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Websites prepare for ‘Mobilegeddon’ as Google favors mobile-friendly sites

Websites prepare for ‘Mobilegeddon’ as Google favors mobile-friendly sites

Back in February, search giant Google had said that it was going to make mobile-friendliness matter more to its search-engine rankings. On Tuesday, the company imposed new tweaks to its search ranking, prioritizing sites that feature mobile-friendly designs. The algorithm update dubbed “Mobilegeddon” is one of the biggest changes in the history of Google’s search engine. […]

European Union to record antitrust charges against Google

European Union to record antitrust charges against Google

The European Union is set to file formal charges against Google for illegally using its dominant search engine to highlight the company’s own online services over others. European Union commissioner, Margrethe Vestager is expected to make an announcement on Wednesday in Brussels about Google violating antitrust laws and has decided to pursue a case that […]

Google reportedly working on new and highly improved batteries that can last longer than regular batteries

Google reportedly working on new and highly improved batteries that can last longer than regular batteries

Search giant Google has reportedly involved itself in the research and development of better battery technology for smartphones, wearables and other stuff with reports claiming that the technology is being developed in the search engine giant’s highly secretive Google X research lab. Google has been expanding its avenues lately and has entered into sectors such as […]

Google rolls out on-body detection and smart lock features for better smart phone use

Google rolls out on-body detection and smart lock features for better smart phone use

Internet giant Google has announced plans to add two new features, on-body detection and smart lock that allow the smartphone to remain unlocked as long as it is in the user’s possession and lock itself whenever it’s not. The feature which is under testing is aimed at cutting down the number of times the user […]

Google’s deal with Sprint and T-Mobile will enable the company to save up on infrastructure development costs

Google reported to launch its own wireless carrier using Sprint and T-Mobile

According to a report Wednesday in The Information, Google is planning to launch its own cellular phone service. The service could come into operation sometime this year. The move would mark a great shift from the search giant’s core business and could help build a strong alternate revenue stream. Google is close to striking deals […]

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Microsoft acquires mobile email firm Acompli

Microsoft announced on Monday that it has acquired Acompli, a venture-backed startup in San Francisco that offers innovative mobile email application available for both iOS and Android platforms. Seen by many as the mobile app that Outlook.com deserves, Acompli fits well into Microsoft’s plan to further expand into mobile realms. The company accidentally teased the […]

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’s HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet in court documents

Nvidia seemingly confirms Google’s HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet in court documents

Rumors of HTC returning to tablet manufacturing have been floating around for a little while, but thanks to the processor firm Nvidia, the existence of the Nexus 9 alongside its expected release time frame is almost confirmed now. Nvidia is said to have unofficially revealed the HTC Nexus 9 tablet name in the legal document, […]

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Google collaborates with UC Santa Barbara to develop its own quantum computing processors

Google has partnered with researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara to build new processors for use in quantum computing systems, expanding the search giant’s effort that began more than a year ago. Google says it will continue its research with D-Wave Systems’ quantum computing system, too. The search giant wants to have its […]

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Google Acquires Travel Guide App JetPac

Google has eyed up, JetPac, a San-Francisco based travel startup that analyses Instagram photos to generate city maps or a traveler guide for public use. JetPac delivers relevant results to you of places of interest by searching through Instagram photos on Facebook using an algorithm to study pictures content. You may questions then, what’s so […]

Google Will Soon Offer Its Own Domain Registration Service

Google Will Soon Offer Its Own Domain Registration Service

Internet Search Giant Google is venturing into a new business: web domain registrations. The new service will allow people to buy and manage domains from one of the largest companies on the web. The users will also be able to use Google Domains to build their website and set up email addresses. On the whole, […]

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 […]

U.S. Transportation Department Seek To Regulate Smartphone Navigation And Maps Applications

U.S. Transportation Department Seek To Regulate Smartphone Navigation And Maps Applications

The U.S. Transportation Department could be looking at the possibility of regulating Google and Apple Maps. If a proposed bill from President Obama’s administration is cleared, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would regulate all kinds of navigation aids, including apps on smartphone and electronics built into car dashboards. The U.S. Transportation Department asserts […]

Google Announces First Five Official 'Glass at Work' Partners

Google Announces First Five Official Google Glass Partners

Google faces certain troubles in making customers to adopt Google Glass and those troubles have reached a certain comical level which is evident from the reality that even its employees are giving up on them. The company is yet to establish an ecosystem where such technologies can be widely accepted without living in the limbo […]

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China Discloses Microsoft’s Killer Android Patents

Patent war between Microsoft and Google cannot be described without using the words ‘amusingly destructive and nuclear’. The Redmond-based Tech giant owns licensing agreement over 70 percent of all Android devices that are sold in the U.S. The Patent licensing deal between Microsoft and Android device makers makes it possible for Microsoft to beef up […]

Google to acquire satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million

Google to acquire satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million

Search giant Google has entered into an agreement to acquire satellite maker Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash, the company’s second high-profile acquisition of an aerospace company this year. Google will use Skybox’s inexpensive satellites to provide up to date imagery for Google’s online mapping service and Skybox’s technology could also eventually be used […]

Google losing its mobile search dominance as users increasingly favor apps to carry out Internet searches

Google losing its mobile search dominance as users increasingly favor apps to carry out Internet searches

Google, who revolutionized the Internet with its search engine, is actually losing some momentum in the mobile search sector. And the misfeasor is the distending world of mobile-apps. According to the latest findings from analytics firm eMarketer, smartphone and tablet users are increasingly using apps to collect information rather than browser search and mobile search behaviour […]

Google Promotes Encryption With New Alpha Chrome Extension

Google Promotes Encryption With New Alpha Chrome Extension

Google is intensifying its efforts to protect e-mail in transit from prying eyes of the government spies and other snoops by working on an end-to-end encryption extension for Chrome, and including a section about e-mail security to its transparency report that details which email providers are taking the necessary safety measures to ensure that email […]

Google rumoured to be investing more than $1 billion in satellite internet access

Google rumoured to be investing more than $1 billion in satellite internet access

According to reports, search giant Google is claimed to be spending more than $1 billion to deploy hundreds of low-earth orbit satellites to provide Internet access to the remote corners of the world. The project is claimed to be a progression from the high-altitude balloons, the aptly-named Project Loon in which Google has deployed balloons […]