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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...
Google's Design for Proposed Headquarters

Google's proposed futuristic offices may have been hit with a big setback

Google's plans to build new and futuristic-looking headquarters offices in Mountain View, California, may have to be curtailed thanks to a city council vote on Tuesday. Google first announced its plans to redevelop four sites in the North Bayshore district of Mountain View in February. The...
Google introduces 'Patent Purchase Promotion'

Google wants to keep patents away from patent trolls with new 'Patent Purchase Promotion'

Google will purchase your unwanted patents in order to keep them out of the hands of "patent trolls." With company dynamics constantly changing, often times companies find themselves in possession of patents that they no longer need. Selling a patent, especially for smaller companies, can be a...
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Google Maps catches Android mascot red-handed urinating on Apple [Update]

Update: Google has now confirmed our previous suspicions that the image was placed in Google Maps by a third party using its Map Maker feature. From The Washington Post: "We're sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we're working to remove it quickly," Google's Mara Harris said in...
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Google's Q1 2015 'other' revenues segment impacted by 'decline in Nexus'

Speaking in the Google Q1 2015 earnings call, CFO Patrick Pichette indicated Nexus revenues declined this quarter. Revenues from the Play Store (and now Google Store) are such a small portion of Google's business that they're clumped into an "other revenues" category each quarter, but that doesn...
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Google Q1 2015 earnings: $17.3 billion revenue, $3.6 billion net income

Google reported its full Q1 2015 earnings today, showing yet another strong quarter. For the first three months of 2015, Google showed strong growth with $17.3 billion in revenue, up 12 percent over last year, and $3.58 billion in net income, also up nearly 4 percent. Advertising revenues as a...
Google introduces Project Fi, a new way to keep you connected

Google introduces Project Fi, a new way to keep you connected

Google has announced Project Fi, a new program that aims to keep you connected, no matter what network you're on. Beginning as an early access program, Google is working with Sprint and T-Mobile to build Fi. The service is centered around three main areas of focus: high-quality connections,...
Google reportedly set to debut wireless service on April 22

Google reportedly set to debut wireless service 'as early as' April 22

Google is reportedly set to unveil its anticipated wireless service 'as early as Wednesday,' April 22. According to a report out of The Wall Street Journal today, Google will debut a wireless offering as soon as April 22 that will let customers pay for only the data they use, as opposed to...
EU reportedly set to file formal antitrust charges against Google

EU files formal antitrust charges against Google regarding Android and online search [Updated]

The European Commission today formally announced charges against Google. The company is accused of abusing its dominant position in online search, as well as Android. Original story: The European Commission is reportedly close to filing formal antitrust charges against Google. While no charges...
Leaked internal memo details Google's response to potential EU antitrust charges

Leaked internal memo details Google's response to potential EU antitrust charges

An internal Google memo that details the search giant's response to potential antitrust charges from the EU has leaked today. Following a report from earlier today that the European Commission is set to bring formal antitrust charges against Google, Re/code has reportedly obtained an internal...
Google reportedly has a small team working on future battery tech

Google reportedly has a small team working on future battery tech

According to a new report, Google has a small team of researchers working on future battery tech for use in its devices. The team of four is reportedly part of Google X, the same arm of the company responsible for other Google projects such as its self-driving car and Project Loon. The Wall...
Rumored Google search feature will help connect you with a handyman

Rumored Google search feature will help connect you with a handyman

Google is reportedly working on a new service that would help connect consumers with local handymen through search results. According to the report, the service would operate much like Google's current specialized search results for things like flights and car insurance quotes by presenting...
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Google reportedly looking to team up with carriers for free global roaming

Google is reportedly in talks with Hutchison Whampoa, owner of UK mobile operator Three, to allow consumers to use their smartphones abroad at no extra cost. Other networks are also reported to be in talks with Google. According to the Telegraph: The two giants are discussing a wholesale...
The EU is reportedly gearing up to bring antitrust charges against Google

The EU is reportedly gearing up to bring antitrust charges against Google

The European Commission is laying the groundwork to file antitrust charges against Google, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Citing unnamed sources, the report indicates that the European Commission is just weeks away from filing charges against the tech giant. From The Wall...
Google fires back over recent reporting on leaked FTC documents

Google fires back over recent reporting on leaked FTC documents

Google has fired back at The Wall Street Journal today over what it says are inaccuracies in its recent reporting on a leaked FTC document. At issue is a Wall Street Journal report from last week based on an inadvertently released FTC document that detailed the agency's conclusions in a 2013...
Google CFO Porat

Ruth Porat joins Google from Morgan Stanly as Chief Financial Officer

Google today announced that Ruth Porat would be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, moving across from Morgan Stanley. Porat has been at the Wall Street firm since 1987. Porat played a major role in advising the US Treasury throughout the recent financial crisis. She has helped...

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