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Bringing slave dwellings out of the shadows with Google Street View

June 19th, 2019

Editor’s note:In honor of Juneteenth, we’re sharing this story about a Google Earth Outreach project that highlights African American history. In today’s post, Justin Reid, Director of African American programs, and Peter Hedlund, Director of Encyclopedia Virginia—both of the state humanities council Virginia Humanities—talk about documenting slave dwellings using Google Street View. On Virginia’s rural…

How Oscar Mike helps keep injured veterans on the move

June 19th, 2019

I served in the United States Marine Corps for three years. I was deployed in 2001, just after the September 11th attacks, and again in 2003 during the invasion of Iraq. After my final deployment, I returned to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. But just a few nights after arriving back in the states, I…

Art Zoom: Masterpieces up close through the eyes of famous musicians

June 19th, 2019

What if you could see art through an artist’s eyes? On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” Google Arts & Culture is introducing Art Zoom, a new way to discover details of iconic works of art. Produced by musical experience creators La Blogothèque, the video series introduces you to visual…

Create with Google: Inspiration, resources, and tools to fuel your next big idea

June 19th, 2019

The case for creativity has never been greater. Big thinking and bold ideas are in high demand, and creative execution is consistently confirmed as the largest contributor to driving sales. And as we see from the brands we partner with, success occurs when data and technology inspire creativity. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. There…

How we help you find lyrics in Google Search

June 18th, 2019

When you’re searching for a song’s lyrics, often you’ll see an information box in Search that shows the lyrics on the page. This feature has been under scrutiny this week, so we wanted to explain how it works and where the lyrics come from. How lyrics appear in Search Lyrics can appear in information boxes…

$1 billion for 20,000 Bay Area homes

June 18th, 2019

As we work to build a more helpful Google, we know our responsibility to help starts at home. For us, that means being a good neighbor in the place where it all began over 20 years ago: the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, Google is one of the Bay Area’s largest employers. Across the region,…

Immersive branded experiences in YouTube and display ads

June 18th, 2019

As a three-dimensional, visual medium, augmented reality (AR) is a powerful tool for brands looking to tell richer, more engaging stories about their products to consumers. Recently, we brought AR to Google products like Search, and made updates to our developer platform, ARCore, to help creators build more immersive experiences. Starting this week, we’re also…

Deliver more interactive ad experiences with Display & Video 360

June 18th, 2019

Marketers have more opportunities than ever before to deliver engaging ad experiences through immersive creative. Many companies are investing in creating 3D assets to bring their products to life and allow consumers to interact with products as they would in real life. For example, a person can explore the interior and exterior of a car…

A circular Google in a sustainable world

June 18th, 2019

A circular Google and how we plan to get there People love stuff. During the 20th Century, the use of raw materials rose globally at twice the rate as the population. All of this consumption puts a strain on resources. In fact, just last year, humanity’s consumption of resources–such as metals, timber and even land–required…

Carmen Sandiego is back for a final assignment in Google Earth

June 18th, 2019

Nothing gets past you, super sleuth! You helped Carmen Sandiego recover the stolen Crown Jewels of England and Tutankhamun’s Mask. Now we need you for a third and final assignment: Recover the Keys to the Kremlin in Google Earth. We’ve teamed up with Carmen Sandiego and learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt once again to track…