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A #SmallThanks makes a big difference this National Small Business Week

April 30th, 2018

Love a local spot? Make it known this National Small Business Week—post a review or photo to their Google listing, or thank them on social media with the hashtag #SmallThanks. A small shout-out can mean a lot for a local business.  One of my latest favorites is ABLE, a hip boutique in Nashville, TN that…

New collaboration with Fitbit to drive positive health outcomes

April 30th, 2018

As I’ve shared in the past, Google Cloud’s vision for the healthcare industry is very much a reflection of Google’s overall mission. We’re building healthcare-specific products and solutions as well as supporting a growing partner ecosystem to help companies organize healthcare data in a way that is accessible and interoperable, but also secure, enabling them…

The High Five: two newborn babies and a “Cursed Child”

April 27th, 2018

This week, babies were born and lettuce was thrown out. Here’s a look at some top Search trends from the week, with data from theGoogle News Lab.What’s in a name?A lot, if you’re a Royal. After Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed a son into the world this week, searches for “name of new royal…

It’s story time, and the Google Assistant has a tale for you

April 27th, 2018

Your family is probably tired of hearing the same old stories about your high school glory days, or about that one time you rolled five Yahtzees in a row at game night. So the next time you’re in need of a story (probably today—it’s National Tell a Story Day!), the Google Assistant has some good…

Get outside and smell the flowers with #teampixel

April 27th, 2018

Whether you’re into mountain landscapes or city skyscrapers, Pixel photographers take you out on some incredible adventures this week. Sit back, relax, and let #teampixel transport you to a blue paradise, a reflective lake, and even an underwater swim with jellyfish.Left: @Solacekiss : Tell these flowers we say hi-acinth. Right: @Natureandmylens: These plants are wanted dead or alive.@nathankyleallen…

How the Dynamic Learning Project sparks a love of technology in schools

April 27th, 2018

Editor’s Note: Last summer, we announced Google’s support of the Dynamic Learning Project—a pilot program from Digital Promise that places technology coaches in 50 high-need schools across the country. Coach Caree Rahberg is helping her fellow educators at Liberty Junior High School in Texas learn how to engage their students with technology. In this post,…

The She Word: Catherine Courage, User Experience VP, on designing her career

April 27th, 2018

Editor’s Note: When you use a Google product, you might not realize that there’s an entire team of people who have carefully designed everything from the icons you see to the button that you click. In our latest installment of the She Word—a Keyword series all about dynamic and creative women at Google—we talked to…

How YouTube can help people develop their careers and grow their businesses

April 27th, 2018

As new technologies change the way people do their jobs or run their businesses, YouTube can help them acquire new skills to take advantage of the opportunities ahead.Video is much more than just a source of entertainment, it’s also a powerful medium for learning.  YouTube has a wealth of resources to help people advance their…

Google Cloud Platform announces new credits program for researchers

April 26th, 2018

From Big Data projects like Strayer University’s student support system to AI projects like Carnegie Mellon’s socially aware robot, researchers are discovering that cloud technology can help make academic research cheaper, faster, easier, and more secure. Whether you’re just starting out with a new idea, or validating your work before sharing it with the public,…

Call for Review: Canonical EXI is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

April 26th, 2018

The Efficient eXtended Interchange (EXI) Working Group has published a W3C Proposed Recommendation of Canonical EXI, a specification that describes the method for generating a canonical form of an EXI document. The main application of this specification is to guarantee non-repudiation using XML Signature, while allowing certain flexibility for intermediaries to reconstitute the documents before…

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