It’s hard to believe the Google Chromecast is already two years old. Yes, the little dongle that changed the way many of us stream content to our TVs is celebrating its second birthday, and the celebration benefits us all. To celebrate, Google is offering up a free movie rental to Chromecast owners. Open up [...]
Casino and poker apps are one of the best represented sectors within the Google Play Store. It should come as no surprise; the popularity of poker exploded at the turn of the century with online gambling, while hole-card cams on TV turned it into a spectator event. Show More Summary
Google fails to learn enough from past failures.
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YouTube is giving cable TV a run for its money. The popular video-sharing platform -- which was acquired by Google in 2006 -- reaches more 18- to 49-year-olds in America than any U.S. cable network, said Google's chief business officer,...Show More Summary
Google Inc.'s YouTube, which has signed up partners for a new paid-video service, may find out by early next year whether its own Internet stars really are as valuable as those in... To view the full story, click the title link.
I love that patients have so many more tools to learn about their health. Between Google, TV, magazines and the thousand-word warning that comes with every prescription, it’s almost like you don’t need a doctor. This is especially true if you do the two most important things for your health: eat less and exercise more. […]
It appears Project Brillo and Android TV aren’t the only ways Google is looking to make a mark on your home. According to Recode, Google is getting into the home services game by hiring staff members at Homejoy, a startup for hiring professional cleaners. Show More Summary
In March HBO came on stage during Apple’s event and announced HBO Now, a $15 standalone internet TV streaming service. It was later revealed that HBO Now would be an exclusive to Apple for 3 months, and in May Google announced that HBO Now would also be headed for Android in the near future. Show More Summary
YouTube is bigger than cable TV. Well, to be more precise, it’s bigger than any single U.S. cable network among the key demographic that includes those ages 18 to 49 – or so said Google during yesterday’s earnings call. The video-sharing network’s heavily engaged user base and its traction with mobile consumers were among the highlights discussed during the… Read More
The fight for the living room's future is on Breaking Fad The battle for Smart TV dominance continues to ratchet up, with Google and Firefox now both wading into the same connected space. The former has reignited its living room ambitions via Android TV, while open source rival Firefox has partnered with Panasonic.…
It has become customary for Google to make comparisons between YouTube and TV on its earnings calls — after all, it is hoping that brands will switch out some of their huge TV advertising budgets for online video. Thursday's Q2 earnings call was no exception. Show More Summary
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Google is turning a touching video ad it made about gender transition into a full-blown TV advertisement during ESPN's annual ESPY awards Wednesday night. The video features the moving story of a transgender man who finds an inclusive g ym after undergoing surgery. Show More Summary
The times continue to be a changin’ with the Television Academy. Today they announced that the Emmy-dispensing organization has teamed up with Google to distribute Chromecast devices to the entire 18,500 -strong membership so theyShow More Summary
The TV Academy is widening its digital connections.
Adam Kutner, a Las Vegas attorney known for frequent TV ads, wants a Nevada judge to order Google to turn over the names of people who he says have defamed him with anonymous comments deriding him and his business. The court complaint focuses on posts to a blog called Wild Wild Law: Legal Antics and Jurisprudence in Nevada. Show More Summary
It's oftentimes a wave of boredom which prompts the, "can I watch TV/play on the computer?" lines from kids. If you turn to Google to solve that problem, most "Best Kids Games" search results are the best computer programs, smart phone...Show More Summary
Google Chromecast is a solid little device that plugs into your TV and allows video streaming from computers and mobile devices, but it's only as good as your Wi-Fi network. Now, the company has a new ethernet adapter to fix that — if...Show More Summary
The Google Chromecast is a popular way for millions of users to stream video from mobile devices onto their TV because it is affordable and easy to use. Despite being very successful since its release, Chromecast does have an issue with keeping a strong connection while streaming because it works using a WiFi signal. Show More Summary