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New year, faster you: 5 Chromebook tips that can make any work day better

February 4th, 2019

As 2019 gets into full swing, many of us are looking for ways to be more efficient at work. If you use a Chromebook as part of your job, you’re in luck. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to make things faster, easier, and more organized for cloud workers, and they’re all…

Making audio more accessible with two new apps

February 4th, 2019

The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2055, there will be 900 million people with hearing loss. We believe in the power of technology to help break down barriers and make life a little easier for everyone. Today, we’re introducing two new apps for Android designed to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people: Live…

Try your hand at the art of shadow puppetry, with help from AI

February 4th, 2019

I grew up in Nantong, a beautiful, small coastal city in China, where the Yangtze River flows into the East China Sea. One of my earliest childhood memories was when my parents, during the long winter nights, would entertain me by narrating stories using hand shadows as puppets. Later, I would see my first traditional…

How Google can help keep your resolutions going through 2019

February 1st, 2019

Get active. Get some extra sleep. Find inner peace. They’re excellent New Year’s resolutions, and they’re also achievable with help from Google. More than 325,000 people with fitness goals for 2019 joined the #GetFitWithGoogle challenge during January to earn as many Heart Points as they could with Google Fit. After looking at the statistics, Google…

The Journey of Us: Celebrating Black History’s movers and changemakers

February 1st, 2019

In 1806, a 9-year-old girl named Isabella was taken from her parents, placed on a slave auction block, and sold along with a flock of sheep for $100. At a time of almost no choices for black women like her, Isabella later chose the name we know her by today: Sojourner Truth. “Sojourn” means to…

Reach customers via additional marketing channels with Analytics 360 + Salesforce Marketing Cloud

January 31st, 2019

Last year, we shared our plan to make Google Analytics 360 audiences available for activation in Salesforce Marketing Cloud, so that marketers can deliver more timely and relevant messages via additional marketing channels like email and SMS. Today, we’re excited to share that this capability will become available to customers in the next two weeks….

Advancing research on fake audio detection

January 31st, 2019

When you listen to Google Maps driving directions in your car, get answers from your Google Home, or hear a spoken translation in Google Translate, you’re using Google’s speech synthesis, or text-to-speech (TTS) technology. Speech interfaces not only allow you to interact naturally and conveniently with digital devices, they’re a crucial technology for making information…

Supporting the military community for whatever’s next

January 31st, 2019

In August 2018, Google made a commitment to veterans, military spouses, and service members transitioning to civilian careers. At that time, we announced a job search experience that uses military occupational specialty codes to connect service members and veterans with open jobs that call for skills developed during their time in service. In the months…

The movement to power Puerto Rico with the sun

January 31st, 2019

On September 16, 2017, Hurricane Maria, the worst natural disaster on record to affect Puerto Rico, left people without homes or electricity. Eight months later, over 1,000 households were still without power. So communities across the island set out to find creative ways to generate electricity. After the disaster, the government of Puerto Rico committed…

Touchdown! Score with Search and the Assistant for Sunday’s Big Game

January 31st, 2019

As the Patriots and Rams head to Atlanta for Sunday’s big spectacle, you can turn to Search and the Google Assistant to stay-in-the-know and get some help prepping to watch the game. We’re taking a look at real-time Google Trends data to see the top questions and topics people are searching for and scoring some…