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Sssnakes on a map

March 31st, 2019

Google Maps shows you how to get around on foot, car, train and bicycle, and now, you can ssslither to your destination too. Starting today, you can play a twist on the snake game in different locations across the world—including Cairo, London, San Francisco, São Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo–right from Google Maps. To start playing,…

A look back at 2018 with the Android Security & Privacy Year in Review

March 29th, 2019

The Android Security & Privacy team is devoted to protecting each of the more than two billion active Android devices worldwide. This level of security and privacy is essential for enterprises, where compromises mean lost time, revenue or essential data. As part of our commitment to updating customers, partners and Android users on our security…

One week until Code Jam kicks off—here’s why you should register

March 29th, 2019

Code Jam, Google’s longest-running programming competition, is returning for its sixteenth year. We’re offering another season of challenging algorithmic problems (including some that are interactive) for our global community. Whether you’re a seasoned contestant or brand new to the coding competition space, here are three reasons why you shouldn’t miss Code Jam 2019: Solve intriguing…

A day in the life of a local reporter

March 29th, 2019

Editor’s note: Manny Ramos is a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. He joined the Chicago Sun-Times as part of Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that works to strengthen local journalism through placing emerging journalists into newsrooms around the country, with support from the Google News Initiative. I look forward to my…

Five takeaways from our programmatic panel at World Forum Disrupt

March 28th, 2019

At World Forum Disrupt’s 2019 programmatic event, I was invited to lead a conversation on the future of programmatic with three leading publishers. As the majority of digital ad dollars are now flowing through programmatic pipes, we discussed the trends and best practices of today and outlined a roadmap for the future of our dynamic…

W3C Invites Implementations of Verifiable Credentials Data Model 1.0

March 28th, 2019

The Verifiable Claims Working Group invites implementations of Verifiable Credentials Data Model 1.0 Candidate Recommendation. Credentials are a part of our daily lives; driver’s licenses are used to assert that we are capable of operating a motor vehicle, university degrees can be used to assert our level of education, and government-issued passports enable us to…

Bringing digital and media literacy education to more schools in Korea

March 28th, 2019

Three years ago, the Center for Digital Literacy (CDL) embarked on a pilot program to bring digital and media literacy skills to junior high school students in schools across Seoul and Gyeonggi provinces. Through the Digital & Media Literacy Campus program, kids like Yang Chaemin have learned how to better evaluate online media sources and…

WordPress 5.2 Beta 1

March 28th, 2019

WordPress 5.2 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. You can test the WordPress 5.2 Beta two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge…

Four tools to help drive your nonprofit’s mission forward

March 27th, 2019

Google for Nonprofits started as a conversation about a volunteer program in an elevator in our New York office in 2010. Today, Google for Nonprofits has connected more than 200,000 nonprofits around the globe with Google products to help them run their organizations. We believe that technology can do good in the world, which is…

Working with the USO to help veterans find jobs

March 27th, 2019

As a military spouse, I’ve seen the skills military personnel develop during their time in service to our country firsthand.  In my current role as a recruiter, I also see how those same skills can be a major asset to employers. That’s why we’re committed to bringing more veteran talent to Google as we strive…