Google Discuss their Nonprofits Year in review

Google have launched a blog post highlighting how non-profits used their service in 2017, we enclose the post below:  Every year nonprofits worldwide work tirelessly to make a positive impact in their communities, and in a year where many people were looking to help, 2017 was no exception. We’re looking back to celebrate the nonprofits around the globe using Google tools to help in their philanthropic efforts. Here are some successes from last year—we hope they give you some ideas for how you can improve your nonprofit’s productivity and have…

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Google helps students discover code with The Hidden Genius Project

Google have got together with The Hidden Genius Project in order to increase representation within the coding industry. Justin Steele, a Principal, Google.org, has released a blog post which highlights their ambitions: “Coding is evolving and influencing how we think about all industries, including fashion, music and art.  But even as CS becomes more important across a wide variety of fields, millions of Black, Hispanic and female youth aren’t unlocking its benefits. One reason behind a lack of representation is perception; according to our research with Gallup, students are five…

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Google and Facebook are Supporting flood relief efforts in South Asia

Harvey has been a tragedy for so many but there has also been some horrendous flooding in South Asia, this week both Google and Facebook pledged money and resources for that tragedy. They have both pledged to donate $1m each to relief efforts across South Asia. It is estimated that the flooding and subsequent landslides that have killed 1200 people so far. Both sites are working with Save the Children. Google posted a powerful blog post Rajan Anandan, vice president, South East Asia and India at Google, said: “This summer,…

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Google’s AdSense looks to deal more precisely on publisher violations

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Following months of criticism for the way it reacts to its digital advertising Google is coming out with some new ways to deal more precisely with where people’s ads are shown. In a new post on the site Google’s Director of Sustainable Ads Scott Spencer said: “We’re introducing a new technology for policy violations that allows us to act more quickly and more precisely when we need to remove ads from content that violates our policies. Historically, for most policy violations, we remove all ads from a publisher’s site. As…

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Google advertising row spreads to major US brands

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Following many British company pausing their ads on Youtube and Google several large US companies have followed suit.  AT&T, Verizon, Johnson and Johnson, Enterprise Holdings and pharmaceutical giant GSK as well as other major U.S. advertisers are pulling hundreds of millions of dollars in business from Google and YouTube. This comes despite Google pledging to ‘raise the bar’ wth regards to its advertising. AT&T’s statement on this reads: “We are deeply concerned that our ads may have appeared alongside YouTube content promoting terrorism and hate. Until Google can ensure this…

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