Category: Media

AIY Projects: A first step into STEM

18 Apr 13:00 | Media

Artificial Intelligence allows computers to perform increasingly complex tasks like understanding speech or identifying what’s in an image. AI built into hardware lets you build devices that feel more personal, can be trained to solve individual problems, and do things people haven’t thought of yet. Building AI-based things used to require expensive hardware and an advanced computer science degree, but with AIY Projects we’ve created two simple kits that allow students and makers to start building, playing and learning about AI.Each kit takes you through step-by-step instructions to build a cardboard shell and then install the electronics to assemble your own device. The Voice Kit lets you build a voice-controlled speaker, while the Vision Kit lets you build a camera that learns to recognize people and objects. Along the way you learn the basics of building simple electronic circuits, some light progread more »

Visualizing the #MeToo movement using Google Trends

18 Apr 13:00 | Media

The #MeToo movement has inspired growing, worldwide awareness of sexual violence and sexual assault. This is not only a significant moment in history; it’s a significant moment in internet history: #MeToo marks a time when sexual assault survivors everywhere turned the internet into a platform for their voices and perspectives to be heard and respected.In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we created Me Too Rising, a visualization of the global #MeToo movement through Google Trends data. On the site, you can look at global interest starting last fall and watch as consciousness spreads over time. In the past year, #MeToo has been searched in 195 countries—that's every country on earth. You can see the cities where it was trending on different dates and see what’s happening now at local levels with city-specific Google Searchread more »

5 things you can do with Chrome Browser to increase employee productivity

18 Apr 12:00 | Media

Whether it’s accessing business apps, collaborating on projects or just checking email, the web browser is increasingly becoming the place where employees get their jobs done. In fact, 76 percent of companies employ browser-based email, and 70 percent have adopted browser-based office applications, according to a recent Forrester study.Since employees spend a lot of time in their browsers at work, we wanted to share some ways you can customize Chrome Browser to help employees stay focused. Chrome Browser has many built-in capabilities that IT admins can use to pre-install bookmarks, apps, and extensions,centrally manage policies, and provide an optimal web browsing experience.Here are read more »

G Suite Enterprise for Education is now available

18 Apr 11:30 | Media

Since launching G Suite for Education, we’ve heard a common request from colleges, universities and large school districts: the need for more advanced tools to meet their complex technology needs. In January, we announced G Suite Enterprise for Education, a new edition of G Suite for Education that offers additional enterprise-grade capabilities designed for large institutions and customized for education. Starting today, G Suite Enterprise for Education is generally available to educational institutions in the United States, and is coming to more countries soon.Additionally, new tools—such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), security key management and enforcement, and Gmail S/MIME—will start rolling out to all G Suite for Education uread more »

G Suite Enterprise for Education is Now Available

18 Apr 11:30 | Media

Since launching G Suite for Education, we’ve heard a common request from colleges, universities and large school districts: the need for more advanced tools to meet their complex technology needs. In January, we announced G Suite Enterprise for Education, a new edition of G Suite for Education that offers additional enterprise-grade capabilities designed for large institutions and customized for education. Starting today, G Suite Enterprise for Education is generally available to educational institutions in the United States, and is coming to more countries soon.Additionally, new tools—such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), security key management and enforcement, and Gmail S/MIME—will start rolling out to all G Suite for Education uread more »

How do “copycat brands” appear to consumers?

18 Apr 08:00 | Media

Researchers in China sought out to determine how consumers often confuse “copycat brands” with that of the leading brands. The researchers “applied a word-pair evaluation paradigm in which the first word was a brand name (copycat vs. normal brand both […] The post How do “copycat brands” appear to consumers? appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Here are the winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes

17 Apr 23:14 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteWinners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday. The Pulitzers are highly revered and mark the best in journalism in 14 categories.  Neil Brown, […] The post Here are the winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

5 tips to launch an augmented reality campaign

17 Apr 23:14 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteIf you’d like to create an augmented reality or virtual reality campaign, you’ll need technical skills and money. However, it doesn’t have to be a budget-busting endeavor. It’s increasingly easy and inexpensive to […] The post 5 tips to launch an augmented reality campaign appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Here’s how to use Twitter to dominate the Google search results

17 Apr 23:14 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteAre you jealous of the big brands whose tweets appear in a cool carousel below their Twitter accounts on page one of Google’s search results? When you’re trying to occupy a lot of […] The post Here’s how to use Twitter to dominate the Google search results appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Three brands still killing it on Facebook

17 Apr 23:14 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteIn my column last month, I set out a manifesto for social media marketing in 2018, a call to “grow up or get out.” I compared what social media is going through now […] The post Three brands still killing it on Facebook appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

BeeTouched: how the internet keeps the buzz in a family business

17 Apr 22:00 | Media

Editor’s note: As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia-Pacific who use the internet to grow, we spoke with Aaron Huang, the manager of BeeTouched, a honey business in Taiwan. After he and his cousins took over the family business, Aaron used the internet to build a new brand and spread awareness of Taiwan’s delicious honey. Since it was established in 1982, BeeTouched has grown from 10 to 50 full-time employees.Please tell us more about BeeTouched.My family has been in the honey business for three generations. My grandfather was a beekeeper and began selling honey more than 50 years ago. After they inherited the business, my father and two uncles decided to expand it by selling raw honey to other businesses.Today, I’m proud to run the business with four of my cousins. Our generation decided to establish the company read more »

Designing for human and environmental health

17 Apr 15:42 | Media

Imagine a world of abundance—a world where products are infinitely recycled and the design process itself begins with considering the health and well-being of people and the environment. Imagine those products flowing through an economy that is both profitable and stems depletion of raw materials. That’s the world we want for all of us, and Google is working with the experts who are getting us there.This vision is embodied in a model called the circular economy—and achieving it requires changing our relationship to natural resources, as well as engagement from designers, material scientists, chemists, policy makers, industry partners and consumers. It requires the development of new materials and processes that optimize for human and environmental health, and capture more value from materials by keepinread more »

Preserving endangered wonders of the world, for generations to come

16 Apr 13:00 | Media

When Ben Kacyra watched on TV as the Taliban destroyed 1,500 year-old Buddhist statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in 2001, he felt compelled to do something. Mr. Kacyra, who happens to be one of the creators of the world's first three-dimensional laser scanning system, realized that his technology could be used to record monuments at risk of damage due to natural disasters, war, or tourism, so that they could be preserved for future generations.He founded CyArk, a non-profit that has created the world’s largest and most detailed 3D digital archive of endangered wonders of the world—a lasting record of monuments at risk of disappearing. Now, Google Arts & read more »

Digital skills for Arabic speakers everywhere

16 Apr 09:00 | Media

In the Middle East and North Africa, only 38 percent of youth believe their education gives them the skills they need to enter the workforce. By 2020, one in five jobs in the Arab world will require digital skills that aren’t widely available today. Many women are contributing to the innovation coming out of the Arab world, yet this region has among the lowest female economic involvement globally.To address the growing skills gap in the region’s workforce, and to help ensure that opportunities created by technology are available to everyone, we’ve launched Maharat min Google (the English translation is “Bread more »

NPR’s Carrie Kahn: Persverance pays in pursuit of dream job

16 Apr 08:56 | Media

Carrie Kahn is NPR’s international correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. She covers Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. Kahn’s reports can be heard on NPR’s award-winning news programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. Kahn joined […] The post NPR’s Carrie Kahn: Persverance pays in pursuit of dream job appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Helping publishers recover lost revenue from ad blocking

16 Apr 00:00 | Media

Today, the majority of the internet is supported by digital advertising. But bad ad experiences—the ones that blare music unexpectedly, or force you to wait 10 seconds before you get to the page—are hurting publishers who make the content, apps and services we use everyday. When people encounter annoying ads, and then decide to block all ads, it cuts off revenue for the sites you actually find useful. Many of these people don't intend to defund the sites they love when they install an ad blocker, but when they do, they block all ads on every site they visit.  Last year we announced Funding Choices to help publishers with good ad experiences recover lost revenue due to ad blocking. While Funding Choices is still in beta, millions of ad blocking users every month are now choosing to see ads on publisher websites, or read more »

Helping publishers recover lost revenue from ad blocking

16 Apr 00:00 | Media

Today, the majority of the internet is supported by digital advertising. But bad ad experiences—the ones that blare music unexpectedly, or force you to wait 10 seconds before you get to the page—are hurting publishers who make the content, apps and services we use everyday. When people encounter annoying ads, and then decide to block all ads, it cuts off revenue for the sites you actually find useful. Many of these people don't intend to defund the sites they love when they install an ad blocker, but when they do, they block all ads on every site they visit.  Last year we announced Funding Choices to help publishers with good ad experiences recover lost revenue due to ad blocking. While Funding Choices is still in beta, millions of ad blocking users every month are now choosing to see ads on publisher websites, or read more »

AR Drawings Can Now Be Added to Videos in Facebook Stories

14 Apr 23:14 | Media

This post was originally published on this site Facebook continues to pack more feature into Stories in the hopes of convincing more people to use them, and the latest addition is augmented reality drawing. Facebook Camera product manager John Barnett said, “We wanted […] The post AR Drawings Can Now Be Added to Videos in Facebook Stories appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

#teampixel colored outside the lines with interesting shapes this week

13 Apr 13:00 | Media

This is shaping up to be a colorful week for #teampixel. We love shapes that grab your attention and guide your eyes when you look at a photograph—and the shapes in this week’s photos are sometimes obvious, like in staircases or sidewalk tiles. Other times they surprise you, like in a spiky Joshua tree or a boat’s wake. Can you find all the shapes in this week’s #teampixel images?read more »

Use your favorite password manager with Android Oreo

13 Apr 13:00 | Media

Security experts recommend strong, unique passwords for each service that you use. For most of us, however, it can be difficult to manage credentials across multiple websites and apps, especially if you’re trying to keep track of everything in your head.In Android 8.0 Oreo, we made it simpler to use Autofill with a password manager, like LastPass, Dashlane, Keeper, or 1Password. Particularly on tiny devices like your phone, autofill can make your life easier by remembering things (with your permission), so that you don’t have to type out your name, address, or credit read more »

The High Five: prom gets cheesy, pollen makes you sneezy

13 Apr 12:45 | Media

Whether you’re on the hunt for a flower crown or a corsage, here’s what that ol’ internet has been up to this week …People are searching for Coachella—specifically, “what is Coachella”? It’s a music festival in the middle of the desert in California where bandanas are worn, parasols are twirled and selfies are taken (other Coachella items trending on Search are dust masks and earplugs… not as cute.) If you’re looking to see “who is performing?” you’ll be pleased to learn that two of the top-searched artists at Coachella are Beyonce and Cardi B (but Cardi was searched 3,200 percent more than Bey this week).For those who have to wait a few years to bask in the sweet sun of the Coachellread more »

The Robinsons are “Lost in Space" and Google Home can help

13 Apr 12:00 | Media

Hello, this is Will Robinson of the 24th Colonist Group. My family and I were headed to Alpha Centauri when we accidentally crash-landed on an unfamiliar planet. Mom, Dad, Penny, Judy and I trained for this mission and had all of the provisions for a long trip but ... it hasn’t quite turned out as planned.Our spaceship, the Jupiter 2, is sinking in ice, and we could really use some help. Everyone’s trying to be brave, but I think we’re all pretty scared. It helps that my new robot warns me when there’s trouble—so far the only thing he says is “Danger, Will Robinson!” but I don’t think it’s enough to get us out of here.That’s where you come in. Luckily, the wiring in our spaceship still works, so we’re able to communicate with Earth. You can radio me on your Google Home to give us a hand. Just say, “Hey Google, play the Lost in Space Game,” and I’ll answer right away. Ifread more »

Puparazzi alert: five tips for your pet photos

11 Apr 14:00 | Media

If you’re a pet owner, you probably live every day like it’s National Pet Day. But to honor the holiday today, we’ve put together a few pet-tential ways you can celebrate them with Google Photos:1. A photo book of your pet, created just for youStarting this week, if you take a lot of photos of your cat or dog, the Google Photos app may automatically create a photo book starring your pet. We use machine learning to save you time by selecting the best photos of your four-legged friend and laying them out in a photo book. For those of you in the U.S. or Canada, all you have to do is decide if you want a hardcover or softcover book, and then order.read more »

Puparazzi alert: five tips for your pet photos

11 Apr 14:00 | SciTech

If you’re a pet owner, you probably live every day like it’s National Pet Day. But to honor the holiday today, we’ve put together a few pet-tential ways you can celebrate them with Google Photos:1. A photo book of your pet, created just for youStarting this week, if you take a lot of photos of your cat or dog, the Google Photos app may automatically create a photo book starring your pet. We use machine learning to save you time by selecting the best photos of your four-legged friend and laying them out in a photo book. For those of you in the U.S. or Canada, all you have to do is decide if you want a hardcover or softcover book, and then order.read more »

Think macro: record actions in Google Sheets to skip repetitive work

11 Apr 12:00 | SciTech

Since their debut nearly 40 years ago, spreadsheets have remained core to how businesses get work done. From analyzing quarterly revenue to updating product inventory, spreadsheets are critical to helping companies gather and share data to inform quicker decisions—but what else can you do if they’re in the cloud?We’ve been focused on making Google Sheets better for businesses for this reason, which is why we’ve recently added new features to help teams analyze and visualize their data. Today we’re adding more updates to Sheets, including a way to record macros in the cloud to automate repetitive tasks, asread more »

Working with the European Journalism Centre

11 Apr 09:00 | SciTech

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Google News Initiative are announcing three large-scale events and fivedesign sprints that will train newsrooms on new technology, tools and methodologies.This is the fifth consecutive year we’ve partnered with the EJC, and the next News Impact Summit in France will be our 24th major event together. Paris, Cardiff and Berlin will also play host to our 2018 News Impact Summits—free media innovation events for hundreds of journalists who can hear from international media experts and skilled local practitioners. We’ll also be inviting publishers to take part in News Impact Academy deep-dive workshops in Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Paris and Warsaw.Over 300 speakers have taken part in News Impacread more »

Business2Business content marketing: What is most valuable for its audiences?

11 Apr 08:21 | Media

Scholars at Manchester Metropolitan University has recommendations for those involved in B2B digital content marketing, including how to determine what content to use. Researchers interviewed fifteen participants who “all held senior positions in their organizations and worked in B2B markets […] The post Business2Business content marketing: What is most valuable for its audiences? appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

A new public energy tool to reduce emissions

11 Apr 03:32 | SciTech

Renewable energy, and the transition to a low-carbon future, has long been a priority for Google. However, there is still a long way to go toward the low-carbon future we envision.Electricity generation from fossil fuels accounts for about 45 percent of global carbon emissions yet useful and accessible information to guide the transition to clean energy is still needed. Now with satellite data, cutting-edge science and powerful cloud computing technology like Google Earth Engine, we can achieve an unprecedented understanding of our changing environment and use that to guide wiser decision-making.Today, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Google, in partnership with leading global research institutions including Global Energy Obread more »

A new public energy tool to reduce emissions

11 Apr 03:32 | SciTech

Renewable energy, and the transition to a low-carbon future, has long been a priority for Google. However, there is still a long way to go toward the low-carbon future we envision.Electricity generation from fossil fuels accounts for about 45 percent of global carbon emissions yet useful and accessible information to guide the transition to clean energy is still needed. Now with satellite data, cutting-edge science and powerful cloud computing technology like Google Earth Engine, we can achieve an unprecedented understanding of our changing environment and use that to guide wiser decision-making.Today, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Google, in partnership with leading global research institutions including Global Energy Obread more »

How Topcoder crowdsources solutions to tough coding challenges with Chrome Browser

10 Apr 12:00 | Media

Editor’s note: Today’s post is from Kyle Bowerman, Community Architect for Topcoder, a crowdsourcing marketplace that connects businesses with designers, developers and data scientists to build technology solutions. Topcoder uses Chrome Browser as its development environment, creating extensions to GitHub and simulating various device environments.Companies need developers who can create apps that solve complex problems. Developers want to show off their coding skills. That's where Topcoder comes in—we connect the talents of a global community of 1 million developers to companies with coding issues to solve.The process is simple: companies come to us with programming requests, and we create crowdsourcing challenges that let our community of developers demonstrate what they can do. The size and scope of these challread more »

Already doing SEO? Add these two things to optimize for voice search

9 Apr 23:14 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteHow do you optimize content for voice search in 2018? That’s a popular search engine optimization (SEO) question these days as everyone looks to take advantage of the surge in spoken queries. Take […] The post Already doing SEO? Add these two things to optimize for voice search appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

How to publish VR180

9 Apr 18:00 | Media

Last year we introduced VR180, a new video format that makes it possible to capture or create engaging immersive videos for your audience. Most VR180 cameras work just like point-and-shoot models. However, what you capture in VR180 is far more immersive. You’re able to create VR photos and videos in stunning 4K resolution with just the click of a button.Today, we’re publishing the remaining details about creating VR180 videos on github and photos on the Google Developer website, so any developer orread more »

A new partnership to drive renewable energy growth in the U.S.

9 Apr 17:00 | Media

In our global search to find renewable energy for our data centers, we’ve long wanted to work with the state of Georgia. Solar is abundant and cost-competitive in the region, but until now the market rules did not allow companies like ours to purchase renewable energy. We’re pleased to announce that in partnership with Walmart, Target, Johnson & Johnson, and Google, the state of Georgia has approved a new program that would allow companies to buy renewable energy directly through the state’s largest utility, Georgia Power.Through this program, Google will procure 78.8 megawatts (MW) of solar energy for our Douglas County, Georgia data center, as part of our effort to utilize renewable energy in every market where we operate. As we build and expand read more »

Coming home to Alabama

9 Apr 16:50 | Media

Editor’s Note:Google is starting construction on our newest data center in Jackson County, Alabama. The new site marks a $600 million investment for our company and will bring as many as 100 high-skilled jobs to the community. This is part of Google’s expansion to 14 new data centers and offices across the country. Today, our head of global technology partnerships for Google Cloud, Dr. Nan Boden, spoke at the groundbreaking in Widows Creek, the site of a former coal-fired power plant where her father once worked.Data centers are the engine of the internet. They help make technological advances around the world not only possible, but accessible to billions of people who use cloud services. Every day, more people are coming online, asking and answering big questions, and identifying new read more »

Announcing high-quality stitching for Jump

9 Apr 16:45 | Media

We announced Jump in 2015 to simplify VR video production from capture to playback. High-quality VR cameras make capture easier, and Jump Assembler makes automated stitching quicker, more accessible and affordable for VR creators. Using sophisticated computer vision algorithms and the computing power of Google's data centers, Jump Assembler creates clean, realistic image stitching resulting in immersive 3D 360 video.Stitching, then and nowToday, we’re introducing an option in Jump Assembler to use a new, high-quality stitching algorithm based on multi-view stereo. This algorithm produces the same seamless 3D panoramas as our standard algorithm (which will continue to be available), but it leaves fewer artifacts in scenes with complex layers and repeated patterns. It also produces depth maps with much cleaner object boundaries which is useful for read more »

Coding for Conservation

9 Apr 13:00 | Media

Working on the CS First team, I love finding ways to get more kids involved with computer science at a young age. Though when I was a kid growing up in Miami, I spent most of my time off computers and on the water, admiring the natural beauty of the surrounding beaches and mangrove forests.I focused my studies and spare time on the environment, and how we could protect and preserve the habitats and creatures that made my home so special. I didn’t quite understand how coding and technology would further my goal of protecting the environment until I got to Google, where I’ve learned that computer science is actually a critical tool for conservation and sustainability.read more »

Get Coachella-ready with a little help from Google Home

9 Apr 10:00 | Media

It’s almost time for Coachella-goers to descend upon the desert. At Google, we’ve been cooking up a few ways to help you get festival-ready, so you won’t miss a beat.Using your Google Home, Mini, Max or the Google Assistant on your phone, here’s what happens when you say “Hey Google, talk to Coachella.”Discover new artists:You know your must-see artists for the weekend, but this year’s lineup is flush with amazing acts that you may not be familiar with. This new feature allows you to discover new artists playing the festival, and gives you exclusive playlists to get you up to speed with the 2018 lineup.Create your festival schedule: Once the artists’ set times are announced, you’ll be able to ask the Google Assistant what time your favorite artists are playing, then add them straight to the Coachooser app. Get answers to festival FAQs:read more »

Get Coachella-ready with a little help from Google Home

9 Apr 10:00 | Media

It’s almost time for Coachella-goers to descend upon the desert. At Google, we’ve been cooking up a few ways to help you get festival-ready, so you won’t miss a beat.Using your Google Home, Mini, Max or the Google Assistant on your phone, here’s what happens when you say “Hey Google, talk to Coachella.”Discover new artists:You know your must-see artists for the weekend, but this year’s lineup is flush with amazing acts that you may not be familiar with. This new feature allows you to discover new artists playing the festival, and gives you exclusive playlists to get you up to speed with the 2018 lineup.Create your festival schedule: Once the artists’ set times are announced, you’ll be able to ask the Google Assistant what time your favorite artists are playing, then add them straight to the Coachooser app. Get answers to festival FAQs:read more »

Get Coachella-ready with a little help from Google Home

9 Apr 10:00 | Media

It’s almost time for Coachella-goers to descend upon the desert. At Google, we’ve been cooking up a few ways to help you get festival-ready, so you won’t miss a beat.Using your Google Home, Mini, Max or the Google Assistant on your phone, here’s what happens when you say “Hey Google, talk to Coachella.”Discover new artists:You know your must-see artists for the weekend, but this year’s lineup is flush with amazing acts that you may not be familiar with. This new feature allows you to discover new artists playing the festival, and gives you exclusive playlists to get you up to speed with the 2018 lineup.Create your festival schedule: Once the artists’ set times are announced, you’ll be able to ask the Google Assistant what time your favorite artists are playing, then add them straight to the Coachooser app. Get answers to festival FAQs:read more »

10 quick tips to be a better a copy editor

9 Apr 08:29 | Media

Even veterans in the fields of journalism and marketing communications can benefit from stopping once in a while to consider some common writing mistakes that copy editors fix all the time. None of us are immune to the pitfalls of […] The post 10 quick tips to be a better a copy editor appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Does model body type affect attitudes toward diet products?

9 Apr 08:00 | Media

Researchers at Milliman, Inc. and Brigham Young University wanted to determine if model size affects purchase intention and overall brand belief about specific diet and non-diet food product types. Participants in the study were shown ads for 30 seconds, as […] The post Does model body type affect attitudes toward diet products? appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

A devastating story, the hope of new readers: Why ProPublica did 2 versions of ‘A Betrayal’

6 Apr 2018 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteIn a Long Island high school, Henry was trapped. He had been an MS-13 gang member since age 12, back in El Salvador, when he killed his first man. He wanted out. He […] The post A devastating story, the hope of new readers: Why ProPublica did 2 versions of ‘A Betrayal’ appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Report: Local TV is doing great. For now.

6 Apr 2018 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteA new report from the Knight Foundation shows that local TV news hasn’t yet been hit by the same forces as local newspapers, but a lot of challenges are coming. “Local TV News […] The post Report: Local TV is doing great. For now. appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Facebook & Instagram ads granted accreditation by the Media Rating Council

6 Apr 2018 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteAfter more than a year of audits by the Media Rating Council (MRC), Facebook has been granted accreditation for ads on both its platform and Instagram. According to a release from the MRC, […] The post Facebook & Instagram ads granted accreditation by the Media Rating Council appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

MediaShift Launches New Peer Group Trainings for Publishers

6 Apr 2018 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteWe know that our MediaShift community likes learning new things. That’s why we have always offered guides and how-to’s on our site, weekly DigitalEd trainings and panels and in-person workshops. But we thought […] The post MediaShift Launches New Peer Group Trainings for Publishers appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Local news study offers look at how TV stations are staying relevant

6 Apr 2018 | Media

The Knight Foundation’s Beyond “Live at Five”: What’s Next for Local News? summarizes  research the organization commissioned from University of Mississippi journalism school Assistant Dean Debora Wenger and Professor Emeritus Bob Papper of Hofstra University’s j-school. The study titled, Local TV News […] The post Local news study offers look at how TV stations are staying relevant appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Behind the scenes with startup founders at Google Demo Day

6 Apr 2018 | Media

Companies all over the world—not just in Silicon Valley—are thinking up their next big idea. Working on the Google for Entrepreneurs team, we see these passionate founders building innovative companies in their hometowns. Google for Entrepreneurs provides financial support and the best of Google's resources to dozens of coworking spaces and community programs across 125 countries. We also create Campuses—physical hubs where entrepreneurs can learn, connect, and build companies—and put on events like Google Demo Day.Demo Day, which just happened in San Francisco on March 28th, brought startups from across the Americas to San Francisco, to pitch and connect with leading investors, to grow and accelerate their businesses. Startups that have pitched at previous Google Demo Days have raised over $259read more »

“A Good Night” with John Legend and Pixel 2

6 Apr 2018 | Media

John Legend just premiered the music video for his new single “A Good Night”—and it was filmed entirely on Pixel 2. We spoke to John about the inspiration behind the video and what it’s like living and communicating in the digital age.Keyword: Tell us about the inspiration behind the music video for “A Good Night.”John: The song and the video are about a magical night where you meet someone you immediately connect with and can envision a future together. You're single, dating, probably using all the apps people use now (I haven't dated since the advent of Tinder, etc., but it's a fascinating era in romance), and not finding someone special. But one night—maybe caught up in the music or the drinks or whatever—you meet someone that changes everything. That's a good night! The video is set in a club and visually represents the swiping left of the apps by literally swiping read more »

Meeting our match: Buying 100 percent renewable energy

4 Apr 2018 | Media

A little over a year ago, we announced that we were on track to purchase enough renewable energy to match all the electricity we consumed over the next year. We just completed the accounting for Google’s 2017 energy use and it’s official—we met our goal. Google’s total purchase of energy from sources like wind and solar exceeded the amount of electricity used by our operations around the world, including offices and data centers.What do we mean by “matching” renewable energy? Over the course of 2017, across the globe, for every kilowatt hour of electricity we consumed, we purchased a kilowatt hour of renewable energy from a wind or solar farm that was built specifically for Google. This makes us the first public Cloud, and company of our size, to have achieved this feat.Today, we have contracts to read more »

Social media use changes perceptions of public health issues

4 Apr 2018 | Media

Social media can be a powerful communication tool. Within hours, important information can be spread to thousands. An article by Kellie E. Carlyle of Virginia Commonwealth University discusses the topic of social media and sharing information about violence as a […] The post Social media use changes perceptions of public health issues appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

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