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Street View turns 15 with a new camera and fresh features

Google Blog – 5.24.22

Fifteen years ago, Street View began as a far-fetched idea from Google co-founder Larry Page to build a 360-degree map of the entire world. Fast forward to today: There are now over 220 billion Street View images from over 100 countries and territories — a new milestone — allowing people to fully experience what it’s like to be in these places right from their phone or computer. And Street View doesn’t just help you virtually explore, it’s also critical to our mapping efforts — letting you see the most up-to-date information about the world, while laying the foundation for a more immersive, intuitive map.

Source: Street View turns 15 withGoogle a new camera and fresh features

YouTube receives brand safety distinction for second year

Google Blog – 5.12.22

At YouTube, we’re committed to protecting our viewers, creators and advertisers. Last year, we became the first digital platform to receive content-level brand safety accreditation from the Media Rating Council (MRC). Today, the MRC has given us that accreditation again, making YouTube the only platform to hold this distinction.1

This is a testament to the investments we’ve made in responsibility, YouTube’s top priority.

Source: YouTube receives brand safety distinction for second year

Raising awareness of the dangers of fentanyl

Google Blog – 5.10.22

Illegally made fentanyl — a dangerous synthetic opioid — is driving the recent increase in all U.S. overdose deaths, with young people being the most vulnerable. Overdose deaths among teenagers linked to synthetic opioids like fentanyl have tripled in recent years, as illegal fake pills containing the deadly drug are sold on the street and online. Sadly, many young people who lose their lives to overdose are unaware of the dangers of fake prescription pills that contain fentanyl.

Source: Raising awareness of the dangers of fentanyl

Girlguiding and Google: technology is for everyone

Google Blog – 4.29.22 (4.28.22)

Technology has always been a huge part of my life. Growing up in the nineties and early noughties, I can’t remember a time without it. From chunky flip phones and CDs, to newer, sleeker gadgets with all sorts of capabilities, technology has changed rapidly and remarkably in my lifetime alone.

Source: Girlguiding and Google: technology is for everyone

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