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Google's famous trademark in its name has just survived a challenger's attempt to have it declared generic. In Elliott v.
For almost a decade, a "small band of Google" workers have avoided Silicon Valley rents by living close to work -- as in, at work. As in, in their cars or in campers in the company parking lots, according to reports.
Friends and colleagues were aware, at some level, that Nick Roy, a researcher in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory , had been using his sabbatical to take on some sort of robotics-related role at Google. But few people knew the full scope of his work until this past week, when Google X - the infamous idea incubator known for Google Glass, self-driving cars, and wireless hot-air balloons - unveiled a video introducing Project Wing, an ambitious delivery-drone initiative that Roy has overseen for the past two years.
Google plans to begin testing its new prototype of a self-driving car -- which, unlike earlier models, the company hopes to operate without a backup driver -- at NASA's Ames Research Center on the grounds of Moffett Field, just a few miles from the tech company's headquarters, space agency officials said this week. Because Moffett is federal property, Google cars can drive the network of streets that crisscross the sprawling, 2,000-acre research facility without worrying about California regulations that say a human operator must be able to take control of self-driving vehicles during testing on public roads.
Google has extended $100,000 cloud credit to each startup in its entrepreneurship network - including the companies at American Underground's three-campus network. Adam Klein , chief strategist at American Underground, was in Mountain View, California, for the in-person announcement.
On Tuesday night there was a tense exchange between council members and Google real estate director John Igoe about planning for 5,000 homes in North Bayshore. Google threw its weight behind the idea at last week's planning commission meeting.
Google Inc is rumored to be interested in purchasing a 40 percent stake in eBay Inc for $85 billion at $68 per share. "I heard the rumor and it just went in one ear and out the other," tech industry expert and analyst Jeff Kagan told Benzinga.
Girl power is on the rebound. We have seen the female empowerment movement spring up in all the right places recently -- in ad campaigns, among celebrities, with parents and advocates of young girls, and even within organizations as tech giants like Google and eBay try to be more accountable for increasing diversity in their ranks.
A Google bus taking employees to work Thursday morning was cut off by a Toyota Land Cruiser, causing a minor three-vehicle collision in Redwood City, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash occurred at about 7:40 a.m. on southbound Highway 101 near Whipple Avenue, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.
Samsung copies other companies and gets sued a lot. It is almost an unwritten rule of mobile tech, but every so often a Samsung court case where the company is accused of patent infringement tends to throw up some juicy information.
Chase Lyman, left, and Rob Hollister, right, of The Sobrato Organization. Their company is the new owner of 3.5 acres in Mountain View.
If you visit Mountain View, California, home to Google, you will likely soon see one of Google's self-driving cars whizzing by. They are everywhere in that town, having logged over 700,000 autonomous miles since 2009.
Google buys Lift Labs, whose flagship device is a vibrating spoon that compensates for people with tremors to help them eat. Google is buying a company that makes high-tech spoons designed to make it easier for people with neurodegenerative tremors to eat.
Lumiata, a San Mateo-based start-up that makes software that creates personalized treatment recommendations based on patients' health data, has raised another $6 million in Series A funding. Backers hope the year-old company's algorithms and medical expertise will make it the Google of health care big data, but it's far too early to tell if it will hit the big time or if it is another high-tech wannabe.
With the growing number of social channels now available, choosing the best one for your organization can be an overwhelming task. Tweeting, posting, and updating takes time and effort that many marketing professionals simply don't have.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 01:07 am
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