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Waze Helps Tour De France Shift Up A Gear

Waze is activating a first-of-its-kind partnership and sponsorship with the Tour de France and the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift to improve your experience at every stage of the race, in and outside the car.For the first time in the race’s 109-year ...

Helping Local Journalism In The UK Thrive Online

Local news is at the heart of all communities – even in big cities. It’s often said London is a ‘city of villages’ and as someone who has grown up, studied and worked in different parts of the capital, I’ve always learnt a lot about my various neighbou...

One KUAM: Building Bridges For Live News In The Pacific

Editor’s note from Ludovic Blecher, Head of Google News Initiative Innovation: The GNI Innovation Challengeprogram is designed to stimulate forward-thinking ideas for the news industry. The story below by Marie Calvo Monge, CEO, KUAM/Pacific Telestatio...

Introducing Earth Engine For Governments And Businesses

We’re at a unique inflection point in our relationship with the planet. We face existential climate threats — a growing crisis already manifesting in extreme weather events, coupled with the loss of nature resulting from human activities such as defore...

Googlebot And The 15 MB Thing

We're addressing some questions we've received the past few days in response to our
documentation update about Googlebot handling up to 15 MB of data on request.

Upgrading From Google Hangouts To Google Chat

In October 2020, we announced Google Chat would be available for everyone. Since then, people could continue using Hangouts or upgrade to Google Chat — available as its own app or within Gmail — to take advantage of its modern features and integration ...

Discounts And Prizes For Small Business Heroes

Every business has a story: how they started, how they persevered, how they’ve adapted over time. Small businesses are where we have our birthday dinners, find the perfect unique gift for the friend who has everything, and take our favorite shirt with ...

Our Commitment To Asia Pacific’s Small Businesses

Technology can help businesses grow — but only if the people who lead and work for those businesses have the right skills. Today, on Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day, we’re reaffirming our commitment to Asia Pacific’s small busin...

How Tech Can Support Transformational Growth In Africa

This week, I was privileged to be in Kigali, Rwanda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (‘CHOGM’) - a forum that brings together government, business leaders and NGOs from around the world to discuss how to improve the lives of the over 2....

Developer-Powered CTS (CTS-D)







Posted by Sachiyo Sugimoto, Android Partner Engineering


A strength of Android is its diverse ecosystem of devices, brought to market by more than 24K distinct devices, and used by billions of people around the world. Since the early releases o...

Your Chromebook Now Works Better With Your Other Devices

During CES and I/O this year, we announced a few new Android and Chromebook features designed to help your phone and laptop work better together. Soon you’ll see some of those features roll out to your Chromebooks so you can try them yourself.Easily ac...

5 New Features For Chrome On IOS

When it comes to getting things done on your iPhone and iPad, there’s no place like Chrome. With the Chrome iOS app, you can securely save your passwords so there’s no need to keep guessing. Your payment and shipping info can be automatically filled wh...

Meet Nathalia Silva, A Cloud Googler And DEI Leader

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 how they prepared for interviews.Today’s post features Nathalia Silva — a Toronto-based prog...

Spyware Vendor Targets Users In Italy And Kazakhstan

Google has been tracking the activities of commercial spyware vendors for years, and taking steps to protect people. Just last week, Google testified at the EU Parliamentary hearing on “Big Tech and Spyware” about the work we have done to monitor and d...

A Search For Bold Ideas To Drive Climate Action

Google has been committed to climate action for decades — and during that time, we've learned that we can have the biggest impact on our planet by working together. That’s why we’re launching a $30 million Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate Innovat...

How Sales Academy Helped Three Women Founders Grow

We frequently hear from startup founders that it’s difficult to acquire new customers and partners, especially when they’re just getting started. This can be even more difficult for underrepresented founders like women, who often lack the built-in conn...

Working With News Partners In Asia Pacific

Wake up, check the news … according to this year’s Reuters Institute Digital News Report, smartphones have become the main way people access news first thing in the morning. This is just one small example of how consumer behavior continues to change an...

Notes From Google Play: Making Play Work For Everyone

Hello, As Apps Partnerships lead for Google Play, I have the amazing opportunity of meeting with many companies who share great ideas and feedback on how we can support you creating and growing successful businesses. In this latest edition of Notes fro...

#WeArePlay: Meet The People Behind Your Apps And Games

Every month, over 2.5 billion people visit Google Play to discover millions of apps and games. Behind each of these apps is an entrepreneur (or two… or three) with a unique story to tell. Some have been programming since childhood, others just learned ...

How AI Creates Photorealistic Images From Text

Have you ever seen a puppy in a nest emerging from a cracked egg? What about a photo that’s overlooking a steampunk city with airships? Or a picture of two robots having a romantic evening at the movies? These might sound far-fetched, but a novel type ...

Taking Pride In Our Businesses

A couple of years ago, my partner and I moved to Kentucky, not knowing anyone in the state. Before moving, I extensively researched local websites and online magazines, trying to understand the neighborhoods and get a sense of the community. Somewhere ...

Improve Your ZZZs With Fitbit Premium Sleep Profile

A good night’s sleep can help you feel rested and recharged, while also playing a critical role in your overall health and well-being. Since the introduction of Fitbit’s sleep features in 2009, sleep tracking has been incredibly popular – making inform...

Android 13 Beta 3 And Platform Stability




Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering







Today we’re releasing the third Beta of Android 13, taking us into the final phase of our cycle where we’re focusing on polish and performance. With Android 13, we’ve built on our core themes of priva...

Progress On Initiatives To Keeping Google Play Safe




Posted by Krish Vitaldevara Director, Product Management, Play and Android Trust & Safety


 




We want to keep you updated on the privacy and security initiatives we shared earlier this year, so you can plan ahead and use new tools to safely b...

May 2022 Core Update Releasing For Google Search

Several times per year, we make substantial improvements to our overall ranking processes,
which we refer to as core updates. Core updates are designed to increase the overall
relevancy of our search results and make them more helpful and u...

Modern Android Development At Google I/O ‘22




Posted by Nick Butcher, Developer Relations Engineer


 




Our goal is to make developing beautiful and engaging Android apps as fast and easy as possible. We want to take on the complex parts of building apps so that you can focus on your app...

What’s New With Android For Cars




Posted by Jennifer Chui, Technical Program Manager and Rod Lopez, Product Manager

 




At Google, our work in cars has always been guided by our vision of creating safe and seamless connected experiences. This work would not be possible wit...

What’s New With Google TV & Android TV OS




Shobana Radhakrishnan, Senior Director of Engineering - Google TV
Paul Lammertsma, Developer Relations Engineer




Today, there is more entertainment content available than ever before. In fact, our research shows a third of U.S. households now w...

What’s New In Google Play




Posted by Alex Musil, Product Management at Google Play


 




At this year’s Google I/O, we focused on three major ways we can help you continue growing your business on Google Play:



Privacy and security initiatives to keep the ecosystem ...

Announcing Compose For Wear OS Beta!






Posted by Kseniia Shumelchyk, Developer Relations Engineer, and John Nichol, Tech Lead of Compose for Wear OS


 




Today we’re launching the Beta release of Compose for Wear OS, our modern declarative UI toolkit designed to help developers c...

Google I/O 2022: What’s New In Jetpack




Posted by Amanda Alexander, Product Manager, Android


 






Android Jetpack is a key pillar of Modern Android Development. It is a suite of over 100 libraries, tools and guidance to help developers follow best practices, reduce boilerplate...

New Flexible Tools To Grow Your Subscription Business




Posted by Steve Hartford, Product Manager, Google Play






Digital subscriptions continue to be one of the fastest growing ways for developers to monetize on Google Play. As the subscriptions business model evolves, many developers have asked ...

Register For Google Marketing Live: May 24, 2022

It’s almost time for Google Marketing Live, our annual event showcasing the latest product innovations to help your business thrive. This year’s virtual event will take place on Tuesday, May 24 — starting with a keynote from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. PT that w...