Category: Media

A vision for success: Taking LED glasses made in Korea to the world

10:05 am Eastern | Media

As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the Internet to grow their business, we caught up with Kyuhee Lee, marketing manager at Chemion, to find out how this startup went from selling zero pairs of Chemion LED glasses to over 10,000 in just three months. read more »

Storytelling now — and back then

9:52 am Eastern | Media

Sometimes I think the process of journalism has changed so much since I started it’s almost unrecognizable. (Scroll down for some early career memories.) But then I consider how much hasn’t changed. Good writing is still good writing, and will be forever. It’s still a craft you can learn, you can always get better at [...]read more »

Powering ads and analytics with machine learning

9:00 am Eastern | Media

Today in San Francisco, we’re bringing together a thousand marketers from around the world to Google Marketing Next, our annual event to discuss what’s coming next for ads, what’s needed now to grow your business and what we can achieve together.The ubiquity of mobile has dramatically changed the game in the ads world over the past few years. People expect to be able to immediately turn to their device to know, go, do, and buy—and marketers need to be able to meet those consumers in the moment. But that’s not enough. As people continue to embrace new, natural ways of interacting with devices, ads need to get even smarter and more frictionless—otherwise people will just move on.That’s why a big focus of today is how machine learning technology–the same tech that is making Gmail replies smarter and helping you get things done around the house with the Google Assistant—will be critical to advertising. It can help marketeread more »

Google Maps can be your travel guide this summer

6:00 am Eastern | Media

The unofficial kick-off to summer is just around the corner. To give you some travel planning inspiration this year, we looked at historical Google Maps data to find the top trending places of the season throughout the U.S. Follow our summer lists below to head to the hot spots or avoid the crowds–the choice is yours. Already know where you’re going? Then create your own lists and share them with friends via your favorite messaging and social apps.Drinks with a view When the weather is warm, bars with outdoor patios, views of the water, rooftops, and creative cocktails draw the biggest crowds. This summer bars list is NYC-heavy so if you’re thinking about the Big Apple this summer–this one’s for you. Education + eread more »

Google Maps can be your travel guide this summer

6:00 am Eastern | World

The unofficial kick-off to summer is just around the corner. To give you some travel planning inspiration this year, we looked at historical Google Maps data to find the top trending places of the season throughout the U.S. Follow our summer lists below to head to the hot spots or avoid the crowds–the choice is yours. Already know where you’re going? Then create your own lists and share them with friends via your favorite messaging and social apps.Drinks with a view When the weather is warm, bars with outdoor patios, views of the water, rooftops, and creative cocktails draw the biggest crowds. This summer bars list is NYC-heavy so if you’re thinking about the Big Apple this summer–this one’s for you. Education + eread more »

Android Pay says "Привет" to Russia

2:00 am Eastern | World

Stepping out for groceries or an afternoon coffee? You’ll no longer need to bring anything more than your phone. Starting today, Android Pay is available in Russia – which means you’ll be able to enjoy a simpler and more secure way to pay across all 11 time zones.Android Pay lets you check out quickly and easily in some of your favorite stores and apps – gone are the days of fumbling for credit cards and counting cash. Get the Android Pay app from Google Play and add your eligible card to get started. When you’re ready to pay, just hold your phone near the payment terminal and wait for the checkmark to appear. You can also add all your loyalty cards to Android Pay so they’re easily accessible. read more »

Android Pay says "Привет" to Russia

2:00 am Eastern | Media

Stepping out for groceries or an afternoon coffee? You’ll no longer need to bring anything more than your phone. Starting today, Android Pay is available in Russia – which means you’ll be able to enjoy a simpler and more secure way to pay across all 11 time zones.Android Pay lets you check out quickly and easily in some of your favorite stores and apps – gone are the days of fumbling for credit cards and counting cash. Get the Android Pay app from Google Play and add your eligible card to get started. When you’re ready to pay, just hold your phone near the payment terminal and wait for the checkmark to appear. You can also add all your loyalty cards to Android Pay so they’re easily accessible. read more »

Empowering a new generation of localization professionals

22 May 13:00 | Media

When her grandmother Chadia turned 80, Christina Hayek—an Arabic Language Manager at Google—and her sisters wanted to give their beloved sitto a gift that would bring her closer to them. Chadia lives in Lebanon, but her children and grandchildren are spread across the world. To bridge this geographical gap, Christina and her siblings gave their grandmother an Android smartphone. Much to Chadia’s surprise, she was able to use her phone in Arabic straight out of the box.This isn’t magic—it’s the work of a dedicated localization team at Google, whose mission is to create a diverse user experience that fits every language and every culture. Spread over more than 30 countries, our team of passionate translators and reviewers makes sure that all Google products are fun and easy to use in 70+ languages—and sound natural to people everywhere. Localization goes beyond translation. For example, while references to baseball and donuts read more »

Empowering a new generation of localization professionals

22 May 13:00 | Media

When her grandmother Chadia turned 80, Christina Hayek—an Arabic Language Manager at Google—and her sisters wanted to give their beloved sitto a gift that would bring her closer to them. Chadia lives in Lebanon, but her children and grandchildren are spread across the world. To bridge this geographical gap, Christina and her siblings gave their grandmother an Android smartphone. Much to Chadia’s surprise, she was able to use her phone in Arabic straight out of the box.This isn’t magic—it’s the work of a dedicated localization team at Google, whose mission is to create a diverse user experience that fits every language and every culture. Spread over more than 30 countries, our team of passionate translators and reviewers makes sure that all Google products are fun and easy to use in 70+ languages—and sound natural to people everywhere. Localization goes beyond translation. For example, while references to baseball and donuts read more »

Introducing Searching for Syria, a project made in partnership with UNHCR

22 May 03:01 | Media

It was six years ago in March that the Syrian civil war began, and since then more than five million people have been forced to leave their homes, their possessions, their families, and their education to seek shelter throughout the Middle East, Europe, and around the world. The scale of the crisis is hard for most of us to fathom, and the experiences of the refugee population can often feel too remote for most of us to understand.Since 2015, we’ve tried to do our part to help. Google.org has invested more than $20 million in grants supporting solutions to provide 800,000+ refugees with emergency support and access to vital information and education. read more »

The High Five: It’s a Beautiful Day to romp around

19 May 17:00 | Media

Take a romp through this week’s search trends, from talented Dutch royalty to blockbuster news from D.C. A deluge of news from D.C.After a week of non-stop news out of Washington, searchers are turning to Google to ask questions like “What did Trump tell Russia?” Many wanted to learn about the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, from his age and salary to “Which senators called for a special prosecutor?” Other searches asked how information is classified and whether the President is allowed to share classified information. And finally, many were curious to know what all this means for Trump’s presidency, even asking “If Trump is impeached, who will become President?”FashionistosWe live in a time of innovation, of creativity, of discovery, of … male rompers. Got questions? So do many people who have been searching “What is a male romper?” and “Why are people talking about rompers?” read more »

The High Five: It’s a Beautiful Day to romp around

19 May 17:00 | Entertainment

Take a romp through this week’s search trends, from talented Dutch royalty to blockbuster news from D.C. A deluge of news from D.C.After a week of non-stop news out of Washington, searchers are turning to Google to ask questions like “What did Trump tell Russia?” Many wanted to learn about the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, from his age and salary to “Which senators called for a special prosecutor?” Other searches asked how information is classified and whether the President is allowed to share classified information. And finally, many were curious to know what all this means for Trump’s presidency, even asking “If Trump is impeached, who will become President?”FashionistosWe live in a time of innovation, of creativity, of discovery, of … male rompers. Got questions? So do many people who have been searching “What is a male romper?” and “Why are people talking about rompers?” read more »

All 101 announcements from Google I/O ‘17

19 May 15:00 | World

It’s been a busy three days here in Mountain View, as more than 7,000 developers joined us at Shoreline Amphitheatre for this year’s Google I/O. From AI to VR, and everything in between, here’s an exhaustive—we mean that—recap of everything we announced. read more »

All 101 announcements from Google I/O ‘17

19 May 15:00 | Media

It’s been a busy three days here in Mountain View, as more than 7,000 developers joined us at Shoreline Amphitheatre for this year’s Google I/O. From AI to VR, and everything in between, here’s an exhaustive—we mean that—recap of everything we announced. read more »

Build with G Suite

19 May 13:00 | Media

Today wraps our annual Google I/O conference. Thousands of developers from around the world gathered to learn about our latest developer products and share best practices, including how to build next-gen business applications using G Suite. In case you need it, here’s a list of the various developer tools you can use to customize app your G Suite experience at your organization.1. Build and deploy custom apps using App Maker App Maker is a low-code, application development tool in G Suite that helps developers quickly build and deploy custom apps securely. It comes with built-in templates, a drag-and-drop UI and point-and-click data modeling. Plus, you can customize your app to connect with a wide range of APIs using Apps Script. App Maker is currently available as part of an Early Adopter Program for G Suite Business read more »

Build with G Suite

19 May 13:00 | World

Today wraps our annual Google I/O conference. Thousands of developers from around the world gathered to learn about our latest developer products and share best practices, including how to build next-gen business applications using G Suite. In case you need it, here’s a list of the various developer tools you can use to customize app your G Suite experience at your organization.1. Build and deploy custom apps using App Maker App Maker is a low-code, application development tool in G Suite that helps developers quickly build and deploy custom apps securely. It comes with built-in templates, a drag-and-drop UI and point-and-click data modeling. Plus, you can customize your app to connect with a wide range of APIs using Apps Script. App Maker is currently available as part of an Early Adopter Program for G Suite Business read more »

The winners of the 2017 Google Play Awards are ...

19 May 12:00 | World

Whether it’s an app that teaches kids to code or provides assistance to refugees, or a game that lets you explore future lifeforms, the high-quality apps and games on Google Play touch lives of people across the globe. During a special Google Play Award ceremony tonight at Google I/O, we honored 12 apps and games that give their fans delightful and memorable experiences. With more than 85 billion apps and games downloaded on Google Play over the past year, these were some of the experiences that captured our imagination. Congrats to this year’s winners! Standout IndieGames from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics and overall polish. read more »

The winners of the 2017 Google Play Awards are ...

19 May 12:00 | Media

Whether it’s an app that teaches kids to code or provides assistance to refugees, or a game that lets you explore future lifeforms, the high-quality apps and games on Google Play touch lives of people across the globe. During a special Google Play Award ceremony tonight at Google I/O, we honored 12 apps and games that give their fans delightful and memorable experiences. With more than 85 billion apps and games downloaded on Google Play over the past year, these were some of the experiences that captured our imagination. Congrats to this year’s winners! Standout IndieGames from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics and overall polish. read more »

More on Daydream, Tango, and Developer tools for VR and AR

18 May 12:30 | Media

This morning at Google I/O, we went into more detail about the investments we're making in the core technologies that enable VR and AR, and in platforms that make them accessible to more people. Tango Tango enables devices to track motion and understand depth and space, and it’s a fundamental enabling technology for both virtual and augmented reality. WorldSense, the positional tracking technology which makes our new Daydream standalone VR headsets work without any external sensors, is derived from Tango. Tango also enables smartphone AR. With it, devices can provide indoor directions and place digital objects in the space around us. You can see what furniture looks like in your bedroom before you buy it, build interactive worlds in your living room, or summon dinosaurs into your kitchen to learn more about them. And with Expeditions AR, students can have a shared eread more »

Android enterprise security gets smarter and stronger with Google Play Protect and Android O

18 May 12:00 | World

Enterprise customers need intelligent security tools to protect their data as part of a successful mobile deployment.Android is built with enterprise security in mind, from the platform to the security services that now check 50 billion apps a day. Yesterday at I/O we took another step and introduced Google Play Protect, an always-on set of security services that are designed to provide more peace of mind to IT managers, employees and all users. We also previewed new security and management features in Android O that give enterprise customers additional app and data protections. read more »

Step inside the Forbidden City with precious artworks from the Palace Museum on Google Arts & Culture

18 May 10:00 | World

For nearly 500 years—from 1420 to 1912—the Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors. Among its most illustrious inhabitants was the Qianlong Emperor, a patron of Confucian arts and culture who, during his 50-year reign in the 18th century, amassed the most important collection of artwork in Chinese history. read more »

What’s next for Google payment and loyalty experiences

18 May 09:00 | World

Thousands of apps and millions of stores accept Android Pay, a simpler and more secure mobile payment experience. Android Pay is now available in 10 markets, with more coming soon, including Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. And in addition to our already announced Visa and Mastercard partnerships, we’ll soon enable a streamlined mobile checkout experience for PayPal users.The newest ways to pay with GoogleYesterday, we announced the Google Payment API, which lets people pay in app or online with any verified credit or debit card saved to their Google Account, via products like Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. read more »

Empowering developers to build the best experiences across platforms

17 May 18:00 | Media

It’s great to be in our backyard again for Google I/O to connect with developers around the world. The 7,200 attendees at Shoreline Amphitheatre, millions of viewers on the live stream, and thousand of developers at local I/O Extended events across 80+ countries heard about our efforts to make the lives of developers easier—allowing them to focus on the problems they’re trying to solve by minimizing the pain points of building a product.Earlier this morning, our CEO Sundar Pichai talked about our various billion-user platforms. Whether it’s Android or Chrome or the mobile web, our success would not have been possible without the developer community. And during our read more »

Empowering developers to build the best experiences across platforms

17 May 18:00 | Media

It’s great to be in our backyard again for Google I/O to connect with developers around the world. The 7,200 attendees at Shoreline Amphitheatre, millions of viewers on the live stream, and thousand of developers at local I/O Extended events across 80+ countries heard about our efforts to make the lives of developers easier—allowing them to focus on the problems they’re trying to solve by minimizing the pain points of building a product.Earlier this morning, our CEO Sundar Pichai talked about our various billion-user platforms. Whether it’s Android or Chrome or the mobile web, our success would not have been possible without the developer community. And during our read more »

Making AI work for everyone

17 May 15:00 | Weather

I’ve now been at Google for 13 years, and it’s remarkable how the company’s founding mission of making information universally accessible and useful is as relevant today as it was when I joined. From the start, we’ve looked to solve complex problems using deep computer science and insights, even as the technology around us forces dramatic change.The most complex problems tend to be ones that affect people’s daily lives, and it’s exciting to see how many people have made Google a part of their day—we’ve just passed 2 billion monthly active Android devices; YouTube has not only 1 billion users but also 1 billion hours of watchtime every day; people find their way along 1 billion kilometers across the planet using Google Maps each day. This growth would have been unthinkable without computing’s shift to mobile, which made us rethink all of our products—reinventing them to reflect new models of interaction like multi-touch screeread more »

Making AI work for everyone

17 May 15:00 | Media

I’ve now been at Google for 13 years, and it’s remarkable how the company’s founding mission of making information universally accessible and useful is as relevant today as it was when I joined. From the start, we’ve looked to solve complex problems using deep computer science and insights, even as the technology around us forces dramatic change.The most complex problems tend to be ones that affect people’s daily lives, and it’s exciting to see how many people have made Google a part of their day—we’ve just passed 2 billion monthly active Android devices; YouTube has not only 1 billion users but also 1 billion hours of watchtime every day; people find their way along 1 billion kilometers across the planet using Google Maps each day. This growth would have been unthinkable without computing’s shift to mobile, which made us rethink all of our products—reinventing them to reflect new models of interaction like multi-touch screeread more »

Keeping you safe with Google Play Protect

17 May 14:50 | Media

Whether you’re checking email for work, playing Pokémon Go with your kids or watching your favorite movie, confidence in the security of your device and data is important. And since day one, Android has been built with security in mind. As we’ve grown, so have our security services, which constantly protect the 2 billion active Android devices globally.We know you want to be confident that your Android devices are safe and secure, which is why we are doubling down on our commitment to security. Today we introduced Google Play Protect—Google’s comprehensive security services for Android, providing powerful new protections and greater visibility into your device security. Play Protect is built into every device with Google Play, is always updating, and automatically takes action to keep your data and device safe, so you don’t have tread more »

Keeping you safe with Google Play Protect

17 May 14:50 | Media

Whether you’re checking email for work, playing Pokémon Go with your kids or watching your favorite movie, confidence in the security of your device and data is important. And since day one, Android has been built with security in mind. As we’ve grown, so have our security services, which constantly protect the 2 billion active Android devices globally.We know you want to be confident that your Android devices are safe and secure, which is why we are doubling down on our commitment to security. Today we introduced Google Play Protect—Google’s comprehensive security services for Android, providing powerful new protections and greater visibility into your device security. Play Protect is built into every device with Google Play, is always updating, and automatically takes action to keep your data and device safe, so you don’t have tread more »

The latest on VR and AR at Google I/O

17 May 14:40 | Weather

VR can transport you. With it, you don’t just get to see a place, you can experience what it’s like to be there. And AR brings computing into your world, letting you interact with digital information in your environment. Both technologies enable us to experience computing more like we experience the real world—they make computing work more like we do. That’s why we’re making investments in the core technologies that enable VR and AR, and in platforms that make them accessible to more people. At Google I/O, we’re sharing some of what we've been up to. Here are the highlights.Virtual realityIn October, we launched Daydream View, a VR headset that’s comfortable and easy to use. Today, there are lots of Daydream-ready phones available to choose from. And there are more coming—including the Garead more »

The latest on VR and AR at Google I/O

17 May 14:40 | Media

VR can transport you. With it, you don’t just get to see a place, you can experience what it’s like to be there. And AR brings computing into your world, letting you interact with digital information in your environment. Both technologies enable us to experience computing more like we experience the real world—they make computing work more like we do. That’s why we’re making investments in the core technologies that enable VR and AR, and in platforms that make them accessible to more people. At Google I/O, we’re sharing some of what we've been up to. Here are the highlights.Virtual realityIn October, we launched Daydream View, a VR headset that’s comfortable and easy to use. Today, there are lots of Daydream-ready phones available to choose from. And there are more coming—including the Garead more »

The latest on VR and AR at Google I/O

17 May 14:40 | Media

VR can transport you. With it, you don’t just get to see a place, you can experience what it’s like to be there. And AR brings computing into your world, letting you interact with digital information in your environment. Both technologies enable us to experience computing more like we experience the real world—they make computing work more like we do. That’s why we’re making investments in the core technologies that enable VR and AR, and in platforms that make them accessible to more people. At Google I/O, we’re sharing some of what we've been up to. Here are the highlights.Virtual realityIn October, we launched Daydream View, a VR headset that’s comfortable and easy to use. Today, there are lots of Daydream-ready phones available to choose from. And there are more coming—including the Garead more »

Android: celebrating a big milestone together with you

17 May 14:39 | Media

When I started working at Google in early 2007, it was before Android, before iOS. Mobile was still niche. And while many of us had a sense that mobile was going to be big, I’m not sure we really realized just how big it was going to get. Fast forward to today, and there are now 2 billion monthly active Android devices globally. This is an extraordinarily humbling milestone—and it’s the largest reach of any computing platform of its kind. Today at Google I/O, we celebrated that milestone and showcased a number of ways we’re working to make Android even more useful, including a beta release of Android O and a new initiative to help bring Android to the next billion users. read more »

Android: celebrating a big milestone together with you

17 May 14:39 | Media

When I started working at Google in early 2007, it was before Android, before iOS. Mobile was still niche. And while many of us had a sense that mobile was going to be big, I’m not sure we really realized just how big it was going to get. Fast forward to today, and there are now 2 billion monthly active Android devices globally. This is an extraordinarily humbling milestone—and it’s the largest reach of any computing platform of its kind. Today at Google I/O, we celebrated that milestone and showcased a number of ways we’re working to make Android even more useful, including a beta release of Android O and a new initiative to help bring Android to the next billion users. read more »

Android: celebrating a big milestone together with you

17 May 14:39 | Media

When I started working at Google in early 2007, it was before Android, before iOS. Mobile was still niche. And while many of us had a sense that mobile was going to be big, I’m not sure we really realized just how big it was going to get. Fast forward to today, and there are now 2 billion monthly active Android devices globally. This is an extraordinarily humbling milestone—and it’s the largest reach of any computing platform of its kind. Today at Google I/O, we celebrated that milestone and showcased a number of ways we’re working to make Android even more useful, including a beta release of Android O and a new initiative to help bring Android to the next billion users. read more »

Partnering on machine learning in healthcare

17 May 14:30 | Media

From 1816’s stethoscope to today’s handheld ultrasound machines, doctors have steadily adopted technology to advance healthcare. In the past decade, the medical community has taken a major step in adopting electronic health systems to make information more accessible to clinicians and patients. Now, to make sense of all that information, healthcare providers are starting to turn to machine learning.Our researchers at Google have shown over the past year how our machine learning can help clinicians detect breast cancer metastases in lymph nodes and screen for diabetic retinopathy. We’re working with Alphabet’s Verily arm and other biomedical partners to translate these research results into practical medical devices, such as a tool to helpread more »

Partnering on machine learning in healthcare

17 May 14:30 | Media

From 1816’s stethoscope to today’s handheld ultrasound machines, doctors have steadily adopted technology to advance healthcare. In the past decade, the medical community has taken a major step in adopting electronic health systems to make information more accessible to clinicians and patients. Now, to make sense of all that information, healthcare providers are starting to turn to machine learning.Our researchers at Google have shown over the past year how our machine learning can help clinicians detect breast cancer metastases in lymph nodes and screen for diabetic retinopathy. We’re working with Alphabet’s Verily arm and other biomedical partners to translate these research results into practical medical devices, such as a tool to helpread more »

500 million people using Google Photos, and three new ways to share

17 May 14:00 | Media

Two years ago we introduced Google Photos and now, more than 500 million people use it every month, backing up more than 1.2 billion photos and videos per day. Today, we’re announcing three new ways to help you share and receive the meaningful moments in your life.Suggested Sharing/h3p/ppHow many times have you forgotten to share that group shot with everyone else in it? Or how often do you have to ask your spouse to send those cute pictures of the kids? /p/div/div div class="block-video" div class="uni-full-width " uni-component="video" uni-options="{'overlay': false}" uni-video-id="SN_7r0mFf5Y" uni-block-index="" div class="uni-video" div id="uni-video-SN_7r0mFf5Y-"/div /div h2 class="show-small" Google Photos: Sharing made easier/h2 /div /div div classread more »

500 million people using Google Photos, and three new ways to share

17 May 14:00 | Media

Two years ago we introduced Google Photos and now, more than 500 million people use it every month, backing up more than 1.2 billion photos and videos per day. Today, we’re announcing three new ways to help you share and receive the meaningful moments in your life.Suggested Sharing/h3p/ppHow many times have you forgotten to share that group shot with everyone else in it? Or how often do you have to ask your spouse to send those cute pictures of the kids? /p/div/div div class="block-video" div class="uni-full-width " uni-component="video" uni-options="{'overlay': false}" uni-video-id="SN_7r0mFf5Y" uni-block-index="" div class="uni-video" div id="uni-video-SN_7r0mFf5Y-"/div /div h2 class="show-small" Google Photos: Sharing made easier/h2 /div /div div classread more »

500 million people using Google Photos, and three new ways to share

17 May 14:00 | Media

Two years ago we introduced Google Photos and now, more than 500 million people use it every month, backing up more than 1.2 billion photos and videos per day. Today, we’re announcing three new ways to help you share and receive the meaningful moments in your life.Suggested Sharing/h3p/ppHow many times have you forgotten to share that group shot with everyone else in it? Or how often do you have to ask your spouse to send those cute pictures of the kids? /p/div/div div class="block-video" div class="uni-full-width " uni-component="video" uni-options="{'overlay': false}" uni-video-id="SN_7r0mFf5Y" uni-block-index="" div class="uni-video" div id="uni-video-SN_7r0mFf5Y-"/div /div h2 class="show-small" Google Photos: Sharing made easier/h2 /div /div div classread more »

Your Google Assistant is getting better across devices, from Google Home to your phone

17 May 13:45 | Media

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Your Google Assistant is getting better across devices, from Google Home to your phone

17 May 13:45 | Media

div class="block-paragraph"div class="rich-text"pLast year we a href="https://blog.google/products/assistant/io-building-next-evolution-of-google/"announced/a our vision for the Google Assistant—which helps you get things done through a natural conversation, and is available wherever you need it. Since launching the Assistant last fall, we’ve been improving what it can do for you—from adding the ability to control more smart home devices with your Assistant on Google Home and Android phones to bringing your Assistant to new surfaces like Android Wear. And today, we’re introducing new ways your Assistant can help you do even more./p/div/div div class="block-paragraph"div class="rich-text"h3Ready to help/h3pOf course your Assistant can help answer your questions and find information—but it can also help you get all kinds of useful things done. Today we’re adding a few more:br//pp/pullibSchedule new calendar appointments and create reminders./b Starting today on Google Home, you can schedread more »

Build and train machine learning models on our new Google Cloud TPUs

17 May 13:17 | Media

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Build and train machine learning models on our new Google Cloud TPUs

17 May 13:17 | Media

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Save time with Smart Reply in Gmail

17 May 13:11 | Media

div class="block-paragraph"div class="rich-text"pIt’s pretty easy to read your emails while you’re on the go, but responding to those emails takes effort. Smart Reply, a href="https://blog.google/products/gmail/computer-respond-to-this-email/"available in Inbox by Gmail/a and a href="http://g.co/allo"Allo/a, saves you time by suggesting quick responses to your messages. The feature already drives 12 percent of replies in Inbox on mobile. And starting today, Smart Reply is coming to Gmail for Android and iOS too. /ppSmart Reply suggests three responses based on the email you received:/p/div/div div class="block-image_full_width"!--image full width-- div class="uni-full-width" figure source media="(max-width: 540px) and (max-resolution: 1.5dppx)" sizes="422px" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Smart_Reply_in_Gmail_on_iOS_static_for_blog.width-422.png 422w" read more »

Save time with Smart Reply in Gmail

17 May 13:11 | Media

div class="block-paragraph"div class="rich-text"pIt’s pretty easy to read your emails while you’re on the go, but responding to those emails takes effort. Smart Reply, a href="https://blog.google/products/gmail/computer-respond-to-this-email/"available in Inbox by Gmail/a and a href="http://g.co/allo"Allo/a, saves you time by suggesting quick responses to your messages. The feature already drives 12 percent of replies in Inbox on mobile. And starting today, Smart Reply is coming to Gmail for Android and iOS too. /ppSmart Reply suggests three responses based on the email you received:/p/div/div div class="block-image_full_width"!--image full width-- div class="uni-full-width" figure source media="(max-width: 540px) and (max-resolution: 1.5dppx)" sizes="422px" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Smart_Reply_in_Gmail_on_iOS_static_for_blog.width-422.png 422w" read more »

CSquared gets new investors to expand internet access in Africa

17 May 04:00 | Media

div class="block-paragraph"div class="rich-text"pThree billion people around the world are now online, but access remains critically low in Africa, where only 10 percent of households can connect to the internet./pp /pIn 2011, a team of Googlers identified a major barrier to affordable, reliable broadband in Africa: the lack of fiber optic networks in large cities. This led to Project Link, an initiative to build world-class, high-speed urban fiber networks in Africa’s metropolises. In 2013 we folded these efforts under a new Google brand called a href="http://www.csquared.com "CSquared/a with the aim of bringing other companies into the market, expanding access and lowering costs. CSquared has built more than 800 km of fiber in the cities of Kampala and Entebbe; and 840 km of fiber in the Ghanaian cities of Accra, Tema, and Kumasi. In both Ghana and Uganda, more than 25 internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile network operators (MNOs) now use these metro fiber networks to offer brread more »

CSquared gets new investors to expand internet access in Africa

17 May 04:00 | Media

Three billion people around the world are now online, but access remains critically low in Africa, where only 10 percent of households can connect to the internet. In 2011, a team of Googlers identified a major barrier to affordable, reliable broadband in Africa: the lack of fiber optic networks in large cities. This led to Project Link, an initiative to build world-class, high-speed urban fiber networks in Africa’s metropolises. In 2013 we folded these efforts under a new Google brand called CSquared with the aim of bringing other companies into the market, expanding access and lowering costs. CSquared has built more than 800 km of fiber in the cities of Kampala and Entebbe; and 840 km of fiber in the Ghanaian cities of Accra, Tema, and Kumasi. In both Ghana and Uganda, more than 25 internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile network operators (MNOs) now use these metro fiber netwread more »

Four ways the web supports small business growth—new research from Deloitte

16 May 13:00 | Media

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy, and they make our communities special. Businesses are revitalizing their towns, creating jobs, and shaping their communities—one customer and employee at a time.We wanted to better understand the web’s role in helping small businesses grow in today’s economy, so we recently commissioned new research with Deloitte. The study found that the use of digital tools (such as websites, analytics and online marketing) positively impacts small business growth in four key ways: reaching new customers, reaching new markets, growing faster and creating jobs.Reaching more customersDigital tools help small businesses reach more customers at every stage of the purchase process. In fact, Deloitte’s research found that small businesses using advanced digital tools such as web analytics and online video, were almost 3x as likely to have increased customer interest, liread more »

Four ways the web supports small business growth—new research from Deloitte

16 May 13:00 | U.S. News

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy, and they make our communities special. Businesses are revitalizing their towns, creating jobs, and shaping their communities—one customer and employee at a time.We wanted to better understand the web’s role in helping small businesses grow in today’s economy, so we recently commissioned new research with Deloitte. The study found that the use of digital tools (such as websites, analytics and online marketing) positively impacts small business growth in four key ways: reaching new customers, reaching new markets, growing faster and creating jobs.Reaching more customersDigital tools help small businesses reach more customers at every stage of the purchase process. In fact, Deloitte’s research found that small businesses using advanced digital tools such as web analytics and online video, were almost 3x as likely to have increased customer interest, liread more »

Inspiring the creative problem-solvers of the future

16 May 11:00 | Media

What's coming next in technology will shape our future. And because we can't predict what challenges the future will bring, we need to cultivate a new generation of problem-solvers, storytellers, and creative minds to tackle our next problems at scale. It’s not just about coding and programming computers, it’s about helping students learn skills they’ll need to approach problems in a fundamentally different way across every discipline from business to engineering to the arts. Today, we hosted our fourth annual I/O Youth, part of a longstanding effort to get more students excited about where technology can take them. Nearly 150 5th-7th graders from schools around the Bay Area descended on Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA to explore activities focused on digital storytelling, inventing, science, and coding. read more »

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