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Topic: Google

Apple touts secure design of iOS as Google chief admits Android is best target for malicious hackers

02/27/2014, 06:02 pm

Speaking at Mobile World Conference, Google's new Android chief Sundar Pichai admitted that security plays second fiddle to "freedom" in the design and implementation of Google's mobile operation system, exposing Android users to an overwhelming, disproportionate share of malware vulnerabilities.

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Google rumored to debut 'Nexus' smart watch with new operating system in June

02/24/2014, 04:02 pm

The flood of wearable devices headed to market is expected to continue with a new wrist-worn smart watch from Google, rumored to be unveiled at the search giant's I/O 2014 conference this June.

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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 with 5.1" display, fingerprint scanner & heart rate monitor

02/24/2014, 02:02 pm

Samsung's next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, was officially announced by the company at the Mobile World Congress trade show on Monday, and the handset will compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone 5s by sporting its own fingerprint sensor.

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Apple's failure to pay for favorable media coverage flies in the face of Samsung's payola

02/23/2014, 02:02 pm

Slanted media reports targeting Apple appear to be directly connected to the company's failure to pay for more favorable coverage in the model of Samsung. It doesn't appear to be affecting Apple's sales or profits, however.

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Google made last-ditch effort to block WhatsApp-Facebook deal, was willing to pay more than $19B

02/20/2014, 03:02 pm

As talks between Facebook and WhatsApp began to draw to a close, Google Chief Executive Larry Page made a last-ditch effort to block the deal, and was even willing to outdo the $19 billion agreement the messaging app eventually reached with Facebook.

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Google bid $10B for WhatsApp, made separate 'odd' offer before Facebook deal was struck

02/20/2014, 10:02 am

Before WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook this week for some $19 billion in cash and stock, the messaging service was being aggressively pursued by search giant Google, which reportedly offered $10 billion and also made a unique offer in attempt to ensure it wouldn't be outbid.

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Google has fooled the media and markets, but hasn't bested Tim Cook's Apple

02/15/2014, 07:02 pm

Listening to the Google-enraptured tech media's echo chamber of fears, uncertainties and doubts about the world's most profitable and successful company, you'd never realize that there's an incredible bounty of low hanging fruit waiting for Tim Cook's Apple to harvest, and little but mobile scorched earth left behind Google.

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Apple, Inc. sold more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows PC partners in December quarter

02/13/2014, 06:02 pm

Seven years after entering the mobile computing market with iPhone, the Cupertino-based company has now reached a peak of building and selling more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows licensees put together.

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Google's strict policies for 'open' Android OS revealed in newly public documents

02/13/2014, 12:02 am

New documents published to the Web on Wednesday reveal Google imposes decidedly strict tit-for-tat terms on device makers looking to use the "open" Android platform.

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Microsoft considering allowing Android apps to run on Windows - report

02/12/2014, 03:02 pm

In an effort to bolster its struggling Windows platforms, Microsoft is said to be "seriously considering" allowing Android applications to run in both the traditional Windows environment, as well as on the Windows Phone mobile platform.

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Google's collaboration with Foxconn sheds light on robotics ambitions

02/11/2014, 05:02 am

According to a report on Tuesday, Google's Andy Rubin and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou have been discussing cutting edge robotics technology, including an operating system built to run manufacturing machines.

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Google will own 6% of China's Lenovo once Motorola deal closes

02/07/2014, 10:02 am

As part of the $3 billion transaction that will see ownership of handset maker Motorola passed from Google to Lenovo, the Silicon Valley search giant is set to receive stock representing a six percent stake in the Chinese PC manufacturer.

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With Nest in & Motorola out, Google now looking to acquire wearable tech companies

01/31/2014, 08:01 am

Google's evolving hardware portfolio could change once again with the acquisition of a wearable technology company, as the search giant is said to be contemplating potential purchases, according to a new report.

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Lenovo to reportedly buy Google's Motorola Mobility for $2.9 billion [update: confirmed]

01/29/2014, 04:01 pm

According to multiple reports on Wednesday, Google is nearing a deal to unload Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for some $2.91 billion less than two years after the Internet giant bought the handset maker for $12.5 billion in 2012.

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Gmail for iOS bug may have caused users to accidentally remove messages

01/29/2014, 09:01 am

Google on Wednesday began notifying some users of Gmail's first-party iOS app that they may have inadvertently removed messages they intended to keep thanks to a now-rectified software error.

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Samsung, Google reach worldwide patent cross-licensing pact

01/27/2014, 12:01 am

Two of Apple's fiercest rivals --Android maker Google and electronics titan Samsung --have inked a decade-long, global cross-licensing agreement granting each company access to the other's intellectual property troves.

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Nest's Tony Fadell says it's 'up to Apple' if company wants to keep ties following Google buyout

01/24/2014, 04:01 pm

While Nest Labs has had a close relationship with Apple in the past, all that could change after the company was purchased by rival Google. But Nest CEO and former Apple executive Tony Fadell has said in a new interview that it's entirely "up to Apple" how things proceed from here.

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Google's smart contact lens tracks glucose levels for diabetics

01/17/2014, 11:01 am

Google this week announced it has been working on a wearable device of a different kind than usual --a smart contact lens that could measure glucose levels from the moisture on a user's eyeball.

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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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