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Music from the heart, with an AI assist

November 20th, 2020

The next time you hear a popular song on the radio, listen to the beat behind the lyrics. Usually, a high-powered production team came up with it—but in the future, that beat could be created with help from artificial intelligence. That’s what Googler MJ Jacob predicts, as he combines his job as an engineer with…

Honoring Black Consciousness Day in Brazil

November 20th, 2020

Editor’s note: Last night, on the eve of the Black Consciousness Day in Brazil, a Black man, João Alberto Silveira Freitas, died after being beaten at a supermarket in Porto Alegre, in the south of the country. We would like to express our sentiments to the Black community in Brazil. In Brazil, November 20 is…

How Project Guideline gave me the freedom to run solo

November 19th, 2020

Editor’s Note: At Google Research, we’re interested in exploring how technology can help improve people’s daily lives and experiences. So it’s been an incredible opportunity to work with Thomas Panek, avid runner and President & CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, to apply computer vision for something important in his everyday life: independent exercise. Project Guideline…

Inside the Cloud Technical Residency with Tony Rodriguez

November 19th, 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns, and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews. Today’s post is all about Tony Rodriguez, a Technical Solutions Engineer in Austin who started at…

iPhones just got more helpful with Gmail, Drive and Fit widgets

November 19th, 2020

When iPhone 12 was released a few weeks ago, we launched helpful widgets for your favorite Google apps on iOS. Over the next few days, we’re adding more for Gmail, Drive and Fit—and Calendar and Chrome widgets are on their way too. Gmail With the new Gmail widget, you can search your inbox, start a…

Show love to businesses you love on Black-owned Friday

November 19th, 2020

When I walk into Vibez Juice & Vegan Cafe, I feel good. This juice bar and vegan cafe in Jersey City, NJ isn’t just a place to get delicious, healthy food, but it’s also a place that feels positive and uplifting. The owners, Medline and John “Jube” Altino, wanted to create a welcoming space that…

A call to advance women entrepreneurs

November 18th, 2020

When I joined Google more than a decade ago, I was one of the only working mothers at Google Tokyo. I spoke with other women at the office and was surprised to find that for many of my female colleagues, the cultural stigma of being a working mom was still hard to overcome, even at…

Google Pay reimagined: pay, save, manage expenses and more

November 18th, 2020

“Credit cards… rent… Wait. Did we pay the babysitter? We need to buy Max a new collar and order the turkey. I wish I knew how much we spent on groceries last month. Where’s the receipt for those shoes I need to return?” Staying on top of payments and finances isn’t easy for the best…

Rise and move forward together: Indonesia’s digital future

November 17th, 2020

In a year like no other, Indonesian entrepreneurs have shown grit and determination to keep their businesses running for the communities that rely on them. They’ve also shown great creativity in adopting new tools and technologies—like Ida, the owner of a traditional cake business in Lombok who saw business dry up when local schools were…

A faster Chrome, for everything you need to get done

November 17th, 2020

Today we’re offering up our final Chrome release of 2020. The updates can help you get things done this holiday season (and beyond), so you can make life’s work a bit smoother and reclaim precious time. Faster to start, faster to load, and way more battery life This month’s update represents the largest gain in…