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Google plans to sell Boston Dynamics robotics division - report

03/17/2016, 02:03 pm

Those worried about a future of Google-controlled robots taking over the world need fret no more, as the search engine giant has reportedly decided to sell off its advanced Boston Dynamics robotics research division.

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Google's search engine crawler to stop identifying as an iPhone come April

03/16/2016, 05:03 pm

Starting April 18, the smartphone user-agent of Google's search engine crawler -- Googlebot -- will no longer identify as an iPhone running iOS 8.3, according to the company.

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Apple rumored to lean on Google Cloud Platform for certain iCloud services [u]

03/16/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple could soon ditch Amazon Web Services in favor of Google Cloud Platform to serve a portion of iCloud's data needs, a shift that would be a major notch in Google's belt as the company builds out its cloud product.

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Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spotted snapping pics with an Apple iPhone

03/10/2016, 09:03 am

Former Google CEO and current Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was in South Korea for a press event this week, where he was spotted taking pictures of the event using an Apple iPhone instead of a Google Android handset.

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Google adds 3D Touch, mid-trip detours to Maps for iOS

02/29/2016, 05:02 pm

Google on Monday released an important update to the iOS edition of Maps, bringing 3D Touch to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and mid-route detours to both iPhones and iPads.

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Google self-driving car bears 'some responsibility' in accident for first time ever

02/29/2016, 03:02 pm

Though Google's automated vehicles have been involved in a handful of minor accidents on the road, those were all caused entirely by other, human drivers. But that changed with an accident in California earlier this month.

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Twitter expected to file motions backing Apple in unlock debate

02/25/2016, 05:02 pm

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are all expected to file amicus briefs in support of Apple, which is refusing to help the FBI unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook over wider data privacy concerns.

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FreshBooks ships iPhone-ready card reader, YouTube app gets native iPad Pro support

02/23/2016, 05:02 pm

FreshBooks on Tuesday launched an iPhone-based card reader, competing against the likes of Square, while Google separately updated the YouTube iOS app with iPad Pro compatibility.

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Dominant Apple remains atop Fortune's 'most admired' list for 9th straight year

02/19/2016, 12:02 pm

For nearly a decade, Apple has been ranked as the "World's Most Admired Company" by business magazine Fortune, as the iPhone maker again took top honors for the new 2016 list.

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Google addresses EdTech data collection concerns but leaves questions unanswered

02/16/2016, 06:02 pm

After requesting details on Google's data collection policies in relation to its education technology program, Sen. Al Franken on Tuesday published the company's official point-by-point response, saying the letter was thorough but ultimately incomplete.

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AI 'drivers' will gain same legal status as human drivers in autonomous vehicles, NHTSA rules

02/10/2016, 12:02 pm

The artificial intelligence in a self-driving vehicle can be treated as the "driver" from a legal standpoint, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a decision that could set an important precedent for Apple's own self-driving car.

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Google taking Nexus smartphone program in more iPhone-like direction - report

02/01/2016, 03:02 pm

Google is hoping to exert more control over its Nexus smartphone line, more closely following a business model set out by Apple and the iPhone, a report said on Monday.

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Google launches dedicated AdWords app for iOS

01/29/2016, 04:01 pm

Even as Apple's iAd prepares to sunset, Google has launched a long-awaited iOS app for AdWords -- not just AdWords Express -- giving people running campaigns through the service a more convenient way of monitoring and managing them.

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Google's Android revenue $31 billion over OS's entire lifetime, Oracle lawyer says

01/22/2016, 10:01 am

The Android operating system has reportedly generated $31 billion in revenues for Google since it first launched in 2008, creating $22 billion in profits largely from mobile advertising.

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Google paid Apple $1B to be default iOS search bar provider in 2014

01/21/2016, 09:01 pm

Court documents from Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google show the Internet search giant paid some $1 billion to Apple in 2014 in return for making its search bar the default option on iOS.

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Another new kernel flaw that Google won't fix for Android users prompts more switching to Apple's iOS

01/20/2016, 02:01 pm

A new kernel privilege escalation flaw discovered in the Linux kernel requires server operators to install a patch, but is not going to be fixed for the majority of Android users. After record numbers switched to iOS last quarter, Google's inability to update its user base is inciting switchers to move to iPhones even faster.

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Ford says Apple and Google are 'welcome' to join automotive arena

01/20/2016, 09:01 am

Ford is glad to see Apple and Google join the automotive world with their exploration of self-driving vehicles, an executive said in a newly-published video interview.

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After abandoning iAd revenue, Apple Inc can reintroduce an ad-free internet

01/18/2016, 01:01 am

Apple's five year effort to radically enhance iOS app advertising with its own ad sales has now been scuttled. That opens the door for an even more radical rethinking of how to monetize apps and Internet services, one that is clearly differentiated from the incessant adware associated with Android, Windows and the open web.

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Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

01/14/2016, 11:01 pm

Google's ability to distribute new Android updates has always lagged far behind Apple's iOS, but the situation is even worse in China, where the "Lollipop" version 5.x, introduced in 2014 alongside iOS 8, has only reached about a fifth of all devices, two thirds the distribution it has achieved elsewhere.

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US transport regulators may waive some safety rules to spur self-driving cars

01/14/2016, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Transportation Department may waive some safety rules to make it easier for automakers to test self-driving vehicles, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at a Thursday event in Detroit.

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