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Newsmakers: Reporting in rural India with Kavita Devi

March 27th, 2019

Editor’s note: This year, we’re celebrating innovation in journalism through a series of interviews with changemakers from across the news industry. Through the “Newsmakers” series, you’ll get to know a few of the journalists, newsroom leaders, researchers and technologists who are shaping the future of news. Founded in 2002, Khabar Lahariya is an all women-run…

How Dutch educators use Chromebooks to transform classrooms

March 27th, 2019

When I first moved to Amsterdam in 2014, there were a small number of passionate educators using Google tools to shape digital teaching and learning. Schools like Corlaer College, a secondary school in Nijkerk, were already working with Chromebooks at the time. Over the next few years, organizations like Corlaer invited others to learn from…

Tune in to March Madness for free with your Google Assistant

March 27th, 2019

March Madness is in full swing. Did your team advance to the Sweet 16? As the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament goes into its final rounds, you can listen in to all of the action for free with the Google Assistant.    Just ask any smart speaker or Smart Display, like Google Home, “Hey…

More growth ahead in Taiwan

March 27th, 2019

One year ago, we laid out our roadmap for supporting the growth of an Intelligent Taiwan, with an emphasis on investing in Taiwanese talent. Since then, we’ve reached our goal to train 50,000 businesses and students in digital marketing, and 5,000 students in artificial intelligence (AI) programming. Here are six further commitments announced at our…

An external advisory council to help advance the responsible development of AI

March 26th, 2019

Last June we announced Google’s AI Principles, an ethical charter to guide the responsible development and use of AI in our research and products. To complement the internal governance structure and processes that help us implement the principles, we’ve established an Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC). This group will consider some of Google’s most…

McClatchy and Google partner on an experimental lab for local news

March 26th, 2019

Editor’s note: The Google News Initiative is marking its first anniversary with a look at the collaborations and work that has taken place over the last year, as well as what’s planned for the coming year. One of the key programs we’re launching today is the GNI Local Experiments Project. The goal of the program…

Find and book vacation rentals, with help from Google

March 26th, 2019

Finding a place to stay should be simple. We’ve taken many steps over the years to help travelers find the best options and connect with travel providers worldwide. In 2018, we redesigned our mobile and desktop hotel search experience to help you find hotels by price, location and ratings and began including vacation rentals in hotel search results. Now,…

Take action and stay up-to-date with dynamic email in Gmail

March 26th, 2019

Over the past decade, our web experiences have changed enormously—evolving from static flat content to interactive apps. Yet email has largely stayed the same with static messages that eventually go out of date, or are merely a springboard to accomplish a more complex task. If you want to take action, you usually have to click…

Sparking new ideas in news with global Innovation Challenges

March 26th, 2019

The news industry has a serious challenge ahead: building a successful, sustainable business model for high quality journalism in the digital age. Looking at ways to help this industry-wide transition to digital, last year we launched the Google News Initiative, along with a $300 million commitment to help journalism thrive. Google has also supported 662…

Down under, over and all around: Sydney in 3D on Google Earth

March 26th, 2019

Google Earth is one of the world’s most comprehensive 3D maps available. In addition to global satellite and terrain coverage, over the past several years we’ve been adding highly detailed 3D imagery of entire cities and towns, from the iconic architecture of cities like New York and Paris to views of landmarks like the Grand…