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Elevating quality journalism on the open web

March 20th, 2018

Over the past 20 years, we’ve grappled with the tension between the freedom of information the web enables and the need to ensure trust in information. Elevating accurate, quality content, and stemming the flow of misinformation is a challenge that requires collaboration across the news industry, the research community, and digital platforms. Here are some…

Introducing Subscribe with Google

March 20th, 2018

If you’ve ever subscribed to a news site, you know that it can sometimes be an onerous task. This isn’t the publisher’s fault, it’s just the way websites work. You’ll have to type in your name, your email, maybe a username (no, not that username; it’s taken) and then make up a new password (no,…

The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

March 20th, 2018

People come to Google looking for information they can trust, and that information often comes from the reporting of journalists and news organizations around the world. And while the demand for quality journalism is as high as it’s ever been, the business of journalism is under pressure, as publications around the world face challenges from…

YouTube Director onsite helps small businesses make video ads

March 20th, 2018

Every small business owner has a story to tell—whether it’s how they started out, why their product or service is unique, or why customers buy from them. Video ads are an authentic and engaging way to reach your customers and show them what makes your business unique through the power of sight, sound, and motion….

W3C Invites Implementations of the Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1

March 20th, 2018

The Web Authentication Working Group invites implementations of the Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1 Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines an API enabling the creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, public key-based credentials by web applications, for the purpose of strongly authenticating users. Conceptually, one or more public key…

W3C Invites Implementations of the Sensor APIs

March 20th, 2018

The Device and Sensors Working Group invites implementations of the Candidate Recommendation for six documents, namely: Generic Sensor API: Generic Sensor API defines a framework for exposing sensor data to the Open Web Platform in a consistent way. It does so by defining a blueprint for writing specifications of concrete sensors along with an abstract…

Introducing Google Play Instant, a faster way to try apps and games

March 19th, 2018

People all over the world come to Google Play to discover great games. In the last year, the number of Android users who installed a game has more than doubled. To help you discover new games or get to the ones you already love, we’ve redesigned our Google Play Games app. In the new “Arcade” tab,…

Zendaya and Google.org help a community school bloom

March 19th, 2018

In 2015, Roses in Concrete Community School opened in East Oakland, California. With a name inspired by a book of poetry written by Tupac Shakur, the school aims to create a model for urban education that prioritizes the needs of youth and families in the community it serves. It’s founder, Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, believes education is…

Google Cloud Next ’18 – Registration now open!

March 19th, 2018

Registration for Google Cloud Next ’18 isnow open—we hope you’ll join us July 24-26, 2018 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Each year at Next, we bring together a community of leaders, developers, and entrepreneurs to explore the ways we can build the future of the cloud, together. Join us to hear an inspiring line-up…

Security in the cloud

March 19th, 2018

Security is one of the biggest issues of our time. Countless companies and governments have lost data because of security incidents. And just one breach could cost millions in fines and lost business—and most importantly, lose customer trust. As a result, security is increasingly top of mind for CEOs and Boards of Directors. That’s why,…