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AI is bringing back balance to Japanese workers

November 19th, 2019

The “Japanese economic miracle” is a term used to describe the fast-paced growth that Japan saw in the second half of the 20th century. Along with the rise to the world’s second-largest economy came a strong mentality for success, and much like other advanced economies, that left a side effect: work-life imbalance, resulting in an…

Stadia launches today

November 19th, 2019

There is a moment in every gamer’s life when they experience something unforgettable.  Whether it’s the time they first beat the final boss in their favorite game, were mesmerized by the unfolding story in a brand-new franchise, or watched an up-and-coming YouTube streamer entertain them with a game they’ve never even heard of… those moments…

A new home for Japan’s startups

November 19th, 2019

Japan has always been a nation of forwarding thinkers. From the bullet train and the walkman to the lithium-ion battery, Japanese ideas have shaped the modern world—and now a new generation of Japanese entrepreneurs is carrying on that legacy, building businesses around technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning. To support these talented founders as…

Stadia launches with 22 titles on day one

November 18th, 2019

Alongside our publisher and developer partners, we’ve been getting ready for Stadia, and are adding more titles to our day one launch line-up. Gamers will have a total of 22 titles to choose from tomorrow, with more games coming by the end of the year.   In addition, gamers will be able to claim both Destiny…

Finalists from our Design Challenge are Changing the Game

November 18th, 2019

Research shows that while half of all mobile game players are women, only 23 percent of them think there are equal treatment and opportunity in the industry. In order to promote women as players and creators, Change The Game empowers the next generation of game makers so all players can feel represented and engaged. Our…

Why newsrooms should pay attention to AI

November 18th, 2019

Artificial intelligence is helping transform many businesses, and journalism is no exception. Newsrooms are already using AI to help organize and find videos and images, transcribe interviews in multiple languages and much more. But the industry is still trying to understand the full impact AI can have. Today, we are releasing a report which highlights…

Discover new places with help from top Local Guides

November 15th, 2019

Every month, more than a billion people use Google Maps, and they’re not just looking for directions. Worldwide, people are searching for things to do: ideas for the perfect date night, an amazing local coffee joint, or their next adventure. Across 24,000 cities and towns, we now have an active community of 120 million Local…

Go beyond the headlines with Google News

November 14th, 2019

Last year, we redesigned Google News with one goal in mind: to help people understand the world through quality, trustworthy and enjoyable news. Today, we’re expanding on that mission by surfacing more in-depth content that highlights and explores key issues in our society. Beyond the Headlines in Google News, we want to recognize publishers that…

Additional steps to safeguard user privacy

November 14th, 2019

Like many adtech providers, we use an advertising technology called Real-Time Bidding (RTB) to enable publishers of all sizes to sell online ad impressions in real time, funding a variety of content such as online journalism, videos and music. On our RTB platform, we’ve taken strong measures to protect user privacy —for instance, we require…

Get Ayesha Curry’s exclusive new recipe on the Google Assistant

November 14th, 2019

Growing up in Venezuela, Canada, Indonesia, and the U.S., I’ve experienced many variations of the “traditional” holiday meal. But no matter where I am in the world, one thing has always remained constant: the joy of sharing a delicious meal with the loved ones in my life. For many people, the holiday season is a…