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Hyundai First to Market with Android Auto Connected Car Platform

May 26, 2015 11:26 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Android Auto incorporates smartphone features like navigation into the vehicle’s built-in display.                                          

Google’s Project Fi Won’t Fully Roll Out Until Mid-Summer

May 22, 2015 10:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

In an email sent late Thursday, Google said that given the number of requests it’s received...

Google Developing IoT Platform Under Android Brand

May 22, 2015 7:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Such a platform could put Google in direct competition with Samsung, which currently connects...

New PayPal CEO Promises Renewed Focus on Mobile

May 22, 2015 7:32 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

PayPal will be spinning off from parent company eBay later this year at a time when it's facing...

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Say Hello to Project Fi and Say Goodbye to Google Voice Features

May 6, 2015 10:36 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

However, Project Fi customers will be able to keep voicemail greeting, voicemails, texts and history.                                                                                                             

Googling on Mobile Devices Surpasses PCs in US for 1st Time

May 6, 2015 9:38 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones.                                                                                                     

Google Investors Gain Confidence on Solid 1Q

April 24, 2015 9:03 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Investors were encouraged by a healthy gain in the number of people looking at Google's ads, even as the average prices for those marketing messages extended a three-and-half year slump. 

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Google’s Project Fi Mobile Phone Service is Here

April 22, 2015 2:26 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Google is now accepting invite requests for Project Fi.                                                                                                                                         

Report: Google’s Phone Service Will Only Charge for the Data You Use

April 22, 2015 10:22 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The report also cites unnamed sources who say Google’s foray into mobile service could be announced as soon as Wednesday.                                                                                

Tuesdays with Roger: Google's MVNO Will Make Everyone Look Bad

April 21, 2015 9:00 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

As more details emerge about Google's forthcoming MVNO, speculation about the impact the tech giant's endeavor could have on the wireless industry has heated up.                                             

Google Ads Wi-Fi Support for Android Wear Watches

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Google said it is also working to make it easier to use app on the watch. The company has announced new gesture controls, such as flicking a wrist to...

Google Wallet Funds Now FDIC-Insured

April 20, 2015 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

News that Google is insuring Wallet users' funds is significant, as competing services such as PayPal and Venmo do not offer FDIC insurance. 

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Google Revamps Search to Accommodate Mobile Devices

April 17, 2015 9:15 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Although Google's new formula won't affect searches on desktop and laptop computers, it will have a huge influence on how and where people spend their money, given that more people are relying on their smartphones...

EU Charges Google with Antitrust Violations, Probes Android

April 15, 2015 10:09 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The EU can impose fines of 10 percent on annual revenue, or some $6 billion, and force the company to overhaul its system for recommending websites in Europe.

Google Offers Up LTE Patents Through Licensing Group

April 10, 2015 10:49 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Google is joining Via’s LTE patent pool alongside current members AT&T, China Mobile, Clear Wireless...                                                                                                

Consumer Group Says YouTube Kids App Has Too Many Ads

April 7, 2015 10:07 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

One example is a 7-minute video of Disney's "Frozen" characters who appear as dolls inside a toy McDonald's, eating ice cream and drinking Sprite.                                                   

Google Working on International Roaming with Hutchison

April 6, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief | News | Comments

Rumors of a Google MVNO that will operate on Sprint, T-Mobile and over Wi-Fi, were essentially confirmed by Google Vice President Sundar Pichai during...

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Google Could Take Big Hit on Stock Split

April 2, 2015 7:01 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than...

Google, Microsoft Compete on Tablet, PC Prices

April 1, 2015 9:31 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

Google's New CFO Lands Massive Payday

March 27, 2015 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The lucrative pay package disclosed in a Thursday regulatory filing underscored how much Google prized Porat, who is considered to be among Wall Street's most powerful women.

Google Appoints Ruth Porat as New CFO

March 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Google has announced a successor to outgoing Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette who announced his retirement earlier this month. 

Schmidt: Google Still Working on Google Glass

March 23, 2015 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says that recent changes in leadership at its Glass division were meant to...

Google, Tag Heuer Partner on Smartwatch

March 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company will team up with Google and Intel to create a watch which will boast Intel technology and Google’s Android Wear.

Google Opens First Retail Shop in London

March 11, 2015 10:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the Google shop will offer customers a chance to go hands on with Android phones and tablets, as well as other Google hardware and services. 

Google’s Wireless Service Will Only Support One Phone

March 6, 2015 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As an MVNO, Google enters a crowded and competitive market. Increasingly MVNOs are trying to bring prices down by depending on devices specifically designed to seamlessly move to a Wi-Fi network when one is available. 

Softcard Shutting Down March 31

March 5, 2015 10:46 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The same report sites sources who say that the Softcard app will be pulled from Google Play by...                                     

AT&T Comes After Apple’s HealthKit, Google Fit with Fitness Platform

March 4, 2015 11:04 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The carrier today announced ForHealth, its free health and wellness platform.                                          

Apple, Android Scramble to Fix Browsers Open to 'FREAK Attack'

March 4, 2015 9:47 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices...                                    

MWC: Google Confirms MVNO Plans, Announcement in "Coming Months"

March 2, 2015 10:49 am | by Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans.                                             

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