• Shop Walmart and more of your favorite stores, faster

    Shopping isn't always as easy as it should be. When was the last time you needed to pick up something from the store but didn’t have the time to make the trip? Or you went to the store only to realize they didn’t have the brand you wanted? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get what you want, however you want, from the stores where you already shop? We launched Google Express a ...

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  • Introducing Chrome Enterprise

    Since we launched Chrome OS in 2009, our goal has been to build the simplest, fastest, and most secure operating system possible. And we’ve been inspired by all the ways we’ve seen businesses embrace Chrome, from Chromebooks in the office, to shared Chrome devices in the field, to signage and kiosks for customer engagement in retail.

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  • Dance Tonite, an ever-changing VR collaboration by LCD Soundsystem and fans

    Sometimes beautiful things happen when worlds collide. In 2002, LCD Soundsystem mashed together electronic dance music and punk rock—an unlikely pairing that brought fun and humanity to two genres that had moved away from their experimental beginnings. I’ve always admired the band’s combination of minimalism, honesty, and contagious energy—and today I’m pleased to introduce D ...

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  • Android Oreo superpowers, coming to a device near you

    Today, we are officially introducing Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest release of the platform–and it’s smarter, faster and more powerful than ever. It comes with new features like picture-in-picture and Autofill to help you navigate tasks seamlessly. Plus, it’s got stronger security protections and speed improvements that keep you safe and moving at lightspeed.

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  • Must be the Music on Google Home

    Finding and listening to your favorite music is one of the most popular things to do with the Assistant on Google Home. It’s always been a great speaker—and now it plays more tunes with new services from Deezer and Spotify, along with cool new ways to play and find your favorite music. First on the mic is Spotify Free— rolling out next week in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, ...

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  • Chin up, the Great American Eclipse is today!

    For the first time in 99 years, today people across the continental US will be able to see a total solar eclipse. The eclipse will be partially visible across a large swath of the United States, while those in the 70 mile wide “path of totality” stretching from Oregon to South Carolina will be able to see the moon completely cover the sun.

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  • Video previews help you find what you’re looking for even faster

    We’re always looking for ways to help you find information faster and easier. That’s why when you look up “NBA draft recap,” for example, you’ve always seen short text snippets for each result. These text snippets help give you a snapshot of the site's content, making it easier to decide whether you’d like to click through to read more.

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  • A new machine learning app for reporting on hate in America

    Hate crimes in America have historically been difficult to track since there is very little official data collected and what does exist, is incomplete and not very useful for reporters desperate to find out the facts. This led ProPublica — with the support of the Google News Lab — to form Documenting Hate earlier this year, a collaborative reporting project that aims to creat ...

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  • #teampixel, unique in every way.

    There is no theme for this week’s #teampixel feature, instead, the common thread binding them together is that each photo is unique. We’re continually impressed by our community’s work that transports us to faraway lands and different civilizations, allowing us to see the world through someone else’s eyes. So this week, let’s celebrate their diversity, and how together...we are better.

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  • Meet the sixth graders who built a potable water dispenser

    Schools in Latin America and around the world are searching for ways to take student impact beyond the classroom. In Mexico, we wanted to explore how teachers and students are using technology to empower a rising generation of innovative changemakers—and this week, we’re sharing some of the stories we found.

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  • “Ok Google, tell me a joke”

    What did one snowman say to the other? Do you smell carrots? It’s National Joke Day, and your cheesy, mostly funny Assistant has a few jokes up its sleeve. Here are a couple of our favorites: You: “Ok Google, tell me a joke.” Google Assistant: “One joke, coming up! What is a sea m ...

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  • Introducing free calls with your Assistant on Google Home

    Hi, hello, hey, howdy … no matter how you start a call, your Google Assistant is ready to help! You can already ask your Assistant on your phone to make a call and soon, you'll be able to do the same on Google Home—hands-free—in the U.S. and Canada. Call anyone (at their home, on their mobile or at their office). It’s easy to use, and it’s free.

    The Official Google Blogin Google- 20 readers -
  • All your questions answered on Google Maps and Search

    When deciding where to go and what to do, we often ask ourselves lots of questions before making a decision. Soon, you'll be able to ask those questions, get the answers you need, and even answer other people’s questions about places on Google Maps for Android and mobile Search. To ask or answer a question—or read the existing questions and answers about a place—simply searc ...

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  • Get on the same page: new Google Docs features power team collaboration

    Getting people on the same page for a project can be tough. It requires managing a ton of opinions and suggestions. The last thing you should have to worry about is making sure your team is literally working on the same document. That’s why we built our powerful real-time editing tools to help with this—Google Docs, Sheets and Slides—so that teams can work together at the sam ...

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