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Icebergs, Goldfish and water on Mars: searches that floated to the top this week

July 27th, 2018

Whether your town’s new neighbor turned out to be a bit icy, or your usual afternoon snack was disrupted by an unexpected recall, this week was full of surprises. Here are a few of the top search trends from this week, with data from the Google News Lab. We’ll never let go An 11 million-ton…

What a week! 105 announcements from Google Cloud Next ’18

July 27th, 2018

Google Cloud Next ‘18 was incredible! From fantastickeynotes and fireside chats to GO-JEK CTO Ajey Gore appearing on-stage on a scooter to listening to Target CIO Mike McNamara we had an inspiring, educational and entertaining week at our flagship conference. We were joined by over 23,000 leaders, developers and partners from our Google Cloud community,…

American Councils for International Education

July 27th, 2018

Completed Drupal site or project URL: https://www.americancouncils.org Since 1974, American Councils for International Education (ACIE) has been making international education accessible for all. And today, the organization has built a global community of 85 countries and 89,000 alumni through cultural and academic exchanges, research assessments, language immersion programs, and professional development. ACIE’s alumni include everyone…

W3C Staff Judy Brewer is the 2018 ACM SIGACCESS Award honoree

July 27th, 2018

On 25 July the ACM has announced W3C’s Judy Brewer as the recipient of the 2018 SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility. The SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the development of computing technologies that improve the accessibility of…

Bringing Google Pay to PaymentRequest

July 26th, 2018

In September 2016 Chrome launched support for the PaymentRequest API, which offers a secure, seamless checkout experience built right into the browser. As part of that launch, Chrome offered support for the basic-card payment method. This allowed users to pay for goods online via PaymentRequest with credit or debit cards stored locally in Chrome or,…

Set your summer schedule with events in Search

July 26th, 2018

If you’re on the hunt for activities to fill your summer calendar, we’re making it even easier to find events in Search. Last year we introduced a new way to look for events near you, and over the next few days we’ll be adding new features to give you personal recommendations, along with more information…

We’re bringing VR Creator Lab to Europe

July 26th, 2018

YouTube’s Virtual Reality creators have shown us that VR is a powerful tool for storytelling, artistic expression, and teaching.  We want more creators across the world to be able to share their stories in this emerging medium. To make it easier and less expensive to create in VR, we introduced the VR180 format and we’re…

The first Smart Displays with the Google Assistant are now available in stores

July 26th, 2018

Over the last couple of years, you’ve been able to talk to the Google Assistant to get things done. Today we’re launching Smart Displays, a new category of devices for the smart home that brings the Google Assistant to an interactive screen for a richer visual experience. And the first Smart Display from Lenovo will…

Google for Entrepreneurs impact in Europe: our annual report

July 26th, 2018

In the six past years, Google for Entrepreneurs has built six “Campuses” around the world. These are spaces for startups and entrepreneurs to work, meet each other and develop their businesses. To help these startups grow and go global, Campus supports them through events, mentoring sessions and access to experts from Google. Over the last…

New ads.txt-only inventory control in Display & Video 360

July 26th, 2018

The IAB’s ads.txt standard was created to increase transparency in the digital advertising ecosystem. By letting website owners publicly declare who is allowed to sell their ad space, ads.txt helps ad technology companies identify unauthorized and domain-spoofed inventory being sold across the industry. Last November, as websites started putting up their ads.txt files, we began…