Google and Microsoft have agreed to end their long-running regulatory battles after the European Commission filed new antitrust charges against Google related to packaging its apps on Android phones.
The Commission began its Android investigation on 15th April 2015, the same day that it announced formal antitrust charges against Google in another investigation, accusing the company of favouring its own comparison shopping service over that of rivals.
AstroLabs has recently inaugurated the Middle East and North Africa’s first Google-partnered tech hub, AstroLabs Dubai, enabling startups from around the world to set up in Dubai’s DMCC Free Zone while taking advantage of Google for Entrepreneurs’ global network and resources.
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, reported its quarterly financial results on 22nd October, with revenue and profit both up from a year earlier.
Microsoft has been pursuing a more collaborative approach under CEO Satya Nadella, working with longtime rivals like Salesforce, VMware and Apple.
Since it was founded 16 years ago, Google has tweaked its logo a few times, however, no major design changes were made until now.
In a recent post on the Google Blog, Product Manager Trond Wuellner announced the company’s entry into the Wi-Fi router market with the new product called OnHub.
Five key questions Google needs to answer about its driverless cars.
As part of a massive restructuring arrangement designed to enable the company’s businesses to operate more efficiently, Google will become a subsidiary of a new parent company called Alphabet.
As part of a corporate reshuffle, Sundar Pichai has been named the new CEO of Google as it becomes a subsidiary of a new company called Alphabet.
According to recent reports Google’s Project Tango tablet development kit will be available this August in 12 more countries including South Korea, Denmark, Canada and more.
Microsoft has won the long-running lawsuit against Google, as the federal appeal courts ruled in favour of Microsoft regarding the patent licencing charge that was originally filed against Motorola in 2010.
Actifio has announced a strategic relationship with Google Cloud Platform that will provide Actifio customers with one-click access to the Google Cloud Storage Nearline.
According to recent reports Oracle and Google have each proposed new dates for the jury trial in their dispute over Google’s use of Java in Android.
Google has recently expanded its support for Windows workloads running on its cloud, a move that aims to better position Google Cloud Platform to court enterprise customers.
According to the records from California’s motor department, Google has increased its autonomous fleet by almost half in just one month and now accounts for over half of all legal driverless cars in the US state.
During the recently held Google I/O conference, Dave Burke, Vice President of Engineering for Android, gave developers a glimpse at the next update for Google’s mobile operating system, code-named Android M.
Google now gets more search queries from mobile devices than it does from PCs.
As Google dives into the Wi-Fi and cellular network services business, some are wondering just where the company is headed.
Google says its Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.
Google’s services were disrupted briefly on Thursday after a broadband provider in India made a network routing error.
Iran is ready to cooperate with Google and other global Internet companies to allow them to operate in the country, according to the country’s media reports.
Google has confirmed for the first time that it plans to offer connectivity directly to mobile users in the U.S., but a senior executive downplayed the competition it would be to major U.S. cellular carriers.
Google and the UAE Teacher’s association have launched a new educational Innovation Hub in Ras Al Khaimah.
Google disappointed Wall Street with its fourth quarter results, missing expectations for both sales and earnings, and growing its advertising business more slowly.
Google has laid the groundwork for its own cellular service by buying capacity on the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile USA, according to news reports.
When Google said on Thursday it would end its Explorer program for Glass and stop selling the current version to consumers, a few premature obituaries were written for the head-worn device.
Google will stop selling its Glass head-mounted computer to the public on 19th January, as part of other big changes the company is making to the product’s program.
Members of the European Parliament are readying a motion calling for the breakup of Google, by separating its search engine functionality from other commercial services, according to news reports.
Mozilla has picked Yahoo to be the default search engine for its Firefox browser in the U.S., deposing Google in a new five-year partnership announced on Wednesday.
The corporate shakeup at Google continues and now it’s Andy Rubin, the former head of the company’s Android business and the current head of its robotics arm, who’s out.
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.
The Lumia 950 and 950 XL are great options for those looking out for straightforward smartphones with the unmatched experience of Windows 10.
WD’s new My Cloud personal storage device gives its other storage solutions stiff competition. With sync support between Google Drive, Dropbox and other public clouds, having a private, at-home cloud is made simple.
This Android-powered BlackBerry device is an ideal phone for security-conscious business users, but its price tag could be a dampener.