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Google's distributed Wifi network plans get clearer with help from Ruckus, local businesses

A single network could span across cities, states and even countries A rumored Google initiative to provide local businesses with inexpensive Wifi access points now makes a little more sense, as new details show that Google plans to create a large cloud-connected single Wifi network. Jumping off...
Prince Charles tries on Google Glass during a visit to Canada's tech hub

Celebrity Sighting: Prince Charles tries out Google Glass

Google just gained a royal supporter as the Prince of Wales was recently seen donning a pair of Google Glass on his tour of Canada. Prince Charles tried out Google's wearable eyewear when he visited the tech hub known as Innovation Alley. Along with the Glass hardware, Charles also got to try...
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Google to offer low-cost Wifi hardware to businesses, free access to customers

Google is working to bring low-cost Wifi access hardware to small business is hopes of getting more people online around the world. According to a report out of The Information, Google Access — the same group that runs Google Fiber — is coming up with a plan that will offer small businesses...
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On Google, advertising, and invading your home appliances

In answering federal regulators' questions last year, Google merely stated the obvious — 'mobile' doesn't fit the new categories of device of the future Can't say I didn't see this coming. Late last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission — one of the bodies that helps make sure businesses...
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Google may serve ads on your thermostat in the future

You may soon see ads on all manner of home appliances, as Google has stated in a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission that it intends to serve ads on "refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses, and watches, to name just a few possibilities." Google's response was in...
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Dubai police force stepping into the future with Google Glass

It appears that not only consumers are getting excited for the possibilities with Google Glass (and wearables in general), but also the Dubai police force. According to a report over on Gulf News, the force will soon use Google Glass to issue fines on the spot to motorists, as well as quickly...
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Google overtakes Apple to become the most valuable brand in the world

Google is now the most valuable brand in the world. According to global market research agency Millward Brown, Google's brand value increased by 40 percent in a single year to $158.84 billion, edging out Apple's $148 billion, which saw a decline of 20 percent. Google has been making its way up...
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Google buys Divide to boost Android in enterprise

Might Android finally get serious about business out of the box? In a recent post, I compared how Android supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Mobile Device Management (MDM). We saw that out-of-the-box Android does not really address the enterprise very well, leaving device manufacturers to...
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Google commemorates 40th anniversary of Rubik's cube with interactive doodle

Google is celebrating the invention of the Rubik's cube with an interactive Google doodle which is in the form of a Rubik's Cube. Invented 40 years ago by Erno Rubik, a professor of architecture at the University of Budapest, the Rubik's cube became one of the most popular toys worldwide....
Google's YouTube rumored to be buying video game streamer Twitch for over $1 billion

Google's YouTube rumored to be buying video game streamer Twitch for over $1 billion

Google's YouTube is reportedly going to acquire popular video game streaming service, Twitch for more than $1 billion. Twitch lets Xbox and Playstation gamers share and watch live gameplay footage, and they claim more than 45 million visitors a month. According to Variety: The deal, in an...
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Google Play Store 'freemium' apps being investigated by Italian regulator

Google, Apple and Amazon are being investigated by Italian regulators over freemium apps. It's no secret that the freemium model for financing apps on mobile app stores have taken off in recent years. Simply doing a quick search on popular mobile platforms today will yield hundreds of results for...
Google Hangouts in Outlook running on Internet Explorer

Outlook users can now join Hangouts with new Google plug-in

Google has now released a plugin for Google Apps apps user who also use Microsoft Outlook allowing them to use Google Hangouts to do a video conference call. Users can now initiate or join a Google Hangouts call directly within Outlook's mail or calendar functionality if they also have a Google...
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Word Lens developer snapped up by Google

Google has purchased Quest Visual, the company behind Word Lens, an app that translates text in the world using the iPhone's camera. The technology from Word Lens is expected to be incorporated into Google Translate. The Word Lens language packs will be made free during the transition to Google,...
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Google Now will remind you to pay your bills

Google has updated its Google Now service to remind users when their bills are due and the amount of the bill based on emails in your Gmail inbox. The bill payment reminder will appear as a card that sits alongside Google's existing cards for boarding passes, sports and news updates, weather,...
Google's self-driving cars can't go where no man has gone before

Google's self-driving cars can't go where no man has gone before

So it turns out that Google's self-driving car may not be as smart as we thought — though it's still pretty darn smart. The teched-out Lexus RX350h has plenty of lasers, cameras and radar systems to keep it on track when driving around with no human at the wheel, but according to Google Software...
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Google London HQ redesign pushes opening back to 2017

Work on Google's upcoming London headquarters has been put on hold as the search giant went back to the drawing board to put together an even more ambitious project. BAM Construct, the contractor selected for the construction, revealed that the launch of the building has been pushed back to "at...
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Chromecast now available in South Korea

After launching the streaming device across the E.U. in March, Google has announced that the Chromecast will be available for sale in South Korea starting today — the first time the dongle has been made available in Asia. In addition to the ability to cast content from iOS, Android, Mac and...
Appeals court sides with Oracle in fight with Google over Java

Appeals court sides with Oracle in fight with Google over Java

Oracle has won a round in its ongoing battle with Google over copyright protection of Java. The APIs used by Java were at issue in the case, with Oracle alleging the Google had used them without providing proper compensation. The case was first brought in 2010 by Oracle, and a 2012 San Francisco...
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Android 4.4.3 changelog outs new Nexus devices: HTC 'Flounder' and Google's 'Molly' set top box

A detailed changelog for Android 4.4.3, a.k.a. KitKat Maintenance Release 2, has hit the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). And lurking within are tantalizing references to upcoming AOSP targets — likely future Nexus devices — alongside current products like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. First up,...
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Watch the Google-Intel Chrome OS event here at 1 p.m. EDT!

Google and Intel are having a little get-together today, apparently. We've already seen new Chromebooks this morning from Lenovo. Are more on tap? We'll find out at 1 p.m. EDT.

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