Human trafficking, the narcotics trade and weapons smuggling all have one major thing in common: Their ill-gotten proceeds feed conflict, instability and repression worldwide. Out of all of these, human trafficking is perhaps the most devastating, enslaving nearly 21 million people and generating at least $32 billion of illicit profits every year.
This is the third post in a series profiling Googlers who facilitate classes as part of our g2g program, in which Googlers teach, share and learn from each other. Regardless of role, level or location, g2g’s community-based approach makes it possible for all Googlers to take advantage of a variety of learning opportunities.
From time to time we invite guests to post about items or interest and are pleased to have Mister Tamotsu Baba, Mayor of Namie-machi, Fukushima, Japan, join us here. – Ed.
For the past four years, Google has sponsored an initiative called Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) . The mission of this aptly named collaboration is simple: to bring computer science professional development to educators through hands-on workshops.
From cracking the human genome to advancing medical research through computer games , British social entrepreneurs have a proud history of using technology to make the world a better place. Last year, we launched the Global Impact Awards to support nonprofits using technology to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.
There are few places (if any) in the world where you could find urban art, zoomorphic whistles* and Hungarian poetry in a single place—except, of course, on the Internet. Today 30 new partners are joining the Google Art Project , contributing nearly 2,000 diverse works including contemporary art from Latin America , ancient art from China , rare Japanese paintings and Palaeolithic flint heads from Spain .
Every day we all see, hear or think of things we need to remember. Usually we grab a pad of sticky-notes, scribble a reminder and put it on the desk, the fridge or the relevant page of a magazine.
Last month , the Web Speech API brought voice recognition to Chrome users in more than 30 languages. We thought it would be fun to demonstrate this new technology by using an old one: silent film.
Most of us have a bucket list of the places we want to visit in our lifetime. If you’re like me, the list is pretty long—to be honest I’d be lucky to get to all of mine.
Today marks the debut of the new Think Insights , Google’s hub for marketing insights and inspiration for advertisers and agencies. On google.com/think , you can learn about the latest research in digital marketing, be inspired by creative brand campaigns, and find useful products and tools.