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Before fireworks, people hit the road and fly the skies

June 29th, 2018

As World Cup fans stayed glued to the TV, people in the U.S. geared up for a holiday and commemorated the life of an icon in music. Here’s a look at a few of the trending searches this week, with data from the Google News Lab.Get outta town4th of July is coming up in the U.S.,…

A toolkit to bring digital learning to afterschool programs

June 29th, 2018

With support from Google, the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) recently released the Afterschool Tech Toolkit, designed to guide afterschool programs in effectively integrating technology into their programs. In this post, Gina Warner, president and CEO of NAA, shares more their process of engaging community experts to create this tool.Hearing this, our team embarked on a…

GoogleServe, a chance for Googlers around the world to give back

June 29th, 2018

A few months after I first started working at Google, a colleague asked me to organize a volunteer effort at a school in East Palo Alto. That was my first introduction to GoogleServe, our annual month-long volunteer program, which offers many different ways to give back. My colleagues and I have sorted food at a…

Admin Insider: What’s new in Chrome Enterprise, Release 68

June 29th, 2018

If you’ve deployed Chrome Browser or Chrome OS in your business, you probably know that we update the platform roughly every six weeks with new features. To help you understand what these new features and enhancements mean for enterprises, we’ll be publishing regular updates to coincide with the latest Chrome Enterprise beta releases.To kick things…

Google Home, the summer camp counselor every family needs

June 28th, 2018

School’s out, summer’s here and kids are spending more time at home. I’ve been hearing from friends and fellow parents that it’s harder to keep kids entertained during these summer months.As someone who works to bring interactive and fun experiences for families to Google hardware products, I’m always testing out new ways to keep my…

Comprova: investigating misinformation online during Brazilian elections

June 28th, 2018

In October, an estimated 138 million Brazillians are expected to head to the polls for presidential elections in Latin America‘s largest country. Over the past few years, we’ve worked closely with news organizations around the world through initiatives like Electionland in the United States, Verificado in Mexico, and CrossCheck in France to help combat misinformation…

$2 million for CS & STEM education for aspiring women and student technologists

June 28th, 2018

In 1993, I moved from India to the United States to enroll as an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder. The transition to the U.S. was overwhelming. I wasn’t prepared for the culture shock of being both a first-generation college student and one of very few women in my computer science department. I…

#IMakeApps: A Spanish acrobat makes the world more accessible for deaf people

June 28th, 2018

Editor’s note: To celebrate the hard work, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of app makers around the world, this week, and over the coming months, we’ll celebrate our Android community by featuring founders, product managers, designers and developers from around the world. We’ll showcase their passions and also hear about what they do when they step…

Adding “LGBTQ-friendly” and “Transgender Safe Space” attributes on Google My Business

June 28th, 2018

There’s little that compares to the feeling of walking into a place and being immediately comfortable—your shoulders loosen, your breathing slows, you physically relax, knowing you can be yourself. Finding those spaces has often been hard for the LGBTQ+ community. We want to help celebrate those spaces of belonging and make them easier to find.One…

A new report on building opportunities for everyone

June 28th, 2018

A few weeks ago when I was in Cleveland, Ohio, I met Jesse Mason and Helen Qin. They’re the proud owners of Mason’s Creamery, a thriving sweets shop. Just a few years ago, they were struggling to turn their ice cream cart into a permanent storefront business. After a long search, they found an old…

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