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The Dynamic Learning Project: helping deliver on the promise of tech in the classroom

July 27th, 2017

When it comes to schools, bridging the “digital divide” means more than providing access. While that gap isn’t yet closed, there’s another emerging equity imbalance that goes beyond computers or connectivity. This “second-level digital divide” is fueled by major differences in how effectively that technology is being used for teaching and learning. And it’s especially…

Introducing an original VR video series by MLB and Daydream

July 27th, 2017

Virtual reality helps filmmakers tell stories from a new perspective, bringing you into the action. The Daydream team works directly with creators of all types—movie studios, TV networks, musicians and YouTube Creators—to help bring their awesome ideas to (virtual) reality. We’ve partnered with Major League Baseball on some exciting VR experiences for Daydream, including the…

Working with the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research on digital skills in Italy

July 27th, 2017

This week we’ve announced a new agreement with Italy’s Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) to work together to bring increased digital skills training to Italian schools in an effort to ensure students are prepared for the workplaces of the future. We know that digitization is leading to job growth around the world, but…

Celebrate El Clasico on Google Search

July 27th, 2017

With more than 400 million viewers worldwide, El Clasico is one of fútbol’s (or soccer here in the U.S.!) storied matches. The head-to-head challenges between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are often remembered for the glittering performances of their protagonists on the pitch—of Cruyff, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Zidane. This week, Real and Barça meet again…

How Android and Pixel are changing the way musicians create

July 26th, 2017

If you happened to go to Google I/O this year—or tune in to the live stream—the hour leading up to the keynote featured a fun surprise: the band Parisi, filling Shoreline Amphitheatre with a wall of sound, using just four Pixel phones and modular musical instruments called ROLI BLOCKS. Parisi’s performance was powered by ROLI’s NOISE app,…

Hands-free help for new parents

July 26th, 2017

If you’re a new parent, chances are you have a lot of questions and lots of places to get information. Friends recommend books. Doctors help maintain feeding schedules. Family members give you grandma’s remedies. In the spirit of pitching in, we’ve pulled together some of the top baby-care related questions from Google Search to give…

Google named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms

July 26th, 2017

For multiple years now, Google Drive has been focused on the needs of large enterprises, because they have the most exciting and impactful problems we can solve. Enterprises are drowning in files, and there’s an immense opportunity to harness that information. Those files represent a company’s collective knowledge—every strategic plan, brainstorming note and financial plan—and…

Waze for Android Auto is here

July 26th, 2017

You asked, we heard you, and it’s official: starting today, Waze is available for Android Auto. If you have a car that supports Android Auto, you can now navigate with Waze via your vehicle’s in-car display, touch screens, steering wheel buttons, and other console-mounted controls. The power of the Waze Community will be right there…

Making the future work for everyone

July 26th, 2017

Over the last five years, Google.org has supported nonprofits around the globe that provide underserved people with the skills and connections they need to secure new opportunities and jobs. We’ve invested in organizations building economic opportunity within their communities: from Oakland Digital, which equips low-income students with skills in graphic design and web development, to…

Android Pay says “hola” to Spain

July 26th, 2017

If life’s all about savoring the moment, there may be nowhere that does it better than Spain. Between the culture, the food, and the people, the country has perfected the art of enjoying the present. And Android Pay is about to make that even easier to do. Today, we’re introducing ourselves to Spain, making it…