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How Su Mei Teh moved from financial services to Google

February 11th, 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns, and alumni about 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 Su Mei Teh, the Asia Pacific Head of the Payments Product…

Celebrating Fredy Hirsch’s queer legacy of bravery

February 10th, 2021

The day I first learned about Fredy Hirsch was a normal workday in 2017. I’d just gotten off the bus and was walking to my home in south Tel Aviv. I’d recently been spending my commutes listening to the six-hour testimony of Dina Gottliebová Babbitt, an artist and Holocaust survivor, on the USC Shoah Foundation’s…

Behind the scenes of our first Women of Color Summit

February 10th, 2021

Over the past year, Google has continued to search for new ways to build a culture of belonging virtually. To continue this important work, last week, we hosted our first-ever Women of Color virtual summit. The event brought together thousands of Googlers, representing women of color from every corner of the world and across every…

Discover the artist who could hear colors

February 10th, 2021

If you’ve ever tried to describe colors with words, chances are you struggled to find the exact terms to convey what your eyes perceive, and you end up resorting to metaphors. In the dictionary, red is described as resembling the color of blood. Blue gets compared to a clear sky. Green almost always finds itself…

8 ways you can control your Maps experience

February 9th, 2021

Today on Safer Internet Day, I’m sharing some handy tips on how you can be more in control of your Google Maps experience and help other people find great places around them. I’ve been a Google Maps program manager since 2012, and have explained a lot of the features in Maps to our global community…

Raise the woof for these Puppy Bowl search trends

February 9th, 2021

Every February, search interest peaks for one of our favorite events. A round of appaws if you guessed correctly: It’s the national Puppy Bowl. We wanted to relive Sunday’s excitement by fetching some of the most pup-ular search trends. It’s the leash we could do. For starters, fans had to choose a team to cheer…

On the road, making a living on the web

February 5th, 2021

Matt Kepnes was just 23 in 2004 when he took his first overseas vacation to Costa Rica. For someone else, this would have been a brief break from a corporate job. But to Matt, this trip — followed by a second overseas trip to Thailand — set him on the road to pursue his newfound…

Google News Showcase launches in Australia

February 4th, 2021

With the news moving faster than ever, it’s clear that journalism is an essential way to keep people informed. To meet a growing reader and publisher needs, last year we increased our investment in news partnerships and launched Google News Showcase. Today we are happy to announce we are rolling out an initial version of…

Take a pulse on health and wellness with your phone

February 4th, 2021

Mobile devices have become essential daily tools for people all over the world — from staying connected to taking pictures and accessing information. Thanks to sensors that are already built into smartphones — like your microphone, camera, and accelerometer — these devices can also be helpful for daily health and wellness. Heart rate and respiratory…

Huddle up: Here’s your guide to football’s biggest day

February 3rd, 2021

As the returning champs take on the hometown team this Sunday, you may be feeling a bit nostalgic for the days when we could pack into sold-out arenas. But don’t worry, some game day traditions live on. We have a few tricks to play up our sleeve to help you plan your at-home game day…