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Topic: Google

Google executives set to break ground on $82 million private air terminal next month

01/16/2014, 03:01 pm

Google's ruling trio of Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt are reportedly ready to begin construction of a 29-acre, $82 million private air terminal at Mineta San Jose International Airport.

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Apple, Google anti-poaching class action suit to proceed after court refuses appeal

01/15/2014, 12:01 am

Apple, Google, Intel and other big-name tech companies will face a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching measures after an appellate court refused to hear an appeal of a 2013 class certification order.

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Google doubled patent filings in 2013 as battle with Apple intensifies

01/13/2014, 10:01 am

As a proxy war rages over Android in courtrooms around the world, Apple and Google are racing to stockpile key intellectual property in a bid to stave off a legal extinction event, with Google in particular seeing its patent filings surge last year.

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GM, Audi, Hyundai, Honda, nVidia officially join Google's Android automotive push

01/06/2014, 09:01 am

Google's bid to counter Apple's iOS in the Car strategy with an Android-based solution gained a new head of steam Monday with the announcement of the Google-led Open Automotive Alliance.

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Google to push royalty-free VP9 4K video codec as H.265 alternative for YouTube

01/03/2014, 09:01 am

While VP8, Google's initial attempt at a royalty-free video codec, failed to gain much traction, the search giant is now focusing its efforts on ultra-high-resolution 4K video with its new VP9 codec, with a large-scale unveiling with YouTube multiple hardware partners set to take place next week, according to a new report.

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iOS 7 now installed on 78% of active Apple handheld devices

12/31/2013, 09:12 am

The latest official data from Apple reveals that 78 percent of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are running the company's latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, up four percentage points from earlier this month.

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Google takes aim at Apple's 'iOS in the Car' with Audi-Android partnership

12/30/2013, 10:12 am

Apple is not the only major smartphone vendor with an eye toward a vehicle-integrated future, as Google is reportedly set to announce a collaboration with Audi that would have future cars from the automaker run in-dash systems based on Android.

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NPD: Chromebook sales outperform MacBooks in commercial sector as iPad loses ground

12/29/2013, 08:12 pm

According to a recent NPD report, Apple hardware took a hit in commercial sales during 2013 while Google's platforms rallied; the largest gainer being Chromebook, which outsold MacBooks five to one.

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Editorial: 2013 was a terrible year for both Apple's competitors and its media critics

12/28/2013, 07:12 pm

Tech blogs and mainstream media reports in 2013 consistently presented Apple as beset by a series of unsolvable problems, from flagging sales and slipping market share to a generalized lack of innovation. In hindsight, the media was disastrously, egregiously wrong about the horses it chose to back in the technology market this year. Perhaps they'll do a better job in 2014.

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HTC details how carriers, chipset makers stall & block Android OS updates

12/27/2013, 11:12 am

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has shed light on the complex route Android updates must navigate before hitting customer devices, helping to explain why operating system updates take some time to arrive, and how, for some device owners, such updates never even arrive at all.

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Rumor: LG hopes to catch up to Apple with fingerprint sensor in next-gen Android phone

12/27/2013, 09:12 am

LG Electronics is reportedly testing a prototype version of the next generation of its flagship G-series smartphones that will allegedly include a swipe-based fingerprint sensor, countering the Touch ID capability of Apple's iPhone 5s.

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Google's reaction to Apple's iPhone unveiling: 'We're going to have to start over' on Android

12/19/2013, 12:12 pm

The iPhone's 2007 introduction was not only a watershed moment for Apple, but also a turning point for Google's Android team, according to an excerpt from a new book on the subject.

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Google Glass owners can now configure their headset, get directions from iPhone [u]

12/17/2013, 02:12 pm

Google on Tuesday unveiled an iOS version of the MyGlass companion app for the company's head-mounted wearable computer, making the device much more useful for iPhone owners.

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Apple's iPhone 5s ranks as third most popular Google search of 2013

12/17/2013, 11:12 am

Dominant search platform Google on Tuesday released its annual list of the most popular subjects sought by its users, and Apple's flagship iPhone 5s appeared third on the list, showing intense interest from consumers.

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Google investing heavily in advanced robotics, buys renowned military contractor

12/16/2013, 11:12 am

Google's latest high-profile acquisition is raising eyebrows worldwide, as the search giant has bought a Boston-based robotics company that specializes in lifelike walking machines built for military projects -- creations that have proven extremely popular in online videos.

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Former head of Google patent strategy appointed to run U.S. patent agency

12/12/2013, 01:12 am

Michelle Lee, who until July was running Google the firm's patent strategy, has been named the deputy director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and will run the agency until a new director is appointed.

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Tests find iOS 7 update improves Apple's Siri, but Google Now for Android closes the gap

12/10/2013, 12:12 pm

Apple has improved its voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, with the iOS 7 update for iPhone and iPad, though Siri's chief competition, Google Now, has improved enough to be on par, new tests have concluded.

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Google Wallet for iOS updated to allow adding credit cards with iPhone camera

12/04/2013, 03:12 pm

Google on Wednesday updated its official "Wallet" application for Apple's iOS, giving users the ability to add a credit card to the service by simply taking a picture of their card.

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Google moves toward Chrome as Oracle threatens to establish Android's Java infringement

12/04/2013, 01:12 pm

Oracle's Java infringement case against Google's Android is reportedly nearing a reversal of last year's original finding that defended Android. Meanwhile, Google is focusing new attention on Chrome web apps rather than a continuation of Android's original "embrace and extend" Java strategy.

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Google reportedly working on Chrome apps toolkit for iOS ports

12/03/2013, 06:12 pm

As part of its initiative to bring based Chrome packaged desktop apps to mobile, Google is reportedly preparing a beta release of a toolkit that will help developers create native apps for mobile platforms like Apple's iOS.

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