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Tipping the scales of success: Indonesia’s Durian Guy finds a new hungry audience online

Category: Google | Nov 24, 2016

Since going online, Ucok Durian, or “Durian Guy,” has gone from selling 100 kg of Indonesia’s famous Medan durian at their stall everyday to nearly 40 tons a month. As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the Internet to grow their business, we spoke with Ananda Perwira, Ucok Durian’s marketing director (and brother to founder Johan Hasibuan), to find out how this startup is rapidly expanding across the Indonesian archipelago.

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Brothers Johan (l) and Ananda (r) of Ucok Durian (photo courtesy of Ucok Durian)

Tell us your story. How did Ucok Durian begin?
My brother, Johan Hasibuan, began peddling durians nearly 20 years ago. I’ve always loved durians, so when I realized how hard it is to find Medan durians outside of Medan, I figured I’d join him and develop the business. Since I came onboard earlier this year, my sister, parents and other relatives have also joined. Now it’s a family business. 

What inspired you to begin selling durians online?
Using Google’s Keyword Planner, I noticed that “durian Medan” is a popular search term on the Internet, but despite this, very few traders have a website selling durians online. I saw an opportunity and went for it. We built the ucokdurian.id website on WordPress and Hostinger, a free website hosting service. The website theme and plugins we use also are free. 

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Image courtesy of Ucok Durian

That’s a great use of free resources. How else has the Internet helped your business? 
Before going online, we were only able to sell 100 kilograms of durian per day. We’d seen the impact that the Internet has had on many other businesses, but never imagined what it could do for a perishable product like ours. Today, thanks to the new customers we’ve found over the Internet, we’re reaching almost 40 tons a month. That’s 12 times more than we used to sell just a year ago! 

Wow, congratulations.  Now that sales have taken off, what is the farthest place to which you have mailed a durian? 

As a result of this growth, we’ve opened two warehouse distribution centers in Jakarta just this past September. These enable us to send Medan durians nearly 7,500km away, to Jayapura, the capital of Papua, which is Indonesia’s easternmost province. We also get orders from Malaysia, Singapore, and even as far as Saudi Arabia and the United States. We’re now working on ways to fulfill these orders, so we hope to start shipping overseas soon. 

Ucok Durian founder Johan

Ucok Durian’s founder Johan says Medan durians from North Sumatra are loved for their unique bittersweet taste and are known as a delicacy across the country (photo courtesy of Ucok Durian) 

Ucok Durian team

Photo courtesy of Ucok Durian 

Durians from Medan

Photo courtesy of Ucok Durian 

What advice do you have for entrepreneurs seeking to take their business online? 
In the beginning, I wasn’t too confident that bringing the business online would be successful. I’d been thinking about it since 2015, but only took action in 2016. Why? Because I was afraid to fail. However, I also knew that if I didn’t try, I would ensure my failure. 

I have just five tips for people who are starting a business online: 

  1. Help people. Don’t start your business for money. Do it because you want to provide solutions for people. Make it easier for people to get products or services they need. 
  2. Think global, act local. To start your business, you don’t have to build a rocket like Elon Musk does. See something simple that has potential around you. 
  3. Read. I never attended marketing school. However, I consider myself a digital marketing geek. The Internet provides everything you need, so Google it and just read. 
  4. Continuous improvements. You stop, you die. Try to improve something everyday, even if it’s just 1% better than yesterday. 
  5. Be grateful. Don’t be cocky with what you have (intelligence, experience, wealth…). Success is temporary unless you’re willing to keep working at it. 

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Celebrate the weekend with BuzzFeed stickers in Google Allo

Category: Google | Nov 23, 2016

For many of us, Thanksgiving brings back memories of catching up with family and stuffing our face with turkey. It’s also a time when we return home and revisit old friends, habits and favorite spots. To help you celebrate all aspects of Thanksgiving, today we’re unveiling a new BuzzFeed sticker pack in Google Allo featuring artwork by BuzzFeed illustrator Kevin Valente.

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Each sticker is animated, helping you say exactly what you mean in a way only BuzzFeed can. So if you’re going out with old friends or just being lazy at home, these stickers got your back during every blissful moment of this long weekend. Whether that’s:

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That feeling when you have the day off to eat turkey

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Back to reality on Monday :(

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Our BuzzFeed sticker pack is available starting today, and you can download it from the sticker store in Google Allo on Android and iOS.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/pnWyEGdt74I/

Celebrate the weekend with BuzzFeed stickers in Google Allo

Category: Google | Nov 23, 2016

For many of us, Thanksgiving brings back memories of catching up with family and stuffing our face with turkey. It’s also a time when we return home and revisit old friends, habits and favorite spots. To help you celebrate all aspects of Thanksgiving, today we’re unveiling a new BuzzFeed sticker pack in Google Allo featuring artwork by BuzzFeed illustrator Kevin Valente.

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Each sticker is animated, helping you say exactly what you mean in a way only BuzzFeed can. So if you’re going out with old friends or just being lazy at home, these stickers got your back during every blissful moment of this long weekend. Whether that’s:

Old friends got me like :))))))

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That feeling when you have the day off to eat turkey

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Back to reality on Monday :(

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Our BuzzFeed sticker pack is available starting today, and you can download it from the sticker store in Google Allo on Android and iOS.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/2i6hMsWS2bg/

A totally rebuilt Sites, customer-tested and open for business

Category: Google | Nov 22, 2016

Earlier this year, we announced that a totally rebuilt version of Google Sites was on the way. Since then, we’ve worked with a set of customers through an Early Adopter Program to test the new Sites and fine tune the experience. Today, the new Google Sites is ready for all customers.

We’ve started turning customer feedback into new and improved features.  For example, some customers asked for the ability to measure how much engagement their sites were getting. You can now track site performance with Google Analytics. Other customers asked for more customization and different designs, so you can now choose between six themes to give your site the right look.

Nadia Lee, a product and change manager at Dow Jones, tested the new Sites to build a few informational sites for her teams and had this to say: “Sites is much more user friendly than other tools I’ve used, especially for non-technical people. It’s nice that I can collaborate in real-time with colleagues and see the edits they’re making. And, the final product looks clean and well-designed.”

Since its launch in 2008, Sites has made it possible for employees to build working team and project sites without writing a single line of code (no HTML, CSS or any other all-caps acronym.) But, web technologies have progressed a lot in the past decade, and the new Sites is an even more approachable way to build a site.

Sites as easy to create as a doc

Now, it’s easier than ever to create a site and add text, links, images and more with a quick cut-and-paste, or simply drag-and-drop to rearrange and resize elements on the page.

Sites integrated with your favorite apps

The new Sites is built to work with your favorite Google apps so you can insert content from the tools you use most. It’s easy to embed a schedule from Google Calendar, a video clip from Google Drive, or a location from Google Maps. You can also insert content from Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms and a live version will be presented within the site.

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Sites built together

The new Sites is the first truly collaborative tool for building team and project sites. Using the same technology as Google Docs, the new Sites brings real-time, multi-user coauthoring so the whole team can add and update a project site without worrying about conflicts or locked pages.

Sites that are beautiful and functional on any screen

The new Sites also includes themes and layouts designed to intelligently scale and flex to any screen size, so they look great when you access them on a 30-inch monitor at your desk or on your smartphone during your commute. And, an integrated preview mode lets you see what your site will look like on a desktop, a tablet and a smartphone while you’re editing so you can build the most useful team and project sites.

The new Google Sites is open for business. If you’re a G Suite customer with Google Sites enabled, you can get started building on the new Sites now or learn how to enable Sites in the Admin Console. Customers can continue to use classic Sites as we continue to add capabilities and improve the new Sites.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/prp1xofqEzU/

How Burnsville High School students create project-based learning

Category: Google | Nov 22, 2016

Editor’s note: As part of the ExploreEDU event series, schools are working with Google for Education Premier Partners to throw open their doors and invite neighboring educators to learn from their firsthand experience using Google tools to innovate and improve. To see if there is an event near you, visit the ExploreEDU site. For those that can’t join in person, we’ve asked the host schools to share their experiences and tips in a blog post. Today’s guest authors are Colleen Coleman and Anne Staum, teachers at Burnsville High School in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The district is hosting an event on December 1 and 2 with Best Buy for Education.

No matter the path our students take, the ability to guide their own learning will be an important part of their lives. At Burnsville High School, we’ve put students at the center of their education by transitioning from a lesson-based approach to a project-based one, introducing more personalized instruction and engaging students as active participants in their education.

We see technology as an essential tool in this evolution. Earlier this year, we introduced a 1:1 program schoolwide, which means all of our 2,700 students use Google Chromebooks in class and at home. We’re using tools like Chromebooks and G Suite for Education to ensure graduates are future-ready: comfortable with computing and online research, experienced in giving and receiving feedback, and confident creating content.

Here are a few ways we’re inspiring project-based learning in the classroom:

Boosting engagement with student-led content

We believe students learn best when they’re engaged as content creators. In our social studies classes, students use Chromebooks to research concepts like civic engagement and share their findings with the class. Teachers can gamify these lessons by offering extra credit to students who post the correct answer on Google Classroom, a tool that allows educators to communicate directly with students as well as manage assignments.

Our high schoolers are also using Chromebooks to work on in-depth projects and participate in learning experiences of their choice. A group of 12th graders produced a video about the founding fathers for American Government, while two juniors enrolled in a money management class recently placed second in a competitive stock market simulation, in which they virtual invested $100,000. Interdisciplinary projects like these immerse students in real-world topics while helping them develop critical skills, such as teamwork and planning.

Fostering civic inquiry

Chromebooks have helped our students better understand the world around them. Studying current events in our American government class, such as the presidential election, has encouraged students to question and critically examine their civic institutions. In a recent project, students researched competitive congressional races with their Chromebooks and organized their findings in Google Drive before presenting their findings to their classmates with Google Slides. We also used Slides to share the results of our school-wide presidential election. Without the easy-to-use tools in G Suite, it would have been much more difficult to conduct and share the results of our election simulation. These projects not only prepare students with practical knowledge that can inspire a budding passion, but also develop the analytical and presentation skills they will need to succeed as professionals.

Shortening feedback loops

Students tend to learn just as much from feedback as they do from completing an assignment.

In language arts class, for example, students need constant feedback to develop their writing. Teachers can give feedback while students are working on problems at home by collaborating in the same Google Doc. These fast feedback loops help students respond to input from teachers while it’s still fresh in their minds and fosters collaboration, another crucial real-world skill.

Today, project-based learning is inspiring our students’ curiosity and helping them identify topics they’re passionate about. We know it’s not easy to change ingrained approaches to teaching and learning, but it’s possible. It starts with encouraging students to imagine their path and direct their learning.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/jzndr8_–7o/

A totally rebuilt Sites, customer-tested and open for business

Category: Google | Nov 22, 2016

Earlier this year, we announced that a totally rebuilt version of Google Sites was on the way. Since then, we’ve worked with a set of customers through an Early Adopter Program to test the new Sites and fine tune the experience. Today, the new Google Sites is ready for all customers.

We’ve started turning customer feedback into new and improved features.  For example, some customers asked for the ability to measure how much engagement their sites were getting. You can now track site performance with Google Analytics. Other customers asked for more customization and different designs, so you can now choose between six themes to give your site the right look.

Nadia Lee, a product and change manager at Dow Jones, tested the new Sites to build a few informational sites for her teams and had this to say: “Sites is much more user friendly than other tools I’ve used, especially for non-technical people. It’s nice that I can collaborate in real-time with colleagues and see the edits they’re making. And, the final product looks clean and well-designed.”

Since its launch in 2008, Sites has made it possible for employees to build working team and project sites without writing a single line of code (no HTML, CSS or any other all-caps acronym.) But, web technologies have progressed a lot in the past decade, and the new Sites is an even more approachable way to build a site.

Sites as easy to create as a doc

Now, it’s easier than ever to create a site and add text, links, images and more with a quick cut-and-paste, or simply drag-and-drop to rearrange and resize elements on the page.

Sites integrated with your favorite apps

The new Sites is built to work with your favorite Google apps so you can insert content from the tools you use most. It’s easy to embed a schedule from Google Calendar, a video clip from Google Drive, or a location from Google Maps. You can also insert content from Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms and a live version will be presented within the site.

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Sites built together

The new Sites is the first truly collaborative tool for building team and project sites. Using the same technology as Google Docs, the new Sites brings real-time, multi-user coauthoring so the whole team can add and update a project site without worrying about conflicts or locked pages.

Sites that are beautiful and functional on any screen

The new Sites also includes themes and layouts designed to intelligently scale and flex to any screen size, so they look great when you access them on a 30-inch monitor at your desk or on your smartphone during your commute. And, an integrated preview mode lets you see what your site will look like on a desktop, a tablet and a smartphone while you’re editing so you can build the most useful team and project sites.

The new Google Sites is open for business. If you’re a G Suite customer with Google Sites enabled, you can get started building on the new Sites now or learn how to enable Sites in the Admin panel. Customers can continue to use classic Sites as we continue to add capabilities and improve the new Sites.

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

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands marks first anniversary of Digital Workshop

Category: Google | Nov 22, 2016

The Netherland’s Queen Máxima visited Google’s Digital Workshop in the Enschede region of the country today to mark the first anniversary of the programme to increase the digital skills of Dutch entrepreneurs.

We introduced the Digital Workshop a year ago in the Netherlands in collaboration with the microfinanciers at Qredits and several municipalities around the country. After a kick-off in Eindhoven in November 2016 and successful iterations in Nijmegen, Groningen, Hilversum, Rotterdam, The Hague and Maastricht, today entrepreneurs in Enschede brushed up their knowledge. Since the start of the programme in the Netherlands, 29,183 Dutch professionals and entrepreneurs have participated.

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands outside the Digital Workshop

Queen Máxima visited the Digital Workplace in her capacity as a member of the Nederlands Comité voor Ondernemerschap en Financiering (the Netherlands Committee for Entrepreneurship and Funding). Among other things she attended a workshop for entrepreneurs on increasing brand familiarity, and talked to entrepreneurs about the opportunities of doing business online and funding growth.

The internet offers significant opportunities for Dutch companies, and via the Digital Workshop, a part of Google’s Growth Engine program across Europe, we want to give entrepreneurs a helping hand with it. We believe in the power of entrepreneurs and the important role they play in the growth of the Dutch economy. Today it’s possible for every entrepreneur to do business worldwide using the internet. Even the smallest entrepreneurs have the ability to find their clients on the other side of the country, or even become a multinational.

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Queen Maxima speaking to Dutch entrepreneurs at the Digital Workshop

Although the Digital Workshop began in the Netherlands with gatherings throughout the country, the programme has now been expanded to online training courses and a Digital Workshop for students. With today’s event, Google is closing in on our target to train 30.000 Dutch entrepreneurs in digital skills–and we’ve one more city to go before the end of the year!

Research has shown that just 20 weeks after completing the program, 79% of the participants has taken one or more actions. They have improved the content of their website, used web analytics,optimized their website for mobile and improved their social media presence. Off all respondents, 63% has spent more time and 22% more budget on learning about the internet and online applications.

The Netherland’s Digital Workshop is one of many we have around Europe, where we’ve pledged to train 2 million Europeans in digital skills by 2017. We’ve seen for ourselves how improving digital expertise can give people new opportunities to grow and develop, and how businesses can flourish with the skills learned at our Digital Workshops.

See here for stories of Dutch success online… we’re encouraged by their progress and looking forward to more!

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/YsoIkuO1dVc/

9 new ways that Google Cloud Machine Learning can help businesses

Category: Google | Nov 22, 2016

At Google, we have a rich history of exploring the furthest reaches of what machine learning can do to help increase access to information and improve our daily lives. For more than a decade, we’ve driven machine learning research that powers many of Google’s systems and products. Today, Google Cloud users across industries  — from financial services and healthcare to retail, web services and media and entertainment  — now have mightier machine learning models at their disposal through our growing number of intelligent apps and cloud services.

We’ve recently announced several machine learning updates across our public cloud and productivity services. Here’s a rundown of the latest products and features that can help fuel business intelligence, operational efficiency, productivity and collaboration.

  1. Maximize recruitment efforts: The new Cloud Jobs API uses machine learning to help companies hire great talent. By understanding the nuances behind job titles, descriptions, skills and preferences, the API matches job seeker preferences with relevant listings. Learn how it works.

  2. Analyze images faster, for less: We’ve improved performance and efficiency of our Vision API by taking advantage of Google’s custom TPUs, resulting in an ~80% price reduction for large-scale deployments.

  3. Translate long-form docs: For users that need long-form translation services, a new premium edition of Cloud Translation API uses a model tailored to increase accuracy on several major language pairs. This tool is built for particular business use cases, such as translating long-form emails and documents. We’ve also reduced the price of the standard edition for higher usage volumes.

  4. Better understand text structure and sentiment and turn questions into formulas: With Explore, Natural Language Processing translates questions into useful formulas and offers up instant answers in Google Sheets. And the new Cloud Natural Language API, now generally available, does a better job than ever before at identifying names of people, companies and locations in text. It also now offers improved sentiment identification and syntax analysis. Learn more.

  5. Supercharge cloud computation for complex jobs: With hundreds of times as many computational cores as Central Processing Units (CPUs), Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) are great for medical analysis, financial calculations, seismic/subsurface exploration, machine learning, video rendering, transcoding, scientific simulations and more. We’ll offer GPUs in early 2017 to Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Machine Learning users.

  6. Find stored files on mobile nearly 50% faster: Customers can now use Quick Access in Google Drive on their Android devices to easily and instantly access files that they need. Machine intelligence works behind the scenes to understand individual user needs based on interaction with colleagues, recurring meetings and Drive activity.

  7. Use smart scheduling to save time: Our G Suite customers now spend less time finding the right time to meet. They can now schedule a time and book rooms with machine assistance that includes room suggestions based on previous bookings and time suggestions that account for conflicts easiest to resolve, such as recurring 1:1 meetings.

  8. Tap the power of Google Search to strengthen Docs content: Explore in Google Docs taps into Google’s search engine and machine intelligence to add suggestions based on content within documents. It recommends related topics, images and more for web and mobile docs creation.

  9. Format presentations faster: Explore in Google Slides adds ease and speed to creating the most presentable presentations, with design suggestions based on slide content. Recommendations are easy to apply — customers click to add new designs, no cropping, resizing or reformatting required.

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As we continue to build Google Cloud products and services, machine learning will create new pathways for transformation and growth for our users and partners.

Learn more about Google Cloud Machine Learning here or sign up for a free trial to see firsthand how developer and IT teams can use machine intelligence to build better and faster. To get started or learn more about saving time and driving productivity with machine intelligence in G Suite, visit the G Suite site.

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Debating the openness and opportunity of Europe’s mobile economy

Category: Google | Nov 22, 2016

In just the last decade mobile computing has boomed and people around the world have been using mobile devices to do almost everything. Mobile phones that once just allowed you to make phone calls or texts have been replaced by pocket-sized, smart supercomputers that empower consumers to do a wide range of things, from booking restaurant tables, playing games, ordering taxis to doing financial transactions.

Many more of the world’s leading mobile startups are European players, like BlablaCar, Rovio, Spotify or Skyscanner. In fact, 30 of the top 100 apps downloaded globally as measured by App Annie were created right here. At the same time, Europe is the birthplace of some of the fastest-growing mobile manufacturers including BQ, Fairphone or Gigaset who are now competing on the international market.

As this European ecosystem should be encouraged, supported and promoted, we decided to celebrate the Mobile Innovation in several countries. Last week and after Madrid, Paris, Rome and Istanbul, we celebrated the best of Europe’s mobile economy at the Autoworld Museum in Brussels, a place that stands like no other for mobility, innovation and digital transformation. What did we discover? That Europe is a hotbed of innovation for developers.

In Europe, the mobile economy has generated already more than 1.6m jobs with an estimate that, by 2018, the apps sector could create 4.8 million new jobs in the region. At the event, UK-based King, creator of the famous game Candy Crush told their story of rapid growth to over 2000 employees, collecting more than 394 million active users along the way. Linda Griffin, Head of Global Public Affairs, shared with the audience that “access to talent and finding qualified talent are the major challenges and costs for the tech sector”.

The Marseille headquartered device manufacturer WIKO explained how they became the second most sold mobile device brand in France, and Olivier Jeannel from RogerVoice shared how mobile solutions can be a driver for social good. His free application is helping the 70 million deaf people who cannot hear on the phone. He highlighted that “Android openness permitted us to built quickly our tool and to spread it to the world”.

Mobile Innovation Day panel

L to R: Olivier Jeannel from RogerVoice, Herve Vaillant of WIKO, Android developer Ash Davies, Fabienne Weibel from Bla Bla Car, Laura Griffin of King with moderator Mishal Husain of the BBC on opportunity of the mobile economy in Europe

Being Brussels, the conversation turned to policy-making. King’s Griffin urged the European Commission that in order for startups to succeed in Europe, the “DSM policy-making must enable more investment and a better attitude to risk”. And Irmfried Schwimann, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s DG GROW called on all stakeholders to “create an ecosystem where everyone can thrive online” from urban to rural areas.

As demonstrated last week and at events across Europe, app developers, device manufacturers and mobile operators have reaped the benefits of Android, a free, open-source mobile ecosystem in which Google has invested for a decade. Today, we’re proud to count 1,300 brands offering 24,000 distinct Android-based devices and 1,3m individual mobile developers because we believe that competitive ecosystem means better choice and better prices for consumers.

Strong partnerships within this mobile ecosystem–from app developers to device manufacturers and mobile operators–are key to continued success in Europe. Working together, we can ensure that European companies will continue to lead in the field.

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Two new (and one tried-and-true) ways to get through turkey day with Google Maps

Category: Google | Nov 22, 2016

We’re just days away from Thanksgiving – the busiest American travel holiday of the year. Just in time for the mad dash to grandma’s house or your bestie’s friendsgiving across town, we’ve got two new and one tried-and-true way for Google Maps to get you where you’re going without the holiday traffic hassle.

Beat event traffic with real-world info 

If you spend Thanksgiving in Chicago, Detroit, Houston or New York City then the local Thanksgiving Day parades are likely a popular pre-feast activity. But what often comes with the fun is gridlock, roadblocks, and longer commute times. This year we’ve incorporated the road closures, transit schedule changes, and detours associated with the parades into Google Maps in each of these cities. Now those headed to the parade – or trying to avoid it – will see the parade route visualized on the map and Google Maps navigation will take into account the real-life local changes when navigating you around these cities.

       

Beat the gridlock with real-time traffic alerts and re-routing

Don’t live in one of those cities? Don’t worry. We’ve already told you the best and worst times to leave for and return from your Thanksgiving road trips and once you’re on your way we’ll keep you on track with traffic alerts and real-time rerouting. Just input your destination and you get alerted about upcoming traffic conditions. While on the road, you’ll get a heads up if congestion lies ahead along with an estimate of how long the delay will be. When a faster alternative route is available, Google Maps will suggest it to you.

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Beat the crowds with Popular Times in real-time 

We looked at historical Google Maps data to determine the top five trending locations during the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s safe to say that if you’re planning to stop by a ham shop, outlet mall, pie shop, electronics store, or Christmas tree lot around Thanksgiving, you’ll run into throngs of last minute shoppers and deal hunters just like yourself. So just in time for holiday hordes, we’ve added a real-time look at how crowded a place is right now to help you decide when to go or whether you should head somewhere else.

 

If you’re dreading a holiday headache, let Google Maps be your Thanksgiving guide to a hassle free holiday.

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