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2 hrs ago | Entrepreneur Magazine

Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health

Earlier this month, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin expressed their reservations about entering the health-care industry , a space so heavily regulated "it's just a painful business to be in," Brin said at the time.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Genetics, Medicine

4 hrs ago | Inhabitat

Google Streetview Cars Track Down Stray Methane Emissions that Contribute to Climate Change

Google has added another item to its lengthy list of services , and this one is something you really wouldn't expect.


Related Topix: US Energy Systems, Energy, Boston, NY, Activism, Global Warming

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

A 3D Google-eye view of the Triad. Actually, just Greensboro.

It's a Friday in the middle of summer, so here's a fun game to play at your desk instead of working.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Enterprise Mobile, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

5 hrs ago |

Google wanted to buy Spotify - report

Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported.


Related Topix: Spotify, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Songza

9 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Google Wants to Figure Out What a Healthy Human Body Looks Like

Google has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, TV, Electronics

13 hrs ago | Newsday

Business gurus answer your questions

Last week we asked three influential business investors what they look for when deciding whether to put money into a venture and what they run away from.


Related Topix: World News, India, Twitter

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Business Journal

Google, 'other' tablets encroaching on Apple, Samsung market share

Apple maintained its position as top tablet seller in the world during the second quarter, but is losing its grip on the market as lesser-known brands increase sales.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPod touch App, iPad App, Google+, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Google, ITA Software, Widevine Technologies

Contra Costa Times

Pandora raises full-year forecast and tops analysts' estimates

Pandora Media, the biggest Internet radio service, posted second-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates and raised its forecast for the year.


Related Topix: Pandora, Startups, Pandora Media, Mobile Marketing


Fly Around London for Free with 3D Google Map

Peter Pan used magic, Mary Poppins held onto an umbrella and Harry Potter had a broomstick but we haven't heard of anyone flying over London on a laptop.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

Network World

Wearables will make first breakthrough in enterprise, panelists say

Fitbits and smart watches and Google Glass are all well and good, but the most meaningful early use of wearable technology will happen in industrial and enterprise settings, according to experts on a Wednesday panel discussion at the Wearable Tech Expo in New York.


Related Topix: Deloitte

Business News

Spotify: seven reasons why Google might buy the streaming music service

Streaming music service Spotify is thought to be preparing to go public later in 2014, but there's an alternative: getting bought by a bigger technology company.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Larry Page


Parent Can Proceed With Lawsuit Against Google For In-App Purchases

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Google of allowing young children to rack up credit-card charges by making in-app purchases.


Related Topix: Advertising

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Times of India

ET: Poonawalla, Sultan in fight for Sahara hotel

"If people in India can get donkeys married to get rains, why won't they call us?" said Arvind Sharma who works for a company in field of cloud seeding.


Related Topix: Larry Page, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, World News, India,

Star Phoenix

Emma, Christopher Lakes reach highest levels

The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread took the place of footballers on the Celtic Park pitch as the Commonwealth Games began with a celebration of... NEW YORK, N.Y. - In a story July 22 about the death of author Thomas Berger, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the main character in his novel ... (more)


Related Topix: Christopher, IL, Monster, Human Resources, Associated Press, Weather

CNet News

Google and Uber Test WiFi in Uber Vehicles in Philadelphia

Google is outfitting Uber vehicles in Philadelphia with free WiFi this summer through Labor Day as an experiment to test out the concept of providing the service inside Uber vehicles.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Google, Startups, Philadelphia, PA, Marketing

Business Journal

Google buys 3-D graphics firm drawElements for about $10M

Google is acquiring Finnish firm drawElements as it looks to improve its mobile Android software and bring in fresh talent to boost its businesses.


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


Google teams with Sprint on Apps, touts new Drive security API

The Internet giant is further reaching out to developers with an Audit API, which was designed to provide IT administrators with constant activity information on documents stored on the platform.


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

Light Reading

Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Turk Telekom

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; TalkTalk telly on the up; Microsoft's cheaper Lumia.


Related Topix: Telecom, Alcatel, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Startups, Enterprise Mobile, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

International Business Times

Rapid Rise in Flu; Hospitals in New Zealand Struggle

Hospitals in Auckland had to postpone elective surgeries to meet the growing needs of beds in hospitals as people taking to bed with severe flu or influenza is on the rise.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Iggy Azalea: Meet The 24-Year-Old Aussie Rapper Who Is Taking Over The Summer

A few months ago, most people hadn't heard of the woman who is now the most-searched-for musician on Google .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop


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