Why we’re putting 1.6 million solar panels in Tennessee and Alabama

January 16th, 2019

Hundreds of engineers, electricians and construction workers are building two new, energy-efficient Google data center campuses in the Southeastern U.S.—one in Tennessee and another in northern Alabama. And we’re not stopping there—we’re also putting more carbon-free energy on the electric grid that will power our servers in the region. In the coming years, Google will…

Android Enterprise Recommended validates top management solutions

January 15th, 2019

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) providers play a vital role in enabling and managing the business features and services in Android — helping customers deploy devices and applications consistently at scale. Today, we’re launching the Android Enterprise Recommended program for Enterprise Mobility Management to help customers find the best equipped EMMs to successfully deploy Android. Since we’ve…

Three reasons to participate in Hash Code this year

January 15th, 2019

Hash Code, Google’s team programming competition, is back…and this time, it’s going global. Think you could optimize video serving on YouTube? Or how about route Loon balloons to provide Internet coverage? These are all prompts from past competitions—so if you think you’re up for the challenge, register today and join developers around the world as…

Become a Google for Education Certified Innovator in 2019

January 15th, 2019

The Google for Education Certified Innovator Program supports educators in developing new projects for their classrooms and school districts. Members participate in a year-long mentorship program that begins with workshops called Innovator Academies where teachers, coaches and Google experts learn from each other. Today, applications for the 2019 Innovator Academies are open. We’re sharing a…

Introducing the Fellowship

January 15th, 2019

Samantha Ainsley usually spends her days as a software engineer and technical lead for Google Cloud Platform, but for six months last year, she applied her skills to a different cause: stopping human trafficking. Samantha, along with four other Googlers, were part of a pilot that allowed them to step away from their jobs and…

What’s new with Google Fi in 2019

January 14th, 2019

As we dive into 2019, we’re bringing new updates to Google Fi subscribers. Starting today, we’re upgrading default messaging on eligible phones to RCS, and in the coming weeks, if you’re using a phone designed for Fi, you’ll get faster data coverage in more places around the world. Richer messaging with RCS With RCS in…

Stop the presses: How a new publishing platform can help local news

January 14th, 2019

The challenges of local newsrooms are well-documented. Newspapers with long histories have had to cut back on staff and reduce coverage and reporters who try to start new digital publications face an interminable struggle with technical and business problems. It just doesn’t make sense, for instance, that every team of local reporters should have to…

Want to get fit in 2019? Here’s how Google can help

January 11th, 2019

It’s been more than a week since we entered 2019. And for most of us, that means we’re still working on our New Year’s resolutions—or forgot what they were in the first place. Every January, our searches for resolutions spike around the world. We proclaim our best intentions for the new year, but it’s tough…

WordPress 5.1 Beta 1

January 11th, 2019

WordPress 5.1 Beta 1 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 5.1 beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “bleeding…

Call for Review: User Timing Level 2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

January 10th, 2019

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of User Timing Level 2. This specification defines an interface to help web developers measure the performance of their applications by giving them access to high precision timestamps. Comments are welcome through 7 February 2019.