It wasn’t until reading a newspaper that Shaquille O’Neal realized he struck a pot of gold.
Sep 20, 2023
Constantly having back-to-back meetings can make it a challenge to complete tasks during the workday. Google Meet is working to play a role in resolving this issue.
Aug 29, 2023
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! Lupe Fiasco is leaning into artificial intelligence (AI) to help his creative process versus running away from it.
Aug 7, 2023
Master P doesn’t find anything funny about Google’s mix-up between his likeness and that of the legendary Luther Vandross. As a matter of fact, he says technology may have something to do with it.
Jul 10, 2023
Google has launched its latest round of funds for Black and brown founders.
Feb 28, 2023
The holiday festivities were almost cut short for Kayla Howard.
Dec 29, 2022
Google is back with yet another heartfelt Google Doodle.
Dec 1, 2022
Sending out a reminder for Black creators to know their worth and stand on it! If you need an example to follow, take a look at Tanisha Godfrey.
Nov 29, 2022
Ludacris is no stranger to making boss moves. From Disturbing Tha Peace Records to Karma’s World Entertainment and The Ludacris Foundation, the hip-hop mogul has solidified his place as arguably one of the best emcees to come out of the South, while handling business every step of the way. Ludacris, whose given name is Christopher Bridges, is among the class of musicians who have been able to show versatility across several industries. His work as a businessman, actor, lyricist, and the list could go on, made him the perfect match for Google’s latest initiative to support Black-owned businesses ahead of the holiday season.
Nov 17, 2022
It appears that not only are non-Black people the culprits of freely using the N-word but so are technology devices.
Oct 12, 2022
What would you do if you were accidentally given a big payout? This engineer chose transparency. It's been a little over 3 weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999 and I still haven't heard anything on the support ticket. Is there any way we could get in touch @Google ? (it's OK if you don't want it back…) pic.twitter.com/t6f7v5erli — Sam Curry (@samwcyo) September 14, 2022
Sep 20, 2022
Despite their many differences and approaches, one perspective many athletes share is that to change the game; you have to be in it. As we’ve seen repeatedly, a positive shift in any game does not always come from one person. It takes a combination of skill and investment to move from just getting by to finding success. And while Google doesn’t navigate on courts or fields, the organization is intentionally positioning itself as a game-changing catalyst for Black entrepreneurs. In 2020, the tech giant made a series of commitments to help ease access to funding for Black founders and funders. The Google for Startups Black Founders Fund has since expanded globally, and AfroTech had the opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with Jewel Burks Solomon, Head of Google for Startups U.S., and Jeremiah Gordon, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for CapitalG, about the future of the Black Founders Fund and its intended impact.
Sep 8, 2022
Recording Academy co-president Valeisha Butterfield Jones is moving on to a new role at her old home. Variety reports that she is set to leave The Academy to take on a new vice president role on the diversity team at Google, where she was previously its global head of inclusion. View this post on Instagram A post shared by V A L E I S H A. ™ (@valeisha) Butterfield Jones will officially step down on Sept. 9. Her re-arrival at Google will be in October. “When I came to the Recording Academy over two years ago, I had a clear mission: to make the Recording Academy the most inclusive company in music, and the world,” Butterfield Jones said, according to the outlet. “Diversity, equity and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords and as an organization, we were committed to doing the work both publicly and privately, to drive real and meaningful change. It has been one of the greatest honors of my career to serve this bold, new Recording Academy, and my service to our mission will continue in...
Aug 15, 2022
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling, Google has joined the fight in maintaining the abortion rights of women across the country. According to a company blog post, the leading search engine will now delete abortion clinic visits from users’ location history. The company, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., noted that when Google product users visit physical locations, their history is stored using the location-history setting of their respective accounts on the platform. Jen Fitzpatrick, a senior vice president at Google, said that the update “will take effect in the coming weeks.” An announcement of the change comes just one week after the court’s decision to allow states to ban abortions. Along with location history, Google will delete data entries of users who visit counseling centers, fertility centers, addiction treatment facilities, weight loss clinics, and plastic surgery clinics. According to Politico, a digital surveillance expert...
Jul 5, 2022
Google is on a mission to help formerly incarcerated individuals as they rejoin society. The leading search engine recently announced a multi-million dollar expansion to the skill development program, which also includes a partnership with Code for America to remove barriers faced by the formerly incarcerated across the nation. The Career Readiness for Reentry Program includes an investment of over $8 million and will be used to increase Google’s support for organizations doing the work to support individuals affected by the American judicial system.
Jun 21, 2022