Voting is now open for five nonprofit finalists in Google’s Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced today. All finalists will receive $175,000. Iowans are invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” winner, who will be awarded an additional $125,000. The five winners are: Buena Vista University’s Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and the Iowa Lakes Corridor […]

Chloe Laizure, a senior at North Polk High School in Alleman, is one of the 53 State and Territory winners in the 11th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the U.S. to redesign the Google logo, Google announced on Thursday. Laizure’s design was chosen from thousands of entries inspired […]

Google announces $1M Impact Challenge for Iowa nonprofits Nonprofits in Iowa will collectively receive $1 million through Google’s new Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced Monday as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative at Central Library. Google.org first launched its Impact Challenge in Illinois, but Iowa will be the second state nationwide granted $1 […]

When attorney general William Barr delivers the Mueller report to members of Congress, it will arrive on compact discs, reports Wired. That might be raising eyebrows, but Wired makes the case why digging out the CD-ROM drive works for a report of this size. IN OTHER NEWS: As the devastating Notre Dame fire burned on […]

Dan Harbeke, head of public policy and external affairs at Google’s Council Bluffs data center, announces Google’s $1 million Impact Challenge for Iowa nonprofits. Photo/Google Nonprofits in Iowa will collectively receive $1 million through Google’s new Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced this morning as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative at Central Library. […]

Grow with Google, the tech giant’s initiative to bring digital literacy workshops to students, small businesses and job seekers nationwide, will be planting itself in the Des Moines Public Library system on Monday, April 15.  From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Central Library will host four free workshops for registered participants, and staff “Googlers” will […]

Google is coming to three Iowa cities this April as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative, aimed at creating economic opportunity across the U.S., Google announced on Friday. Google is hosting three free workshops April 15-17 in Des Moines, Council Bluffs and Davenport at public libraries to help job seekers, small business owners, […]

Des Moines elementary students can learn to build coding skills with Google experts on Friday during the CS First Roadshow, an hour-long presentation with remarks by U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne at Edmunds Elementary School. The CS First Roadshow offers up to 90 minutes of themed computer science projects in six categories – storytelling, arts, game […]

Reuters: Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced today that it would grant about $25 million globally next year to humanitarian and environmental projects seeking to use artificial intelligence to speed up and broaden their efforts. The “AI Impact Challenge” is meant to inspire organizations to ask Google for help in machine learning, a form of AI in […]

Google reported 8,200 Iowa organizations generated $899 million in economic activity using Google search and advertising tools in 2017. Iowa nonprofits received $1.13 million in free advertising through the Google Ad Grants program, the company said in a statement. Google’s Grow with Google initiative aims to give individuals free tools to build digital skills and businesses through […]