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Free, ad-supported Google Play Music stations debut in US a week before Apple Music & Beats 1

06/23/2015, 12:06 pm

With just a week to go before the launch of Apple Music, a new ad-supported free streaming version of Google Play Music, centered around curated radio stations, is now available in the U.S.

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Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like search inside iOS 9 apps, without tracking users

06/16/2015, 05:06 am

The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.

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WWDC 2015 guaranteed to highlight growing gap between Apple and Google

06/07/2015, 05:06 pm

While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.

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Google I/O 2015 sets a low bar for Apple's WWDC to leap

05/30/2015, 09:05 pm

From all the breathless coverage detailing Google's I/O 2015 conference announcements, you might not have noticed that virtually all of what Google had to show this year were things Apple had already introduced over the past year (or long ago). Once hailed as being "more innovative" and faster at introducing new features, Android has become a slow follower.

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Google opens Inbox access, brings Cardboard to iOS, updates Places API and Maps

05/28/2015, 05:05 pm

On the first day of its I/O developer conference Google made a series of iOS-related announcements, including making Inbox available to everyone, bringing its Cardboard virtual reality technology to the platform, and announcing updates to the iOS versions of Maps and the Places API.

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Google reveals Google Photos with free, unlimited photo and video storage [u]

05/28/2015, 02:05 pm

During the keynote presentation at its annual developers conference on Thursday, Google officially announced Google Photos, a new photo storage and backup service that offers unlimited storage for photos and videos.

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Google's Nest team helps create Brillo & Weave, to simplify the connected Internet of Things

05/28/2015, 01:05 pm

Seeking to connect everything around us, from household appliances to public parking meters, Google on Thursday announced Brillo, a low-level operating system that can run on a range of devices, as well as Weave, a communications layer that will allow devices to talk to one another.

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Apple's iOS drives 75% of Google's mobile advertising revenue

05/27/2015, 10:05 am

Despite the ever-increasing competition between Google and Apple, iOS remains an exceptionally important advertising platform for the search giant, with one Wall Street estimate attributing as much as three-quarters of Google's mobile ad revenue to users of Apple's devices.

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Google adding fingerprint support to 'Android M' - report

05/22/2015, 12:05 pm

The next version of Google's Android mobile operating system will reportedly bring system-wide support for fingerprint authentication, paving the way for more Android devices to adopt Touch ID-style biometrics.

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Google's Chromebooks continue to make inroads in education, Gartner says

05/21/2015, 03:05 pm

After a slow start, the market for laptops running Google's Chrome OS --known as Chromebooks --has begun to pick up steam, new data indicates, with education customers representing a sizable majority of orders.

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Google Search designer Jon Wiley moves to lead role on virtual reality tech

05/18/2015, 01:05 pm

The lead designer on Google Search has taken up a new position as the lead designer on Cardboard, the company's low-cost, smartphone-based virtual reality headset project.

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Apple tops tech rivals in sales, profits & assets for first time in Forbes Global 2000

05/18/2015, 11:05 am

For the first time, Apple is now the world's biggest technology corporation not just in terms of market capitalization, but also in sales, profits and assets, according to new rankings published on Monday.

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Coppertino launches Loop cloud music storage, Google Docs and Slides for iOS get direct image capture

05/13/2015, 03:05 pm

Coppertino on Wednesday launched a new cloud music locker called Loop, while Google updated its Docs and Slides iOS apps to enable inserting freshly-snapped photos.

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Google to funnel all Chrome for Mac extensions through Chrome Web Store

05/13/2015, 02:05 pm

All Mac and Windows users of Chrome will soon have to get their browser extensions from the Chrome Web Store, regardless which release channel they're on, Google announced on Wednesday.

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Apple's iOS holds lead in enterprise for Q1 on strong iPhone 6 demand, but tablet share eroding

05/11/2015, 08:05 am

Riding a wave of record-breaking iPhone sales, Apple remained the market leader in enterprise mobile device activations for the first quarter of 2015, but competitors are slowly eating away at iPad's tablet share, according to Good Technology.

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Apple challenges Google with growing Web search program, fueled by Topsy acquisition

05/06/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple's rapidly-expanding internal search group --aimed at making Spotlight a legitimate Web search engine --is being led by the team acquired in 2013 with social search firm Topsy, AppleInsider has learned.

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EU to probe market control of Facebook, Google, other tech firms

05/05/2015, 04:05 pm

The European Commission is beginning a probe into how major technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google exploit their market power, a move that could potentially lead to new regulations, a report said on Tuesday.

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Google announces 'Project Fi' mobile phone network for Nexus 6 owners

04/22/2015, 02:04 pm

Owners of Google's Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone now have a new option for wireless service, as the company officially announced its long-awaited mobile service, dubbed Project Fi, on Wednesday.

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Apple's lobbying costs grew to $1.24M in Q1, still lag well behind rivals

04/22/2015, 07:04 am

Partially to push its new Apple Pay mobile wallet service, Apple boosted its lobbying efforts to a new high in the first quarter of 2015, though the company's spending in Washington remains well behind rivals Google, Microsoft and others.

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Google to discontinue YouTube support on older iOS devices, Apple TVs

04/20/2015, 05:04 pm

The YouTube app will no longer function on many older iOS devices and Apple TVs after today, a consequence of the YouTube Data API being updated to support newer features, according to an official Google document.

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