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EngageRocket co-founder Dorothy Yiu and her husband were eagerly expecting the arrival of their first baby. But as Dorothy was preparing to start her maternity leave, she found herself battling feelings of guilt. She was hesitant to step away from her work responsibilities, her team and the company that she had been pouring her heart …

Twenty years ago this month, Google opened the doors of its first overseas office — in Tokyo. The office was rudimentary by today’s standards (the music system was a portable cassette deck). But our founders knew the Asia Pacific region would be central to Google’s mission of making information universally accessible. More importantly, Google also …

Ketty Lie remembers her college graduation like it was yesterday. Her mother held her hand tightly as they walked across the lawn to the ceremony and told her how proud she was that Ketty had achieved the dream she never got to fulfill herself. That investment in education led Ketty to become an entrepreneur. Today, her …

Like many young people in Singapore last year, Gaviota Rajendhiran graduated in a tough environment. The economic impact of COVID-19 meant there were fewer jobs to apply for and more competition for the positions that were available. So when she heard about Skills Ignition SG, a Grow with Google program, Gaviota rushed to put in an …

Down the road from our Asia Pacific headquarters, one of the world’s most connected travel hubs—Singapore Changi Airport—is unusually quiet. It’s been this way for months, with global air passenger numbers falling by almost 90 per cent in 2020. This has been a devastating year for the tourism industry and the $9 trillion global travel …

Over the past five years, Southeast Asia’s internet economy has experienced tremendous growth and change. But what we’ve seen in 2020 marks the biggest shift yet, as the e-Conomy SEA 2020 report from Google, Temasek and Bain & Company shows. The report—At Full Velocity: Resilient and Racing Ahead—outlines how Southeast Asians navigating the coronavirus pandemic are using the internet …

Southeast Asia’s startups have helped build a thriving internet economy. Now, they have an equally important role to play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic—and in tackling some of the biggest challenges Southeast Asia faces around education, health, e-commerce, logistics and financial technology. In June, we launched Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia, a three-month online program …

On the 29th of July 2020, the CEOs of four of the biggest tech companies in the world were called to testify before the US Congress on antitrust allegations. Much has been said about the fanfare, the dumb questions, the cadenced responses, truths, half-truths, misdirections, CEO office designs, fringe conspiracies, and just the ridicule of …

When you flip a coin, you’re used to thinking about the outcome in terms of heads or tails. But have a chat over coffee with a quantum physicist and you’ll probably come away convinced that a third scenario is possible—that heads and tails can occur at the same time; it happens while the coin is …

Google and Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) will support the expansion of the Code in the Community (CITC) programme with $2 million in grant funding, to help more underprivileged young Singaporeans to be digitally ready for the future. This commitment, announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat, will enable …