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Can’t compete with this: Google’s coding competitions unite on one website

November 21st, 2018

Google’s coding competitions—Code Jam, HashCode, and Kick Start—have challenged and enthralled coders around the world for years. Now, they’re coming together under one website—g.co/codingcompetitions—for a better-than-ever competition experience. Here are four things you can expect from this new update: 1. All competitions are now global. We’re officially bringing Code Jam, Hash Code and Kick Start…

Ring in the holiday season with deals on Google Play

November 21st, 2018

The holiday season is nearing Awaiting their school break, kids are cheering And we’re pretty excited over here, too We’ve got deals for kids, gamers, bookworms and you So check ‘em out below, find your fave Head to the Google Play Store—and dollars you’ll save For the gamer: Up to 80 percent off top titles…

AI brings “dreams” to life at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

November 21st, 2018

Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) has been home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2003. When architect Frank Gehry designed the Concert Hall, he hoped that the beauty of the music created within its walls would one day be reflected on the outside. So to mark the Philharmonic’s 100-year anniversary this fall, artist Refik Anadol…

Drive more holiday sales with promotions on Shopping Actions

November 20th, 2018

People crave deals and promotions when shopping for their loved ones over the holidays. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, one-third of shoppers said that all of their holiday weekend purchases were driven specifically by promotions (+11.4 percent YoY). Google’s recent study with Ipsos shows that 57 percent of holiday shoppers say promotions/coupons…

Help your business stand out this holiday season with visuals from Small Thanks

November 20th, 2018

Thanksgiving is Thursday, and you know what that means: once the turkey and pumpkin pie is gone, the holiday shopping season officially begins. Businesses of all sizes will be trying to get the attention of shoppers. Lucky for you, research shows that 61% of shoppers are open to buying from new retailers during the holiday…

Google News Initiative kicks off Asia-Pacific Innovation Challenge

November 20th, 2018

In Asia-Pacific,  journalists and publishers are increasingly grappling with questions over how quality journalism can thrive in the digital age. From Yangon to Manila, Sydney to New Delhi, they are experimenting with fresh approaches to reporting and new business models. We’ve been working hand in hand with publishers to understand those challenges, and over the…

Breaking ground for Google’s first data center in Denmark

November 20th, 2018

Whenever Google looks for a new place to build a data center, it’s important that the location has the high-quality digital infrastructure and supports renewable energy production. Denmark has both of these things and much more—which is why we’re investing 600 million euro to build a new data center just outside Fredericia, in western Denmark….

Between brush strokes: A Q&A with artist Heather Day

November 20th, 2018

These days San Francisco-based artist Heather Day is painting more than just canvas. In fact, she recently brought her unique perspective and energetic composition to the walls of our New York City pop-up store where she painted the town red … and blue … and Not Pink. The same bright lines, playful scribbles and washes…

Celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary with Google Home

November 19th, 2018

Everyone’s favorite pal is celebrating his 90th anniversary and Google Home is getting in on the fun. Here are a few ways you can wish Disney’s Mickey Mouse a happy birthday: Revisit 90 years of Mickey in NYC Mickey: The True Original Exhibition celebrates Mickey Mouse’s influence on art and pop culture throughout history. Running…

Southeast Asia’s accelerating internet economy

November 19th, 2018

It’s hard to keep up with Southeast Asia’s internet economy because it keeps blowing expectations out of the water. Our 2016 and 2017 e-Conomy SEA reports foresaw a $200 billion internet economy in the region by 2025. The region is taking much less time to get there than earlier expected.  With eight years still left…