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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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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.                                          

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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.                                             

Google Seeks Revenue Boost with Ads in Google Play

February 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most widely used...               

Moto E Launches with Modest Specs, Bargain Price

February 25, 2015 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Starting today, the new Moto E will begin rolling out in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. 

More Diverse Emoji Coming to iOS

February 24, 2015 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Lovers of emoji, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to...                                    

Dramatic Drop in Smartphone Thefts Suggests "Kill Switches" Work

February 12, 2015 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The push to implement kill switches in mobile devices has been an on-going effort, involving a massive collaboration between legislators, law enforcement, regulators,  and device manufacturers.                      

Sprint Slows Postpaid Phone Exodus Amid Huge Quarterly Loss

February 5, 2015 9:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint lost 205,000 postpaid phones and it saw elevated postpaid churn, which was up 12 basis points sequentially to 2.3 percent.                                 

New Outlook App Spotlights Apple's Software Problem

February 3, 2015 4:29 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

There's no doubt that Apple makes great hardware, but the iPhone maker continues to drop the ball in the software department...                                       

Google Shares Sink on 4Q Earnings

January 29, 2015 4:28 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more...                           

SmartWatch: Google as MVNO? Hypotheticals and Why It’s Complicated

January 29, 2015 11:24 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this week’s episode, we try to wrap our heads around the very complex, nuanced and downright craziness of Google becoming an MVNO on the backs  of T-Mobile and Sprint. If the reports are true, the challenges are many and the implications are far-reaching. And if that’s not enough, we check in with Kim Kardashian! 

Waze's Police Tracking Ways Draw Sheriffs' Ire

January 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Waze has fifty million users in 200 countries that turn to the free service for real-time traffic guidance and warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents, speed traps or...        

Motorola Brings Trio of New Smartphones to China

January 26, 2015 9:16 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populou...                                   

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