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2 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Tech Q&A: New security measures added to Google Wallet

QUESTION: If a thief stole a smartphone that makes retail store payments, could he or she make store purchases with no questions asked? And is Google pushing Wallet to Android operating system devices without asking the owners? ANSWER: Making purchases wouldn't be that easy if the phone is set up properly.

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Related Topix: Startups, Computers, Apple, Social Security, Personal Finance, iPod

6 hrs ago | Design And Reuse

Google's ATAP Group Selects Lattice FPGAs for its Project Ara Modular Smartphone Prototype

Lattice Semiconductor Corp. today announced that Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group has selected Lattice FPGAs for its ambitious Project Ara initiative that aims to deliver the world's first modular smartphones for consumers to configure from a variety of modules.

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Related Topix: Startups, Semiconductors, Lattice Semiconductor, Electronics, Interplay, MDK, Video Games

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Reuters

Keep Steve Jobs' personality out of hiring trial, tech companies say

Witnesses at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley should not be allowed to offer evidence that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was "a bully," four major tech companies argued in a court filing.

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Related Topix: Books, Steve Jobs, Apple, Startups, Science / Technology

ComputerWorld

Google details its Project Ara modular smartphone

"We did crack the screen, and the phone doesn't quite boot," said Paul Eremenko, head of Google's Project Ara, as he presented an engineering prototype of the first Project Ara phone during a webcast developer event in Mountain View, California, on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Startups, Mountain View, CA

The Miami Herald

Yahoo's 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains

Yahoo is still prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Alibaba, Yahoo! Japan, Sunnyvale, CA, Facebook

The Hartford Courant

Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer 's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Internet, Science / Technology, Twitter, Alibaba, Ansonia, CT

The Beaumont Enterprise

This screen shot shows the home screen of a phone running the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.

Before, voice search lacked the natural language interactions of Apple's Siri and Google Now.

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Related Topix: Startups, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

CBS 47

Google VP to become new Carnegie Mellon dean

The Google logo is seen on display at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California.

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Related Topix: Startups, Mountain View, CA, Carnegie Mellon University

CIO

Google Updates Terms of Service to Reflect its Scanning of Users' Emails

Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features.

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

Vallejo Times-Herald

Apple v. Samsung: Samsung resumes defense against iPhone maker's patent case

Samsung on Monday resumed its defense against Apple's multibillion-dollar patent infringement case, relying on its top marketing executives and Google engineers to convince a federal court jury that Samsung's success selling smartphones has nothing to do with Apple's iPhone and iPad technology.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, Gmail, iPhone App, Twitter, iPhone, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

The Campbell Reporter

Get your Google Glass: Wearable computers on sale to public for one day only

For a limited time Tuesday, regular Americans will have the chance to join a Silicon Valley elite -- the early adopters of Google Glass, the eyeglass-like computers that so far have been sold only to people hand-selected by Google.

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Related Topix: Startups, Howell, MI

Mon Apr 14, 2014

BetaNews

Microsoft Office comes to Google's Chrome OS -- now who's Scroogled?

What was once the crown jewel of software, Microsoft Office, has arguably been devalued by free offerings.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Office, Startups, Microsoft

Ogle Earth

What does Crimea tell us about Google?

What can we infer about Google's technology , politics and business from observing its approach to mapping Crimea, a few weeks after its invasion and subsequent annexation by Russia? Let's take each area in turn: Technology: We've long known Google has the ability to serve different mapping datasets to different Google top-level domain properties.

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Related Topix: Startups, Widevine Technologies

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace

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Related Topix: Startups

GigaOM

Google acquires drone startup Titan Aerospace

Facebook was considering purchasing the startup, which builds drones that can stay aloft for years, earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Startups

Wall Street Journal

Google May Push Sites to Use Encryption

In a move that experts say could make it harder to spy on Web users, Google is considering giving a boost in its search-engine results to websites that use encryption, the engineer in charge of fighting spam in search results hinted at a recent conference.

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

Norwalk Citizen News

The Heartbleed Bug Is Still Affecting Millions Of Android Devices

Although Google had patched its most popular services to address the Heartbleed bug last week, there's still a huge chunk of Android smartphones left vulnerable to the security flaw.

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

ABC News

Review: Siri-Like Cortana Fills Windows Phone Gap

With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way.

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

Brand Republic

Google becomes major UK advertiser after boosting spend by 50% in 2013

Google spent 15 million on television advertising in 2013, 5 million on outdoor media, 4 million on cinema and 3.5 million on press, according to new data.

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Ubergizmo

Google Executive Says No iPhone Features Were Copied For Android

The second Apple vs Samsung trial is well underway. In its defence the first witness Samsung called was Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google vice president of Android.

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Related Topix: Startups, iPhone, Apple, Gadgets

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