The new Google Doodle today celebrates the life of the late biochemist Michiyo Tsujimura, Japan’s first woman doctor of agriculture whose groundbreaking research of green tea explains its bitter taste.
The illustration shows Tsujimura conducting research surrounded by a steaming cup of green tea and tea leaves. Today marks her 133rd birthday.
Google surprised its home page’s visitors with a free-to-play, anime-inspired video game doodle to celebrate the opening of the Tokyo Olympics.
About the doodle: Google collaborated with Japanese animation studio STUDIO 4°C to create “Doodle Champion Island Games,” according to The Mercury News.
Google Doodle Honors Japanese American Olympic Weightlifter, Gold Medalist Tommy Kono on 91st Birthday
Google celebrates Tamio “Tommy” Kono’s 91st birthday with a doodle illustrated by Los Angeles-based artist Shanti Rittgers.
Google Doodles recently featured a special doodle of Japanese American journalist and short story author Hisaye Yamamoto to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Google has agreed to pay a total of $3.8 million after the U.S. Department of Labor investigated allegations that the company underpaid female software engineers and overlooked female and Asian applicants for engineering positions.
In a settlement, the company says it will pay $1,353,052 in back pay and interest to 2,565 female engineers. It will also pay $1,232,000 in back pay and interest to 1,757 female engineering applicants and 1,219 Asian engineering applicants for “engineering positions not hired,” according to The Verge.
A Japanese man shared a tear-jerking moment when he accidentally found his father, who had already passed away seven years ago, on Google Earth.
Twitter user @TeacherUfo stumbled upon the revelation while checking out their old house on Google Earth, according to Unilad. To his surprise, the user saw his father waiting for his mother to arrive home.
Colin (Zheng) Huang, surged into the spot of China’s second-wealthiest person on Sunday before settling for third-wealthiest on Tuesday.
Rise to riches: Earning a degree from the elite Zhejiang University based in Hangzhou with an acceptance rate of less than 0.5%, Huang later earned his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 40-year-old entrepreneur built his empire after working as an intern at Microsoft in Beijing and Seattle and then moved on to be an engineer for Google in 2004. According to his 2016 Medium blog post, he worked there for three years as a “software engineer and then product manager,” after his mentor suggested that he stay for at least that minimum.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai shared a story about how his father spent an entire year’s salary for a flight so his son could live his dream in the U.S. in a speech during YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020 graduation.
The Google Doodle honored the star of a silent movie called “The Toll of the Sea,” which celebrated its 97th anniversary since its release on Wednesday.
That star is Anna May Wong, regarded as the first Asian American movie star.
James Park, the Korean American co-founder and CEO of Fitbit, has joined forces with Google in an all-cash deal worth $2.1 billion, the two tech giants announced on Friday.
“With Google’s resources and global platform, Fitbit will be able to accelerate innovation in the wearables category, scale faster, and make health even more accessible to everyone,” Park said in a statement.
When Patrick Shyu was fired from his job at Facebook, he took to his thriving YouTube channel to express his feelings about the situation.
Shyu, who was a software engineer on the social media giant, poked fun at his former employer in a video called “Day in the Life of a Facebook Software Engineer.” The particular day he was referring to in the title was actually the day he was fired, which was about less than a month ago.
A Google engineer from Japan has broken the Guinness World Record for the most accurate value of pi.
Emma Haruka Iwao, who has been with Google for more than three years, used the company’s cloud-computing service to calculate pi to an astronomical 31.4 trillion digits, beating Peter Trueb’s record of 9 trillion in November 2016.