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Here are the winners of the GNI Innovation Challenge in Asia Pacific

March 26th, 2019

Last November, we launched the Google News Initiative (GNI) Asia Pacific Innovation Challenge, aimed at strengthening our support of digital innovation and new business models in news organizations across the APAC region. Through our work and partnership with publishers, it’s clear that reader revenue is key to their financial stability. We want to support innovators…

Get a taste of Spanish culinary history on Google Arts & Culture

March 26th, 2019

The last time you enjoyed a flavorful spoonful of gazpacho, you probably didn’t stop to think about how the Spanish dish became a popular staple on restaurant menus worldwide. Made of sun-ripened tomatoes, vinegar and garlic, the dish was once only enjoyed by the poorest communities in Andalucia. Yet by the 18th century, gazpacho’s undeniable…

New data tools from the Google News Initiative, built for publishers

March 25th, 2019

Thirteen years ago, as a new manager in the Strategic Planning department at The New York Times, my boss shared an article about what it takes to transform your organization into one that’s “data-driven.”  As someone who loves numbers, I was thrilled. Data means rigor, in both thinking and processes. I knew it was critical…

Debugging Websites in Chrome for iOS

March 25th, 2019

Debugging web pages displayed in Chrome for iOS has always required building the project from source because the release version of WKWebView does not support Safari Remote Debugging. To help bridge the gap of missing developer support, we added the chrome://inspect page in M73 to locally view JavaScript logs. While building Chrome for iOS from…

Rove around “Mars on Earth” in Street View

March 25th, 2019

Devon Island, a desolate land mass in Canada’s Arctic with a polar climate and treacherous terrain, is the largest uninhabited island on Earth. Yet the factors that make the island unlivable also make it indispensable to the scientists and researchers who work there—its climate and landscape are the closest thing to Mars that can be…

How I teach my friends to know what’s actually true online

March 25th, 2019

Editor’s note: Madelyn Knight, 18, is a senior at Southport High School in Indianapolis and is the editor-in-chief of the school news magazine, The Journal. She was recently awarded the 2019 Indiana High School Journalist of the Year by the Indiana High School Press Association.  MediaWise is part of the Google News Initiative and is…

Chrome 74 beta: reducing unwanted motion, private class fields, and feature policy API

March 22nd, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Android WebView, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. View a complete list of the features in Chrome 74 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 74 is beta as of March 22, 2019. CSS prefers-reduced-motion media query Some users have reported getting motion…

A new app to map and monitor the world’s freshwater supply

March 22nd, 2019

Water affects all of us, no matter where we live. Drought harms everyone, from farmers in the western United States dealing with long-term drought, to people in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan suffering debilitating health consequences from the Aral Sea draining, to millions of people displaced by floods in Kerala, India. About four billion people, or almost…

Ask a Techspert: Why am I getting so many spam calls?

March 22nd, 2019

Editor’s Note: Do you ever feel like a fish out of water? Try being a tech novice and talking to an engineer at a place like Google. Ask a Techspert is a new series on the Keyword asking Googler experts to explain complicated technology for the rest of us. This isn’t meant to be comprehensive,…

Hot off the press: Talking media with Google News Lab’s director

March 22nd, 2019

When I was growing up, reading the news meant thumbing through the local paper every week on my way to the Sunday comics section. These days, staying up-to-date on world events looks a little different: I skim email newsletters, scroll through social media feeds, occasionally pick up a magazine, and of course, read Google News….