Today is International Dance Day , a celebration of a universal art form that spans cultures and countries. But dancing isn’t just limited to holidays.
When we started holding our Big Tent events in London two years ago , we wanted to stir up lively conversation about some of the hot topics relating to the Internet and society. After all, the political meaning of a “big tent” is to attract diverse viewpoints to come together in one place.
On Tuesday, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its list of 2013 elected members . We’re proud to congratulate Peter Norvig , director of research, and Arun Majumdar , vice president for energy; two Googlers who are among the new members elected this year.
Three years ago when we launched the Transparency Report , we said we hoped it would shine some light on the scale and scope of government requests for censorship and data around the globe. Today, for the seventh time, we’re releasing new numbers showing requests from governments to remove content from our services.
CUPERTINO, California—April 24, 2013—Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 10 through June 14 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At the five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, enabling them to create incredible new apps with innovative features.
CUPERTINO, California—April 23, 2013—Apple® today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a significant increase to the Company’s program to return capital to shareholders. The Company expects to utilize a total of $100 billion of cash under the expanded program by the end of calendar 2015.
Whether you’re planning a summer vacation to visit the Colosseum or exploring potential neighborhoods for your next move, Street View gives you instant access to the places you want to see—even before you leave the house. We launched Street View in 2007 in five U.S.
Last year, while hosting the White House Science Fair, President Obama said , “If you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House. Well, if you’re a young person and you produce the best experiment or design, the best hardware or software, you ought to be recognized for that achievement, too.” We agree—and we think the best science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers who inspire those young people should be honored and supported as well.
If you’re a university student with CS chops looking to earn real-world experience this summer, consider writing code for a cool open source project with the Google Summer of Code program. Over the past eight years more than 6,000 students have “graduated” from this global program, working with almost 400 different open source projects.
It’s no surprise that Google appreciates engineers. And this Earth Day, we’re looking at some of our favorite engineers from nature to see how they can teach us to treat the environment better.