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Microsoft wins patent court battle against Google to lower licensing fees

Microsoft has scored a victory against Google in the courts. Redmond won an appeals court ruling that could lower the rates numerous electronics makers pay to license technology for smartphones and personal computers. The appeals court in San Francisco upheld a $14.5 million jury verdict against...
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Google defies French request to apply 'right to be forgotten' globally

Last month, French privacy watchdog CNIL ordered Google to delist "right to be forgotten" requests globally and not just from Google's European properties. Google has now issued a blog post stating that it would not comply with the French regulator's demands: While the right to be forgotten...
Anti-Google smear campaign revealed in MPAA email

Anti-Google smear campaign revealed in apparent MPAA email

An email has emerged that seems to show the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) discussing a media campaign against Google with lawyers in the office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Google, which was under investigation by Hood, has been trying to discover how that...
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Google acquires Pixate to help developers make better mobile app prototypes

Google has bought yet another small tech company. It revealed that it has acquired the Palo Alto, California-based Pixate, which was formed in 2012. Pixate creates tools for developers so they can make quicker and easier prototypes for mobile apps. While the specific terms of the deal were not...
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YouTube viewing time up 60 percent from last year, mobile viewing has doubled

Speaking on Google's Q2 2015 earnings call (broadcast on YouTube, as you'd expect), new CFO Ruth Porat dropped some new numbers about how YouTube is growing. Total watch time on YouTube is up 60 percent from this time last year, the strongest growth rate Google has seen in two years. Most...
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Google announces Q2 2015 earnings: $17.7 billion revenue, $3.93 billion net income

Google has just announced its Q2 2015 earnings, showing strong growth in revenues and net income for the quarter compared to last year. Total revenues for the quarter were $17.7 billion, up from $15.9 billion in 2014, and net income was $3.93 billion, up from $3.35 billion. Those numbers are...
Google reveals right to be forgotten request information

Almost all of Google's right to be forgotten requests come from the general public

New data shows that around 95 percent of Google's right to be forgotten requests come from members of the general public, with less than 5 percent coming from criminals, politicians, and other public figures. To date, there have been nearly 220,000 individual requests made to Google, most of them...
Google and BlackBerry announce new partnership for Android in enterprise

BlackBerry and Google announce new partnership for Android in business [Updated]

BlackBerry and Google have announced a new, enterprise-focused partnership. The two companies are working together to marry BlackBerry's BES12 enterprise device deployment service and new security features in Android 5.0 Lollipop for increased mobile security, better device management, and easier...
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Google and Waze are testing new RideWith carpooling service in Israel

Google is experimenting with a new carpooling service, working with its mapping subsidiary Waze in a limited test. The company has confirmed that the service, called RideWith, will launch in Tel Aviv, Israel this week. While the service has similarities to features offered by other ride-...
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New Android One phone launching in India on July 14, marketed as an 'affordable Nexus'

After launching the first generation of Android One devices in India last year, Google is set to unveil a new handset made in collaboration with local manufacturer Lava Mobiles. ET Tech states that the device will be retailing for ₹12,000 ($187), double the price of the first-generation phones....
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Here's how Google checks for lag on your Android devices

Google's François Beaufort revealed that the search giant uses a robot — build by Finnish vendor OptoFidelity — that measures "end-to-end latency of Android and Chrome OS devices." The video above highlights how the robot constantly taps different sections of the screen to gauge the...
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Google wants some video creators to test out its Jump VR video hardware

Google is looking for some people to try out its ambitious Jump virtual reality camera hardware this summer. Google introduced the world to its Jump virtual reality camera hardware at Google I/O in late May. The company now is looking for a few good video creators to test out Jump later this...
Google introduces News Lab to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs

Google introduces News Lab to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs

Google has introduced a new initiative, News Lab, in an effort to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media. News Lab is a new effort from Google, in which the company hopes to get its data and tools in the hands of journalists around the world. In News Lab,...
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French privacy watchdog orders Google to expand 'right to be forgotten' globally

A French regulatory authority is asking Google to remove search results delisted from the "right to be forgotten" ruling globally or face sanctions. Google started delisting search results through the "right to be forgotten" ruling enacted in the EU last year, but the search giant limited the...
Google's wants to help you pick your next phone with new online tool

Google wants to help you pick your next phone with new online tool

Google wants to help you pick your next phone with a handy new website. Google has launched a new website aimed at helping people pick out a new Android device. The page asks you to answer a few questions about how you plan to use your device, and then uses that information to make a suggestion...
Google helps launch Sidewalk Labs, a start-up focused on improving city living

Google helps launch Sidewalk Labs, a start-up focused on improving city living

Google's latest investment aims to improve life in the city with new technologies. Google announced that it has co-created a new company focused on developing innovative technologies to improve cities. Called Sidewalk Labs, the company will tackle issues surrounding urban living, including more...
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On Google, Apple, data, privacy, rhetoric — and making up your own mind

There's a bit of a witch hunt lately against data-driven services. But it wasn't long ago that the torch-bearers were singing a different tune. Today Apple executives will take the stage at the keynote address for the Worldwide developer conference. WWDC. I'll be watching. Like Google I/O nearly...
Google launches new site to report driverless car accidents

Google launches new site to report accidents from driverless cars

Google will now be reporting any accidents that its driverless cars are involved in on a new website that the company has rolled out. As the company continues to expand its self-driving car program, Google has launched a new website that will report all accidents that its participating vehicles...
Google apologizes for offensive Maps mishap

Google apologizes for offensive Maps mishap

Google has apologized for a 'mess up' surrounding racist search results on Google Maps. Earlier this week, it was discovered that searching Google Maps with certain racial slurs would return results for the White House. Today, Google has issued an apology for the mishap, noting that it has taken...
Google reportedly adding a 'Buy' button to some mobile search results

Google will reportedly add a 'Buy' button to some mobile search results

Google is said to be planning to add a "Buy" button to mobile search results in the next several weeks. In an effort to compete with the likes of Amazon, Google will reportedly add a "Buy" button on search results pages fairly soon. The buttons will appear as part of sponsored search results for...

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