Join Us Again for Global WordPress Translation Day

The WordPress Polyglots team is organizing the second Global WordPress Translation Day on November 12th. Everyone is invited to join – from anywhere in the world! Translating is one of the easiest ways to get involved with WordPress and contribute to the project. Global WordPress Translation Day is your chance to learn more about translating WordPress, meet […]

Contributor Weekend: Global WordPress Translation Day

Global WordPress Translation Day is a one-day contributor initiative organised by the WordPress project’s Polyglots team that is dedicated to helping new contributors who would like to translate WordPress in one of the 160 languages WordPress is available in. Global WordPress Translation Day will be on Sunday, April 24th, starting at 0:00 UTC and will go on for […]

Q&A: Is man made climate change or global warming really a fact beyond debate as the Liberals portray it?

Question by Invisible: Is man made climate change or global warming really a fact beyond debate as the Liberals portray it? Or is that just a way to shut people up? Cap & trade is going to be such a HUGE deal to our economy shouldn’t the causes of climate change be dealt with in […]

Global Impact Awards’ hunt for U.K.’s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today

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. We gave $ 23 million […]

New Global Impact Awards program provides $23M for nonprofit tech innovators

Technology has dramatically improved our lives—from the speed at which we get things done to how we connect with others. Yet innovations in medicine, business and communications have far outpaced tech-enabled advances in the nonprofit sector. Today we’re launching the Global Impact Awards to support organizations using technology and innovative approaches to tackle some of […]

Get ready for winter: Mapping the Canadian Arctic and global ski resorts

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. To help prepare for the winter ahead, we’re adding more detail and imagery to the map for a variety of chilly destinations, making them more comprehensive and accurate than ever. Starting today, you can virtually experience the […]

Our roots go global: Apply for a RISE Award today

The application for the 2013 Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards is now open. Given once a year, Google RISE Awards are designed to promote and support education initiatives in two key areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS). Google grants awards of $ 5,000 – $ 25,000 USD to […]

A new way to visualize the global arms trade

Did you know that 60 percent of all violent deaths are due to small arms and light weapons? Small arms, such as revolvers, assault rifles and light machine guns, and ammunition represent a $ 8.5 billion industry, and three quarters of the world’s small arms lie in the hand of civilians—more than 650 million civilian […]

New research shows smartphone growth is global

Last October, we launched Our Mobile Planet, a resource enabling anyone to visualize the ways smartphones are transforming how people connect with information, each other and the places around them. Today, we’re releasing new 2012 research data, and the findings are clear—smartphone adoption has gone global. Today, Australia, U.K., Sweden, Norway, Saudi Arabia and UAE […]

Going global in search of great art

South African rock designs. Brazilian street graffiti. Australian aboriginal art. Today we’re announcing a major expansion of the Google Art Project. From now on, with a few simple clicks of a finger, art lovers around the world will be able to discover not just paintings, but also sculpture, street art and photographs from 151 museums in […]