• A new pathway to roles in IT Support

    Today, we’re launching the Google IT Support Professional Certificate hosted on Coursera—a first-of-its-kind online program to prepare people for roles in IT support. With no previous experience required, beginning learners can become entry-level job ready in eight to 12 months. This program is part of Grow with Google, our initiative to help people get the skills they need to find a job.

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  • Eight things you need to know about Hash Code 2018

    Are you up for a coding challenge? Team up to solve an engineering problem from Google—registration for Hash Code 2018 is now open. Hash Code is Google’s flagship team programming competition for students and professionals in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. You pick your team and programming language, we pick a Google engineering problem for you to solve.

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  • #teampixel community member Austin Cameron is living for the city

    Happy New Year, Team Pixel! There are so many picture-worthy moments ahead. Helping us get started on 2018 photography is Pixel enthusiast and photographer @ustincameron. He’s a regular #teampixel contributor who’s working through a personal goal of shooting a photo a day for 1,000 days—with more than 700 already under his belt! He has a talent for shooting in low light, so ...

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  • The High Five: you get a search, you get a search, everybody gets a search!

    Oprah’s speech had people buzzing, while Jimmy Ma spun to internet fame at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Here are some of the most-searched trends of the week (with data from the Google News Lab). A brighter morning, even during our darkest nights “Is Oprah going to run for president?” was a top searched question this week, after the icon’s rousing speech at the Golden Globes.

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  • Stick to your New Year’s resolutions with a little help from Google Home

    In 2018, I’m committed to getting in better shape. As with all New Year’s resolutions, the hard part will be actually sticking to it. But this year, I’ll have help from my Google Assistant. No matter what your resolution is, here are a few ways your Google Home, Mini or Max can keep you on track: Meet your fitness goals: Use your Google Home to play your workout playlist, ...

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  • Seven kinds of Local Guides you might spot on Google Maps

    What kind are you? Satellites are famously effective for mapping, but they don’t take photos of must-have breakfast sandwiches, update hours of operation or tell families when places are wheelchair accessible. That’s Local Guides territory. Local Guides are people who share information on Google Maps to help others discover where to go—and there are more than 60 million of t ...

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  • Our 17 favorite education moments from 2017

    Editor’s Note: Happy New Year from all of us on the Google for Education team! We know you count on Google for Education in your classrooms, and we take that responsibility seriously. We remain deeply committed to bringing the best of Google to education, and to expanding learning for everyone. As we look to the year ahead, we’re looking back on our 17 favorite moments from 2017.

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  • Memory machines: VR180 cameras, and capturing life as you see it

    When I was growing up, my dad and even my grandfather always had camcorders stuck to their shoulders. They were our family documentarians, and were always the first to try a new gadget or gizmo if it would help us remember the places we went and the special times we shared. Decades later, I’m so grateful, and I treasure the memories they captured on Betamax and film.

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  • Reflecting on 2017: a year in review for G Suite

    Before we get into the swing of the new year—which is sure to bring new projects, new teammates and new challenges—let’s take a moment to reflect on highlights from 2017. Here’s a look at what happened in G Suite last year. 1. Bringing you the power of Google’s artificial intelligence. Technology continues to change the way we work.

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  • Bringing it all together with Google Pay

    If you've ever paid for groceries with Android Pay, used Chrome to automatically fill in your payment info, or purchased an app on Google Play, then you’ve already experienced some of the ways Google helps you pay for things online and in stores. Over the past year, we’ve been working to make these experiences simpler, safer, and more consistent.

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