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$100 million for skills and opportunity in Europe, Middle East, and Africa

May 23rd, 2018

In March, we pledged to help 1 million Europeans find a job or grow their business by 2020 through our Grow with Google program. Given the rapid digital transformation taking place in the world today, we want to make sure that everyone has the skills to both make the most of the opportunities and navigate…

New York Times: Using AI to host better conversations

May 23rd, 2018

The internet is supposed to be a place that fosters community and conversation—but all too often, it’s a place where people are subjected to hateful speech and online harassment. More than 40 percent of Americans have personally experienced some degree of online harassment, and in 2017, 27 percent reported that they wouldn’t post a comment…

Seize the day and take the stage at Demo Day Asia

May 23rd, 2018

Do you think your startup has what it takes to become the next great tech champion in Asia?  Now you have a chance to prove it at Demo Day Asia hosted by Google for Entrepreneurs, where some of the region’s most outstanding startup founders will gather to pitch to top regional and global investors onstage…

React v16.4.0: Pointer Events

May 23rd, 2018

The latest minor release adds support for an oft-requested feature: pointer events! It also includes a bugfix for getDerivedStateFromProps. Check out the full changelog below. Pointer Events The following event types are now available in React DOM: onPointerDown onPointerMove onPointerUp onPointerCancel onGotPointerCapture onLostPointerCapture onPointerEnter onPointerLeave onPointerOver onPointerOut Please note that these events will only work…

How Climate.com uses Chrome Browser for a more connected and productive workforce

May 22nd, 2018

Editor’s note: Today’s post is from Nick Glazer, Senior Systems Engineer at The Climate Corporation. Climate uses Chrome Browser to support its workforce as it develops digital tools for sustainable farming. The Climate Corporation’s mission is enable all of the world’s farmers to sustainably increase productivity with digital tools. Our Climate FieldView app—which can be…

Android P: More power for enterprises

May 22nd, 2018

We recently unveiled the beta version of Android P, which adds more intelligence and simplicity to your mobile experience. Many of the new features in Android P are specifically aimed at the enterprise, bringing additional security for corporate devices, a seamless transition between work and personal use, and flexibility for organizations using devices in dedicated-use…

Now on iOS: new vehicle icons to spice up your drive

May 21st, 2018

There’s now a new way to customize your drive on Google Maps for iOS. Depending on your mood, you can swap out the classic blue navigation arrow for a new icon—a stylish sedan, a timeless pickup truck, or a speedy SUV. Get started by tapping on the arrow while in driving navigation mode to select…

22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18

May 19th, 2018

Editor’s note: A few of these videos are in different languages. Luckily, YouTube has automatic closed captioning and you can even magically auto-translate those captions into English. Click on CC, then the settings cog to turn on auto-translate to English. What happens when you let 22 YouTubers from 15 countries run wild inside Google HQ,…

Watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot this Saturday

May 18th, 2018

Tomorrow people from all over the world will tune in to watch the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. To give people everywhere a chance to join together and celebrate this royal union, on Saturday, May 19, the ceremony will be live streamed on the Royal Family’s official YouTube channel. The live stream…

WordPress 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release

May 17th, 2018

WordPress 4.9.6 is now available. This is a privacy and maintenance release. We encourage you to update your sites to take advantage of the new privacy features. Privacy The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25. The GDPR requires companies and site owners to be transparent about how they collect,…