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July 2021 NodeJS Security Releases

June 24th, 2021

Summary The Node.js project will release new versions of all supported release lines on or shortly after Thursday, July 1st, 2021. One High severity issue, and three Medium severity issues Impact The 16.x release line of Node.js is vulnerable to two medium severity issues. The 14.x release line of Node.js is vulnerable to two medium…

Doing our part for California’s monarch butterflies

June 24th, 2021

We’re always looking for ways to use our technology and resources to protect the planet and support our communities. This means setting moonshot goals — like operating entirely on carbon-free energy, every hour of every day by 2030, and it also means working together with governments and nonprofits, to address urgent and local sustainability issues…

A new Android smartphone and 5G partnership with Jio

June 24th, 2021

Editor’s note: Today, we announced the next steps in our partnership with Jio Platforms, including a new, affordable Jio smartphone built with an optimized version of Android OS and a new 5G collaboration powered by Google Cloud. The following is adapted from remarks delivered by Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, at Reliance Industries’…

WordPress 5.8 Beta 3

June 22nd, 2021

WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it is 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 3 in three ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select…

Helping schools prepare for what’s next in education

June 22nd, 2021

Today at The Anywhere School, we shared great new ways to use Google Classroom, Google Workspace for Education, Google Meet, and Chrome OS – all focused on helping teachers and school leaders continue to do the amazing work they do. Classroom is adapting for the future of learning and teaching Classroom strives to be the…

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 Google.org 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…