Let’s clear the air: mapping our environment for our health

June 5th, 2017

How hot will it be today? What is the traffic for my commute to work? Where’s the nearest grocery store? Every day we use data about the world around us to make decisions. One useful dataset is air pollution data, which contains much-needed information that can help us understand how to live healthier lives, build…

Connecting the best CEE startups with European VC funds at Campus Warsaw

June 5th, 2017

Central and Eastern Europe is rich with technical talent and a growing number of globally-minded startups, yet it is a fragmented region of over 150 million people, living in more than a dozen countries. When startups start to gain traction and think about scaling internationally, they face a problem on how to raise VC funds….

Exploring with Udacity: how four lucky Android scholars experienced Google I/O

June 5th, 2017

Last November, with Udacity and Bertelsmann, we announced a new scholarship program for 10,000 EU Android developers to learn new skills. But due to an overwhelming response, we ended up awarding a whopping 13,500 scholarships.Through a Google-certified Udacity course, we embarked on a journey to help these young developers pursue their dreams and make most…

Your summer-lovin’ Google Assistant

June 2nd, 2017

T-minus two weeks until summer officially begins, and sunny days, BBQs, outdoor concerts are around the corner. Here’s how your Google Assistant can shine like the summer sun: Planning to go to a big summer concert? Just ask your Assistant on your phone “When is the Stern Grove Festival?”  Hosting a BBQ? Order the essentials…

Building a better web for everyone

June 1st, 2017

The vast majority of online content creators fund their work with advertising. That means they want the ads that run on their sites to be compelling, useful and engaging—ones that people actually want to see and interact with. But the reality is, it’s far too common that people encounter annoying, intrusive ads on the web—like…

Samsung Chromebook Pro brings security and versatility to businesses

June 1st, 2017

With an increase in customers adopting Chrome OS in their organization, the availability of Samsung’s Chromebook Pro in the U.S. market this week adds a new enterprise grade device. This premium Chromebook combines the simplicity and security of Chrome OS with flexibility and performance to be productive wherever work happens—in the office, in the field or…

Visualize data instantly with machine learning in Google Sheets

June 1st, 2017

Sorting through rows and rows of data in a spreadsheet can be overwhelming. That’s why today, we’re rolling out new features in Sheets that make it even easier for you to visualize and share your data, and find insights your teams can act on. Ask and you shall receive → Sheets can build charts for…

Four tips for taking delectable food photos with Pixel 2

June 29th, 2010

For Samira Kazan—best known to her online followers as @AlphaFoodie—food art was an unexpectedly welcome addition to the equation. Samira, who holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Oxford, began experimenting with creating beautiful dishes in her free time as a way to explore healthier eating. Since then, she’s taken and shared thousands of photos of…