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Brains, beauty and beats: Google Home Max is here

December 11th, 2017

Just in time for the holidays, Google Home Max is now available online from Best Buy, the Google Store, Verizon and Walmart. Max brings together the convenience of controlling your music with your voice, with premium, high quality audio. Google Home Max sounds pretty amazing right out of the box because it’s our first speaker with Smart…

Ready for your close-pup: the pets of #teampixel

December 8th, 2017

Can you say “shake”? This week we’re making the introduction to some of #teampixel’s furry friends who always make the day a little brighter. From fabulous felines to a French Bulldog in PJs, scroll through this week’s “pawsome” picks and get to know the pets of #teampixel—13/10 would portrait mode again. Want to get your…

The High Five: fighting fire, breaking silence, and other top searches this week

December 8th, 2017

This week, search trends—with data from the Google News Lab—reflect nationwide concern about the Southern California wildfires, as well as end-of-year cultural milestones like TIME’s “Person of the Year” and “Spotify Wrapped.” Southern California wildfires As wildfires ravaged Southern California this week, people searched to find out “How do brush fires start?” and “Why are…

Wrapping up a year of impact with holiday giving

December 8th, 2017

The holidays are a time for celebrating family and community, and it’s my favorite time at Google because Googlers give back to those who need it most. Through Google.org grants and the generosity of Googlers, we set new giving records in 2017, bringing more resources to nonprofits, and more opportunities for Googlers to volunteer their…

All things are possible: Grow with Google and Google.org Impact Challenge come to OKC

December 8th, 2017

As an Oklahoman, it’s exciting to work for a company like Google in Oklahoma City—a community I’m proud to call home and that has given me every opportunity in life to succeed. The homesteader Angelo Scott said our city’s spirit has “an attitude that all things are possible if people are willing to take a…

A look at one billion drawings from around the world

December 8th, 2017

Since November 2016, people all around the world have drawn one billion doodles in Quick, Draw!, a web game where a neural network tries to recognize your drawings. That includes 2.9 million cats, 2.9 million hot dogs, and 2.9 million drawings of snowflakes. Each drawing is unique. But when you step back and look at…

Building tools with GCP to help developers be more efficient

December 8th, 2017

Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from Tomoaki Kobayakawa and Yoshiyuki Mineo of Rocro Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Network Communications. They take us through how they used Google Cloud Platform to create three SaaS products to help developers both inside and outside of Sony. SaaS services are becoming more critical for developers working large-scale software…

With Tilt Brush, an artist turns his virtual world into reality

December 8th, 2017

Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from British portrait painter Jonathan Yeo. From photography to the printing press, to modern computing, art and technology have always influenced one another. And the artist’s toolkit is expanding with new mediums like virtual reality. As a portrait artist who primarily works with oil paint in two dimensions, drawing in…

Announcing Google Cloud Next 2018

December 7th, 2017

Google Cloud Next ’18 is coming! Mark your calendars for July 24-27, 2018 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Google Cloud Next is where customers, partners, developers, influencers and the greater global cloud community get inspired and learn. Together, we’re working to make the cloud useful and accessible to everyone. Dive deep into Google Cloud…

AdWords Express helps small businesses grow online in 14 new countries

December 7th, 2017

AdWords Express was created in 2011 to make advertising on Google accessible to businesses owners without advanced online advertising skills or the resources to hire an expert. AdWords Express has since expanded and, as of this month, is available in 14 new countries and 10 new languages. This expansion follows a recent launch that allows…