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Smarter organization of top stories in Search

December 11th, 2019

People come to Search for all types of information to help them form a better understanding of the world and the topics they care about most. We’ve continued to bring new improvements to Search to help people better orient themselves around a topic and easily explore related ideas, so they can more quickly go from…

Google Nest and the USO help military families stay connected

December 11th, 2019

I was in the first trimester of my pregnancy when we found out my husband was getting deployed to the Middle East. He left before I was showing and didn’t return until our daughter was four or five months old. I experienced the bump growing, the first kicks, and the birth all by myself. But…

Meet Kwara, a startup in the new Africa Immersion program

December 11th, 2019

At Google for Startups, we look for ways to support promising new companies around the world. But those companies usually stay put in their home regions, which can be limiting—it means a smaller network of expertise to draw on, and a restricted pool of venture capital investors. We wanted to see what might happen if…

Top 3 misconceptions about mobile ads

December 9th, 2019

Although ads are often a cornerstone of successful app businesses, some developers have misconceptions that hold them back from trying ads in their app. We thought it would be helpful to address some of the more common misconceptions we’ve heard to help app publishers uncover opportunities to increase their revenue. 1) Ads interrupt the app…

¡Buenas! A multiplayer Doodle celebrating Lotería

December 8th, 2019

A smile instantly comes to my face when I think of Lotería. I think of being with my extended family in Mexico for the holidays, scattering around my Tia Cruz’s house, anxiously waiting for around to start. I think of us trying to distract each other from our boards by tossing beans. Mostly, I think…

5 ways to beat holiday stress with the Google Assistant

December 6th, 2019

Five more gifts to buy, three projects to wrap up before the holiday break and one big family dinner to host. Anyone else have an end-of-the-year list like this? Here’s how the Google Assistant is helping me get through it all: 1. Stay organized with notes and lists If you’re like me, inspiration strikes when…

Our annual pay equity review

December 6th, 2019

Compensation should be based on what you do, not who you are. We design compensation to be fair and equitable from the outset—but because these are human processes, it’s important to double-check them. Each year we run a rigorous statistical analysis to make sure all new salaries, bonuses and equity awards are fair. We take…

Europe and Africa code weeks: 136,000 students learn to code

December 6th, 2019

Within the next 10 to 15 years, 90 percent of all jobs in Europe will require some level of technical education, and now is the time for the future workforce to start acquiring these skills. Computer Science (CS) programs all over the world are helping prepare students for the new global economy and helping them…

Cloud Covered: What was new in November on Google Cloud

December 5th, 2019

November was a cornucopia of Google Cloud news and tips, with new ways for companies to start using the cloud and improve the way they work. We’re thankful this season for all the ways the cloud can make everyday work easier, and for all the cool technology that just keeps evolving. Take this easy path…

International Volunteer Day: a spotlight on GoVolunteer

December 5th, 2019

In 2015, more than 1 million people sought asylum in Germany. Faced with this overwhelming humanitarian crisis, many Germans wanted to help but didn’t know-how. Inspired by his fellow citizens’ willingness to lend a hand, Malte Bedürftig founded GoVolunteer, an online platform connecting people and corporations to volunteering opportunities and social initiatives. After GoVolunteer joined…