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Helping women grow professionally across France

December 16th, 2019

For many of us, the word “entrepreneur” brings to mind a certain type of person: someone young, assertive and probably male. But plenty of entrepreneurs don’t identify with any of those descriptions. Anne-Cécile, a middle-aged woman from Rennes, France, has always been a creative type, with a passion for handcrafting bracelets made of Miyuki pearls….

The Grow with Google Veteran-Led Business Hall of Fame

December 13th, 2019

On Saturday, the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen will take the field in Philadelphia for the Army-Navy Football Game, a tradition that goes back 129 years. Students from the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy and fans from all over the U.S. turn out in droves each year to root for their…

Google Maps 101: how imagery powers our map

December 13th, 2019

Earlier this year, we gave you a look at how Google Maps maps the world. Today, we’ll dive deeper into the main ingredient of the map-making process– imagery–and how it powers one of our most popular features. More than just pictures When you think of imagery and Google Maps, you probably think of the Street…

Google Docs unveils one writer’s creative process to the world

December 13th, 2019

When Viviana Rivero set out to write her short story “Just do it!” she decided to experiment with her process. Instead of writing alone and revealing her work to readers later, she invited thousands of people to watch her write—and comment on her writing—in real-time with Google Docs. More than 10,000 people watched the Argentinian…

Meet the Googlers making coding education more equitable

December 13th, 2019

Within the Education Equity team at Google, three women are changing the education landscape for the next generation of black and Latinx engineers—and I’m lucky enough to call them coworkers. April Alvarez, Peta-Gay Clarke, and Bianca Okafor are part of my team at Google that’s leading two education initiatives: Code Next is a free computer…

Google.org Fellows bring transparency to local jail data nationwide

December 13th, 2019

Click here to explore Interactive Map with Localized Data In recent years, we’ve seen a bipartisan focus on criminal justice reform in the U.S., but to measure progress—and understand the breadth of the issue—we need data on who is being incarcerated and why. The last nationwide jail census was conducted in 2013, and the federal government’s most recent…

7 ways Google Lens can help during the holidays

December 12th, 2019

This holiday season, your phone’s camera can do more than just capture your favorite moments. Whether you’re jet-setting off to a new place, brainstorming gift ideas, or learning a family holiday recipe, here are 7 ways Google Lens can help: Get style recommendations If you’re in need of style inspiration for your holiday festivities, look…

How a college student became a planet hunter

December 12th, 2019

I didn’t grow up thinking I was going to be an astronomer. There wasn’t a moment when I looked up at the moon and realized my destiny. I grew up loving math and science and in college, I gradually discovered that I loved learning everything I could about stars and planets. When I started studying…

Explore the angst and beauty in famous works of art

December 12th, 2019

The “Mona Lisa” is probably the most famous painting in art history. But what’s the second most famous? It could very well be  “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. The image has withstood the test of time to become a modern icon, inspiring the famous ‘90s horror film series and even an emoji you may have…

News Brief: November updates from the Google News Initiative

December 11th, 2019

November is when we ask ourselves, “Where did the year go?” This month, all of us working on the Google News Initiative continued to lay the foundation for some cool work in 2020. We can’t wait to see these programs grow. Local news continues to be a priority. In September, we announced a three-year partnership…