The Keywordhttps://blog.google/The Keyworden-usThu, 29 Sep 2022 16:15:00 +0000https://blog.google/static/blogv2/images/google.pngThe Keywordhttps://blog.google/A message about Stadia and our long term streaming strategyhttps://blog.google/products/stadia/message-on-stadia-streaming-strategy/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="b1am9">For many years, Google has invested across multiple aspects of the gaming industry. We help developers build and distribute gaming apps on Google Play and Google Play Games. Gaming creators are reaching audiences around the world on YouTube through videos, live streaming and Shorts. And our cloud streaming technology delivers immersive gameplay at massive scale.</p><p data-block-key="ahphq">A few years ago, we also launched a consumer gaming service, Stadia. And while Stadia's approach to streaming games for consumers was built on a strong technology foundation, it hasn't gained the traction with users that we expected so we’ve made the difficult decision to begin winding down our Stadia streaming service.</p><p data-block-key="51a5m">We’re grateful to the dedicated Stadia players that have been with us from the start. We will be refunding all Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store, and all game and add-on content purchases made through the Stadia store. Players will continue to have access to their games library and play through January 18, 2023 so they can complete final play sessions. We expect to have the majority of refunds completed by mid-January, 2023. We have more details for players on this process on our <a href="https://support.google.com/stadia/answer/12790109">Help Center</a>.</p><p data-block-key="5fg17">The underlying technology platform that powers Stadia has been proven at scale and transcends gaming. We see clear opportunities to apply this technology across other parts of Google like YouTube, Google Play, and our Augmented Reality (AR) efforts — as well as make it available to our industry partners, which aligns with where we see the future of gaming headed. We remain deeply committed to gaming, and we will continue to invest in new tools, technologies and platforms that power the success of developers, industry partners, cloud customers and creators.</p><p data-block-key="dci9p">For the Stadia team, building and supporting Stadia from the ground up has been fueled by the same passion for games that our players have. Many of the Stadia team members will be carrying this work forward in other parts of the company. We’re so grateful for the groundbreaking work of the team and we look forward to continuing to have an impact across gaming and other industries using the foundational Stadia streaming technology.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:15:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/stadia/message-on-stadia-streaming-strategy/StadiaarticleA message about Stadia and our long term streaming strategyWe’ve made the difficult decision to begin winding down our Stadia streaming service.Googlehttps://blog.google/products/stadia/message-on-stadia-streaming-strategy/Phil HarrisonVice President and General ManagerStadiaOne researcher’s take on Google’s mentorship programhttps://blog.google/technology/research/leslie-coney-csrmp-grad/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="pkqjg">As a sophomore at Howard University, Leslie Coney discovered what would soon become her “superpower” while she and a friend were washing their hands in the bathroom. Attempting to use the hand dryer, they noticed it worked without issue for Leslie, but not for her friend, who had darker skin. Leslie shared this experience with a professor, who introduced her to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), the study of how humans interact with technology.</p><p data-block-key="dbvj8">Leslie started questioning who was actually considered when designing, building and testing technologies. This kicked off her computer science (CS) research journey in Human Centered Design and Engineering, specifically exploring how Black people can influence and are impacted by technology.</p><p data-block-key="eoh2m">Today, Leslie is a PhD student at the University of Washington with a focus on Black maternal health. She’s also a recent graduate of Google’s <a href="http://g.co/csrmp">CS Research Mentorship Program</a> (CSRMP). Through mentorship and peer-to-peer networking, CSRMP supports undergraduate and graduate students from historically marginalized groups pursuing computing research. The program aims to increase the diversity of PhD graduates in computing-related fields and ensure the broader <a href="https://blog.google/technology/research/mentorship-inspires-deyrel-diaz-and-future-researchers/">community of CS researchers</a> includes the experiences, perspectives and concerns of people worldwide. Since 2018, CSRMP has hosted more than 730 students across more than 230 institutions. And our next class of nearly 300 students starts in just a few weeks.</p><p data-block-key="bjpa5">Reflecting on her CSRMP experience, Leslie shared more about its impact on her career and her advice for future participants.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="pkqjg"><b>How did you get into the research field?</b></p><p data-block-key="45uc7">I focused on building community, seeking guidance from my professors and taking advantage of as many resources as possible both on and off-campus. For example, I received funding through Google’s <a href="https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/google-conference-scholarships">Conference Scholarships program</a> to attend conferences like <a href="https://tapiaconference.cmd-it.org/">Tapia</a> and <a href="https://ghc.anitab.org/">Grace Hopper Celebration</a>, where I connected with other Black women researchers.</p><p data-block-key="fd2n1"><b>How did CSRMP prepare you for the next step in your research career?</b></p><p data-block-key="6pv0n">My mentor helped me think critically about my research interests and what makes a program and advisor a good fit for me. He encouraged me to ask the tough questions when figuring out where I could be most successful in graduate school. He also helped me better understand what rigorous research looks like in academia and what to expect as a PhD student.</p><p data-block-key="aoq1a"><b>Were there any challenges you had to overcome during your time in CSRMP?</b></p><p data-block-key="575ad">I wasn’t the most comfortable in my pod at first, given that I was the only Black woman in the group. My experience at a Historically Black University influenced me to focus my research efforts on the Black community — which was something I was proud of but nervous to share with folks who aren’t Black. There is an unnecessary pressure placed on researchers from marginalized groups to validate why centering marginalized experiences is sufficient and valuable. However, my CSRMP mentor and podmates reaffirmed this decision and supported my pursuit. Also, there are very nuanced experiences in academia that are specific to Black women, and while my mentor couldn't fully prepare me for them, he still encouraged me to seek relationships that could close that gap.</p><p data-block-key="f9juo"><b>You just published your first piece! Tell us about it.</b></p><p data-block-key="6dl65">Yes, I did! My <a href="https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3538541">article</a>, “Why you being WEIRD to me?: reflections of a black researcher on WEIRD-ness in HCI,” started out as a final assignment last fall. I was tasked with writing about common threads throughout readings on diversity, or the lack thereof, in HCI. Afterward, a peer and fellow Black woman researcher invited me to write something for the next edition of the Association for Computing Machinery <a href="https://xrds.acm.org/">XRDS series</a>. Writing the paper was so much fun — I got to exercise my critical thinking muscles, incorporate cultural references and prioritize accessibility so people outside academia could engage, too.</p><p data-block-key="6pirf"><b>What advice do you have for students who are underrepresented in CS research and getting started in this field?</b></p><p data-block-key="28f10">More likely than not, you gravitate toward your lived experiences. So be confident in your identities and take advantage of programs like CSRMP to help you back up those lived experiences with practical knowledge. Next, treat the graduate school application process like dating — once you’re accepted, the ball is in your court to decide whether or not that program is a good fit for you. You have to be sure that you will feel safe and supported being yourself and conducting your research. Lastly, pace yourself and have fun! A PhD is a long commitment, so be sure to find a balance between work and play.</p><p data-block-key="ekg5f">Congratulations to all the <a href="http://goo.gle/csrmp-2022a-grads">students</a> who graduated from CSRMP in the first half of 2022. We look forward to supporting future students like Leslie, who are taking charge in computing research. <a href="http://g.co/csrmp">Applications</a> are now open for the January 2023 mentorship cycle — spread the word and apply by October 26, 2022.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/technology/research/leslie-coney-csrmp-grad/EducationStudent ProgramsResearchDiversity and InclusionarticleOne researcher’s take on Google’s mentorship programFind out how Google’s CS Research Mentorship Program helped University of Washington PhD student Leslie Coney advance her research career.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Leslie_Coney.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/technology/research/leslie-coney-csrmp-grad/Cori GraingerProgram ManagerUniversity Relations14 fun details I noticed in my first 14 days with a Pixelhttps://blog.google/products/pixel/fun-details-switching-to-pixel-6a/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="11q2m">After nearly three years of working at Google, I’ve definitely leaned into all kinds of “Googley” things. I got <a href="https://blog.google/inside-google/life-at-google/working-home-ruff-dooglers-make-it-little-better">doogler</a> bandanas for my dogs. I’ve become a bit of a Chrome OS power user (no brag). And you’ll never be able to pry my Pixel Buds from me (unless it’s because I’m upgrading them…more on that later). But there’s one area where I’ve held out from joining in: the Pixel phone.</p><p data-block-key="ehrdk">Until now! Two weeks ago, I made the switch to a Pixel 6a. And yes, I have been loving some of <a href="https://blog.google/products/pixel/meet-pixel-6-pixel-6-pro/">the biggest Pixel features</a>, like Night Sight, Magic Eraser and Live Translate. But I’ve enjoyed the small, delightful things, too — tiny details and thoughtful touches that I knew about in theory but didn’t fully appreciate before joining the club.</p></div></div><div class="block-perspective_qa"><div class="uni-related-article-tout h-c-page" data-component="uni-related-article-tout"><section class="h-c-grid"><a class="uni-related-article-tout__wrapper h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-m--6 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-m--offset-3 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "article lead", "action": "related article - inline", "label": "article: pixel-6a-io-2022" }' href="https://blog.google/intl/en-au/products/devices-services/pixel-6a-io-2022/"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__inner-wrapper"><p class="uni-related-article-tout__eyebrow h-c-eyebrow">Read Article</p><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image" style="background-image: url('https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/image_enAU_P6a_2022Q1_BTQR_Charcoal_22H049x0.max-500x500.jpg')"></div></div><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content"><h4 class="uni-related-article-tout__header h-has-bottom-margin">Pixel 6a: More of what you want for less than you expect</h4><p class="uni-related-article-tout__body">Our latest A-series phone, Google Pixel 6a, gives you more of what you want — for less than you’d expect. Pixel 6a is packed with the same powerful brains, Google Tensor…</p><div class="cta module-cta h-c-copy uni-related-article-tout__cta muted"><span class="nowrap">Read Article<svg class="icon h-c-icon" role="presentation"><use xlink:href="#mi-arrow-forward" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"></use></svg></span></div></div></div></div></a></section></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="11q2m">Without further ado, here are 14 things, big and small, that I ended up loving in my first 14 days with Pixel.</p><h3 data-block-key="9lq5j">1. Setting up my Pixel was easy.</h3><p data-block-key="9pq9s">The worst part of getting a new phone is the setup and transfer from your old device to the new — and that’s honestly been a major part of what’s held me back! But I quickly learned that being a general Google user made this so much easier an experience than when I’ve changed devices in the past. Because I’ve had a Gmail account for years (from long before I was a Googler), logging into my new Pixel with my account meant that all the things I needed — my email, my documents, my photos — were immediately there. I was even able to transfer my messages with the help of the <a href="https://guidebooks.google.com/pixel/transfer-your-data/how-to-switch-from-iphone">Pixel guidebook on transferring data</a>. It was definitely my easiest and swiftest transfer experience.<br/></p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="A photograph of a hand holding a Pixel 6a while it's plugged in. The screen shows various abstract circular icons and the screen says &quot;Checking info...&quot;." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/IMG-3229.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="lvzek">I was set up in no time.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="11q2m">2. I'm into the look and feel of the new Pixel cases.</h3><p data-block-key="87ms6">Aesthetics matter! I love the color combo of the case and the device, and because the cases are semi-translucent, there’s tons of mix-and-match potential. The slightly rubbery feel of the case (which is <a href="https://blog.google/products/pixel/pixel-6-accessories/">made of plastic</a> with an inner layer of 75% recycled materials) is extremely satisfying, too.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt='A photograph of a hand holding a Pixel 6a, with the back of the phone facing the camera. The phone is in a blue-green semi-translucent case. There is a "G" Google icon on it.' class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/IMG-3532.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="sb7mj">Yes, I have a thing for blues and greens, why do you ask?</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-perspective_qa"><div class="uni-related-article-tout h-c-page" data-component="uni-related-article-tout"><section class="h-c-grid"><a class="uni-related-article-tout__wrapper h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-m--6 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-m--offset-3 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "article lead", "action": "related article - inline", "label": "article: pixel-art-how-designers-created-new-pixel-6-colors" }' href="https://blog.google/products/pixel/pixel-art-how-designers-created-new-pixel-6-colors/"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__inner-wrapper"><p class="uni-related-article-tout__eyebrow h-c-eyebrow">Read Article</p><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image" style="background-image: url('https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Pixel_6_Hero_GSCEiG1.max-500x500.jpg')"></div></div><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content"><h4 class="uni-related-article-tout__header h-has-bottom-margin">Pixel art: How designers created the new Pixel 6 colors</h4><p class="uni-related-article-tout__body">Meet the team who helped design — and name — the new colors for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, as well as their cases.</p><div class="cta module-cta h-c-copy uni-related-article-tout__cta muted"><span class="nowrap">Read Article<svg class="icon h-c-icon" role="presentation"><use xlink:href="#mi-arrow-forward" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"></use></svg></span></div></div></div></div></a></section></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="11q2m">3. The Pixel 6a feels light in my hand.</h3><p data-block-key="5e1on">There’s nothing bulky about it. It weighs about 6.3 ounces — which is about the same as six pencils! I’ve always had metal phones, and the Pixel’s light tactile alloy frame is something I didn’t think I would notice, but definitely do.</p><h3 data-block-key="fj79a">4. The haptic feedback feel is satisfying.</h3><p data-block-key="dssf2">Every device has its own unique haptic feel — that slight vibration that signals a notification — and I really enjoy how the haptic feedback feels on the Pixel 6a. That’s because the technology powering this mechanism was upgraded with the Pixel 6 family, resulting in tighter, more precise vibrations.</p><h3 data-block-key="51dkb">5. My Pixel’s lock screen looks lovely every time.</h3><p data-block-key="1ld95">When my phone is asleep and I unlock it from the blank screen, the thumbprint icon lights up and illuminates the screen, and it’s really beautiful. It’s little things like this that caught my eye when I booted up my Pixel for the first time.</p><h3 data-block-key="2teua">6. I'm also a big fan of the charging screen.</h3><p data-block-key="6fb5q">When my Pixel is turned off and charging, the screen displays a cool light-up effect showing how much charge it has. It's a fun visual, and it’s also nice to see immediately how much battery my Pixel 6a has left.<br/></p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt='A photograph of a hand holding a plugged in Pixel 6a. The screen has a light-up effect around a "56%" notification.' class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/IMG-3457.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="e0gjh">When it's turned off and plugged in, the Pixel 6a shows you a nifty charging screen.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="11q2m">7. Oh, and the battery just keeps going and going.</h3><p data-block-key="3c9vq">I’m certainly not the first one to notice it, but the battery life is incredible — it can easily last for 24 hours and up to 72 if I use Extreme Battery Saver<footnote id="cca74d48-d0ad-4512-a719-f8c21aa23829">[cca74d]</footnote>. This is because the Adaptive Battery feature learns your favorite apps, so it doesn’t waste power on ones you rarely use. It’s arguably the thing I’ve noticed the most over my first two weeks of using the phone.</p><h3 data-block-key="6iira">8. I can say goodbye to shaky panoramas.</h3><p data-block-key="7ep6o">I could go on and on about the Pixel camera. My photos look brighter and crisper compared to my old phone, and the camera bar is very slick. Specifically, my panoramas benefitted; I don’t feel like I have shaky hands until I see some of the panoramic shots I try to grab — but the frame icon that moves along with me as I move the phone makes for a much better end result.</p><h3 data-block-key="fam6f">9. And my landscape photos aren't tilted!</h3><p data-block-key="3k99j">One of my biggest photography pet peeves is posting a landscape photo and seeing a slanted line on the horizon. I want that nice, level photo, and I would prefer not to fix it in editing and perhaps lose details as they fall out of frame. The Pixel camera includes that level on screen, so while I’m taking a photo I already know it’s straight. That same “straightener,” as I think of it, also shows up when I'm taking a photo from up above something; when I point the camera down, it will show up to make sure I'm centered.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="A screenshot of the camera app on a Pixel 6a. The screen shows that the camera is photographing a park landscape; there is a straightening tool in the center of the photo indicating the phone is level." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Screenshot_20220928-173556.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="i0jwo">The leveling feature is one of my favorites.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="b1xo1">10. Google Photos calls out photo dump duplicates.</h3><p data-block-key="372mu">I’m an “I need five photos of the same thing” type of photographer. Now, when I open Google Photos, the storage manager will automatically prompt me about things like blurry photos and doubles. I don’t miss scrambling to delete photos from my phone when I get the notification that my storage is dwindling.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="11q2m">11. My Pixel can read my screenshots to me.</h3><p data-block-key="89pgl">I’m also a screenshot fiend (and a big fan of using the <a href="https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/7443425?hl=en">Quick Tap</a> screenshot gesture), and I often take screenshots of cooking directions. I don’t know if everyone uses Lens for this purpose, but I rely on it to read directions on my phone out loud to me while meal prepping.</p><h3 data-block-key="fmul1">12. I love choosing custom colors for my wallpaper.</h3><p data-block-key="bhl36">I found this setting particularly fun: You can head to your wallpaper settings and customize it so that all of the app icons complement your wallpaper photo. Now the colors of my app icons and other elements, like the time, match the background of my screen. Which is very cute, if I may say so.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt='A screenshot of the "Wallpaper &amp; style" settings on the Pixel 6a phone. It shows a preview of the lock screen (a photograph of a mountaing) and the homescreen wallpaper (a photograph of two dogs at the beach) and underneath are various color scheme options that complement the photos.' class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Screenshot_20220916-110352_1.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="zqo1r">Good dogs deserve custom wallpaper colors.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="11q2m">13. I can customize my time-lapse videos, too.</h3><p data-block-key="4esi8">I take a lot of time-lapse videos — I just feel so accomplished when I watch back my baking endeavors or home renovation projects from start to finish. With Pixel, I can toggle between x1, x10, x30 or x120 speeds. Plus, my phone tells me what these mega-speedy functions might be good for — for example, x30 is great for busy street shots.</p><h3 data-block-key="eeake">14. And my Pixel can help me keep track of my Buds.</h3><p data-block-key="9hmll">When I connected my (new) Pixel Buds<footnote id="3b168933-c261-4584-a3c2-84e64a98cd3e">[3b1689]</footnote>, the Pixel phone took me through a helpful setup screen that told me all sorts of things I’d be able to do with them — like talk to Assistant and skip tracks or go back. But now I can also <a href="https://support.google.com/googlepixelbuds/answer/9642885?hl=en">find my earbuds when they’re missing</a>…which, if I’m being honest, is why I bought new Pixel Buds in the first place.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/pixel/fun-details-switching-to-pixel-6a/Pixelarticle14 fun details I noticed in my first 14 days with a PixelHere are 14 delightful details a Googler discovered after switching to a Pixel 6a.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/14_things_Pixel_GIF.gifGooglehttps://blog.google/products/pixel/fun-details-switching-to-pixel-6a/Molly ContributorThe Keyword8 things to try now on Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4https://blog.google/products/fitbit/fitbit-sense-2-versa-4/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="hils7">Just a few weeks ago, we <a href="https://blog.google/products/fitbit/versa-4-sense-2/">announced</a> our latest generation of smartwatches, <a href="https://www.fitbit.com/global/us/products/smartwatches/sense2">Sense 2</a> and <a href="https://www.fitbit.com/global/us/products/smartwatches/versa4">Versa 4</a>. These additions to our smartwatch lineup bring your wellness up a notch – and they’re available starting today.</p><p data-block-key="6noib">If you’re setting your sights on fitness, Versa 4 offers features to help you stay accountable, monitor progress and reach your goals. But if you’re thinking more broadly about tracking your health and wellness, Sense 2 might be the device for you.</p><p data-block-key="5f422">Here are the top features for each. Choose your own adventure:</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A man and woman exercise with Versa 4 on their wrists." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/resize_image_all_FitV4_2022Q3_DANCE_CARDIO.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="hhaql">Sense 2 and Versa 4 offer a variety of features to reach your physical and mental health goals.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="hils7"><b>1. Level up your workouts.</b></p><p data-block-key="d0j7g">Sense 2 and Versa 4 include more than 40 exercise modes available on-wrist – that’s more than double we’ve ever had. With daily workout guidance, real-time stats, personalized Active Zone Minutes and even the ability to leave your phone at home and still track pace &amp; distance with built-in GPS, you’ve got all you need to reach your fitness goals on the court…or pool…or track…or gym – you get the picture.</p><p data-block-key="2hbkc"><b>2. Make sense of your stress.</b></p><p data-block-key="caev3">For all-day stress management, Sense 2 offers a first-of-its-kind continuous Body Response sensor<footnote id="28b684a5-4052-45b4-b1fe-3a1502d41ba3">[28b684]</footnote>in a consumer smartwatch. Combining various metrics right on your wrist, Body Response identifies when your body is showing signs of potential stress. The feature then notifies you, so you can be aware of your triggers and learn to manage them in the moment.</p><p data-block-key="37ueb"><b>3. Check if you need a rest day.</b></p><p data-block-key="5dpjl">Understand what’s best for your body on any given day and enhance your workout routine with a <a href="https://www.fitbit.com/global/us/technology/daily-readiness-score">Daily Readiness Score</a> in Fitbit Premium. When you wake up, check out your score in the Fitbit app to see if you’re ready to push it to the next level or should take a rest day based on your activity, sleep and heart rate variability.</p><p data-block-key="fa1s7"><b>4. Keep a pulse on your heart health.</b></p><p data-block-key="emk4i">Did you know Atrial fibrillation (AFib) affects more than 33.5 million people globally? Your smartwatch can help identify the signs of AFib through an on-wrist assessment with the electrocardiogram (ECG) app on Sense 2 as well as the Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications on both watches.<footnote id="3a81bf57-4daf-4f8d-84e4-7494476e1368">[3a81bf]</footnote>Both of these tools have FDA and EU clearance and can help inform conversations with your healthcare provider.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A man sleeps with Sense 2 on his wrist, tracking his sleep patterns for advanced insights." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/resize_Fitbit_Sense_2_Lifestyle_Bed_Night_.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="dsfgo">With Sleep Profile, Premium members receive a Sleep Animal and insights into their sleep habits.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="hils7"><b>5. Learn about your ZZZs.</b></p><p data-block-key="95g3o">A good night’s sleep is a key part of your overall wellness, and our newest Premium feature, <a href="https://blog.google/products/fitbit/sleep-profile/">Sleep Profile</a>, provides insights on your sleep trends over the course of each month. Wear Sense 2 or Versa 4 for at least 14 nights each month, and you’ll get a Sleep Animal with a deep analysis of your sleep style, along with personalized guidance to help improve your sleep quality.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A woman adjusts her sneakers while sporting the new Brother Vellies woven leather accessory band." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/resize_Fitbit_Versa_4_Brother_Vellies_Life.max-1000x1000_bIFAhNj.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="dsfgo">Elevate your look with the brand new collection of designer bands from Brother Vellies.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="hils7"><b>6. Amp up your style.</b></p><p data-block-key="f6o4d">Switching up your day-to-day look has never been so easy and stylish. Choose from <a href="https://www.fitbit.com/global/us/products/accessories#24mm-attach">new colors</a> of infinity, sport, woven, hook &amp; loop, premium Horween leather or vegan leather bands—or try the new collection of braided <a href="https://www.fitbit.com/global/us/products/accessories/brother-vellies-woven-leather">Brother Vellies</a> designer bands.</p><p data-block-key="cccsv"><b>7. Customize your experience.</b></p><p data-block-key="83j6q">With an all-new operating system, Versa 4 and Sense 2 makes accessing the content you want easier, simpler and faster than ever before. Customizable tiles allow you to check the latest information – from your fitness stats or the weather – start an exercise and so much more with just one swipe.</p><p data-block-key="3bseq"><b>8. Keep going…and going…and going…</b></p><p data-block-key="dq9ut">Designed to keep up with your life, Sense 2 and Versa 4 are powered by a long battery life of more than six days. That’s almost a whole week without a charge! Leave it on all day and night, and when it’s time to recharge, fast charging gets you a full day’s worth of battery in just 12 minutes.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A woman walks to the office, carrying her work materials and wearing her Sense 2." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/resize_Fitbit_Sense_2_Lifestyle_Street_Blu.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="34p8g">No matter what your week looks like, you can count on Sense 2 and Versa 4 for more than six days of battery life.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="q54az">Versa 4 is now available for $229.95, and Sense 2 is now available for $299.95 (USD) at <a href="https://www.fitbit.com/global/us/products/whats-new">Fitbit.com</a>, <a href="https://store.google.com/us/product/fitbit_sense_2?hl=en-US">Google Store</a> and select global retailers.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 29 Sep 2022 13:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/fitbit/fitbit-sense-2-versa-4/Fitbitarticle8 things to try now on Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are now available to purchase. Here’s what you can do on the new fitness trackers.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/resize_image_all_FitV4_FitS2_2022Q3_FA22_Sti.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/fitbit/fitbit-sense-2-versa-4/TJ VargheseDirectorProduct ManagementHow a second chance led Paula to Googlehttps://blog.google/inside-google/life-at-google/how-a-second-chance-led-paula-to-google/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="38m28">Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns, apprentices and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.</p><p data-block-key="5v28r">Today’s post is all about Paula Martinez, a Google Cloud Marketing Manager based in Argentina.</p><p data-block-key="8uc3r"><b>How would you describe your role?</b></p><p data-block-key="dtblc">As a Partner Marketing Manager, my main responsibility is to design marketing campaigns for <a href="https://goo.gle/3SoVA4O">Google Cloud</a> products and solutions with our regional technological and reseller partners.</p><p data-block-key="ckbft"><b>What does your typical workday look like?</b></p><p data-block-key="6k08k">I try to start my day without any meetings so I can get organized, create my to-do list and tackle the most pressing tasks. I work a lot with our sales teams and partners to plan and execute marketing initiatives that fit market strategies. Part of my day is focused on measuring and analyzing those campaigns and, with the help of my team, creating action plans based on the results. I'm the only one on my team based in Argentina, so I spend a lot of time connecting with my teammates virtually.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Paula stands with her husband and dog on grass next to a pond on a clear day." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Paula_with_her_husband_Fredy_and_her_dog_J.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="eh69i">Paula, her husband Fredy and their Doogler (Dog-Googler), Jagger.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="38m28"><b>Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?</b></p><p data-block-key="6evh5">My dad is from a traditional Venezuelan family, and my mom’s side of the family is Indigenous. Specifically, they’re from the Wayuu people, a community located in the Guajira Peninsula between Venezuela and Colombia. My parents wanted to give me an Indigenous name so I always remember my roots. Kai'tu is my middle name and means “Bright Sun” in Wayuunaiki, the language of our people.</p><p data-block-key="5l5pq">For a long time, I struggled with my dual identity. But I’ve finally understood that it makes me unique and that I’m privileged to belong to both cultures.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Old portrait-style photo of Paula as a young girl with her two sisters, mother, father and grandmother." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Paula_with_her_mom_dad_two_sisters_and_Gra.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="eh69i">Paula (front row, far right) with her sisters, mother, father and grandmother.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="38m28"><b>Why did you decide to apply to Google?</b></p><p data-block-key="ekh61">Something in me knew I would make it here, so I prepared myself. I applied to different roles over time, but without much success. When this job opened up on the Partner Marketing team, I felt like I had a good chance. I knew a lot about this field — I specialized in team management and strategy development — and had worked with partners in the region before.</p><p data-block-key="70kvo"><b>What was your application experience like?</b></p><p data-block-key="11nl1">I actually have a funny story about my application. I put together my resume trying to highlight the skills from the job description. But I accidentally attached an old version of my resume that wasn’t very applicable to this role.</p><p data-block-key="1ub22">After a few days, I received an email similar to others I’d gotten in the past, saying, “Thank you for applying, but…” I stared at the screen bewildered, because I felt really good about my application. Later that day, I received another email. It was from a Google recruiter saying they felt something was off with my application. They asked me to complete a few questions and send my current resume. They gave me a second chance. I was always a fan of second chances, but now I’m a devout believer in them.</p><p data-block-key="aqren"><b>How did you prepare for your interview?</b></p><p data-block-key="fp9u2">I’m a pretty methodical person, so I created scripts for each interview round. I thought about different scenarios and possible questions and answers, and prepared examples of my successes, failures and projects. This helped me a lot because almost all the interviews were in English, which is not my first language. So it allowed me to structure and better facilitate my line of thought.</p><p data-block-key="1uu7o"><b>What inspires you to come in (or log on) to work every day?</b></p><p data-block-key="5rvb5">I feel a responsibility to represent every Indigenous girl with big dreams. I also really enjoy my work and the team I’m on. I feel super lucky to have the opportunity to learn and work with people I appreciate and respect. With them, I learn something every day.</p><p data-block-key="5l02m"><b>Any tips for aspiring Googlers?</b></p><p data-block-key="91d87">Preparation is key. Use the methods you know will work for you. Don't be overwhelmed by the excess of online information about interviews. Follow your recruiter’s recommendations — they know what you’ll be evaluated on.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 29 Sep 2022 09:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/inside-google/life-at-google/how-a-second-chance-led-paula-to-google/My Path to GoogleLife at GoogleGooglersarticleHow a second chance led Paula to GoogleMeet Paula Martinez, a Google Cloud Marketing Manager based out of Argentina.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/MPTG_-_paulamartinez_2.0.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/inside-google/life-at-google/how-a-second-chance-led-paula-to-google/Jessie LinnContributor, The KeywordCelebrating the success of 47 European news innovatorshttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/google-news-initiative/celebrating-the-success-of-47-european-news-innovators/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="owvyc">We're announcing today <a href="https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/innovation-challenges/selected-projects/?region=europe">the 47 recipients from 21 countries</a> of the first Google News Initiative <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/google-news-initiative/innovation-challenge-europe/">Innovation Challenge for Europe</a>. Innovation Challenges, which we’ve previously run in other regions of the world, provide funding to help news organizations develop new paths to business sustainability.</p><p data-block-key="agje3">This Innovation Challenge was open to publishers with smaller newsrooms that produce original journalism, and whose projects focus on creating a more sustainable and diverse news ecosystem. The recipients will be working on issues ranging from fact-checking to artificial intelligence.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Photo of seven members of the team from Hromadske Radio standing outside in front of vehicles." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Hromadske_Radio_eu1-d4513e0e5eeb_Team.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="m53iu">Success: The team at Hromadske Radio will promote online audio consumption among Ukrainian audiences.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ku9e3">With 605 applicants from 38 countries, we were impressed by the diversity and the quality of the proposed projects. There were creative solutions to common business challenges, including news organizations engaging with more diverse audiences, and providing greater transparency into how powerful institutions such as businesses and governmental organizations operate.</p><p data-block-key="37sba">Thirty-four percent of the applications came from regional and local publishers, with 25% from online-only publishers. Addressing audience needs (23%) and community building (10%) were the most popular topics, as many applicants in our post-lockdown world put forward projects that brought audiences or communities together.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Photo of five members of the team from Voxe who are standing or sitting on a bench." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Voxe_eu1-762a77527c71_Team_fulltime.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="rw9ks">The team from Voxe in France will create a content management system that works better for advertisers.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="v2253">Here are some of the projects:</p><ul><li data-block-key="2l54a"><b>Diario Público</b> from Spain will tackle ageism by creating a news app specifically designed for the needs of elders.</li><li data-block-key="4d30k"><b>Konbini</b> in France will use gaming techniques to appeal to younger audiences, allowing them to explore cultural news content in a new way.</li><li data-block-key="aahmt"><b>A consortium of regional Polish newspapers</b> will collaborate to create an app that opens up direct communication between Ukrainian refugees and Ukrainian-speaking newsroom staff to provide dedicated news sections and events.</li><li data-block-key="5d2il"><b>Novaya Gazeta Europe</b> will research a better understanding of the Russian-speaking diaspora in Europe and share this knowledge with other media-in-exile by creating special tools and developing new forms of content.</li><li data-block-key="6f6j1"><b>Greater Govanhill</b> in Scotland is creating collaborative social media journalism by bringing independent groups together to service an area where coverage of local community issues has been overlooked.</li><li data-block-key="9bqp9"><b>Føljeton</b> from Denmark wants to turn its subscribers into members by bringing together their currently separated subscriber and editorial systems into a new technology platform.</li></ul><p data-block-key="96a8u">The recipients will be working on their projects this winter, and will share their results with the wider news ecosystem when complete. More information about all the selected projects can be found on our <a href="https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/innovation-challenges/selected-projects/?region=europe">website</a>.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 29 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/google-news-initiative/celebrating-the-success-of-47-european-news-innovators/Google News InitiativeGoogle in EuropearticleCelebrating the success of 47 European news innovatorsThe first Innovation Challenge for Europe announces 47 successful news organizations as recipients.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/GOOGLE_NEWS_-_Europe_ajPTtBh.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/google-news-initiative/celebrating-the-success-of-47-european-news-innovators/Ludovic BlecherHead of Innovation, Google News InitiativeSearch On 2022https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022/Wed, 28 Sep 2022 18:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022/SearcharticleSearch On 2022<p data-block-key="9387d">Learn more about everything we announced at this year’s Search On.</p>Googlehttps://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022/Bringing more voices to Searchhttps://blog.google/products/search/google-search-discussions-forums-news/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="auqkl">One of the ways Google Search helps you make sense of the world is by connecting you with the widest range of perspectives, from everyday people to authoritative reporting. Today we’re announcing two new features that will help bring you even more viewpoints, so you can have additional context and choices when you search.</p><h3 data-block-key="52hpi">Find out what people are saying in online discussions and forums</h3><p data-block-key="abeek">Forums can be a useful place to find first-hand advice, and to learn from people who have experience with something you’re interested in. We’ve heard from you that you want to see more of this content in Search, so we’ve been exploring new ways to make it easier to find. Starting today, a new feature will appear when you search for something that might benefit from the diverse personal experiences found in online discussions.</p><p data-block-key="1sra3">The new feature, labeled “Discussions and forums,” will include helpful content from a variety of popular forums and online discussions across the web. For example, if you search for the best cars for a growing family, in addition to other web results, you’ll now see links to forum posts that include relevant advice from people, like their experience with minivans for transporting multiple children.</p><p data-block-key="c3oeu">Today it will be rolling out for English users on mobile in the U.S. As with all Search features, we’ll continue to learn about whether people are finding this new feature valuable over time, and may update it in the future as we learn what’s most useful for people.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Two mobile screenshots of search results showing the new Discussions and forums feature with example results for “best cars for growing families.”" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Discussions_and_Forums_dgr2QHj.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="gmhg0">An example of the Discussion and forums feature</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="auqkl">Breaking down language barriers in news</h3><p data-block-key="2j4bf">We’re also announcing a new way we’re helping to avoid language barriers when it comes to getting local perspectives on international news stories. Today when you search, you see results in your preferred language. In early 2023, we’ll launch a new feature that will give people a simple way to find translated news coverage using machine translation.</p><p data-block-key="1g1i">Say you wanted to learn about how people in Mexico were impacted by the more than 7 magnitude earthquake earlier this month. With this feature, you’ll be able to search and see translated headlines for news results from publishers in Mexico, in addition to ones written in your preferred language. You’ll be able to read authoritative reporting from journalists in the country, giving you a unique perspective of what’s happening there.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="This GIF shows an example of different news headlines you could get from publishers in Mexico using a new feature." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/scrolling_6.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="gmhg0">An example of how the news translation feature could work for showing translated headlines from publishers in Mexico.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="auqkl">This feature connects readers looking for international news to relevant local reporting in other languages, giving them access to more complete on-the-ground coverage and making new global perspectives available.</p><p data-block-key="eeb1t"><a href="https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/11315137?hl=en">Building off our earlier translation work</a>, we’ll be launching this feature to translate news results in French, German and Spanish into English on mobile and desktop.</p><p data-block-key="euuqa">Our goal is to help you find the most relevant information from across the web. These two new features will bring more perspectives to your search, helping you make informed choices and learn more about what’s going on around the world.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:50:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/google-search-discussions-forums-news/NewsSearcharticleBringing more voices to SearchGoogle is helping you make sense of the world by making it easier to find diverse perspectives when you search.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/SO22_WebBlogThumbs_News_Small_1.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/google-search-discussions-forums-news/Lauren Clark Product Manager, Google SearchItamar SnirProduct ManagerGoogle NewsSearch outside the box: How we're making Search more natural and intuitivehttps://blog.google/products/search/new-search-technology/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="5woop">For over two decades, we've dedicated ourselves to our mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We started with text search, but over time, we've continued to create more natural and intuitive ways to find information — you can now search what you see with your camera, or ask a question aloud with your voice.</p><p data-block-key="5phbc">At Search On today, we showed how advancements in artificial intelligence are enabling us to transform our information products yet again. We're going far beyond the search box to create search experiences that work more like our minds, and that are as multidimensional as we are as people.</p><p data-block-key="7m2hs">We envision a world in which you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for by combining images, sounds, text and speech, just like people do naturally. You’ll be able to ask questions, with fewer words — or even none at all — and we’ll still understand exactly what you mean. And you’ll be able to explore information organized in a way that makes sense to you.</p><p data-block-key="b4chd">We call this making search more natural and intuitive, and we’re on a long-term path to bring this vision to life for people everywhere. To give you an idea of how we’re evolving the future of our information products, here are three highlights from what we showed today at Search On.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="5woop">Making visual search work more naturally</h3><p data-block-key="2p7k7">Cameras have been around for hundreds of years, and they’re usually thought of as a way to preserve memories, or these days, create content. But a camera is also a powerful way to access information and understand the world around you — so much so that your camera is your next keyboard. That’s why in 2017 we introduced Lens, so you can search what you see using your camera or an image. Now, the age of visual search is here — in fact, people use Lens to answer 8 billion questions every month.</p><p data-block-key="fj0kg">We’re making visual search even more natural with <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/multisearch/">multisearch</a>, a completely new way to search using images and text simultaneously, similar to how you might point at something and ask a friend a question about it. We introduced multisearch earlier this year as a beta in the U.S., and at Search On, we announced we’re expanding it to more than 70 languages in the coming months. We’re taking this capability even further with “<a href="https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022-announcements/">multisearch near me</a>,” enabling you to take a picture of an unfamiliar item, such as a dish or plant, then find it at a local place nearby, like a restaurant or gardening shop. We will start rolling “multisearch near me” out in English in the U.S. this fall.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="Gif shows how you can use the Google app to search using images and text simultaneously by taking a picture and then adding text to your query." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Multisearch_P5kpMWE.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ho8cc">Multisearch enables a completely new way to search using images and text simultaneously.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="5woop">Translating the world around you</h3><p data-block-key="dcvvg">One of the most powerful aspects of visual understanding is its ability to break down language barriers. With advancements in AI, we’ve gone beyond translating text to translating pictures. People already use Google to translate text in images over 1 billion times a month, across more than 100 languages — so they can instantly read storefronts, menus, signs and more.</p><p data-block-key="96cqj">But often, it’s the combination of words plus context, like background images, that bring meaning. We’re now able to blend translated text into the background image thanks to a machine learning technology called Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). So if you point your camera at a magazine in another language, for example, you’ll now see translated text realistically overlaid onto the pictures underneath.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="Gif shows how with the new Lens translation update, you can use your camera to translate text in another language realistically overlaid onto the pictures underneath." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Lens_AR_Translate_FINAL.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="0lw7h">With the new Lens translation update, you’ll now see translated text realistically overlaid onto the pictures underneath.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="cakc4">Exploring the world with immersive view</h3><p data-block-key="3mbr2">Our quest to create more natural and intuitive experiences also extends to helping you explore the real world. Thanks to advancements in computer vision and predictive models, we're completely reimagining what a map can be. This means you’ll see our 2D map evolve into a multi-dimensional view of the real world, one that allows you to experience a place as if you are there.</p><p data-block-key="aov61">Just as live traffic in navigation made Google Maps dramatically more helpful, we’re making another significant advancement in mapping by bringing helpful insights — like weather and how busy a place is — to life with immersive view in <a href="https://blog.google/products/maps/4-new-updates-maps-searchon-2022">Google Maps</a>. With this new experience, you can get a feel for a place before you even step foot inside, so you can confidently decide when and where to go.</p><p data-block-key="52unf">Say you’re interested in meeting a friend at a restaurant. You can zoom into the neighborhood and restaurant to get a feel for what it might be like at the date and time you plan to meet up, visualizing things like the weather and learning how busy it might be. By fusing our advanced imagery of the world with our predictive models, we can give you a feel for what a place will be like tomorrow, next week, or even next month. We’re expanding the first iteration of this with aerial views of 250 landmarks today, and immersive view will come to five major cities in the coming months, with more on the way.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--2 h-c-grid__col--4 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-5 h-c-grid__col--offset-4"><img alt="Gif shows how immersive view allows you to determine what a place will be like when you visit, including how busy it will be and what it will look like inside." class="article-image--small" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Immersive-View---indoor-and-weather_update.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="d1hkj">Immersive view in Google Maps helps you get a feel for a place before you even visit.</p><p data-block-key="d81l6"></p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="cakc4">These announcements, along with many others introduced at <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022">Search On</a>, are just the start of how we’re transforming our products to help you go beyond the traditional search box. We’re steadfast in our pursuit to create technology that adapts to you and your life — to help you make sense of information in ways that are most natural to you.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:50:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/new-search-technology/SearchMapsarticleSearch outside the box: How we're making Search more natural and intuitiveAt Search On, we showed how we’re transforming our products to reflect how people naturally seek and make sense of information.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/SO22_WebBlogThumbs_VisionPost-02.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/new-search-technology/Prabhakar RaghavanSenior Vice President9 new features and tools for easier shopping on Googlehttps://blog.google/products/shopping/search-on-2022-shopping/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="rubrq">Shopping isn’t just about buying. It’s also about exploring your options, discovering new styles and trends, and researching to make sure you’re getting the right product at the right price. Today at our annual <a href="https://searchon.withgoogle.com/">Search On</a> event, we announced nine new ways we're transforming the way you shop with Google, bringing you a more immersive, informed and personalized shopping experience.</p><p data-block-key="4mcs4">Powering this experience is the <a href="https://blog.google/products/shopping/more-ways-to-shop/">Shopping Graph</a>, our AI-enhanced model that now understands more than 35 billion product listings — up from 24 billion just last year.</p><p data-block-key="dk50s">Let's browse through all these new features and tools:</p><h3 data-block-key="4mo0v">More visual ways to shop</h3><p data-block-key="fjlf6"><b>1. Search with the word “shop”:</b> Today we’re introducing a new way to unlock the shopping experience on Google. In the U.S., when you search the word <i>“</i>shop” followed by whatever item you're looking for, you’ll access a visual feed of products, research tools and nearby inventory related to that product. We’re also expanding the <a href="https://blog.google/products/shopping/search-on-2021-shopping/">shoppable search experience</a> beyond apparel to all categories — from electronics to beauty — and more regions on mobile (and coming soon to desktop).</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="An animation of the Google search bar showing different search queries like “shop gloves.”" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Search_Shop_X_CE8wgt8.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="rubrq"><b>2. Shop the look:</b> When you’re shopping for apparel on Google, you can now “shop the look” to help you easily assemble the perfect outfit. Say you’re looking for a new fall wardrobe staple, like a bomber jacket. The tool will show you images of bomber jackets and complementary pieces, plus options for where to buy them — all within Search.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="An animation showing Google Shopping’s “shop the look” feature on a mobile device related to a search for “bomber jackets.” It scrolls through images, store options and prices." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Shop_the_Look_C6Zm8s9.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="y2if2"><b>3. See what’s trending:</b> Trending products is a new feature in Search that shows you products that are popular right now within a category — helping you discover the latest models, styles and brands. U.S. shoppers will be able to shop the look and see trending products later this fall.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="An animation showing Google Shopping’s “trending products” feature in Search on mobile. It scrolls through images and a section called “Trending now.”" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Trending.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="v2u1s"><b>4. Shop in 3D:</b> People engage with 3D images almost 50% more than static ones. Earlier this year, we brought 3D visuals of <a href="https://blog.google/products/ads-commerce/resilience-results-reinvention-google-marketing-live/">home goods</a> to Search. Soon you’ll find <a href="https://support.google.com/manufacturers/answer/12463856">3D visuals of shoes</a>, starting with sneakers, as you search on Google. While many merchants already have 3D models available, we know creating these assets can be expensive and time consuming, often requiring hundreds of product photos and costly technology. So, to make this process more efficient and cost-effective, we’re announcing a new way to build 3D visuals. Thanks to our advancements in machine learning, we can now automate 360-degree spins of sneakers using just a handful of still photos (instead of hundreds). This new technology will be available in the coming months.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="An animation of rotating 3D images of sneakers with the text “3D Shoes — automating 360 degree spins with just a handful of images.”" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/2D-_3D_Technology.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="v2u1s">Tools to shop with confidence</h3><p data-block-key="d4huo"><b>5. Get help with complex purchases:</b> It can be overwhelming to make certain purchases — you consider lots of factors, read tons of articles and open countless tabs on your browser. For those trickier decisions, the new buying guide feature shares helpful insights about a category from a wide range of trusted sources, all in one place. If you’re shopping for a mountain bike, for instance, the buying guide might show you information about size, suspension, weight and materials. With this information, you can research and make quicker decisions with confidence. Buying guide recently launched in the U.S., with new insight categories coming soon.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="An animation of Google Shopping’s new buying guide feature related to a search for “mountain bikes.” It scrolls through images and insights about mountain bikes." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Buying_Guide_EQ4HWlE.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="v2u1s"><b>6. See what other shoppers think:</b> Page insights will give you even more reason to shop with confidence. This new feature in the Google app brings together helpful context about a webpage you’re on or a product you’re researching, like its pros and cons and star ratings, all in one view. And to find the best deal, you can easily opt in to get price drop updates. Page insights will launch in the U.S. in the coming months.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="An animation of Google Shopping’s upcoming “page insights” tool related to a search for “kid’s bikes.” It clicks on an option to “track product,” opens a webpage titled “The 10 Best Kids Bikes You Can Buy Right Now” and clicks on “about this page.”" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Page_Insights_2.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="v2u1s">More personal shopping experiences</h3><p data-block-key="e6e2f"><b>7. Get personalized results:</b> Soon you’ll see more personalized shopping results based on your previous shopping habits. You’ll also have the option to tell us your preferences directly, plus controls to easily turn off personalized results if you’d like. Here’s how it works: When you’re shopping on Google, just make your selections once — your preferred department and brands — to see more of each in the future. So if you select the “womens” department and the brand Cuyana, next time you’re shopping for something like a messenger bag, we’ll show you women’s messenger bags from Cuyana and similar brands. And if at any point you don’t want to see personalized results or your preferences change, you can easily adjust or turn off the feature by tapping the three dots next to a Search result via the <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022-about-this-result/">About this result</a> panel. Shopping personalization will roll out in the U.S. later this year.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt='An animation showing Google’s personalization options. The screen selects a department chip labeled “women’s” and a brand chip labeled “Cuyana,” followed by a screen labeled "About this result."' class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Personalization_About_This_Result.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="v2u1s"><b>8. Shop your way with new filters:</b> Whole page shopping filters on Search are now dynamic and adapt based on real-time Search trends. So if you’re shopping for jeans, you might see filters for “wide leg” and “bootcut” because those are the popular denim styles right now — but those may change over time, depending on what’s trending. Dynamic filters are now available in the U.S., Japan and India, and will come to more regions in the future.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="An animation showing Google Shopping’s new dynamic filters on mobile related to a search for “shop jeans.” Filter options include “wide leg” and “boot cut.”" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Dynamic_Shopping_Filters_mdaE1q6.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="v2u1s"><b>9. Get inspired beyond the Search box:</b> Using Discover in the Google app, you'll see suggested styles based on what you've been shopping for, and what others have searched for too. For instance, if you’re into vintage styles, soon you’ll see suggested queries of popular vintage looks. Just tap whatever catches your eye and use Lens to see options for where to buy.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="An animation showing Google Shopping’s new suggested queries on mobile, using popular vintage looks as an example." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Shopping_on_Discover_Google_App.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="v2u1s">With these new features, your shopping experience on Google just got a lot easier, more intuitive and, of course, more fun. And regardless of where you end up buying, these tools can help you find what you want more quickly and maybe even discover the next thing you'll love.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:45:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/shopping/search-on-2022-shopping/Shoppingarticle9 new features and tools for easier shopping on GoogleAt Search On, we’re announcing new shopping features on Google to help you find what you need and discover new things you’ll love.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Blog_Post_Hero_Image_gImbPzT.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/shopping/search-on-2022-shopping/Lilian RinconSenior Director of Product, ShoppingNew ways to make more sustainable choiceshttps://blog.google/products/search/new-ways-to-make-more-sustainable-choices/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="epv1o">Search interest in terms like <a href="https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&amp;q=%2Fm%2F01pmdg">electric vehicles</a>, <a href="https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&amp;q=%2Fm%2F06xbd">solar energy</a> and <a href="https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&amp;q=%2Fm%2F02mpwc">thrift stores</a> reached new highs globally over the past year — suggesting that people are looking for ways to practice sustainability in their daily lives. That’s a trend we love to see.</p><p data-block-key="6l2pe">Averting climate change requires all of us to act. At Google, we aim to make our operations more sustainable (like our goal to achieve <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/sustainability/earth-day-2022/">net-zero emissions</a> across all of our operations and value chain by 2030), and also make it easier for people and businesses to make more sustainable choices. At our Search On event, we’re sharing new ways Google can help you be more sustainable.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="epv1o">Find more efficient cars and eco-friendly routes</h3><p data-block-key="3qd7n">If you’re in the market for a new car, you’re probably looking to lower your fuel costs and emissions. Over the next few days, we’ll start to show the annual fuel cost for cars in search results. We’ll also show emissions estimates, so you know how a particular model you have your eye on compares to similar ones.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Animation showing the annual fuel cost of a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid compared to typical cars." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Sustainability_FuelCost_v002.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="epv1o">If you’re looking to buy an electric vehicle — which more than a quarter of new car buyers are — we’ll soon show estimated costs, range and charging speeds for electric vehicle models. Plus, you’ll be able to easily find public charging stations near you that are compatible with each electric vehicle. For U.S. shoppers, we’ll also show available federal tax incentives, which make the switch to electric cars even more appealing.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Animation showing the charging speeds of a Ford F-150 Lightning." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Sustainability_EV_v003.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="epv1o">To help save money on gas, drivers have also been using our <a href="https://www.blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/eco-friendly-routing-in-europe/">eco-friendly routing feature</a>, which helps people find the most fuel-efficient routes using insights from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and data from the European Environment Agency. We’re now making it easy for companies — like delivery or ridesharing services — to become more sustainable by using the same eco-friendly routing capability in their apps. Check out our <a href="https://blog.google/products/maps/4-new-updates-maps-searchon-2022">blog post</a> about Maps updates to learn more about this feature.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="epv1o">Shop pre-owned items</h3><p data-block-key="bgcl2">Whether it’s sprucing up your wardrobe with new items or digging up hidden gems from a few seasons ago, clothing choices have an impact on emissions and waste. After all, clothing is responsible for <a href="https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200310-sustainable-fashion-how-to-buy-clothes-good-for-the-climate">10% of global carbon emissions.</a> Buying pre-loved items is a small action you can take to live more sustainably. Later this year on Search, we’ll highlight which products are pre-owned, making it easier than ever for you to make sustainable choices when shopping and maybe even save some money!</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="A jacket with a pre-owned label and green leaf icon." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Sustainability_PreOwnedUI_StillFrame_v02.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="epv1o">Brussel up a healthier dinner</h3><p data-block-key="245lh">Some food ingredients are more sustainable than others. But it's not always easy to find out how the environmental impact of chicken compares to fish or how eggs compare to tofu.</p><p data-block-key="6sbqe">Soon, when you search for certain recipes like “bean recipes” or “broccoli chicken,” you can see how one choice compares with others thanks to ingredient-level emissions information from the United Nations. This feature will soon be available worldwide to English language users.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="A search for panang curry with tofu, showing how tofu compares to other proteins in terms of emissions." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Sustainability_RecipesShopping_v001.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="epv1o">Whether you’re buying pre-owned products and planning your next meal or road trip, these small changes can add up to a big impact. The future of our planet — and everyone on it — deserves nothing less.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:45:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/new-ways-to-make-more-sustainable-choices/SearchSustainabilityMapsarticleNew ways to make more sustainable choicesWe’re dedicated to helping one billion people make more sustainable choices in their daily lives. Here’s how we’re helping people do that.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/0927_SO22_PRSustainability_Final-03.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/new-ways-to-make-more-sustainable-choices/Hema BudarajuDirector, Google SearchHelping you find and control personalized results in Searchhttps://blog.google/products/search/helping-you-find-and-control-personalized-results-in-search/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">Have you ever watched a great cooking show? The fun is not just in seeing the finished dish, but also in understanding the inspiration, ingredients, execution and presentation — all the factors that went into making the meal.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">That’s how we feel about Search: There’s value not just in seeing your search results, but also in understanding the factors that went into our systems to determine that those results would be useful for you. That’s why we <a href="https://www.google.com/search/howsearchworks/">share information</a> about how Google Search works, and build tools like <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/about-search-results/#:~:text=Starting%20today%2C%20next%20to%20most,the%20information%20is%20coming%20from.">About this result</a>. Today, we’re expanding About this result to help you understand and control how Search connects you to helpful results that are tailored for you.</p><p data-block-key="d1s72"></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="4w3mj">Search results for you</h3></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">About this result <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/learn-more-and-get-more-from-search/">already tells you</a> about some of the most important factors that Google Search uses to connect results to your queries. These are factors like looking at whether a webpage has keywords that match your search, or if it contains related terms, or if it’s in the language that you’re searching in.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">Often the words in your query give our systems all the context they need to return relevant results. But there are some situations where showing the most relevant, helpful information means tailoring results to your tastes or preferences. In these cases, personalized results can make it easier to find content you might like.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">For example, at Search On today, we announced how you’ll soon be able to enjoy a more <a href="https://blog.google/products/shopping/search-on-2022-shopping">personalized shopping experience</a> when you shop with Google — helping you quickly see results from the brands and departments you like.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">Another example of how personalized results can be helpful is if you search for something like “what to watch.” You might prefer a suspenseful thriller, whereas someone else might want a rom-com. That’s why Search <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/google-search-what-to-watch/">offers movie and TV recommendations</a> (if you have personal results turned on). Once you select the streaming services that you use, you’ll get personalized recommendations for what’s available and quickly see where to watch your picks.</p><p data-block-key="aevg0"></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="4w3mj">Find cooking inspiration</h3></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">Starting today, in English for mobile users globally, you’ll also be able to find more inspiration for your next meal. You can search for “dinner ideas” to see personalized recommendations for recipes you might like to try. If you have a specific hankering, you can search by cuisine or dietary preferences — for example, “Thai recipes.”</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="a phone showing a personalized selection of recipes" class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Personalized_What_to_Cook_1JTh9Dr.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj"></p><h3 data-block-key="baabj">Easily understand and control personal results</h3></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">We’re also launching a new update to <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/about-search-results/#:~:text=Starting%20today%2C%20next%20to%20most,the%20information%20is%20coming%20from.">About this result</a> so you can easily see if a result is personalized. You can quickly access controls to manage personal results, including the ability to turn them off completely, if you want. And as always, we offer <a href="https://safety.google/search/">easy-to-use tools</a> to control how and whether your search history and activity are saved to your account. This update to About this result will be available in English in the U.S. to start.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="a phone showing a personalized page" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Shopping_Personalization_about_this_result.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">This information in About this result will also help anyone understand that not all Google Search results are personalized. Our systems only personalize when doing so can provide more relevant and helpful information. Results <a href="https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/12412910">can differ between two people</a> for reasons other than personalization, <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/location-relevant-search-results/">such as location</a>. For example, if you searched for coffee shops near you in Columbus, OH, we wouldn’t show you the same results as someone searching for coffee shops in Tucson, AZ.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">The information in About this result can give you a better understanding of how Google connects you to relevant, helpful results. As always, our goal is to help you discover the information that’s most useful to you, so you can find inspiration no matter what you’re searching for.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:40:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/helping-you-find-and-control-personalized-results-in-search/SearcharticleHelping you find and control personalized results in SearchAbout this result helps you understand and control how Google Search connects you to helpful results tailored for you.Googlehttps://blog.google/products/search/helping-you-find-and-control-personalized-results-in-search/Danny SullivanPublic Liaison for SearchFind the perfect dish, no matter your cravinghttps://blog.google/products/search/food-restaurant-search/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="xh23a">Let’s say you’re in charge of picking a restaurant for a family reunion dinner. You know your mom loves Italian food, but your niece and nephew are super picky about pizza. Your uncle insists on a great view, but your sister won’t go anywhere that doesn’t have good dessert. Oh, and you have to book a reservation by tomorrow. That’s a tall order — even for a foodie like you.</p><p data-block-key="795mj">Sometimes finding a specific craving or determining a unique place to set a mood can take some time. When you’re searching for answers, it should come naturally and in a way that’s easy — especially when you’re catering to a family of picky eaters.</p><p data-block-key="75vh1">Today, we’re announcing a new set of features to help you find the perfect meal, from the first search to your first bite.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="xh23a">Satisfy your craving by searching for specific food dishes</h3><p data-block-key="4e4qp">Our research shows 40% of people already have a dish in mind when they search for food. So to help people find what they’re looking for, in the coming months you’ll be able to search for any dish and see the local places that offer it.</p><p data-block-key="bub1l">For example, my family loves soup dumplings, and we love trying new restaurants to find the juiciest, most flavorful ones. In the past, searching for soup dumplings near me would show a list of related restaurants. With our revamped experience, we’ll now show you the exact dish results you’ve been looking for. You can even narrow your search down to spicy dishes if you want a bit of a kick. No more digging through endless menus from different places to see if they have what you’re hungry for.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Search for specific dishes. With this feature, a soup dumplings search query will show the user experience from typing in “soup dumplings” and ultimately landing on a dish, then recommendation on where to order them." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Food_DishSearch_FINAL.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="xh23a">Use multisearch to identify and find food near you</h3><p data-block-key="d6jnl">Earlier this year, we introduced <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/multisearch/">multisearch</a>, an innovative way to search using images and text simultaneously.</p><p data-block-key="bf0er">For example, what if your friend posts a photo of a delicious-looking pastry and you don’t know what it is? Instead of messaging your friend and waiting for a response, you can use the Google app. Simply search a screenshot of the post to identify that it’s a kouign amann, a French pastry made with layers of butter and dough. Starting this fall, you can add “near me” to see bakeries nearby and try it yourself. Yum!</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Multisearch near me example with a kouign amann to showcase experience." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/04.12_Multisearch-Near-Me_v02_ALPHA.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="s8bp1">Get a better sense of what makes a restaurant special</h3><p data-block-key="8prni">How would you describe what keeps you coming back to one of your favorite restaurants? Maybe it serves one of the most authentic lasagna recipes you’ve ever had. Or maybe it’s where you’ve discovered amazing local artists on Thursday nights. When you’re exploring what makes a place unique, you want it to be as easy as getting a recommendation or an insider tip from a friend.</p><p data-block-key="adlts">Star ratings are helpful, but they don’t tell you everything about a restaurant. In the coming months, you’ll be able to preview and evaluate restaurants to better understand what makes them special and help you make a decision. To make this possible, we use machine learning to analyze images and reviews from people (like you!) to find what makes a place distinctive.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="An example showing what is unique about a place. The image is a cozy restaurant with text that reads, “Like walking into a friend’s living room just with better food &amp; lighting.”" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/WhatsUnique.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="z0ymm">See updated digital menus at your fingertips</h3><p data-block-key="9d39o">Once you’ve found a restaurant that serves the dish you’re looking for, you’ll probably want to explore the menu to see if they offer something for everyone in your group. But it can be hard to find accurate menus online.</p><p data-block-key="b43cs">That’s why we’re expanding our coverage of digital menus, and making them more visually rich and reliable. We combine menu information provided by people and merchants, and found on restaurant websites that use open standards for data sharing. To do this, we use state-of-the-art image and language understanding technologies, including our <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/introducing-mum/">Multitask Unified Model</a>.</p><p data-block-key="eq03t">These menus will showcase the most popular dishes and helpfully call out different dietary options, starting with vegetarian and vegan.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Highlighting an example of a new digital menu showcasing popular dishes and vegetarian options." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/DigitalMenu.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="a3qgz">We want to make searching for food easier and more natural so that you spend less time figuring out what to eat and more time enjoying the meal. Whatever you’re craving next, we’re here to help you find it.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:29:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/food-restaurant-search/SearcharticleFind the perfect dish, no matter your cravingNew features to find the perfect meal, from searching for the exact dish to finding the best dining experiences to using new digital menus.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/food_search_on.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/food-restaurant-search/Sophia LinGM of Food4 new updates that make Maps look and feel more like the real worldhttps://blog.google/products/maps/4-new-updates-maps-searchon-2022/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="fhra1">Google Maps has always pushed the boundaries of what a map can do. Features like live traffic transformed how people get from point A to B, and insights like <a href="https://blog.google/products/maps/maps101-popular-times-and-live-busyness-information/">busyness information</a> changed the way people make decisions about where to go. At Search On, we shared how we’re reimagining Google Maps yet again, with a visual and intuitive map that allows you to experience a place as if you’re there — all thanks to the newest advancements in computer vision and predictive models.</p><h3 data-block-key="3buae">Get a vibe check before you visit 💯✅</h3><p data-block-key="bl1l1">If you’re visiting a new neighborhood, it can be hard to figure out what's worth exploring, what’s new, and what the local gems are. Soon, with our new neighborhood vibe feature, you’ll be able to select a neighborhood and see the most popular spots come to life thanks to helpful photos and information from the Google Maps community right on the map. Say you’re on a trip to Paris — you can quickly know if a neighborhood is artsy or has an exciting food scene so you can make an informed decision on how to spend your time. To determine the vibe of a neighborhood, we combine AI with local knowledge from Google Maps users who add more than 20 million contributions to the map each day — including reviews, photos and videos. Neighborhood vibe starts rolling out globally in the coming months on Android and iOS.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="Alt text: Still images of Google Maps’ new neighborhood vibe feature, which shows photos and reviews on top of the map" class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Neighborhood_Vibe.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="l16ux">See popular places right on the map with neighborhood vibe.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="zey4y">Now live: 250 landmark aerial views around the 🌏</h3><p data-block-key="e7r6">At I/O, we introduced <a href="https://blog.google/products/maps/three-maps-updates-io-2022/">immersive view</a>, an entirely new way to explore the world, letting you see stunning multi-dimensional views of an area with critical information like the weather, traffic and busyness layered on top. Today, we’re launching over 250 photorealistic aerial views of global landmarks that span everything from the Tokyo Tower to the Acropolis — marking a significant step toward a more immersive map.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="GIF of Google Maps aerial views for the Tokyo Tower, Acropolis, and Empire State Building" class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Landmark_Aerial_Views.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="f11s1">See 250 photorealistic aerial views of global landmarks.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="h71d0">Using predictive modeling, immersive view automatically learns historical trends for a place to determine what an area will be like tomorrow, next week and even next month. So if you’re visiting San Francisco and want to visit Oracle Park, you’ll have all the information you need to plan your day. You’ll be able to see where the parking lots and entrances are and if the weather will be chilly on game day so you can bring a jacket. Need to find a bite to eat after the game? We make it easy to experience what restaurants are like nearby with the ability to glide down to street level, peek inside and know how busy it’ll be. Immersive view rolls out in the coming months in Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo on Android and iOS.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_carousel"><div class="h-c-page article-module" data-component="uni-image-carousel"><div class="article-module glue-pagination h-c-carousel h-c-carousel--simple h-c-carousel--dark ng-cloak" data-glue-pagination-config="{cyclical: true}"><div class="h-c-carousel__wrap"><ul class="glue-carousel ng-cloak" data-glue-carousel-options="{pointerTypes: ['touch', 'mouse'], jump: true}"><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="GIF of immersive view, featuring multi-dimensional imagery of Oracle Park in San Francisco with information layered on top" class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Immersive_View_-_entrances_and_parking_lots_UpnhJc8.gif);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">GIF of immersive view, featuring multi-dimensional imagery of Oracle Park in San Francisco with information layered on top</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="c9u6l">See helpful information, like where entrances and parking lots are</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="GIF of immersive view that highlights what the inside of a restaurant looks like and what the weather is like at different times of day" class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Immersive-View---indoor-and-weather_update.gif);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">GIF of immersive view that highlights what the inside of a restaurant looks like and what the weather is like at different times of day</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="cuq6z">Know how busy a place will be, what the weather will be like and even look inside</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="GIF of a restaurant that shows rooftop seating" class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Shot_5_v2_1_lsqQ52i.gif);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">GIF of a restaurant that shows rooftop seating</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="7h9xl">Experience what a place will be like on a specific day and time</p></div></figcaption></figure></li></ul><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-previous uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - left click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Previous" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-left" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-next uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - right click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Next" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-right" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__navigation"><div class="glue-pagination-page-list uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - dot click" }'></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="9kyx8">A breakthrough for Live View 🙌</h3><p data-block-key="58ggq">Beyond helping you experience a place before you visit, we’re also changing the way you explore it in the moment. Three years ago, we reinvented the way people orient themselves while walking with <a href="https://blog.google/products/maps/new-sense-direction-live-view/">Live View</a>, which overlays arrows and directions right on top of your world so you don’t get lost. Now, we’re expanding the underlying <a href="https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/02/using-global-localization-to-improve.html">technology</a> — the first of its kind to be available broadly — to launch a new feature called search with Live View, which helps you find what’s around you more intuitively.</p><p data-block-key="60bo5">Say you’re heading to an outdoor market and need to take cash out. With search with Live View, simply lift your phone to search and instantly see the ATMs in an area. You can also spot different places — including coffee shops, grocery stores and transit stations. We'll show you business hours and how busy a place is, and you can tap on any location to view more details, like what services the barber shop down the street offers. Search with Live View starts rolling out in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo in the coming months on Android and iOS.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="GIF of search with Live View, which shows how you can lift your phone to find places like ATMs overlaid on top of the map" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Search-with-Live-View-2.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="1qule">Lift your phone to explore nearby places with search with Live View.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="3n08o">Helping companies and developers operate more sustainably ♻️</h3><p data-block-key="11uq4">Recently, we <a href="https://blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/eco-friendly-routing-in-europe/">launched</a> eco-friendly routing in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, which uses a new routing model to let drivers see and choose the most fuel-efficient route to their destination, using insights from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and data from the European Environment Agency. Since launching in the U.S. and Canada, eco-friendly routing has helped remove an estimated half a million metric tons of carbon emissions — the equivalent of taking 100,000 fuel-based cars off the road. To drive an even bigger impact, we’ll soon expand this same technology to third-party developers through Google Maps Platform.</p><p data-block-key="emh24">This means that companies of all sizes and industries — like delivery or ridesharing services — will have the option to enable <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/maps-platform/new-advanced-routing-and-map-customization-capabilities">eco-friendly routing in their apps</a> and measure fuel consumption and savings for a single trip, multiple trips, or even across their entire fleet to improve performance. Developers will even have the ability to select an engine type to get the most accurate fuel or energy efficiency estimates when choosing an eco-friendly route. Eco-friendly routing for developers will be available in preview later this year, wherever it’s available on Google Maps.</p><p data-block-key="2qi33">With today’s announcements, we’re building a visual-first Maps experience that helps everyone explore and navigate the world more naturally — while getting there more sustainably.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:25:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/maps/4-new-updates-maps-searchon-2022/SustainabilityMapsarticle4 new updates that make Maps look and feel more like the real worldAt Search On, we’re sharing how advancements in computer vision and predictive models help us build a more informative, fully immersive Map.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/SO22_Webblog_Thumb_Maps_V2.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/maps/4-new-updates-maps-searchon-2022/Chris PhillipsVP & General Manager, GeoSearch On 2022: Search and explore information in new wayshttps://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022-announcements/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="lxuzm">At Search On today, we shared how we’re getting closer to making search experiences that reflect how we as people make sense of the world, thanks to advancements in machine learning. With a deeper understanding of information in its many forms — from language, to images, to things in the real world — we’re able to unlock entirely new ways to help people gather and explore information.</p><p data-block-key="ffjdb">We're advancing visual search to be far more natural than ever before, and we're helping people navigate information more intuitively. Here's a closer look.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="lxuzm">Helping you search outside the box</h3><p data-block-key="3hcv2">With Lens, you can search the world around you with your camera or an image. (People now use it to answer more than 8 billion questions every month!) Earlier this year, we made visual search even more natural with the introduction of <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/multisearch/">multisearch</a>, a major milestone in how you can search for information. With multisearch, you can take a picture or use a screenshot and then add text to it — similar to the way you might naturally point at something and ask a question about it. Multisearch is available in English globally, and will be coming to over 70 languages in the next few months.</p><p data-block-key="ame12">At Google I/O, we <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/search-io22/">previewed</a> how we’re supercharging this capability with “multisearch near me,” enabling you to snap a picture or take a screenshot of a dish or an item, then find it nearby instantly. This new way of searching will help you find and connect with local businesses, whether you’re looking to support your neighborhood shop, or just need something <i>right now</i>. “Multisearch near me” will start rolling out in English in the U.S. later this fall.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Phone showing multisearch for a patterned floral-print shirt and a tie." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Multisearch.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="osz8f">One of the most powerful aspects of visual understanding is its ability to break down language barriers. With Lens, we’ve already gone beyond translating text to translating pictures. In fact, every month, people use Google to translate text in images over 1 billion times, across more than 100 languages.</p><p data-block-key="dkot7">With major advancements in machine learning, we’re now able to blend translated text into complex images, so it looks and feels much more natural. We’ve even optimized our machine learning models so we're able to do all this in just 100 milliseconds — shorter than the blink of an eye. This uses generative adversarial networks (also known as GAN models), which is what helps power the technology behind Magic Eraser on Pixel. This improved experience is launching later this year.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Mobile screengrabs of translating text on an image about the NASA James Webb telescope" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Search_AR_Lens_Translate.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="eqfbd">With the new Lens translation update, you can point your camera at a poster in another language, for example, and you’ll now see translated text realistically overlaid onto the pictures underneath.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="09nnk">And now, we’re putting some of our most helpful tools directly at your fingertips, beginning with the Google app for iOS. Starting today, you’ll see shortcuts right under the search bar to shop your screenshots, translate text with your camera, hum to search and more.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="New shortcuts underneath the Google Search bar prompting a user to translate text, get homework help or search inside a photo." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Search_Shortcuts_to_helpful_tools.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="09nnk">New ways to explore information</h3><p data-block-key="7n62t">As we redefine how people search for and interact with information, we’re working to make it so you’ll be able to ask questions with fewer words — or even none at all — and we’ll still understand exactly what you mean, or surface things you might find helpful. And you can explore information organized in a way that makes sense to you — whether that’s going deeper on a topic as it unfolds, or discovering new points of view that expand your perspective.</p><p data-block-key="ejobp">An important part of this is being able to quickly find the results you’re looking for. So in the coming months, we’re rolling out an even faster way to find what you need. When you begin to type in a question, we can provide relevant content straight away, before you’ve even finished typing.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Mobile search for Fort Funston with detailed new auto-completing results." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Search_RichSuggest_FortFunston.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="arbah">But sometimes you don't know what angle you want to explore until you see it. So we’re introducing new search experiences to help you more naturally explore topics you care about when you come to Google.</p><p data-block-key="a34oo">As you start typing in the search box, we’ll provide keyword or topic options to help you craft your question. Say you're looking for a destination in Mexico. We’ll help you specify your question — for example, “best cities in Mexico for families” — so you can navigate to more relevant results for you.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Mobile search for “Best Mexico Cities” with for families auto-completing" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Search_QueryComposer.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="42l2k">Maybe you hadn’t considered Oaxaca, but it looks like a great place to visit with the kids. And as you’re learning about a topic, like a new city, you might find yourself wondering what it will look like or what it will feel like. So we’re also making it easier to explore a subject by highlighting the most relevant and helpful information, including content from creators on the open web. For topics like cities, you may see visual stories and short videos from people who have visited, tips on how to explore the city, things to do, how to get there and other important aspects you might want to know about as you plan your travels.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Scrolling through new, more visual search results for Oaxaca, Mexico." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Search_Visual_Entities_v003.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ljl8w">Additionally, with our deep understanding of how people search, we’ll soon show you topics to help you go deeper or find a new direction on a subject. And you can add or remove topics when you want to zoom in and out. The best part is this can help you discover things that you might not have thought about. For example, you might not have known that Oaxacan beaches were one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ljl8w">We're also reimagining the way we display results to better reflect the ways people explore topics. You’ll see the most relevant content, from a variety of sources, no matter what format the information comes in — whether that's text, images or video. And as you continue scrolling, you’ll see a new way to get inspired by related topics to your search. For instance, you may never have thought to visit the historic sites in Oaxaca or find live music while you’re there.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="New, visual and inspiration rich results for historic sites in Oaxaca." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Search_Scroll_To_Explore_FINAL.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ljl8w">These new ways to explore information will be available in the coming months, to help wherever your curiosity takes you.</p><p data-block-key="37q6a">We hope you’re excited to <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022">search outside the box</a>, and we look forward to continuing to build the future of search together.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:16:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022-announcements/SearcharticleSearch On 2022: Search and explore information in new waysIn our third annual Search On, we go beyond the search box to create multidimensional search experiences that work more like our minds.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/SO22_WebBlogThumbs_AnchorBlog.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022-announcements/Cathy EdwardsVP/GMSearchAn #IamRemarkable facilitator on the power of self-promotionhttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/an-iamremarkable-facilitator-on-the-power-of-self-promotion/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="bqhqd"><i>Editor's note: This article discusses a person who had suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know needs help, use</i> <a href="https://findahelpline.com/i/iasp"><i>Find a Helpline</i></a><i>to access local emotional support resources.</i></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph_with_image"><div class="article-module h-c-page"><div class="h-c-grid uni-paragraph-wrap"><div class="uni-paragraph h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-m--6 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-m--offset-3 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3" data-component="uni-article-paragraph"></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph_with_image"><div class="article-module h-c-page"><div class="h-c-grid uni-paragraph-wrap"><div class="uni-paragraph h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-m--6 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-m--offset-3 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3" data-component="uni-article-paragraph"></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="afbaf"><b>What do you gain from being a facilitator?</b></p><p data-block-key="3h027">Helping people gives me a lot of positive energy. For example, I’ve run workshops with refugees whose lives began changing for the better, and women who’ve lived through wars. You can’t beat the feeling of helping people. I love it, and don’t even mind running a workshop with people in New Zealand at 3 a.m., which I did during their lockdown.</p><p data-block-key="2s415"><b>What kinds of issues do you deal with as a facilitator?</b></p><p data-block-key="4r6na">Sometimes in a workshop, when people have to read what they’ve written, they start crying, shaking, can’t read or can’t turn on the camera. You have to be sensitive and reassure them. I’ve had times where everybody was crying — for example, when we heard the story of a trans woman from Iran. But emotion connects people, too. Hearing others' life stories inspired me to live mine, and I hope that my story will help others to share their stories too.</p><p data-block-key="1pr1i"><i>To get involved and hear more stories, join</i> <a href="https://iamremarkable.withgoogle.com/iamremarkable-week-2022"><i>#IamRemarkable Week 2022 from September</i></a><i>28-30. The</i> <a href="https://iamremarkableonair.withgoogle.com/events/iamremarkable-week-2022"><i>agenda</i></a><i>features talks with guests like</i> <a href="https://iamremarkableonair.withgoogle.com/events/iamremarkable-week-2022?talk=playing-it-forward"><i>Venus Williams</i></a><i>(in cooperation with</i> <a href="https://talksat.withgoogle.com/"><i>Talks at Google)</i></a><i>,</i> <a href="https://iamremarkableonair.withgoogle.com/events/iamremarkable-week-2022?talk=tom-daley"><i>Tom Daley</i></a><i>and</i> <a href="https://iamremarkableonair.withgoogle.com/events/iamremarkable-week-2022?talk=deepica-session"><i>Deepica Mutyala</i></a><i>, plus panels,</i> <a href="https://iamremarkable.withgoogle.com/iamremarkable-week-2022#challenges"><i>daily exercises</i></a><i>and online</i> <a href="https://rsvp.withgoogle.com/events/iamremarkable-week-workshops-2022"><i>workshops</i></a><i>.</i></p></div></div><div class="block-video"><div class="h-c-page h-c-page--mobile-full-bleed"><div class="h-c-grid"><div class="h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col-l--10 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-1"><div class="article-module uni-article-video uni-article-video--body" data-component="uni-article-yt-player" data-page-title="" data-video-id="8Ls6_m8aZKA"><div class="uni-article-video__embed-container hidden"><div id="uni-article-yt-player-8Ls6_m8aZKA"></div></div><figure><a class="h-c-video h-c-video--marquee uni-article-video__custom-wrapper" role="link" tabindex="0"><div class="uni-article-video__aspect-image"><img alt="#IamRemarkable: Anna Vainer founder story | Google" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Anna_Vainer_Video_Thumbnail.max-1000x1000.jpg"/><div class="uni-article-video__dimmer"></div><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button--active" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button_no_hole"></use></svg><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button"></use></svg><div class="uni-article-video__duration loading"><svg class="uni-article-video__duration-icon" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_duration"></use></svg><span class="uni-article-video__duration-time">10:25</span></div></div></a></figure></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-perspective_qa"><div class="uni-related-article-tout h-c-page" data-component="uni-related-article-tout"><section class="h-c-grid"><a class="uni-related-article-tout__wrapper h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-m--6 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-m--offset-3 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "article lead", "action": "related article - inline", "label": "article: get-ready-iamremarkable-week-5-remarkable-stories" }' href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/get-ready-iamremarkable-week-5-remarkable-stories/"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__inner-wrapper"><p class="uni-related-article-tout__eyebrow h-c-eyebrow">Read Article</p><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image" style="background-image: url('https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Untitled_3.max-500x500.jpg')"></div></div><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content"><h4 class="uni-related-article-tout__header h-has-bottom-margin">Get ready for #IamRemarkable Week with 5 remarkable stories</h4><p class="uni-related-article-tout__body">Join #IamRemarkable Week, September 8-15, for remarkable stories, thought-provoking panels, confidence-boosting exercises and more.</p><div class="cta module-cta h-c-copy uni-related-article-tout__cta muted"><span class="nowrap">Read Article<svg class="icon h-c-icon" role="presentation"><use xlink:href="#mi-arrow-forward" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"></use></svg></span></div></div></div></div></a></section></div></div></body></html>Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/an-iamremarkable-facilitator-on-the-power-of-self-promotion/Diversity and InclusionarticleAn #IamRemarkable facilitator on the power of self-promotionTo mark #IamRemarkable Week 2022, founder Anna Vainer interviews a Brazil-based facilitator who shares his story to help others.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/IAR_Week_2022_HeroGoogle_Keyword_blog_2096x1.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/an-iamremarkable-facilitator-on-the-power-of-self-promotion/Anna Vainer#IamRemarkable Founder and Global LeadRecovery, community and healing on the job at Googlehttps://blog.google/inside-google/googlers/recovery-month-2022/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="nwz1b">Just shy of a year ago, I can still vividly remember scanning <a href="https://blog.google/inside-google/googlers/recovery-month-2021/">The Keyword</a> and coming across the headline, “How my recovery community helps keep me sober.”</p><p data-block-key="bdu03">Fresh out of grad school, I had been working at Google for just three months and I had been in recovery for almost three years. It was the first time in my life I wasn’t using drugs and alcohol to cope with the stresses and insecurities of work. Before I found recovery, I thought I owed my academic and professional successes to substance abuse. I drank and used drugs “to relax,” make friends and numb the chronic depression that immobilized me otherwise. Frankly, I didn’t know if I was cut out for Google on my own.</p></div></div><div class="block-perspective_qa"><div class="uni-related-article-tout h-c-page" data-component="uni-related-article-tout"><section class="h-c-grid"><a class="uni-related-article-tout__wrapper h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-m--6 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-m--offset-3 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "article lead", "action": "related article - inline", "label": "article: recovery-month-2021" }' href="https://blog.google/inside-google/googlers/recovery-month-2021/"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__inner-wrapper"><p class="uni-related-article-tout__eyebrow h-c-eyebrow">Read Article</p><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image" style="background-image: url('https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Nick_Arduini_Final_0-00-53-21_MuZ414H.max-500x500.jpg')"></div></div><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content"><h4 class="uni-related-article-tout__header h-has-bottom-margin">How my recovery community helps keep me sober</h4><p class="uni-related-article-tout__body">Google software engineer Nick shares his struggles with alcohol and drugs and how his recovery community helps him maintain sobriety.</p><div class="cta module-cta h-c-copy uni-related-article-tout__cta muted"><span class="nowrap">Read Article<svg class="icon h-c-icon" role="presentation"><use xlink:href="#mi-arrow-forward" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"></use></svg></span></div></div></div></div></a></section></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="hrjxa">Finding hope through community</h3><p data-block-key="eltv3">When I opened that link and read about Google’s <a href="https://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/">Recover Together</a> website — which includes a searchable map to find nearby recovery groups and support resources for people and their families — let alone featuring <i>an actual Googler</i> in recovery, I knew I was in the right place. Addiction is still too often shamed and silenced, so it’s all the more commendable for a company like Google to use its technology, finances and branding capital to bring resources to the millions of people impacted.</p><p data-block-key="3gpq">The compassion and dignity of that story made me feel hopeful that I could make it at Google clean and sober – but I realized I may not have to do it “on my own.” After some searching, I found that Google's Disability Alliance Employee Resource Group had a dedicated group for those in recovery from any form of addiction. I had already been taking advantage of individual counseling through Google’s Employee Assistance Program, but for me there is nothing like building community to support healing. Over the past year, the recovery group has supported me through onboarding, battling imposter syndrome and other work-related experiences that would have previously sent me searching for solace at the bottom of a bottle.</p><h3 data-block-key="dr1q2">We do recover – together</h3><p data-block-key="647b3">It’s difficult to express gratitude for the vulnerability, courage and wisdom the recovery community has brought into my life. Part of that is why I’m so excited to amplify my personal impact and be a part of the group working this year to host a slew of events for National Recovery Month.</p><p data-block-key="aof1o">On September 7, Google’s internal recovery group hosted an event embodying what recovery awareness and advocacy is all about: showing up, speaking up and standing up over and over and over again. This featured a stop from <a href="https://mobilizerecovery.org/">Mobilize Recovery Across America</a>’s cross country tour and representatives from the federal <a href="https://www.samhsa.gov/">Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration</a> (SAMHSA). Attendees shared personal stories of addiction and recovery, tips to ensure events are inclusive (like providing non-alcoholic options), information of <a href="https://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/prevention/">where to dispose</a> of prescription drugs properly, and tangible resources of how to help someone find <a href="https://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/treatment/">recovery treatment</a> or access immediate assistance (like the <a href="https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/988">988 crisis lifeline</a>). To conclude the evening, the Google campus was lit up purple, the official color for Recovery Month.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Mobilize Recovery bus parked next to Google campus, lit purple in celebration of recovery month" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/T8ay8Elw.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="p1upf">Hilary Swift for Mobilize Recovery</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="urk63">This month, Google added new personal recovery stories, including mine, to its <a href="http://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/">Recover Together</a> site to inspire hope and combat stigma. U.S. trends and data tell us this is needed more now than ever. Comparing January-September of 2021 to the same date range in 2022, Google’s U.S. based searches for "AA meeting locator" and “addiction treatment near me” increased by 350% and 85% respectively. Further, a national study by the Pew Research Center reports that <a href="https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/10/26/nearly-half-of-americans-have-a-family-member-or-close-friend-whos-been-addicted-to-drugs/">nearly half of Americans have a family member or friend impacted by addiction</a>, with a fairly even distribution by political party, gender and other markers of identity. My hope is that videos and stories like mine will help others feel less alone. I hope it helps people find a way to join me and the other 25 million Americans thriving in long-term recovery.</p><p data-block-key="6v4g3">Whether you’re just beginning your journey, or well along the path, know that recovery is possible. We do not have to self-medicate in the shadows. My experience has taught me that the more we open up and reach out, the easier it all becomes.</p><p data-block-key="e730o"><i>Visit</i> <a href="https://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/"><i>g.co/recovertogether</i></a><i>to find recovery support groups in your area, and check out</i> <a href="https://mobilizerecovery.org/"><i>mobilizerecovery.org/</i></a><i>for more information.</i></p></div></div><div class="block-perspective_qa"><div class="uni-related-article-tout h-c-page" data-component="uni-related-article-tout"><section class="h-c-grid"><a class="uni-related-article-tout__wrapper h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-m--6 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-m--offset-3 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "article lead", "action": "related article - inline", "label": "article: raising-awareness-of-the-dangers-of-fentanyl" }' href="https://blog.google/technology/health/raising-awareness-of-the-dangers-of-fentanyl/"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__inner-wrapper"><p class="uni-related-article-tout__eyebrow h-c-eyebrow">Read Article</p><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image" style="background-image: url('https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/spreading_awareness_final_hero.max-500x500.png')"></div></div><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content"><h4 class="uni-related-article-tout__header h-has-bottom-margin">Raising awareness of the dangers of fentanyl</h4><p class="uni-related-article-tout__body">Google continues to promote addiction awareness and highlight recovery support services for those affected by the fentanyl crisis.</p><div class="cta module-cta h-c-copy uni-related-article-tout__cta muted"><span class="nowrap">Read Article<svg class="icon h-c-icon" role="presentation"><use xlink:href="#mi-arrow-forward" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"></use></svg></span></div></div></div></div></a></section></div></div></body></html>Fri, 23 Sep 2022 10:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/inside-google/googlers/recovery-month-2022/AccessibilityHealthDiversity and InclusionGooglersarticleRecovery, community and healing on the job at GoogleHow Google holds space for the recovery community, internally and externally.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Danielle_Beavers_thumbnail.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/inside-google/googlers/recovery-month-2022/Danielle BeaversSupplier Diversity Program ManagerSupporting the EU and securing the digital spacehttps://blog.google/technology/safety-security/supporting-the-eu-and-securing-the-digital-space/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="b0y4m">Citizens, companies and governments across the European Union agree that everyone should be free to live their lives and use technology without fear that their information will be stolen or held ransom by cybercriminals or other malicious actors.</p><p data-block-key="8ck1q">But with each passing week, cyber threats are growing more costly and more aggressive, undermining the trust essential to a vibrant, inclusive digital society. This is a moment that calls for international leadership, which is why it’s notable that the European Commission has featured security at the center of its <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/europe-fit-digital-age/europes-digital-decade-digital-targets-2030_en">vision</a> for digital transformation.</p><p data-block-key="2k1t6">Today, Google is publishing <a href="https://goo.gle/3LCit1T">a set of recommendations and white paper</a> supporting the Commission’s efforts, and we commit to extending our full capabilities to help secure Europe’s “digital decade”.</p><h3 data-block-key="erqfc">The need</h3><p data-block-key="ck03e">We applaud the European Commission’s effort to meet this moment, and believe that companies should step up to do their part as well.</p><p data-block-key="57sja">The stakes have never been clearer. Even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — a ground assault accompanied by an attack on Europe’s cyberspace — there were troubling signs that Europe’s democratic values were being challenged by authoritarian governments.</p><p data-block-key="aiflu">I <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/public-policy/google-at-the-copenhagen-democracy-summit/">spoke</a> about the importance of these values recently at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit. Democracies provide fertile ground for advances in science and technology. Technology owes its success to the conditions — openness, pluralism, free exchange — that democracy creates, enabling inventors to take risks and pursue new avenues for inquiry and collective innovation. So it’s no surprise that Ukraine’s tech sector <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/22/business/ukraine-tech-companies-putin.html">thrived</a> in recent years under the flag of a free European democracy.</p><p data-block-key="ao7s2">But how can technology, in turn, contribute to the defense of Europe’s digital space? We have been reflecting on <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/public-policy/transparency-in-the-shadowy-world-of-cyberattacks/">lessons we learned the hard way more than a decade ago</a>, and how we used them to create a next-generation security infrastructure.</p><p data-block-key="6m62e">In the months ahead, we plan to share our experience in proactive digital defense with leaders in Europe. We are keenly aware of our responsibility to support the work of Europe’s democratic governments and institutions on economic progress, national security, and defense of the public square.</p><h3 data-block-key="2fqq7">Google’s role</h3><p data-block-key="7v8u4">Our white paper recommends several areas where the European Union can make progress in securing Europe’s digital space, including:</p><ul><li data-block-key="dj6tj"><b>Open security:</b> Driving European resilience through “open security,” on the principle that openness and interoperability encourage scrutiny, threat sharing, and rapid adoption of best practices and new technologies.</li><li data-block-key="9bn1m"><b>Security by default:</b> Promoting systemic investments in digital transformation, zero-trust architectures, and operating systems and devices that are <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/5-pillars-of-protection-to-prevent-ransomware-attacks">secure by default</a>, helping organizations overcome an overreliance on outdated and hard-to-patch technology infrastructures and devices that lie open to risks of espionage and extortion.</li><li data-block-key="9j9jj"><b>Partnership:</b> Engaging partners by facilitating public-private threat information exchanges and briefings involving EU policymakers and technical experts — and by increasing dialogue to explore new areas of cooperation, such as applying artificial intelligence to improve security.</li><li data-block-key="4bgfq"><b>Encryption:</b> Prioritizing strong encryption as superior means of protecting sensitive data compared to data localization requirements, which can have the unintended effect of actually <i>undermining</i> security and resilience.</li></ul><p data-block-key="7gc7n">These recommendations reflect both our decades of security expertise and our deep interest in the EU’s digital defense. Some of our leading security initiatives, and top security researchers, are based in Europe.</p><p data-block-key="fe7bb">At the <a href="https://safety.google/intl/en_uk/engineering-center/">Google Safety Engineering Centers (GSEC)</a> in Munich and Dublin, Google engineers don’t just talk about digital safety, they build it. And they do so on Europe’s distinctive strengths: respected technical universities, many thousands of Google employees, and top expertise in fields including privacy and computer science.</p><p data-block-key="3nlm3"><a href="https://blog.virustotal.com/2021/10/ransomware-in-global-context.html">VirusTotal</a>, a Google team that began as a small Málaga-based startup in 2004 and grew into a European champion before its acquisition by Google in 2012, helps millions in the public sector, commerce and research to understand malware and cybersecurity trends. In 2023, VirusTotal will open a brand new headquarters in the heart of Andalusia’s tech hub.</p><p data-block-key="rmmj">And, as we <a href="https://www.googlecloudpresscorner.com/2022-09-12-Google-Completes-Acquisition-of-Mandiant">announced</a> last week, Mandiant, one of the world’s premier cybersecurity teams, has now joined Google — bringing with it hundreds of industry-leading European experts in the field of threat intelligence and incident response.</p><p data-block-key="ahjlf">These teams and others like them will ensure we’re countering tomorrow’s challenges with tomorrow’s tools. And our commitment to Europe’s digital security will be accompanied by a commitment to collaboration — building on the kind of innovation that has always made democracies stronger than their adversaries.</p></div></div></body></html>Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/technology/safety-security/supporting-the-eu-and-securing-the-digital-space/Safety & SecurityGoogle in EuropearticleSupporting the EU and securing the digital spaceGoogle commits to helping secure Europe’s digital space with a new white paper supporting the efforts of the European Commission.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Europe.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/technology/safety-security/supporting-the-eu-and-securing-the-digital-space/Kent WalkerPresident of Global AffairsGoogle & Alphabet12 women founders talk tech in Founded’s fourth seasonhttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/entrepreneurs/12-women-founders-talk-tech-in-foundeds-fourth-season/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="z5d0m"><a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/07/women-entrepreneurs-gusto-gender/">Women's entrepreneurship is rising</a> — but women still own <a href="https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/women-entrepreneurs-needed-stat">only one in three businesses</a> globally. They also continue to get a small piece of the venture capital "pie”: Startups with all-women founders accounted for <a href="https://www.inc.com/ali-donaldson/female-founders-venture-capital-fundraising-pitchbook.html#:~:text=Startups%20with%20at%20least%20one%20woman%20at%20the%20helm%20raised,2022%2C%20according%20to%20Pitchbook%20data.">only 6.9% of deals during the first half of 2022</a>, which marked a decade high.</p><p data-block-key="6d9p6">At <a href="https://developers.google.com/womentechmakers">Women Techmakers</a>, our goal is to build a world where all women can thrive in tech, providing visibility, community and resources for women in technology — and this includes women founders.</p><p data-block-key="qhul">In 2020, to spotlight the voices of women founders globally, <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/founded-podcast/">we launched Founded,</a> a podcast interviewing women tech entrepreneurs around the world. This fall, we're bringing back Founded, but with a twist. We've made the move to video, and each episode will feature two women founders interviewing each other and talking about their experiences as founders and the challenges they faced along the way — everything from funding to managing technical teams.</p><p data-block-key="6atvm">Founded is not just about businesses but the passionate women behind them. The fourth season showcases 12 extraordinary founders from eight different countries. The first episode features Min Chen, Co-founder and CEO of <a href="https://wisy.ai/">Wisy</a> — a California-based AI platform that helps retailers track inventory, using image recognition to detect when items need restocking. She’ll speak with Courtney McColgan, Founder and CEO of <a href="https://runahr.com/mx/home/">Runa</a>, a Mexico-based company that provides software to automate payroll in Latin America.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="On the left, a woman sits against a black background and smiles at the camera, leaning on her right hand. On the right, a woman wearing a white top and a gold necklace stands in front of a white background, looking into the camera and smiling." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Screen_Shot_2022-09-21_at_9.47.49_AM.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="9oj9d">Min Chen, Co-founder and CEO of Wisy (left) and Courtney McColgan, Founder and CEO of Runa (right)</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="eomth">Meet the other founders featured this season:</p></div></div><div class="block-image_carousel"><div class="h-c-page article-module" data-component="uni-image-carousel"><div class="article-module glue-pagination h-c-carousel h-c-carousel--simple h-c-carousel--dark ng-cloak" data-glue-pagination-config="{cyclical: true}"><div class="h-c-carousel__wrap"><ul class="glue-carousel ng-cloak" data-glue-carousel-options="{pointerTypes: ['touch', 'mouse'], jump: true}"><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A headshot of a woman wearing a white shirt looking at the camera and smiling. The background is out of focus." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/kasia_dorsey_photo.max-1000x1000.png);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A headshot of a woman wearing a white shirt looking at the camera and smiling. The background is out of focus.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="lakkh">Kasia Dorsey, Founder and CEO, <a href="https://yosh.ai/">Yosh.AI</a> (Warsaw, Poland) — provides AI-powered voice and text agents to support customer service operations.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A headshot of a woman wearing a black shirt with a silver necklace smiling at the camera." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/sasha_headshot.max-500x500.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A headshot of a woman wearing a black shirt with a silver necklace smiling at the camera.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="zgxzj">Sasha Haco, Co-founder and CEO, <a href="https://www.unitary.ai/">Unitary</a> (Cambridge, United Kingdom) — uses AI to help companies detect harmful content.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A woman wearing a pink top with a black cardigan stands in front of a window and smiles for the camera." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/SaLisa-NYC.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A woman wearing a pink top with a black cardigan stands in front of a window and smiles for the camera.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="zgxzj">SaLisa L. Berrien, Founder and CEO, <a href="https://www.coienergy.com/">COI Energy</a> (Brooklyn, New York) — a digital energy management platform that eliminates energy waste in buildings and repurposes that waste for good.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A woman in a white blazer and blue top smiles for the camera. In the background there are flowers and a lamp." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Georgene_Huang_.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A woman in a white blazer and blue top smiles for the camera. In the background there are flowers and a lamp.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="oue96">Georgene Huang, Co-founder and CEO, <a href="https://fairygodboss.com/">Fairygodboss</a> (New York, New York) — the largest online career community for women.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A woman standing in front of the camera wearing a black shirt. In the background there is a kitchen and a mirror, both are out of focus." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Maricarmen_Herrerias.max-1400x1400.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A woman standing in front of the camera wearing a black shirt. In the background there is a kitchen and a mirror, both are out of focus.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="yt90q">Maricarmen Herrerías, Co-founder and COO, <a href="https://www.casai.com/">Casai</a> (Mexico City, Mexico) — a company that provides travelers with premium accommodations.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A woman dressed in black is sitting on a stool with her legs crossed. The background shows white walls and white tiled flooring, showing part of a zig-zag patterned rug." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Melina_Cruz.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A woman dressed in black is sitting on a stool with her legs crossed. The background shows white walls and white tiled flooring, showing part of a zig-zag patterned rug.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="mx17r">Melina Cruz, CEO, <a href="https://www.homely.mx/">Homely</a> (Mexico City, Mexico) — a company that connects people with trusted cleaners for home and office spaces.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A woman wearing a red top and a silver necklace stands against a white background and smiles at the camera." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Vivian_Nwakah_head_shot_2020_XMcGhN5.max-1100x1100.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A woman wearing a red top and a silver necklace stands against a white background and smiles at the camera.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="o7xhf">Vivian Nwakah, Founder and CEO, <a href="https://www.medsaf.com/">Medsaf</a> (Lagos, Nigeria) — a medication supply chain management solution for hospitals and pharmacies.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A headshot of a woman wearing glasses and a black jacket smiling at the camera." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Melissa_Bime_Zgz1xeA.max-200x200.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A headshot of a woman wearing glasses and a black jacket smiling at the camera.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="o7xhf">Melissa Bime, Co-founder and CEO, <a href="https://infiuss.com/">Infiuss Health</a> (Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria) — a company that connects U.S. and Europe-based pharmaceutical and life science companies and researchers with participants for clinical trials and research in Africa.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A headshot of a woman leaning on a table wearing a tan-colored jacket and smiling at the camera." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Teresa_Condicion.max-1200x1200.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A headshot of a woman leaning on a table wearing a tan-colored jacket and smiling at the camera.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="fpkcz">Teresa Condicion, Co-founder and CEO, <a href="https://www.shoplinks.co/">Shoplinks</a> (Singapore) — digitizing and personalizing in-store promotions for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A woman wearing a white shirt and black trousers sits against a gray background with her hands crossed on her lap." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/pinda_ihyemin_headshot.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A woman wearing a white shirt and black trousers sits against a gray background with her hands crossed on her lap.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="fpkcz">Hyemin Lee, Co-founder and CEO, <a href="https://finda.co.kr/">Finda</a> (Seoul, South Korea) — an online comparison platform for various financial products.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li></ul><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-previous uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - left click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Previous" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-left" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-next uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - right click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Next" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-right" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__navigation"><div class="glue-pagination-page-list uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - dot click" }'></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="zgoy8">The first episode will launch on September 26 — keep an eye out for it on the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/womentechmakers">Women Techmakers YouTube channel</a>.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 22 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/entrepreneurs/12-women-founders-talk-tech-in-foundeds-fourth-season/EntrepreneursDiversity and Inclusionarticle12 women founders talk tech in Founded’s fourth seasonFounded, a series highlighting women founders, is back for a fourth season.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/IMG-5026.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/entrepreneurs/12-women-founders-talk-tech-in-foundeds-fourth-season/Shiri SivanProgram ManagerPlay The Descent of the Serpent, the first video game from Google Arts & Culturehttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/arts-culture/play-the-descent-of-the-serpent-the-first-video-game-from-google-arts-culture/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="51do8">Have you ever wished you could discover ancient civilizations by immersing yourself in their world? Today, you can unlock the mysteries of the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica by experiencing them in <a href="https://artsandculture.google.com/experiment/vAEAZBv58OliBA">The Descent of the Serpent</a>, the first platform video game from <a href="http://g.co/arts">Google Arts &amp; Culture</a>.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="51do8">It can be fascinating to <a href="http://artsandculture.google.com/project/ancient-mesoamerica">learn about these ancient cultures</a> and <a href="https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-nacional-de-antropologia-mexico">visit a museum</a> filled with artifacts from their time. To take that experience to a whole new level, this game is designed to immerse you into the world of ancient Mesoamerica. Filled with ancient knowledge and created in partnership with Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology, The Descent of the Serpent takes players back in time to search for hidden objects in a multi-level maze of jungles, mountains, coasts and caves.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="51do8">From elaborate costumes and ball games to fascinating mythology and incredible architecture, ancient Mesoamerican culture can be both educational and entertaining to discover. These ancient cultures left behind a great legacy of knowledge and many artifacts once used in rituals, warfare and daily life – some of which are housed in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Today, you can find them scattered throughout the virtual maze in <a href="https://artsandculture.google.com/experiment/vAEAZBv58OliBA">The Descent of the Serpent</a>.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_carousel"><div class="h-c-page article-module" data-component="uni-image-carousel"><div class="article-module glue-pagination h-c-carousel h-c-carousel--simple h-c-carousel--dark ng-cloak" data-glue-pagination-config="{cyclical: true}"><div class="h-c-carousel__wrap"><ul class="glue-carousel ng-cloak" data-glue-carousel-options="{pointerTypes: ['touch', 'mouse'], jump: true}"><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="Animation of the Aztec Sun Stone" class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/piedra_del_sol.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">Animation of the Aztec Sun Stone</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="9eghs">Retrieve 20 objects representing the 20 symbols on the inner circle of the Aztec Sun Stone and return them to Chichen Itza to save the world!</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="Animation of a visitor looking at artifacts on display in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City from the Descent of the Serpent game." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/piedra_del_sol_in_museum_1.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">Animation of a visitor looking at artifacts on display in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City from the Descent of the Serpent game.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="q4ez5">The game’s story begins with a visit to Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology, which partnered with Google Arts &amp; Culture to create The Descent of the Serpent.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A sculpture of the ancient Mesoamerican creature, the feathered serpent." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Coatl.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A sculpture of the ancient Mesoamerican creature, the feathered serpent.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="q4ez5">The 20 items stolen in the game by Tezcatlipoca and hidden in the maze, like this feathered serpent sculpture, are real artifacts found in the <a href="https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-nacional-de-antropologia-mexico">National Museum of Anthropology’s collection.</a></p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="An image of the Descent of the Serpent game screen showing the animated player avatar in the virtual coastal maze." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Coast_level_and_the_two_headed_serpent_TMg.max-2000x2000.png);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">An image of the Descent of the Serpent game screen showing the animated player avatar in the virtual coastal maze.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="q4ez5">The Descent of the Serpent is made up of a 4-level maze, where each level is a different terrain inspired by the landscapes of Central America where ancient people lived: caves, coasts, mountains and jungle.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="An image of the Descent of the Serpent game screen showing the animated player avatar in conversation with an animated avatar of goddess Lady 1 Eagle, who says she’ll test the player." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Lady_Eagle_guardian_conversation.max-2000x2000.png);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">An image of the Descent of the Serpent game screen showing the animated player avatar in conversation with an animated avatar of goddess Lady 1 Eagle, who says she’ll test the player.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="q4ez5">At the end of each level, the god who guards that level's terrain tests players' knowledge about the artifacts they collected and facts they learned.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li></ul><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-previous uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - left click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Previous" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-left" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-next uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - right click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Next" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-right" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__navigation"><div class="glue-pagination-page-list uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - dot click" }'></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="51do8">The game involves retrieving the lost objects and returning them to Chichen Itza in time for the solar equinox. That’s when the sun casts a shadow on the carvings in a way that resembles a snake descending the monument’s steps — which inspires the game’s name. As part of the challenge, players are invited to learn <a href="http://artsandculture.google.com/project/ancient-mesoamerica">surprising, impressive and interesting aspects about ancient Mesoamerican cultures</a>, and face mythological figures who’ll test the knowledge they’ve collected throughout the adventure.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="51do8">The Descent of the Serpent is a game for players of all ages to enjoy, learn from, and return to often to beat their high score again and again — if they dare. Play it for yourself at <a href="https://goo.gle/serpent">goo.gle/serpent</a>, or in the Google Arts &amp; Culture <a href="https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-arts-culture/id1050970557">iOS</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.cultural">Android</a> app, and <a href="http://artsandculture.google.com/project/ancient-mesoamerica">use emojis to learn more about ancient Mesoamerica</a>. Have fun!</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 22 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/arts-culture/play-the-descent-of-the-serpent-the-first-video-game-from-google-arts-culture/Arts & CulturearticlePlay The Descent of the Serpent, the first video game from Google Arts & CultureUnlock the mysteries of ancient Mesoamerica with The Descent of the Serpent, the first platform video game from Google Arts & Culture.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/d95cd1ee-5164-43f3-ba63-a0daf33fdf72.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/arts-culture/play-the-descent-of-the-serpent-the-first-video-game-from-google-arts-culture/Hugo McNaughtSenior Manager, Government Affairs & Public Policy - Mexico & Central Region