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Investing in Investigative journalism

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Over the coming months a team of expert trainers will provide up to 20 free workshops across the U.K., each designed to help newsroom and freelance journalists sharpen their digital newsgathering and research skills. The practical workshops will feature technology from a range of providers and include real-life examples, including how individual journalists have traced original sources. We’ll also support the CIJ to host a conference in northern England for the first time, offering advanced skills for journalists living and working outside of L... Read More »

Say hello to the new Hire, a smarter, faster way to recruit, by Google

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Recruiters tell us Hire has fundamentally improved how they work, with less context switching between apps. In fact, when we measured user activity, we found Hire reduced time spent completing common recruiting tasks—like reviewing applications or scheduling interviews—by up to 84 percent. But we wanted to do more. The result is our latest release of Hire. By incorporating Google AI, Hire now reduces repetitive, time-consuming tasks, into one-click interactions. This means hiring teams can spend less time with logistics and more time connect... Read More »

A strategic partnership with JD.com

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That’s why we’re excited to announce a new strategic partnership with JD.com, one of the world’s leading ecommerce companies. As part of this partnership, we will invest $550 million in JD.com. We want to accelerate how retail ecosystems deliver consumer experiences that are helpful, personalized and offer high quality service in a range of countries around the world, including in Southeast Asia. By applying JD.com’s supply chain and logistics expertise and our technology strengths, we’re going to explore new ways retailers can make shopping ef... Read More »

Build the apps your business needs with App Maker

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Today, we’re making App Maker generally available to help you rethink how your teams operate. App Maker is G Suite’s low-code application development environment that makes it easy for teams to build custom apps to speed up workflows and make processes better. Apps to fill business gaps, built for your needs Analysts estimate that the right custom mobile app can save each employee 7.5 hours per week (that’s a week’s worth of lunch breaks!). Yet, too few businesses have the means, let alone the resources, to invest time and effort in building ... Read More »

Explore the high seas in VR and Google Earth on World Oceans Day

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It’s estimated that around 35 percent of harvested fish and seafood is lost or wasted somewhere between when it’s caught and when it appears on your plate. As part of our Daydream Impact program, the World Wildlife Fund and Condition One brought this journey to life through a virtual reality documentary showing how fish get from Ocean to Plate. Short of actually being on a fishing boat or in a processing plant, there’s no better way to understand the fishing industry supply chain and its impact on our oceans. Check out the video below, or by us... Read More »

Building on our SAP partnership: Working together to help businesses thrive

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Fashion retailer Tory Burch has told us they’re particularly excited about what our partnership with SAP has to offer: “To support a thriving online presence and more than 150 retail stores around the world, our IT team works closely with industry-leading partners to address our technology needs,” says Serge Minassian, Vice President of Infrastructure and Shared Services, Tory Burch. "Working with SAP and Google Cloud on our global applications and systems infrastructure allows us to serve our customers in exciting new ways as well as take adv... Read More »

Partnering with KPMG to help more enterprises transform their businesses

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Today, we’re announcing our partnership with KPMG to address these needs. KPMG's expertise in vertical markets, digital transformation,  change management and business process consulting can help Google Cloud customers understand how to take advantage of the cloud and put plans into action. Our partnership with KPMG will include solutions that will help enterprises in many different industries—including financial services, insurance, and healthcare—tackle issues like business transformation, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance. The first... Read More »

Google Science Fair 2018: Resources for educators to get ideas flowing

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Submissions for this year’s Science Fair will open in September 2018. But since teachers play such an important behind-the-scenes role in helping students test their hypotheses and prepare their submissions, we wanted to give teachers a head start on prepping for the competition. With that in mind, we’ve created a full library of new teaching materials and exercises to help get the ideas flowing. Focused on the problem-solving process, these materials are flexible enough to adapt to virtually any teaching style, subject or grade. These resou... Read More »

Supporting CS educators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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As digital technologies continue to evolve at an increasingly faster rate, it’s predicted that 21 million new jobs will be created in the next 10 to 15 years. CS has a crucial role in equipping students with the technical skills to embrace these new opportunities and career choices. CS education includes design, data, algorithms and the study of computer systems, while also promoting crucial skills such as collaboration, problem-solving and creativity. We believe every student should have the opportunity to learn CS; with that comes the respons... Read More »

Off the court: how the NBA spent a day at Google

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The program has offered options ranging from real estate to media, and this month it was Google’s turn to present tech as a valid next career choice when players decide to hang up their jerseys. In the lineup this year were Luke Kornet from the New York Knicks, Kevin Hardy from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Roger Moute A Bidias from the Raptors 905, former NBA player Gani Lawal, and former WNBA player Stacey Lovelace. The day kicked off with a talk from our People Operations team, where the players got a sense of the various paths to Google ... Read More »

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