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Gathering insights in Google Analytics can be as easy as A-B-C

April 15th, 2019

Today’s customers are deeply curious, searching high and low for information about a product before making a purchase. And this curiosity applies to purchases big and small—just consider the fact that mobile searches for “best earbuds” have grown by over 130 percent over the last two years. (Google Data, US, Oct 2015 – Sep 2016…

Want to Change the Game? Design your own with Google Play

April 15th, 2019

Calling all future game creators and designers! We’re looking for teens to share their game idea and vision for the future of gaming for a chance to see their game come to life on Google Play. Today, we’re opening up our second annual Change the Game Design Challenge with Girls Make Games to inspire teens…

Suit up with Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame and Pixel

April 15th, 2019

Want to defeat a villain like Thanos and save the world? Now #teampixel can, with a little help from Marvel Studios and Playground, a creative mode in the Pixel camera that gives you the power to create and play with the world around you using augmented reality. Just in time for the upcoming release of…

How we’re supporting economic opportunity in Iowa

April 15th, 2019

For some, Iowa may call to mind images of rolling cornfields, or the Field of Dreams. But those in the know will tell you that the Hawkeye state has a storied history of technological innovation. The first electronic digital computer was created in a lab at Iowa State and Lee de Forest, the “Father of…

WordPress 5.2 Beta 3

April 12th, 2019

WordPress 5.2 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test the latest WordPress 5.2 beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want…

See Brighter in the Dark with Pixel at Coachella

April 12th, 2019

This weekend, Coachella festival-goers will wander the desert, heading to and from performances by some of their favorite artists. If you’re one of them, head over to Brighter in the Dark—a tech and music installation we created with Childish Gambino. The installation—a multisensory sight and sound experience that uses a mixture of light and music…

More science in more places with Science Journal and Google Drive

April 12th, 2019

We first launched Science Journal in 2016 so that students, teachers and science enthusiasts could conduct hands-on science experiments using their phones, tablets and Chromebooks. Since then, we’ve heard one request from teachers loud and clear: students need to be able to access their experiments no matter what device they’re using or where they are….

USMCA: A trade framework for the digital age

April 11th, 2019

When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed in 1992, the global economy and the world looked a lot different than they do today. There was no such thing as a web search engine. Most people didn’t know what email was (let alone use it). And to participate in international trade, a business…

How we search for bow wows and meows

April 11th, 2019

It’s not quite caturday, and we’re a few months away from the dog days of summer, but searches for pets never paws. Around the world, people constantly ask Google questions about their furry friends, so there’s no time like the present for a good old fashioned (OMG-look-at-that-little) face-off. Data visualization designer Nadieh Bremer, lover of…

The ultimate account security is now in your pocket

April 10th, 2019

Phishing—when an attacker tries to trick you into turning over your online credentials—is the most common cause of security breaches. Preventing phishing attacks can be a major challenge for personal and business users alike. At Google, we automatically block the overwhelming majority of malicious sign-in attempts (even if an attacker has your username or password),…