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100 things we announced at I/O ‘18

May 10th, 2018

That’s a wrap! After a bustling three days at Google I/O, we have a lot to look back on and a lot to look forward to, from helpful features made possible with AI to updates that help you develop a sense of digital wellbeing. Here are 100 of our Google I/O announcements, in no particular…

6 ways Quizzes in Google Forms are getting smarter

May 10th, 2018

Editor’s note: For Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re highlighting how Google supports teachers—and today, we’re announcing six improvements to Quizzes in Google Forms to help teachers save time. Stay tuned here and follow along on Twitter throughout the week to see how we’re celebrating. In the two years since we launched Quizzes in Google Forms, educators…

First Public Working Draft: Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) – revised edition

May 9th, 2018

The Dataset Exchange Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) – revised edition. DCAT is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web. This document defines the schema and provides examples for its use. By using DCAT to describe datasets in data…

Google announces intent to acquire Velostrata

May 9th, 2018

Today, Google is excited to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Israel-based Velostrata, a leader in enterprise cloud migration technology. As more and more enterprises move to the cloud, many need a simple way to migrate from on-premises and adopt the cloud at their own pace. This helps them take advantage…

How TensorFlow is powering technology around the world

May 9th, 2018

Editor’s Note: AI is behind many of Google’s products and is a big priority for us as a company (as you may have heard at Google I/O yesterday). So we’re sharing highlights on how AI already affects your life in ways you might not know, and how people from all over the world have used…

Now students can create their own VR tours

May 9th, 2018

Editor’s note: For Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re highlighting a few ways Google is supporting teachers—including Tour Creator, which we launched today to help schools create their own VR tours. Follow along on Twitter throughout the week to see more on how we’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Since 2015, Google Expeditions has brought more than 3…

The State of the Web at Google I/O 2018

May 9th, 2018

The web is a global treasure and has many strengths we all enjoy. It is a distribution platform like no other, providing people around the world access to a diverse range of content and enabling businesses to reach customers wherever they are. Underpinning the web’s success is its community and a set of fundamentally open…

Lookout: an app to help blind and visually impaired people learn about their surroundings

May 8th, 2018

There are over 253 million blind or visually impaired people in the world. To make the world more accessible to them, we need to build tools that can work with the ever-changing environment around us. Our new Android app Lookout, coming to the Play Store in the U.S this year, helps people who are blind…

Experience augmented reality together with new updates to ARCore

May 8th, 2018

Three months ago, we launched ARCore, Google’s platform for building augmented reality (AR) experiences. There are already hundreds of apps on the Google Play Store that are built on ARCore and help you see the world in a whole new way. For example, with Human Anatomy you can visualize and learn about the intricacies of…

Chromebooks are ready for your next coding project

May 8th, 2018

This year we’re making it possible for you to code on Chromebooks. Whether it’s building an app or writing a quick script, Chromebooks will be ready for your next coding project. Last year we announced a new generation of Chromebooks that were designed to work with your favorite apps from the Google Play store, helping…