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Google News Lab powers digital journalism training for Africa

June 8th, 2017

For journalists, recent advances in digital technology present compelling new opportunities to discover, tell and share stories—like this one from the Mail & Guardian that uses Google My Maps to highlight top water wasters in metro areas during the drought. But learning how to use new digital tools for reporting can be intimidating or even…

We wear culture: Discover why we wear what we wear with Google Arts & Culture

June 8th, 2017

Are you wearing jeans today? Is there a floral tie or a black dress hanging in your wardrobe? Remember those platform shoes from the ‘90s? These have one thing in common: They all tell a story, sometimes spanning hundreds of years of history. As the legendary Vogue editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland once said, “You can even…

English county council saves millions switching to G Suite and Chromebooks

June 7th, 2017

A day in the life of an employee at Northumberland County Council in northern England involves everything from running schools, repairing roads or literally putting out fires. It’s work that never stops and that stretches across a rural area the size of Greater London with 330,000 citizens and three million sheep. Two years ago, the…

Celebrating five years of Campus, a home for startups

June 7th, 2017

We’re big believers in the power of startups to fuel progress and build businesses that make a positive impact—on individuals, communities and economies. But most great startups don’t go it alone: A supportive community is critical to their success. That’s why five years ago, we opened the doors of Campus London and Campus Tel Aviv,…

Experience the songlines of Uluṟu with Google Maps Street View and Story Spheres

June 7th, 2017

In the heart of Australia’s red center lies the UNESCO World Heritage site, Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. It is deeply sacred to the Aṉangu people, who have lived there for more than 30,000 years. It’s also home to a wide range of species—21 mammals, 73 reptiles, 178 birds—and Australia’s most iconic natural landmark, Uluṟu. Starting today,…

Sell smarter with ProsperWorks for G Suite

June 6th, 2017

If you want to scale your business, you’ve likely invested in a CRM solution to manage sales workflows and speed up data-driven decision-making – but, CRMs have become a clunky epicenter for team collaboration. You need actionable data insights to drive deals forward, which often require a CRM tool that integrates with the apps you…

Teaching why, not how: My takeaways from Google’s certification training

June 6th, 2017

Editor’s note: Donnie Piercey is a fifth grade social studies teacher and technology integration specialist at Eminence Independent Schools in Eminence, KY. In this post, part of Google for Education PD Week, he shares his experience of becoming a Google Certified Educator. PD Week is an opportunity for educators to learn new ways to connect with…

Daydream Labs: Locomotion in VR

June 6th, 2017

Getting from Point A to Point B in real life is relatively straightforward, but in virtual reality, it can be difficult to build an experience where moving through a 3D environment feels natural. VR developers need to prevent motion sickness to keep people comfortable in VR, and the user experience for moving around—also known as…

“Be Internet Awesome”: Helping kids make smart decisions online

June 6th, 2017

As a parent, I’m constantly talking with my two daughters about how they use the Internet. The way they use it to explore, create and learn inspires me to do my best work at Google, where I lead a team making products that help families and kids have positive experiences online. But for kids to…

Big dreams and bright ideas from Singaporean kids who code

June 6th, 2017

13-year-old Celeste Low’s dream has always been to be a spy and be able to send encrypted messages to people. While she may have some way to go before she becomes an undercover agent, the coding skills Celeste has picked up through Code in the Community have enabled her to build a tool that allows…