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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 …

Smartphones, laptops and other computing devices have changed the world and has become a part of our everyday lives. This year’s Made by Google products are designed to help you in your day-to-day tasks seamlessly and a core aspect of these new products is the concept of ambient technology, privacy, and sustainability. Google’s launched the …

A quantum computer may have solved a problem in minutes that would take the fastest conventional supercomputer more than 10,000 years. A draft of a paper by Google researchers laying out the achievement leaked in recent days, setting off an avalanche of news coverage and speculation. While the research has not yet been peer-reviewed – …

When she was a teenager, Andrea Francke attended Schnupperstudium, or “Taster Week”—an event aimed at high-school girls to give them a taste of what it’s like to study computer science and work in the industry. That moment changed the course of her life. “As a teenager, Schnupperstudium was a game changer for me. That’s when I …

Google’s smart glasses never really took off despite strong initial interest from the public. GovTech’s Mr Ng Yong Kiat shares why he thinks smart glasses technology deserves a second shot. When Google first announced its head-mounted display—the Google Glass—in 2012, it clearly caught the eye of the mass consumer market. The promotional video for the …