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How Google is helping me connect with family this year

In a normal year, my family would be planning for our 12-hour flight to South Africa, my home country, to see family for the holidays. But since we can’t do that this year, we’re trying to reimagine the usual gatherings and traditions—the same way we’ve already reimagined work, school, birthdays and other holidays.I’ve been thinking back to how we coped...

Organizing the world’s information: where does it all come from?

Since Google was founded more than 22 years ago, we’ve continued to pursue an ambitious mission of organizing the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful. While we started with organizing web pages, our mission has always been much more expansive. We didn’t set out to organize the web’s information, but all the world’s information. Quickly,...

Can AI make me trendier?

As a software engineer and generally analytic type, I like to craft theories for everything. Theories on how to build software, how to stay productive, how to be creative...and even how to dress well. For help with that last one, I decided to hire a personal stylist. As it turned out, I was not my stylist’s first software engineer client. “The problem...

Enabling Android Enterprise partners to best serve customers

Android Enterprise partners play an essential role in helping customers grow their businesses with Android. We launched the Android Enterprise Partner Program earlier this year to make it easier for partners to engage with Android and grow their capabilities.Our program provides device resellers, device manufacturers, service providers and enterprise...

How Carrots ‘N’ Cake adapts to changing digital trends

In 2008, Boston-area resident Tina Haupert wanted to get in shape for her wedding day. Never a fan of crash diets, she started reading healthy living blogs and figured, What the heck, why not start one of my own? She believed healthy foods could be combined with small servings of delicious, guilty pleasures, andCarrots ‘N’ Cake was born.What began as...

Patrick Schilling advocates for people with disabilities

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’s post is all about Patrick Schilling, a Strategic Deal Manager on the Google Cloud team. In addition to helping big companies use Google...

Young adults with physical disabilities find independence

Editor’s Note: Ryan Carroll is a resident of Champions Place, a shared living residence for young adults in the Greater Atlanta area. Today, he’s sharing what living at Champions Place means to him. Ever since I was young, I’ve dreamed about being able to live on my own. As I was growing up, I experienced seizures that resulted in over one hundred surgeries...

Now anyone can share their world with Street View

When people find out that I work on Street View, the first thing they ask is, "How can I drive the Street View car?" Sadly, we don’t loan out those iconic vehicles, but what if any car could become a Street View car? Better yet, what if anyone could contribute to Street View, using only their phone?With our updated Street View app on Android, it’s now...

Beethoven at 250: Happy Birthday, Ludwig!

One of the highlights in Bonn’s Beethoven House is Ludwig van Beethoven’s iconic portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler. Silver gray mane tousled, scarlet scarf tied messily, a musical masterpiece in his hand--the portrait has shaped the composer’s image since it was created 200 years ago. Today, the painting is also part of “Beethoven Everywhere”, an extensive...

Oakland Care and Nest help residents connect for the holidays

Editor's note: This story is guest authored by Aaron White, Business Services Manager at Oakland Care, a leading provider of residential care homes in the United Kingdom.The current pandemic has been devastating in many ways, and as someone who works for a group of care homes, Oakland Care, it’s been particularly heartbreaking to see its effects on...

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