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Searches for “Black girl magic” are on the rise

March 5th, 2019

As Black History Month comes to a close and we look toward International Women’s Day, people are searching for “Black girl magic” more than ever before. Searches hit an all-time high in February of this year. To me, “Black girl magic” is an empowering phrase that celebrates the achievements, beauty, and irrepressibility of Black women…

Using Data GIF Maker to compare data and tell stories

March 5th, 2019

Beyond helping readers to compare and contrast numbers, data visualizations can be key to great storytelling. While telling stories with data might sound complicated, useful data visualizations don’t have to be complex.  In 2017, we launched the Data GIF Maker tool that makes it easy for people to make simple visuals that compare two terms….

First Public Working Draft: User Timing Level 3

March 5th, 2019

The Web Performance Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of User Timing Level 3. This specification defines an interface to help web developers measure the performance of their applications by giving them access to high precision timestamps.

Helping developers create more choice for educators

March 4th, 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 at the Hilton in Room 406 to talk about the Google for Education Technology Partner Program and learn how to integrate with G Suite for…

Find ideas and activities on the new Chromebook App Hub

March 4th, 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 building apps for Chromebooks at the Hilton in Room 406. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for news and updates. Teachers:…

Ask a Techspert: What is quantum computing?

March 4th, 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,…

How to use the new Offers view on your Business Profile

March 4th, 2019

From discounts to deals, everyone loves a good offer. Whether they’re shopping at a favorite clothing boutique or trying a local coffee shop for the first time, an offer can attract people to businesses. To help people find these promotions, we’re making offers more prominent on Business Profiles on Google. The new layout introduces a…

Ensuring we pay fairly and equitably

March 4th, 2019

Editor’s note: The following information was provided to employees in January and we’re sharing more broadly now. Compensation should be based on what you do, not who you are. Every year, each employee’s compensation is modeled algorithmically, based on work-related inputs like the market rate for their job, their location, level, and performance rating. If…

Are broadcasters prepared for the convergence of TV and digital video?

March 4th, 2019

There’s no doubt that TV is evolving. As more devices and distribution platforms give consumers an unprecedented level of control, are broadcasters prepared to deliver premium viewing and ad experiences everywhere they are watching? To help broadcasters thrive in the new era of TV, we need to understand their needs and priorities. That’s why we…

How my passion for ice cream became “More Than A Business”

March 4th, 2019

Editor’s Note: This Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. We’re commemorating the day early by hearing from Natasha Case, Founder & CEO Of Coolhaus from Los Angeles, California. She’s sharing her story of how her business idea grew from one Google Search to a product that’s sold in thousands of stores across the U.S….