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Get the scoop: The ice cream America is searching for

July 19th, 2019

Nothing says summer like the jingle of an ice cream truck—and cooling off with a (quickly melting) tasty treat. But these days, Americans aren’t just settling for chocolate and vanilla.  To celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 21, we’ve rounded up this year’s top trending ice cream-related searches across the U.S.—and found more people…

“We did it”: Today’s Doodle for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

July 18th, 2019

Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969, astronauts from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission stepped foot on the moon. Today, you can relive the Apollo 11 journey from blast-off to re-entry in an epic video Doodle narrated by former astronaut and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins.  Collins was one of three astronauts on the…

Protecting private browsing in Chrome

July 18th, 2019

Chrome’s Incognito Mode is based on the principle that you should have the choice to browse the web privately. At the end of July, Chrome will remedy a loophole that has allowed sites to detect people who are browsing in Incognito Mode. This will affect some publishers who have used the loophole to deter metered…

A moonlit tribute to a moon landing icon

July 18th, 2019

“There was no choice but to be pioneers.”  That’s how Margaret Hamilton describes working on the software that put us on the moon. Margaret led the team that developed the onboard flight software for all of NASA’s manned Apollo missions, including Apollo 11’s historic moon landing. With the anniversary of that moon landing approaching, Google…

The Compass Experiment is navigating local news in Ohio

July 18th, 2019

I fell in love with journalism while growing up in Ohio, and later while in college at Kent State University. As a student, I tried—and failed—to get an internship at a nearby newspaper I admired, the Youngstown Vindicator.  But now, 150 years after it started, The Vindicator is closing on August 31. That will leave…

Step up your interviewing game with Byteboard

July 17th, 2019

I’ve worked as a software engineer on Google products like Photos and Maps for four years. But if you asked me to interview for a new role today, I doubt most technical interviews would accurately measure my skills. I would need to find time to comb through my college computer science books, practice coding theory…

When you can’t find the words, 65 new emoji are here for you

July 17th, 2019

Are you a 🥳person or a 💃person? Or maybe you’re more of a 💝💖💓💞💕💖❣ person than a simple 🥰person. Either way it’s time to celebrate what is arguably the most important day of the year, World Emoji Day. Never heard of it? That’s ok, you can look forward to 65 new emoji that we’re releasing…

Explore art and color in our latest AR gallery

July 17th, 2019

Abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky said, “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” That’s hard to dispute when you consider the melancholy blues and greens of Picasso’s early Blue Period, or the vibrant yellows of a simple vase of Sunflowers by Van Gogh. Color has also inspired the latest “Pocket Gallery” on Google Arts…

Real-time bikeshare information in Google Maps rolls out to 24 cities

July 16th, 2019

Bikesharing is booming as this two-wheeled technology transforms how people get from A to B in cities around the planet. With an estimated 1,600 bikeshare systems and more than 18 million shared bikes in urban centers worldwide, bikesharing has gone mainstream. And for good reason–it’s a convenient, affordable, fun and hassle-free way to get around. …

How we keep Search relevant and useful

July 15th, 2019

When you come to Google Search, our goal is to connect you with useful information as quickly as possible. That information can take many forms, and over the years the search results page has evolved to include not only a list of blue links to pages across the web, but also useful features to help…