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With Founder Gym, a new approach to supporting tech entrepreneurs

February 13th, 2019

As a public school teacher and a leader of education nonprofits, Shani Dowell saw an opportunity to better communicate parents’ feedback to their kids’ schools. The parents shared ideas, praise and frustrations with one another, yet there was no system in place to give more routine feedback to school administration. So Shani created Possip, a…

These three Googlers would like to thank the Academy

February 12th, 2019

Chances are, you’ve seen the work of Paul Debevec, Xueming Yu and Wan-Chun Alex Ma on the big screen—but you probably don’t know it. And that’s by design. Just this weekend, these Googlers took home an Academy Award for their face-digitizing technology, which has changed the way movies and video games use visual effects. And…

Dynamic audiences in Google Analytics for Firebase

February 12th, 2019

For businesses to make the best decisions about where to invest their marketing budget, it’s critical that they understand user behavior on both their web and app properties. And while a website is often the first customer touchpoint, for many businesses, apps are where customers are spending more of their time. As a result, marketers…

Celebrating community leaders bridging the digital divide

February 12th, 2019

Local leaders know their communities best, and this Black History Month we’re celebrating organizations across the country that help people gain new skills, find jobs and grow their businesses. Over the past year, through our Grow with Google initiative, we’ve worked with leaders and organizations in Black communities across the US who are helping to…

From Doodling to Design: A Q&A with Nicola Formichetti

February 11th, 2019

Nicola Formichetti is a designer, stylist and bonafide fashion icon. He’s created some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring red carpet looks of the past decade—and now, he’s also the latest addition to #teampixel, thanks to his new collection of My Cases designed for Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 users. Nicola’s effortless and cool style…

A plan for Angular version 8.0 and Ivy

February 9th, 2019

“When will Ivy be ready?” is a question we get asked every week. Here’s an update on how things are going with version 8.0, and our plans for releasing and finalizing Ivy.We are planning on having Ivy as an opt-in preview as part of the version 8.0 rel…

Chrome 73 Beta: Constructable stylesheets, a new RegExp function, and passive mouse events

February 8th, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. View a complete list of the features in Chrome 73 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 73 is beta as of February 8, 2019. Constructable stylesheets It’s long been possible to dynamically create a stylesheet by…

Working with security researchers to make the web safer for everyone

February 8th, 2019

What do a 19-year-old researcher from Uruguay, a restaurant owner from Cluj, Romania and a Cambridge professor have in common? They’re all security researchers—a global community of professionals, academics, students and hobbyists who are essential to the safety of our products and the web as a whole. We’re grateful to be a part of this…

Childish Gambino dances into Playground on Pixel

February 8th, 2019

Playground gives you the power to create and play through your Pixel camera using augmented reality. You can bring your photos and videos to life by adding interactive characters called Playmoji to what’s around you, and now there’s a new Playmoji inspired by recording artist Childish Gambino. You can add him to your photos or…

WordPress 5.1 Release Candidate

February 8th, 2019

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.1 is now available! This is an important milestone, as the release date for WordPress 5.1 draws near. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.1 is scheduled…