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Google at the UN General Assembly

September 17th, 2021

Next week, leaders from the government, civil society, and the business community will convene at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to discuss how we can work together to solve the world’s biggest challenges. If the past two years have shown us anything, it’s that tackling global problems like pandemics, economic inequality, and climate change…

Stadia Savepoint: August updates

September 3rd, 2021

It’s time for another update to our Stadia Savepoint series, recapping the new games, features and updates on Stadia. In August, Stadia Pro subscribers played through newly added games like PAW Patrol Mighty Pups: Save Adventure Bay, It Came From Space And Ate Our Brains, Epistory – Typing Chronicles, Killer Queen Black, Valkyria Chronicles 4…

Google in Asia Pacific: 10 proud moments from 20 years

August 31st, 2021

Twenty years ago this month, Google opened the doors of its first overseas office — in Tokyo. The office was rudimentary by today’s standards (the music system was a portable cassette deck). But our founders knew the Asia Pacific region would be central to Google’s mission of making information universally accessible. More importantly, Google also…

Supporting the future of computer science with the 2021 Google PhD Fellowships

August 30th, 2021

Since 2009, Google has been supporting top graduate students who want to make an impact on the future of technology. The Google PhD Fellowship program recognises candidates doing important and innovative research in computer science and related fields. In Australia and New Zealand, the program focuses on early-stage candidates. Winners receive fellowships which include a…

9 apps to help kids sharpen their coding skills

August 24th, 2021

Coding is a skill that’s now part of just about every discipline — and what’s more, it’s fun for kids to learn, and easy for parents and teachers to add to lessons at home or school. As kids get ready to go back to school and Chromebooks are once again on desks at home and…

Experience the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with Google and YouTube

August 24th, 2021

While some of the Tokyo 2020 Games are over, others are just beginning: The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are right around the corner. And just like earlier this summer, there are few ways you can enjoy the action from home. 1. Watch livestreams and highlights on YouTube Starting August 24, catch livestreams as well as…

Ripples Nigeria and the power of geojournalism

August 20th, 2021

In 2015, Samuel Ibemere and his colleagues founded Ripples Nigeria, an online newspaper that aims to bring data journalism into the mainstream. And they’re particularly focused on geojournalism: the harnessing of earth data to accurately report on big stories and important changes in the environment. “The media sector cannot stand by idly while other industries…

Explore our planet’s most unique places and cultures

August 19th, 2021

Our physical world is changing faster than ever. Climate change and global socio-economic shifts are threatening our magnificent natural landscapes and disrupting small communities. In keeping with this, there is value to be found in confronting and documenting our at-risk environment. For World Photography Day, we invite you to explore A World of Difference, a…

Get to know the Pixel 5a with 5G, arriving on August 26

August 17th, 2021

Introducing Pixel 5a with 5G, the latest A-series Pixel phone from Google with many of the helpful features users have grown to love (and a few new hardware additions) all at a more affordable price. The phone arrives on August 26 and includes IP67 water resistance, a powerful battery, Pixel’s impressive dual-camera system, and a…

Fashionably Fitbit: New smartwatch designer accessories

August 16th, 2021

Fitbit launched its first designer accessory collection in 2014, infusing high fashion into technology to help with the widespread adoption of wearables. Over the years, we’ve launched a variety of collections from designers like gorjana, Kim Shui, Pendleton, PH5, Public School, Tory Burch, and Vera Wang, that give you different ways to stay active, personalize…