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People of WordPress: Fike Komala

May 10th, 2021

WordPress is open source software, maintained by a global network of contributors. There are many examples of how WordPress has changed people’s lives for the better. In this monthly series, we share some of the amazing stories that are not as well known. Creating content with WordPress and blogging helped Fike Komala, from Indonesia, build…

Adjusted timeline for SharedArrayBuffers

May 10th, 2021

Back in February, we announced that cross-origin isolation will be required on all platforms in order to access APIs like SharedArrayBuffer and performance.measureUserAgentSpecificMemory() starting in Chrome 91. Based on your feedback and issues reported, we’ve decided to adjust the timeline for SharedArrayBuffer usage in none cross-origin isolated sites to be restricted in Chrome 92. Your…

Our 54 Doodle for Google winners show their strength

May 10th, 2021

In January, we kicked off the 13th annual Doodle for Google contest by inviting K-12 students across the country to submit their artistic interpretations of this year’s contest theme “I am strong because…”. The COVID-19 pandemic has truly shown me, and many of our contest applicants, how important it is to stay strong when you’re…

No mountain? No problem: This Googler DIYed a rock wall

May 7th, 2021

As a communications manager, Milan-based Googler Andrea Cristallini knows the importance of connecting with others through shared experiences. So when his partner Silvia suggested they start a sport together, he was excited to bond over something new. In December 2019, they went rock climbing together at a local gym for the first time and then…

Helping protect people from financial fraud in the U.K.

May 6th, 2021

Over the last few years, people in the U.K. have been targeted by increasingly sophisticated scammers on and offline. According to UK Finance, in 2020, total fraud loss was £1.26 billion. Criminal gangs are using multiple malicious methods, including phishing emails, spoof phone calls and texts, shopping scams and impersonation scams, as well as scam…

Plan a perfect weekend with new Google Assistant features

May 6th, 2021

Moms everywhere can likely agree that this year (and then some) has had us working overtime. As a mom of two who’s working at home, I know that’s how I’ve felt. Maybe that’s why I’m extra excited for Mother’s Day this year. And just in time, there are a few new Google Assistant features my…

A hybrid approach to work

May 5th, 2021

Sundar sent the following email to Google employees earlier today.  Hi Googlers, We’ve spent the last year focused on supporting employees during the pandemic. I hope the extra benefits such as Carer’s Leave, the work-from-home allowance, the extra reset days, and the ability to work from wherever you need have been helpful in getting through…

Progress Delayed Is Progress Denied

May 5th, 2021

The bombshell article of the week is from Alex Russell of Google/Chrome. Alex has long been super critical of Apple, particularly about how there is literally no option to run any other browser than Safari on iOS. This article isn’t just fist-waving about that, but a dissertation accusing Apple of real harm to the web…

The Month in WordPress: April 2021

May 4th, 2021

As WordPress grows, both in usage as a CMS and in participation as a community, it’s important for us to shed the idea that software creation is only about what literally can be done to code or what literally can be done to the core of what literally can be done to the CMS. That…

W3C opens Advisory Board (AB) election

May 4th, 2021

The W3C Advisory Committee has nominated seven individuals, and is invited today to vote until 2 June 2020 for six seats in the W3C Advisory Board (AB) election. Please, read the statements of the nominees. Created in March 1998, the Advisory Board provides ongoing guidance to the W3C Team on issues of strategy, management, legal…