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Making the change from military life to civilian life

November 14th, 2018

Editor’s Note: This guest post comes from U.S. Army Veteran Daniel Sotoamaya, who shares how Grow with Google and the USO helped his transition to a civilian career after serving in the military for 20 years. I entered the U.S. Army at age 17, and I had no responsibility except for myself. I left as…

Create your smart home for the holidays with the Google Assistant

November 14th, 2018

We know things can get busy during the holiday season, and the Google Assistant is the perfect way to help you streamline your day. We’re introducing new ways the Assistant can be particularly helpful at home, so you can get an extra hand from Google when you’re whipping up a meal in the kitchen, working…

Connect with high-quality publishers and broadcasters in Display & Video 360’s Inventory module

November 13th, 2018

This is the fifth 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 new capabilities of the Inventory module, where media teams can browse…

Chrome Dev Summit 2018 Day 2: Ready for the next movement

November 13th, 2018

Chrome Dev Summit day 1 is all wrapped up and we hope you enjoyed discussing what developers can do to build high-quality web experiences today. Now, in day 2 we will give you a preview of the new technologies the Chrome team will be working on over the next year. Modern navigation on the web…

Project Fi’s enhanced network brings faster, more secure connections

November 13th, 2018

Since we started Project Fi, we’ve worked to bring you the best connection—no matter where you are. Our network seamlessly switches between three 4G LTE networks, and gives you free access to 2 million Wi-Fi hotspots that are secured with Project Fi’s virtual private network (VPN) technology. Today, we’re introducing our enhanced network in beta….

New research on the convergence of TV and digital video

November 13th, 2018

The landscape of TV is shifting in significant, exciting ways. Consumers have more content choices and ways to watch than ever before and broadcast leaders (including traditional linear broadcasters, OTT providers, and digital-first video publishers) are adapting their business strategies for the new era of viewership. Throughout this transformative period broadcasters have been met with…

WordPress 5.0 Beta 4

November 13th, 2018

WordPress 5.0 Beta 4 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 the WordPress 5.0 Beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”), or…

React Conf recap: Hooks, Suspense, and Concurrent Rendering

November 13th, 2018

This year’s React Conf took place on October 25 and 26 in Henderson, Nevada, where more than 600 attendees gathered to discuss the latest in UI engineering. Sophie Alpert and Dan Abramov kicked off Day 1 with their keynote, React Today and Tomorrow. In the talk, they introduced Hooks, which are a new proposal that…

PageSpeed Insights, now powered by Lighthouse

November 12th, 2018

At Google, we know that speed matters and we provide a variety of tools to help everyone understand the performance of a page or site. Historically, these tools have used different analysis engines. Unfortunately, this caused some confusion because the recommendations from each tool were different. Today, we’re happy to announce that Pagespeed Insights (PSI)…

Chrome Dev Summit 2018: Building a Faster, Smoother, Capable Web

November 12th, 2018

Today, we’re welcoming the web community to the 2018 edition of the Chrome Dev Summit. Over the next two days we will celebrate the evolution of the platform and share updates on our efforts moving the web forward with the help of the entire ecosystem. Chrome’s 10th birthday gave us an opportunity to reminisce about…