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Take your mobile games business to the next level with Google AdMob and Google Ads at GDC

March 7th, 2019

Each year, the global games community gets together in San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference (GDC), a major industry event for developers, publishers, and business professionals working in games to learn, get inspiration, and make new connections to grow their business.  This year at GDC, our Google AdMob and Google Ads team have several…

A look into one woman’s job at Google: opening doors for other women

March 7th, 2019

When I first talked to Elise Birkhofer, it was 5pm, the last phone call of the day. My energy was low and my feet were dragging—but that changed the moment I met Elise, whose enthusiasm is palpable (she described herself as “equally exhausted and inspired,” but I could only sense the inspired part). She was…

There’s still time to plan your perfect spring break trip

March 7th, 2019

Spring is in the air—and for lots of people, that means spring break is right around the corner.  If you haven’t booked a trip yet, you can try out our travel insights tool to see flight price trends for popular routes or find out which cities have hotel deals during spring break. If you’re still…

Upcoming: Second W3C Workshop on the Web of Things

March 7th, 2019

W3C announced today a Second Workshop on on the Web of Things, 3-5 June 2019, in Munich, Germany. The event is hosted by Siemens. This workshop disseminates the findings of the W3C Web of Things Working Group based on its standardization work and discuss the way forward with a wider set of stakeholders. To unlock…

Simplifying programmatic: first price auctions for Google Ad Manager

March 7th, 2019

In the very early days of programmatic buying, publishers typically used only one auction to sell their ad inventory. Today the programmatic ecosystem has evolved into a much more complex marketplace where a single ad can pass through a mix of over ten different auctions, with different rules, before a winning bid price is selected…

Book a table with the Google Assistant across the country on more devices

March 6th, 2019

From Phoenix to Atlanta, it’s been great to see many of you using our new Google Assistant feature built on Duplex technology to quickly book restaurant reservations over the phone. Thanks to your feedback, we’re beginning to make this feature available to more people across the United States. Now, you can use it on all…

Explore millennia of human inventions in one exhibition

March 6th, 2019

New inventions have fueled fantasies and shaped human society—from the first stone tools to robotic arms, steam engines to jet propulsion, pieces of paper to the internet, and hieroglyphics to emoji. Take the telescope, for example. Today, the Hubble Space Telescope orbits 340 miles above the Earth, capturing crisp images of 10,000 galaxies that are…

Connecting you to visual shoppers with new ad formats on Google Images

March 5th, 2019

A recent study shows that Google is the first place US shoppers go to discover or find a new brand or product. But shoppers aren’t just doing their searches on Google.com. We’ve seen that 50 percent of online shoppers said images of the product inspired them to purchase, and increasingly, they’re turning to Google Images….

Build with Classroom and G Suite

March 5th, 2019

Editor’s note: This week our Google for Education team will be meeting up with educators, developers, and EdTech enthusiasts at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas. If you’re attending, join us to learn more about G Suite for Education and Classroom integrations at the Hilton in Room 406. Or follow along on Twitter and Facebook for…

Doing our part to share open data responsibly

March 5th, 2019

This past weekend marked Open Data Day, an annual celebration of making data freely available to everyone. Communities around the world organized events, and we’re taking a moment here at Google to share our own perspective on the importance of open data. More accessible data can meaningfully help people and organizations, and we’re doing our…