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Stock Talk: Google keeps steamrolling ahead with strong Q4 results

Google's growth continues to impress as it wraps up its 2013 earnings For those of us whose idea of fun includes reading financial reports from tech companies, Google posted its fourth-quarter 2013 results on Thursday. And because Google generates the vast majority of its revenue by selling...
Motorola

Motorola's final quarter under Google: $1.24 billion revenue, $384 million operating loss

Employee numbers dipped to just 3,894 by the end of the year Google has just reported its Q4 2013 earnings, and as we head into the earnings call we wanted to break down what is likely Motorola's last full quarter under the Google umbrella. In all, there are very few surprises with its financial...
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Google Q4 2013 earnings: $16.86 billion revenue, $3.92 billion operating income

Earnings are up across the board; Motorola's final quarter was an operating loss of $384 million Google has just released its Q4 2013 and full year 2013 financial results, with increases in both revenue and income. For the fourth quarter, Google reported revenues of $16.86 billion, up 17 percent...
Motorola

Stock Talk: Motorola was just a drop in the bucket for Google

Yesterday Google surprised us all with its announced plans to sell what’s left of Motorola to Lenovo for $2.9 billion. Since others have already done a great job of explaining how Google didn’t actually lose that much on the entire deal, I won’t rehash the math. Instead I’d like to focus on what I...
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Watch Google's Q4 2013 earnings call with us live at 4:30 p.m. Eastern!

Google's Q4 2013 earnings call — this is where it wraps up the last three months of last year's finances — is this afternoon. That's all well and good, as there should be some interesting stuff, and many mentions of the word "billions." But it's the (slightly) more relaxed Q&A session that we'...
Nest

Report suggests Nest team to become Google's core hardware unit

Tony Fadell and team to stay together and work on hardware projects at Mountain View Google and hardware seems to be a never ending news topic of late, and less than 24 hours from announcing the sale of Motorola to Lenovo talk turns back to Nest. Acquired earlier this month for $3.2 billion, the...
Motorola

Motorola may not have hurt Google's bottom line quite as badly as it seems

After selling different business units and holding onto an array of patents, Google made a seemingly-sound business decision Google selling off Motorola to Lenovo this afternoon came about as far out of left field as anyone could have imagined. On top of what this potentially means for the...
Motorola

Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google in $2.91 billion deal

Less than two years after the original Google buyout, Motorola Mobility gets a new owner In a surprise announcement this afternoon, Google has revealed that it's to sell Motorola Mobility, the smartphone maker it acquired along with other bits of Motorola in 2012, to Chinese firm Lenovo in a...
Samsung

New Samsung wearables rumored for your wrist and face

Reports from Korea suggest 'Galaxy Gear 2' and 'Galaxy Glass' on the way later in the year Last year saw Samsung's first entry into the world of wearable devices, with the launch of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and more could follow this year if reports from the Korean press are to be believed....
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Google reportedly acquires artificial intelligence company you've never heard of

Deepmind purchase said to be in the region of $400 million Google's spending spree looks like it's continuing, with the reported $400 million purchase of a London based artificial intelligence company you've likely never heard of. But, just because Deepmind isn't a household name, doesn't mean...
Samsung

Samsung and Google sign a 10-year cross-licensing deal

Agreement covers current patents and any filed during the next decade Some pretty heavy hitting news of a patent nature this fine Sunday evening, with the announcement of a cross-licensing deal between Google and Samsung. This agreement between the creators of Android and its biggest OEM covers...
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Google explains reasons behind today's 30-minute service outage

Proverbial 'software bug' sent a spiral of bad configurations to other systems Following one of the longer cross-service outages for Google in recent memory, the search and software giant sent out an apology and explanation for today's occurrences. According to the Official Google Blog, an...
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Guys, Google services are down — everybody chill [Update: We're chill]

No, really. Chill. Go outside, enjoy the Polar Vortex and walk around for a few minutes while the folks in Mountain View get it straightened out. Update: OK, things are slowly returning to normal. Just like we all knew they would. Have a nice weekend, folks. Tweets about "from:androidcentral"
Nexus 5

Nexus 5, two months on ...

After two months of regular use, are we still enamored with Google’s latest Nexus phone? It feels like the Nexus 5 was a long time coming. A couple of days before the IFA conference in early September 2013, I remember being huddled over a MacBook in a hotel bar in Berlin with a handful of other...
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New Nexus 5 colors looking more likely following latest leaks

Red model pictured as fresh information comes to light It's looking more likely this morning that Google and LG could release the Nexus 5 in additional colors, after a flurry of online activity in the past 24 hours. First came videos and pictures claiming to show the new colors in the Google...
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Google developing 'smart contact lens' that can measure glucose levels in tears

'Chips and sensors so small they look like bits of glitter' We all know of Google Glass, but the next frontier for Google is apparently smart contact lenses. Google took to its official blog today to announce a new Google[x] project focused (pardon that pun) on using electronics embedded in...
Nest

Stock Talk: Google's purchase of Nest is a long-term play, never mind the short-term jokes

This wasn't a $3.2 billion impulse purchase, by any means Now that all the silly jokes about watching ads on your thermostat are over (they weren’t really funny to begin with), let’s have another conversation about Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs. (For another, see Phil's "Let Nest be Nest"...
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You can now 'star' contacts through Gmail

From emails to contacts the star makes it easy to find the most important things For years we have used Google's starring system to keep track of important emails, and now you're able to star your contacts as well. Keeping track of huge contact lists can be a bit of a difficult task — finding...
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Google's Niantic Labs to bring 'ENDGAME' book series to an AR game

Game is expected to launch on Android and iOS devices in late 2014 The folks over at Niantic Labs, the Google company behind the widely popular Ingress game, have just announced a new partnership with James Frey to make his newest series ENDGAME into a location based augmented reality game....
Nest

Let Nest be Nest ... (And Motorola be Motorola, and Aviate be Aviate)

Companies get bought and sold all the time, with and without our approval (or lack of expertise). It's easy to be a skeptic. Skepticism is safe. It's a warm blanket of knowing that if shit indeed happens (and it will, from time to time), then you were right, it went bad, and you can tell...

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