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Apple testing Google DoubleClick ad serving in News app, report says

10/03/2017, 08:10 pm

A report this week claims Apple is allowing select publishers to insert ads from Google's DoubleClick For Publishers into News app pages, an unexpected strategy shift that could lead to better monetization options for the iOS content aggregator.

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Walmart accidentally leaks Google Home Mini ahead of Oct. 4 announcement

10/03/2017, 01:10 pm

Thought it pulled a product page within a matter of minutes, Walmart on Tuesday briefly offered preorders for the Home Mini, a new smartspeaker expected to be officially revealed in a Wednesday Google announcement.

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Google rumored to be working on 'Made for Google' accessory program mirroring Apple's MFi standards

10/02/2017, 03:10 pm

Google is allegedly creating a "Made for Google" certification system resembling Apple's "Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod" program, known as MFi for short.

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Google Drive for iOS updated to make stored documents accessible in Files app

09/29/2017, 04:09 pm

Google has updated its Google Drive app for iOS to fully integrate the cloud storage service with the Files app introduced in iOS 11, with the latest version of Google's app making it possible to access and manage documents and photos stored on Google's servers.

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Apple not only company fighting Google over video, as YouTube is cut from Amazon Echo Show

09/27/2017, 04:09 pm

On Tuesday afternoon, Google withdrew YouTube service from the Echo Show personal video device, and the two companies have issued dueling statements about the matter.

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Apple switches from Bing to Google as default search platform in Siri, iOS Search, and Mac's Spotlight

09/25/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple is switching from Microsoft's Bing to Google as the default Web search provider for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company announced on Monday.

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Apple TV 4K won't play 4K YouTube videos because of missing Google codec

09/21/2017, 02:09 pm

While the Apple TV 4K can play 4K videos from sources like iTunes and Netflix, that support is conspicuously missing from one of the most popular tvOS apps, YouTube.

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Google buys HTC smartphone team for $1.1B [u]

09/20/2017, 10:09 pm

After HTC announced a coming halt to trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange pending "material information" that could impact the stock's value, a move that sparked speculation of a takeover, Google on Wednesday confirmed plans to buy the firm's mobile division team for $1.1 billion.

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Google set to challenge Apple's iPhone 8 & X with Oct. 4 announcement of 'Pixel 2'

09/14/2017, 10:09 am

Google is preparing an Oct. 4 announcement, when the company is widely expected to reveal a second-generation Pixel phone that will go toe-to-toe with Apple's iPhone 8, and later the iPhone X.

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Google said to be eyeing purchase of 'Pixel 2' manufacturer HTC's smartphone division to combat 'iPhone 8'

09/07/2017, 02:09 pm

Reports are emerging from China that a deal that would result in Google taking a controlling interest in -- or buying out completely -- HTC's struggling smartphone business.

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Google Drive's Backup & Sync app adds support for APFS in macOS High Sierra

09/07/2017, 01:09 pm

Google has made a small but crucial update to the Google Drive Backup and Sync client for the Mac, introducing Apple File System compatibility for systems running macOS High Sierra.

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Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google's YouTube

09/04/2017, 11:09 am

Despite it being available for nearly three years, Apple has removed a popular alternative YouTube client -- ProTube -- from the App Store, allegedly bowing to pressure by Google.

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YouTube begins planned evolutions of iPhone & iPad app, desktop site

08/29/2017, 03:08 pm

Google's YouTube on Tuesday began rolling out a series of planned changes to its mobile and desktop interfaces, including new aesthetics and several feature upgrades.

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Google tries to fight wide ARKit compatibility with its own augmented reality initiative ARCore

08/29/2017, 12:08 pm

Google has announced it's own augmented reality initiative called ARCore -- but serious limitations on what versions of Android can be used and a very narrow list of compatible hardware will be tough hurdles to overcome.

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Google Assistant for iOS now available to iPhone users in Germany, France, UK

08/25/2017, 01:08 pm

Google is expanding the availability of its Google Assistant app for iOS into more markets, with the app starting to roll out to Germany, France, and the United Kingdom three months after it initially became available to use in the United States.

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Google rumored to announce 'Pixel 2' smartphones on October 5, weeks after Apple's iPhone event

08/24/2017, 10:08 am

Google's second generation of its Pixel smartphones may arrive a few weeks after Apple launches its iPhone, with one prominent leaker claiming the search giant will unveil the mobile device during an event on October 5.

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Android Oreo exits developer beta program, coming to Google's Pixel, Nexus soon

08/21/2017, 03:08 pm

Google's latest version of Android has been named. Android Oreo is complete, has exited developer-only beta testing, and is coming soon to the Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

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Android O, Google's response to Apple's iOS 11, will be revealed next Monday amid solar eclipse

08/18/2017, 02:08 pm

Google will showcase and possibly launch the next version of Android, "Android O," on August 21 -- setting the stage for competition with Apple's iOS 11, which should come to iPhones and iPads as soon as next month.

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YouTube TV comes to 14 more US cities like Boston, Seattle & Pittsburgh

08/17/2017, 03:08 pm

Google's nascent YouTube TV on Thursday expanded into 14 more U.S. cities, a few notable places being Baltimore, Boston, Las Vegas, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Tampa.

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Apple, Facebook, Google & others sign brief concerned about warrantless location tracking

08/15/2017, 12:08 pm

Several high-profile technology companies, including Apple, have submitted a amicus brief in a key case at the U.S. Supreme Court, expressing concerns about warrantless police access to cellphone location data.

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