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What was new with Google Cloud in January 2020

February 7th, 2020

At Google Cloud, we kept the chill away in January with a flurry of news and tips. Warm-up to the latest in storage, security and more with our top news from the month. You’re cordially invited to our big cloud event. We announced Google Cloud Next ‘20, our annual event that brings together thousands of…

Helping Europeans succeed: Google’s impact in Europe

February 7th, 2020

Europe’s economy continues to grow, helped in part by the growing digital economy which creates jobs, increases productivity and business opportunities. Yet technology is also changing the way we access information and the way we work. That’s why Google partners with governments, industry, educators, and others to provide the right tools and training to make…

Version 9 of Angular Now Available— Project Ivy has arrived!

February 6th, 2020

Version 9 of Angular Now Available — Project Ivy has arrived! The 9.0.0 release of Angular is here! This is a major release that spans the entire platform, including the framework, Angular Material, and the CLI. This release switches applications to the Ivy compiler and runtime by default and introduces improved ways of testing components. This is one…

Protecting users from insecure downloads in Google Chrome

February 6th, 2020

Today we’re announcing that Chrome will gradually ensure that secure (HTTPS) pages only download secure files. In a series of steps outlined below, we’ll start blocking “mixed content downloads” (non-HTTPS downloads started on secure pages). This move follows a plan we announced last year to start blocking all insecure subresources on secure pages. Insecurely-downloaded files…

Browser Version Release Spectrum

February 5th, 2020

Whenever a browser upgrades versions, it’s a little marketing event, and rightly so. Looks like for Firefox it’s about once a month, Chrome is ~6 weeks, and Safari is once a year. Chrome 80 just dropped, as they say, and we get a video and blog post. What strikes me about releases like this these…

DEMAND: where live music meets data

February 5th, 2020

Back in 2006—before I started working at Google—I had a hypothesis that I could use Google Trends to predict the stock market. In most instances I was wrong, but it piqued my interest and led me to a new career path experimenting with supply-demand trends: from ticketing to the car manufacturing industry. Last year I…

Videos with fewer intrusive ads

February 5th, 2020

Chrome has always focused on creating the best possible experience for people browsing the web. We have a long history of protecting our users from annoying and harmful experiences—like blocking pop-up windows and warning users if a page has malware. For the last few years, we’ve worked to address a common complaint among Chrome users:…

For Wide Review: Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0

February 5th, 2020

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group with the Personalization Semantics Task Force has published an updated Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0 specification for wide review. For a short introduction to personalization and the related documents, see the Personalization Overview. The Working Group particularly requests review of section 3.1 action. Please send any comments by…

CSS4

February 4th, 2020

Tab Atkins in 2012: There has never been a CSS4. There will never be a CSS4. CSS4 is not a thing that exists. Rachel Andrew in 2016: While referring to all new CSS as CSS3 worked for a short time, it doesn’t reflect the reality of where CSS is today. If you read something about CSS3 Selectors, then what…

Google helps Switchboard support UK LGBT+ communities

February 4th, 2020

Every February people across the UK celebrate LGBT+ History Month, raising awareness about  LGBT+ communities. Based in London, Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline has supported LGBT+ people since the 1970s, just a few years after the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in the UK. Since then, they’ve witnessed and shaped many more milestones of UK LGBT+ history, helping…