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What we’re looking forward to in 2021 for news

February 3rd, 2021

While 2020 is behind us, the challenges facing the news industry are still very much in front of us. Ensuring that people have access to quality news is a core part of our work here at Google — and so is finding ways to support the news industry, whether that is supporting new ways publishers…

Quicksave: The latest from Google Play Pass

January 29th, 2021

Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content: It’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. It’s been a pretty busy year for Play Pass, so let’s take a moment to spotlight a few of the games and developers we think you’ll enjoy. Program updates This past…

Meet 3 women who found community in India’s tech scene

January 29th, 2021

Based on research Women Techmakers conducted in 2018, women only make up 34 percent of all technology sector employees in India. Thankfully, there’s a rising leadership of Indian women in tech working to make this industry more inclusive and equitable. Many of them are a part of our Women Techmakers community, which is at the…

Reach your 2021 goals with custom apps — no coding required

January 28th, 2021

We’re nearly a month into 2021, and for some of us, that could mean we’re hitting a New Year’s resolution roadblock. But don’t lose all hope just yet: Research suggests that many of the positive changes we want to make are less about our will power and more about removing the hurdles between each of…

Mosul’s Art & Soul comes to life

January 27th, 2021

Some of us only know of the Iraqi city of Mosul as a place where many have suffered. But there is much more to the city than its recent history. Once a thriving trade center, Mosul endured years of conflict but also renewal. Mosul, which is nestled in the “cradle of civilization,” has a heritage…

Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen uses the web to go global

January 27th, 2021

Rachel Brathen wants to create a more peaceful and harmonious world, one yoga pose at a time. A native of Sweden, Rachel moved to Aruba with her husband in 2010, where she’s taught yoga full-time ever since. The business started out slow, teaching a few students at a time. Then five students turned into 10,…

GSEC Dublin: A content responsibility center for Europe

January 27th, 2021

Protecting people from harmful content and making our products safer for everyone is core to the work of many different teams across Google and YouTube. When it comes to the content on our platforms, we have a responsibility to safeguard the people and businesses using our products, and to do so with clear, transparent policies…

Google Taiwan turns 15 with a new engineering hub

January 26th, 2021

As a Taiwanese and an engineer, it’s extremely heartwarming to see how Taiwan has grown to be a critical hub for global innovation and hardware manufacturing. Not everyone knows that Taiwan has contributed to the development of many Google products, including Pixel phones, Nest devices, Chromebooks, and Chromecast. We first opened our Taipei 101 office…

What I learned from Google for Startups Founders Academy

January 26th, 2021

For years, I struggled with eczema and dry, itchy, sensitive skin. I looked endlessly for products that were healthy, effective, and designed for the Black community. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I decided to create my own. As a former human rights attorney, I am passionate about giving people access to…

An Army veteran’s journey to Google: 5 lessons learned

January 26th, 2021

I’ve always been interested in technology and how it can connect people to the world. I still remember when I turned on my first computer as a kid and it felt like my entire world had opened up. So when I was getting out of the US Army in 2013, Google’s mission was particularly appealing…