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Chrome Lite Pages – For a faster, leaner loading experience

March 12th, 2019

Browsing the web with poor connectivity can be a frustrating, slow, and expensive experience. Chrome on Android’s Data Saver feature helps by automatically optimizing web pages to make them load faster. When users are facing network or data constraints, Data Saver may reduce data use by up to 90% and load pages two times faster,…

WordPress 5.1.1 Security and Maintenance Release

March 12th, 2019

WordPress 5.1.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release introduces 14 fixes and enhancements, including changes designed to help hosts prepare users for the minimum PHP version bump coming in 5.2. This release also includes a pair of security fixes that handle how comments are filtered and then stored in the database. With a maliciously…

Kormo, an app helping young job seekers find work, launches in Jakarta

March 11th, 2019

I recently traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia, where I met with job seekers just starting their careers. Repeatedly, they shared that finding entry-level and part-time jobs is confusing and difficult, especially when you don’t have much in the way of work experience, professional contacts or resources. To help young Indonesians connect with employers, learn new skills…

W3C Workshop Report: Strong Authentication and Identity

March 11th, 2019

W3C published today the report of the W3C Workshop on Strong Authentication and Identity, held on 10-11 December 2018, in Redmond, WA (USA). W3C brought community experts together for a series of discussions on strong authentication and identity. We looked at standards work in-progress on Web Authentication and Verifiable Claims, and opportunities for future work…

Authorized Translation of WCAG 2.1 in Simplified Chinese

March 11th, 2019

Today W3C published the Simplified Chinese Authorized Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Web内容无障碍指南 (WCAG) 2.1, contributed by Zhejiang University. The translation is delivered in support of updates to the draft China National Standard on Information technology – Internet content accessibility technical requirements and conformance testing, which refers to WCAG 2.1. Translations in…

How I started traveling the world on my own, thanks to Google

March 8th, 2019

I took my first solo vacation in June 2017, and the experience changed my life. After countless searches of Norway’s beautiful landscapes on Google Images, I decided to make the trip there all by myself. The following year, I took my second solo trip, this time to New Zealand. After that, I knew I didn’t…

Cloud Covered: What was new with Google Cloud in February

March 8th, 2019

February is a time for chocolate and candy hearts, but you know what’s really sweet? Less email spam and apps that work faster. Those are just two of our updates from Google Cloud last month. Read on for what was new and popular last month on the Google Cloud blog. Gmail: now with even less…

Keep the conversation going with your Assistant on Smart Displays

March 8th, 2019

From controlling all your devices from a single dashboard to helping you prepare a new recipe for dinner, there are a lot of ways you can use Smart Displays with the Google Assistant to get things done around the house. But let’s face it: having to repeat “Hey Google” every time you use the Assistant…

A VR series about women with the “courage to question”

March 8th, 2019

Many of us who fight for women’s rights have the privilege of knowing mighty women and girls. They are the courageous ones–those who insist on and fight for a future where women and girls are free from violence and can live out their full potential. Most of these women’s rights defenders are not widely known,…

Inspiring girls and women to pursue their career ambitions

March 8th, 2019

Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter, is all about achieving a gender-balanced world. If we’re going to achieve that, it’s important to know that boys and girls begin making pivotal decisions about their future at a very young age. But education options, career interests and gender stereotypes quickly begin to widen…