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Lost in translation? Try interpreter mode with the Google Assistant

February 14th, 2019

It’s easier than ever to meet new people and explore new places—but language barriers that prevent us from talking to each other still exist. With the Google Assistant, we’re focused on creating the best way to get things done—regardless of who you’re communicating with or what language you speak. To help you connect with people…

Investing across the U.S. in 2019

February 13th, 2019

One year ago this week, I was in Montgomery County, Tennessee to break ground for a new data center in Clarksville. It was clear from the excitement at the event that the jobs and economic investment meant a great deal to the community. I’ve seen that same optimism in communities around the country that are…

The Journey of Us: A Voyage through Black History

February 13th, 2019

Like Black history itself, my journey contains multitudes. It began in New York City, where I grew up during the rise of the civil rights movement. The social politics of the time didn’t encourage me—a woman of color–to pursue a career in science, technology or math. But thankfully my father did. He built me my…

Get in the Sandbox: Googlers are teaming up with local tech talent

February 13th, 2019

When you think of a tech hub, what comes to mind? While Silicon Valley might be one of the most well-known, there’s tech growth happening across the globe–in places you might not expect, like Baltimore, Nashville, Raleigh, Bucharest, Miami, Birmingham or Detroit.  As a native of Detroit, I’ve always been proud of my hometown and…

With Founder Gym, a new approach to supporting tech entrepreneurs

February 13th, 2019

As a public school teacher and a leader of education nonprofits, Shani Dowell saw an opportunity to better communicate parents’ feedback to their kids’ schools. The parents shared ideas, praise and frustrations with one another, yet there was no system in place to give more routine feedback to school administration. So Shani created Possip, a…

These three Googlers would like to thank the Academy

February 12th, 2019

Chances are, you’ve seen the work of Paul Debevec, Xueming Yu and Wan-Chun Alex Ma on the big screen—but you probably don’t know it. And that’s by design. Just this weekend, these Googlers took home an Academy Award for their face-digitizing technology, which has changed the way movies and video games use visual effects. And…

Dynamic audiences in Google Analytics for Firebase

February 12th, 2019

For businesses to make the best decisions about where to invest their marketing budget, it’s critical that they understand user behavior on both their web and app properties. And while a website is often the first customer touchpoint, for many businesses, apps are where customers are spending more of their time. As a result, marketers…

Celebrating community leaders bridging the digital divide

February 12th, 2019

Local leaders know their communities best, and this Black History Month we’re celebrating organizations across the country that help people gain new skills, find jobs and grow their businesses. Over the past year, through our Grow with Google initiative, we’ve worked with leaders and organizations in Black communities across the US who are helping to…

From Doodling to Design: A Q&A with Nicola Formichetti

February 11th, 2019

Nicola Formichetti is a designer, stylist and bonafide fashion icon. He’s created some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring red carpet looks of the past decade—and now, he’s also the latest addition to #teampixel, thanks to his new collection of My Cases designed for Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 users. Nicola’s effortless and cool style…

Working with security researchers to make the web safer for everyone

February 8th, 2019

What do a 19-year-old researcher from Uruguay, a restaurant owner from Cluj, Romania and a Cambridge professor have in common? They’re all security researchers—a global community of professionals, academics, students and hobbyists who are essential to the safety of our products and the web as a whole. We’re grateful to be a part of this…