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Supporting choice and competition in Europe

March 20th, 2019

For nearly a decade, we’ve been in discussions with the European Commission about the way some of our products work. Throughout this process, we’ve always agreed on one thing一that healthy, thriving markets are in everyone’s interest. A key characteristic of open and competitive markets一and of Google’s products一is constant change. Every year, we make thousands of…

Stadia: a new way to play

March 19th, 2019

For 20 years, Google has worked to put the world’s information at your fingertips. Instant delivery of that information is made possible through our data center and network capabilities, and now we’re using that technology to change how you access and enjoy video games. Stadia is a new video game platform, delivering instant access to…

New guide: Rethink your eCommerce experience with Google Ad Manager

March 19th, 2019

When shopping online, today’s consumers want seamless, convenient, and genuinely enjoyable experiences. They expect retailers to understand what they want, with advertising that puts the right products in front of them at just the right moments. So, how exactly are retailers making it all happen — especially with the modern path to purchase spanning across…

Helping Latino students learn to code

March 19th, 2019

Growing up in Costa Rica, I was always passionate about creating things and solving puzzles. That’s what drove me to computer science. I saw it as an opportunity to explore my interests and open doors to new possibilities. It’s that love and passion that eventually helped me get to Google, and to the United States,…

How companies are finding the right device with Android Enterprise Recommended

March 18th, 2019

We recently returned from Mobile World Congress, where many of our hardware partners showcased their latest devices and how Android is shaping the future of mobility. When we launched the Android Enterprise Recommended program, our goal was to provide the mobile ecosystem with powerful and versatile solutions, validated for enterprise use. The first validated knowledge-worker…

Bringing new voices, and communities, to the world of podcasts

March 18th, 2019

Editor’s note: The Google Podcasts creator program, run by PRX, provides 20 weeks of training, mentorship, and seed funding to promising podcasters, with the aim of promoting underrepresented voices throughout the industry and around the world. Applications for the next round are currently open and will be accepted until 11:59pm ET, Sunday, April 14. Catalina…

How digital skills training helped three friends found a startup

March 18th, 2019

Whether you’re a teacher, accountant, engineer or farmer, the digital economy is transforming the workplace as we know it. According to a study by the European Commission, 90 percent of workplaces in the European Union today require employees to have basic digital skills. And Europeans are beginning to learn these skills on their own in…

Driving change with Rolling Study Halls

March 15th, 2019

Editor’s note: We’re sharing the stories of bus drivers from Talladega County, Alabama who participate in Rolling Study Halls. This program powers their buses—along with others across the U.S.—with Wi-Fi, devices and onboard educators to help thousands of students reclaim 1.5 million learning hours. As part of our Grow with Google initiative to help provide…

Using technology to support project-based learning

March 15th, 2019

How can we reduce plastic in our oceans? In today’s classrooms, teachers use project-based learning (or PBL) so that students can come up with potential solutions to real-world problems like this. With PBL, students identify the problem, research a solution and support it with evidence—all while learning valuable skills they’ll use long after graduation. Brainstorming…

One-third of the web!

March 15th, 2019

WordPress now powers over 1/3rd of the top 10 million sites on the web according to W3Techs. Our market share has been growing steadily over the last few years, going from 29.9% just one year ago to 33.4% now. We are, of course, quite proud of these numbers! The path here has been very exciting….