Google has to improve its settlement terms in the antitrust investigation over its search practices or face charges, following opposition from some quarters to the deal, the European Commission’s competition chief and Vice President Joaquin Almunia said today.
Just in time for the new school year, Google has launched a tool called Classroom that aims to make teachers’ harried lives a little easier. Google started rolling out Classroom on Tuesday to […]
Google has acquired Emu, a text-messaging app with a built-in virtual assistant created by a veteran of Apple’s Siri team. The Emu team announced the acquisition in a blog post Wednesday. Emu and Google […]
So the word’s out. By the end of May it emerged that Google will invest between $20-30 billion in acquisitions of non-US-based companies, following its 2013 disclosure to the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission of the plans.
Nest, the Internet-connected thermostat and smoke detector maker owned by Google, is acquiring home security system developer Dropcam as part of a push to connect a wider range of devices in people’s homes.
Google has unseated rival Microsoft as the leading browser maker in the U.S. for the first time, Adobe said this week, citing data from its analytics platform.
Google plans to spend $20-30 billion of its of its accumulated international profits to fund potential acquisitions of non-U.S. companies and technology rights.
Apple and Google have agreed to drop all current patent infringement lawsuits between them, they said Friday.
IBM’s efforts to expand the use of its Power chips in hyperscale data centres just got a big shot in the arm from Google.
Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.
Google wants to put its Glass headmounted computer system to work. The company is looking to partner with enterprise software developers and businesses as part of a push to get Glass into the […]
The price war among major cloud providers continues, with Amazon Web Services announcing Wednesday that it is lowering the prices of a number of its cloud services, one day after Google slashed prices.
Google and Cisco are teaming up in the enterprise collaboration market, bundling WebEx with Chromebooks and integrating the Cisco Web conferencing and online meeting product with Google Apps.
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 on Monday at a Mobile World Congress presentation in Barcelona, touting a slimmed-down approach to the latest flagship’s feature set and simplified design.
Samsung has joined the fledgling OpenPower Consortium, an alliance led by IBM to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products such as servers.
Google aims to equip meeting rooms with videoconferencing capabilities with the launch of its product for businesses, Chromebox.
Google has added Cisco to the list of tech companies with which it has struck a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement.
Lenovo is set to buy Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion in a deal that excludes the vast majority of Motorola’s patent portfolio.
Google has acquired DeepMind Technologies, an artificial intelligence company in London, reportedly for a fee of US$400 million.
The Android ecosystem and wearable technology will probably get a boost from the patent deal Google and Samsung have struck, but the agreement is unlikely to have an influence on Samsung’s intellectual property disputes with Apple, analysts said Monday.
SimpleAir is seeking $125M in damages from Google after a jury found that push notification services in Android infringe on a SimpleAir patent, the company said Tuesday.
A new Google service uses YouTube to shed some light on the bandwidth delivered by ISPs.
Europe’s competition chief is running out of patience with Google’s attempts to avoid an antitrust fine.
Google has acquired Nest, a company that makes a home thermostat that can be programmed from mobile phones, for US$3.2 billion in cash, Google said on Monday
Google has teamed up with several auto manufacturers on Monday with the goal of bringing Android to cars by the end of this year.
The European Commission will reject Google’s latest proposals aimed at settling a three-year antitrust dispute, the case Commissioner said Friday.
For as much as Google is known for today, it’s easy to forget that it’s also the force behind a hefty number of research projects. Those projects have led to things like wearables and self-driving cars, but the latest news gives a clear idea of where it’s going next.
Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, a company that builds robots that mimic the movements of humans and animals with stunning dexterity and speed.
Google said its data centres in Taiwan and Singapore have gone online to cater to the growing number of Internet users in Asia.
Oracle’s copyright case against Google’s Android OS appeared to gain new life this week after a federal appeals court judge poked holes in Google’s defence.
Two million logins and passwords from services such as Facebook, Google and Twitter have been found on a Netherlands-based server, part of a large botnet using controller software nicknamed “Pony.”
After running the service in preview mode for over a year, Google is making its IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) Google Compute Engine (GCE) available as a full-fledged commercial service.
Google has kicked off a project to build high-speed fiber-optic networks in parts of the world that lack fast broadband connections, starting with the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
Google and HP have been forced to stop selling the recently launched Chromebook 11 due to faulty chargers.
Google has announced plans to continue its rollout of solar energy plants in the U.S. with an $80million investment for six new facilities; its second largest to date.
Devices running Google’s Android operating system accounted for 81% of all smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2013, according to a study released today by IDC. Of the more than 261 […]
To encourage developers to create more mobile applications to run from its cloud services, Google is offering two new or updated frameworks to run the back-end infrastructure of mobile apps.
Google’s policy of discontinuing support for aging versions of Internet Explorer will nearly cut out businesses and consumers who run Google Apps on Windows Vista. That’s because Google said Tuesday that it will […]
Google’s secret proposals leaked as dismay over EU antitrust inquiry grows
Google’s increasing use of users’ personal data in its services may in the future extend to Maps, where users could see more customised, individual views.
Google last week again turned the screws on Microsoft and its Office franchise, this time by including Quickoffice with its newest Android mobile operating system, version 4.4 and dubbed “KitKat.”
When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise cloud computing.
Google is looking to triple the number of people testing Glass before the official rollout of the wearable computers next year.
What’s rectangular, gold, and 18 percent thinner than a No. 2 pencil? The iPad Air 2, which Apple unveiled Thursday. Sporting subtle refinements like a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a beefed-up iSight […]
No major changes compared to Windows Server 2012 R2, but some very good incremental ones. With this just a very early version, here are some changes you might want to consider as you decide when to start looking at the release.
Although over-priced, the smartphone packs impressive features to meet the demands of the luxury user.