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Friendsgiving? More like #trendsgiving

November 16th, 2018

Across America, people celebrate next week’s day of thanks with their own unique traditions, and many come to Search for help to pull off Turkey Day like a pro. (In fact, you can simply search “Thanksgiving” and find video tips from expert chefs on how to master mashed potatoes or ideas to elevate a pumpkin…

WordPress 5.0 Beta 5

November 16th, 2018

WordPress 5.0 Beta 5 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test this WordPress 5.0 Beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”), or…

Get actionable measurement with Display & Video 360’s Insights module

November 15th, 2018

This is the sixth and final post in a series about Display & Video 360 innovations. Display & Video 360 is organized around five integrated modules that work together to simplify the end-to-end campaign process: Campaigns, Audiences, Creatives, Inventory, and Insights. Today you’ll learn more about the Insights module, where you can get all the…

On our to-do list: an interview with Google’s productivity expert

November 15th, 2018

Editor’s note: I often wish there were more hours in the day, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon, so I turned to Google’s resident productivity expert Laura Mae Martin for help. In the conversation below—our latest installment of The She Word—Laura shares her secrets on how to lead a more productive life. Turns…

Zero-touch enrollment’s new features deliver for partners and customers

November 15th, 2018

Last year we launched zero-touch enrollment, a deployment method to help make Android rollouts—especially those at large scale—more seamless and secure.  Since then, the program has grown and customers and partners are already seeing the benefits. Better rollouts for customers and partners Zero-touch continues to help businesses quickly and securely deploy Android devices, easing many…

Don’t be a turkey: Use Google Maps to avoid traffic and crowds this Thanksgiving

November 15th, 2018

Ah, Thanksgiving🦃.  A time for food, family, fun and the overwhelming stress that can come from getting stuck in holiday traffic. To make sure you make it to the festivities on time, we analyzed 2017 traffic data to pinpoint the best and worst times to leave for your Thanksgiving road trip—because there’s nothing worse than…

First Public Working Draft: CSS Shadow Parts

November 15th, 2018

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Shadow Parts. This specification defines the ‘::part()’ pseudo-element on shadow hosts, allowing shadow hosts to selectively expose chosen elements from their shadow tree to the outside page for styling purposes. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such…

Say hello to the new Google My Business app, and say hello to your next customer

November 14th, 2018

I come from a family of small business owners. My grandfather was an inventor and serial entrepreneur who, among many other things, built a successful machine tool company in Clarksville, Arkansas. My father then ran the Galloway Lumber Company in the same town back in the 40s and 50s. He was a charismatic man who…

See your messages with local businesses in Google Maps

November 14th, 2018

Last year we enabled users in select countries to massage businesses from the Business Profiles on Google. Sending messages to businesses gives you the opportunity to ask questions without having to make a phone call so that you can order a cake for your mom’s birthday while on the bus or find out if a…

See the light with Night Sight

November 14th, 2018

Pixel’s camera is designed to help you capture life’s best moments effortlessly. With features like HDR+, Portrait mode, Top Shot, and Super Res Zoom, Pixel 3 uses computational photography and machine learning to help you capture stunning, creative and even professional photos. All you need to do is press the shutter button.  Because life’s best…