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Cloud Covered: What was new with Google Cloud in January

February 6th, 2019

Our forecast is calling for plenty of clouds in this new year—not the kind that bring rain and snow, but the ones that bring data analytics, storage and lots more. We’re already off to a brisk start in 2019—here are a few highlights from January, in case you missed them. New year, new skills: Cloud…

How we’re keeping Cloud users and businesses safe

February 6th, 2019

We’re focusing on security all week in honor of Safer Internet Day, and while internet safety is top of mind for folks now, our responsibility to protect people is as important today as it is every other week of the year. I recently joined Google after years in the financial services industry, motivated in large…

Inspired to move: Celebrating dance and Black History Month

February 6th, 2019

My love for dance started in my youth when I took ballet lessons in Colorado. Like the other ballerinas, I’d slip on my satin slippers, wrap my ballet skirt on and glide across the wood floors to the beat of the music. Though unlike the other dancers, I was one of the only black girls…

React v16.8: The One With Hooks

February 6th, 2019

With React 16.8, React Hooks are available in a stable release! What Are Hooks? Hooks let you use state and other React features without writing a class. You can also build your own Hooks to share reusable stateful logic between components. If you’ve never heard of Hooks before, you might find these resources interesting: Introducing…

Introducing a Trusted Web Activity for Android

February 5th, 2019

A Trusted Web Activity (TWA) displays a full screen Chrome browser inside of an Android app with no browser UI. Although Android apps routinely include web content using a Chrome Custom Tab (CCT) or WebView, a TWA offers unique advantages when you need Chrome’s performance and features in your app in full screen mode. In…

Protecting your data, no matter where you go on the web

February 5th, 2019

Editor’s note: Today is Safer Internet Day, but we’ll be talking about it all week with a collection of posts from teams from across Google. We’re always working to make sure your data is protected, whether you’re using Google products or checking out your favorite websites and apps. Today, we’re introducing two new updates that…

Five things you can do right now to stay safer online

February 5th, 2019

Editor’s note: Today is Safer Internet Day, but we’ll be talking about it all week with a collection of posts from teams from across Google. When you’re online, you shouldn’t need to worry about the security of your information. That’s why we work to build security into our products, so the information in your Google…

Meet the teams keeping our corner of the internet safer

February 5th, 2019

I joined Google a year ago to lead its Trust and Safety organisation and to work with the thousands of people working to protect our users and make our products, from Gmail to Maps, more safe. Deciding what content is allowed on our platforms, while preserving people’s right to express themselves freely at the colossal…

First Public Working Draft: WebXR Device API

February 5th, 2019

The Immersive Web Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of the WebXR Device API. This specification describes support for accessing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices, including sensors and head-mounted displays, on the Web. Hardware that enables Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications are now broadly available to…

Google Cloud offers global support for academic research

February 5th, 2019

Today’s scientific computing demands lightning-fast speed, vast data storage, and intensive processing power in order to advance discoveries across disciplines, from genomics to climate change. Two new agreements and a range of initiatives in Europe and the United States expand Google’s support for academic researchers globally, enabling them to leverage the benefits of Google Cloud…