Magic Leap Makes Internet Lose Its Mind

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Description: Meet Magic Leap — the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world. Source: CNN Money Date: March 20, 2015 Magic Leap, a tech company vying to compete with Facebook’s Oculus VR, says they have the technology that will blow your mind. Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you heard of Magic Leap before? Does… Read more »

Google And Mattel Revive The View-Master

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Description: The View-Master is back with a digital twist thanks to a partnership with Google. Source: Tech Crunch Date: February 13, 2015 Mattel’s venerable View-Master, the stereoscopic photo viewer so familiar to kids, is now using Google Cardboard Virtual Reality technology to bring life to those old 3D images. The View-Master of yesteryear was a beautiful… Read more »

Will Google and Uber Invade Each Other’s Turf?

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Description: Google’s partnerships seem to be all over the map lately…we will have to wait and see what the future holds for Google launches. Source: ECommerce Times Date: February 6, 2015 Google is working on its own ride-hailing service to compete with Uber, according to a Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, Uber has announced a strategic partnership with Carnegie Mellon… Read more »

The Google Doctor Will See You Now

Posted by & filed under Functional Information Systems, Google, healthcare, industry analysis, national culture, Search.

Description: Google is attempting to alleviate the incorrect self-diagnoses of those googling symptoms and then jumping to conclusions about their health. Source: Mashable Date: October 13, 2014   It seems Google is trying to bring an end to all the fake “diagnoses” resulting from folks searching for their symptoms and arriving at the wrong conclusions — or… Read more »

Android Stays ‘unbeatable’ in Smartphone Market — For Now

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Description: Google’s mobile OS reigned supreme in the third quarter with 84 percent of global shipments, says research firm Strategy Analytics. And then there are the warning signs. Source: CNET Date: October 31, 2014   Android continued to dominate the smartphone market last quarter, far outpacing Apple’s iOS, according to research released Friday by Strategy Analytics. For the… Read more »

Surgeon Uses Google Glass To Get Critical Data

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Description: As Google Glass becomes a little more mainstream, we take a look at how one surgeon is using the technology to gain insights into his patients’ conditions. Source: CNET Date: January 16, 2014 Part of your doctor’s prep routine for surgery could one day include putting on Google Glass. CNET’s Kara Tsuboi takes us inside… Read more »

Google And Robots: The Future Just Got A Lot Closer

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Description: Don’t look for an Android-powered Wall-E anytime soon, but Google’s recent move toward robotics signals a big momentum shift getting under way. Source: CNET Date: December 5, 2013 Ready or not, we’re about to enter the age of robotics. That’s the message underlying Google’s announcement on Wednesday that former Android honcho Andy Rubin would be aiming the company’s next “moon shot”… Read more »

Google Opens Universal Analytics Beta To All

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Description: Google has just released their newest version of Google Analytics called Universal Analytics. This new software bridges the gap between online and offline behavior tracking. Source: TechCrunch Date: March 22nd, 2013 Last October, Google announced the limited beta of Universal Analytics, an effort to bring new features like cross-platform and mobile app analytics, as well as the ability… Read more »

Nearly 35% Of Chinese Android Apps Steal User Data: Report

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Description: User privacy is an extremely sensitive subject, especially when it comes to our always-connected smartphones. After surfacing their new findings, China has begun to criticize Google for their apparently questionable practices. Source: FastCompany Date: March 15th, 2013 A fresh report from the Data Center of China Internet says that close to 35% of Android apps surveyed were slurping user… Read more »

Do Google Stores Make Sense?

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Description: Google is contemplating getting into the retail game, taking a similar approach to Apple, in order to gain more traction on their products like the Chromebook Pixel. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 21st, 2013 When talking about Apple’s rise from near-bankruptcy to become the most valuable company in the world, people often credit the amazing… Read more »