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#teampixel always gets the shot

August 3rd, 2017

Pixel photographers know that the best image isn’t always the most obvious one. Sometimes you get it by looking up—sometimes by looking down. It might be close up, or framed by something unexpected. But if you keep your eyes open, it’s there. Take a look at what #teampixel saw this week: Left: guigurui finds a…

Save that thought: How Instrument uses Jamboard to capture and share ideas

August 3rd, 2017

We all brainstorm differently. As Avi Couillard, a Senior Strategist at the digital agency Instrument, puts it: “Some people need to noodle on an idea, some need to converse with their team about it, and some need to visit it on their own terms.” For agencies like Instrument, inspiration can strike at any place and…

Around the Globe – Fundación Todo Mejora supports LGBT youth

August 2nd, 2017

Todo Mejora means “it gets better”—and it’s this message that the Chile-based nonprofit has worked tirelessly to advocate for. In the wake of continual LGBT discrimination around the world, Fundación Todo Mejora strives to support the LGBT adolescents who face discrimination, including those considering committing suicide. Chile has one of the highest levels of suicide…

Plan your next adventure with the new Google Earth for iOS app

August 2nd, 2017

Summer is one of my favorite seasons. It’s a time to travel with my family, for discovering new places and creating new memories. Google Earth is where I turn to for travel ideas. Just last month I was exploring Canada’s National Parks. Inspired by the beautiful outdoor imagery, I’m planning to hit the road with…

10 ways we’re making Classroom and Forms easier for teachers this school year

August 1st, 2017

We’ve seen educators do incredible things with G Suite for Education tools: creatively teach classroom material, collaborate with students, and design innovative assignments to achieve meaningful outcomes. Classroom is a useful tool for teachers, and since it launched three years ago, students have submitted more than 1 billion assignments. This year, we’re sending teachers back…

New badges to help you discover and take action on Image Search

August 1st, 2017

Google Image Search helps you surf shots of your favorite people, places and things as well as research products, destinations, dishes and styles. Now on the Google app for Android and mobile web, we’re adding relevant badges to images indicating what else you can discover with a single tap. These badges will help you uncover…

Gboard for iPhone adds drawing, Maps and YouTube

July 31st, 2017

To all the Gboard fans out there: we’re adding some clutch additions to your favorite keyboard companion. Now with a tap of the G button, you’ll have access to both Maps and YouTube, making it easier than ever to share location and video content in any messaging app.   Whether you’re coordinating a rendezvous point…

The High Five: drive-thru and carry on

July 28th, 2017

Lyft meets late night tacos, pop stars meet politicians and travelers will meet a new TSA rule. Meet five of this week’s top searched trends, with data compiled by the Google News Lab.  Five stars for tacos This is how it’s done in Orange County. Testing out Lyft’s new Taco Mode, people can make a late…

Confronting racial injustice 100 years after the Silent Parade

July 28th, 2017

It was a mid-summer day in New York City. Nearly 10,000 African Americans—men, women and children—gathered on Fifth Avenue. The women wore white; the men dark suits. They were there to protest. Yet there were no songs or chants. They marched in silence, demanding an end to racial violence in America. The date was July…

A Significant Step Toward Modernizing Our Surveillance Laws

July 28th, 2017

Last month, our General Counsel Kent Walker delivered a speech calling for a fundamental realignment of government access statutes in light of the growing role that technology plays in our daily lives, the expectation that communications should remain private, and the very real security threats that governments need to investigate. In conjunction with the speech,…