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3 hrs ago | WCTI

Reports say an Amazon phone is close

After more than two years of hints and leaks, the long-awaited Amazon phone appears to be almost ready for its debut.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

7 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Memory Lane: Traveling Through Time On Google Maps

The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.

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Related Topix: Startups, Mountain View, CA

8 hrs ago | Engadget

DoubleTwist's latest Android tweak brings Google Play Music to Apple TV

Google's mobile-streaming tech has a lot going for it, but listening to music stored in Mountain View's cloud is still limited to a handful of home devices.

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Related Topix: Startups, doubleTwist, Gadgets

12 hrs ago | Marketing Pilgrim

Google livestreams launch of the 'shiny appy AdWords' upgrade

This morning, Google execs stood up in front of 170 search market experts to unveil the all new, sleek, shiny, fully-connected, app-driven Adwords program.

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Related Topix: Startups, AdMob, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Marketing

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CIO

Google Reportedly Wants to Make Email Encryption Easier, But Don't Hold Your Breath

PC World - Still responding to the National Security Agency surveillance revelations , Google is reportedly preparing to help users beef up Gmail security with end-to-end encryption.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Startups, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, PGP Corporation, Computer Security, Science / Technology

Contra Costa Times

Apple vs. Samsung: Google agreed to protect Samsung against some of Apple's patent claims

Google two years ago agreed to cover some of Samsung's potential legal costs as protection against Apple's latest multibillion-dollar patent lawsuit, a rare glimpse into how closely the two companies aligned themselves in the smartphone wars, a federal court jury learned Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Startups, San Francisco, CA, iPhone

ComputerWorld

Google Glass dips its toe into iOS pool

As Google added a taste of iOS functionality to Glass, one analyst said the move is just the beginning of efforts to draw in Apple users to the computerized eyewear.

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Related Topix: Startups, Laptops/Notebooks, Apple, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

AT&T Goes After Google With Plans to Bring Gigabit Broadband to 21 New Cities

When it comes to super-fast gigabit broadband networks, Google is the company you often hear about, thanks to their Google Fiber project.

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Related Topix: Startups, ATT, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Versant

NewsFactor

Google To Sell Basic Version of Modular Smartphone

Unveiled last year under Motorola, Project Ara is an effort by Google to make a smartphone that consumers can customize and upgrade by easily switching modules in and out.

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

InfoWorld

Microsoft gets Motorola Solutions to pay for lawsuit protection for Android use

Microsoft argues Chrome OS and Android contain its patented technology, and has struck licensing deals with Dell, HTC, Samsung and others Microsoft has extended its controversial yet successful crusade to extract licensing fees from vendors that use Google's Android and Chrome operating systems, adding Motorola Solutions to the list of vendors ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tellme, Motorola, EFJohnson Technologies, Enterprise Mobile, Startups, Science, Computer Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Pizarro: 'Spider-Man' stars come to the rescue of Shoreline's burrowing owls

A superhero's job is never done, and Monday that job included pulling weeds at Mountain View's Shoreline Park to help burrowing owls.

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Related Topix: The Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Hot Chicks, ITA Software, Startups, WebMD

Silicon Alley Insider

Nest's Learning Thermostat Could Be The Next Major Product To Hit Google's Play Store

Reports suggest that Google might begin selling Nest's Learning Thermostat in its Play store, marking another major step toward home automation.

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Related Topix: Startups, Home Automation

Sys-Con Media

Domino's PizzaA Now Accepting Payment via Google Wallet

Domino's customers who have an Android device can now pay for their online orders using Google's digital wallet.

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Related Topix: Startups, Domino's Pizza, Life, Food, Pizza

GigaOM

Take your pick: Square and Google were/were not in acquisition talks

It would make sense for Google to talk to Square about acquiring its slick but money-losing mobile payments business, but good luck determining who talked to who about what.

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Related Topix: Square, Startups, Twitter

ITworld

Google's smart contact lenses could aid the visually impaired

In today's accessible technology roundup: Google wants to embed cameras in contact lenses, Apple gets a patent for a new GUI for touch devices to improve accessibility and a hacker develops a virtual cane for the blind In last week's accessible tech news roundup , I wrote about how Google Glass is showing promise as a tool to aid people with ... (more)

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Related Topix: Startups, Cameras

International Business Times

Android v4.4.3 OS Update Almost Confirmed via Google Edu Device Setup App at Play Store

In the 'What's New' section, it says that the newly updated app comes with bug fixes, minor UI enhancements, support the new Google spreadsheets, non-nexus tablets and the yet-to-be released ' The revelation comes just days after Google Nexus 5 received an OS update .

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Android

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Electronic Engineering Times Asia

Samsung patent may bring competition to Google Glass

On the same day Google put its Google Glass on sale to the public for the first time , has entered the augmented-reality market with a one-sided headset it calls Galaxy Glass but referred to in a patent application as " Earphone, which Samsung has filed to patent in South Korea, has only a single miniature heads-up-display, which extends around to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Startups, Science / Technology, Inventions

Ars Technica

Major media publisher admits it is "afraid of Google"

The chief executive of Axel Springer, one of Europe's largest media publishers, has said that his company is afraid of the power that Google has accumulated and worries that the search giant is becoming a "superstate," immune from regulation.

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

Albany Times Union

How Microsoft Created A Virtual Assistant That Could Blow Siri Away

Windows Phone is still a distant third to Apple and Android in the smartphone market, but Microsoft is hoping to change that with the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 - and more importantly its personal digital assistant Cortana.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Times Herald

Climate changes visible by ZIP code with new online tools

With the click of a computer mouse, the potential risks of rising sea levels will soon be searchable - by ZIP code - for all U.S. coastal communities.

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Related Topix: New York, Non-Profit, Science, Computer Science, Startups, WebMD

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