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Changing how Google Drive and Google Photos work together

June 12th, 2019

Many of you store your photos and videos on both Google Drive and Google Photos, which keeps them safe and easy to access. We’ve heard feedback that the connection between these services is confusing, so next month, we’re making some changes to simplify the experience across Drive and Photos. Changes to automatic sync between Google…

Journalism and AI team up to measure missing stories

June 12th, 2019

Violent organized crime is one of the biggest crises facing Mexico, and it places journalists in harm’s way. Murders are a daily occurrence in many parts of the country, and research shows that Mexico is the most deadly place in the world for reporters outside of active war zones. The natural desire to avoid becoming…

Visit Anne Frank’s childhood home on Google Arts & Culture

June 12th, 2019

“I hope I can entrust you with everything that I haven’t been able to share with anyone, and I hope you will be a great support to me.” These are the first words Anne Frank wrote in the diary she received on her thirteenth birthday. Three weeks later, the Frank family went into hiding. Since…

Find the hidden stories behind art at the de Young with Google Lens

June 11th, 2019

One of the privileges of working at the de Young museum in San Francisco is getting to regularly spend time in front of masterworks by artists like Ruth Asawa, Albert Bierstadt, and Mary Cassatt, and learn about the often fascinating stories surrounding their art. Spanning four centuries, the de Young museum’s American art collection includes…

From offices to libraries, building momentum in Michigan

June 11th, 2019

Walking down bustling Woodward Avenue in Detroit on Sunday night, I was impressed by the vitality and transformation of the city. This momentum across Michigan is why we’ve continued to grow our offices there for the past 13 years. Our workforce is growing at a faster rate outside the Bay Area than in it, and…

Take your achievements with you, Class of 2019

June 10th, 2019

It’s graduation season, which means that students who have spent years researching, writing and learning are off to the next big thing. But whether you’re bound for college or the workplace, you may want to hold on to your papers and presentations for record keeping or sentimental value. And we have a way to take…

The Google Assistant is now available in Waze

June 10th, 2019

Think about the last time you were stuck in traffic—the minutes you spent staring at a long line of red taillights probably didn’t feel productive. The Assistant can already help with navigation in Google Maps, so it’s easier to search for places along your route or add a new stop while you’re on the go….

When this NASA astronomer uses Pixelbook, the sky’s the limit

June 10th, 2019

Nicholas Scott’s job is out of this world. He’s an astronomer working with NASA, and he uses Pixelbook for everything from servicing telescopes on the road to drawing maps for “Dungeons and Dragons” with Pixelbook Pen. Below, Nic shares how Pixelbook helps him get his job done. Working at a NASA facility must be exciting,…

Growing into a mom and CEO

June 10th, 2019

Editor’s Note: Lee Da-rang is a graduate of the Campus for Moms program at Campus in Seoul, a hub run by Google for Startups where entrepreneurs can discover a supportive community, work on their big idea, and gain access to resources like mentorship and technical training. Recently, the author and six other Campus for Moms…

New views of beauty and fragility in underwater Street View

June 7th, 2019

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Lorna Parry, co-founder and managing director of Underwater Earth, a nonprofit that reveals stories about the ocean through technology. In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, Lorna talks about new underwater Street View images from around the world, and how the images reveal the ocean environment. Under…