Tag Archive | "Google"

Google Now hits the iOS App Store

Monday, April 29, 2013

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The Verge reports: After a promo video let the cat out of the bag last month, Google is making it official: with an update to the Google Search application, Google Now is available on iOS. Compatible with both the iPhone and iPad, the update brings almost all of Google’s information cards across from Android. The [...]

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Google introduces Gmail Blue

Monday, April 1, 2013

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Man, Google really captures the vibe of those intro to tech videos. Good stuff for sure.

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Larry Page announces that Andy Rubin will be handing over the Android reins to Sundar Pichai

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Some interesting news out of Google today as CEO Larry Page announced via the company’s official blog that Andy Rubin will be handing over the Android reins to Sundar Pichai. It’s important to note that Rubin will remain at Google working on other, and presumably secretive, projects. Google acquired Android in 2005, back when the [...]

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How men will use Google Glasses

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Not too shabby! Google Glasses may very well feature cool technology, but it seems that Google, in their zeal and excitement for the project, haven’t thought of any of the practical concerns that might accompany the product’s release. Here’s a hilarious spoof poking fun at some of those issues.

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Links of note from around the web

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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We don’t have time to cover everything here, and sometimes all you really need is a push in the right direction. So below please find a smattering of stories of interest from around the web. Microsoft hires designer who created revamped stylings of company’s brand: Last summer designer Andrew Kim’s vision for “The Next Microsoft” [...]

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Why Apple purchased LaLa and how Steve Jobs makes an offer “you can’t refuse”

Monday, January 21, 2013

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Aubry Johnson, who was previously a lead designer at Color, recently put up a blogpost (since removed) describing the buyout process as applied to Apple’s purchase of LaLa and later Color. Remember than many members of the original LaLa team went on to found Color. Thank god for Google Cache, right? First off, Johnson describes [...]

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Facebook Search and the challenges ahead

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Check out this great synopsis on what the new Facebook Search is all about and the challenges and opportunities it presents from the always insightful Danny Sullivan from Search Engine Land. Need a good plumber? An electrician? Someone to do your taxes? A doctor? A dentist? These are all typically questions that are great to [...]

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Apple didn’t make bid to acquire Waze, but Microsoft, Facebook and Google did – Report

Monday, January 7, 2013

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Last week there was a lot of hullabaloo surrounding Apple’s alleged interest in acquiring Waze, the social turn-by-turn navigation company based founded by Israeli’s Ehud Shabtai, Amir Shinar and Uri Levine. In case you’re unfamiliar, Waze uses crowd-sourcing from drivers on the road to provide real time traffic updates. The service also enables users to report traffic [...]

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Google working on homegrown smartphone, dubbed the “X phone”

Friday, January 4, 2013

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In case you missed it, the Wall Street Journal reported right before the holidays that Google, along with the engineers from Motorola Mobility it acquired back in May 2012, are hard at work on a homegrown smartphone meant to compete with the iPhone, and surprise surprise, the top Android handsets out on the market. Engineers [...]

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Samsung in hot water over efforts to ban Apple products in Europe

Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Perhaps Samsung’s eyes were bigger than their reach. Samsung, he south Korean electronics giant, could face fines running to billions of pounds from the European commission over its attempts to use its “standard-essential” patents on 3G to ban sales of Apple’s iPhone and iPad in Europe. The Google-owned smartphone company Motorola Mobility may face similar [...]

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Google Maps downloaded over 10 million times in 2 days

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Looks like we have a mapping battle in our midst!

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Extensive interview with Google CEO Larry Page

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Fortune has the tremendous scoop: I don’t know if this is unique at this time in this industry, but there are companies that are clearly competing with each other [Google, Apple  and Amazon], with completely different business models. I actually view that as a shame when you think about it that way. All the big technology [...]

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