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A conversation between two changemakers uplifting women

June 17th, 2021

This is the first in a three-part series of interviews between expert panelists for the Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls.  As the President and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership, I lead an organization that invests in women leaders solving the world’s greatest challenges — from gender-based violence to the climate crisis to…

Accelerating health and wellbeing startups in Europe

June 17th, 2021

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it, and around the world, startup founders are stepping up to solve new and unforeseen challenges with agility, resilience, and innovative technology. In particular, the pandemic spurred a high demand for digital health and wellbeing solutions. Germany alone reported a 1,000% increase in telehealth offerings — with more…

My year helping India – and honoring a family legacy

June 15th, 2021

GoogleServe is our annual company-wide volunteering campaign that takes place every June. In the spirit of celebrating our Googlers that dedicate time to volunteer, this month, we will feature inspiring stories from Googlers across the world as they share how they are helping their local communities. This week, we shine a spotlight on Suresh Vedula…

All I Want: The stories behind Portuguese female artists

June 15th, 2021

What’s the place of female artists? How much of their art is known, spoken, or internationally recognized? There is still a long way to go to achieve gender equality, but making sure we open space to talk about the ones who already broke barriers is definitely the first step. “All I Want: Portuguese women artists…

Meet Milo, this year’s Doodle for Google winner!

June 14th, 2021

A few weeks ago we announced our five national Doodle for Google finalists. They all beautifully showed us their answers to this year’s contest prompt, “I am strong because…”. One young artist stood out to us with his words, symbolism and art. We’re excited to announce our 2021 winner is 11th grader, Milo Golding from…

Meet Barbara Hepworth, her art and life with Google Arts & Culture

June 11th, 2021

Barbara Hepworth was one of the most important artists of the 20th century,and on this day in 1964, she unveiled her iconic sculpture Single Form at the United Nations in New York City. The piece is a dedication to her friend, UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld. To mark the decade since the opening of her namesake…

Our commitments for the Privacy Sandbox

June 10th, 2021

We all expect a more private and secure web. The Privacy Sandbox initiative aims to help build it by developing new digital advertising tools to protect people’s privacy and prevent covert tracking while supporting a thriving ad-funded web. From the start of this project, we have been developing these tools in the open and sought…

Rediscover your city through a new Lens this summer

June 9th, 2021

With warmer weather upon us and many places reopening in the U.K., it’s the perfect time to go out and reconnect with your surroundings. Whether it’s soaking up that panoramic view of a city skyline that you’ve really missed, or wondering what that interesting tree species was that you pass every day on your park…

News Brief: May updates from the Google News Initiative

June 8th, 2021

Last month, we supported new programs to drive business development, media literacy and elections reporting around the world. We’re collaborating with news partners through virtual events, supporting innovation in journalism through new tools, and much more. Read on for May updates. Providing new resources to drive Advertising revenue  Starting June 1, the GNI Digital Growth…

Using AI to predict what should go behind a paywall

June 8th, 2021

For many publications, including Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.), subscriptions are increasingly important to maintaining a healthy bottom line. Known for its in-depth coverage, the German-language daily reaches 148 countries and 17.3 million readers each month. F.A.Z. operates what’s known as a freemium paywall. Some articles are free, while others can only be accessed with…