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Google News shutting down service in Spain over ‘Google Tax’

Search giant Google’s news service, Google News will no longer operate in Spain as of 16th December. The move comes after Spanish lawmakers changed the country’s law to introduce a so-called Google tax. The law, drafted by Spain’s Ministry of Culture revolves around new intellectual property laws being introduced that enable Spanish publications to charge [...]

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Google Offers 1TB of Google Drive Storage Free With Selected Chromebooks Ahead Of The Holiday Season

While Chromebooks haven’t been the most popular devices lately, Google announced a new promotion designed to allure customers to purchase a Chromebook. Anyone purchasing a new Chromebook notebook computer this holiday season will receive a free 1TB of data storage on its Google Drive cloud storage system. In order to receive the great deal, customers will need to [...]

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Google rolls out Contributor, a subscription service to remove ads from sites

Google Inc. announced an initiative Thursday that offers ad-free web browsing to users interested in paying a monthly subscription fee. The crowdfunding tool called Contributor asks users to pay anywhere from $1 to $3 to view the pages. Essentially it’s kind of a subscription service for online publications allowing people to pay to remove ads from participating websites. [...]

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Chinese app developers can now offer paid Android apps via Google Play store

Google Inc. has announced merchant support for Chinese developers, meaning they can now offer free or paid apps for Android users in over 130 countries via its Google Play store. They however cannot earn any money in China, as the Play Store is unavailable in the country. Nonetheless, this is a small step towards giving Chinese [...]

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LG and Google announce global patent license agreement that is set to last a decade

Korean manufacturer LG and Google announced a global patent license agreement. According to LG’s press release, the two companies have gotten into a cross-licensing deal that will allow them to use each other’s existing and future patents for the next ten years. The cross-licensing deal covers copyrights of a broad range of products and technologies [...]

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Google[x] Lab’s Bold Ambition: Pills that can detect cancer

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 Acquires Firebase

Google acquires Firebase to boost its mobile momentum

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 Shopping Express Service

Google Expands U.S. Shopping Service To Multiple Cities, Introduces Membership Fee

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 [...]

Samsung's 110-inch Ultra High Definition 4K television is the biggest TV screen ever manufacted by an electronics company

Google working on Modular Display Technology to create one Gigantic TV

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 [...]

Previously bug hunters were paid a minimum of $500 and up to $5,000 for each bug reported based on significance of the find.

Google Offers Three Times The Reward For Squashing Chrome Bugs

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 [...]

Drive for Education offers unlimited cloud storage, Apps Vault and auditing tools for better maintenance, entirely free of cost.

Google Drive for Education offers unlimited storage for schools and students

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 [...]

Google will also release tools that can convert existing ads on desktops into variants that will work across different screens and devices.

Google rolls out new mobile-focused display ad formats

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 [...]

Virgon Boss Richard Branson, is giving his Virgin staff as much annual leave as they want, when they want.

Your World, Your Way? Virgin Boss Offers Employees Unlimited Vacation Policy

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 [...]

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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 [...]