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Seizing the digital opportunity in France NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Day, 20 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
All too often, fast-moving, disruptive digital innovation is presented as the enemy of Europe’s enviable social system. The reality, according to a new study published this week in Paris by consultants Roland Berger, is that digital companies n...
Encouraging Online Video Content in Israel NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 2 Days, 1 Hour, 48 Minutes ago
Many countries, particularly small ones, face a similar dilemma - how to encourage local production in their own languages. Governments might suggest that the best response is regulation, to artificially require local language video content producti...
Spurring Greek tourism NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 3 Days, 55 Minutes ago
For the past five years, an economic meltdown has plunged Greece into crisis. Amid the the rubble, the country’s economic motor more than ever has become tourism. It now accounts 17% of GDP, and powered by the Internet, is demonstrating, a high...
Dear Rupert NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Week, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
Last week, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp sent an open letter to the European Commission complaining about Google. We wanted to share our perspective so you can judge the arguments on their merits. News Corp:“The Internet should be a canvas...
Expanding our data centres in Europe NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The Internet is growing fast and so is demand for our services, from search to Gmail and YouTube. In order to keep up with this growth, we are announcing a new EUR600 million investment over the next four years to build a new data centre in Eemshaven...
Irish students win the 2014 Google Science Fair NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow became interested in addressing the global food crisis after learning about the Horn of Africa famine in 2011. When a gardening project went awry, they discovered a naturally occurring bacteria in...
Creating value from data NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 2 Weeks, 48 Minutes ago
At Google, we like to experiment. Today we are experimenting with a guest blogpost from the UK innovation charity Nesta. Although we had no involvement in this study of how companies best can benefit from the information age, we think it offers a val...
Advisory Council in Paris and Warsaw NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
On 25th September, the Advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten visits Paris for its public consultation with French experts and the general public. On 30th September, the Council will visit Warsaw. A limited number of seats are avail...
Calling women coders - apply for the Ada Awards NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 3 Weeks, 1 Hour, 53 Minutes ago
Fewer than one in ten computer science graduates in Europe are female. In order to improve on this dismal rate, we are sponsoring the 2014 European Ada Awards.The Awards, affectionately known as the “Adas,” are named in honor of Ada Love...
Fighting against hate speech NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 3 Weeks, 19 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
At a time when racism and hate speech is rising, it is urgent to unite and act to preserve it as a space of tolerance. This week, we joined with leading French anti-racism organizations SOS Racisme, UEJF, LICRA and MRAP to launch “Pousse Ton C...
We built Google for users, not websites NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
This weekend some of Europe’s biggest publishers are running a newspaper ad arguing that Google is too dominant and that we favour our own products - like Maps, YouTube and Google Shopping - in our search results. Given the serious nature of th...
Connecting schools around the globe NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
As a bishop in his native Buenos Aires, Pope Francis founded "Escuela de Vecinos" (Neighbor Schools) and "Escuelas Hermanas" (Sister Schools) to allow students in richer and poorer neighborhoods to share their concerns. Today, at the Vatican, a new p...
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Baltic Way NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 11 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Twenty-five years ago, on this week, two million people in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands to form a human chain for freedom. We’re celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way with a customized logo our 'doodles made specially f...
Hacking for EU democracy NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
It’s hackathon time in Brussels. Applications are open now here for the fourth annual EUhackathon. Apply before October 2. This year’s event, scheduled for December 2 and 3, 2014, focuses on increasing democratic participation and how to...
Gathering advice on the Right to be Forgotten NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
In just under two weeks, the Advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten will start its public consultations in cities across Europe to gather views from a wide spectrum of experts. The first meeting will be in Madrid on September 9, and...
Honoring Finland’s Famed Architect Alvar Aalto NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Alvar Aalto changed the way we see the world. Finland’s famed architect and designer not only built path-breaking buildings - during his long, fruitful life, he also designed some of the 20th century’s most innovative furniture, textiles...
Inspire kids to create our future: Apply for a 2015 RISE Award NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 8 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Technology has the power to change the world for the better, but today far too few have access to the education or encouragement they need to become creators, not just consumers. We know that pre-university exposure to Computer Science education is c...
Launching Code for Germany NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 11 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
At Google, we like to experiment. Today we are experimenting with a guest blogpost from the Germany’s Open Knowledge Foundation.Many in Europe believe that computer science and the Internet is an American invention. This summer, we decided to p...
Change the world: the 2014 Google Science Fair Global Finalists NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Samuel Burrow, 16,from the U.K., wants to improve the environment by reducing pollution. Taking inspiration from the chemical used in sunscreen, Samuel created a special coating that reduces waste chemicals in the air when subjected to ambient light.
Teaming up with Europeana to bring Europe’s culture online NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 2 Months, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
It was a natural marriage. Our Google Cultural Institute based in Paris is devoted to partnering with institutions around the world to allow online access to art, archives and other, often previously hard-to-find culture. Europeana, launched in 2009,...