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A digital jobs program to help America’s economic recovery

July 13th, 2020

Technology has been a lifeline to help many small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. And online tools can help people get new skills and find good-paying jobs. Nearly two-thirds of all new jobs created since 2010 require either high-level or medium-level digital skills. This presents a challenge for many job seekers, as well as to…

Investing in India’s digital future

July 12th, 2020

Editor’s note: Today at Google for India, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a $10 billion Google for India Digitization Fund to help accelerate India’s digital economy. Below is an edited transcript of his remarks. Watch the full event here.  Google for India is always a really special time, and I only wish I could be…

An Eleventy Starter with Tailwind CSS and Alpine.js

July 10th, 2020

When I decided to try to base my current personal website on Eleventy, I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel: I tested all the Eleventy starters built with Tailwind CSS that I could find in Starter Projects from the documentation. Many of the starters seemed to integrate Tailwind CSS in a contrived way. Also, some…

Learn more about what you see on Google Images

July 8th, 2020

In recent years, we’ve made Google Images more useful by helping you explore beyond the image itself. For example, there are captions on thumbnail images in search results, Lens lets you search within images you find, and you can explore similar ideas with the Related Images feature. All of these improvements have the common goal…

New training programs for European and Israeli startups

July 8th, 2020

Starting a successful company is a difficult job for anyone. But because the startup playing field isn’t level, some entrepreneurs have a tougher time than others. Many women and BIPOC founders have comparatively limited access to capital, mentorship, talent, and networking opportunities. More than 7 in 8 people working for European startups identify as Caucasian…

Five years of Google for Startups in Korea

July 7th, 2020

I found my passion for supporting startups during my first visit to Pakistan in 2013. After working at Google for more than three years, I’d decided to take on a project helping women entrepreneurs in the Asia Pacific. That’s how I ended up speaking to Pakistani university students, hearing from talented female founders with a…

Displaying the Current Step with CSS Counters

July 7th, 2020

Say you have five buttons. Each button is a step. If you click on the fourth button, you’re on step 4 of 5, and you want to display that. This kind of counting and displaying could be hard-coded, but that’s no fun. JavaScript could do this job as well. But CSS? Hmmmm. Can it? CSS…

WordPress 5.5 Beta 1

July 7th, 2020

WordPress 5.5 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.5 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding…

Meet your marketing objectives with helpful tools and automation

July 7th, 2020

Consumer behaviors, habits, and schedules are shifting faster than ever. Google data shows that searches have surged in the past month for sprinkler controls in the United States, mechanical puzzles in Germany, and powered hand fans in Japan. Keeping pace with these trends can be difficult, especially if the pandemic has impacted your business. Marketers…

Group Notes: Extensions to the OWL-Time Ontology — entity relations & temporal aggregates

July 7th, 2020

The Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group has published two First Public Interest Group Notes: Extensions to the OWL-Time Ontology – entity relations Extensions to the OWL-Time Ontology – temporal aggregates OWL-Time [owl-time] is an ontology for temporal entities and relations between them. OWL-Time defines simple temporal entities (intervals and instants). The entity relations…