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Two #teampixel photographers say “I do” to Pixel 2

February 14th, 2018

Jenny and Colin Hayles are professional photographers (Jenny does weddings and Colin captures nature and wildlife) and proud #teampixel members. Knowing that a Pixel 2 can take high-quality photos, they wanted to see how their phones would fare in the most picture-worthy setting: a wedding. We spoke with Jenny and Colin about their experience using…

Dries Buytaert Shares His View on Decoupled Drupal: When, Why, and How

February 14th, 2018

By nature, decoupled CMSes lack end-user front ends, provide few to no editorial tools for display and layout, and as such leave presentational concerns almost entirely up to the front-end developer. Luckily, Drupal has one crucial advantage that propels it beyond these concerns of emerging decoupled competitors. Join Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal and CTO…

Meet the couple that guides together

February 14th, 2018

Local Guides come from all over the world, and they form a community of people who share their knowledge on Google Maps—everything from photos and reviews of local restaurants to accessibility information. And for one long-distance couple, the Local Guides community helped bridge the miles between Malaysia and Bangladesh. Sumaiya Zafrin Chowdhury and Pavel Sawar…

Under the hood: How Chrome’s ad filtering works

February 14th, 2018

While most advertising on the web is respectful of user experience, over the years we’ve increasingly heard from our users that some advertising can be particularly intrusive. As we announced last June, Chrome will tackle this issue by removing ads from sites that do not follow the Better Ads Standards. We’ve previously discussed some of…

Looking for Europe’s top entrepreneurs: The 2018 Digital Top 50 Awards

February 14th, 2018

Tech entrepreneurs are changing the world through their own creativity and passion. To celebrate Europe’s thriving entrepreneurial scene and honor the most promising tech companies, in 2016 we founded the Digital Top 50 Awards, in association with McKinsey and Rocket Internet. The 2018 edition of the awards are now open for applications. Now in their…

Celebrating five years at Campus Tel Aviv (and many more to go)

February 14th, 2018

Five years ago Campus Tel Aviv opened its doors. It’s a hub to support Israel’s strong and growing startup community, where entrepreneurs from different walks of life and at different stages of their journey can come together to learn, share and connect. And connect they have. Our members have hosted over 3,200 events with more…

The next billion users are the future of the internet

February 14th, 2018

In the late 1990s, I moved from Delhi to Stanford for a master’s degree in computer science. Getting off the plane in San Francisco, I was ecstatic about the amazing computing power, lightning-fast internet and easy access to knowledge available at an …

With love, from your Google Assistant

February 13th, 2018

No matter how you like to spend your Valentine’s Day—with romantic gestures or like any other Wednesday—the Google Assistant is here to help you celebrate and have some fun. Just say …Hey Google, serenade meHey Google, will you be my Valentine?Hey Goog…

W3C Invites Implementations of the Vehicle Information Service Specification

February 13th, 2018

The Automotive Working Group invites implementations of the Vehicle Information Service Specification Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines a WebSocket based API for a Vehicle Information Service (VIS) to enable client applications to get, set, subscribe and unsubscribe to vehicle signals and data attributes. The purpose of the specification is to promote a Server API that…

Bringing the power of AMP to Gmail

February 13th, 2018

For the past few years, we’ve worked to make mobile pages load faster through an open-source framework called Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). AMP started as an effort to help publishers, but as its capabilities have expanded over time, it’s now one of the best ways to build rich webpages. With this came the opportunity to…