#PrideForever: Seven Googlers on the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

Earlier this month, we launched Pride Forever, celebrating the past, present and future of the LGBTQ+ community by elevating stories from around the world, like the ones from the Stonewall Forever living monument. This interactive digital monument was created by the...

Responsible AI: Putting our principles into action

Every day, we see how AI can help people from around the world and make a positive difference in our lives—from helping radiologists detect lung cancer, to increasing literacy rates in rural India, to conserving endangered species. These examples are just scratching...

Ready for takeoff: Meet the Doodle for Google national finalists

This January, we kicked off the 11th year of Doodle for Google, our annual art contest for students across the country. We challenged kids across the U.S. to create a visual interpretation of this year’s theme: “When I grow up, I hope…” And it’s clear this year’s...

It’s time for a new international tax deal

Finance ministers from the world’s largest economies recently came together and agreed on the need for the most significant reforms to the global tax system in a century. That’s great news.We support the movement toward a new comprehensive, international framework for...

Grab a seat and be on time with new transit updates on Google Maps

On days when everything runs smoothly, taking public transit is one of the best ways to get around town. Not only is it cost-effective and efficient, but it also lets you stay hands free so you can sit back, relax and maybe even read a few chapters of your favorite...

GIF-ing you a way to say LOL, haha or jajaja from Google Images

GIFs have become an essential part of communicating with friends and family. Whether we’re texting, emailing, or posting online, we’re always on the hunt for that perfect GIF. In fact, over the past five years, GIF search interest on Google Images has nearly tripled,...

How Rituals used Google Marketing Platform to become a global brand

One year ago we introduced Google Marketing Platform to help marketers drive better results for their business. Google Marketing Platform brings together our advertising and analytics solutions, allowing you to create, buy, measure, and optimize your marketing in one...

What Is Stellar MLS?

Stellar MLS is a multiple listing service representing Orlando, Tampa, and other areas of Central Florida, as well as Puerto Rico. Formerly known as My Florida Regional MLS, Stellar took its current name in 2019. Now the nation’s third largest, Stellar MLS hosts...

A new way to discover Google tools to grow your small business

Small businesses make a big impact on our communities–creating jobs, treating customers like family, and often defining what makes a town unique. Over the years, we’ve built a range of tools to help these businesses use the web to grow and thrive. In 2018, our Search...

CAPTCHA Wide Review Draft Published

Today the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group, with the assistance of its Research Questions Task Force (RQTF), has published another draft update to the W3C Note “Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA”, first published in 2005: http://www.w3.org/TR/turingtest...

3 ways to improve video viewability and grow revenue

Video content has reached new heights and more screens than ever before, making video ads one of the most engaging and effective ad formats today. But as people gain more control to watch video content anytime and anywhere, there are still a number of design and...

Get your campaigns ready to reach the always-on deal seeker

Marketers recognize Black Friday and Cyber Monday as major shopping holidays to prepare for. But did you know that only 18 percent of shoppers consolidate their holiday shopping to these days? Consumers are on the lookout for deals year-round—about 60 percent say that...

11 Tips to Increase User Registration on WP Websites for Realtors

WordPress offers the ability for users to register to a site and receive updates and other services. This feature is hugely important for Realtors seeking to improve their business. The more leads that register, the better Realtors can fine-tune their conversion...

Extend the reach of your site personalization in Google Optimize

Personalization features in Google Optimize help businesses customize sites so their customers can find exactly what they’re looking for, when they’re looking for it. For example, marketers can display a special promotion on their site for all visitors, or provide...

Introducing BigQuery parameters in Data Studio

If you’re one of the many Data Studio users writing custom queries for BigQuery, you can now run parameterized queries. This provides better customization and interaction options to your users while making your reports faster.When connecting to BigQuery from Data...

How to Enable Maintenance Mode for an IDX WP Website

The best IDX sites are constantly evolving. Agents and brokers upgrade their sites with new plugins and software to solidify advantages over the competition and drive new business. It is a best practice to put up a “coming soon” or “under construction” banner whenever...

EdTech companies you should know about

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at ISTE in Philadelphia. Visit us at booth 2200, where you can demo the latest Chromebook devices and classroom technology from Google and our partners.  Follow along on Twitter and Facebook...

Helping parents and guardians have the “EdTech talk”

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at ISTE in Philadelphia. Visit us at booth 2200, where you can demo the latest Chromebook devices and classroom technology from Google and our partners. Follow along...

Chicken coops and Snoop Dogg: Martha Stewart’s smart home

Managing your home can get complicated. There’s always something to look out for, such as a water heater malfunction, the arrival of an important package or general upkeep like trimming boxwood hedges and maintaining the yard. Luckily, smart home technology such as...

A mom-and-mom card shop draws from experience

If you told me when I was 12 that one day I would be married to another woman and making a living selling greeting cards, I would have given you a “pssht” of disbelief. But I am glad to report that today in 2019, not only am I happily married to someone of the same...

Make every story a performance with help from Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell knows how to tell a story. She's taking a break from Disney’s “Frozen” to help you make every story a performance, with Google Home Mini as her co-star. If you need help with your own storytelling, you can get a Google Home Mini and three Little Golden...

Why Every Real Estate Agent Should Have Pinterest

Have you by any chance checked how the stock market has been performing lately? Pinterest is doing fine. Don’t worry, we are not actually going to get into all the financial/investment opportunity stuff for stock market, portfolio diversification or feasible...
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