Where’s Waldo? Find him in Google Maps

March 31st, 2018

Hello, friends!My name is Waldo. I love to travel around the globe—it’s a whole world of fun.I’m always on the lookout for fantastic new places to explore. My last adventure started in sun-sational Mountain View, CA where I visited the terrific team at…

The High Five: gathering around the table and in the stands

March 30th, 2018

Whether celebrating Easter or Passover with friends and family or cheering on your favorite team, there’s a lot to look forward to this weekend. Here’s a look at some of the top searches from this week, with data from Google News Lab. Cracking open Easter trends This weekend, families across the country will gather to…

March into the weekend with talks by inspiring women

March 30th, 2018

Editor’s Note: Talks at Google is our regular speaker series that brings interesting speakers and brilliant minds from all industries and backgrounds to Google campuses. Each month, we select a few favorite talks from that month, or about a particular topic. As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we’re re-discovering talks given by women…

Local entrepreneurs create new opportunities in Kentucky

March 30th, 2018

Editor’s Note: Grow with Google offers free tools, trainings and events to help people grow their skills, careers, and businesses. The Grow with Google tour brings workshops, one-on-one coaching, and hands-on demos to cities and towns across the United States. Through a series of Keyword posts, we’ll highlight where we’ve been, but you can find…

Tip off: how we’re using predictive analytics during the Final Four

March 30th, 2018

When we teamed up with the NCAA last December, we were thrilled to help them use cloud technology to analyze more than 80 years’ worth of statistical game and competition data. But we also wanted to challenge ourselves to do something a little different in the process—and hopefully delight basketball fans while we were at…

Announcing Google Cloud Security Talks during RSA Conference 2018

March 30th, 2018

In light of the many security incidents we can read about in the press, security continues to be a formidable challenge for many businesses. We believe that the move to a professionally managed secure Cloud infrastructure can help address this challenge. Last week, Urs shared his thoughts on security, and we announced new initiatives such…

What makes #teampixel click

March 30th, 2018

The #teampixel community on Instagram recently reached 35,000 members—people who have tagged their photos with #teampixel in their travels around the world, on a quest to capture the best shot. We’ve been so taken with the range and diversity of Pixel photographers’ work that we dug a little deeper to learn more about what makes…

New ways to read more with audiobooks from Google Play

March 29th, 2018

Two months ago we launched audiobooks from Google Play to help you fit more books into your life. Today we have a few updates to make it even easier to enjoy a great book, whether you like to listen on the go with your phone or at home with the Google Assistant on Google Home….

We’ve been busy! 20+ Google Cloud security announcements from March

March 29th, 2018

As Urs said last week, security is one of the biggest issues of our time, and with the cloud, we are able to tackle it together. At Google Cloud, we’re always working to help organizations keep up with evolving threats, protect their sensitive data, and empower innovation—all while giving them control and visibility. That’s why…

W3C Invites Implementations of Graphics-ARIA and Graphics-AAM

March 29th, 2018

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group invites implementations of two documents: WAI-ARIA Graphics Module (Graphics-ARIA): Assistive technologies need semantic information about the structures and expected behaviors of a document in order to convey appropriate information to persons with disabilities. This specification defines a WAI-ARIA 1.1 [WAI-ARIA-1.1] module of core roles specific to web graphics….