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The High Five: an old photo and a new world record

July 7th, 2017

Search trends this week—with data from Google News Lab—made us re-think history, re-evaluate what it means to be “full” and reconsider what to eat for dessert today. Could it be? Eighty years after her mysterious disappearance, legendary aviator Amelia Earhart is back in the news. A recently discovered photograph suggests that she may have survived…

Exploring virtual worlds with WebVR and Matterport

July 7th, 2017

Editor’s Note: When you build with WebVR, anyone can explore VR experiences with Chrome and Daydream View. Ashish Agrawal is the head of new initiatives and virtual reality at Matterport. In this post, he explains why WebVR was a great tool for Matterport and how the team added WebVR support to their platform. Matterport tours…

Manage access to third-party apps with new G Suite security controls

July 6th, 2017

Protecting your organization’s most sensitive data and assets is a constant challenge. G Suite helps protect your data in a number of ways: thwarting attackers with advanced phishing detection through machine learning, mandating strong authentication with security key enforcement and preventing data leakage through tools such as DLP. Today, we’re adding another security feature that…

Making it easier for publishers to share fact check content

July 6th, 2017

With the spread of misinformation online, it’s become increasingly important for news publishers to have a way of communicating to users what information is verified. In 2016, we launched the Fact Check label in Google News and Search to make it easier for people to find articles that fact check public information, ranging from claims…

Blocks: Easily Create 3D Objects in VR

July 6th, 2017

Today, it takes complex software and a specific skillset to create compelling VR and AR experiences. That software also requires building 3D objects on a 2D screen—something our brains aren’t wired to do. It occurred to us that creating the objects while in virtual reality could make this easier. So we developed Blocks, a VR…

Building a map for everyone

July 6th, 2017

Many of us take for granted simple things like walking through a doorway, taking the stairs to the next floor, or always having a comfortable seat at a restaurant table. But for tens of millions of people worldwide, those very things aren’t possible unless a place has a wheelchair accessible entrance, elevator or accessible seating….

More than EUR 21 million in funding from Round 3 of the Digital News Initiative Fund

July 6th, 2017

Two years ago, we established the Digital News Initiative (DNI), a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation. As well as investing in product development, research and training, we also launched the DNI Innovation Fund, committing €150 million to innovation projects across the European news industry….

How Virtru for G Suite lets you share sensitive business information and stay compliant

July 5th, 2017

If you work in a regulated industry like healthcare, legal or finance, you might be familiar with regulations relating to HIPAA, CJIS and CFPB, and understand how important it is to protect sensitive data. In order to help you meet your obligations, you might need specific tools. Gmail already offers world-class security protections like encryption…

Google Earth Live: Explore.org invites you to hang out with Alaskan Brown Bears

July 5th, 2017

Watch bears at Brooks Falls LIVE in Google Earth. Spring comes quickly to Alaska. The snowpack melts, rivers swell with crisp water, delicate blue forget-me-nots bloom near the water’s edge, and brown bears emerge from a six or seven  month hibernation in the Katmai National Park. On their annual migration from the ocean to their…

Measuring the impact of our digital skills training

July 5th, 2017

Because everyone deserves the benefits of the best digital technology to help them grow their business, but not everyone has the skills they need, Google launched an ambitious training programme across Europe. We’ve now reached over 3m Europeans, the EU recognised our contribution with the EU Digital Skills Award, and many of those who spent…