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Leveling the STEM playing field for girls, one robot at a time

May 31st, 2018

I was introduced to competitive student robotics seven years ago, when my fifth-grade son developed an interest with his friends. My daughter followed in those footsteps, and through their experiences, I saw how differently STEM is presented to and approached by boys and girls. I wanted to help level the playing field by making it…

Expand your mind with Talks at Google on mental health and wellbeing

May 31st, 2018

Editor’s Note: Talks at Google is our regular speaker series that brings interesting speakers and brilliant minds from all industries and backgrounds to Google campuses all around the world. Each month, we select a few favorite talks from that month, or about a particular topic.Mental health touches all of us, whether as personally lived experience,…

Why we’re committed to helping small businesses grow

May 31st, 2018

I come from a family of small business owners. My grandparents owned a general store in Michigan, and in 1957 my parents followed suit and opened Robert L. Coe Plumbing and Heating in the town of Walled Lake. As the business grew, its success made it possible for my five siblings and me to go…

The web is working for American businesses: stories of economic impact across the U.S.

May 31st, 2018

The web is making it possible for U.S. businesses to grow and succeed. Digital tools create significant opportunities for small- and medium-sized businesses. In fact, digital small businesses are growing faster, reaching more customers and were nearly three times as likely to have created jobs over the previous year.In 2017, Google’s search and advertising tools…

The She Word: Sissie Hsiao, helping developers level up their apps businesses

May 30th, 2018

Editor’s Note:The She Word is a Keyword series all about dynamic and creative women at Google. After recently speaking at Google I/O about the rapidly expanding world of apps, we sat down with Sissie Hsiao, VP of Google’s mobile app advertising division, who spends her days helping developers build sustainable apps businesses.How do you explain…

Just a Line: The first cross-platform collaborative AR app (for doodling)

May 30th, 2018

In March, we released Just a Line, an experimental Android app that lets you draw in the air with your phone. Since then, people have posted thousands of drawings made with #justaline on Instagram and Twitter.Today, we’re continuing the experiment with a version of Just a Line for iPhone, along with a new feature for…

Bring abstract concepts to life with AR expeditions

May 30th, 2018

Over the last three years, Google Expeditions has helped students go on virtual field trips to far-off places like Machu Picchu, the International Space Station and the Galapagos Islands. The more you look at those places in virtual reality (VR), the more you notice all the amazing things that are there. And while we’ve seen…

Three new Fi-friendly phones

May 30th, 2018

Project Fi has always offered a simple and fast wireless experience with the benefits of international roaming at no extra cost, but one of the top requests we hear is for more choices of Fi-friendly phones. That’s why we’re introducing three new phones coming soon to Project Fi: the moto g6, LG G7 ThinQ, and…

Supporting bold ideas for creating a social safety net

May 30th, 2018

We believe that technology has the power to connect people, create opportunities, and inspire change. But we also understand that changes in technology can mean significant changes in our economy and our society, risking leaving some without the right tools or skill set to adapt. That’s why, as part of our efforts to ensure that…

Partnering with KPMG to help more enterprises transform their businesses

May 30th, 2018

From advanced data analytics and machine learning to increase workforce productivity through enterprise mobility, more and more businesses are seeing the value of moving to the cloud. But not all know how to start.Today, we’re announcing our partnership with KPMG to address these needs. KPMG’s expertise in vertical markets, digital transformation,  change management and business…

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