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Get outfit inspiration with style ideas in Google Lens

October 3rd, 2019

Whether you’re window shopping or searching for new clothes on your phone, it’s easy to identify what you like, but it’s not always easy to figure out how you’d wear it yourself. That’s where Google Lens can help. You can already use Lens to get similar item suggestions for clothing and home decor, and today…

How we’re helping small businesses succeed

October 3rd, 2019

Owning a small business often means wearing many hats, and I know this firsthand. When I started my winery, I found I was not only a winemaker but also an accountant, marketer, sales person and tech support provider all at once. There was never enough time! Now that I’m at Google, I apply the lessons…

Our IT Support Certificate comes to 100 community colleges

October 2nd, 2019

For Melinda Williams, a cosmetology teacher and salon owner in Ohio, the Google IT Support Professional Certificate has been the first step on the path to a new career. Launched in January 2018 as part of our Grow with Google initiative to create economic opportunity for all, the program has helped more than 85,000 people…

New heights for Southeast Asia’s internet entrepreneurs

October 2nd, 2019

If there’s a story that sums up the impact of technology in Southeast Asia, it’s Tan Thi Shu’s. Shu Tan founded Sapa O’Chau, a trekking company in northern Vietnam, but initially struggled to attract customers.  She signed up for digital skills training through the Accelerate Vietnam Digital 4.0 program—and since adopting online tools she’s raised…

The historic partnership of democracy and technology

October 2nd, 2019

In September I joined the 2019 Digital Summit in Dublin, where I was invited to deliver a speech on technology and politics. The Digital Summit brings together stakeholders from across society to discuss technological innovation and the challenges facing all of us. It’s a forum designed to tackle hard questions in a thoughtful, serious, and…

Building community and making connections at Grace Hopper

October 2nd, 2019

I’ve spent most of my career in roles where it becomes less diverse as you go up the ranks. Oftentimes, I’ve been the only Black woman in the room, so I’ve had to create a community where one didn’t exist, and now in my role at Google, it’s a big part of my job to…

Action Blocks: one tap to make technology more accessible

October 2nd, 2019

Think about the last time you did something seemingly simple on your phone, like booking rideshare. To do this, you had to unlock your phone, find the right app, and type in your pickup location. The process required you to read and write, remember your selections, and focus for several minutes at a time. For…

How the head of Google Ad Grants fights for the underdog

October 2nd, 2019

Michelle Hurtado was raised on the notion that hard work can get you through anything. As the daughter of a Hispanic immigrant, she was born with the drive to create a better life for those around her, always surrounding herself with strong communities and an appreciation for faith, family and traditions. These values came from…

Manage tags easily and safely with the new Community Template Gallery

October 2nd, 2019

Businesses often work with trusted partners to conduct a variety of important functions on their websites. These partners can help businesses accurately measure their online conversions or determine which product reviews to display. For all this to work businesses need to implement tags, or code written by their partners, directly on their sites. It’s critical…

To stay secure online, Password Checkup has your back

October 2nd, 2019

We’ve all been there. Compromising security for convenience, we put our personal information at risk with poor password habits. One in four Americans use common passwords—like Abc123, Password1111, and P@ssw0rd. Sixty-six percent of Americans admit to using the same weak password across multiple sites, which makes all those accounts vulnerable. And every day, new data…