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1 hr ago | Search Engine Watch

Four Reasons Google+ Might Still Be Alive After All

Between Google shutting down its authorship program and Senior Vice President of Engineering and head of Google+ Vic Gundotra leaving the company, many believe the future of Google+ is in question. Polar is a mobile app that lets people share their opinions by voting on a Polar poll.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups

5 hrs ago | SFGate

Germany Just Asked Google To Do The Impossible: Reveal Its Secret Search Algorithm

German justice minister Heiko Maas is calling on Google to become more transparent by disclosing exactly how it ranks search results. This, of course, will simply never happen.


Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Larry Page, Science / Technology, Internet

8 hrs ago | International Business Times

Google Nexus 8 Release Date Countdown Begins Oct 8: 8 Killer Specs and Features to Expect

According to Phone Arena , a media event that banners the heading Double Exposure is scheduled on the second Wednesday of October and one possibility to watch for on the same occasion is the grand preview of Google's flagship tablet.


Related Topix: Startups

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Ars Technica

Julian Assange on Snowden parallels, disliking Google, and "inevitable" freedom

It would be too much to say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange feels optimistic. He's been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for more than two years now, with cameras and police-"a A 3 million surveillance operation," he calls it-just meters away.


Related Topix: Startups, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks

User data requested on 10 Irish Google accounts

Google has revealed that Irish authorities made just 10 requests relating to Gmail, Google Docs, YouTube or other Google accounts held by Irish citizens between January and July of this year. The figures, released in Google 's latest Transparency Report, show that Irish authorities request user data far less often than other European security and civil authorities.


Related Topix: Startups, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Social Software


Google Street Maps Archives Reveal a Changing Chattanooga Landscape

By Chloe Morrison , who works for our partners at Google Maps recently released an archive of street view images dating back to 2007, and the images provide reminders of how much the city has developed.


Related Topix: Startups, Chattanooga, TN, East Brainerd, TN

PC World

Chromebooks gain Chromecast streaming for Google Drive-stored videos

Google Drive is getting more Chromecast integration thanks to a new feature under development for Chrome OS. Right now, anyone using the latest developer version of Chrome OS can stream videos stored in Google Drive cloud storage directly to their Chromecast device .


Related Topix: Startups


Google debuts first low-cost Android One phones in India

Three Indian vendors have launched smartphones based on a Google reference design starting at 6399 Indian rupees without operator subsidy, in a bid to grab a share of a growing but competitive segment of the country's smartphone market. Google has recruited a number of partners for its Android One low-cost phone project, including phone manufacturers Acer, Alcatel Onetouch, Asus, HTC, Intex, Lava, Lenovo, Panasonic and Xolo, and chipmaker Qualcomm, it said in a blog post Monday.


Related Topix: Startups, Computers, Acer, CPU, Science / Technology, Cameras


Google steps up its game in India with Android One

The increasing popularity of smartphones in emerging markets coupled with Google's desire to gain control over its open-source mobile operating system have resulted in Android One. It's a new program, designed with low-end devices in mind, that will see more consumers enjoying the benefits of a close-to-stock Android experience on inexpensive handsets.


Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, CPU, Science / Technology


Google lures startups to cloud following with $100,000 credit

Google is offering startups $100,000 in credit to turn to the firm's cloud services -- rather than rivals such as Amazon. Google has ramped up competition in the cloud space by enticing startups to join its cloud following in return for $100,000 in credit.


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

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Chomebook-to-Chromecast video? Yes, with Google Drive

As if Android apps hitting Google's Chrome OS wasn't enough excitement for Mountain View's operating system for one week. Now, you can play movies stored in Google Drive via the OS' video player app on your Chromecast .


Related Topix: Startups, Gadgets

Hindustan Times

Google Earth Engine to help predict malaria on maps

An accidental leak by chipmaker Nvidia in a US International Trade Commission filing indicates that HTC is building the next Google tablet and that it will be out in the third quarter of 2014. Until recently, much of the video content on Facebook was YouTube videos, but Facebook now allows users to upload videos directly to its site.


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Google Earth, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Dapper, Citizen Sports

International Business Times

Google Android Lion vs Apple iOS 8: Why Make the Big Switch

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith In Google's last I/O Conference, the company did not just present the Android L as a mobile platform. It is also part of the company's initiative to create a more organized ecosystem synchronizing the platform across a number of devices like wearables, computers, tablets and TVs.


Related Topix: Startups, Science / Technology, iCloud

The LG Google Chromebase; The only all-in-one

You have seen many reviews here that pump up the underdog when considered against mainstream counterparts. It is no surprise that this column favors "the other guy".


Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Microsoft, Wireless, Bluetooth, Computers

The Times of India

This guy almost became CEO of Apple, Google, and Yahoo

This guy almost became CEO of Apple, Google, and Yahoo - Here's what it feels like to miss out on big opportunities In 2000, Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin interviewed Costello for the Google CEO job that eventually went to Eric Schmidt. Not a lot of people get to have the type of experience Joe Costello's had through his long career.


Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Yahoo!, Apple, Sergey Brin, Cadence Design Systems

The Times of India

Flipkart 'leaks' Google's Android One smartphone

Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 phone, priced at Rs 6,999, was listed on the website for a few hours. NEW DELHI: Two days ahead of its official debut, one of Google's Android One smartphones has been leaked online, courtesy leading Indian e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart.


Related Topix: Startups, World News, India, Internet, Science / Technology, Wireless, Emerging Technology

Sat Sep 13, 2014

South China Morning Post

Chinese firms closing gap on US tech giants like Google

If Alibaba's IPO raises US$21 billion as expected, the previous record flotation by Facebook and Visa will have been bested and Alibaba's valuation could be almost as much as Amazon's. No Chinese company has wide international brand recognition, but e-commerce giant Alibaba may change that.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups, WebMD, Internet, Science / Technology, Opinion


How to Disable DirectWrite on Google Chrome

Google has released Chrome 37 for Linux, Mac, and Windows. This new version of Chrome is updated with improved font rendering on web pages with DirectWrite support on Windows OS .


Related Topix: Startups, Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Linux


Why Google and the FCC are bringing wireless back into the net neutrality fight

It's like it's 2010 all over against as the FCC indicates it may take a second look at bringing the idea of network neutrality to the wireless networks as part of its Open Internet proceeding. This week the Chairman of the FCC and Google both seemed to come out in favor of making holding wireless internet to the same network neutrality standards we hold the wired internet.


Related Topix: Startups, Wireless, Emerging Technology

Chico Enterprise-Record

Magid: Apple's new iPhone could be iPad killer

Samsung, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and numerous other companies have introduced tablets to compete with Apple's iPad, but last week someone finally introduced what could be the iPad killer. That someone was Apple with its new iPhone 6 Plus.


Related Topix: Find My iPhone, Kindle, iPod touchiPad App, iPod touch App, iPad App, Walgreens, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Ipad, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups


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