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1 min ago | Ars Technica

Covert Bitcoin miner found stashed in malicious Google Play apps

Researchers scouring the official Google Play market have unearthed more Android apps that surreptitiously abuse end-user devices to carry out the computationally intensive process of mining Bitcoins.


Related Topix: Startups, Economics News, Bitcoin

4 hrs ago | Reuters

Apple, Google agree to settle lawsuit alleging hiring conspiracy

Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin.


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

4 hrs ago | CIO

Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra

Network World - Vic Gundotra, the man behind Google Plus and one of Google's most prominent executives, announced today that he will leave the company "effective immediately."


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

6 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Google's Top Social Networking Executive Departs

Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook.


Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Facebook, Mountain View, CA

7 hrs ago | Aurora Era-Banner

Go down memory lane with Google Maps' new Street View feature

Ever wanted to travel back in time and see how your new house looked like, say, five years ago? Or want a picture tour of your new office building from its days of construction? The new feature, currently restricted to desktops, allows users to see the latest image of a particular place while giving them an option to click on an older image of the ... (more)


Related Topix: Startups, World News, Brazil

11 hrs ago | Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Google Glass: What's Great and 4 Big Things Standing in Its Way

When Google first showed off Glass, there was no doubt that the device was a major technological step forward from smartphones.


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

15 hrs ago | ITworld

Quip issues API for mobile word processor, aims it at enterprise IT

Quip has released an API for its browser-based word processor that it hopes enterprise developers will use to make the application do more jobs in workplaces.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups, Cloud Computing

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Laptops/Notebooks, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Computers


Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed

Some Android office-productivity apps thought to be vulnerable to Heartbleed are protected thanks to a mistake in invoking SSL functions Some Android apps thought to be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug were spared because of a common coding error in the way they implemented their own native OpenSSL library.


Related Topix: Startups

National Public Radio

Microsoft Expands Ad-Free Bing Search For Schools

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine.


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


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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Startups, Mountain View, CA


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.


Related Topix: Startups, doubleTwist, Gadgets

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.


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

Tue Apr 22, 2014


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.


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.


Related Topix: Startups, San Francisco, CA, iPhone


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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)


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


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