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WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release

January 9th, 2019

WordPress 5.0.3 is now available! 5.0.3 is a maintenance release that includes 37 bug fixes and 7 performance updates. The focus of this release was fine-tuning the new block editor, and fixing any major bugs or regressions. Here are a few of the highlights: 15 block editor related bug fixes and improvements have been added…

Pick up where you left off on Search

January 9th, 2019

While we’ve probably all turned to Google to settle a bet, often we need more than just a quick answer. You might be looking for information to help you complete a longer-running task, whether it’s meal planning for a new food regimen, researching new stretching routines for post-gym recovery or picking up a new hobby….

Building a Better World Wide Web

January 9th, 2019

User experience sits at the core of everything we do at Google. It drives our product decisions, development, and direction. Chrome has a long history of protecting our users from annoying and harmful experiences — like blocking pop-up windows and warning users if a page has malware. We’ve also taken action to protect Chrome users…

Have a minute? Learn something new from Women Techmakers

January 9th, 2019

Women Techmakers creates visibility, community and resources for women in technology by hosting events, offering free trainings and piloting new initiatives with different groups and partners around the world. Whether you’re exploring a job in tech or looking to improve the influence of your work, we offer resources for women in all phases of their…

Hey Google, what’s new with the Assistant at CES this year?

January 8th, 2019

This week, we’re at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase what’s in store for the Google Assistant in 2019. By bringing the best of Google services and AI to the Assistant, we’re focused on building the most helpful digital assistant when you’re at home, in your car or on the go. If…

Two new ways the Google Assistant can help with an upcoming trip

January 8th, 2019

The start of a new year is a great time to de-stress from the holidays and plan vacations for the year. While we can’t promise shorter security lines, extra legroom or a suite with an ocean view, we’re introducing a couple of new features in the Google Assistant to make your travels a little smoother….

Reimagining the commercial break in 2019

January 8th, 2019

The TV industry continues to evolve rapidly and our partners are leading the change by bringing exceptional content and entertainment to viewers with more ways to watch that content than ever before. As viewers take advantage of new ways to watch anytime and anywhere, whether it’s on connected TVs, set-top-boxes, mobile apps, or the web,…

A year of lessons learned from Google.org

January 8th, 2019

At Google.org, we’re fortunate to work with some of the world’s best social innovators. In 2018, we donated over $240 million to nonprofits around the globe, and Googlers gave more than $56 million of their own money and 227,000 hours of volunteer time to great causes. As we start the new year, here are the…

Principles for evolving technology policy in 2019

January 8th, 2019

The past year has seen a range of public debates about the roles and responsibilities of technology companies. As 2019 begins, I’d like to share my thoughts on these important discussions and why Google supports smart regulation and other ways to address emerging issues. We’ve always been and still are fundamentally optimistic about the power…

Stay organized in 2019 with new features in Classroom

January 8th, 2019

A new calendar year brings an opportunity for a fresh start. One resolution we often hear instructors make is that they hope to keep their classrooms (both physical and virtual!) organized and clean. While we can’t help with those lockers and backpacks, we can help teachers online. So to start the year off on the…