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Google's Android One Platform: More Than Just Phones

By Trefis: Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) announced the launch of its Android One platform on Monday, September 15, targeting the low-end smartphone segment in emerging markets. While newly launched phones are currently available...Show More Summary

Google Glass update synchronizes photos to your iPhone as you take them

In the midst of launching iOS 8 to all current iOS devices, Google had just updated its MyGlass app for Google Glass. With the new app, now in version 0.8.0, users can automatically synchronize their photos to their phones as they take them. Show More Summary

Google Patent Aims to Use TV as a Signal in its Search Algorithm

A new patent granted to Google will use signals related to TV shows that are "currently being displayed in proximity to an electronic device" being used to perform a search.

Cozy Makes Its Rental Management Service Free

23 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Cozy, a Google Ventures-backed service that make the rental process easier for landlords and tenants, has made its current feature set available to all clients for free. In a blog post, Cozy CEO Gino Zahnd says that making these features free will bring in a wider audience for products set for launch in Q4 2014. Read More

Julian Assange Says "Apolitical Futurism of Star Trek" Fits Google

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Julian Assange is currently answering questions in a live chat over at Gawker, promoting his new book, When Google Met Wikileaks. One of the most interesting exchanges for readers of Paleofuture actually comes from a question by Matthew Phelan who writes the Gawker subdomain Black Bag. Read more...

Yes, You Should Get An SSL Certificate for Your Website

2 days agoInternet / SEO : SEO Scoop

Google has recently come out and explicitly said were starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. Currently, it is a "lightweight signal", but that could easily change, and it might have more weight in the future. Traditionally, Https was used only when sensitive information was being transmitted, for example, when completing online transactions (it [...]Show More Summary

First wave of Android One smartphones hits India

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Google’s Android One initiative, outlined at I/O 2014, is designed to bring quality, low-cost smartphones to developing countries, catering to specific needs while tackling key issues with the current crop of locally available hardware. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: Salt Your Pasta Water, Capiche?

From Starboard Value LP, a private investment firm critical of Olive Garden's current management: If you Google "How to cook pasta", the first step of Pasta 101 is to salt the water. How does the largest Italian dining concept in the world not salt the water for pasta? Quite so. Show More Summary

Google acquires Polar for Google+, will close its polling service at the end of 2014

Google has acquired Polar, a startup that allows anyone to create a visual poll for their website or app. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed. Dave Besbris, the current leader of Google+, confirmed that Polar employees would beShow More Summary

Can Amazon Sponsored Links Challenge Google AdWords?

Google AdWords currently claims a 31.5 percent share of global ad revenue, but the service’s dominance may soon be challenged via Amazon Sponsored Links. Amazon’s new advertising system will function much like Google AdWords. When site visitors click on ads, they’ll be taken back to storefronts and inventory housed on the Amazon website. Show More Summary

Antitrust Action Delayed Against Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe

A judge has pushed back to April 2015 the start of a class-action, antitrust trial involving four big tech companies and 64,000 current and former Silicon Valley workers.

Antitrust Action Delayed Against Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe

A judge has pushed back to April 2015 the start of a class-action, antitrust trial involving four big tech companies and 64,000 current and former Silicon Valley workers.

Google’s EU search antitrust case will definitely pass over to the next competition chief

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

As expected, Google’s big European Union search antitrust case won’t be wrapped up by the end of October and will be passed to the next competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager. According to IDG, current antitrust chief Joaquín Almunia...Show More Summary

Sounds of Street View, A Project That Adds Ambient Noise to the Popular Google Maps Feature

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Sounds of Street View is a new project from British hearing aid maker Amplifon that adds ambient sounds to a select number of Google Maps Street View locations. The project, which currently features locations in Hawaii, France, and San Diego, offers a 360-degree cacophony of noise as users virtually tour the areas. via Engadget

Demystifying BlackBerry

By Ivan Jimenez: BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) is currently one of the most controversial stocks on the Street. The reasons are obvious - Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) have dominated the smartphone market and Blackberry's smartphone market share has dwindled down to almost nothing. Show More Summary

Three flavors of HTC One M8: Sense, GPe and Windows

The HTC One M8 is one of the top smartphones available right now, ranking highest on our list of best Android phones. But following the launch of Google Play edition and Windows Phone versions of the device, HTC's current flagship finds...Show More Summary

Google's latest object recognition tech can spot everything in your living room

Automatic object recognition in images is currently tricky. Even if a computer has the help of smart algorithms and human assistants, it may not catch everything in a given scene. Google might change that soon, though; it just detailed a new...

Clothes woven with circuit board thread could turn them into wearable gadgets

Our current idea of a wearable tends to be things like smartwatches, fitness trackers, maybe AR glasses like Google Glass. The thing is, with the exception of some smart-shoes, they’re just things we clip onto ourselves rather than actually wear. Show More Summary

Google settles with the government for $19 million over in-app purchases

Don't think that Apple and Amazon are the only ones currently in the FTC's crosshairs over their in-app purchasing policies. But while Jeff Bezos and company are fighting tooth and nail, Google has decided simply settle with the government and offer...

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