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 »

Microsoft’s New Scroogled Video Says Google Will Read Your Valentine’s

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Description: Microsoft launched another anti-Google video this Valentine’s day as part of its “Scroogled” campaign. It’s not often that tech companies try to smear the competition, so why is Microsoft doing this now? Source: TechCrunch Date: February 10th, 2013 “Don’t want Google snooping on your Valentine?” That’s the question Microsoft is asking today in its… Read more »

Europe Will Likely Force Google to Change Search Practices

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Description: The European Union has been investigating Google for the past 2 years because of complaints received by competitors. After much review it appears that the American giant will have to change the way it conducts search in Europe. Source: Reuters Date: January 10th, 2013 Google will be forced to change the way its search… Read more »

Google readies competitor to Dropbox-like online storage services

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Description: Google is preparing to roll out a service to let consumers store photos and other content online, a source familiar with the matter said, pushing into a market now dominated by the likes of Dropbox and Box. Source: globe and mail .com Date: April 24, 2012 Google’s “cloud storage” offering will incorporate search capabilities… Read more »