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A new generation of Chromebooks, designed to work with millions of apps

Category: Google | Jan 4, 2017

Last year at Google I/O, we shared our plans for bringing the Google Play store to Chromebooks.  Today we’re excited to announce that we’re working with Samsung to launch the first Chromebooks built from the ground up for Android apps: the Samsung Chromebook Pro and the Samsung Chromebook Plus.

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These new Chromebooks offer greater mobility, together with all your favorite apps, so you can use Chromebooks in entirely new ways. Top apps for productivity like Slack™ help you get more done. When you want to play, you can enjoy popular games like Plants vs. Zombies Heroes™ on the high-resolution, large touch screen.  And with apps like Google Play Movies and Spotify™, you can download movies, shows and music to keep watching or listening when you’re on the go.

Thin and lightweight, the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus are easily convertible from a laptop with a full keyboard to a tablet that’s comfortable to hold at only 2.38 lbs. In addition to a Quad HD high-resolution touch screen, these devices are the first Chromebooks to come with a built-in pen. This pen can be used with apps like Samsung ArtCanvas™ to make detailed drawing easy and fun.  And you can not only capture handwritten notes but also search them with Google Keep.

All the great Chromebook features, like simple automatic updates and built-in virus protection, haven’t changed. You can also run multiple apps at the same time — online or offline — helping you enjoy all the entertainment and productivity from Google Play apps anytime and anywhere.  

The Samsung Chromebook Pro, featuring an  Intel® Core™m3 processor, will be available in April.  The Samsung Chromebook Plus with an ARM microprocessor is available for pre-order starting today and in stores in early February, starting at $449.  Learn more at BestBuy.com.

We look forward to seeing what you do with this new generation of Chromebooks!

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A new generation of Chromebooks, designed to work with millions of apps

Category: Google | Jan 4, 2017

Last year at Google I/O, we shared our plans for bringing the Google Play store to Chromebooks.  Today we’re excited to announce that we’re working with Samsung to launch the first Chromebooks built from the ground up for Android apps: the Samsung Chromebook Pro and the Samsung Chromebook Plus.

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These new Chromebooks offer greater mobility, together with all your favorite apps, so you can use Chromebooks in entirely new ways. Top apps for productivity like Slack™ help you get more done. When you want to play, you can enjoy popular games like Plants vs. Zombies Heroes™ on the high-resolution, large touch screen.  And with apps like Google Play Movies and Spotify™, you can download movies, shows and music to keep watching or listening when you’re on the go.

Thin and lightweight, the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus are easily convertible from a laptop with a full keyboard to a tablet that’s comfortable to hold at only 2.38 lbs. In addition to a Quad HD high-resolution touch screen, these devices are the first Chromebooks to come with a built-in pen. This pen can be used with apps like Samsung ArtCanvas™ to make detailed drawing easy and fun.  And you can not only capture handwritten notes but also search them with Google Keep.

All the great Chromebook features, like simple automatic updates and built-in virus protection, haven’t changed. You can also run multiple apps at the same time — online or offline — helping you enjoy all the entertainment and productivity from Google Play apps anytime and anywhere.  

The Samsung Chromebook Pro, featuring an  Intel® Core™m3 processor, will be available in April.  The Samsung Chromebook Plus with an ARM microprocessor is available for pre-order starting today and in stores in early February, starting at $449.  Learn more at BestBuy.com.

We look forward to seeing what you do with this new generation of Chromebooks!

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Introducing the Tilt Brush Artist in Residence Program

Category: Google | Jan 4, 2017

When your paintbrush and canvas have as many possibilities as your imagination, amazing things can happen.

Tilt Brush, a virtual reality app from Google, lets you paint in three-dimensional space, walk around your brush strokes from any angle, and use fantastical materials like fire, stars and rainbows. Since we launched Tilt Brush in April, we’ve seen professional artists and everyday doodlers alike make some incredible creations.

We’ve also been working closely with more than 60 artists to help them explore their style in virtual reality as part of the Tilt Brush Artist in Residence program (AiR). Coming from a wide range of disciplines, these graffiti artists, painters, illustrators, graphic designers, dancers, concept artists, creative technologists and cartoonists have all brought their passion and talent to create some amazing art with Tilt Brush. Beginning today, you can explore the AiR site to see their creations, and we’ll be continually adding to it moving forward.

The Tilt Brush team created AiR to help artists explore the possibilities in virtual reality as a medium. But by working side by side with our engineering teams, these artists have also given feedback to inspire new features for Tilt Brush.

For example, Steve Teeple and Sougwen Chung suggested new ideas for how to export Tilt Brush sketches in new formats, making it easier to render and animate. Glen Keane, long time Disney animator, inspired the Media Library feature that lets you import 3D models into your sketches. And when Antonio Canobbio, creative director at Titmouse Animation, needed a very tapered marker for one of his pieces, we created a slimmer brush for him. Another resident artist, Peter Chan, quickly discovered the new brush and used it exclusively to paint “The Rescue,” seen below. Now anyone with Tilt Brush can use the new brush. Finally, our new YouTube export feature was a top request from artists in the AiR program.

Peter Chan - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

The Rescue by Peter Chan, Artist

Sougwen Chung - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

Sougwen Chung – Artist and Creative Technologist

Alex Hirsch - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

Alex Hirsch – Writer, Director, Voice Actor & Producer

Steve Teeps - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

Steve Teeps – Artist and Creative Technologist

There’s much more to come from Tilt Brush and our Artists in Residence. We’ll continue working with more artists over time and updating our site with what they create. If you’re using Tilt Brush, we’d love to see what you’ve made — share it with us using #TiltBrush.

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Introducing the Tilt Brush Artist in Residence Program

Category: Google | Jan 4, 2017

When your paintbrush and canvas have as many possibilities as your imagination, amazing things can happen.

Tilt Brush, a virtual reality app from Google, lets you paint in three-dimensional space, walk around your brush strokes from any angle, and use fantastical materials like fire, stars and rainbows. Since we launched Tilt Brush in April, we’ve seen professional artists and everyday doodlers alike make some incredible creations.

We’ve also been working closely with more than 60 artists to help them explore their style in virtual reality as part of the Tilt Brush Artist in Residence program (AiR). Coming from a wide range of disciplines, these graffiti artists, painters, illustrators, graphic designers, dancers, concept artists, creative technologists and cartoonists have all brought their passion and talent to create some amazing art with Tilt Brush. Beginning today, you can explore the AiR site to see their creations, and we’ll be continually adding to it moving forward.

The Tilt Brush team created AiR to help artists explore the possibilities in virtual reality as a medium. But by working side by side with our engineering teams, these artists have also given feedback to inspire new features for Tilt Brush.

For example, Steve Teeple and Sougwen Chung suggested new ideas for how to export Tilt Brush sketches in new formats, making it easier to render and animate. Glen Keane, long time Disney animator, inspired the Media Library feature that lets you import 3D models into your sketches. And when Antonio Canobbio, creative director at Titmouse Animation, needed a very tapered marker for one of his pieces, we created a slimmer brush for him. Another resident artist, Peter Chan, quickly discovered the new brush and used it exclusively to paint “The Rescue,” seen below. Now anyone with Tilt Brush can use the new brush. Finally, our new YouTube export feature was a top request from artists in the AiR program.

Peter Chan - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

The Rescue by Peter Chan, Artist

Sougwen Chung - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

Sougwen Chung – Artist and Creative Technologist

Alex Hirsch - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

Alex Hirsch – Writer, Director, Voice Actor & Producer

Steve Teeps - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

Steve Teeps – Artist and Creative Technologist

There’s much more to come from Tilt Brush and our Artists in Residence. We’ll continue working with more artists over time and updating our site with what they create. If you’re using Tilt Brush, we’d love to see what you’ve made — share it with us using #TiltBrush.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/xvqsaZZcibo/

Introducing the Tilt Brush Artist in Residence Program

Category: Google | Jan 4, 2017

When your paintbrush and canvas have as many possibilities as your imagination, amazing things can happen.

Tilt Brush, a virtual reality app from Google, lets you paint in three-dimensional space, walk around your brush strokes from any angle, and use fantastical materials like fire, stars and rainbows. Since we launched Tilt Brush in April, we’ve seen professional artists and everyday doodlers alike make some incredible creations.

We’ve also been working closely with more than 60 artists to help them explore their style in virtual reality as part of the Tilt Brush Artist in Residence program (AiR). Coming from a wide range of disciplines, these graffiti artists, painters, illustrators, graphic designers, dancers, concept artists, creative technologists and cartoonists have all brought their passion and talent to create some amazing art with Tilt Brush. Beginning today, you can explore the AiR site to see their creations, and we’ll be continually adding to it moving forward.

The Tilt Brush team created AiR to help artists explore the possibilities in virtual reality as a medium. But by working side by side with our engineering teams, these artists have also given feedback to inspire new features for Tilt Brush.

For example, Steve Teeple and Sougwen Chung suggested new ideas for how to export Tilt Brush sketches in new formats, making it easier to render and animate. Glen Keane, long time Disney animator, inspired the Media Library feature that lets you import 3D models into your sketches. And when Antonio Canobbio, creative director at Titmouse Animation, needed a very tapered marker for one of his pieces, we created a slimmer brush for him. Another resident artist, Peter Chan, quickly discovered the new brush and used it exclusively to paint “The Rescue,” seen below. Now anyone with Tilt Brush can use the new brush. Finally, our new YouTube export feature was a top request from artists in the AiR program.

Peter Chan - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

The Rescue by Peter Chan, Artist

Sougwen Chung - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

Sougwen Chung – Artist and Creative Technologist

Alex Hirsch - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

Alex Hirsch – Writer, Director, Voice Actor & Producer

Steve Teeps - Tilt Brush Artist in Residence

Steve Teeps – Artist and Creative Technologist

There’s much more to come from Tilt Brush and our Artists in Residence. We’ll continue working with more artists over time and updating our site with what they create. If you’re using Tilt Brush, we’d love to see what you’ve made — share it with us using #TiltBrush.

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2016 Year in Review

Category: Google | Dec 30, 2016

2016 was a year of many things – changes, challenges and opportunities. But above all else, 2016 was a year where you continued your work to change the world; to bring the world a little closer to finding common ground amongst peace, progress, and innovation.

As 2016 comes to a close, Google for Nonprofits took one final opportunity to reflect on a year past and look forward to the year ahead.  So without further ado, here are the top posts from 2016 from your friends at Google for Nonprofits.

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From LA to Tokyo: YouTube Spaces opens production studios to nonprofits free of charge

From LA to London, Tokyo to Mumbai, Berlin to São Paulo, YouTube Spaces empower nonprofits by providing them exclusive access to the best production resources around — all at no cost. All enrolled nonprofits with 1,000 or more subscribers are now eligible to apply for production access at YouTube Spaces.

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Unlocking your nonprofit’s data insights: Linking Ad Grants and Google Analytics

So you’re using AdGrants – our in-kind advertising solution for nonprofits which allows you to run text ads on Google Search – and you’re looking for more insights? Google Analytics is your go-to tool for providing insights into user behavior, which can be used to inform Google AdGrants, as well as website optimization. By syncing data and using AdGrants & Analytics in tandem, you can boost the quality of traffic reaching your site and increase the chance of visitors completing a meaningful action on your NGO’s page.

Benefits of Linking your Google Analytics and Adwords Accounts

Four ways to keep your nonprofit safe & secure online

“How do we keep our nonprofit (and the community we serve) safe and secure online?” In 2016, we partnered with Google’s User Advocacy Group to share four smart tips to keep your nonprofit, your users, and you safe online.

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What do you and your nonprofit want to learn in the new year? Leave a comment below, and we’ll work on learning together in 2017.

Lastly, we so appreciate all nonprofits’ unwavering dedication to changing the world. We wish all nonprofits and their communities a peaceful holiday season and a joyful new year.

To see if your nonprofit is eligible to participate, review the Google for Nonprofits eligibility guidelines. Google for Nonprofits offers organizations like yours free access to Google tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Ad Grants, YouTube for Nonprofits and more. These tools can help you reach new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and tell your nonprofit’s story. Learn more and enroll here.

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2016 Year in Review

Category: Google | Dec 30, 2016

2016 was a year of many things – changes, challenges and opportunities. But above all else, 2016 was a year where you continued your work to change the world; to bring the world a little closer to finding common ground amongst peace, progress, and innovation.

As 2016 comes to a close, Google for Nonprofits took one final opportunity to reflect on a year past and look forward to the year ahead.  So without further ado, here are the top posts from 2016 from your friends at Google for Nonprofits.

Screen Shot 2016-12-22 at 3.54.11 PM.png

From LA to Tokyo: YouTube Spaces opens production studios to nonprofits free of charge

From LA to London, Tokyo to Mumbai, Berlin to São Paulo, YouTube Spaces empower nonprofits by providing them exclusive access to the best production resources around — all at no cost. All enrolled nonprofits with 1,000 or more subscribers are now eligible to apply for production access at YouTube Spaces.

Screen Shot 2016-12-22 at 3.54.53 PM.png

Unlocking your nonprofit’s data insights: Linking Ad Grants and Google Analytics

So you’re using AdGrants – our in-kind advertising solution for nonprofits which allows you to run text ads on Google Search – and you’re looking for more insights? Google Analytics is your go-to tool for providing insights into user behavior, which can be used to inform Google AdGrants, as well as website optimization. By syncing data and using AdGrants & Analytics in tandem, you can boost the quality of traffic reaching your site and increase the chance of visitors completing a meaningful action on your NGO’s page.

Benefits of Linking your Google Analytics and Adwords Accounts

Four ways to keep your nonprofit safe & secure online

“How do we keep our nonprofit (and the community we serve) safe and secure online?” In 2016, we partnered with Google’s User Advocacy Group to share four smart tips to keep your nonprofit, your users, and you safe online.

safety_security_g4np.width-600.png

What do you and your nonprofit want to learn in the new year? Leave a comment below, and we’ll work on learning together in 2017.

Lastly, we so appreciate all nonprofits’ unwavering dedication to changing the world. We wish all nonprofits and their communities a peaceful holiday season and a joyful new year.

To see if your nonprofit is eligible to participate, review the Google for Nonprofits eligibility guidelines. Google for Nonprofits offers organizations like yours free access to Google tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Ad Grants, YouTube for Nonprofits and more. These tools can help you reach new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and tell your nonprofit’s story. Learn more and enroll here.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/oA2OGEqMxa0/

2016 Year in Review

Category: Google | Dec 30, 2016

2016 was a year of many things – changes, challenges and opportunities. But above all else, 2016 was a year where you continued your work to change the world; to bring the world a little closer to finding common ground amongst peace, progress, and innovation.

As 2016 comes to a close, Google for Nonprofits took one final opportunity to reflect on a year past and look forward to the year ahead.  So without further ado, here are the top posts from 2016 from your friends at Google for Nonprofits.

Screen Shot 2016-12-22 at 3.54.11 PM.png

From LA to Tokyo: YouTube Spaces opens production studios to nonprofits free of charge

From LA to London, Tokyo to Mumbai, Berlin to São Paulo, YouTube Spaces empower nonprofits by providing them exclusive access to the best production resources around — all at no cost. All enrolled nonprofits with 1,000 or more subscribers are now eligible to apply for production access at YouTube Spaces.

Screen Shot 2016-12-22 at 3.54.53 PM.png

Unlocking your nonprofit’s data insights: Linking Ad Grants and Google Analytics

So you’re using AdGrants – our in-kind advertising solution for nonprofits which allows you to run text ads on Google Search – and you’re looking for more insights? Google Analytics is your go-to tool for providing insights into user behavior, which can be used to inform Google AdGrants, as well as website optimization. By syncing data and using AdGrants & Analytics in tandem, you can boost the quality of traffic reaching your site and increase the chance of visitors completing a meaningful action on your NGO’s page.

Benefits of Linking your Google Analytics and Adwords Accounts

Four ways to keep your nonprofit safe & secure online

“How do we keep our nonprofit (and the community we serve) safe and secure online?” In 2016, we partnered with Google’s User Advocacy Group to share four smart tips to keep your nonprofit, your users, and you safe online.

safety_security_g4np.width-600.png

What do you and your nonprofit want to learn in the new year? Leave a comment below, and we’ll work on learning together in 2017.

Lastly, we so appreciate all nonprofits’ unwavering dedication to changing the world. We wish all nonprofits and their communities a peaceful holiday season and a joyful new year.

To see if your nonprofit is eligible to participate, review the Google for Nonprofits eligibility guidelines. Google for Nonprofits offers organizations like yours free access to Google tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Ad Grants, YouTube for Nonprofits and more. These tools can help you reach new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and tell your nonprofit’s story. Learn more and enroll here.

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Santa Tracker: ready for take-off

Category: Google | Dec 24, 2016

For the last 23 days the residents of the North Pole have been working day and night to help Santa Claus get ready for his big flight. And if you’ve stopped by Santa’s Village this month, you know the elves are coding, geography and dancing machines!

Now the time has come to #TrackSanta on his round-the-world mission with Donner, Cupid, Comet and Vixen (Rudolph and the other reindeer too). 

Starting today you can follow Kris Kringle around the world as he delivers presents to all the good boys and girls. Get a front-row seat to the show using AndroidGoogle Maps or Google.com. You can also stream Santa’s journey on your TV using Chromecast.

Santa Tracker on devices

Happy holidays from the Google elves at the North Pole!

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Santa Tracker: ready for take-off

Category: Google | Dec 24, 2016

For the last 23 days the residents of the North Pole have been working day and night to help Santa Claus get ready for his big flight. And if you’ve stopped by Santa’s Village this month, you know the elves are coding, geography and dancing machines!

Now the time has come to #TrackSanta on his round-the-world mission with Donner, Cupid, Comet and Vixen (Rudolph and the other reindeer too). 

Starting today you can follow Kris Kringle around the world as he delivers presents to all the good boys and girls. Get a front-row seat to the show using AndroidGoogle Maps or Google.com. You can also stream Santa’s journey on your TV using Chromecast.

Santa Tracker on devices

Happy holidays from the Google elves at the North Pole!

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