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Digital talent and Taiwan’s economic recovery

September 3rd, 2020

Taiwanese graduate Katie knows the power of self-belief. As COVID-19 hit towards the end of her time at university, she was worried about the prospects of getting a job and nervous going into her interviews with potential employers. In the end, it wasn’t just her technical skills that helped her get a role with Phillips…

Partnering with NSF on human-AI collaboration

September 2nd, 2020

Today, in partnership with the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), we are announcing a National AI Research Institute for Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration. Google will provide $5 million in funding to support the Institute. We will also offer AI expertise, research collaborations, and Cloud support for Institute researchers and educators as they advance knowledge and progress…

Rachel Spivey helps Googlers find their “happy place”

September 1st, 2020

Rachel Spivey has been at a crossroads more than once during her 10 years at Google. “It can be challenging for anyone to navigate a large company, but it can feel especially isolating for underrepresented employees who might not see representation in leadership, or have sponsorship or an existing support network to lean on,” she…

Army vet Eric L. Smith helps Cloud customers solve big problems

September 1st, 2020

Welcome to the latest installment of our blog series “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns, and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like, and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews. Today’s post is all about Eric L Smith, who got his first…

How retailers can get ready for the holidays and beyond

September 1st, 2020

Consumer behaviors are changing as people adjust to new stay-at-home lifestyles and retailers are working as fast as they can to keep up. People are spending more time online than ever before and are turning to Google to explore, research, and plan their purchases—both online and in the real world. As a result of COVID-19,…

The 2020 Doodle for Google national finalists are here

August 31st, 2020

When we opened the Doodle for Google contest in January of this year, we couldn’t wait to see all of the fantastic doodles that students across the country would submit for our 2020 theme “I Show Kindness By…”. We received tens of thousands of submissions from students in all 50 states, as well as Washington…

Explore Kids Space: A way to nurture your kid’s curiosity

August 31st, 2020

Parents have told us that they’re constantly wrestling with the role of technology in their children’s lives, and this is especially true for the many families who are spending more time at home. But kids are natural explorers and when they have access to great content, it can be a magical experience–they can read up…

Google Arts and Culture brings Europe’s largest street festival online

August 28th, 2020

Europe’s largest annual street festival, held in the Notting Hill neighborhood of London, has taken place every year since the 1960s. For the first time ever, this year’s edition will take place online and in people’s living rooms. But celebrating from our homes doesn’t mean any less Carnival spirit—and in fact, the new format means…

Get a Snapshot of your day with Google Assistant

August 27th, 2020

Two years ago, we introduced Google Assistant Snapshot, a new way to stay on top of your day with Google Assistant. Now, we’re adding a few updates to make Snapshot more helpful, and proactive, in keeping you ahead of your upcoming tasks while also providing you with recommended activities and more, all in one place…

“Accelerating Retail” in Europe, Middle East and Africa

August 27th, 2020

Online tools have been a lifeline for many in lockdown, helping people stay connected with loved ones, work remotely, access news and information, and shop for essentials. The use of technology by people and businesses leaped forward perhaps five years over a period of eight weeks, and internet usage increased by 60 percent. Changes in…