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The Expanding Gamut of Color on the Web

May 27th, 2020

CSS was introduced to the web all the way back in 1996. At the time, most computer monitors were pretty terrible. The colors of CSS — whether defined with the RGB, HSL, or hexadecimal format — catered to the monitors of the time, all within the sRGB colorspace. Most newer devices have a wide-gamut display….

TAG Bulletin: Q1 2020

May 27th, 2020

This bulletin includes coordinated influence operation campaigns terminated on our platforms in Q1 of 2020. It was last updated on May 27, 2020. January We terminated 3 YouTube channels as part of our ongoing investigation into coordinated influence operations linked to Iran. The campaign was linked to the Iranian state-sponsored International Union of Virtual Media…

Updates about government-backed hacking and disinformation

May 27th, 2020

On any given day, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) is tracking more than 270 targeted or government-backed attacker groups from more than 50 countries. Our team of analysts and security experts is focused on identifying and stopping issues like phishing campaigns, zero-day vulnerabilities and hacking against Google, our products and our users. Today, we’re sharing…

Inspire new customers in their moments of discovery

May 27th, 2020

Last year we introduced Discovery ads as a new way to help people discover and engage with your brand as they scroll through their favorite content. In April, we made Discovery ads generally available for all advertisers globally. For the first time, you can reach up to 2.9 billion people as they explore their interests…

The big story behind a little Blue Dot

May 27th, 2020

Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn more about Google’s mental health resources and tools.  A few years ago, Jenny Fandrianto noticed a sticker on a colleague’s laptop that read “ask me about Blue Dot.” So, she did. She learned Blue Dot is a network of Googlers who simply listen to those who…

Celebrating 10 years of WebM and WebRTC

May 27th, 2020

Ten years ago, Google planted the seeds for two foundational web media technologies, hoping they would provide the roots for a more vibrant internet. Two acquisitions, On2 Technologies and Global IP Solutions, led to a pair of open source projects: the WebM Project, a family of cutting edge video compression technologies (codecs) offered by Google…

Responsive web design turns ten.

May 27th, 2020

Ethan on the thinking and research that inspired the term: Around that time, my partner Elizabeth visited the High Line in New York City shortly after it opened. When she got back, she told me about these wheeled lounge chairs she saw in one section, and how people would move them apart for a bit of solitude, or push a few…

Google’s new tools help businesses during COVID-19

May 27th, 2020

Running a business requires a whole lot of ingenuity and perseverance. It’s those same qualities that are helping local businesses adapt, and even thrive, in today’s new normal. To adjust, business owners are increasingly turning to digital tools. According to a newly released report by the Connected Commerce Council, nearly one in three small business…

A Guide to the Responsive Images Syntax in HTML

May 26th, 2020

This guide is about the HTML syntax for responsive images (and a little bit of CSS for good measure). The responsive images syntax is about serving one image from multiple options based on rules and circumstances. There are two forms of responsive images, and they’re for two different things: If your only goal is… Increased…

Working from home and the office

May 26th, 2020

Sundar sent the following email to Google employees earlier today. Hi Googlers, As mentioned in our last TGIF, we’ll be approaching the return to the office with a gradual, phased approach, taking both team and individual needs and preferences into account: we are taking slow, deliberate steps to begin re-opening offices in areas where they…