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.
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.
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.