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Google reports 150 percent rise in worldwide government data requests

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, [...]

The Google settlement is one of the third cases by the Federal Trade Commission about unwarranted app purchases made by children from the app store

FTC Requires Google To Refund $19 Million For Unauthorized In-App Charges Incurred By children

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 [...]

URS HÖLZLE, Senior vice president of Technical Infrastructure at Google Inc (Image Courtesy: Sabine Wunderlin)

Google Invests $300M in Mega Fast Trans-Pacific Cable

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 [...]

Yahoo and Gmail users can now send safe and secure messages between the two services.

Yahoo and Google in Joint Effort to Create a Secure, Encrypted Email System by 2015

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 [...]

Songza will supposedly relocate from Long Island City to Google’s offices in New York.

Evaluating Google’s $39 Million ‘Songza’ Buy: It takes two to tango?

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 [...]

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Google Nest’s ‘Developer Program’ to make Smart Homes more connected

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 [...]

Google investing $50m to inspire girls to learn coding (Website: www.madewithcode.com)

Google #MadeWithCode to Inspire Young Girls to Code!

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 [...]

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Audi and Google Inc. Join Hands To Bring Android Into Cars

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.

The Atlas Robot by Boston Dynamics

Google buys high-end robotics company

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!

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Google ads might feature your face royalty free

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.

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Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. accused of UK Tax Dodging

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.

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Google launches much awaited new Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.3

Google along with Asus has formally announced a new Nexus 7 tablet. Some great features of Nexus 7 include thinner and lighter body with full 1080p HD resolution display. This Nexus 7 device has the strongest feature of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update running on it. The new Google Nexus 7 tablet is significant improvement over the first Nexus 7 in terms of core hardware, camera, weight and mobile operating system entirely.

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Apple cuts ice with new iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks software updates at WWDC keynote

At WWDC 2013, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook did what this technology giant has always been famous for- setting the industry standards – from presentation to the slew of software updates and revamps, new service products for their top of the line desktop and mobile operating systems.

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Technology giants awaiting permission to Disclose NSA Requests

Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. have issued open letters to the United States Department of Justice, seeking to establish that they have only ’obliged’ to the role of revealing data they possess within the limits of law and have not provided unlimited access to their databases.

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Would Google Inc’s acquisition of Waze App violate Anti-trust law on mergers?

Though, there remains no ambiguity about Google Inc’s acquisition of the navigation tool- Waze App, which is owned by Noam Bardin, the CEO and developer of the navigation app, it may unsuspectingly put Google Inc into some legal trouble.

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NHTSA proposes New guidelines for New age self-driving cars

At last, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has set up new guidelines for drivers keen on self-driving cars. The move is a breakthrough as it is one of the first regulatory laws introduced by the agency with respect to autonomous vehicles.

Dennis Woodside - CEO at Motorola Mobility

Motorola begins life afresh with launch of Moto X

At D: All Things Digital Conference on the 29th of May, it was all about Motorola Mobility, Google Inc.’s flagship smartphone unit all the way. CEO at Motorola Mobility, Dennis Woodside, and head of Motorola Advanced Technology & Projects, Regina Dugan, who graced the conference, had an opportunity to showcase the company’s launches for 2013.

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Google’s Chairman Talks tough on UK’s tax laws

The Google Inc.’s executive top brass has finally commented on the recent spate of calls that the company has had from UK’s tax officials. The edgy-criticism came from Google Inc.’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt who is commonly recognized for his snappy ’don’t be evil’ phrases.

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USITC says Xbox does not infringe Google’s design

On the 23rd of May, Google Inc. was at the receiving end of a suit it had filed against Microsoft Corp. The Android software major had sued for royalties from Microsoft Corp. owed to Motorola Mobility on the use of a number of communication patents employed in the Xbox game system and Windows Operating System.