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Measuring our impact in data center communities

April 23rd, 2018

Over 10 years ago, we built our first data center in Oregon. And a few weeks ago we broke ground on what will be our eighth data center in the U.S., helping to run Google’s products across the country and the world. These data centers contribute significantly to job growth and income gains at both…

I’m Feeling Earthy: Earth Day trends and more

April 22nd, 2018

It’s Earth Day—take a walk with us. First, let’s dig into issues taking root in Search. Ahead of Earth Day, “solar energy,” “drought” and “endangered species” climbed in popularity this week. Meanwhile, people are looking for ways their own actions can make a positive impact. The top “how to recycle” searches were for plastic, paper,…

Celebrate the WordPress 15th Anniversary on May 27

April 20th, 2018

May 27, 2018 is the 15th anniversary of the first WordPress release — and we can’t wait to celebrate! Party time! Join WordPress fans all over the world in celebrating the 15th Anniversary of WordPress by throwing your own party! Here’s how you can join in the fun: Check the WordPress 15th Anniversary website to see…

How Google autocomplete works in Search

April 20th, 2018

Autocomplete is a feature within Google Search designed to make it faster to complete searches that you’re beginning to type. In this post—the second in a series that goes behind-the-scenes about Google Search—we’ll explore when, where and how autocomplete works. Using autocomplete Autocomplete is available most anywhere you find a Google search box, including the…

Simplifying apps, desktops and devices with Citrix and Chrome Enterprise

April 20th, 2018

As cloud adoption continues to accelerate, many organizations have found they need an ever-expanding fleet of mobile devices so that employees can work wherever and whenever they need. And research shows that when employees can work from anywhere, they can do more. According to Forbes, employee mobility leads to 30 percent better processes and 23…

The High Five: put your hands together for this week’s search trends

April 20th, 2018

Every Friday, we look back at five trending topics in Search of that week and then give ourselves a High Five for making it to the weekend. Today we’re putting our hands together for National High Five Day—so first, a few notable “high five” trends. Then on to our regularly scheduled programming. High Fives all…

(Cerf)ing the Internet: meet the man who helped build it

April 19th, 2018

Editor’s Note: Tonight, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf will accept a Franklin Institute Award (alongside fellow inventor Robert E. Kahn) for enabling the internet by developing TCP/IP, the set of methods that allows effective communication between millions of computer networks. In the words of the Institute, “Every person who has ever sent an email, downloaded a webpage, or…

How we explored the whole wide world with Google Earth in the past year

April 19th, 2018

From polar bears in Canada to the highest peaks on the planet, hundreds of millions of people searched to the edge of the world and beyond with Google Earth in the last year. On Earth Day 2017, we shared a brand new version of Google Earth that works on the web, Android and iOS. Since…

Visualizing the #MeToo movement using Google Trends

April 18th, 2018

The #MeToo movement has inspired growing, worldwide awareness of sexual violence and sexual assault. This is not only a significant moment in history; it’s a significant moment in internet history: #MeToo marks a time when sexual assault survivors everywhere turned the internet into a platform for their voices and perspectives to be heard and respected….

AIY Projects: A first step into STEM

April 18th, 2018

Artificial Intelligence allows computers to perform increasingly complex tasks like understanding speech or identifying what’s in an image. AI built into hardware lets you build devices that feel more personal, can be trained to solve individual problems, and do things people haven’t thought of yet. Building AI-based things used to require expensive hardware and an…