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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...
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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...
Google and the U.N. throw a 'Global Happy Party' for International Happiness Day

Google throws a virtual 'Global Happy Party' for the International Day of Happiness

Today, March 20, is the International Day of Happiness, and to celebrate, Google has teamed up with the United Nations Foundation and Pharrell Williams to create a website for the occasion. The website, called "Global Happy Party," presents GIFs of people being happy set to the tune of, you...
Ebola-proof tablet

Google develops specialized tablet for health workers treating Ebola in Sierra Leone

Google has developed a specialized tablet in order to assist aid workers in Sierra Leone with easily tracking the vitals of patients afflicted with Ebola. The device, which is essentially a Sony Xperia tablet wrapped in a protective casing, is designed to be used with gloves and can endure the...
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FTC report recommended suing Google for antitrust practices

A newly shared FTC report shows the commission was divided on how to proceed against Google in 2013, which led to the company agreeing to make minor practise changes over antitrust concerns. It was two years ago when Google agreed to make minor alterations to its business practices, but...
Boeing

Google among tech companies reported to purchase communications satellites from Boeing

Boeing is reportedly in talks with major tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple in providing "high-throughput communications satellites." According to Reuters: Jim Simpson, vice president of business development and chief strategist for Boeing Network and Space Systems, told...
Google Code project hosting service to shut down in January 2016

Google Code project hosting service to shut down in January 2016

Google has announced today that its code repository, Google Code, will be shutting down on January 25 2016. In addition, Google has disabled new project creation as of today, and the site will go read-only on August 24. Google Code first launched in 2006 in an effort to address a lack of...
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Google opens its first branded store inside Currys PC World in London

Google has opened its first branded store, opting to partner with Currys PC World to open a "shop in shop" in the UK. The store, located inside Currys PC World on Tottenham Court Road in London, will offer tutorials on various Google products and demonstrate the power of Google apps. You'll be...
Google CFO Patrick Pichette announces his retirement

Google CFO Patrick Pichette announces his retirement

Google CFO Patrick Pichette announced today that he is retiring from the company after 7 years with the company. The change was first spotted in an SEC filing and Pichette soon followed up with an announcement on Google Plus. In the announcement, Pichette, who has been with Google since 2008,...
Google's planned wireless network will reportedly only work with the Nexus 6

Google's planned MVNO will reportedly only work with the Nexus 6

Though details are still light concerning Google's planned MVNO ambitions, a new report out of The Wall Street Journal claims that the company's recently-confirmed foray into providing cellular service may only support Nexus 6 devices. The Wall Street Journal says: The service, designed to...
Sundar Pinchai

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...
Google Play Store

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...

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