W3C Strategic Highlights: Outreach to the world (W3C Liaisons)

(This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) W3C Liaisons Liaisons and coordination with numerous organizations and SDOs is crucial for W3C to: avoid duplication of...

Master your email with these essential Gmail tips

Your email can feel like a never-ending to-do list. And in a world where technology makes you more connected to work than ever before, how do you set ground rules to keep your energy up, your focus sharp and your sanity intact? As a productivity expert at Google, I...

Three New WordPress.com Color Schemes

Your website’s dashboard should be as welcoming to you as your website’s home page is to your visitors. One way to do that? Customize your WordPress.com dashboard with color schemes. Today, you’ve got three new options for adding a little behind-the-scenes zing:...

Hey Google, talk like a Legend

Imagine hearing the silky smooth voice of John Legend answering your pressing questions everyday. Or narrating your local weather forecast. Or singing you happy birthday. Well, that dream can now be a reality.Starting to roll out today, John Legend’s voice is...

Google Analytics and Google Ads: A Powerful Pairing

Today’s customer journey doesn’t follow a standard path—it’s diverse, non-linear, and always evolving. Consumers conduct research about products across a variety of devices—and marketers are looking for ways to deliver experiences that meet consumers’ rising...

Free digital skills programs make learning a lifelong journey

Janitor, seamstress, housekeeper, gardener: These were some of the jobs my parents held after we immigrated to the United States. Growing up in a lower-income neighborhood, I never knew anyone who worked with computers professionally. That changed when my brother...

How to Manage Your Agents With the Brokerage Add-on

The broker has a unique position in the real estate industry. As the office lead he or she takes a management role. By overseeing agents and assisting with transactions, the broker ensures that the office runs efficiently and remains profitable. With the Realtyna...

W3C Strategic Highlights: Outreach to the world (W3C Training)

W3C Training (This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) In partnership with edX, W3C started a  MOOC training program in June 2015: W3Cx. W3Cx offers a “Front-End Web...

Hitting send on the next 15 years of Gmail

Back in 2004, email looked a lot different than it does today. Inboxes were overtaken by spam, and there was no easy way to search your inbox or file messages away. Plus, you had to constantly delete emails to stay under the storage limit. We built Gmail to address...

Can’t mess with this: new Screen Cleaner in the Files app

Files helps millions of people around the world organize their media, share files offline, and free up space on their phones. And by making the most of limited storage, Files helps users keep their phones running like new.However, we've heard that it's a challenge to...

Grown in the Netherlands, Google Tulip communicates with plants

Throughout time, humans have created more and more effective ways to communicate with each other. But technology hasn’t quite made it there with flowers, even though it’s no secret that members of the floral world do talk to one another. Scientists have found that...

Sssnakes on a map

Google Maps shows you how to get around on foot, car, train and bicycle, and now, you can ssslither to your destination too. Starting today, you can play a twist on the snake game in different locations across the world—including Cairo, London, San Francisco, São...

Realtyna Announces Complimentary Logo Design For New Agents

Are you a new agent looking to make waves online? Realtyna will design your logo for free with a purchase of $500 or more. For more than 10 years, Realtyna has helped agents improve SEO and boost web presence. Products like Organic IDX optimize page ranking and help...

One week until Code Jam kicks off—here’s why you should register

Code Jam, Google's longest-running programming competition, is returning for its sixteenth year. We’re offering another season of challenging algorithmic problems (including some that are interactive) for our global community. Whether you're a seasoned contestant or...

A day in the life of a local reporter

Editor’s note: Manny Ramos is a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. He joined the Chicago Sun-Times as part of Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that works to strengthen local journalism through placing emerging journalists into newsrooms...

Five takeaways from our programmatic panel at World Forum Disrupt

At World Forum Disrupt’s 2019 programmatic event, I was invited to lead a conversation on the future of programmatic with three leading publishers. As the majority of digital ad dollars are now flowing through programmatic pipes, we discussed the trends and best...

Restarting W3C translations program

In January 2017, due to operational considerations, W3C announced it would no longer be tracking volunteer translations of W3C specifications. We are happy to announce that W3C is now able to support again the translator community in their efforts to publish...

W3C Strategic Highlights: Outreach to the world (Developer Relations)

(This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) W3C Developer Relations To foster the excellent feedback loop between Web Standards development and Web developers, and to...

How to Connect an IDX Website to Zapier

Zapier is one of the most powerful technology services available. The web tool connects a huge number of applications and allows them to work together. By serving as an automated intermediary, Zapier can link software systems that were not designed for one another and...

What Is Ecommerce Automation? An Introduction to Shopify Flow

This is a special contribution from David Moellenkamp, Director of Product at Shopify Plus There are three keys to growth. Save time, save money, and sell more. While most businesses focus on the third ingredient, the irony of high-volume ecommerce is that selling...
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