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Inner strength and inspiration: Dav Pilkey shares his story

February 19th, 2021

Growing up, Dav Pilkey struggled with feeling like he didn’t fit in. “When I was in second grade, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and what is now widely known as ADHD. Because of my behavioral challenges, I was often sent out in the school hallway and separated from my friends and classmates,” Dav, who’s one…

Startup advice from our Accelerator: Europe graduates

February 19th, 2021

Despite all of its challenges, 2020 was a year of rapid development and expansion for the inaugural class of the Google for Startups Accelerator: Europe, an intensive three-month program designed to help growth-stage companies build their businesses. Dialing in from six countries across Europe and Israel, the nine participating startups each spent over 150 hours…

Mistakes I’ve Made as an Engineering Manager

February 18th, 2021

I’ve been a manager for many years at companies of different scales. Through these experiences, I’ve done my share of learning, and made some mistakes along that way that were important lessons for me. I want to share those with you. But before diving in, I want to mention a strong caveat that my advice…

Marian Croak’s vision for responsible AI at Google

February 18th, 2021

Dr. Marian Croak has spent decades working on groundbreaking technology, with over 200 patents in areas such as Voice over IP, which laid the foundation for the calls we all use to get things done and stay in touch during the pandemic. For the past six years, she’s been a VP at Google working on…

February 2021 Node.js Security Releases

February 18th, 2021

Summary The Node.js project will release new versions of all supported release lines on or shortly after Tuesday, February 23th, 2021. One Critical severity issue One High severity issue One Low severity issue Impact The 15.x release line of Node.js is vulnerable to one critical severity issue, one high severity issue, and one low severity…

Things You Can Do With CSS Today

February 17th, 2021

Some nice coverage from Andy about CSS things that are truly new. If you haven’t looked at new things in CSS in, say, a year, I’d bet pretty much all of this will be new to you. A lot of it is cutting-edge enough that you might not be able to get it into projects…

How Cloud Solutions support students and schools

February 17th, 2021

The past year was a challenging one for educators, but the good news is that we’ve discovered solutions that will continue making learning more effective — whether schools operate in-person, in a hybrid model, or continue remotely. This year, more K-12 and Higher Ed schools turned to Cloud solutions to understand and drive student success…

Heads Up: Restriction on SharedArrayBuffers are coming in M91

February 17th, 2021

Starting in Chrome 91 (May, 2021), cross-origin isolation will be required on all platforms in order to access APIs like SharedArrayBuffer and performance.measureUserAgentSpecificMemory(). This brings our desktop platforms in line with Android, which shipped this restriction in Chrome 88. In order to continue using these APIs, ensure that your pages are cross-origin isolated by serving…

TAG Bulletin: Q1 2021

February 16th, 2021

This bulletin includes coordinated influence operation campaigns terminated on our platforms in Q1 2021. It was last updated on February 16, 2021. January We terminated 4 YouTube channels and 1 advertising account as part of our ongoing investigation into coordinated influence operations linked to Ukraine. This campaign uploaded content in Russian pertaining to current events…

WordPress 5.7 Beta 3

February 16th, 2021

WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 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 it. You can test the WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 in two ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select the Bleeding…