Menu

Searching for new solutions to the evolving jobs market

April 24th, 2018

We’ve all seen lots of articles about the future of work in today’s rapidly changing economy. Too often, the loudest voices propose just one of two visions for the future. Either globalization and technology will eliminate quality jobs, or we’ll adapt to change just like we always have. Google may be built on code, but…

TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0.1 (IMSC1) is now a W3C Recommendation

April 24th, 2018

The Timed Text Working Group has published TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0.1 (IMSC1) as a W3C Recommendation. This document specifies two profiles of [TTML1]: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering and…

Simpler summer vacation planning starts today

April 24th, 2018

Over the next few weeks, people will start locking in their summer travel plans—we see the biggest spike in Google Flights searches for summer vacation dates in early May. And since prices often rise in the three weeks prior to travel dates, you’ll want to start your research ahead of time. Here are some tips…

Call for Review: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

April 24th, 2018

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. WCAG 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing…

W3C Invites Implementations of Timed Text Markup Language 1 (TTML1) (Third Edition)

April 24th, 2018

The Timed Text Working Group invites implementations of Timed Text Markup Language 1 (TTML1) (Third Edition) Candidate Recommendation. This document specifies Timed Text Markup Language (TTML), Version 1, also known as TTML1, in terms of a vocabulary and semantics thereof. The Timed Text Markup Language is a content type that represents timed text media for…

W3C Tutorials and Track on Web Conference 2018

April 24th, 2018

This year, W3C once again joins the Web Conference 2018, previously known as WWW2018 with W3C tutorials and track. The W3C tutorials on Monday and Tuesday focus on Data Visualization, Media, and Audio on the Web. The W3C Track on Friday invites conference attendees to talk to experts from W3C members and W3C team on…

Shellebrating Christmas Island’s extraordinary nature with Street View and Google Earth

April 23rd, 2018

In December, we took the Street View trekker to Christmas Island, a remote tropical territory of Australia just south of Indonesia. With Parks Australia, we joined the island’s red crabs as they marched in the millions from the forest to the sea for their annual migration. Now it’s time to shellebrate. Starting today on Google…

It’s World Book Day: Find a new read with Google Play Books

April 23rd, 2018

Think about a book that has inspired you, changed your perspective, or made a positive impact on your life. For me, it was “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou—it spoke to me because she overcame trauma and hardship to become such an influential author and poet. Today is World Book Day,…

Behind the scenes: Coachella in VR180

April 23rd, 2018

Last weekend, fans from all around the world made the trek to Southern California to see some of music’s biggest names perform at Coachella. To make those not at the festival feel like they were there, we headed to the desert with VR180 cameras to capture all the action. Throughout the first weekend of Coachella,…

Engineered for renewal: Google Cloud, Etsy and sustainability

April 23rd, 2018

As the CTO of Etsy, Mike Fisher is responsible for evolving technology strategy, scaling IT systems and infrastructure and deepening machine learning expertise, all of which is crucial to supporting the global creative commerce platform that Etsy is today. To deliver a buying and selling experience that currently supports approximately 1.9 million entrepreneurs, Mike and…