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Still Dreaming: A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18th, 2021

Today, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through reflecting on our history and volunteering our time to help our communities. At Google, we see his enormous contributions and his impact on the fight for equality as reflected in Americans’ search interests. He’s the most-searched civil rights movement led to a date,…

Google’s $53 billion impact in Australia

January 17th, 2021

Today, I’m pleased to launch Google’s 2020 Economic Impact Report – a look at our role in Australia which shows we’re providing businesses and our users with a combined $53 billion in benefits every year. Key findings: 1.3 million businesses receive $39 billion in benefits through increased revenues, millions of connections with customers and greater…

AG Paxton’s misleading attack on our ad tech business

January 17th, 2021

In December, Texas Attorney General Paxton filed a complaint about our ad-tech business and hired contingency-fee plaintiff lawyers to handle the case. We look forward to showing in court why AG Paxton’s allegations are wrong. But given some of the misleading claims that have been circulating—in particular, the inaccurate portrayal of our well-publicized “Open Bidding”…

On Auto-Generated Atomic CSS

January 15th, 2021

Robin Weser’s “The Shorthand-Longhand Problem in Atomic CSS” in an interesting journey through a tricky problem. The point is that when you take on the job of converting something HTML and CSS-like into actual HTML and CSS, there are edge cases that you’ll have to program yourself out of if you even can at all….

Limiting Private API availability in Chromium

January 15th, 2021

During a recent audit, we discovered that some third-party Chromium-based browsers were able to integrate Google features, such as Chrome sync and Click to Call, that is only intended for Google’s use. This meant that a small fraction of users could sign into their Google Account and store their personal Chrome sync data, such as…

Building an Ethereum app using Redwood.js and Fauna

January 14th, 2021

With the recent climb of Bitcoin’s price over 20k $USD, and to it recently breaking 30k, I thought it’s worth taking a deep dive back into creating Ethereum applications. Ethereum, as you should know by now, is a public (meaning, open-to-everyone-without-restrictions) blockchain that functions as a distributed consensus and data processing network, with the data…

Happy 20th Birthday, Drupal

January 14th, 2021

Today, on Drupal’s 20th birthday, we are kicking off celebrations that will last throughout 2021. Together, let’s celebrate 20 years of Drupal and our Community – the inspired makers that keep Drupal innovative. As part of this 20-year milestone, we celebrate our community of more than 100,000 contributors who made Drupal what it is today,”…

A key milestone for privacy-centric measurement on YouTube

January 14th, 2021

In October of 2019, we announced that we are continuing to take action to limit the pixels we allow on YouTube, while investing in our cloud-based, privacy-centric measurement and analytics solution called Ads Data Hub. This solution provides three benefits for marketers. First, Ads Data Hub ensures end-user privacy by enforcing privacy checks and aggregating…

How to Make GraphQL and DynamoDB Play Nicely Together

January 14th, 2021

Serverless, GraphQL, and DynamoDB are a powerful combination for building websites. The first two are well-loved, but DynamoDB is often misunderstood or actively avoided. It’s often dismissed by folks who consider it only worth the effort “at scale.” That was my assumption, too, and I tried to stick with a SQL database for my serverless…

Google completes Fitbit acquisition

January 14th, 2021

For more than a decade, Fitbit has helped people around the world live healthier, more active lives. A clear pioneer in the industry, Fitbit built a vibrant community of more than 29 million active users by creating amazing wearable devices and immersive wellness experiences. Today, I’m excited to announce that Google has completed its acquisition…