Start making your business more accessible using Primer

May 17th, 2018

Over one billion people in the world have some form of disability. That’s why we make accessibility a core consideration when we develop new products—from concept to launch and beyond. It’s good for users and good for business: building products that don’t consider a diverse range of needs could mean missing a substantial group of…

Evolving Chrome’s security indicators

May 17th, 2018

Previously, we posted a proposal to mark all HTTP pages as definitively “not secure” and remove secure indicators for HTTPS pages. HTTPS usage on the web has taken off as we’ve evolved Chrome security indicators.

Meet Sara Blevins: mom, Tennessean, and developer

May 17th, 2018

Last October as part of Grow with Google, we announced the Google Developer Scholarship Challenge—a joint effort with Udacity to help people across the U.S. unlock new jobs, new businesses, and new possibilities. The program provided scholarships to tens of thousands of learners across the U.S. to help them strengthen their mobile and web developer…

Tour Creator: an easy way for businesses to create and share their own VR tours

May 16th, 2018

Imagine touring a hotel before you book it, seeing the inside of your new office before your first day of orientation, or previewing an apartment before ever stepping foot inside. VR takes you places and lets you experience things that are otherwise too far away, expensive or even impossible to do in the real world….

Beyond Silicon Valley: Supporting entrepreneurs everywhere

May 16th, 2018

Ashlee Ammons and her mother Kerry Schrader are the founders of Mixtroz, an app that alleviates the awkwardness of networking events by connecting attendees at mixers based on their interests. Two years ago, the mother-daughter duo left their corporate careers and embarked on their first entrepreneurial venture, building their tech company at a startup accelerator…

Ramadan Kareem! Get in the Ramadan spirit with Google

May 15th, 2018

Ramadan starts today, and we’re helping you access the information you need to make the most of it. More than 1.7 billion Muslims around the world will observe this time of fasting, gratitude, giving back and connecting with family and friends. We’ve put together a few special experiences across Google to help, from relevant information…

Three, two, one: New ways to control Google Pixel Buds

May 15th, 2018

Google Pixel Buds let you do a lot with just a quick touch. When you use Pixel Buds with your Pixel or another Android device with the Assistant, simply touch and hold the right earbud to ask for your favorite playlist, make a call, send a message or get walking directions to dinner. And, it…

Google Wifi’s Network Check now tests multiple device connections

May 15th, 2018

Wi-Fi is a necessity for tons of connected devices in our homes. And when it isn’t working the way you expect, it can be a bit of a black box to troubleshoot. Google Wifi’s Network Check technology has always let you measure the speed of your internet connection and the quality of the network connection…

One simple way to get more out of Google

May 14th, 2018

More and more, we rely on the internet for ways to safely store the things that matter—making life simpler and less cluttered. Over the years, we’ve provided people with easy, secure ways to create, store and share files online, including 15 GB of free space with every Google Account. Thanks to mobile phones, and new…

Digital Love Letters from children to parents who are incarcerated

May 12th, 2018

Before I came to Google, I spent long hours in women’s prisons as human rights lawyer. Most women behind bars are mothers to minors, serving sentences for first time non-violent crimes. Mothers shared with me, in hushed voices, their suffering. I tried to document the abuses committed against them, shackling them during childbirth to sexual…