Calling all Indian social entrepreneurs: apply for the Google Impact Challenge

On the eve of India’s independence day, we’re celebrating the spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship of the world’s largest democracy by spotlighting the best local nonprofits that are using technology to make the world better. Today we’re launching the Google Impact Challenge in India, inviting Indian nonprofits to tell us how they’d use technology to […]

London calling: some reflections on the digital games

The stats are in, and one clear winner from this year’s summer sports has emerged: digital media. Here’s a quick look behind the “screens” at how the web blew records away around the world, at the most wired Games ever. Searches set a new pace Mirroring the growth of the web and digital media, Google […]

Calling All Contributors: Community Summit 2012

Each year, the WordPress core development team meets in person for a week to work together and discuss the vision for WordPress in the coming year. As annual events go, it’s easily my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I love attending WordCamps and local WordPress meetups (which are awesome and you should try to attend […]

Calling from Gmail now in 38 languages, with lower rates to over 150 destinations

We’re always trying to make it easier for people to connect—whether that means sending an email, chatting or video chatting, you can reach the people you care about from right inside Gmail. Last year, we made it possible for those of you in the U.S. to call any mobile phone or landline directly from Gmail […]

Skype 2.1 for Android is out, video calling now available on most handsets

Skype has released an updated version of its Android app, meaning that video calling capability is now available on most Android handsets. We reported on Skype’s new video calling functionality on Android a month ago, but this was limited to just four handsets: Google Nexus S; HTC Desire S; Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo and the […]

Give Dad a ring with free calling from Gmail in the U.S.

Today is Father’s Day in many countries around the world, so whether your dad lives across the street, across the country or across the ocean, it’s a good day to let him know you’re thinking about him. Of course, email is a simple, quick way to check in with your old man, but it’s just […]