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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Until recently, it was only Amazon, one of the most profitable online stores in world, that was in the public eye for irregularities in its UK tax payments. May 15 saw another tech major – Google Inc. – added to the list of high-profile companies with business operations in the UK, which despite earning huge profits continue to circumvent local tax guidelines and get away with paying low tax.
Famed Google Developer Conference Google I/O held between the 15th May and the 17th May in San Francisco emblazons the technology giant’s latest products, services and more. Google Inc. is expected to soon bring music streaming product as it wants to gain share in the market dominated by Apple Inc.
While the battle over the tax records is still being fought, Google Inc.’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt had a say in defending the company’s reputation. He simply came to the rescue as Google Inc. has been recently struggling with increasing attacks on the sum of tax it paid in the UK.
The dust from Google’s Glasses debut a few months back has just settled and Google Inc. has just announced software support to make its ambitious Google Glassware meaningful. In addition, Google has also informed about the release of the developer guidelines for its Glass Mirror API as the first Google Glass units shipping is knocking at the door.
On the 25th of March, Google Inc. is due to launch its new initiative, the Global Impact Challenge. The new competition will only take place in the UK where the Internet giant will try to find startups that “transform lives.” A stake in the Google’s Global Challenge is high as the £2 million prize will be divided among four winners.
It was inevitable… After all, YouTube has announced that it crossed the Rubicon as it has 1 billion monthly users. The world’s most popular online video site hit the record amid increased viewing on mobile devices.
Andy Rubin is saying goodbye to his child Android, which is the world’s top-selling mobile operating system, as Google Inc. is seeking ways to cope with complex alliances, including one with Samsung Electronics Co. Google Inc. believes that combing its mobile software units into one would be the best option leading to further success.
At last it happened. Google Inc. decided ultimately to sell its Motorola Home business. The American multinational corporation announced that it reached a deal to sell the Motorola Home business to Arris Group Inc. for as much as $2.35 billion. The step has been taken as Google Inc. wants to fully concentrate on expanding its smartphone business and engaging in the global competition in the growing market.
Just not so long after Google Inc. informed that it pulled its music service from China in September, Yahoo Inc. also informed that it decided to terminate its Chinese music service. The step has been taken as the company, once the Internet giant, tries to modify its “product strategy.” The Chinese music service of Yahoo Inc. is to be shut down on the 20th of January.
After months of suspension, Google Inc.’s mobile navigation application Google Maps finally found its way back to Apple Inc.’s iPhone. As it was stated by the Internet search giant, its fresh new application would be available in the Apple Inc.’s app store. Google Inc.’s application is available not only for Apple Inc.’s iPhones but other iOS devices as well. Google Inc. is back in game after months of rejection.
For a period of almost three months now, Google Inc.’s shares have tenaciously retained near high records, almost 30 percent of which has been fuelled by the rising optimism regarding internet advertising. In spite of this fact, there is a fear in Wall Street that Google Inc.’s shares might just be running out of the stream.
Henrique de Castro, a former executive of Google Inc., has been hired as the new COO of Yahoo by the Chief Executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer. This latest move has been taken by the Chief Executive of Yahoo in order to bring new faces to the management team of the struggling web company.