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Meet David Feinberg, head of Google Health

June 17th, 2019

Dr. David Feinberg has spent his entire career caring for people’s health and wellbeing. And after years in the healthcare system, he now leads Google Health, which brings together groups from across Google and Alphabet that are using AI, product expertise and hardware to take on big healthcare challenges. We sat down with David to…

Enterprise app management made simpler with managed Google Play iframe

June 17th, 2019

Managed Google Play lets enterprise organizations distribute and administer apps for their teams to use at work. By using managed Google Play, IT departments can help to reduce the security risks that come from sideloading applications. Admins can give their teams full access to the Android app ecosystem or curate just the right apps for…

Managing State in React using Unstated-Next

June 17th, 2019

In a previous post, we saw how to manage state using Unstated. As you might recall, Unstated uses React’s built-in setState to allow you create components that can consume state by subscribing to a provider — like the React’s Context API. Well, we’re going to build off that last post by looking at Unstated Next,…

Coming soon to the Lone Star State: more office space and a data center

June 14th, 2019

We’re expanding in Texas. Austin has been home to Google for over a decade and today, we’re extending our commitment to the state with a new data center in Midlothian, and the lease of two new buildings for our Austin workforce. These new commitments are part of our larger $13 billion investment in offices and…

A father-son team uses technology to grow a 144-year-old business

June 14th, 2019

Founded in 1875, Merz Apothecary is considered a Chicago landmark. For five generations, the pharmacy has been home to a collection of unique, hard-to-find goods from all over the world. Abdul Qaiyum bought the business in 1972, managing to grow the business during a time when most independent pharmacies were giving way to large chain…

Why giving blood matters, and how you can help

June 14th, 2019

My father was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a teenager. He spent most of his life on insulin, until he went into kidney failure when I was four years old. After years on the donor list, a kidney and pancreas became available. He received seven blood transfusions in his 14-hour surgery. But two years…

Banks, governments and tech need to work together to digitize economies and increase financial inclusion

June 14th, 2019

Editor’s note: This article is a condensed version of a speech Caesar gave at the G20 Finance Leaders Meeting in Japan on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Let me introduce you to Vijay Babu. Vijay owns a small laundry shop in Bangalore, India. He can’t read or write, but he was eager to go digital to…

Components, yo.

June 14th, 2019

I see VuePress just went 1.0. Explained simply, it’s a static site generator based on Vue. But of course, you work in Vue, which means you work in components. All the modern JavaScript frameworks are component-based. Even when they disagree with each other about specific things (like how Svelte requires compilation), they all seem to…

Weekly Platform News: CSS Scroll Snap, Opera GX, PWA Install Icon

June 14th, 2019

In this week’s roundup, Chrome is adding an install option for Progressive Web Apps, Opera GX comes to Windows, the ECMAScript proposals get an update, and CSS Scroll Snap is coming to a Firefox browser near you. An install icon is coming to Chrome on desktop Pete LePage: The next version of Chrome will automatically…

Chrome 76 Beta: dark mode, payments, new PWA features and more

June 13th, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Find more information about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 76 is beta as of June 13, 2019. Dark mode Many operating systems now…