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Life in the fast lane: lane guidance for drivers in Google Maps NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 41 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 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 59 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 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 38 Minutes 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 Week, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 11 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 Week, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 20 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 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 39 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 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 16 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) 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 4 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) 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 10 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) 1 Month, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 57 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...
Throwing off the shackles of communism NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
A quarter century ago, the people of Central Europe liberated themselves, bringing down the Iron Curtain, choosing capitalism over communism, and democracy over dictatorship. This week, at an event in Prague, we unveiled ten online Google Cultural In...
YouTube music hits the right note NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
You watched the Belgian singer Stromae perform Papaoutai 200+ million times on YouTube, helping propel the song about his father to the top of the charts in France and into a global success. And that’s all just for one song.This week,...
It’s time to extend the US Privacy Act to EU citizens NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 1 Week, 20 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Last summer’s Snowden revelations not only highlighted the urgent need for surveillance reform but also severely damaged relations between the US and Europe. Google and many other technology companies have urged the US to take the lead and int...
Powering Italy’s exporters with the web NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 39 Minutes ago
Before the Internet, almost all exporters were big, powerful companies. Exporting was expensive and time-consuming, requiring large sales, marketing and distribution networks. Today, thanks to the Net, almost any company, anywhere, and of any size, i...
#Deutschland25 - a new generation after the Berlin Wall NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 56 Minutes ago
Today, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the brave people who tore down the Iron Curtain. Courtesy of the German Federal Archives, we have produced a special Doodle featuring unique photos from Berlin in 1989. Berlin composer Nils Frahm crea...
Teaching children to program robots NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
"Programming is child’s play." That’s the motto of our new German cloud platform "Open Roberta" which simplifies programming for small robots for both teachers and students.Its a priority to encourage students to program  - and indee...
Explore the haunted corners of Europe....if you dare NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Something wicked this way comes… Whether you’re a trio of witches back from the dead or just a trick-or-treater, chances are you’re hitting the streets (or riding a broom!) on Halloween night. For those looking for an extra fright,...
Speeding up the Slow Food movement NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 42 Minutes ago
Slow Food, founded in 1989 in Italy, has grown into a global, grassroots organization fighting the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions. We agree with its philosophy that everyone should have access to good, clean and fair food and are...
Supporting New Europe’s digital advances NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
They threw off the shackles of communism. Now they are grabbing the reigns of the technology revolution. Together with Financial Times, International Visegrad Fund and Res Publica, we announced the New Europe 100 list of innovators from Central and...
Remembering Irish participation in World War I NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Earlier this year in our Dublin headquarters, we hosted the launch of an online tool to search the names and biographies of up to 50,000 Irish soldiers who died fighting in the British army during World War I. Today, we travelled with Irish Minister...