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Google expands market for Chromecast
Friday, 28 Mar, 2014 – 7:41 | No Comment

Chromecast, Google’s finger-sized gadget that allows people to upload video content from their mobile devices onto a high-definition TV set, was launched in Canada and Europe on March 19, eight months after its American debut.

Google buys smart appliance maker for US$3.2 billion
Friday, 17 Jan, 2014 – 4:26 | No Comment

Various news portals reported that Google is making a huge investment in the “internet of things” with its US$3.2 billion acquisition of smart appliance maker Nest.

Google wants to make G+ the YouTube of live video
Monday, 30 Dec, 2013 – 19:15 | 2 Comments

Google+ has become one of the hubs of Google’s services outside of their core search brand. Virtually everything in the company’s cloud-based services, from Gmail to Drive to Docs, hovers around Google+ or can be …

Google removes Android smartphone privacy control feature
Friday, 20 Dec, 2013 – 8:23 | No Comment

Google has disabled a privacy feature from Android mobile software that enabled users to block apps from gathering personal data such as users’ locations and address book data.

Google to pay fine for breaching smartphone privacy
Friday, 22 Nov, 2013 – 11:41 | No Comment

Google has agreed to pay US$17 million to 37 states as well as the District of Columbia for secretly tracking web users by setting up special digital files on their smartphones’ web browsers.
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Apple should team up with rivals, says Wozniak
Friday, 8 Nov, 2013 – 7:35 | No Comment

Apple would be more powerful if it worked with its largest rivals, Google and Samsung, said Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple.

Facebook hires first CMO
Monday, 5 Aug, 2013 – 6:23 | No Comment

Facebook’s VP of Product Marketing, Eric Antonow, left the company, so they have been looking for a replacement. To do so, they created the Corporate Marketing Officer position, showing that they’re growing into new realms …

Google collects child porn in order to eradicate it
Monday, 17 Jun, 2013 – 1:53 | No Comment

Google is creating a global database of child abuse images with a plan to use them as a way to find and remove (and report) sites that host child porn. The company plans to make …

Google buys Wavii for more than US $30m
Friday, 26 Apr, 2013 – 3:43 | No Comment

In an effort to provide more direct answers and facts to every query and web search, Google has recently acquired Wavii, a start-up founded by Adrian Aoun that specialises in natural language processing, for over US $30 million.

Google+ finds new ally with The Fancy
Friday, 1 Mar, 2013 – 7:21 | No Comment

In a bid to provide more services to its growing circles, Google+ has created an alliance with The Fancy, a photo sharing ecommerce site that is supported by Jack Dorsey, CEO of mobile payment firm Square.

Google restructuring affects 4,000 jobs at Motorola
Friday, 17 Aug, 2012 – 10:20 | No Comment

Motorola Mobility needs to cut 4,000 jobs, or one-fifth of its workforce, as part of a new restructuring process set up by its new owner Google. Google hopes to focus Motorola’s energies on handset manufacturing.
Of …

Google revamps app store guidelines to avoid spam
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 9:11 | No Comment

Google has revised its rules governing the submission of mobile apps to its Google Play app store in hopes of ensuring that spam and malicious content will not get through.