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A crabtivating journey: Street View joins a crab migration of millions on Christmas Island

December 7th, 2017

From herds of elephants in Kenya to penguins in Antarctica and frogs in the Amazon, the Street View Trekker has met some charming characters on its journeys around the world.  This week, Street View is venturing to Christmas Island, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, to join more than 45 million local residents…

Google Drive recognized as a leader by Forrester for File Sync and Share (EFSS) cloud solutions

December 6th, 2017

We’re designing cloud-based solutions to help teams become more knowledgeable and more effective. Businesses like Whirlpool are turning to Google Drive because they need more secure, friction-free tools to help them house—and more importantly, share—collective company knowledge. Our continued efforts to help businesses collaborate in the cloud have not gone unnoticed. Today, Drive has been…

Security enhancements and more for enterprise Chrome browser customers

December 6th, 2017

When it comes to Chrome, security is one of our most important considerations—and that’s especially true when it comes to our enterprise users. We’re always looking for ways to further protect enterprises from potential dangers like ransomware, malware, and other vulnerabilities.  Chrome browser has been validated by third parties as a frontrunner in enterprise browser…

Teaming up with SocialWorks to bring computer science to Chicago Public Schools

December 6th, 2017

Today, 5th grade students at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Academy in Chicago got a surprise. It was cool enough that they were doing a coding activity with Chicago Googlers as a part of Computer Science Education Week—but then another Chicago native joined the fun. When Chance The Rapper arrived, there were shouts of excitement and…

Pivot to the cloud: intelligent features in Google Sheets help businesses uncover insights

December 6th, 2017

When it comes to data in spreadsheets, deciphering meaningful insights can be a challenge whether you’re a spreadsheet guru or data analytics pro. But thanks to advances in the cloud and artificial intelligence, you can instantly uncover insights and empower everyone in your organization—not just those with technical or analytics backgrounds—to make more informed decisions….

METRO AG, Viessmann and BOTfriends move onto Google Cloud

December 6th, 2017

Google Cloud Summit took place in Munich today—the biggest cloud event in the Germany-Austria-Switzerland region. There, we announced collaborations with three well-known German companies of different sizes, from different industries and each facing different challenges. With more than 150,000 employees in 25 countries and sales of more than 36 billion euros, METRO Group is one of…

Improving Search and discovery on Google

December 5th, 2017

Search is not just about answering your questions—it’s also about discovery. We search to explore new topics of interest, to find new angles to ideas or things we think we already know, or even to uncover information that we didn’t even think to ask about. Over the years, we’ve developed many features to help you…

There’s no failure, just opportunity: a teacher’s journey to code

December 5th, 2017

Computer Science Education Week is an annual event to get kids excited about the possibilities of coding. As a part of CSEdWeek this year, we unveiled a new coding activity that lets students create their own Google logo, using block-based coding and video tutorials. Abigail Ramirez, a middle school teacher from Pomona Unified School District,…

Get ready for AI to help make your business more productive

December 5th, 2017

Editor’s note: Companies are evaluating how to use artificial intelligence to transform how they work. Nicholas McQuire, analyst at CCS Insight, reflects on how businesses are using machine learning and assistive technologies to help employees be more …

Gain a deeper understanding of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Google

December 5th, 2017

Editor’s note:Now when you search for “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,” “PTSD” or related queries on Google on mobile, you’ll see a Knowledge Panel that will give you the option to tap “check if you may have PTSD”, which will bring you to PC-PTSD-5, a clinically validated screening questionnaire to assess your likelihood of having the condition….