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Top 3 misconceptions about mobile ads

December 9th, 2019

Although ads are often a cornerstone of successful app businesses, some developers have misconceptions that hold them back from trying ads in their app. We thought it would be helpful to address some of the more common misconceptions we’ve heard to help app publishers uncover opportunities to increase their revenue. 1) Ads interrupt the app…

5 ways to beat holiday stress with the Google Assistant

December 6th, 2019

Five more gifts to buy, three projects to wrap up before the holiday break and one big family dinner to host. Anyone else have an end-of-the-year list like this? Here’s how the Google Assistant is helping me get through it all: 1. Stay organized with notes and lists If you’re like me, inspiration strikes when…

Our annual pay equity review

December 6th, 2019

Compensation should be based on what you do, not who you are. We design compensation to be fair and equitable from the outset—but because these are human processes, it’s important to double-check them. Each year we run a rigorous statistical analysis to make sure all new salaries, bonuses and equity awards are fair. We take…

Europe and Africa code weeks: 136,000 students learn to code

December 6th, 2019

Within the next 10 to 15 years, 90 percent of all jobs in Europe will require some level of technical education, and now is the time for the future workforce to start acquiring these skills. Computer Science (CS) programs all over the world are helping prepare students for the new global economy and helping them…

Cloud Covered: What was new in November on Google Cloud

December 5th, 2019

November was a cornucopia of Google Cloud news and tips, with new ways for companies to start using the cloud and improve the way they work. We’re thankful this season for all the ways the cloud can make everyday work easier, and for all the cool technology that just keeps evolving. Take this easy path…

International Volunteer Day: a spotlight on GoVolunteer

December 5th, 2019

In 2015, more than 1 million people sought asylum in Germany. Faced with this overwhelming humanitarian crisis, many Germans wanted to help but didn’t know-how. Inspired by his fellow citizens’ willingness to lend a hand, Malte Bedürftig founded GoVolunteer, an online platform connecting people and corporations to volunteering opportunities and social initiatives. After GoVolunteer joined…

Improving real-time data for newsrooms everywhere

December 5th, 2019

Earlier this year, in close collaboration with local news publishers, we created Realtime Content Insights (RCI) to help newsrooms around the world make quick, data-driven content and distribution decisions. With this free tool, journalists can identify which articles are the most popular among their readers, as well as what broader topics are trending online in…

How ultrasound sensing makes Nest displays more accessible

December 4th, 2019

Last year, I gave my 74-year-old father a Nest Hub for Christmas. Over the following months, I noticed he would often walk up to the device to read the information on the screen, because he couldn’t see it easily from across the room. I wondered if other people were having the same issue. My team…

Minimize distractions and get things done with Android’s Focus mode

December 4th, 2019

It’s that time of the year again—the home stretch before the holidays. It’s when we rally to make end-of-year deadlines or put our heads down to study for final exams. It also happens to be when we plan holiday travels, shop for gifts and coordinate festivities with family and friends, all while trying to balance…

Live from the North Pole, it’s Santa’s Village!

December 4th, 2019

Good day from Santa Tracker HQ! I’m Dimplesticks the Elf, news anchor for the North Pole Broadcasting Channel. This year, our candy-cane broadcast antenna extends beyond Santa’s Village with Google as our official global rebroadcast partner. Every day over the next three weeks, you can ask your Google Assistant for my reports from the top…