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Samsung Breezes into Latin America with Wind-Free™ Air Conditioner

Samsung Electronics is poised to make a dramatic impact on the Latin American market with the AR9500M, its first wall-mounted Wind-Free™ air conditioner.

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A week for teamwork and Teams, as well as good-natured, gaming fun with ‘Exploding Kittens’ — Weekend Reading: Sept. 15 edition

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty…. Oh wait, sorry if we pulled you away from the highly addictive game “Exploding Kittens.” More on that in a moment. But first, a look at some of the people and news that made our week at Microsoft claw-dacious, er, audacious. More than two dozen students from the University of Washington…

The post A week for teamwork and Teams, as well as good-natured, gaming fun with ‘Exploding Kittens’ — Weekend Reading: Sept. 15 edition appeared first on The Official Microsoft Blog.

Galaxy

Samsung Electronics Officially Releases the Galaxy Note8 to Global Markets

  Samsung Electronics today announced the commercial launch of the Galaxy Note8 to select markets around the world. The flagship smartphone is initially

Product News

Updates to Our Ad Targeting

Facebook equips businesses with powerful ways to reach the right people with the right message. But there are restrictions on how audience targeting can be used on Facebook. Hate speech and discriminatory advertising have no place on our platform. Our community standards strictly prohibit attacking people based on their protected characteristics, including religion, and we […]

#SDC2017

Samsung Reveals the Speakers and Topics at the Forefront of Connected Thinking for Samsung Developer Conference 2017

  Samsung Electronics released its keynote speaker and program schedule for Samsung Developer Conference (SDC), the arena that brings together some of the

API

SafetyNet Verify Apps API, Google Play Protect at your fingertips

Posted by William Luh, Software Engineer

Google Play Protect, which
includes the Verify Apps security feature, helps keep users safe from harmful
apps. Google Play Protect is available on all Android devices with Google Play
installed and provides u…

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Samsung QLED TVs Winning Over Gamers

From real-time relay broadcasts of live gaming competitions to enhanced online, PC and console game options, Samsung Smart TVs, including the full Samsung QLED

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Samsung Electronics Expands Commitment to Autonomous Driving Technology

Today, Samsung Electronics established the Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund, a new $300-million fund focused exclusively on the automotive market. The

Audi

Samsung Electronics and TTTech Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Next Generation of Autonomous and Safety Technology to Automakers

Samsung Electronics today announced a strategic partnership with TTTech, a global leader in the field of robust networking and safety controls. Along with this

Product News

A New Center for Crisis Response on Facebook

By Mike Nowak, Product Director, Social Good Today, we’re announcing Crisis Response, a new center on Facebook where people can find more information about recent crises and access our crisis response tools – including Safety Check, Community Help and Fundraisers to support crisis recovery – all in one place. As part of this update, we […]

Galaxy

[Photo] Worldwide Galaxy Note8 Events Kick Off Launch of Samsung’s Latest Smartphone

Over the past few days, Samsung Electronics introduced the highly anticipated Galaxy Note8 to the public in China, the UAE, South Korea and India via a series

game design

Google and Ideas United Launch Program to Support Inclusivity in Game Design


Posted by Daraiha Greene, CS Education in Media Program Manager, Multicultural
Strategy, and Kate Brennan and Mathilde Cohen Solal, Google Play

Today, we are thrilled to announce Infinite Deviation: Games. Infinite Deviation is an
initiative created by Google Computer Science (CS) in Media and Ideas United in order to
tackle issues of representation by bringing creativity and computer science
together in unexpected ways — ensuring that representations of computer
scientists are inclusive of women, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community,
people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups. Last year, Infinite
Deviation produced a series of narrative
short films
to dispel stereotypes in computer science and is excited to
collaborate with Google Play to bring the Infinite Deviation program to gaming.

Currently only 23%
of people in the gaming industry identify as women
and only 3%
of game developers are African-American
. From ensuring women are represented
in video
games
to giving young girls the chance to create
their own games
, Google Play is committed to bringing new, diverse voices to
gaming. The program gives game designers from all backgrounds the chance to
pitch an original mobile game concept and have it developed, published, and
promoted in partnership with Google Play. Applicants can submit their mobile
game concepts until October 9.

The top three ideas will be chosen by a panel of industry experts and designers
will receive the resources and support they need to bring their games to life on
Google Play. Games will be judged on creativity and innovation, as well as their
ability to tell original stories that resonate with underrepresented audiences.

Participants must have less than two years of professional game design
experience in order to be eligible. For more information on the program,
including how to apply, you can visit InfiniteDeviation.com.

By promoting original games that resonate with underrepresented audiences, we
hope the program creates more favorable perceptions of computer science, bust
biases, and nurture acceptance through an activity many enjoy.

Citizenship

[Video] Chinese Students’ Dreams Come True with Gear VR

We all have dreams and aspirations – goals we want to achieve in our lives, things we want to experience, places we want to go.   This is no different for

Live

Introducing Updates to the Live API

By Supratik Lahiri, Product Manager and Chris Tiutan, Product Marketing Manager Since launch, we’ve seen many publishers use the Live API to deliver professional-quality live video experiences to their audiences. As we work to improve the Live API experience, today…

Video

Standards and Guidelines for Earning Money from Your Content on Facebook

By Nick Grudin, VP of Media Partnerships Every day, people come to Facebook to connect with stories from creators and publishers they love. Fostering an ecosystem where creators and publishers of all sizes can connect with their fans and earn…

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