Faster, more affordable access to the web across Africa

When it comes to searching, faster is always better. Whether you’re commuting to work, searching for the latest sports news, or for the phone number of a nearby restaurant, quick access to information from the web is crucial. In Africa, we see that nearly 40% of people with Android devices may have a slow or delayed […]

Making computer science accessible to more students in Africa

Computer Science (CS) fosters innovation, critical thinking and empowers students with the skills to create powerful tools to solve major challenges. Yet, many students, especially in their the early years, do not have access to opportunities to develop their technical skills. At Google, we believe that all students deserve these opportunities. That is why,  in […]

An update on our commitment to fight violent extremist content online

In June, we announced four steps we’re taking to combat terrorist content on YouTube: Better detection and faster removal powered by machine learning; More expert partners to help identify violative content; Tougher standards for videos that are controversial but do not violate our policies; and Amplified voices speaking out against hate and extremism. We shared […]

Portrait mode on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones

Posted by Marc Levoy, Principal Engineer and Yael Pritch, Software Engineer Portrait mode, a major feature of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, allows anyone to take professional-looking shallow depth-of-field images. This feature helped both devices earn DxO’s highest mobile camera ranking, and works with both the rear-facing and front-facing cameras, even […]

Portrait mode on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones

Posted by Marc Levoy, Principal Engineer and Yael Pritch, Software Engineer Portrait mode, a major feature of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, allows anyone to take professional-looking shallow depth-of-field images. This feature helped both devices earn DxO’s highest mobile camera ranking, and works with both the rear-facing and front-facing cameras, even […]

Grow your ad revenue and get your website into shape for the holiday season

The holiday season is the busiest time of every year, with shoppers out in full force to gather gifts, round up their decorations, and treat themselves to something special. Last year’s Black Friday set a new record with over $3 billion in online sales, representing a huge opportunity for advertisers and publishers. To make the […]

Programa de estágio: seja quem você é!

Estão abertas as inscrições para o programa de estágio do Google Brasil. Até o dia 12 de novembro, estudantes de ensino superior com graduação prevista para dezembro de 2018 podem se inscrever para o 2018 Business Internship Program. Talento se encontra em todos os lugares e não escolhe raça, religião, estado civil ou orientação sexual. […]

Stream YouTube TV using your voice on Google Home

Google Home, Google Home Mini, and soon Google Home Max, let you enjoy your entertainment hands-free with the Google Assistant. With Chromecast, you can already stream your favorite YouTube clips, Netflix shows (if you have a subscription, of course), and more straight to your TV with a simple voice command.   Starting today, voice control […]

My Path to Google: Aurelie Chazal, Support Specialist

Welcome to the tenth installment of our blog series “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns, and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like, and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews. Today’s post is all about Aurelie Chazal. Read on! Can you tell […]