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Editor's Note:This guest post comes from Dr. Allison Scott, Chief Research Officer of theKapor Center, a nonprofit aiming to increase diversity and inclusion in technology. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (also known as STEM) play a critical role in our society, touching every aspect of our lives. STEM occupations are among the fastest- growing and highest-paying, and contribute significantly to our nation’s economy. To get students on track for STEM careers, they have to start early: students who take advanced STEM courses in high school are much more likely to major in equivalent subjects in college and specifically, Black and …

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Last year, Pixel 3a gave people a chance to get the helpful features of Pixel at a more affordable price. This year, [Pixel 4a](https://store.google.com/product/pixel_4a)—which launches this month—and the first 5G-enabled Pixels, [Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5](https://store.google.com/magazine/5g_pixel) coming this fall, will continue to bring the features people love—like an incredible …
Picking a phone case is a difficult decision. What color should you choose? Do you want something flashy or simple? Maybe you're looking for something that has the environment in mind; if that's the case, you're in luck, because our new case, which is made from over 70 percent recycled …
Today, we’re announcing a long-term, strategic partnership between Google and ADT, a leading U.S. security and home automation provider. Together, we aim to create the next generation of the helpful home—based on new security solutions that will better protect and connect people to their homes and families. ### Devices and …
With July coming to a close, let’s take a look back at our latest [Stadia Connect](https://youtu.be/bzKJ9uzdH-0) and some other updates we’ve brought to Stadia this month. In our [Stadia Connect](https://youtu.be/bzKJ9uzdH-0), we announced 16 new games and five exclusives on their way to players, representing titles from publishers including 2K Games, …
Rising consumer expectations and changing industry regulations have set higher standards for user privacy and data protection. This has led many businesses to revisit how they are managing data in their Google Analytics accounts. To help, Analytics provides businesses with a variety of features to control how their data is …
In March 2020, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney opened to wide acclaim—only to close after 10 days because of COVID-19. The Biennale has since physically reopened to limited audiences, but now, through [a virtual exhibit on Google Arts & Culture](http://g.co/nirin), people all over the world can experience it. This year’s …
Last year, Google Registry released **.new** —a domain extension that lets businesses build novel shortcuts into their products. Since then, more than 200 .new domains have come to life, providing shortcuts to common tasks within popular services like Medium, Asana, GitHub and more. With all the .new domains available, you …
Google Assistant smart speakers have always been a great way to play voice- based games. Just say, “Hey Google, let’s play a game,” and within moments you’ll find yourself humming along to "Song Quiz," or testing your trivia skills with "Are You Feeling Lucky." With [Smart Displays](https://assistant.google.com/platforms/displays/), like Nest Hub …
I had been dealing with imposter syndrome for months. Since applying for an internship at Google, I questioned if my GPA was high enough, if they liked my interviews or if my application could stand out without going to an Ivy League school. After weeks of anticipation, I finally got …
While working as an Entrepreneur-in-residence at Google from 2014 to 2016, I traveled across the country to help enhance the online presence of hundreds of Black-owned businesses. As a Black woman, entrepreneur and Googler, supporting Black-owned businesses and Black founders is my passion. Over the past few months, we’ve seen …
Consent management, or the process of gathering and managing user privacy and data choices, has become increasingly important as more regions around the world enact privacy regulations. For publishers to continue funding their businesses with advertising, while respecting the privacy of their users, many are implementing a consent management solution. …
Did you know that Milwaukee is nicknamed the City of Festivals, and hosts 60 in the summer alone? Or that it was called the “Midwest’s Coolest and Most Underrated City” by Vogue? This summer, Visit Milwaukee is one of 16 institutions partnering with Google Arts & Culture to introduce the …
Two years ago we launched Google One: a membership that gives you more out of Google. We started with expanded storage plans, the ability to share your storage with family members, live support for all your Google questions, and member benefits like Google Play credits and Google Store member rewards. …
The talent of independent and small game developers shines this year at Google Play’s [Indie Games Festival,](https://events.withgoogle.com/indie-games- festival/)a celebration of the creativity of game developers. We received hundreds of submissions for the three competitions in [Europe](https://events.withgoogle.com/indie-games-festival-europe/), [Japan](https://events.withgoogle.com/indie-games-festival-2020-japan/) and [South Korea](https://events.withgoogle.com/indie-games-festival-korea/). This year’s winning games have something for everyone, from a …
Almost two years ago, our friends at Google challenged the [Local Media Consortium](https://www.localmediaconsortium.com/) (LMC) to come up with a “moonshot”—a project that would be big and game-changing and maybe even a little outside our comfort zone. Gathered in a conference room in New York, a dozen of us pitched 100 …
![Andreas Gyr](https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish- prod/images/2020-07-15_1.max-1000x1000.jpg) Andreas Gyr Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,” …
Elise Roy has been a design thinker since she was young. When she started to lose her hearing at the age of 10, she got creative about how she could adapt her environment and tools to work for her. As an adult, she channeled that creativity to pave the way …
A top request we get from app publishers is to provide guidance on how to achieve the optimal mediation setup to maximize ads revenue. This can be a daunting task as it requires careful and continuous experimentation. Changing advertiser behaviors, seasonality, and traffic fluctuation also play a role in how …
Machine learning has shown enormous promise for social good, whether in helping respond to global health pandemics or reach citizens before natural disasters hit. But even as machine learning technology becomes increasingly accessible, social innovators still face significant barriers in their efforts to use this technology to unlock new solutions. …