Category: Media

Shellebrating Christmas Island’s extraordinary nature with Street View and Google Earth

4:00 pm Eastern | Media

In December, we took the Street View trekker to Christmas Island, a remote tropical territory of Australia just south of Indonesia. With Parks Australia, we joined the island’s red crabs as they marched in the millions from the forest to the sea for their annual migration.Now it’s time to shellebrate. Starting today on Google Maps Street View and Google Earth, you can explore Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands’ unique wildread more »

Shellebrating Christmas Island’s extraordinary nature with Street View and Google Earth

4:00 pm Eastern | Media

In December, we took the Street View trekker to Christmas Island, a remote tropical territory of Australia just south of Indonesia. With Parks Australia, we joined the island’s red crabs as they marched in the millions from the forest to the sea for their annual migration.Now it’s time to shellebrate. Starting today on Google Maps Street View and Google Earth, you can explore Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands’ unique wildread more »

It’s World Book Day: Find a new read with Google Play Books

2:15 pm Eastern | Media

Think about a book that has inspired you, changed your perspective, or made a positive impact on your life. For me, it was “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou—it spoke to me because she overcame trauma and hardship to become such an influential author and poet.Today is World Book Day, and Google Play Books can help youfind the next book that’ll make an impact on your life in some way. Here are a few of the World Book Day deals you’ll find on the Play Store:"The Novice" by Taran Matharu read more »

Behind the scenes: Coachella in VR180

12:00 pm Eastern | Media

Last weekend, fans from all around the world made the trek to Southern California to see some of music’s biggest names perform at Coachella. To make those not at the festival feel like they were there, we headed to the desert with VR180 cameras to capture all the action.Throughout the first weekend of Coachella, we embarked on one of the largest VR live streams to date, streaming more than 25 performances (with as many cameras to boot) across 20 hours and capturing behind-the-scenes footage of fans and the bands they love. If you missed it live, you can enjoy some of the best experiences—posted here. VR180 can take you places you never thought possible—the front row at a concert, a faraway travel destination, the finals of your favorite sporting event, or a memorable location. This year at Coachellread more »

Behind the scenes: Coachella in VR180

12:00 pm Eastern | Media

Last weekend, fans from all around the world made the trek to Southern California to see some of music’s biggest names perform at Coachella. To make those not at the festival feel like they were there, we headed to the desert with VR180 cameras to capture all the action.Throughout the first weekend of Coachella, we embarked on one of the largest VR live streams to date, streaming more than 25 performances (with as many cameras to boot) across 20 hours and capturing behind-the-scenes footage of fans and the bands they love. If you missed it live, you can enjoy some of the best experiences—posted here. VR180 can take you places you never thought possible—the front row at a concert, a faraway travel destination, the finals of your favorite sporting event, or a memorable location. This year at Coachellread more »

Measuring our impact in data center communities

23 Apr 09:00 | SciTech

Over 10 years ago, we built our first data center in Oregon. And a few weeks ago we broke ground on what will be our eighth data center in the U.S., helping to run Google’s products across the country and the world.These data centers contribute significantly to job growth and income gains at both the national and state level. Even more important are the economic contributions that Google data centers make to the communities they call home.Today, we’re releasing a report, prepared by Oxford Economics, which details the economic impact our data centers have had in their local communities. The report concludes that, as of 2016, Google data centers generated $1.3 billion in economic activity across the US, and have generated over 11,000 jobs.Those 11,000 jobs cause a ripple effect—people with greater financial flexibility can read more »

Engineered for renewal: Google Cloud, Etsy and sustainability

23 Apr 09:00 | SciTech

As the CTO of Etsy, Mike Fisher is responsible for evolving technology strategy, scaling IT systems and infrastructure and deepening machine learning expertise, all of which is crucial to supporting the global creative commerce platform that Etsy is today.To deliver a buying and selling experience that currently supports approximately 1.9 million entrepreneurs, Mike and his team recently committed to Google Cloud Platform to help them scale and connect Etsy buyers and sellers globally. But their decision was based on more than just technology.We sat down with Mike to hear about Etsy’s unique approach to evaluating their cloud partner.QH: Why is sustainability a value at Etsy?MF: Sustainability supports our mission to Keep Commerce Human, within the company, and outside, to our 1.9 million sellers. It’s an important value that pulls throuread more »

Engineered for renewal: Google Cloud, Etsy and sustainability

23 Apr 09:00 | SciTech

As the CTO of Etsy, Mike Fisher is responsible for evolving technology strategy, scaling IT systems and infrastructure and deepening machine learning expertise, all of which is crucial to supporting the global creative commerce platform that Etsy is today.To deliver a buying and selling experience that currently supports approximately 1.9 million entrepreneurs, Mike and his team recently committed to Google Cloud Platform to help them scale and connect Etsy buyers and sellers globally. But their decision was based on more than just technology.We sat down with Mike to hear about Etsy’s unique approach to evaluating their cloud partner.QH: Why is sustainability a value at Etsy?MF: Sustainability supports our mission to Keep Commerce Human, within the company, and outside, to our 1.9 million sellers. It’s an important value that pulls throuread more »

Making the case that photojournalists matter

23 Apr 08:05 | Media

In earlier generations, when newsworthy events would occur, there was often no recording of the live happenings. If a working professional was not present to document the event through still photos, that particular event was not recorded visually. Today, however, […] The post Making the case that photojournalists matter appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

I’m Feeling Earthy: Earth Day trends and more

22 Apr 12:00 | Media

It’s Earth Day—take a walk with us.First, let’s dig into issues taking root in Search. Ahead of Earth Day, “solar energy,” “drought” and “endangered species” climbed in popularity this week. Meanwhile, people are looking for ways their own actions can make a positive impact. The top “how to recycle” searches were for plastic, paper, batteries, plastic bags, and styrofoam. And around the world, trending queries about Earth Day were “how many trees will be saved by recycling?” and “which type of plastic is more friendly to the environment?”  To explore some of the other searches that are blooming for Earth Day, take a look at our trends page. read more »

How Google autocomplete works in Search

20 Apr 12:30 | Media

Autocomplete is a feature within Google Search designed to make it faster to complete searches that you’re beginning to type. In this post—the second in a series that goes behind-the-scenes about Google Search—we’ll explore when, where and how autocomplete works.Using autocompleteAutocomplete is available most anywhere you find a Google search box, including the Google home page, the Google app for iOS and Android, the quick search box from within Android and the “Omnibox” address bar within Chrome. Just begin typing, and you’ll see predictions appear:read more »

Simplifying apps, desktops and devices with Citrix and Chrome Enterprise

20 Apr 12:00 | Media

As cloud adoption continues to accelerate, many organizations have found they need an ever-expanding fleet of mobile devices so that employees can work wherever and whenever they need. And research shows that when employees can work from anywhere, they can do more. According to Forbes, employee mobility leads to 30 percent better processes and 23 percent more productivity.But as the demand for mobility grows, many organizations have also found themselves challenged by the need to provide secure mobile endpoints with access to certain legacy line-of-business or Windows apps. To help, last year we announced our partnership with Citrix to bring XenApp and XenDesktopread more »

The High Five: put your hands together for this week's search trends

19 Apr 19:40 | US Politics and Govt

Every Friday, we look back at five trending topics in Search from that week, and then give ourselves a High Five for making it to the weekend. Today we’re putting our hands together for National High Five Day—so first, a few notable “high five” trends. Then on to our regularly scheduled programming.High Fives all aroundTurns out, searches for “high five” transcend all realms of culture: sports (“Why do NBA players high five after free throws?”) entertainment (“how to high five a Sim”), and pets (“How to teach a dog to high five”). As for virtual high fives, “Scrubs,” “Seinfeld” and Liz Lemon are high five famous—they’re the top trending “high five gifs.”A First Lady, first a motherWhen former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92, people remembered her role as matriarch, searching for “Barbara Bush children,” “Barbara Bush family,read more »

The High Five: put your hands together for this week's search trends

19 Apr 19:40 | Media

Every Friday, we look back at five trending topics in Search from that week, and then give ourselves a High Five for making it to the weekend. Today we’re putting our hands together for National High Five Day—so first, a few notable “high five” trends. Then on to our regularly scheduled programming.High Fives all aroundTurns out, searches for “high five” transcend all realms of culture: sports (“Why do NBA players high five after free throws?”) entertainment (“how to high five a Sim”), and pets (“How to teach a dog to high five”). As for virtual high fives, “Scrubs,” “Seinfeld” and Liz Lemon are high five famous—they’re the top trending “high five gifs.”A First Lady, first a motherWhen former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92, people remembered her role as matriarch, searching for “Barbara Bush children,” “Barbara Bush family,read more »

(Cerf)ing the Internet: meet the man who helped build it

19 Apr 12:00 | US Politics and Govt

Editor’s Note: Tonight, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf will accept a Franklin Institute Award (alongside fellow inventor Robert E. Kahn) for enabling the internet by developing TCP/IP, the set of methods that allows effective communication between millions of computer networks. In the words of the Institute, “Every person who has ever sent an email, downloaded a webpage, or sent a photo to a friend owes a debt” to Vint and Robert. We sat down with Vint to learn more about his prestigious career, what’s yet to come, and what he may be best known for (his daily habit of wearing a three-piece suit).Tell us about the job that you’ve set out to do at Google (as well as your unique title).read more »

How we explored the whole wide world with Google Earth in the past year

19 Apr 05:00 | Media

From polar bears in Canada to the highest peaks on the planet, hundreds of millions of people searched to the edge of the world and beyond with Google Earth in the last year.On Earth Day 2017, we shared a brand new version of Google Earth that works on the web, Android and iOS. Since then, hundreds of millions of people, big and small, took a spin on the globe; armchair explorers everywhere followed along with more than 300 Voyager stories in 8 languages; and we learned that you can have too much of a read more »

How we explored the whole wide world with Google Earth in the past year

19 Apr 05:00 | Media

From polar bears in Canada to the highest peaks on the planet, hundreds of millions of people searched to the edge of the world and beyond with Google Earth in the last year.On Earth Day 2017, we shared a brand new version of Google Earth that works on the web, Android and iOS. Since then, hundreds of millions of people, big and small, took a spin on the globe; armchair explorers everywhere followed along with more than 300 Voyager stories in 8 languages; and we learned that you can have too much of a read more »

Google’s mobile-first indexing has set sail. Are you on board? 5 SEO essentials

18 Apr 23:15 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteAfter a relatively lengthy wait, Google has started to roll out its mobile-first index. First announced back in 2016, the mobile-first index is a direct response to one of the most significant shifts […] The post Google’s mobile-first indexing has set sail. Are you on board? 5 SEO essentials appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Study: Responding to reviews can improve paid-search conversion rates

18 Apr 23:15 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteDigital marketing agency Location3 has released a new study that argues more review stars translates into higher paid-search conversion rates. While this finding makes intuitive sense, the study documented it with 16 months […] The post Study: Responding to reviews can improve paid-search conversion rates appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

YouTube Updated Creators on its 2018 Priorities

18 Apr 23:14 | Media

This post was originally published on this site | 5 hours ago YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki updated content creators on the steps the video-sharing platform has taken, or will take to improve their experience going forward. In a blog post, […] The post YouTube Updated Creators on its 2018 Priorities appeared first on NewsLab. read 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

#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 »

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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 »

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