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Calling women coders - apply for the Ada Awards NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 6 Days, 8 Hours, 59 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) 1 Week, 2 Hours, 48 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) 1 Week, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 34 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) 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 34 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) 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 58 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) 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 56 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) 3 Weeks, 6 Hours, 23 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) 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 7 Minutes 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) 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 23 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, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 48 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, 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 16 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) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 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,...
Responding to Article 29 Working Party’s Questions NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The group of European data protection agencies in the Article 29 Working Party last week invited three US-based search engines - Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!- to discuss “the practical implementation” of the Right to be Forgotten. Before...
Seeking advice on the Right to be Forgotten NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 52 Minutes ago
Earlier this summer we announced the formation of an Advisory Council on the Right to be Forgotten. As the Council begins its work, it is seeking comment from experts on the issues raised by the CJEU ruling. Experts will be considered for selection...
Launching new features for bicyclists NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
While the Tour de France may just have completed its final lap around the Champs Elysees, our Maps team continues to pedal ahead at top speed. Want to avoid that brutal Mountain Stage while you’re cycling to work? The latest version of Google M...
Bletchley Park’s rebirth and why it matters NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Twenty five years ago, the historic World War II codebreaking center Bletchley Park faced demolition.  We have supported its restoration, culminating in last month’s opening of Block C by the Duchess of Cambridge. Her grandm...
Celebrating Czech culture online NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Václav Havel was a playwright, essayist, poet, philosopher - and also a politician, first a leading anti-communist dissident and then president of Czechoslovakia. A new exhibit on this remarkable man just has been launched on our Cultural Ins...
Showcasing tolerance From Berlin to Budapest NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 2 Months, 1 Day, 11 Hours ago
At a time when racism is on the rise in Europe, reportedly reaching its worst level since the 1980s, it is more more important than ever to stand up against scapegoating of migrants and minorities. Two initiatives highlight our commitment to toleranc...
Germany's World Cup victory comes alive through search NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 2 Months, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
On Sunday, Germany won their fourth world championship, and, over the course of the last month, the world watched them do it—in Brazil, in bars and living rooms around the world, on their phones and laptops and tablets. This World Cup was the m...
Searching for the right balance NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 2 Months, 1 Week, 7 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
In May, the Court of Justice of the European Union established a “right to be forgotten." Today, we published an op-ed by David Drummond, senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer, in the U.K.'s The Guardian, German...