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Five #BlackGirlsWhoBlog to follow now

In 2014, Morgan Pitts was a recent college graduate with a small following of fellow Black women on Twitter and a serious interest in blogging. When we recently caught up with Morgan, she recalled an off-the-cuff tweet that mobilized a community around the #BlackGirlsWhoBlog hashtag and led to her @blackgirlswhoblog Instagram account (with 115,000 followers...

A mini kudos gives a major boost to motivation

In this post: Googler Jeff Gaston developed a mobile app to measure his efficiency. Through it he discovered that positive feedback boosted his productivity, and now uses that learning to motivate coworkers and boost morale with same-day, meaningful kudos. When it comes to feedback, Cambridge-based software engineer Jeff Gaston wishes real life was...

From stay-at-home mom to full-time creator

In 2015, Myriam Sandler had a problem many moms face: Her baby daughter Nicole refused to eat solid foods. Spaghetti, soup, rice … she wouldn’t have any of it. “That was driving me crazy as a first-time mom and I was determined to find a solution,” recalls the Venezuelan-born Myriam, who grew up in Miami.Fortunately, Myriam had an educational  background...

News Brief: February Updates from the Google News Initiative

At the Google News Initiative last month, we felt the love for new publisher tools, training programs and newsroom success stories. See February updates below.One World Media Fellowship opens for applicationsThe One World Media Fellowship is a year-long, GNI-supported program aimed at aspiring journalists and filmmakers who seek to report on stories...

Stadia Savepoint: January and February updates

It’s time for another update to our Stadia Savepoint series, recapping the new games, features and changes for Stadia.So far in 2021, players have traveled the world over in the spy thriller HITMAN 3, and they’ve gone long for touchdown passes in Madden NFL 21. They’ve brawled in 16-bit action in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World™: The Game, and they’ve discovered...

A strong network of women changed the course of my career

Kübra speaking at Women Techmakers Ambassadors North America Summit.In this post:Kübra Zengin found it difficult to break into tech in Turkey.She took a non-traditional career path into the industry.Networking can be a crucial asset to realizing your goals.Growing up in Turkey, it felt like women were meant to do one thing: Take care of their children....

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 ads to consumers across the web, it has created a proliferation of individual user data across thousands...

New tools make children's books easier to read

As a parent to two young kids, bedtime stories are a big part of our evening ritual. My daughter, who’s almost 4, can now recognize all the capital letters, but she’s still learning how to identify lowercase letters and put them all together in a complete word. As we celebrate National Read Across America Day in the United States, I’m reminded of aspiring...

A modern mobile strategy for today’s hybrid work reality

During a turbulent year grappling with COVID-19, businesses leaned heavily on mobility to adapt to hybrid and work-from-home environments. As we look ahead, it's clear that mobility will be pivotal to how businesses thrive in this new workplace reality.Recent market data from IDC found 84 percent of IT professionals planned to invest more in enterprise...

Create a space for yourself in Chrome

If you're one of the many families who share a computer in your home, or someone who uses their computer for both work and personal browsing, these stories may be familiar: You spent the previous day hand-picking your favorite browser colors and theme, only to discover that someone changed everything up. Or, you're trying to login to a retailer site...

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