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WordPress 4.9.8 Maintenance Release

August 2nd, 2018

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.9.8.  This maintenance release fixes 46 bugs, enhancements and blessed tasks, including updating the Twenty Seventeen bundled theme. Following are the highlights of what is now available. “Try Gutenberg” callout Most users will now be presented with a notice in their WordPress dashboard. This “Try Gutenberg”…

Chrome 69 Beta: CSS tricks, and more

August 2nd, 2018

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. View a complete list of the features in Chrome 69 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 69 is beta as of August 2. New CSS tricks Chrome has added several new CSS features. Conic gradients CSS…

G Suite Pro Tips: how to record macros in Google Sheets

August 2nd, 2018

If you spend your day working in spreadsheets, you understand that with great data comes great responsibility—especially since that data can power your business and help you work smarter. Freeing up your time from repetitive tasks can help you focus on analyzing what’s in front of you. That’s where the new Macro Recorder in Google…

Five new grants to support CS education research

August 1st, 2018

Excitement about computer science (CS) education is growing across the country—from educators and students to corporations, governments and nonprofit organizations alike. But as we work together to make CS education more available in the U.S., there’s a need for more scientific education research to determine the best way to teach CS—a fairly new discipline. After…

Building a new data center in Singapore

August 1st, 2018

We started building our first Southeast Asia data center in Singapore back in 2011, expanding quickly to a second building in 2015 due to the rapid growth in users and usage in the region. The pace hasn’t slowed. In the three years since our last update, more than 70 million people in Southeast Asia have…

Hot searches for summer entertainment

August 1st, 2018

Ah, summer–the season of hot outdoor concerts and cool, air-conditioned movie theaters. Here’s a glimpse into the songs, artists, concerts and movies that have been heating up all summer, according to Google Trends insights from the past 3 months. “What did they say?” Half the fun of any song of the summer is singing along…

The Month in WordPress: July 2018

August 1st, 2018

With WordPress 5.0 coming closer, there’s lots of work going on all across the project. Read on to learn about how we progressed in July. Release of WordPress 4.9.7 On July 5, WordPress 4.9.7 was released,  fixing one security issue and 17 other bugs across the platform. While this is a minor release, incremental fixes…

React v16.4.2: Server-side vulnerability fix

August 1st, 2018

We discovered a minor vulnerability that might affect some apps using ReactDOMServer. We are releasing a patch version for every affected React minor release so that you can upgrade with no friction. Read on for more details. Short Description Today, we are releasing a fix for a vulnerability we discovered in the react-dom/server implementation. It…