First Public Working Draft: Web Neural Network API

June 21st, 2021

The Web Machine Learning Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Web Neural Network API. This document describes a dedicated low-level API for neural network inference hardware acceleration. Read more in the blog post about context on this work.

Here to help more small businesses succeed

June 21st, 2021

Sashee Chandran, founder of tea company Tea Drops, noticed in 2020 that there were spikes on Google Search for terms like “boba” and “boba shop.” So she created a boba kit and grew her revenue by 350%. Fat Witch Bakery, founded in 1991 with only one brownie recipe, relied on their storefront for 50% of their…

A new destination for creative and media collaboration

June 20th, 2021

Captivating creatives remind us that great advertising is an art form and a competitive advantage for brands. Technology is fundamental to the creative process, but designers, agencies, brands, and media planners are looking for better ways to work together to create beautiful ads and effective campaigns. We’re introducing Ads Creative Studio, a unified home for…

Authorized Translation of WCAG 2.1 in Norwegian

June 18th, 2021

The World Wide Web Consortium published the Authorized Norwegian Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Retningslinjer for universell utforming av nettinnhold (WCAG) 2.1. The Lead Translation Organization for this Authorized Translation was the Digitaliseringsdirektoratet (Norwegian Digitalisation Agency). Translations in other languages are listed in WCAG 2 Translations. W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) particularly…

A conversation between two changemakers uplifting women

June 17th, 2021

This is the first in a three-part series of interviews between expert panelists for the Impact Challenge for Women and Girls.  As the President and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership, I lead an organization that invests in women leaders solving the world’s greatest challenges — from gender-based violence to the climate crisis to…

Accelerating health and wellbeing startups in Europe

June 17th, 2021

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it, and around the world, startup founders are stepping up to solve new and unforeseen challenges with agility, resilience, and innovative technology. In particular, the pandemic spurred a high demand for digital health and wellbeing solutions. Germany alone reported a 1,000% increase in telehealth offerings — with more…

Inline Styles as Classes

June 16th, 2021

If you’re abhorred by using inline styles, just move that style to the class attribute! And then make sure you have CSS in place that, ya know, does what it says on the box. I’ve revolutionized CSS. — Sam Thorogood (@samthor) June 10, 2021 OK lemme dig in and totally ruin the joke. First…

My year helping India – and honoring a family legacy

June 15th, 2021

GoogleServe is our annual company-wide volunteering campaign that takes place every June. In the spirit of celebrating our Googlers that dedicate time to volunteer, this month, we will feature inspiring stories from Googlers across the world as they share how they are helping their local communities. This week, we shine a spotlight on Suresh Vedula…

WordPress 5.8 Beta 2

June 15th, 2021

WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 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 5.8 Beta 2 in two ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select the Bleeding…

First Public Working Draft of MiniApp Lifecycle

June 15th, 2021

The MiniApps Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of MiniApp Lifecycle. This specification defines the MiniApp lifecycle events and the process to manage MiniApp and each page’s lifecycle. Implementing this specification enables the user agent to manage the lifecycle events of both the global application lifecycle and the page lifecycle. The Working…