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Helping boost diversity in local newsrooms

August 24th, 2018

Local journalism is among the most trusted sources in the U.S. But in order to report on and reflect the issues that matter to local communities, journalists and editors working in those newsrooms need to be reflective of the places and people they serve. The data is not encouraging—according to the Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey,…

Animal crackers in my trends (and other searches out of the box this week)

August 24th, 2018

Packing some animal crackers in your brand new lunch box? You might notice something different—read on for more about your favorite non-cookie, and for some of the week’s top Google searches (with data from the Google News Lab). Animal crackers get a wild new look This week, Nabisco announced that the animals on its famous…

Help test / provide feedback on upcoming Chrome browser features

August 24th, 2018

Feeling adventurous? Preview upcoming Chrome features before they’re released across Desktop, Android, and iOS. What is the Chrome beta channel? Chrome beta allows you to preview upcoming features before they’re released. You can expect weekly updates, access to features and designs that may or may not make it to a stable version, and the ability…

Elections roadshow: supporting journalists’ midterm reporting

August 24th, 2018

Journalists play a key role in making sure everyone has access to accurate information. From the spread of misinformation that can sway public opinion to digital attacks that take news websites offline, threats to quality journalism make it difficult for journalists to do their jobs.

Dog days, always: the most fetching trends for National Dog Day

August 24th, 2018

For someone like me who barely asks permission to pet puppers passing by on the street, every day is a day to celebrate doggos. But then there are days like National Dog Day, where our favorite floofers get a little extra attention. In honor of this most important day of puppreciation this Sunday, Dogust 26,…

An update on state-sponsored activity

August 23rd, 2018

We’ve invested in robust systems to detect phishing and hacking attempts, identify influence operations launched by foreign governments, and protect political campaigns from digital attacks through our Protect Your Election program. Our Threat Analysis Group, working with our partners at Jigsaw and Google’s Trust & Safety team, identifies bad actors, disables their accounts, warns our…

Fifteen grants to support computing research for undergraduate women

August 23rd, 2018

Ayanna Howard, Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, wouldn’t be where she is today without her undergraduate research experiences at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Growing up, Ayanna seemed to have a knack for math, puzzles, computers and gaming. By the time she started college, she…

Don’t run out of data: Two new ways Datally can help

August 23rd, 2018

Everyone runs out of data sometimes. These moments sting—which is why we built Datally to help. And today, we’re releasing two new features to help you tame your data. Emergency bank Emergency bank saves some of your data so you have it protected for later—just in case you need it. Enter your balance and how…

VR Labs open doors of opportunity for STEM students

August 23rd, 2018

For students pursuing STEM degrees like biology, hands-on time in a lab can be as essential as time spent in the lecture hall or library. In fact, for many science-based degrees, it’s required. But getting access to a lab isn’t always easy. Many students don’t live close enough to a lab facility or a university…

Apps That Work Natively on the Web and Mobile

August 23rd, 2018

Today we’re happy to announce an exciting new way to build web and mobile apps with Angular and NativeScript. First, some background: since the beginning of Angular, you could use NativeScript with Angular to build mobile apps. NativeScript is an open source framework for building truly native mobile apps with JavaScript. It lets you use your…