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Finding more focus this Ramadan

April 1st, 2022

Ramadan is one of the most special times of the year. For me, it has always been about extended family (a lot of them!) and food (my favorite being the dates that would be at the table for breaking iftar — I loved starting with something we’d normally have as dessert). I’ve always found that…

How Google Women Techmakers celebrated IWD 2022

March 30th, 2022

Since 2013, Women Techmakers Ambassadors (WTM) have brought people around the world together throughout March and April in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), hosting events to connect and educate their local tech communities. This year’s theme is #ProgressNotPerfection, the idea of letting go of preconceived ideas of perfection and fears of failure, and instead…

The Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework: Building for the long term

March 28th, 2022

We commend the European Commission and the U.S. government on the work they’ve done to reach a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework. People want to be able to use digital services from anywhere in the world and know that their privacy is respected, and their information safe and protected. This agreement acknowledges that reality: it…

Meet 3 Black women pushing for inclusivity in tech

March 24th, 2022

“When you think about the technologies we use all the time and how few of them are designed to consider an identity like mine — Black people or women — it makes us question how much technology is made for us, with our needs in mind, to protect us, to consider us,” says Ashley Jane…

More helpful product reviews on Search

March 23rd, 2022

People search on Google billions of times every day. Our Search systems are designed to sort through all the information that could be a good match, and we’re always updating our ranking systems to make sure they’re working well. Sometimes the improvements we make are broad and affect all types of queries. Others are more…

Get organized with a little Google Photos spring cleaning

March 22nd, 2022

Flowers are blooming, the weather’s getting warmer, the days are a little longer — which means it’s also time for spring cleaning. Over the coming weeks, we’re starting to roll out some updates to Google Photos to make it even easier to sort through your albums, import photos and videos you have saved somewhere else,…

Meet 3 women who test Google products for fairness

March 17th, 2022

One of the most interesting parts of working at Google is learning what other people do here — it’s not uncommon to come across a job title you’ve never heard of. For example ProFair Program Manager, or ProFair Analyst. These roles are part of our Responsible Innovation team, which focuses on making sure our tech…

A $4 million fund for Europe’s Black founders

March 16th, 2022

Black founders have long been playing a key role in Europe’s economy by solving challenges with agility, resilience, and innovative technology. But we’ve known for a long time that Black founders do not have the same opportunities and support as many others. Less than 0.5 percent of venture capital (VC) funding goes to Black-led startups,…

The journey to build a news product is far from linear

March 15th, 2022

Editor’s note from Ludovic Blecher, Head of Google News Initiative Innovation: The GNI Innovation Challenge program, is designed to stimulate forward-thinking ideas for the news industry. The story below by Dina Aboughazala, founder of the journalism marketplace Egab, is part of an innovator series sharing inspiring stories and lessons from funded projects. The third Middle…

A Google engineer’s tips for thriving amid change

March 11th, 2022

When Chaitali Narla was in her 20s, she left her childhood home in India to fly across the world and study computer science in the U.S. “As a first-generation immigrant, this was a big moment for me personally,” says Chaitali. “Not only was I learning a new culture, lifestyle and vocabulary, but I was adjusting…