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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...

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, ...

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...

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...

Taste Mexico: Sampling Centuries Of Mexican Heritage

“From yellow corn and white corn their flesh was made; from corn dough the arms and legs of man were made,” reads the ancient pre-Hispanic legend written in the sacred Mayan book, the Popol Vuh.The connection between food and cultural heritage couldn’t...

5 Things I Learned From Google’s Productivity Expert

I’ve primarily worked remotely for the better part of the last decade, but when the pandemic sent everyone else home from the office, I struggled. Even though I was extremely familiar with working from home, I wasn’t used to spending all my free time a...

Our New Animated Series Brings Data Centers To Life

If you rely on the internet to search for the answer to a burning question, access work documents or stream your favorite TV show, you may have wondered how you can get the content you want so easily and quickly. You can thank a data center for that. W...

Our Grace Hopper Subsea Cable Has Landed In The UK

Last year, we announced a new subsea cable — named Grace Hopper after the computer science pioneer — that will run between the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain. The cable will improve the resilience of the Google network that underpins our c...

Vow About That: It’s Wedding Season On Search

We tend to think about “proposal season” as timed to the winter holidays, or big days like New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. The actual proposal peak, though? September. With the exception of 2020, every year for the last five years, search interest ...

Komal Singh Wants Kids To See Themselves In Her Books

In 2018, Komal Singh published “Ara the Star Engineer,” a children’s book about a little girl who becomes interested in coding. Komal, an engineering program manager at Google, wanted to give girls an example of what they could be. Since then, she’s be...

A Matter Of Impact: August Updates From Google.org

Jacquelline’s CornerIt’s back to school season again, and the pandemic continues to affect teachers, families and students — especially those already lacking educational resources. Despite the challenges and unknowns, nonprofits working in education co...

Today’s Press On Temporary Staff

I joined Google late last year to oversee compliance activities across the company. I want to provide some additional information about an issue that I was made aware of this week, now reported in the press, relating to the “comparator rates” for a sub...

Collaborating With The UN To Accelerate Crisis Response

In remarks to the UN's High-Level Humanitarian Event on Anticipatory Action, Google SVP for Global Affairs, Kent Walker, discusses collaboration to accelerate crisis preparedness and predict crises before they happen. Read the full remarks below.Mr. Se...

Our Commitment To Water Stewardship

I grew up in Muir Beach, California, and was fortunate to spend my childhood exploring its beautiful forests and streams. Today, these delicate ecosystems are threatened as the entire west coast of the U.S. is experiencing one of the worst droughts in ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Privacy-first Web Advertising: A Measurement Update

In January, we shared how Google’s advertising teams have been evaluating the proposals in Chrome’s Privacy Sandbox, an open-source initiative to replace third-party cookies with viable privacy-first alternatives that can support the publishers and adv...

Charting A Course Towards A More Privacy-first Web

It’s difficult to conceive of the internet we know today — with information on every topic, in every language, at the fingertips of billions of people — without advertising as its economic foundation. But as our industry has strived to deliver relevant...

Join The Women Of Publishing Webinar Series

With our third annual 2021 Women of Publishing Leadership Series, we're eager to accelerate the growth of women-led small-medium publishing businesses and create an international community. The annual program registration is now open, so apply by Sunda...

Power Your Retail Media Business With Google

More people are browsing and buying online than ever before, creating an influx of demand and data for retailers. This shift in consumer behavior has in turn created a unique opportunity for retailers to deepen their relationships with brand partners, ...