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Managed Google Play earns key certifications for security and privacy

March 21st, 2019

With managed Google Play, organizations can build a customized and secure mobile application storefront for their teams, featuring public and private applications. Organizations’ employees can take advantage of the familiarity of a mobile app store to browse and download company-approved apps. As with any enterprise-grade platform, it’s critical that the managed Google Play Store operates…

Build your next iOS and Android app with Flutter

March 21st, 2019

Mobile development is full of compromises. When you’re building a new app, you’re often forced into a difficult choice: do you build the same app twice—once for iOS, once for Android—so that you have a high quality experience for both platforms? Or do you create one app from a shared codebase that works across both…

How El País used AI to make their comments section less toxic

March 21st, 2019

At El País, our vision for the perfect comments section was a place where readers would provide input, insight and tips on an investigative story, add knowledge about niche topics, double check facts and elevate the conversation to a different level. While the internet has brought amazing benefits, it didn’t deliver the utopia we—and others—had…

Digital News Innovation Fund: three years in, and 662 total projects supported

March 21st, 2019

In 2015, Google launched the DNI Fund, an initiative open to publishers of all sizes in Europe that financially supports high-quality journalism through technology and innovation. After three years and six successful rounds of funding, we’re taking a look at the impact the Fund has had on the European news scene. Today, we’re announcing the…

Honoring J.S. Bach with our first AI-powered Doodle

March 21st, 2019

Ever wondered what Johann Sebastian Bach would sound like if he rocked out? You can find out by exploring today’s AI-powered Google Doodle, which honors Bach’s birthday and legacy as one of the greatest composers of all time. A musician and composer during the Baroque period of the 18th century, Bach produced hundreds of compositions…

The Google News Initiative, one year in

March 20th, 2019

In the first year of the Google News Initiative, our efforts have centered around a spirit of experimentation, with programs focused on three pillars: working with the news industry to evolve their business models, raising up quality journalism and driving new thinking and approaches in newsrooms. There’s still much to be done, but we remain…

GNI Subscriptions lab: invigorating the business model for news

March 20th, 2019

Editor’s note: As part of the Google News Initiative, we work with news publishing partners across the world on efforts to help the industry thrive in the digital age. In partnership with FTI Consulting and the Local Media Association (LMA), today we’re launching the GNI Subscriptions Lab for eight publishers in the U.S. and Canada…

Building a safer internet, one secure domain at a time

March 20th, 2019

Do you lock your doors when you’re not home or when you’re sleeping at night? Your home protects everything and everyone that lies within it—whether that’s your family, pets or belongings—and a door is the most direct way for a criminal to access your home. Locking your door is the simplest thing you can do…

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…

Building a transaction service for managing large scale editing experiences

March 19th, 2019

A common challenge developers have to tackle when building applications consuming large data sets, is how to create a maintainable and scalable user experience for editing. They may face hundreds of thousands and even millions of records on which they execute CRUD operations that need to be sent to a server and saved to a…