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Disney and Google expand strategic relationship

November 27th, 2018

People today exercise greater control over what they view and when—and on which screens—they view it. They watch sitcoms in taxis and on trains and stream news and documentaries at the gym. All of which contribute to a striking new reality: TV is no longer a stationary box anchored to a corner in your living…

10 things to know about Pixel Slate and Pixel Slate Keyboard

November 27th, 2018

Earlier this fall, Pixel Slate became one of the newest members of the Made by Google family. Powered by Chrome OS, it’s just as handy for getting work done as it is for playing games or watching TV. Plus it has a long-lasting battery, so it can keep up while you’re on the go. Now that…

React 16.x Roadmap

November 27th, 2018

You might have heard about features like “Hooks”, “Suspense”, and “Concurrent Rendering” in the previous blog posts and talks. In this post, we’ll look at how they fit together and the expected timeline for their availability in a stable release of React. tl;dr We plan to split the rollout of new React features into the…

Supporting future computer scientists across Europe

November 26th, 2018

Research shows that more than 65 percent of today’s students will work in jobs that don’t even exist yet—and those future roles will require a new set of digital skills. Over the past decade, the European Commission has made it a priority to increase access to learning programs that will help prepare people for these…

WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate

November 23rd, 2018

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.0 is now available! This is an important milestone, as we near the release of WordPress 5.0. The WordPress 5.0 release date has shifted from the 27th to give more time for the RC to be fully tested. A final release date will be announced soon, based on feedback on…

Supporting the European Union Parliamentary Elections

November 22nd, 2018

In May 2019, up to 350 million voters across the European Union will take to the polls to elect 705 Members of European Parliament (MEPs). To support this democratic process, we’re rolling out products and programs to help people get the information they need to cast their votes. Here are three ways we’ll be providing…

First Public Working Draft: Extensions to the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology

November 22nd, 2018

The Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Extensions to the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology. This specification describes some extensions to the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology, published as a W3C Recommendation in 2017, to enable linking to the ultimate feature-of-interest for an observation, act of sampling, or…

California fires: how we’re providing aid and ways you can help

November 21st, 2018

Over the last week, three wildfires have devastated communities in California, and there’s been a tremendous effort—on the part of firefighters, first responders, local officials, and NGOs—to contain the flames and help thousands of displaced families. Since the start of the fires, we’ve deployed resources to help those affected in our own backyard. Here’s a…

How evolving user patterns drive new ad experiences on YouTube

November 21st, 2018

At YouTube, we’re on a constant quest to give people the perfect viewing experience. But over the years, what that looks like has changed significantly. The way we watch video is always changing. And we want to keep advertisers abreast of these trends, with new ad experiences molded to the new ways people watch. This…

A turkey feast with a side of laughs—aka Thanksgiving hosted by Amy Poehler

November 21st, 2018

There’s a lot going on this time of year—traveling, planning for the holidays and prepping the house for guests—so we partnered with NBC to enlist some of our favorite comedians to lighten the mood. Here’s how Amy Poehler is folding her festive turkey napkins for the occasion with some of her funny friends—Maya Rudolph, Tiffany…