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Google unveils new $149 Chromebooks, Asus-made Chromebit stick computer

03/31/2015, 03:03 pm

Devices running Google's budding Chrome OS cloud-based operating system continue to fall in price, as the company announced two new laptop models from Chinese manufacturers Haier and Hisense, alongside a convertible Chromebook and thumb drive-sized "Chromebit" from Asus.

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Adobe debuts Comp CC for iPad, Facebook Messenger gets third-party hooks, Google Drive enables automatic backups

03/30/2015, 04:03 pm

Adobe on Monday launched a conceptual design app for the iPad, Comp CC, while Facebook brought third-party app integration to Messenger, and Google Drive gained support for automatic iOS photo and video backup.

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Google, Johnson & Johnson to partner on surgical robot technology

03/27/2015, 06:03 pm

Google has formed a partnership with medical and consumer goods firm Johnson & Johnson that will see the development of robots to help surgeons in the operating room, according to an announcement made on Friday.

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Google loses UK appeal in Safari cookie tracking case, could face trial

03/27/2015, 09:03 am

The U.K.'s Court of Appeal has denied Google's request to block lawsuits from British consumers over the search giant's disregard for Safari privacy restrictions designed to prevent advertisers from tracking users.

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Google News buries news of Google's FTC investigation under Daniel Lyons fluff [updated with response]

03/22/2015, 11:03 pm

After the embarrassing leak of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation that described how Google shifted around its search results to harm competition, Google News has shifted its search results to harm journalism, promoting instead a fluff piece glorifying Google, written by Daniel Lyons [updated with response from Lyons].

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Google brings beta Places API to iOS, promises better location sharing

03/20/2015, 09:03 am

Google on Thursday launched a beta Places API for iOS, which should allow future apps with location sharing to use actual place names, instead of latitude and longitude.

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Google, Intel team with TAG Heuer on luxury Android Wear smartwatch to counter Apple Watch

03/19/2015, 03:03 pm

At today's inauguration of the Baselworld 2015 watch and jewelry expo in Switzerland, watchmaker TAG Heuer announced a partnership with Google and Intel on a new luxury smartwatch, due to launch sometime before the end of 2015.

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Google follows Apple's lead, introduces human app review team for the Play Store

03/17/2015, 11:03 am

After years of depending solely on automated processes to weed out malicious or otherwise undesirable apps from Google Play, the search giant announced on Tuesday that it has added human reviewers to the mix in a move that more closely aligns its practices with Apple's.

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Who's afraid of the Apple Watch?

03/15/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple Watch has incited more mocking disbelief, concerned handwringing and passionate prognostications of doom--for Apple, for its buyers, for society in general--than any product since iPhone, with the potential exception of iPad. Maybe Apple is onto something here.

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Apple Inc drives CarPlay adoption deep into the auto industry, including China [u]

03/13/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple now lists every major carmaker as a "committed partner" for CarPlay, including every company that produces more than a million cars per year--with the notable exception of China's state owned, "big four" vehicle producers (and those manufacturers largely sell models in joint ventures with Apple's CarPlay partners).

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Google takes bigger step into retail with branded London store

03/11/2015, 12:03 pm

Google is taking a deeper step into the retail world with a newly-launched "store within a store," located in London, that will give the company a venue to promote products such as Android phones, Chromebooks, and the Chromecast.

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Google Calendar comes to iPhone, 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath' hits Mac

03/10/2015, 06:03 pm

Two significant apps hit Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems today, as the long-awaited Google Calendar debuted for iPhone and console classic Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath landed on Mac.

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Apple, Google, hundreds of other US companies file court brief in support of same-sex marriage

03/06/2015, 10:03 am

A mass of 379 companies including Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court expressing their support for same-sex marriage, in advance of a landmark April hearing on the issue.

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Gmail gets share sheet functions, Foursquare saves favorite places, Imgur overhauls design

03/05/2015, 02:03 pm

Several important updates have been released at the iOS App Store, bringing share sheet functions to Gmail, a Saved Places tab to Foursquare, and a complete redesign of Imgur's official iPhone app.

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Judge approves $415M settlement in 'no-poach' class-action case involving Apple, Google, others

03/04/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple, Google and other parties accused of being involved in an illegal "no-poach" employee policy may be on the verge of settling the class-action complaint, after the judge overseeing the lawsuit has given initial approval for their proposed $415 million settlement.

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Nvidia to take on Apple TV with Shield set-top box featuring Android TV

03/04/2015, 01:03 pm

The latest major company to step into the crowded set-top box market, where the Apple TV competes, is Nvidia, whose upcoming Shield media player will be powered by Google's Android TV platform.

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Google reportedly looking to bring Android Wear support to iOS

03/04/2015, 12:03 am

Google is allegedly developing an Android Wear app for iOS, a move that would expand support for the wearables platform beyond Android handsets and enable iPhone and iPad owners to use products like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch.

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Billions in Google revenue could ride on Apple renewing iOS search deal

03/03/2015, 09:03 am

Google is poised to lose billions in annual revenue if Apple does not renew a deal making Google the default search engine in iOS, according to a new memo by analysts at UBS, which attempts to predict the real-world impact of such a decision.

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Apple, Google no-poach settlement reportedly on road to approval

03/02/2015, 07:03 pm

At a hearing on Monday, District Court Judge Lucy Koh appeared satisfied with a $415 million proposal from Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley tech companies to settle allegations that anti-poaching agreements artificially capped employee wages.

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Google postpones iOS 8-style full-disk encryption of Android devices

03/02/2015, 04:03 pm

Despite initial promises by Google, and rival Apple implementing the technology in iOS 8 last September, new devices loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop are not using default full-disk encryption meant to prevent criminals, police, and spy agencies from getting unauthorized access to private data.

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