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Chromebook tablets for versatile learning

March 26th, 2018

This past January, students in Kristine Kuwano’s third grade classroom were buzzing with excitement at De Vargas Elementary School in Cupertino, California. Tasked with writing out math equations to upload to Google Classroom, the students grabbed their new tablets from the cart, pulled out the stylus, and logged into Chrome. “They love technology and they…

Ready, set, pitch: Demo Day Asia

March 26th, 2018

With Sundar, our CEO, visiting People Squared in Beijing today. Today at People Squared, a Google for Entrepreneurs partner hub in Beijing, our CEO Sundar Pichai announced that we would hold Google’s first-ever Demo Day Asia in Shanghai this year. Since 2014, Google for Entrepreneurs has organized Demo Days in the United States and Europe…

The High Five: Springing for search trends

March 23rd, 2018

Springtime means new beginnings, and that seems to be the case for Ringo Starr and Cynthia Nixon who made their foray into knighthood and state politics this week. But they’re not the only ones who captured people’s attention in Search this week. Here’s a look at the top trends, thanks to data from Google News…

Five tips for taking the best pet photos with Google Pixel 2

March 23rd, 2018

Editor’s note: For National Puppy Day, we asked #teampixel photographer Emily Wang to give us her best tips on how to photograph your dog—young or old—with Google Pixel 2. We guess you could use them for cat photos, too. Count the puppy pictures on your phone. Chances are there’s more than a couple. Whether it’s…

Extending GCP security to U.S. government customers through FedRAMP authorization

March 23rd, 2018

Google Cloud Platform (GCP), like all our products, is built with security as a core design and development principle. We go to great lengths to document how our infrastructure and platforms can help our customers keep their data safe. But third-party validation helps! That’s why we’re excited to announce that GCP and Google’s underlying common…

Want to Change The Game? Design one with Google Play

March 22nd, 2018

Of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women, yet only 23% of game developers identify as women. To help address this disparity, last year we created Change the Game—a program to empower the next generation of female gamemakers and celebrate women as players and…

Cloud Identity: Manage users, devices and apps in one location

March 22nd, 2018

Whether we’re collaborating with teammates in different parts of the world, troubleshooting client issues on location, or checking email on the way to the airport, cloud apps and mobile devices have fundamentally changed the way we work. But they’ve also changed the way businesses need to approach security. Today, the average user works on three…

Now the Google Assistant can take care of your IOUs

March 22nd, 2018

When the weekend’s over, chances are someone owes you (or you owe someone) money for something—Friday night’s concert tickets, Saturday afternoon’s barbecue supplies, or Sunday’s matinee at the movies. Starting today, you can ask your Google Assistant to pay your friends back with Google Pay, so you can spend more time having fun and less…

A smarter search for files on your phone with Files Go

March 22nd, 2018

We built Files Go to help Android users free up space, find files quickly and share them offline with people nearby. Today, based on feedback we’ve heard over the last three months, we’re introducing three more features to the app to make it even more useful: File search: You should be able to search for…

The Android Security 2017 Year in Review has good news for enterprises

March 22nd, 2018

Device security is of paramount importance to enterprises. It’s why the Android Security team (and many other teams at Google) continuously work to improve protections across more than 2 billion active Android devices. To ensure customers, partners, and Android users are up to date on our ongoing work, we recently published the fourth annual Android…