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Connecting more Americans with jobs

June 20th, 2017

Whether you’re a student looking for a part-time job, an electrician seeking work closer to home, or a teacher moving to another state to be close to family, finding a job can be difficult. With job postings scattered across the web, newspapers and help wanted signs, it’s not always easy to find ones that are…

Track projects with G Suite and Asana

June 19th, 2017

Technology has transformed the way businesses operate—your teams likely do not look like they did 10 years ago. Now, companies rely on a mobile workforce and require productivity tools to help them collaborate no matter the location, and more importantly, without holding up work. Businesses are using Asana  and G Suite to collaborate and manage…

Remembering Stonewall, 1969

June 18th, 2017

The park is not a big one. It’s a few thousand square-foot triangle in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, populated by a handful of trees and benches. Looking at it, you wouldn’t know that one night in June 1969, it hosted a crucial turning point in LGBTQ history. Across the street at the Stonewall…

Four steps we’re taking today to fight online terror

June 18th, 2017

Editor’s Note: This post appeared as an op-ed in the Financial Times earlier today. Terrorism is an attack on open societies, and addressing the threat posed by violence and hate is a critical challenge for us all. Google and YouTube are committed to being part of the solution. We are working with government, law enforcement and…

Making time for change: Indonesian watchmaker’s risk pays off

June 17th, 2017

Editor’s note: As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the internet to grow their business, we caught up with Lucky D. Aria, the founder of Matoa, to find out how he went from working in a cookie factory to starting his own watchmaking enterprise. Matoa now exports their…

Make the most of Father’s Day with a little help from your Assistant

June 16th, 2017

This Sunday is Father’s Day—a day to surprise and spoil our favorite dads. With a little help from your friendly Assistant, you can plan the perfect day, share some stories and more. One up your dad with your own dad jokes. Just ask your Assistant on phones to “tell me a joke.” You can even…

The High Five: these shall be released, top search trends this week

June 16th, 2017

Here’s a look a few of the most-searched topics from the week of June 12: Rep. Steve Scalise Earlier this week, a gunman opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice, wounding Rep. Steve Scalise and several others. The event prompted people to search about the details—Scalise’s age, his political party and identity of the gunman….

Wonders of Malta and Google Street View to enrich Malta’s digital profile

June 16th, 2017

The reasons people travel haven’t changed much over the years. But how we look for information, about where we’ll go or what the local customs are has increasingly moved online. Google Trends tells us that the majority of tourism-related search queries are general–things like hotels or transportation options. But in Malta, called the “Gem of…

How a PRI correspondent uses Pixel to capture stories from the field

June 15th, 2017

Richard Hall is the Middle East correspondent for Public Radio International, based in Beirut, Lebanon. He travels all over the region, reporting on the Syrian civil war, the refugee crisis, and everyday life. Recently he started using a Pixel to capture photographs for his stories—so we asked him to tell us a bit about his…

How Google Cloud is transforming Japanese businesses

June 15th, 2017

This week, we welcomed 13,000 executives, developers, IT managers and partners to our largest Asia-Pacific Cloud event, Google Cloud Next Tokyo. During this event, we celebrated the many ways that Japanese companies such as Kewpie, Sony (and even cucumber farmers) have transformed and scaled their businesses using Google Cloud.  Since the launch of the Google…