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Microsoft teams up with Google to oppose hotels blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Google and Microsoft are joining a wireless industry lobbying group in a bid to oppose a recent hotel industry petition, which seeks the FCC's permission to block personal Wi-Fi networks set up in hotel rooms by customers. The two giant companies may not see eye to eye each day, but they have...
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Even the Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 doesn't avoid Google's ecosystem

Samsung's first Tizen phone ships with Google Search and YouTube apps, and Google as its default search engine Following delays of over a year, Samsung finally shipped its first Tizen-powered handset, the Z1, earlier this month in India. The arrival of Tizen on smartphones — remember it's been...
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Google posts earnings: $66 billion revenue for 2014, $18 billion in Q4 alone

Revenues jump, and Motorola is officially off the books as a $740 million net gain Google has just announced its Q4 and full year 2014 earnings, with the search giant and Android purveyor showing growth in revenues for both the final quarter and the full year. Revenues for 2014 came in at $66...

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Google's Sundar Pichai confirms MVNO is happening

Google's Sundar Pichai dropped something of a bombshell today at Mobile World Congresss 2015: Google is working on some sort of limited wireless operating status — becoming a cellular service provider of some manner. The idea is to show what's possible, Pichai said during his session at...
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Google's proposed new headquarters looks like a futuristic city

Google unveiled its proposal for a new campus located at its Mountain View, California headquarters that looks like something from a science fiction movie. The proposal is being submitted to the Mountain View City Council for their approval. This will be the first time that Google has...
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Google to show sponsored apps on Play Store search results

Google has announced a new sponsored results feature the company will be piloting in the next few weeks, which will enable developers to pay for sponsored spots on the Google Play Store. The search giant has looked at how sponsored advertisements have performed on organic search results and...
Google steps up anti-malware initiatives with updates to Chrome and Search

Google steps up anti-malware initiatives with updates to Chrome and Search

Google already shows a warning message when you attempt to download malicious software, and the search giant is now expanding its efforts with the SafeBrowsing initiative to protect you from visiting websites that are flagged for malware. Chrome has been updated to display a new warning message...
Judge dismisses antitrust case against Google over bundled apps and services

Judge dismisses antitrust case against Google over bundled apps and services

An antitrust case against Google over bundling its own apps and services into Android phones has been dismissed by a federal judge today. The suit in question claimed that Google's contracts with smartphone makers that required its own apps and services to come bundled on their devices put rival...
Twitter confirms deal with Google to show tweets in search results

Twitter confirms deal with Google to show tweets in search results

We reported last night that Google and Twitter had reportedly struck a deal to show tweets in search results, and now it looks to be official. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made the announcement today during the company's Q4 2014 earnings call. From TechCrunch: The Google search deal will...
Mattel and Google are announcing… something… on Feb. 13

Mattel and Google are announcing… something… on Feb. 13

So on Feb. 13 in New York City, Mattel and Google are holding a joint "exclusive announcement and product debut" for… something. We honestly don't know what, and there's only so much we can divine from the classic View-Master styling of the invitation. Is it a Google Glass for kids? Google's...
Google and Twitter reportedly pen deal to show Tweets in search results

Google and Twitter reportedly pen deal to show tweets in search results

According to a new report, Google and Twitter have struck a deal that would provide would enable the search giant to populate search results for tweets the moment they are published. From Bloomberg: In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google's search results...
Google reportedly set to launch Uber-like taxi service

Google reportedly considering its own Uber-like taxi service

It looks like competition for Uber is about to heat up. According to a new report, Google, despite investing hundreds of millions in Uber in 2013, has informed the service that it is considering launching its own on-demand taxi service. The report comes from Bloomberg, which states: Google...
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Stock Talk: Google's Q4 2014 results a reminder of long-term goals

Short-term hits to the wallet may ultimately be good for the company The mother ship behind Android (that'd be Google) reported its Q4 earnings on Thursday, and while there isn't a lot of Android-specific news to consider form the report (we did get small nuggets on the Nexus 6, Google Play...

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