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A Doodle honoring Steve Irwin: zookeeper, conservationist and father

February 21st, 2019

Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from Dr. Terri Irwin, wife of the late Steve Irwin, who is honored in today’s Google Doodle. Today’s Google Doodle acknowledges the life and achievements of my husband Steve Irwin, whose efforts to protect wildlife and wild places have been recognised as the most extensive of any conservationist. We…

How I started a new career while raising three kids, thanks to Google

February 21st, 2019

Editor’s Note: Since 2016, more than 73,000 people have explored new opportunities with the Google Developer scholarship, part of Grow with Google’s commitment to help people across Europe–from Hungary to rural France–succeed in the digital economy. Zuzana, a working mother from the U.K., was awarded the Google scholarship and graduated from a Udacity Nanodegree program,…

Now on iOS: Follow your favorite places on Google Maps

February 20th, 2019

Starting this week, you can stay up to date on your favorite places right from the Google Maps app on iOS. Simply search for a place—whether it’s a new restaurant that just opened up in your neighborhood or that must-try bakery across town—and tap the Follow button. You’ll then be able to see important updates…

App campaigns make their landing: introducing a simpler name for Google’s app ad solution

February 20th, 2019

People reach for their mobile phones throughout the day to help to get things done. And it’s often a mobile app that delivers what they need—whether it’s a new pair of rain boots or a puzzle game to pass the time during a commute. Universal App campaigns help connect your app with more of these…

Using AMP to make display ads safer, faster and better for users

February 20th, 2019

The performance benefits and security guarantees offered by AMPHTML ads, which are display ads created using the AMP framework, translate to better advertiser ROI, publisher revenue and overall better user experience. Because of this, Google has expanded serving AMPHTML ads not only to AMP pages, but also to regular web pages. As of January this…

Android Enterprise Recommended expands to include Managed Service Providers

February 19th, 2019

As organizations increasingly turn to Android as their enterprise mobility platform, we want to make sure they can easily identify partners with experts who are best equipped to support them. That’s why we’re expanding the Android Enterprise Recommended program to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and companies with MSP business units who provision, manage and support…

Hello, .dev!

February 19th, 2019

Developers, designers, writers and architects: you built the web. You make it possible for the billions of people online today to do what they do. Have you ever tried to register your preferred domain name, only to find out it’s not available? Today, Google Registry is announcing .dev, a brand new top-level domain (TLD) that’s…

Get the scoop on Hollywood’s big night with help from Google

February 19th, 2019

It’s awards season, and that means glitz, glam and gold statues. Google is making it easy to keep up with your favorite flicks and celebs no matter where you turn, with new ways to stay up on the buzz with Google Search, Google Images and Google News.   And as we await the announcements of Sunday’s…

WordPress 5.1 RC2

February 19th, 2019

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.1 is now available! WordPress 5.1 will be released on Thursday, February 21, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.1 yet, now is the time! There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.1 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want…

Jun Murai enters the French National Order of the Legion of Honour

February 18th, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jun Murai, W3C Steering Committee Member and Professor of Keio University has accepted the Knight of the Legion of Honour Medal from the French government. The decoration ceremony took place on 13 February at the French Ambassador’s residence. The Legion of Honour is the highest French order of…