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How to use BeyondCorp to ditch your VPN, improve security and go to the cloud

June 20th, 2017

The BeyondCorp security engineering team at Google just announced their fourth research paper: Migrating to BeyondCorp: Maintaining Productivity While Improving Security. For those that aren’t familiar with it, BeyondCorp is a security approach used by Google that allows employees to work from anywhere, quickly and easily. This is easier said than done. In 2010, we…

Standing with refugees and nonprofits that serve them on World Refugee Day

June 20th, 2017

The Syrian civil war has created the biggest humanitarian crisis in our lifetime. More than 5 million people have been forced to leave behind family, possessions, school and work—basically their entire lives. But Syrians aren’t alone in fleeing violence and persecution. Global displacement is at an all-time high, and refugees from Somalia, Afghanistan, and other…

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…