The Official Google Blog (30)

Google Business Group is helping entrepreneurs around the world—vote for your favorite

As a part of our effort to inspire entrepreneurs to take their businesses online, we invited members of our global Google Business Group to participate in a competition and share how the internet and technology empower them to do extraordinary things. We received 469 submissions from GBG members and ...

More news in Google News & Weather

The world of news is broad, deep and ever-changing. The News & Weather app shows the top three stories from various sections on its Home page, but beneath this surface lie many more informative and engaging stories. In fact, we find that many people regularly hit the bottom of our Home page looking ...

Helping to close the education gap

Even after four years of primary education, 130 million students around the world haven't mastered basic subjects like reading and math. Limited access to quality materials, under-resourced teachers, and barriers to learning outside the classroom present challenges for many children.Through ...

New shortcuts in Search help keep you in the know

These days, you expect information at your fingertips. Starting today, we're making it easier than ever to stay in the know and get the information you need quickly and easily. Starting today in the U.S., we're introducing tappable shortcuts on the Google app for Android and iOS and Google.com on ...

Expanded safeguards for advertisers

The web has opened a door for new communities and platforms that help people find diverse views and have a voice. Today, anyone with a smartphone can be a content creator, app developer or entrepreneur. And Google has enabled millions of content creators and publishers to be heard, find an audience, ...

See how companies are using G Suite and Xero to keep their finances on track

As a business leader, whether you're keeping books up-to-date, sharing data with investors, or connecting with advisors in real-time, combining cloud-based technologies like G Suite and Xero can help you collaborate quickly and securely to keep company financials on target.Gimme Vending is a great ...

The High Five: bring back the bees and beware the Ides

You made it to Friday. Can we get a High Five? In this new series, we'll show you what's trending on Google with a look at a few of the top searches from the week of March 13. CheeriosWhere have all the bumble-bees gone? People are buzzing about Cheerios this week, as the brand dropped its bee ...

Improving our brand safety controls

From our founding days at Google, our mission has always been to make information universally accessible and useful. We believe strongly in the freedom of speech and expression on the web—even when that means we don't agree with the views expressed.At the same time, we recognize the need to have ...

The She Word: Monique Vaz Vieira, keeping the bad guys' away

In honor of Women's History Month, we're celebrating the powerful, dynamic and creative women of Google. Like generations before them, these women break down barriers and defy expectations at work and in their communities. Over the course of the month, we'll help you get to know a few of these ...

Google Cloud partner awards: recognizing customer success and solution innovation

Last week at Google Cloud Next '17, we recognized 12 partners for their strong customer success and solution innovation over the past year. These partners—our 2016 Global Partner Award winners—exemplify the dedication, expertise and innovation that our customers count on. Recognizing solution ...

See Our Latest Data Center Murals

Last May, we announced the Data Center Mural Project, a partnership with artists to bring a bit of the magic from the inside of our data centers to the outside. Two artists in Oklahoma and Belgium created murals that celebrate both the work that happens inside the buildings and the communities where ...

Introducing the Family Link app: Helping families navigate technology together

The devices we carry every day open up a world of information for us to explore, sparking our curiosity and creativity. But when it comes to our kids using those same devices, it's tricky. We want them to explore and be inspired as they embark on their digital adventure, but every family feels ...

Google Classroom: Now open to even more learners

When you picture a typical' classroom, what do you see? A chalkboard, desks in neat rows, and kids with backpacks? In today's world, we know that learning can happen almost anywhere, both in and outside of school. A kitchen table might be the go-to desk for a homeschooled student, a community center ...

Code Jam returns: Do you have what it takes?

Today we invite anyone with a passion for coding—from students to professionals, and newbies to pros—to sign up for Code Jam, Google's largest, most challenging programming competition.Last year, Code Jam welcomed 60,000 Code Jammers from more than 130 countries. The competition features ...

One million trained! But the task of getting Africa digital is just beginning.

"It's all about helping young people start new careers and create opportunities for themselves," says Segun Abodunrin. He's one of 1 million young Africans who have taken advantage of Google's digital skills training program, and who are finding their way in the world of digital.Last April, we set ...

Journey under the Earth's surface in Street View

More than a thousand miles off the coast of Australia is the remote country of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 tiny islands—brimming with lush green jungles, pristine black sand beaches, and nine erupting volcanoes. Walk the beaches of Ambrym  Starting today in Google Maps, we invite you to join us ...

Journey Under the Earth's Surface in Street View

More than a thousand miles off the coast of Australia is the remote country of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 tiny islands—brimming with lush green jungles, pristine black sand beaches, and nine erupting volcanoes. Walk the beaches of Ambrym  Starting today in Google Maps, we invite you to join us ...

Find the perfect playlist to stream with the Google Home app

Finding the right song, album or playlist can make anything you do during your day that much more enjoyable. Maybe start your day off with a cup of coffee and some Relaxing Film Scores. Want something more upbeat? Get a pick-me-up with Rave-Up Wake-Up: EDM Morning. Need to make dinner? How about ...

The She Word: Nishma Robb, storytelling for change

In honor of Women's History Month, we're celebrating the powerful, dynamic and creative women of Google. Like generations before them, these women break down barriers and defy expectations at work and in their communities. Over the course of the month, we'll help you get to know a few of these ...

Send and request money in your Gmail app on Android

You can already reliably and safely share photos and files on the go with Gmail. Starting today, you can share money, too. Whether you're splitting a dinner bill or planning a group trip, you now have a fee-free way to work out the details and settle up without ever leaving the Gmail app on ...

Bringing pixels front and center in VR video

Editor's Note: This is the first post in a new series where we take a more in-depth and technical look at ways to improve the virtual reality experience. Today, we're deep diving into Equi-Angular Cubemaps, which is a new technique to stream higher quality VR video. Since ancient times, ...

Shedding light on solar potential in all 50 U.S. States

Solar power is an abundant, low carbon source of electricity, but historically it has been more expensive than traditional electricity. With solar costs dropping dramatically, many people are starting to ask: does solar power make sense on my rooftop? In my town or state?  Since its initial launch ...

The High Five: vibrant women, colorful blooms and colorful donuts

You made it to Friday. Can we get a High Five? In this new series, we'll show you what's trending on Google with a look at five of the top searches from the week of March 6th.International Women's DayOn Wednesday March 8th, the world celebrated International Women's Day. People searched on Google to ...

100 announcements from Google Cloud Next '17

San Francisco — What a week! Google Cloud Next '17 has come to the end, but really, it's just the beginning. We welcomed 10,000+ attendees including customers, partners, developers, IT leaders, engineers, press, analysts, cloud enthusiasts . Together we engaged in 3 days of keynotes, 200+ ...

With your Google Assistant, the weekend's golden

Ready to get your green on for St. Patty's celebrations? With parades going on across the country, you're in luck—with a little help from your Google Assistant. Just touch and hold the Home button on your Android phone* and try this for a weekend that's over the… rainbow:Play Irish River Dance ...

The High Five: vibrant women, colorful blooms and colorful donuts

You made it to Friday. Can we get a High Five? In this new series, we'll show you what's trending on Google with a look at a five of the top searches from the week of March 6th.International Women's DayOn Wednesday March 8th, the world celebrated International Women's Day. People searched on Google ...

100 announcements from Google Cloud Next '17

San Francisco — What a week! Google Cloud Next '17 has come to the end, but really, it's just the beginning. We welcomed 10,000+ attendees including customers, partners, developers, IT leaders, engineers, press, analysts, cloud enthusiasts . Together we engaged in 3 days of keynotes, 200+ ...

Google Cloud announces Machine Learning Startup Competition

Today, Google Cloud is excited to announce a Machine Learning Startup Competition in collaboration with venture capital firms Data Collective and Emergence Capital.  Startups are eager to use machine learning to build new products and services for their customers. As Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist for ...

2017 Google North America Public Policy Fellowship now accepting applications

The intersection of innovation and technology has never been more exciting. Over the last few of summers, we've shared this excitement with students from all over the U.S. who have participated in Google's Public Policy Fellowship. The students are given the opportunity to work  at a diverse group ...

The Torwali language and its new Android keyboard

Editor's note: We invited Zubair Torwali, ​Executive Director​ of ​Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi​, an organization that works to promote northern Pakistan's languages, to tell us how the new Torwali language Android keyboard will help preserve the language. Torwali, a Dardic language with ...