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Bringing some of the best of Belgium to Street View NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 4 Days, 12 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
hroughout the world, our Google Street View special collects allow users anywhere, on their mobile devices or computers, to see the world’s great sites. We’ve now just added some of the best of Belgium to the collection. Stroll through th...
Launching voices of the Mediterranean NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 5 Days, 8 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The Mediterranean Sea is the cradle of Western civilization - but all too often today is seen as an area of conflict. Together with the Voces Fondation, we are today launching a project designed to promote the development of a Mediterranean as a comm...
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Happy Socks and Angry Birds NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Week, 1 Hour, 12 Minutes ago
At a Lisbon Council event in Brussels, David Drummond, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, today argued that there is no limit to entrepreneurial spirit - and that Europe is generating more Internet success stories...
Driving into the future with European partners NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Week, 12 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Since we revealed our plans last May to build fully self-driving vehicles for testing and learning, we’ve been working on different prototypes. We’ve now put all those systems together into a fully functional vehicle which we discussed re...
Lighting up Google Maps with the aurora borealis NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Week, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Nature’s greatest light show has come to Google Maps for the first time. Starting today, armchair arctic explorers, science lovers and curious observers will be able to explore the Northern Lights in Finland right from Google Maps.Northern Ligh...
Hallo, hola, olá to a new powerful Google Translate app NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Week, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Often the hardest part of traveling is navigating the local language. If you've ever asked for "pain" in Paris and gotten funny looks, confused "embarazada" with "embarrassed" in Mexico, or stumbled over pronunciation pretty much anywhere, you know t...
Hacking against Ebola NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Like other epidemics, Ebola creates panic, dangerous rumors and unverified facts. Journalists must be prepared, yet unfortunately they often lack the necessary resources and tools that match the responsibility to inform local communities. To help fi...
Promoting sportsmanship on the field - and on the net NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
In football, a red card means expulsion from the game. On the Internet, what would a red card resemble? This week, we launched a contest here in Belgium with the Mons Football Club youth clubs to help find out.Why Belgium and why Mons? One of our two...
Ho Ho Ho! Track Santa around the world with Santa Tracker NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
After 23 days of preparation, the elves are finally ready for Santa’s annual journey around the globe. They’ve taught each other how to say "Santa Claus" in Swedish, guided their friends through mazes with code, brushed up on their geogr...
New numbers and a new look for our Transparency Report NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
We launched the Transparency Report in 2010 to show how laws and policies affect access to information online, including law enforcement orders for user data and government requests to remove information. Since then, many other companies have launche...
Life in the fast lane: lane guidance for drivers in Google Maps NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Over the holiday season, if you’re driving back home to see family, or meeting up with friends, you can get where you want to go quickly and easily using voice-guided navigation in Google Maps — now with helpful lane guidance for highways...
An update on Google News in Spain NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
After 9/11, one of our engineers, Krishna Bharat, realized that results for the query “World Trade Center” returned nothing about the terrorist attacks. And it was also hard to compare the news from different sources or countries because...
Bringing the museum to your mobile NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Enter the Museum of Arts et Métiers in Paris and one of the first things on view is a strange looking plane perched over a historic staircase. Wonder what it is? From today, click on a mobile app based on Google Cultural Institute platform&nbs...
Competition drives Europe's mobile market NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
IBM launched the first smartphone only 20 years ago. Nicknamed Simon, it weighed more than a half a kilo, cost more than EUR1400 in today’s money, and lacked a touch screen or web browser. Today, at a Lisbon Council event in Brussels, The Bosto...
Blasting off from a LaunchPad in Barcelona NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Barcelona is already known for its sunshine and seashore. Now, according to the Financial Times, it aims to become just as well known for its start-ups. Last week, Google LaunchPad took place in the Catalan capital. The one-week program is designed...
Apply for a computer science award NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes ago
High schools need to increase their computer science offerings and we’re eager to support. Starting today, applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Google Computer Science for High School Awards. Universities who meet our eligibility cr...
Bringing a fresh digital vision from “New Europe” to Brussels NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
While Old Europe ponders its approach to the digital future, New Europe is rushing ahead to embrace the web as a motor for growth and prosperity. This past autumn, together with Financial Times, International Visegrad Fund and Res Publica, we announc...
Coding for democracy in Europe NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
It was an audacious task - write software that would increase democratic participation in Europe. At a time when polls show increasing public disenchantment with traditional European Union institutions, the latest and 4th edition of the EUhackathon f...
Bringing a key moment of Gulf history online NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Our Paris-based Cultural Institute holds a global mandate to promoting culture around the globe. This week, it is reaching out to the Arab world, bringing online the United Arab Emirates national archives - our first Arab archives, and only third glo...
Dutch windmills to power Google’s Eemshaven data centre NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The Netherlands is famous for its windmills, which over the years have been used to saw wood, mill corn, pump water and much more. Now, a new generation of Dutch windmill - wind turbines - will power a very 21st century facility: our new EUR 600m da...