishers of any kind of Web content and their subscribers, based on HTTP web hooks. Subscription requests are relayed through hubs, which validate and verify the request. Hubs then distribute new and updated content to…

Artists and entrepreneurs ignite creativity at Campus Madrid

January 23rd, 2018

Last week, we hosted the first Campus Creativity Week at Campus Madrid, one of Google for Entrepreneurs’ six spaces for entrepreneurs to learn, share ideas, and launch startups. Over 100 artists and entrepreneurs gathered from across Spain to explore how creative minds can use technology and inspire one another as they create art and build…

Wisconsin Cheese Mart makes a comeback—online and on the block

January 22nd, 2018

In 2003, Wisconsin Cheese Mart was up for sale and in danger of closing. When Ken McNulty, an Air Force veteran and native Wisconsinite, heard the news, he and his family decided to take a big risk. They purchased the small shop, which has been a Milwaukee cornerstone since 1938, and set out to revitalize…