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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.
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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.
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.
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.
By Chloe Morrison , who works for our partners at Nooga.com. 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.
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 .
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:20 am
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