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Supporting quality journalism in Europe

October 1st, 2020

Every day, millions of people in Europe use Google to find information. In today’s uncertain and fast-changing world, quality journalism is more important than ever. That’s why our goal in Search is to provide you with the most relevant and authoritative information available. We share a common cause with news publishers: supporting quality journalism to…

Powering economic recovery through retail

September 30th, 2020

Progetto Quid is a small fashion business in Verona, Italy that provides employment opportunities for women coming out of difficult situations. When the company closed its stores during the lockdown, it started making non-medical masks,  safeguarding its business, and the future of its workers. Within two months they’d sold 700,000 masks, using Google Ads to…

Supporting a greener future in Europe

September 16th, 2020

This week, Google announced that we’ve eliminated our entire carbon legacy since the company was founded, as well as our most ambitious sustainability goal yet—we aim to operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy in all our data centers and campuses worldwide by 2030. That means that every email you send through Gmail, every question you ask…

“Accelerating Retail” in Europe, Middle East and Africa

August 27th, 2020

Online tools have been a lifeline for many in lockdown, helping people stay connected with loved ones, work remotely, access news and information, and shop for essentials. The use of technology by people and businesses leaped forward perhaps five years over a period of eight weeks, and internet usage increased by 60 percent. Changes in…

Helping European news publishers succeed online

July 6th, 2020

During the pandemic, demand for local news has grown as people try to stay up to date. COVID-19 has also increased the financial challenges many of these news publishers face. It’s now more important than ever to support local news, and that’s why we are introducing the Digital Growth Program from the Google News Initiative…

Protecting Europe’s workers: The urgent need for skills

June 15th, 2020

In recent years, new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics have helped companies increase efficiency and productivity and become more competitive on the global stage. But with these technological advances come challenges for governments and employers: in the short term, technology can fundamentally change the way people work, and in the long term…