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A more responsible, innovative and helpful internet in Europe

September 3rd, 2020

Over the last 20 years, digital tools have played an increasingly important role in our everyday lives, in the societal debate, and in the economy. In 2020, many of us have found digital tools to be a real lifeline. We’ve used them to connect with loved ones and teach our children during the lockdown. Governments…

Digital talent and Taiwan’s economic recovery

September 3rd, 2020

Taiwanese graduate Katie knows the power of self-belief. As COVID-19 hit towards the end of her time at university, she was worried about the prospects of getting a job and nervous going into her interviews with potential employers. In the end, it wasn’t just her technical skills that helped her get a role with Phillips…

Summer 2020 Internship With the Angular Team

September 2nd, 2020

Photo by Emma Twersky TL;DR Our interns were phenomenal! Read on to find out why. We’ve just wrapped up our latest intern cohort on the Angular team. Please believe me when I tell you that there are some outstanding folks out there and we were lucky enough to get to work with a few of them. Because…

Giving users and developers more control over focus

September 2nd, 2020

Chrome 86 introduces two new features that improve both the user and developer experience when it comes to working with focus. The :focus-visible pseudo-class is a CSS selector that lets developers opt-in to the same heuristic the browser uses when it’s deciding whether to show a default focus indicator. This makes styling focus more predictable….

A safer and more private browsing experience on Android with Secure DNS

September 2nd, 2020

With Chrome 85, we are extending the support of Secure DNS in Chrome to Android. Secure DNS is a feature we introduced in Chrome 83 on desktop platforms. It’s a feature built on top of a secure DNS protocol called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), which is designed to improve your safety and privacy while browsing the web….

How to Use CSS Grid for Sticky Headers and Footers

September 2nd, 2020

CSS Grid is a collection of properties designed to make layout easier than it’s ever been. Like anything, there’s a bit of a learning curve, but Grid is honestly fun to work with once you get the hang of it. One area where it shines is dealing with headers and footers. With a little adjustment…

Partnering with NSF on human-AI collaboration

September 2nd, 2020

Today, in partnership with the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), we are announcing a National AI Research Institute for Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration. Google will provide $5 million in funding to support the Institute. We will also offer AI expertise, research collaborations, and Cloud support for Institute researchers and educators as they advance knowledge and progress…

Rachel Spivey helps Googlers find their “happy place”

September 1st, 2020

Rachel Spivey has been at a crossroads more than once during her 10 years at Google. “It can be challenging for anyone to navigate a large company, but it can feel especially isolating for underrepresented employees who might not see representation in leadership, or have sponsorship or an existing support network to lean on,” she…

WordPress 5.5.1 Maintenance Release

September 1st, 2020

WordPress 5.5.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 34 bug fixes, 5 enhancements, and 5 bug fixes for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.5, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.5.1 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process….

Army vet Eric L. Smith helps Cloud customers solve big problems

September 1st, 2020

Welcome to the latest installment of our blog series “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns, and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like, and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews. Today’s post is all about Eric L Smith, who got his first…