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2 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Google to launch Android One, phones to be priced at around $105

Google Inc will launch in India on Monday the first smartphones under its Android One project, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees to capture the low-cost segment of the world's fastest growing smartphone market. The Mountain View-Based company tied up with Indian mobile players Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles to launch the affordable phones, which are powered by its operating system and aimed at emerging markets.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, ITA Software, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, Marketing

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Freedom to Tinker

Google Fights Genericide Claim

Google's famous trademark in its name has just survived a challenger's attempt to have it declared generic. In Elliott v.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

NBC Bay Area

Report: Google Workers Lived in Office Parking Lots

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.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

AmericanBankingNews.com

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Google

Shares of Google were the target of some unusual options trading on Friday. Stock investors purchased 14,988 call options on the company, AnalystRatings.NET reports.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, ITA Software, Enterprise Mobile, WebMD, Widevine Technologies

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Wireless Design & Development

Project Wing: Google's Delivery-Drone Service

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.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, Science, Computer Science

San Jose Mercury News

Google to test new self-driving cars at Moffett Field

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.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Business Journal

Google steps up its support of American Underground

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.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

Mountain View Voice

Google grilled about North Bayshore housing

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.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

Benzinga

Analysts React To Google Inc-eBay Inc $85 Billion Merger Rumor

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.

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Related Topix: eBay, Startups, Google, ITA Software, Enterprise Mobile, Widevine Technologies

Advertising Age

'Fem-powerment' Campaigns Highlight a New Reality for Women

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.

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Related Topix: Hunch, Startups, WebMD, Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, New York, Opinion

Seeking Alpha

Is Netflix A Buy, Sell Or Hold?

Before we begin discerning if the video streaming giant Netflix is a buy, sell, or hold it is imperative that investors understand at least the basics of how we value ultra high growth companies. We will be using the "Growth Supply and Demand Model" which introduces the impact of innovation and growth on an equity's 52-week price.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Google, ITA Software, Enterprise Mobile, Widevine Technologies

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Google bus involved in three-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Redwood City

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.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies

Mobile Burn

NVIDIA confirms the HTC built Nexus 9 for this quarter

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.

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Business Journal

Sobrato bets again on Mountain View with 3.5-acre buy

Chase Lyman, left, and Rob Hollister, right, of The Sobrato Organization. Their company is the new owner of 3.5 acres in Mountain View.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies

Silicon Alley Insider

Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Not Always So Hands Off

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.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

Sky News

Google Buys High-Tech Spoon Manufacturer

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.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies

Business Journal

Lumiata nabs $6 million for personalized medical care software

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.

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Digital Trends

Hangouts and Google Voice edge closer together with free audio-only calls and more

When Hangouts launched in May 2013, product manager Nikhyl Singhal said that Google Voice integration was coming "soon." The Web giant has taken its time, but sixteen months later, it's finally beginning to happen.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

IMedia Connection

The social platforms that deserve the most marketing attention

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.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology, Twitter, Social Software

Beet.TV

Google's Ben Barokas: Data Is King In Video Boom

If "data is the new oil" when it comes to advertising, Google is sitting on a geyser - but it's happy to let customers tap rivals' supply lines, too. Ben Barokas , GM for Marketplace Development, sees the emerging digital ad landscape this way, he tells Beet.TV in this video interview: "Every advertiser has its own unique data set - that is the advantage that every individual party in the ecosystem must leverage in order to get ahead.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, World News, Germany, Marketing

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