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Helping Travelers Discover New Things To Do

While travel restrictions continue to vary across the globe, people are still dreaming of places to visit and things to do. Searches for “activities near me” have grown over the past 12 months, with specific queries like “ziplining” growing by 280% and...

Building A Sustainable Future For Travel

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to booking travel: price, health and safety, environmental impact and more. Last year, we shared travel tools to help you find health and safety information. Now we want to make it easier for you to find sustaina...

“Hey Google, Read With Reese’s Book Club”

As a young girl growing up in Venezuela, I had an insatiable appetite for reading. From fictional novels to computer science manuals, you name it, I would read it. Books allowed me to get lost in other worlds, expand my imagination and ultimately inspi...

Building Community And Funding Black Founders

One of the unspoken truths of entrepreneurship is that it can be extremely lonely. When COVID-19 hit last year, I saw firsthand how the founders in our programs were affected. Office closures kept their employees apart, event cancellations kept founder...

Investing In Economic Equity For Latinos

Ver abajo versión en españolNine years ago, I stood as a volunteer in a room full of Black and Latino startup founders gathered together in the Google San Francisco office to pitch their companies.  This introduction to the startup world was magical—th...

Increasing Google’s Investment In New York

Google has been fortunate to call New York City home for more than 20 years, during which time we have grown to 12,000 employees. New York’s vitality, creativity and world-class talent are what keep us rooted here. It is why we’re announcing today that...

Google Apps, Meet IOS 15

Get ready to hit update. iOS 15 is here — and with it, many new features to improve your favorite Google apps.Fewer interruptions when you focusIf you’re someone who gets non-stop notifications throughout the day, we bet you’ll enjoy the new Focus mode...

How A Top Brazilian Media Portal Uses Web Stories

Launched in 1996, Universo Online (UOL) became Brazil’s first major news website, featuring content from the daily edition of Folha de S.Paulo and other popular newspapers and magazines. Since then, parent company Grupo UOL has grown the publication in...

New Designs For Chrome And Chrome OS, By Latino Artists

As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we pay tribute to the generations of Latinos who have positively influenced and enriched society, arts, culture and science in the United States.As a proud Latina, I have seen first hand how our diversi...

A Digital Fast Lane For Emerging Economies

A look at the new Future Readiness Economic Index for decision makersThe pandemic has had devastating effects on  emerging economies, threatening to undo thirty years of progress. In countries like Kenya, India, and Brazil, COVID drove up unemployment,...

Google At The UN General Assembly

Next week, leaders from government, civil society and the business community will convene at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to discuss how we can work together to solve the world’s biggest challenges. If the past two years have shown us any...

An Interspecies Assembly In New York

Biodiversity is collapsing, sea levels are rising, and weather is becoming more extreme and unpredictable. Human activity is now unequivocally linked to climate change and its consequences. The question stands: Is the planet’s ecological turmoil a resu...

App Performance To Drive App Excellence




Posted by Maru Ahues Bouza, Director Android Developer Relations






In our previous blog post in this series, we defined app excellence as “creating an app that provides consistent, effortless, and seamless app user experiences. It i...

4 Tips To Grow Your Blog’s Audience

Christina Galbato may have started as a travel blogger, but her career as a content creator has taken her on a different journey – helping other creators achieve their goals. “I started to notice a lot of the questions I was getting were less about ‘Wh...

A New Dimension For Cultural Artifacts

At Google Arts & Culture we are always looking for ways to help people understand and learn about culture in new and engaging ways. Starting today, we are launching a new feature through which our 2,000 plus cultural partner institutions can create...

How This Engineer’s Career Break Led Her To Google

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with Kiranmayi Bhamidimarri, ...

Google’s Support Of The News Industry In Japan

Twenty years ago, Google opened its first office in Japan. Today, we are announcing new investments that will continue our support of the country’s vibrant news industry. These investments will help people find quality journalism and contribute to the ...

Wear OS Jetpack Libraries Now In Stable!




Posted by Jeremy Walker, Engineer





In order to help you develop high quality Wear OS apps, we have been busy updating the Android Jetpack Wear OS libraries and recently delivered the first five stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries:







...

Hispanic Heritage Month: What It Means To Be Here Today

Today we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, a month-long exploration of the Latino experience in the United States. For me my culture serves as inspiration for my work as a visual designer for Google Shopping, as a small business owner and as a working ...

Display Campaigns Made Easy

Helping you connect with customers is core to the Google Ads mission, and we're always working to make that as easy as possible through our products. That’s why, starting this month, we’re bringing the flexibility of standard Display campaigns and the ...

Driving Success For Australian Retail With Digitalisation

In spite of the  significant disruption to the retail sector, we’ve seen firsthand how companies have accelerated their digital transformation journey to better differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market.In fact, the Google Cloud Retail Di...

Android 12 Beta 5 Update, Official Release Is Next!




Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering







We’re just a few weeks away from the official release of Android 12! As we put
the finishing touches on the new version of Android, today we’re bringing you
a final Beta update to help you with...

Celebrating Some Of The Best Indie Games




Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing







In June this year we opened applications for our
Indie Games Accelerator, a mentorship program to help top mobile game startups achieve their full
potential, as well as f...

Faster Video Campaigns With Campaign Manager 360

With online video growing, it’s imperative for brands to deliver relevant video campaigns at scale. In fact, eMarketer predicts that U.S. programmatic Connected TV ad spend will reach $8.67B in 2022.We recently shared how you can reach streaming audien...

Watch Our New Privacy Video Series For Publishers

Every day, our global teams field questions from publishers seeking to learn more about privacy topics like the end of support for third-party cookies and the Privacy Sandbox.To help partners stay current on these topics and more, we’ve created a new p...

Working Towards Android App Excellence




Posted by Jacob Lehrbaum Director of Developer Relations, Android





Great app experiences are great for business. In fact, nearly three-quarters of Android app users who leave a 5 star review on Google Play mention the quality of their exper...

Android 12 Beta 4 And Platform Stability





Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering





Today we’re bringing you the fourth Beta of Android 12, and moving into the final phase of the release. We’ve built Android 12 with a new UI that adapts to you, performance improvements, privacy and s...

Sharing Tiles With Your Smartwatch Users:




Posted by Jeremy Walker, Engineer



Tiles provide quick access to information and actions with a simple swipe from the watch face home screen. This gives smartwatch users more control over what information and actions they want to see, and it’s no ...

Meet Some Of The Best Indie Game Devs




Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing




During the month of June we received thousands of submissions for two of our annual developer programs - the Indie Games Accelerator and the Indie Games Festival. These program...

Helping Site Owners Manage Consent In AdSense

Privacy regulations like the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are an important part of privacy-first advertising. But navigating privacy regulations can be complex if you can’t dedicate r...

New Reach And Frequency Metrics In Display & Video 360

Earlier this week, we announced new ways to help you easily capture connected TV and audio streamers' attention and understand what drives them to become customers.To deliver a consistent user experience across these new channels and more established o...

Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1) Stable




Posted by Amanda Alexander, Product Manager, Android






We are excited to announce that Android Studio Arctic Fox is now available to download in the stable release channel. This latest release brings to life Jetpack Compose 1.0, Android's...

Preparing For Google Play’s New Safety Section





Posted by Suzanne Frey, VP, Product, Android Security and Privacy



Today, we’re announcing additional details for the upcoming safety section in Google Play. At Google, we know that feeling safe online comes from using products that are secur...

Accessing Car Hardware APIs In Your App For Cars




Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Manager



Building on our effort to enable developers to create app experiences across navigation, parking, and charging apps via Android for Cars App Library as part of Jetpack, today we’re announcing the ava...

Reach TV And Audio Streamers With Display & Video 360

Connected TV (CTV) and audio streams flow into people’s screens with hours of entertainment. So successful brands like Adidas and Nestlé turn to programmatic technology as a way to connect with their viewing and listening audiences while simplifying th...

Plan For Business Growth With Display & Video 360

At Google Marketing Livestream this spring, we talked about how Google Marketing Platform can help you drive performance while protecting privacy. That’s when we raised the curtain on some Display & Video 360 product announcements designed to help ...

Introducing Mobile Web Certification

In 2018, we launched Google Marketing Platform Partners to provide marketers a network of accredited partners to help them grow their business with our ads and analytics tools. As digital marketing becomes increasingly complex, businesses need help to ...

Android 12 Beta 3 For TV Is Now Available




Posted by Wolfram Klein, Product Manager, Android TV OS



Alongside today’s Android 12 Beta 3 release for mobile, we’re also bringing the third Beta of Android 12 to Android TVs. We’re excited to bring new media features, UI improvements, and priva...

Android 12 Beta 3 And Final APIs





Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering





Each month we’re bringing Android 12 closer to its final form, with innovative features, a new UI that adapts to you, performance improvements, privacy enhancements, security benefits, and much more. ...

Navigating Uncertainty With Google Marketing Platform

When we introduced Google Marketing Platform in July 2018, the world was a different place. A royal wedding, the World Cup and Hurricane Florence were among the top news stories. A global pandemic was not the first thing on everyone's minds.Much has ch...

A New Destination For Creative And Media Collaboration

Captivating creatives remind us that great advertising is an art form and a competitive advantage for brands. Technology is fundamental to the creative process, but designers, agencies, brands and media planners are looking for better ways to work toge...

Get Privacy-safe Customer Insights With Google Analytics

At this year’s Google Marketing Livestream, we shared the latest updates coming to the new Google Analytics, the next generation of Analytics designed for the future of measurement.Get privacy-safe customer insights using machine learningWith new priva...

Respect User Consent Choices With Google Tag Manager

More people than ever before are purchasing goods and services online, bringing new opportunities for businesses to reach a growing base of customers. At the same time, restrictions around cookies and identifiers are changing the ways businesses unders...