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Google's $3.2 billion Nest acquisition is a done deal

Regulatory filing shows deal closed on Feb. 7 Nest is now officially a Google property after the deal has been finalized. A regulatory filing submitted by Google shows that things were signed and sealed on Feb. 7. The $3.2 billion deal brings Tony Fadell and his team officially under the Google...
Chromebox for meetings

Google intros 'Chromebox for meetings' hardware and service offering

A simpler and less expensive solution for video conferencing  Google is making another step towards the enterprise today with its announcement of "Chromebox for meetings," an integrated and simple solution for getting businesses into video conferencing. At launch, Chromebox for meetings is...
Newsstand

Google Play Newsstand updated with a hot widget and mini card view

Google has pushed out a few updates to its Android apps today, and after Search and Hangouts comes Play Newsstand. Having come together as an amalgamation of Play Magazines and Google Currents, Newsstand's latest update brings us a couple of neat new additions including the pretty hot looking...
Google Now Launcher

Nexus 5 launcher becomes 'Google Now Launcher' after Search update

Here's an intriguing little change — today's Google Search app update, which carries an unassuming changelog of performance improvements and fixes, actually brings new branding for the Nexus 5's home screen launcher. (Parts of the launcher are contained in the search app itself, since that's now...
Red Nexus 5

Buy a red Nexus 5 and have it delivered today via Google Shopping Express

That is, if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area Google Play is offering overnight shipping for about $19 if you are looking to pull the trigger on a red Nexus 5 today, but if you happen to live in the San Francisco area you can have it delivered today for free. Google's up-and-coming delivery...
Red Nexus 5

Nexus 5 now available in red

New color option launches on Google Play After a flurry of recent online leaks the Nexus 5 is now available in "bright red" through the Google Play devices store. The new color has launched on the Google Play Store at the same price point as the black and white versions — $349/£299 for 16GB,...
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Google and Cisco enter patent cross-licensing agreement

Networking equipment manufacturer Cisco has announced that it's entered into a "long-term patent cross-licensing agreement" with Google covering "a broad range of products and technologies." Aside from the obvious benefits involved in each company having a license to the other's patents, the deal...
Chromecast

Google Chromecast SDK released to developers, Google Play Services updated as well

Devs now able to start making 'Google Cast-ready' applications on Android and iOS Google has announced the availability of the Google Cast SDK for all developers, opening the floodgates to devs wanting to incorporate Chromecast support into their Android and iOS apps, or web content through...
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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...
Android Central

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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