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New ways to grow your games business sustainably

July 12th, 2021

Mobile gaming has been a popular outlet for people to stay entertained while spending more time at home. A recent Google Play study of mobile gamers shows that 45% of existing players have discovered more games to play in the past year than the year before — and developers need the right tools and insights…

Partnering with Google for Startups helped us redefine community

July 9th, 2021

It seems like yesterday when I launched Centraal to serve as a meeting point for the Mexico City startup world: a place where people from different walks of life meet, collaborate, and facilitate the flow of ideas and innovation. Eight years in, we are proud to be one of the leading tech hubs in Latin…

A Matter of Impact: June updates from Google.org

July 8th, 2021

This week we wrapped up Pride Month, and while events looked a little different than usual, I was happy to still take part in virtual celebrations at Google and in my community. For me, Pride represents a time to celebrate progress, and also reflect on how much work is left to be done. Like it…

A new generation of Korean startups

July 7th, 2021

In Korea today, a new generation of startup founders are making their mark — continuing Korea’s long tradition of forward-thinking in technology, building a more diverse Korean economy, and contributing to the recovery from COVID-19. Supporting these founders is a priority for Google in Korea, part of our mission to help improve Koreans’ lives and…

Kick like a pro with Footy Skills Lab

July 7th, 2021

When I was growing up in Brisbane, Aussie Rules football wasn’t offered as a school sport – and there weren’t any professional female role models to look up to and learn from. Despite these limitations, we got resourceful. We organized football games in our lunch breaks with friends, using soccer or rugby goal posts and…

Mentorship inspires Deyrel Diaz and future researchers

July 1st, 2021

During his undergrad, Deyrel Diaz attended a VR hackathon where he tried out an aircraft training demo. While Deyrel, a computer science (CS) student, had experience with 3D modeling and coding, seeing the results in action was all new. “This was the first time I’d seen the two mediums interact on such an immersive level,”…

An exploration of art, nature and technology

June 30th, 2021

Caroline Rothwell is a Sydney-based visual artist whose work tackles important conversations about human interactions with nature throughout history — and their lasting effects. In her latest body of work, she hopes to bring attention to the plants around us we so often take for granted. She wanted to see if technology could help her…

Why this Google engineer is teaching students to code

June 30th, 2021

San Francisco-based Googler Ernest Holmes first started coding when he was in high school. “From then on, I was hooked and knew I wanted to become an engineer,” he says. By the time he was a freshman at Morehouse College, Ernest was participating in the Google in Residence program (GIR). That program introduced him to…

Further measures to help fight financial fraud in the UK

June 29th, 2021

As part of ongoing cross-industry efforts to help tackle the issue of financial fraud, we recently announced that we were the first major technology firm to join Stop Scams UK. We also pledged $5 million in advertising credits to support public awareness campaigns in the UK, helping to ensure that consumers are better informed about…

How we’re supporting 30 new AI for Social Good projects

June 28th, 2021

Over recent years, we have seen remarkable progress in AI’s ability to confront new problems and help solve old ones. Advancing these efforts was one reason we set up the Google Research India lab in 2019, with a particular emphasis on AI research that could make a positive social impact. It’s also why we’ve supported…