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Dutch windmills to power Google’s Eemshaven data centre NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 52 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) 2 Weeks, 3 Hours, 53 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) 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 44 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) 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 30 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) 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 33 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) 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 51 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) 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 18 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) 4 Weeks, 3 Hours, 6 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) 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 37 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) 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 23 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, 17 Hours, 21 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...
Supporting a new home for Poland’s rich Jewish history NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 23 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
For 1000 years, Poland was home to the world’s largest Jewish population and the centre of Jewish religious, cultural and political thought. The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, whose core exhibition opens in Warsaw on October 28, hi...
Advisory Council on Right to be Forgotten in Brussels NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Since September, the Advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten has held public meetings in Madrid, Rome, Paris, Warsaw, London and Berlin. Council members have heard views on how to implement the European Court’s ruling from more...
Street View arrives in Luxembourg NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 5 Days, 16 Minutes ago
Luxembourg is the heart of Europe and boasts an above average number of beautiful sites, from the medieval Grund neighborhood in the capital to the ridges of the Moselle River and the sparkling modern Kirchberg center for European Union buildings. An...
Teaming up with Oxford University on Artificial Intelligence NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 1 Minute ago
It is a really exciting time for Artificial Intelligence research these days, and progress is being made on many fronts including image recognition and natural language understanding. Today we are delighted to announce a partnership with Oxford Unive...
Launching youtube.com/government 101 NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
When the French Foreign Ministry wanted to engage with citizens, it chose to launch a special YouTube channel. From live streams of award ceremonies, to press conferences on important issues and Hangouts with constituents, YouTube has become an impor...
Promoting social mobility through the Internet NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Policymakers often worry that the Internet creates a small number of winners and too many losers in the economy. At the same time, we have heard stories about the rise of self-employment and the creation of fast-growing companies in garages (like Goo...
Denmark’s "Borgen" goes live on Street View NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
After scaling Swiss mountains and roaring along the new Sochi Formula One race track in recent weeks, StreetView has broken new ground in Europe by launching collection of one of the world’s most interesting political monuments - going inside t...
Google Summer of Code 2015 and Google Code-in 2014 are on! NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
A call to all students in Europe: if you have ever thought it would be cool to write code, then please keep reading. We're excited to announce the next editions of two programs designed to introduce students to open source software development, Googl...
The New Gründergeist NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Editor's note: Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, was in Berlin today and paid a visit to the headquarters of Native Instruments, a leading producer of hardware and software for digital music production and DJ equipment. He gave a speech about innovati...