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Digital tools are the cherry on top of a local ice cream business

May 11th, 2018

Just across the Cuyahoga River and south of Lake Erie sits Ohio City, one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods. This is where Jesse Mason and Helen Qin came across a vacant ice cream store. They already had a mobile ice cream business, Mason’s Creamery, selling cones from a pop-up space. Now they set out to turn…

One student’s quest to track endangered whales with machine learning

May 11th, 2018

Ever since I can remember, music has been a huge part of who I am. Growing up, my parents formed a traditional Mexican trio band and their music filled the rooms of my childhood home. I’ve always felt deeply moved by music, and I’m fascinated by the emotions music brings out in people. When I…

W3C WAI Website and Resources Redesigned

May 11th, 2018

The redesigned W3C WAI website makes it easier to get information to help you improve web accessibility. The visual design, information architecture, navigation, and overall user experience is all new. Much of the content is revised, and we plan to revise more in the coming months. The redesign makes it easier to skim pages, read…

Jump for joy: Google Clips captures life’s little moments

May 11th, 2018

Two months ago, we launched Google Clips, a lightweight, a hands-free camera that captures life’s beautiful and spontaneous moments with the help of machine learning and motion detection. Since then we’ve seen some great clips from moms, dads, and pet owners who have captured candid moments like this, this and this. When it comes to…

Google Cloud: Ready for the GDPR

May 11th, 2018

Over a year ago, we wrote about our commitment to GDPR compliance across G Suite and Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud’s focus on data security, privacy, and transparency provided a strong foundation towards achieving that commitment, and we’ve made multiple updates to ensure that Google Cloud customers can confidently use our services when the GDPR…

Our preparations for Europe’s new data protection law

May 11th, 2018

Last year, we outlined Google’s commitment to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), across all of the services we provide in the European Union. We’ve been working on our compliance efforts for over eighteen months, and ahead of the new law coming into effect, here’s an update on some of the key…

W3C Invites Implementations of WebVTT: The Web Video Text Tracks Format

May 11th, 2018

The Timed Text Working Group invites implementations of WebVTT: The Web Video Text Tracks Format Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines WebVTT, the Web Video Text Tracks format. Its main use is for marking up external text track resources in connection with the HTML element. WebVTT files provide captions or subtitles for video content, and also…

W3C Invites Implementations of Pointer Events – Level 2

May 11th, 2018

The Pointer Events Working Group invites implementations of Pointer Events – Level 2 Candidate Recommendation. The features in this specification extend or modify those found in Pointer Events, a W3C Recommendation that describes events and related interfaces for handling hardware agnostic pointer input from devices including a mouse, pen, touchscreen, etc. For compatibility with existing…

Batik Njawani: the art and craft of an online business

May 11th, 2018

One of the Indonesian batik fabric designs sold at Batik Njawani Editor’s note: As part of our series of interviews with people across Asia-Pacific who use the Internet as a tool to connect, create and grow, we spoke with Jajang Nurzamzam, the owner of Batik Njawani, an Indonesian handicrafts store. The internet has helped Jajang grow…

Building accessible products for everyone

May 11th, 2018

Over one billion people—15 percent of the population—live with some kind of disability, and this number will continue to rise as people get older and live longer. At Google I/O this week, we shared a few new ways that we’re helping people with disabilities. Here’s a bit more about these new products, as well as…