• Wisconsin Cheese Mart makes a comeback—online and on the block

    In 2003, Wisconsin Cheese Mart was up for sale and in danger of closing. When Ken McNulty, an Air Force veteran and native Wisconsinite, heard the news, he and his family decided to take a big risk. They purchased the small shop, which has been a Milwaukee cornerstone since 1938, and set out to revitalize it. At the time, only a fraction of sales were online ...

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  • Making France’s digital potential work for everyone

    When people think of “digital champions,” it’s natural to think of a highly trained computer scientist creating new technology. There are many other kinds of digital champions, however. They can be small business owners accelerating their growth online or people finding better ways to do their jobs. To do this, people now need to easily learn digital skills throughout their lives.

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  • Augmented reality on the web, for everyone

    In the next few months, there will be hundreds of millions of Android and iOS devices that are able to provide augmented reality experiences - meaning you'll be able to look at the world through your phone, and place digital objects wherever you look. To help bring this to as many phones as possible, we've been exploring how to make a web browser that is AR capable, so almost ...

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  • Searches up: Beach Boy gets the grade and other trends from this week

    Wouldn’t It Be Nice to get an A? Don’t Worry Baby, you’ll always have a chance to change that F. That’s what Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys did this week when he went back to his high school for extra credit, turning an “F” he received in songwriting into an “A” … 58 years later later. A wave of searches about Wilson’s academic endeavors ensued: “Brian Wilson grade change,” ...

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  • Looking beyond code to make the future work for everyone

    It’s clear that people need more options to thrive in the digital world. The next generation of workers will depend on how we evolve education and tech in the coming years. When you think of how to help our workforce thrive and find opportunities in the digital world, the first word that often comes to mind is “code.

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  • Tea time with a touch of technology

    Some of the world’s best tea is grown in the Darjeeling district of India, seen here against the backdrop of the Himalayas. Editor’s Note: As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the internet to grow, we spoke with Parvez Gupta, the co-founder of Udyan Tea in Siliguri, India, to find out how he uses technology to bring the best teas ...

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  • Using TensorFlow to keep farmers happy and cows healthy

    Editor’s Note: TensorFlow, our open source machine learning library, is just that—open to anyone. Companies, nonprofits, researchers and developers have used TensorFlow in some pretty cool ways, and we’re sharing those stories here on Keyword. Today we hear from Yasir Khokhar and Saad Ansari, founders of Connecterra, who are applying machine learning to an unexpected field: dairy farming.

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  • VMware puts its focus on Android enterprise

    Over the last year, we’ve added a number of new features to Android's modern management modes to enhance security and simplify deployment for IT admins. Our partners—leaders in the enterprise mobility ecosystem—haven’t been standing still either. We love to support and recognize the great work they’re doing to help customers adopt Android's latest capabilities.

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  • The She Word: going behind hardware design with Ivy Ross

    Editor’s Note: The She Word is a Keyword series all about powerful, dynamic and creative women at Google. Intrigued by the unique aesthetic of Google’s new family of hardware devices released in October, we sat down with the woman who leads the design team: Ivy Ross. In the interview below, she shares with us how she approaches design at work, and life outside of work.

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  • Exploring art (through selfies) with Google Arts & Culture

    The Google Arts & Culture platform hosts millions of artifacts and pieces of art, ranging from prehistory to the contemporary, shared by museums across the world. But the prospect of exploring all that art can be daunting. To make it easier, we dreamt up a fun solution: connect people to art by way of a fundamental artistic pursuit, the search for the self … or, in this case, the selfie.

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  • Cloud AutoML: Making AI accessible to every business

    When we both joined Google Cloud just over a year ago, we embarked on a mission to democratize AI. Our goal was to lower the barrier of entry and make AI available to the largest possible community of developers, researchers and businesses. Our Google Cloud AI team has been making good progress towards this goal.

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  • A new pathway to roles in IT Support

    Today, we’re launching the Google IT Support Professional Certificate hosted on Coursera—a first-of-its-kind online program to prepare people for roles in IT support. With no previous experience required, beginning learners can become entry-level job ready in eight to 12 months. This program is part of Grow with Google, our initiative to help people get the skills they need to find a job.

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