Digital News Innovation Fund: three years in, and 662 total projects supported
Digital News Innovation Fund: three years in, and 662 total projects supported

- 4 weeks agoIn 2015, Google launched the DNI Fund, an initiative open to publishers of all sizes in Europe that financially supports high-quality journalism through technology and innovation. After three years and six successful rounds of funding, we’re taking a look at …...

Digital health investors are missing out on a big opportunity to bring healthtech to public schools
Digital health investors are missing out on a big opportunity to bring healthtech to public schools

- 1 week agoI flew to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake to help treat children. Along with my stethoscope, my computer and smartphone quickly became essential tools in my medical bag....

“But Why?” Ask These Questions to Actualize Innovation Efforts
“But Why?” Ask These Questions to Actualize Innovation Efforts

- 1 week agoIn this digital age when all the information in the world is readily accessible at our fingertips, the secret to digital transformation and innovation is not data — it’s questions. If you can ask the right questions and reframe the issues your organization is…...

UK sets out safety-focused plan to regulate Internet firms
UK sets out safety-focused plan to regulate Internet firms

- 1 week agoThe UK government has laid out proposals to regulate online and social media platforms, setting out the substance of its long-awaited White Paper on online harms today — and kicking off a public consultation. The Online Harms White Paper is a joint proposal f…...

Starbucks will anchor the new $400 million food-focused Valor Siren Ventures fund
Starbucks will anchor the new $400 million food-focused Valor Siren Ventures fund

- 4 weeks agoStarbucks is serving up a steaming hot $100 million cash commitment to anchor a new food-focused fund in partnership with the consumer and tech-focused focused private equity firm Valor Equity Partners. The behemoth of burnt-coffee said that its commitment to…...

Sparking new ideas in news with global Innovation Challenges
Sparking new ideas in news with global Innovation Challenges

- 3 weeks agoThe news industry has a serious challenge ahead: building a successful, sustainable business model for high quality journalism in the digital age. Looking at ways to help this industry-wide transition to digital, last year we launched the Google News Initiati…...

AI systems should be accountable, explainable, and unbiased, says EU
AI systems should be accountable, explainable, and unbiased, says EU

- 1 week agoThe European Union has published new guidelines on how to develop AI ethically. The EU says these technologies should be accountable and explainable, and they should not coerce of trick users....

Google will pay Louisville millions to fix roads after failed Fiber experiment
Google will pay Louisville millions to fix roads after failed Fiber experiment

- 2 days agoGoogle has agreed to pay the Louisville Metro Government $3.84 million over the next 20 months to repair the damage caused to the city by its ill-fated Google Fiber service. The money will be used by local authorities to remove the company’s infrastructure fr…...

Here are the winners of the GNI Innovation Challenge in Asia Pacific
Here are the winners of the GNI Innovation Challenge in Asia Pacific

- 3 weeks agoLast November, we launched the Google News Initiative (GNI) Asia Pacific Innovation Challenge, aimed at strengthening our support of digital innovation and new business models in news organizations across the APAC region. Through our work and partnership with…...

McDonald’s is acquiring Dynamic Yield to create a more personalized drive-thru
McDonald’s is acquiring Dynamic Yield to create a more personalized drive-thru

- 3 weeks agoMcDonald’s is announcing an agreement to acquire personalization company Dynamic Yield. The announcement does not include a price, but a source with knowledge of the deal said that it’s more than $300 million. Dynamic Yield works with brands across e-commerce…...

Miles lets you earn airplane miles for walking, biking, or scootering
Miles lets you earn airplane miles for walking, biking, or scootering

- 2 weeks agoMiles has new rewards and new investors, including JetBlue Ventures, Porsche Digital, and Sony Innovation Fund. Miles, the world’s first universal miles earnings program that lets anyone with a smartphone rack up reward points for things that don’t involve fl…...

Google Fiber Will Pay $3.8 Million to Fix Roads Marred by Failed Louisville Project
Google Fiber Will Pay $3.8 Million to Fix Roads Marred by Failed Louisville Project

- 2 days agoGoogle Fiber has announced that it will pay $3.84 million to the local government in Louisville, Kentucky to fix infrastructure in the city after the tech giant decided to pull out of that market. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, decided to abandon its giga…...

USMCA: A trade framework for the digital age
USMCA: A trade framework for the digital age

- 7 days agoWhen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed in 1992, the global economy and the world looked a lot different than they do today. There was no such thing as a web search engine. Most people didn't know what email was (let alone use it). And…...

Pinterest hires the exec behind Walmart's tech transformation
Pinterest hires the exec behind Walmart's tech transformation

- 4 weeks agoIf you're wondering how serious Pinterest is about turning itself into more of a shopping portal, here's your answer: the company has just hired former Walmart CTO Jeremy King as Head of Engineering. King headed Walmart's e-commerce team and oversaw most of t…...

As Digital Identities Evolve, Data Security Should Too
As Digital Identities Evolve, Data Security Should Too

- 1 week agoEstonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas arrived at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in late January with praise for his country’s digital identity program. Estonia has one of the world’s foremost digital identity programs, which all…...

Grace Notes: How a Movie Projectionist Keeps the Dying Art of Celluloid Alive
Grace Notes: How a Movie Projectionist Keeps the Dying Art of Celluloid Alive

- 4 days agoJesse Locascio, a projectionist, checks for cue marks before switching projectors during the showing of a movie at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, N.Y....

PayIt, a payments platform designed for public services, raises $100M+ from Insight Partners
PayIt, a payments platform designed for public services, raises $100M+ from Insight Partners

- 3 weeks agoGovernment services, for many, epitomize the worst of bureaucracy: they are, at their low point, large, lumbering organizations working under strained budgets, staffed by lifer employees who don’t get much say in improving things, and lots of paperwork. But a…...

Landmark $100-million gift to the University of Toronto from Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman will power Canadian innovation and help researchers explore the intersection of technology and society
Landmark $100-million gift to the University of Toronto from Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman will power Canadian innovation and help researchers explore the intersection of technology and society

[email protected] - 3 weeks agoLandmark $100-million gift to the University of Toronto from Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman will power Canadian innovation and help researchers explore the intersection of technology and society [email protected] U of T gets $100M donation for innovation centre …...

How advanced is your organization’s data strategy?
How advanced is your organization’s data strategy?

- 1 week agoFor news and media organizations, audience is king. But how they use insights to adjust their editorial and revenue strategies varies widely across the industry. Deloitte, in partnership with the Google News Initiative, conducted a global study to help publis…...

30 fast-growing, high-paying jobs that will dominate the digital workplace — and the skills you'll need to get them
30 fast-growing, high-paying jobs that will dominate the digital workplace — and the skills you'll need to get them

- 2 weeks agoTechnology is becoming ever more important in the digital workplace of the 21st century. Using data from the Department of Labor, we found 30 high-paying, fast-growing jobs that rely on skills and knowledge from the STEM disciplines. The 21st century workplac…...

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