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Stories of Yoga on Google Arts & Culture

June 20th, 2019

Yoga has been around for a few millennia, but I’m completely new to the practice and have only practiced a few poses, like Ekpadasana (the “one leg posture”). Just like a yoga teacher would lead you through the steps of this posture, a new Google Arts & Culture collection called Stories of Yoga, takes you…

How we fight fake business profiles on Google Maps

June 20th, 2019

Google Maps helps people explore, navigate and get things done—and increasingly people are using Google Maps to find local businesses. Over the years, we’ve added more than 200 million places to Google Maps and every month we connect people to businesses more than nine billion times, including more than one billion phone calls and three…

Hello Subgrid!

June 20th, 2019

Rachel Andrew’s talk at CSSconf is wonderful because it digs into one of the most exciting changes that’s coming soon to a browser near you: subgrid! That’s a change to the CSS Grid spec that allows for much greater flexibility for our visual designs. Subgrid allows us to set one grid on an entire page…

For this Googler, teaching code is a “drag”

June 20th, 2019

If you’re looking to learn how to code, there are tons of tutorials on YouTube—but only a few star a wise-cracking drag queen in a candy-colored wig. That’s Anna Lytical, who was dreamed up by Billy Jacobson, an engineer at Google’s New York office who wants to bring some drag to the tech world—and bring…

Helping businesses capture their identity with Google My Business

June 20th, 2019

Since launching Google My Business five years ago, we’ve helped more than 150 million local businesses connect with people who are looking for them online. Today, when people search for businesses, they’re on the hunt for something more specific–like “late night restaurants near Washington Square Park” or “rooftop happy hour with great cocktails.” And they’re …

WebAssembly brings Google Earth to more browsers

June 20th, 2019

About 14 years ago, Google Earth gave users a rush of excitement by allowing them to  zoom right in on their childhood homes. But that could happen only once they downloaded and installed the application. Earth was released as a native application because rendering the whole world in real time required advanced technologies that weren’t…

Managing WordPress Metadata in Gutenberg Using a Sidebar Plugin

June 20th, 2019

WordPress released their anticipated over to the post editor, nicknamed Gutenberg, which is also referred to as the block editor. It transforms a WordPress post into a collection of blocks that you can add, edit, remove and re-order in the layout. Before the official release, Gutenberg was available as a plugin and, during that time,…

So, you think you’ve got project management nailed down

June 20th, 2019

Who needs a project manager? You’re an organized person who can keep track of your own work, right? Wrong. Well, wrong if you’re part of a team. The thing about being self-organized is that it’s related to project management but not synonymous with it. Case in point: what happens if your project relies on someone…

On World Wi-Fi Day, celebrating a fast, free and open internet

June 20th, 2019

As a college student in Indonesia, Akbar dreamed of providing for his family through a career in software development. With low connectivity at school and no Wi-Fi at home, his opportunities to spend time studying online were limited.  Then in 2017 Google Station became available on his campus. Using the fast, free and open Wi-Fi,…

Supporting key education projects on World Refugee Day

June 20th, 2019

Editor’s Note: Google.org connects nonprofit innovators with Google resources to solve complex human challenges, and to ensure that everyone can participate in the digital economy. Jacqueline Strecker, Connected Education Officer from UNHCR, the United Nations’ refugee agency, shares more about the impact our grants and the programs they support have on refugee communities around the…