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Google's second-gen Pixel due in 2017, will tackle Apple iPhone in 'premium' segment

03/03/2017, 10:03 am

Riding off the success of its first self-designed phone, the Pixel, Google is at work on a second-generation model that will continue to challenge Apple's iPhone in the "premium" smartphone market, the company's hardware chief revealed on Friday.

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Google director hints at advanced Assistant tech coming to Apple's iPhone

03/02/2017, 02:03 pm

Google Assistant -- the chief rival to Apple's Siri -- could be coming to the iPhone and iPad in the future, a Google director hinted on Thursday.

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Google's Chromebook Pixel ends up another F for Alphabet

03/01/2017, 04:03 pm

In a meeting with journalists at Mobile World Congress, Google's senior Vice President of hardware Rick Osterloh reportedly described the "end of the line" for the company's premium notebook bearing the Pixel brand, after shipping just two editions of the product since 2013.

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Microsoft adds Google Calendar & Contacts support to Outlook 2016 for Mac

03/01/2017, 03:03 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday launched preliminary support for Google Calendar and Contacts data in Office 2016 for the Mac, filling in a significant gap in the email and scheduling app. Along the same lines, Gmail accounts can now make better use of Outlook features.

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Google Meet video conferencing app goes live on iOS, pulled from App Store

03/01/2017, 02:03 pm

A new video conferencing service for business users from Google called Meet has partially gone live before an official launch, with an iOS app for the enterprise-focused meeting tool briefly appearing in the App Store before being pulled.

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YouTube TV to offer live TV from four major networks this spring for $35 per month

02/28/2017, 04:02 pm

Google on Tuesday announced YouTube TV, a live TV service launching this spring that will compete with other internet-only providers like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue.

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Patent owner infographic shows contrast between Apple, Google inventor's cultures

02/28/2017, 11:02 am

A pair of visualizations comparing Apple's and Google's "innovation signatures" shows the difference in corporate cultures between the two giants, but doesn't tell the entire tale.

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Editorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing, part 2

02/27/2017, 02:02 am

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad as a new product category between the smartphone and notebook. Born into ridicule, there's still a widespread misunderstanding of what iPad actually is, seven years later. Here's a look at why.

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Apple Inc. valuation now more than $134 billion greater than Alphabet's Google

02/24/2017, 07:02 pm

Shares of Apple are collectively worth $713.96 billion as of today's market close, while the market cap of Alphabet Inc (which includes Google) closed today at $579.15 billion, a difference of $134.81 billion. However, Google's search results still point to year-old stories touting Google briefly surpassing Apple in market cap twice last spring.

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Amazon considering office suite to pilfer enterprise customers from Microsoft, Google

02/24/2017, 12:02 pm

To combat Microsoft and Google, Amazon appears to be in the early stages of developing its own office suite, utilizing the power and ubiquity of its AWS platform to support it.

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Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car firm sues Otto and Uber for stealing key technology

02/23/2017, 06:02 pm

Alphabet's Waymo on Thursday sued Uber and its subsidiary Otto, accusing the companies of stealing key self-driving car patents covering a proprietary light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, system.

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Google's Chrome Canary web browser adds MacBook Pro Touch Bar support

02/22/2017, 08:02 pm

As third-party developers slowly incorporate support for Apple's new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Google on Wednesday integrated assets for the OLED control strip in the latest version of its Chrome Canary experimental web browser.

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As Apple hypes original content, Disney & Google sever ties with popular YouTube star PewDiePie

02/14/2017, 03:02 pm

Disney and Google have drawn back their support of "PewDiePie," a leading YouTube star and the centerpiece of the YouTube Red subscription service, after a recent video featured an anti-Semitic joke. The shakeup comes just as Apple has begun teasing two upcoming exclusive programs for Apple Music.

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Editorial: Why Apple ignores so much pundit innovation advice

02/13/2017, 02:02 am

Pundits are confounded by how Apple seems to ignore all their great ideas, but the company's strategy appears to be working out rather well on its own. Here's a look at why Apple has done so well while disregarding three major themes of Toxic Innovation Advice, pertaining to acquisition targets, obvious feature requests and commodity hardware.

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Google's Android Wear 2.0 plays catch-up with Apple's watchOS 3, offers some unique touches

02/08/2017, 05:02 pm

In time for two new LG smartwatches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style, Google on Wedndesday launched Android Wear 2.0, an updated OS meant to put Android watches on par -- or at least closer to par -- with the Apple Watch. Here's how the new software compares with Apple's watchOS 3.

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UK's BT publicly supports Google, fears Apple dominance, in EU Android antitrust case

02/06/2017, 04:02 pm

Google has received some support in's ongoing Android antitrust case with the European Commission from British Telecom, with the U.K. communications giant allegedly getting involved to help prevent Apple from becoming too dominant in the smartphone market.

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Google sells off Terra Bella satellite unit to Planet Labs

02/03/2017, 04:02 pm

Alphabet's Google on Friday confirmed a deal to sell off its satellite mapping business, Terra Bella, to Planet Labs -- which despite earlier speculation is unlikely to affect Google Maps or by extension its main competition, Apple Maps.

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Google ends Hands Free mobile payments pilot, iOS app will stop working Feb. 8

02/02/2017, 01:02 pm

Hands Free, a pilot app from Google that let customers perform mobile payments in stores without needing to present their iPhone or Android smartphone at the checkout, will shut down next month after almost a year of testing.

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Google adds QR code scanner to 3D Touch menu in iOS Chrome 56 update

02/02/2017, 11:02 am

The latest update to the Chrome browser on iOS is providing iPhone users with the ability to scan and search QR codes using 3D Touch, while those browsing on the iPad will benefit from a redesigned tab switcher.

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Google open-sources Chrome browser for Apple's iOS, promises faster development

01/31/2017, 02:01 pm

Google on Tuesday announced that the iOS version of Chrome is now open-source, something which could potentially aid developers and accelerate official releases of the browser.

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