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2 hrs ago | Government Executive

Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program

For two years, the company has been working to build flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two.

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

6 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Sergey Brin: Why The Google Cofounder Likes To Push His Body To The Limits

When Larry and I started the company, we had to get some hard drives to, you know, store the entire Web," Brin told Wired of Google's early days.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, New York

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Google X executive may be contender for United States CTO post

Megan Smith , an executive at Google Inc.'s Google X special projects lab, is in the running to fill the role of chief technology officer of the United States.

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

6 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

We Braved The Flying Trapeze To See Why Google's Sergey Brin Loves It So Much

I am not very brave. When it comes to daredevil activities, the farthest I'll go is zip-lining and the occasional roller coaster.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Sergey Brin

12 hrs ago | Park Record

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.

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Related Topix: Park City, UT

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Independent.ie

Could you manage to survive the full digital detox?

A life without Google , Facebook or Twitter? Vicki Notaro and Joe O'Shea do the unthinkable and push the off button.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Netflix

The Tribune

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Amazon, us Travel, Travel, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Reuters

Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.

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

Forbes.com

Interview: Inside Google Brain Founder Andrew Ng's Plans To Transform Baidu

I write about the Internet technologies and upstarts that are disrupting advertising and media faster than ever.

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

The Times of India

Google may release two Nexus phones this year

Sources say Google may actually release not one, but two new Nexus smartphones this year alongside the rumoured Nexus 9 tablet.

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

Texas Tribune

Secretive Group Launches Pro-Perry Site

A secretive nonprofit, which until recently has been known solely for its efforts to unseat New York Democrats, has launched an online campaign in support of Gov. Rick Perry in light of his recent legal troubles.

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Related Topix: New York, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Public Relations

The Washington Post

Why big data has some big problems when it comes to public policy

For all the talk about using big data and data science to solve the world's problems - and even all the talk about big data as one of the world's problems - it seems like we still have a long way to go.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News

InfoWorld

IBM Watson now answers your questions before you ask

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more The average computer room today has cooling capacity that is nearly four times the IT heat load.

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Hawaii Business Magazine

I'm at the Start of my Career: How do I Maximize my Chances of Getting a Good Job

Job-hunting advice for young people from a Punahou grad who snagged a good job with unorthodox tactics Alec Brownstein didn't want to join the millions of young college graduates who settle for jobs they don't want, because they fail to grab the right person's attention.

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Related Topix: Advertising, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Social Software

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Android Vs. iOS: Which One Will Make The Most Money?

Even so, Google's sales growth from this segment puts it on a trajectory to exceed the Apple app store/iTunes.

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

Sir Charles in Charge

Team USA Basketball: Previewing The FIBA World Cup Roster

Aug 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; United States guard Kyrie Irving controls the ball in front of Puerto Rico forward Alexander Franklin during the first quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden.

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Contra Costa Times

Quinn: Getting more workforce data out of Silicon Valley firms

Google employees walk to and from the GooglePlex along Charleston Road in Mountain View on June 24, 2014.

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

Wall Street Journal

Spotify Lands More Hardware Partners to Take On Apple's Airplay

In the ongoing battle to control users' living rooms, Spotify has been ramping up efforts to establish an alternative to wireless media-streaming technologies like Apple 's Spotify Connect, launched by the Sweden-based music service last year, lets users stream music wirelessly from their mobile devices to stereo speakers or televisions locally ... (more)

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Related Topix: Spotify, TV, Electronics, Speakers, Wireless, Emerging Technology

Lifehacker

How California's New Smartphone Kill Switch Law Will Affect You

This week, California passed a new law that will require any smartphone sold in the state to include anti-theft measures.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Google, Startups, Find My iPhone, iPod touchiPad App, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Business Journal

Steve Case, Google press into Midwest on second leg of 'Rise of the Rest' tour

Steve Case, center, is set to embark on the second leg of his not-Silicon-Valley "Rise of the Rest" bus tour.

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

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