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Google acquires Mac app-maker RelativeWave, gives away $80 Form app for free

Google acquires Mac app-maker RelativeWave, gives away $80 Form app for free

RelativeWave, the team behind the Mac app Form, has announced that it is now part of Google. As part of the acquisition, Google has made the $80 prototyping and design app available as a free download on the Mac App Store. The RelativeWave team will continue development of the app under Google...
Android 4.4.3 on Nexus 7

Android 4.4.3 OTA updates hitting Nexus and GPe devices [Updated]

Over-the-air update files now available for multiple devices Following the recent release of Android 4.4.3 for Nexus devices in factory image form, the first over-the-air updates have started rolling out this morning. So far we've confirmed it's rolling out for the Nexus 7 2013 (Wifi), Nexus 5...
Google subsidiary 'Planetary Ventures' leases historic Moffet Airfield from NASA for R&D

Google leases historic Moffet Airfield from NASA for R&D

Google will soon be leasing Moffett Airfield, a former Navy air base, from NASA. The deal, detailed in a NASA press release today, will see Google subsidiary 'Planetary Ventures' paying out roughly $1.16 billion over the course of the next 60 years to rent the airfield. Additionally, the deal...

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The European Parliament is considering a call to break up Google

Google is a big company, perhaps too big, according to the European Parliament. By far the dominant player on the internet thanks to its leading search engine, Google's size and power is reportedly worrying the European Parliament to the point that they're considering a draft motion that would...
Google agrees to settlement with Rockstar Consortium over patent dispute

Google agrees to settlement with Rockstar consortium over patent dispute

Google has reached a settlement agreement with patent-holding consortium Rockstar, which counts Apple, Microsoft, and BlackBerry among its members, in a lawsuit originating last October. In its suit, Rockstar alleged that Google had infringed on seven search-related patents that it owned after...
Google Contribute to make ad-free blogs a reality

Google Contribute to make ad-free blogs a reality

It looks like advertising isn't the only way way to fund your favorite sites anymore. Google announced a new program called "Contributor" today that allows people to contribute money to participating websites via a monthly subscription to get rid of ads. In typical Google fashion, the service...
Google acquires Mac app-maker RelativeWave, gives away $80 Form app for free

Google acquires Mac app-maker RelativeWave, gives away $80 Form app for free

RelativeWave, the team behind the Mac app Form, has announced that it is now part of Google. As part of the acquisition, Google has made the $80 prototyping and design app available as a free download on the Mac App Store. The RelativeWave team will continue development of the app under Google...
Google subsidiary 'Planetary Ventures' leases historic Moffet Airfield from NASA for R&D

Google leases historic Moffet Airfield from NASA for R&D

Google will soon be leasing Moffett Airfield, a former Navy air base, from NASA. The deal, detailed in a NASA press release today, will see Google subsidiary 'Planetary Ventures' paying out roughly $1.16 billion over the course of the next 60 years to rent the airfield. Additionally, the deal...
Google's brand takes third top spot in the world

Google places third in new brand rankings

After having ranked second this fall in Interbrand's rankings, Google has earned itself the third top spot on the competing Forbes' ratings. Google trails Apple, whose coveted products are able to command a price premium, and Microsoft. According to Forbes, Google's strengths with search and...
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Andy Rubin, former head of Android, is leaving Google

Andy Rubin, a co-founder of Android and long time employee of Google, is leaving the company. In Android circles Rubin is best known for his time leading the Android division at Google after his company was acquired in 2005, only to move after many years to head up robotics efforts at the company...
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Google gives non-profits real-time satellite imaging data for free

Google acquired satellite startup Skybox earlier this year, and now the search giant has announced the Skybox for Good program, through which Google will provide non-profit organizations and projects access to real-time satellite imagery. It's an interesting move for the company which puts...
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Chrome/Android chief reportedly now oversees all of Google's core products

Google is apparently experiencing a pretty big shakeup today. Mountain View's CEO, Larry Page, has reportedly appointed Sundar Pichai as leader of core Google products. This is a somewhat surprising move, as it adds a lot to Pichai's already hefty plate. The move will see Google's research,...
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Switching from iOS to Android? There's a guide for that

Alongside the launch of Lollipop, Google updated the official Android website with a guide for users switching from iOS to Android. Apple wrote a similar guide on how users can switch from Android to iOS during the debut of iOS 8, so it's only fair that Google is making a transition guide after...

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