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Topic: Google

Google restructuring splits up Maps and commerce teams

03/14/2013, 12:03 pm

Google's mapping and commerce unit was split up this week as part of a series of organizational changes undertaken at the search company.

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BlackBerry to launch new enterprise security solution for iOS & Android

03/14/2013, 10:03 am

BlackBerry announced on Thursday it plans to offer a solution that will separate and secure both work and personal data on the most dominant mobile platforms: Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

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Google to kill off Google Reader, Snapseed for Mac in continued service culling

03/13/2013, 07:03 pm

Google on Wednesday announced the continuation of its "spring cleaning" that began in 2011, with the latest services to fall under the hatchet being Google Reader and the desktop version of Snapseed, among others.

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Andy Rubin leaves Google's Android team for 'new chapter' at same company

03/13/2013, 01:03 pm

Google Android chief Andy Rubin is leaving his position, the company announced on Wednesday, to take on an undefined "new chapter" at the company.

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Apple uses mom-and-pop shops to jump into second place in India's smartphone race

03/13/2013, 09:03 am

Apple's increased efforts in the world's second most populous country appear to be paying off, as a new report has the iPhone maker grabbing second place in smartphones behind Samsung in India.

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Google Now for iOS allegedly demoed in 'leaked' promotional video

03/12/2013, 06:03 pm

A video showing off an alleged Google Now app built for iOS was supposedly leaked to YouTube on Tuesday, with the promotional-style clip touting the service's major features including real time data acquisition and predictive actions.

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IDC projects Android tablets will pass Apple's iPad this year, sees little good news for Microsoft

03/12/2013, 01:03 pm

The year 2013 will be the one in which shipments of tablets running Google's Android operating system will pass those of Apple's iPad, according to a new analysis out from IDC.

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Apple rival Samsung's Galaxy S IV shows up in online video ahead of launch

03/12/2013, 12:03 pm

Just days before its official unveiling at a massively hyped event in New York, a video has emerged online appearing to show off the Galaxy S IV, the new flagship smartphone that Samsung hopes will unseat Apple's iPhone 5 atop the bestseller list.

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Gmail revamps mobile web client with iOS app design cues

03/11/2013, 09:03 pm

Google on Monday announced the introduction of a refreshed version of its mobile web client, which takes some of the best UI features found in the iOS app and integrates them into a version available on most mobile operating systems.

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Google passes Apple as top U.S. mutual, hedge fund holding

03/07/2013, 09:03 pm

Google's stint as Wall Street's new darling brought another milestone on Thursday, as shares of the internet search giant passed Apple to become the most-owned stock by the 50 largest actively managed mutual funds in the U.S.

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Google admits its VP8/WebM codec infringes MPEG H.264 patents

03/07/2013, 06:03 pm

Almost three years after Google released its WebM video encoding technology as a "free" and open alternative to the existing H.264 backed by Apple and others, it has admitted its position was wrong and that it would pay to license the patents WebM infringes.

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Apple Maps directions beat Google Maps, Waze in pundit's head-to-head test

03/07/2013, 04:03 pm

Apple's much maligned Maps application for iOS outperformed competitors Google Maps and Waze in a California driving test orchestrated by columnist John C. Dvorak.

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Amazon, Samsung tablets inch up, but Apple's iPad still ahead by a mile

03/07/2013, 03:03 pm

The launch of Apple's iPad mini appears to have slowed the rate at which competitors have been able to eat into the company's overwhelming lead in the tablet sector, according to a new study out Thursday, even as Amazon and Samsung tablets continue to carve out their own share.

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Apple marketing chief uses rare Twitter post to take shot at Android security issues

03/07/2013, 01:03 pm

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller made a rare appearance on Twitter on Thursday to ding the security situation on Google's Android mobile operating system, linking to a report showing that Android malware threats are on the rise.

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Researchers bypass Android encryption by exposing phones to freezing temperatures

03/07/2013, 11:03 am

Security researchers in Germany have discovered that physically freezing an Android smartphone can grant access to encrypted data.

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Apple's 3.5% smartphone share gain was Android's loss in Q4

03/06/2013, 02:03 pm

The launch of the iPhone 5, combined with the continuing popularity of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, allowed Apple's iOS to grow by 3.5 percentage points in the U.S. market, taking share away from Google's Android OS.

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Ad strength, Apple uncertainty drive Google's stock share surge

03/06/2013, 10:03 am

By most metrics, Apple is surging, with record sales and insatiable consumer demand, but it is Google that has become Wall Street's latest stock darling, even as shares of Apple have declined.

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Android fragmentation predicted to squeeze out independent developers

03/05/2013, 04:03 pm

The plethora of distinct mobile device models on the market, driven largely by the popularity of Google's Android platform, is making it more difficult for independent software developers to reach a wide audience, new research confirms.

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Google updates Chrome & Maps for iOS, brings improved search and sharing

03/05/2013, 11:03 am

Google on Monday rolled out an update for the iOS version of Google Maps, adding contact searching and saved addresses. A separate update for its Chrome browser, gives iDevice users improved search functionality and browser navigation, as well as better sharing features.

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Chinese government may regulate Google's Android for having too much control

03/05/2013, 08:03 am

China's technology ministry has published a document accusing Google's Android operating system of having too much control over the local market a statement that could hint the government plans to impose regulations.

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