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Moving toward a gender equitable internet

April 30th, 2019

Lavinia, a student from Brazil, doesn’t put a photo of her face on social apps out of fear that it will be copied and circulated in men’s private groups. In fact, 68 percent of women in our research across seven countries (compared to 49 percent of men) don’t use a profile picture that shows their…

Protect your budget and your brand with Display & Video 360

April 30th, 2019

We support efforts to increase transparency in the digital advertising ecosystem and we’re committed to making it easier for marketers to monitor their digital campaigns and protect their brand. That’s why we’re introducing new ways for Display & Video 360 to help you avoid buying unauthorized web and app ad inventory, and control where your…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Easing Functions Level 1

April 30th, 2019

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of CSS Easing Functions Level 1 Candidate Recommendation. This CSS module describes a way for authors to define a transformation that controls the rate of change of some value. Applied to animations, such transformations can be used to produce animations that mimic physical phenomena such as momentum or to…

How a Google office became a sticky-note art gallery

April 29th, 2019

At one of Google’s offices, windows have become canvases…for art made from sticky notes. The “pixel art” is not only a way to decompress after a long day of work, but also a way to make the office personal—and a lot of fun, too. The decorations all started when a neighbor wanted to say hello….

Sharing what’s new and coming next with Android Enterprise

April 29th, 2019

We’ve built Android to help power the connected workforce of the future. With a growing lineup of Android Enterprise Recommended devices and services, leadership in mobile security and flexible platform tools, Android gives organizations plenty of options. At Google Cloud Next ’19, we shared more about how Android can benefit your organization, and offered a…

Newsmakers: Storytelling through numbers with Alberto Cairo

April 29th, 2019

Editor’s note: We’re celebrating innovation in journalism through a series of interviews with changemakers from across the news industry. Through the “Newsmakers” series, you’ll get to know a few of the journalists, newsroom leaders, researchers and technologists who are shaping the future of news. When a major news event takes place, we’re all familiar with…

After school, this teen tracks climate change with NASA

April 26th, 2019

Editor’s Note: Liza Goldberg is a 17-year-old scientist interning at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Biospheric Sciences Lab. Today, she shares how Google Earth Engine helps her monitor mangroves, which are ecosystems vital to the sustainability of coastal communities around the world. I first heard the words “climate change” when I was 9. As a…

WordPress 5.2 Release Candidate

April 26th, 2019

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.2 is now available! This is an important milestone as we progress toward the WordPress 5.2 release date. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.2 is scheduled to…

An update on our workplace commitments

April 25th, 2019

Editor’s note: Today, our Chief Diversity Officer Melonie Parker sent an email to Google employees about progress made to improve our workplace. You can read the note in its entirety below. It’s been nearly six months since we announced several changes to improve our workplace. I’ve been working on these commitments from day one and…

Why “healthy” materials are key to Google’s new buildings

April 25th, 2019

As a New Yorker, I’m struck by California’s  natural beauty. When I visit Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, I walk along the sidewalk and exclaim things like, “Is that wild sage?” (My coworkers find it amusing.)The tree-lined scenery of the San Francisco Bay Area gives some much-needed refreshment to my senses, which tend to be…