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How Emily Garcia found her dream job in consumer hardware

January 21st, 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns, and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like, and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews. Today’s post is all about Emily Garcia, head of Supply and Demand Management for our Pixel…

Vietnam awaits you with wonders

January 20th, 2021

With its beautiful beaches, lush green landscapes, fresh food, and vibrant culture, travelers the world over have been enchanted by Vietnam. In fact, in 2019, Vietnam welcomed 18 million international guests and Da Nang was named the top trending destination for 2020. Sadly, the pandemic has had severe implications for travel, and that is one…

Help build a digital future in Central & Eastern Europe

January 20th, 2021

Technology has been a lifeline for many European businesses and communities throughout the pandemic—from helping people find accurate health information and buy groceries online to finding new ways to learn and stay connected with loved ones. But equally, the pandemic has also widened the social divide, putting disadvantaged groups at risk of being further left…

Changing the narrative around mental health at work

January 19th, 2021

It can be debilitatingly lonely to live with a mental health disorder. I began my mental health journey in 2013 when I was diagnosed with depression in my final year of college. Soon after, I began publicly writing about my experience. I found that sharing about my mental health helped me and others in so…

Still Dreaming: A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18th, 2021

Today, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through reflecting on our history and volunteering our time to help our communities. At Google, we see his enormous contributions and his impact on the fight for equality as reflected in Americans’ search interests. He’s the most-searched civil rights movement led to a date,…

Google’s $53 billion impact in Australia

January 17th, 2021

Today, I’m pleased to launch Google’s 2020 Economic Impact Report – a look at our role in Australia which shows we’re providing businesses and our users with a combined $53 billion in benefits every year. Key findings: 1.3 million businesses receive $39 billion in benefits through increased revenues, millions of connections with customers and greater…

AG Paxton’s misleading attack on our ad tech business

January 17th, 2021

In December, Texas Attorney General Paxton filed a complaint about our ad-tech business and hired contingency-fee plaintiff lawyers to handle the case. We look forward to showing in court why AG Paxton’s allegations are wrong. But given some of the misleading claims that have been circulating—in particular, the inaccurate portrayal of our well-publicized “Open Bidding”…

A key milestone for privacy-centric measurement on YouTube

January 14th, 2021

In October of 2019, we announced that we are continuing to take action to limit the pixels we allow on YouTube, while investing in our cloud-based, privacy-centric measurement and analytics solution called Ads Data Hub. This solution provides three benefits for marketers. First, Ads Data Hub ensures end-user privacy by enforcing privacy checks and aggregating…

Google completes Fitbit acquisition

January 14th, 2021

For more than a decade, Fitbit has helped people around the world live healthier, more active lives. A clear pioneer in the industry, Fitbit built a vibrant community of more than 29 million active users by creating amazing wearable devices and immersive wellness experiences. Today, I’m excited to announce that Google has completed its acquisition…

Our continuing support for Dreamers

January 13th, 2021

For generations, talented immigrants have helped America drive technological breakthroughs and scientific advancements that have created millions of new jobs in new industries, enriching our culture and our economy. That’s why we have long supported the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This was established in 2012 and allows “Dreamers” who came to the…