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First Public Working Draft: Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them

April 30th, 2020

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them. This document explores how testability and page-based conformance verification of the WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 accessibility guidelines are challenging to apply to a broad range of websites and web applications….

Stadia Savepoint: April updates

April 30th, 2020

We’re back with another update in our Stadia Savepoint series—here’s what happened in April. This month we welcomed everyone within our 14 launch countries to Stadia and gave gamers two months of free games with Stadia Pro. Stadia is now free and open to anyone who wants to create an account. Our most recent Stadia…

Googlers’ tips for staying connected from a distance

April 30th, 2020

Social distancing, by definition, makes it hard to get a healthy dose of human contact. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to keep in touch with friends and family that go beyond the standard phone call. We asked Googlers to share how they’re keeping family and friends close while staying a safe distance apart. We…

Some Innocent Fun With HTML Video and Progress

April 30th, 2020

The idea came while watching a mandatory training video on bullying in the workplace. I can just hear High School Geoff LOL-ing about a wimp like me have to watch that thing. But here we are. The video UI was actually lovely, but it was the progress bar that really caught my attention – or…

Reach your audience where they are now with Display & Video 360

April 30th, 2020

Media consumption habits are rapidly changing. Planning tools that are tightly connected to your media buying platform can help you reassess your media plans and quickly adjust your ad strategy to reach people where they are now. We’re expanding the reach forecasting capabilities in Display & Video 360 to offer a deduplicated view of expected…

Stopping bad ads to protect users

April 29th, 2020

People trust Google when they’re looking for information, and we’re committed to ensuring they can trust the ads they see on our platforms, too. This commitment is especially important in times of uncertainty, such as the past few months as the world has confronted COVID-19. Responding to COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak,…

18 Asia Pacific news organizations with big ideas

April 29th, 2020

Last October, we invited news organizations to apply to the second round of the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge in Asia Pacific: a call for new ideas to help journalism thrive in the digital age. Since then, the COVID-19 outbreak has affected publishers across the region, and, after discussions with publishers, we made the decision to go…

WordPress 5.4.1

April 29th, 2020

WordPress 5.4.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 17 bug fixes in addition to 7 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.4.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next…

Keeping spam off the Chrome Web Store

April 29th, 2020

Since the introduction of the Chrome Web Store in 2011, it has become the largest catalog of browser extensions with over 200,000 available to all of our users. This has helped millions of users to customize their browsing experience on Chrome in ways we could have never imagined, from niche utilities to companies building businesses…

Alpine.js: The JavaScript Framework That’s Used Like jQuery, Written Like Vue, and Inspired by TailwindCSS

April 29th, 2020

We have big JavaScript frameworks that tons of people already use and like, including React, Vue, Angular, and Svelte. Do we need another JavaScript library? Let’s take a look at Alpine.js and you can decide for yourself. Alpine.js is for developers who aren’t looking to build a single page application (SPA). It’s lightweight (~7kB gzipped)…