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New ways to get around with Google Maps on iOS

August 10th, 2020

Google Maps helps you find places to go, things to do, and how to get there—no matter what device you’re using. With compatibility for Apple’s CarPlay Dashboard and a new app for the Apple Watch, people using iOS devices can safely and easily navigate with Google Maps right from their car or wrist. Get things…

From IT Certificate completers to Googlers

August 10th, 2020

Like many success stories, our journey to create the Google IT Support Certificatewas inspired by a challenge: We had issues finding qualified candidates to fill our own IT, support team. We developed the Google IT Support Certificate (IT Cert for short), which requires no experience or degree and helps prepare people for entry-level jobs in…

In support of interoperability

August 7th, 2020

Open software interfaces have been an integral part of the innovation economy. They enable the interoperability that has always let software developers build on each other’s work. And the interoperability of open software interfaces is what lets different technologies like apps work together on a variety of devices and platforms: That’s why you can take…

News Brief: July updates from the Google News Initiative

August 6th, 2020

As newsrooms face steep advertising declines during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re focusing on programs to help grow revenue for news organizations. As the nature of working continues to change, publishers are investing in digital growth and sharing their findings with the news industry through virtual events. Read on for July updates from the Google News…

How Bridge Michigan turned new readers into paying members

August 6th, 2020

In November 2018, during an important state election, Bridge Michigan set an all-time record for monthly readers, with 380,287 people heading to our site for news. We thought it’d be a long time before we saw another month with a similar rise in audience numbers. But in March 2020, when COVID-19 surfaced in Michigan, we…

Japan prepares for a changing economy

August 5th, 2020

This summer, Japan was meant to be hosting visitors from around the world at the Olympic Games. Instead, Japan’s people and businesses are confronting the significant and lasting impact of COVID-19. While the postponement of the Games was disappointing, the immediate task is to make the necessary changes to deal with the pandemic and get…

A Creative Summer with Arts & Culture Experiments

August 5th, 2020

With so many artifacts and historic treasures from museums and cultural institutions around the world to explore on Google Arts & Culture, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why our Creative Coders like to experiment with playful tools for you to discover the hidden gems curated by our many partner…

Tap into intent to generate leads

August 5th, 2020

Consumers are more engaged with businesses who can meet their needs from home right now–and they’re more willing to move on to those who can. In June, a Google/Ipsos survey showed that 32 percent of U.S. consumers shopped online with a brand they hadn’t before COVID-19.1 This is an opportunity for businesses to connect with…

Grow your games business with new ads solutions

August 4th, 2020

Whether it’s to join the latest multiplayer craze or dive back into an old favorite, user interest in gaming worldwide continues to rise as people spend more time at home. In fact, our data shows that global searches for “best online games” between February and April were up over 100 percent compared to the same…

Support for Southeast Asian startups tackling big challenges

August 4th, 2020

Southeast Asia’s startups have helped build a thriving internet economy. Now, they have an equally important role to play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic—and in tackling some of the biggest challenges Southeast Asia faces around education, health, e-commerce, logistics, and financial technology. In June, we launched Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia, a…