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Making plans? We can help.

Category: Google | May 10, 2017

Hear about an amazing event but can’t remember where to buy the tickets? Have trouble finding the right activity to do with your sister who has two toddlers? Looking for something fun to do nearby tonight? Now Google can help. Today on the Google app and mobile web in the U.S., doing a search for events brings up a clear summary of activities from sites from across the web like Eventbrite, Meetup and more, that might be just what you’re looking for.  

To try it, type in a quick search like, “jazz concerts in Austin,” or “art events this weekend” on your phone. With a single tap, you’ll see at-a-glance details about various options, like the event title, date and time, and location. You can tap “more events” to see additional options. Once you find one that’s up your alley, tap it to find more details or buy tickets directly from the website.

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You can also look up events over different time periods, simply tap on filters like “today”, “tomorrow”, “next week” and more. And if you’re feeling open to more options, you can also try typing “events near me” to see what’s happening around the corner. After all, who knows what fun activities await?

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And for all the event creators out there, check out our developer guidelines to see how you can ensure people see your listings when they’re looking for activities and events on Google.  

We hope this update helps you make FOMO a thing of the past. You’ve got plans to make!

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Create your own Street View imagery with new 360 cameras

Category: Google | May 10, 2017

Spring is my favorite time of year. The flowers are blooming and my local farmers market begins to buzz with smiling faces and seasonal produce. On my recent trip, I took a bunch of pictures and was eager to invite my family who lives on the other side of the globe to wander through my local farmers market. Flipping through static photos doesn’t quite bring it to life—you really want others to feel what it was like to shop perfect produce in the sunshine.

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Farmers Market – Mountain View, California

Today we’re announcing a simple way to share your perspective, with a new “street view ready” certification standard integrated with 20 new 360-degree cameras coming to market in 2017. Whether you’re sharing your experience at a local market or on your recent vacation, publishing high-quality, interactive imagery no longer requires significant time and effort—all you have to do is get one of the cameras, download the Street View app and start creating. You can walk, run, bike, drive—even ride a horse—while we do the heavy lifting of connecting each frame of your video into a traditional, interactive Street View experience.

The cameras, which will be released over the coming months, all meet one of four new “Street View ready” standards, giving you the flexibility to choose the best way to upload imagery based on your interests.

  • Street View mobile ready: 360 cameras that can publish Street View directly from a mobile app—without requiring a desktop workflow

  • Street View auto ready: 360 cameras tailored for vehicle-based collection with the highest accuracy

  • Street View vr ready: 360 cameras or systems that collect geometry in addition to generating sets of connected 360 photos

  • Street View workflow ready: Publishing tools (sometimes bundled with cameras) that can upload to Street View accounts

To learn more about each of our Street View ready standards, visit our developer website. In addition, many industry partners will be debuting their Street View ready hardware and desktop applications this week at our Street View Summit in Tokyo, Japan.

Street View Ready Partners

Cameras and publishing apps are being prepared for certification under any of our four new standards

These tools are for anyone. Whether you’re an avid traveler or a professional photographer enrolled in our Street View trusted photographer program, Street View ready will give you what you need to recreate a place or space and invite others in.

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We’ve reached over 1 million UK students with Google Expeditions

Category: Google | May 10, 2017

For the past eight months, we’ve been on a mission to bring virtual reality experiences into classrooms all across the UK. Launched in September 2016, the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program set out to bring virtual reality field trips to over 1,000,000 UK pupils and open their eyes to places and environments they are unable to see otherwise. To date, the team has visited 3,000+ schools in more than 430 cities and towns, from Leicester to Edinburgh to Port Talbot.

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Students enjoying one of over 600 expeditions now available in the app.

We also teamed up with Google Arts & Culture and partners like The British Museum, English Heritage and Westminster Abbey to add more than 150 expeditions tailored to the UK curriculum, taking the total number of tours now offer in the app to over 600.

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An underwater world brought to life, where you can explore the depths looking for the famous “Nessie.”

Ongoing feedback from teachers continues to help us improve the product, from building lessons tailored to the curriculum, to running teacher training events on how to incorporate Expeditions into effective lesson planning.

It’s a tool that makes lesson planning easier and engages pupils right from the start.

Jon Duffy

Computer Science teacher

New content is continually being launched on the app. Starting today, teachers and students can explore 20 new destinations from Loch Ness—taking the time to scour the renowned site for its infamous monster— to Exploring Roman Baths, where students can tour one of the UK’s most interesting landmarks.

The Expeditions Pioneer Program will visit UK schools until the end of May 2017. However, if we’re not visiting your school, you can still make the most of these tours by downloading Google Expeditions on iOS or Android and following these simple instructions.

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We’ve reached over 1 million UK students with Google Expeditions

Category: Google | May 10, 2017

For the past eight months, we’ve been on a mission to bring virtual reality experiences into classrooms all across the UK. Launched in September 2016, the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program set out to bring virtual reality field trips to over 1,000,000 UK pupils and open their eyes to places and environments they are unable to see otherwise. To date, the team has visited 3,000+ schools in more than 430 cities and towns, from Leicester to Edinburgh to Port Talbot.

Twickenham Prep School_students.jpg

Students enjoying one of over 600 expeditions now available in the app.

We also teamed up with Google Arts & Culture and partners like The British Museum, English Heritage and Westminster Abbey to add more than 150 expeditions tailored to the UK curriculum, taking the total number of tours now offer in the app to over 600.

LochNess2.jpg

An underwater world brought to life, where you can explore the depths looking for the famous “Nessie.”

Ongoing feedback from teachers continues to help us improve the product, from building lessons tailored to the curriculum, to running teacher training events on how to incorporate Expeditions into effective lesson planning.

It’s a tool that makes lesson planning easier and engages pupils right from the start.

Jon Duffy

Computer Science teacher

New content is continually being launched on the app. Starting today, teachers and students can explore 20 new destinations from Loch Ness—taking the time to scour the renowned site for its infamous monster— to Exploring Roman Baths, where students can tour one of the UK’s most interesting landmarks.

The Expeditions Pioneer Program will visit UK schools until the end of May 2017. However, if we’re not visiting your school, you can still make the most of these tours by downloading Google Expeditions on iOS or Android and following these simple instructions.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/75yYdCT7xxk/

Create your own Street View imagery with new 360 cameras

Category: Google | May 10, 2017

Spring is my favorite time of year. The flowers are blooming and my local farmers market begins to buzz with smiling faces and seasonal produce. On my recent trip, I took a bunch of pictures and was eager to invite my family who lives on the other side of the globe to wander through my local farmers market. Flipping through static photos doesn’t quite bring it to life—you really want others to feel what it was like to shop perfect produce in the sunshine.

Famers Market

Farmers Market – Mountain View, California

Today we’re announcing a simple way to share your perspective, with a new “street view ready” certification standard integrated with 20 new 360-degree cameras coming to market in 2017. Whether you’re sharing your experience at a local market or on your recent vacation, publishing high-quality, interactive imagery no longer requires significant time and effort—all you have to do is get one of the cameras, download the Street View app and start creating. You can walk, run, bike, drive—even ride a horse—while we do the heavy lifting of connecting each frame of your video into a traditional, interactive Street View experience.

The cameras, which will be released over the coming months, all meet one of four new “Street View ready” standards, giving you the flexibility to choose the best way to upload imagery based on your interests.

  • Street View mobile ready: 360 cameras that can publish Street View directly from a mobile app—without requiring a desktop workflow

  • Street View auto ready: 360 cameras tailored for vehicle-based collection with the highest accuracy

  • Street View vr ready: 360 cameras or systems that collect geometry in addition to generating sets of connected 360 photos

  • Street View workflow ready: Publishing tools (sometimes bundled with cameras) that can upload to Street View accounts

To learn more about each of our Street View ready standards, visit our developer website. In addition, many industry partners will be debuting their Street View ready hardware and desktop applications this week at our Street View Summit in Tokyo, Japan.

Street View Ready Partners

Cameras and publishing apps are being prepared for certification under any of our four new standards

These tools are for anyone. Whether you’re an avid traveler or a professional photographer enrolled in our Street View trusted photographer program, Street View ready will give you what you need to recreate a place or space and invite others in.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/_NNcu0sWaRw/

Journey into space with women astronauts and “Dot of Light”

Category: Google | May 9, 2017

“I could just look at this beautiful landscape of shiny little dots and this black background and think about all the worlds that could be out there waiting for me to discover them.”

So says astronaut Anousheh Ansari in “Dot of Light,” a new film from writer and director Eliza McNitt, produced in collaboration with Google.

“Dot of Light” tells the story of three women and their pioneering journeys to outer space, using archival footage alongside intimate interviews with Kathryn D. Sullivan, Nicole Stott and Anousheh Ansari. The film incorporates footage captured with Pixel, and is part of a collaboration between McNitt and Google that also includes new limited edition Live Case designs inspired by women astronauts and our collective dream of travelling beyond the stars.

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Nicole Stott

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The Live Case designs were inspired by artist Eliza McNitt’s conversations with these women astronauts. She says: “The images represent the wonder in the universe that we’ve discovered and the worlds we dream of one day visiting.”

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Writer and director Eliza McNitt

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Dr. Kathryn Sullivan

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This design was inspired by Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the first American astronaut to float in space. As a a young girl in the 1960s, Jacques Cousteau and the space race were inspiring to Dr. Sullivan: “How does it come to be that some people get to have have this kind of adventure in their life. I wonder if I can ever figure out how to have that in my life?”

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Anousheh Ansari

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This design is inspired by Anousheh Ansari’s description of her experience of the “overview effect,” listening to Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major” as she watched thunderstorms light up Earth’s skies.

Watch the film above to travel out of this world and see the Earth from space—and through the eyes of these notable women.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/KkU8pBZwPSA/

Journey into space with women astronauts and “Dot of Light”

Category: Google | May 9, 2017

“I could just look at this beautiful landscape of shiny little dots and this black background and think about all the worlds that could be out there waiting for me to discover them.”

So says astronaut Anousheh Ansari in “Dot of Light,” a new film from writer and director Eliza McNitt, produced in collaboration with Google.

“Dot of Light” tells the story of three women and their pioneering journeys to outer space, using archival footage alongside intimate interviews with Kathryn D. Sullivan, Nicole Stott and Anousheh Ansari. The film incorporates footage captured with Pixel, and is part of a collaboration between McNitt and Google that also includes new limited edition Live Case designs inspired by women astronauts and our collective dream of travelling beyond the stars.

Portrait_Nicole Stott.png

Nicole Stott

McNitt_1200x630_group_05.jpg

The Live Case designs were inspired by artist Eliza McNitt’s conversations with these women astronauts. She says: “The images represent the wonder in the universe that we’ve discovered and the worlds we dream of one day visiting.”

Portrait_Eliza McNitt.png

Writer and director Eliza McNitt

Portrait_Kathy Sullivan.png

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan

McNitt_1200x630_06.jpg

This design was inspired by Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the first American astronaut to float in space. As a a young girl in the 1960s, Jacques Cousteau and the space race were inspiring to Dr. Sullivan: “How does it come to be that some people get to have have this kind of adventure in their life. I wonder if I can ever figure out how to have that in my life?”

Portrait_Anouseh Ansari.png

Anousheh Ansari

McNitt_1200x630_01.jpg

This design is inspired by Anousheh Ansari’s description of her experience of the “overview effect,” listening to Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major” as she watched thunderstorms light up Earth’s skies.

Watch the film above to travel out of this world and see the Earth from space—and through the eyes of these notable women.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/AmASpX7n-rg/

Chrome OS joins forces with VMware to accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks in the enterprise

Category: Google | May 9, 2017

From using Windows to web to mobile apps, our Chrome OS enterprise customers will now benefit from an extended partnership with VMware, which we announced today at Dell EMC World. The collaboration includes integration with VMware Workspace ONE, allowing customers to easily and securely deploy applications on Chrome OS devices.

Workspace ONE adds to the existing security of Chrome devices, which are designed with security in mind from boot up to shut down. Multiple layers of protection are built in to every Chromebook, ranging from encrypted data and platform storage, a Verified Boot process, sandboxing of all applications and security modules such as TPM chips. With the combined forces of Workspace ONE and Chrome OS, that security extends to virtualized applications to run your business.

Dell Chromebook VMware Workspace ONE

Workers gain access to more work applications through VMware Horizon desktop virtualization along with an added bonus: one click authentication and application management. Workspace ONE on Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices simplifies the secure login process with SSO, or single sign on. Employees can then access the applications they need to get work done through a managed software catalog.

Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware says “We believe the combination of VMware Workspace ONE and Chrome OS will provide increased security and accessibility to applications for customers using the platform. This is just the first step in our collaboration on this platform with more to come.”

IDC estimates that by 2018, 25% of Fortune 500 companies will have IT-supported Chromebooks deployed in their organization thanks to the speed, simplicity and shareability of secure Chromebooks. Find out why and learn more about how Chrome device security combined with simple to manage devices and the new Workspace ONE solution can empower your workforce today.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/wx2rsBPJ0AY/

Chrome OS joins forces with VMware to accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks in the enterprise

Category: Google | May 9, 2017

From using Windows to web to mobile apps, our Chrome OS enterprise customers will now benefit from an extended partnership with VMware, which we announced today at Dell EMC World. The collaboration includes integration with VMware Workspace ONE, allowing customers to easily and securely deploy applications on Chrome OS devices.

Workspace ONE adds to the existing security of Chrome devices, which are designed with security in mind from boot up to shut down. Multiple layers of protection are built in to every Chromebook, ranging from encrypted data and platform storage, a Verified Boot process, sandboxing of all applications and security modules such as TPM chips. With the combined forces of Workspace ONE and Chrome OS, that security extends to virtualized applications to run your business.

Dell Chromebook VMware Workspace ONE

Workers gain access to more work applications through VMware Horizon desktop virtualization along with an added bonus: one click authentication and application management. Workspace ONE on Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices simplifies the secure login process with SSO, or single sign on. Employees can then access the applications they need to get work done through a managed software catalog.

Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware says “We believe the combination of VMware Workspace ONE and Chrome OS will provide increased security and accessibility to applications for customers using the platform. This is just the first step in our collaboration on this platform with more to come.”

IDC estimates that by 2018, 25% of Fortune 500 companies will have IT-supported Chromebooks deployed in their organization thanks to the speed, simplicity and shareability of secure Chromebooks. Find out why and learn more about how Chrome device security combined with simple to manage devices and the new Workspace ONE solution can empower your workforce today.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/LJq1HgkIBXU/

How the World Bank is mobilizing their workforce with Android

Category: Google | May 9, 2017

Since formally launching enterprise support in Android two years ago, we’ve seen an explosion in the way companies are using mobile devices to evolve their businesses.

The World Bank Group, which provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries, was one of the first to mobilize their workforce with Android’s built-in enterprise features. With about 30% of their employees traveling at a given time, productivity on-the-go is critical for the Washington D.C.-based institution. After adopting the enterprise features, the World Bank has been able to provide a full set of internal and third-party mobile apps through the managed Google Play Store, allowing employees to work from anywhere. All applications are delivered and configured automatically through Google Play, so users don’t need to set up apps.

Employees have a choice between corporate-provisioned or personally-enabled Android phones that provide users with first-class mobile-enhanced capabilities. By using Android’s work profile and VPN support, employees can access sensitive data and keep it secure and separate from personal information. And with the availability of dual SIM devices, many users have been able to ditch a second device and work with one Android phone to communicate abroad and at home.

The native capabilities in Android allow the World Bank to manage its devices through our partner MobileIron in a consistent way, reducing complexity and the cost of support. As part of their migration to modern enterprise management APIs and the managed Google Play Store, they’re able to follow Android’s enterprise best practices for secure deployments, such as blocking installation of apps from unknown sources.

The World Bank is a leading example of how organizations can leverage the built-in enterprise features in Android to securely expand mobility and make employees more productive. 

To learn about the enterprise and security features in Android and how they can work for your organization, check out MobileIron Live this week in Santa Clara or MobileIron Live in Berlin June 1-2, where Android leaders will be presenting in various keynote and technical track discussions.

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