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Take off to your next destination with Google Maps

August 8th, 2019

Not only does Google Maps help you navigate, explore and get things done at home, but it’s also a powerful travel companion. After you’ve booked your trip, these new tools will simplify every step of your trip once you’ve touched down–from getting around a new city to reliving every moment once you’re home. Get organized…

Want the best prices for your trip? Google can help.

August 8th, 2019

We’re already a week into August, but there’s still time to book a trip before summer ends–or to get a jump start on holiday travel planning. After you’ve decided where to go for your next trip, these new features can help you get the best price and make travel planning a little simpler.  Book flights…

How a village took a local festival to the global stage

August 7th, 2019

Beautiful, ancient and home to fewer than 100 people, the village of Rokka in Kissamos, Chania seems like an idyllic place to live. But with young people moving away to pursue their ambitions in the city, and fewer visitors over the years, the Greek village started to feel empty. “A village is more than just…

Google for Chile: Supporting development through tech

August 7th, 2019

Over the last decade, Chile has become known as one of the most connected countries in Latin America, and its population has been an early adopter of new technologies. But the country still has important challenges and opportunities to connect and bring all Chileans closer to technology that can make both their work and home…

Hip-hop dancers show Paris in a new light on Street View

August 6th, 2019

Editor’s note: Sandrine Lescourant, also known as Mufasa, is an award-winning hip-hop and contemporary dancer in Paris. Today, she shares why she wanted to use Street View as a stage for dance.  When I see videos of myself dancing, it’s hard to imagine that person was once a shy girl from the outskirts of Paris….

The Advanced Protection Program expands to Chrome

August 6th, 2019

The Advanced Protection Program is our strongest level of protection for the personal Google Accounts of anyone at risk of targeted attacks — like journalists, activists, politicians and business leaders. It offers an evolving list of security offerings to protect our users holistically, across different ways an attacker can try to gain access to their…

Pick an idea and make it happen with Google Images

August 6th, 2019

When you’re searching the web for something like a new hairstyle, flowers for your garden or a new jacket, it can be helpful to visualize your options. We’ve overhauled Google Images on desktop to make it easier for you to see what’s out there, learn more about the images you’re interested in, and take the…

Support for app-ads.txt to protect your app revenue and brand

August 6th, 2019

To help build a safe and transparent advertising ecosystem, we’re introducing support for app-ads.txt across Google AdMob and Google Ad Manager. This will help app publishers prevent their inventory from being spoofed by bad actors while ensuring advertiser spend reaches the intended audience. What is app-ads.txt? App-ads.txt is a standard released by the IAB Tech…

Code Next students merge computer science and activism

August 5th, 2019

At this year’s Google Code Next Hackathon, students used computer science know-how to build applications that they hope will make a difference in the world. They pitched and presented projects like “AirFreeN’Free,” a website to fight the housing crisis in the Bay Area, “Know Your Rights,” which looked to inform citizens of their rights when…

Our hardware sustainability commitments

August 5th, 2019

Most of us can’t get through the day without a phone, tablet, computer or smart speaker. My team at Google understands this well—we’ve been making consumer hardware (like Pixel phones and Google Home Minis) for just over three years now. But building these devices and getting them into the hands of our customers takes a…