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Find more balance in your life this year, with help from Google

January 24th, 2019

With our phones constantly buzzing and our inboxes filling up, it can sometimes feel like we’re always logged in. It’s easy to forget the importance of making deliberate choices about when we want to use our phones, and to know when we can take a much-needed break from screens. Looking for more balance in your…

Adapting to the needs of learners, educators and schools with Chromebooks

January 24th, 2019

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. We aim to build products…

Helping companies improve their customer support with Chatbase

January 23rd, 2019

Virtual Agent: Hi there, and thank you for contacting Some Wireless Company. How can I help you today? You: My phone stopped working, so I’d like to replace it with a new one. Virtual Agent: It sounds like you’re trying to activate a new phone, is that right? You: Well, I need a replacement first….

Choose your own adventure with 13 Google for Education tools

January 23rd, 2019

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. Power up a Chromebook and…

Let the sunshine in: opening the market for more renewable energy in Asia

January 23rd, 2019

Since 2010, we’ve signed on to more than 30 solar and wind projects across the Americas and Europe, making us the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy. Today we’re adding a fourth continent to our clean energy portfolio: Asia. We’ve signed a long-term agreement to purchase the output of a 10-megawatt solar array (which…

Expanding knowledge access with the Wikimedia Foundation

January 22nd, 2019

For 18 years, Wikipedia has been the internet’s encyclopedia, contributing to the vast knowledge available on the open web, and the Wikimedia Foundation has long shared in our mission of making information accessible to people around the world. Our organizations have partnered throughout the years on initiatives that further our joint goals around knowledge access,…

When Iowa’s snow piles up, TensorFlow can keep roads safe

January 22nd, 2019

Iowa may be heaven, but it’s a snowy one. With an average of around 33 inches of snow every year, keeping roads open and safe is an important challenge. Car accidents tend to spike during the winter months each year in Iowa, as do costly delays. And dangerous commutes can mean hazards for people and…

Engaging policy stakeholders on issues in AI governance

January 22nd, 2019

AI has become part of the fabric of modern life, with applications in sectors ranging from agriculture to retail to health to education. We believe that AI used appropriately, can deliver great benefit for economies and society, and help people to make decisions that are fairer, safer, and more inclusive and informed. As with other…

New features for service area businesses on Google My Business

January 22nd, 2019

Let’s say you’ve started your own business. The office you’ve leased is a 22 by 14-foot sprinter van. Every day, you find a new challenge in a new location across the areas you serve. You might be a plumber or an electrician or a landscaper, but above all, you’re a business owner. We’ve recently made…

Around the world and back with Google for Education

January 22nd, 2019

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. It started with an idea…