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The High Five: sun’s out, man buns out

June 23rd, 2017

Winter and summer. George and Amal. Barbie and Ken. These classic duos were among the top searches from this week. Changing of the seasons This Wednesday was summer solstice in the northern hemisphere—which means in other parts of the world, winter is coming. The cities searching the most for “first day of summer” are in…

Libraries across the U.S. are Ready to Code

June 23rd, 2017

Editor’s Note: Alan Inouye leads public policy for the American Library Association, and today he tells us about a new partnership with Google that will equip librarians to offer coding programs for kids in their communities Emily Zorea is not a computer scientist. She’s a Youth Services Librarian at the Brewer Public Library in Richland…

As G Suite gains traction in the enterprise, G Suite’s Gmail and consumer Gmail to more closely align

June 23rd, 2017

Google’s G Suite business is gaining enormous traction among enterprise users. G Suite usage has more than doubled in the past year among large business customers. Today, there are more than 3 million paying companies that use G Suite.    G Suite’s Gmail is already not used as input for ads personalization, and Google has…

Celebrating businesses giving back this Ramadan

June 23rd, 2017

In the heart of Istanbul, where I was born and raised, is the Hagia Sophia, a breathtakingly beautiful monument with a storied history. Over the centuries it has been a cathedral, a mosque, and a museum. When you stand inside, you see Arabic calligraphy alongside Christian relics. From afar you see its minarets surrounding a…

The world as you see it with VR180

June 22nd, 2017

Virtual reality helps creators bring their audiences to new, amazing, and even impossible-to-visit places. As a viewer, you get a whole new angle on shows, sports, and concerts you care about. You can walk around the Eiffel Tower, dive to the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef, or get a new perspective by meeting people…

Start off your summer with #teampixel

June 22nd, 2017

Need a fresh perspective? It’s all yours, courtesy of #teampixel. From a Buddhist monastery in Russia to a picturesque lighthouse in North Carolina, to the best swing set … ever, here’s your weekly look at some of the “Pixel perfect” images shared by Pixel users on Instagram. Left: @ahwagner – Lines on lines in Bodie…

Digital security and due process: A new legal framework for the cloud era

June 22nd, 2017

Editor’s note: This is an abbreviated version of a speech Kent delivered today at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. For as long as we’ve had legal systems, prosecutors and police have needed to gather evidence. And for each new advance in communications, law enforcement has adapted. With the advent of the post office, police…

Namaste from your Google Assistant

June 21st, 2017

Ommmmmm, it’s International Yoga Day. While your Assistant might not be able to do an Eagle Pose, it can help you relax, learn about yoga poses and be the calming presence you’ve been looking for. If you’re an aspiring yogi, the first step is getting on the mat. Ask your Assistant on Google Home to…

The SAP-Google data custodian partnership

June 21st, 2017

In March of this year, SAP and Google partnered to advance innovation, agility and global reach for enterprises adopting the public cloud. As part of our collaborative development and solutions integration, we are working on a data custodian model that allows customers with specific needs to manage sensitive data on a public cloud platform. To…

Celebrating 10 years of GoogleServe

June 21st, 2017

Every June, we celebrate GoogleServe—a month-long campaign to empower Googlers to volunteer in their communities. Googlers have clocked more than 200,000 hours during GoogleServe since it first began in 2007, and the program has inspired a culture of giving and volunteering all year long. As we celebrate our 10th annual GoogleServe, we’re talking with Seth…