Innovations pay off when they make life more apt for people around us in cogent ways. Google[x] innovation lab, devout to finding prodigious solutions to global problems is in the news yet again for a startling disclosure. The semi-secret facility behind innovations such as self-driving cars, stratospheric internet balloons, flying drones, Google Glass, and seamless [...]
Google Inc announced that it has acquired a San Francisco startup Firebase, adding to its own Google Cloud Platform team. The startup is a backend cloud service that can be used to build apps for iOS, Android and the Web that store and sync data in real time. Terms of the deal were not revealed. [...]
Google, which launched their Google Shopping Express service last year is now changing the way the service works and also expanding it to more cities. Just like Amazon Prime, Google will now start charging membership fees from customers for its fast online shopping delivery service, the company said Monday. The service lets shoppers order products online from [...]
The clandestine Google X Lab, famed for its projects such as self-driving cars, stratospheric internet balloons, Google Glass, is now developing a display made out of smaller screens that plug together like blocks of Legos to create a seamless display, sources revealed. According to three people familiar with the project, the screen could be made [...]
Google announced it has tripled its maximum reward for finding flaws in Chrome as part of the company’s bug bounty program. The move is to restrain research community from selling their information on shady markets and also to encourage them to dig deeper in discovering vulnerabilities in Chrome. Previously bug hunters were paid a minimum of $500 and [...]
Google, the world’s largest internet search company announced a new initiative Tuesday for students, Drive for Education. The new service bolsters Google’s existing Google Apps for Education service, which offers unlimited cloud storage among other perks for both students and educators. Apps for Education, which is free for non-profit educational institutions, offers branded versions of Google’s popular apps, including [...]
In an effort to further bolster the popularity of mobile browsing, internet giant Google announced on Monday a series of display ad formats and tools for advertisers to use across its AdMob network, Google Display Network and DoubleClick services. The tools and mobile display ad formats are scheduled to launch in the coming months, providing brand marketers [...]
The boss of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, is removing limits off on the amount of holidays his personal staff can take in the hope that it will boost morale, creativity and productivity. The billionaire, worth US$4.6 billion according to Forbes Magazine, wrote on his blog that his staff of 170 in the US and [...]
In the first half of this year, the number of requests increased 15 percent compared to the second half of 2013 and a 150 percent increase since Google first began publishing this data in 2009, the company said in its latest transparency report. Even in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about national surveillance programs, [...]
On Thursday, Federal Trade Commission said Google has agreed to settle charges and pay around $19 million to consumers who were charged for in-app purchases made by their children while playing mobile games without parental consent. The Google settlement is one of the third cases by the Federal Trade Commission about unwarranted app purchases made [...]
Search engine Google Inc and five Asian telecommunications firms have teamed up to build and operate a $300m undersea cable system from the U.S. to Japan to support increasing bandwidth usage and better connection with its data centers in various parts of the world. The trans-Pacific optical fiber system has been named “Faster”, will have [...]
On Thursday, Yahoo announced it will join Google Inc. to create a secure email system by next year that could make it almost impossible for hackers or ISPs and law enforcement to read users’ messages. Yahoo and Google together make up the vast majority of webmail users. Right now, there are over 425 million Gmail [...]
Google announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Long Island-based music streaming service Songza, a three-year-old app that rivals Pandora and others who are into making customized playlists of recommended songs. Representatives of Google and Songza declined to comment on the monetary details., however, sources close to the agreement revealed that Google paid around $39 [...]
Google Inc’s, Nest Labs has unveiled an initiative to push companies into developing devices and services that can be compatible with Nest Digital Thermostat and other products. The ‘Developer Program’ will allow Nest partner companies focus on making Nest compatible devices more useful. For example, when the Nest Protect Smoke Alarm when goes off, LIFX’s [...]
Gender disparity ratio in the U.S. workforce especially in science and engineering fields speaks loud and clear. The situation demands amplified attention to change the prevailing scenario. In recent months, Goldieblox a young-start became a hot favorite amongst feminist and gender equality advocates. The company focuses on selling tinkering toys that encourage young girls to [...]
According to reports Android was planning to team up with auto makers to get larger market share in information and entertainment market. However, the platform experienced fierce opposition. Many car makers want to defend their branding over their in-car systems. Google Inc. also plans to use Miracast, a Wi-Fi Direct integrated screen-casting standard to display apps from an Android smartphone on an in-car system.
To add a firm to its always blooming collection, Google has acquired a new engineering company: Boston Dynamics. If the tech giant has already created the most popular platform for smartphones by introducing the Android technology, just imagine what they will be able to accomplish now by owning a company which has created the fastest-running robot in the world!
Google Inc. recently announced another privacy change that it has made to its Terms of Service. According to reports the company is gearing up to use users’ names and photos to advertise its products and services. The updated terms of service will go into effect on November 11th.
The Five Internet Companies, Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. are accused of UK Tax dodging. The money owed to the exchequer is known by the officials as the tax Gap has grown to an epiphora of 35 billion HM Revenue and Customs has admitted.