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Tech News Google to buy Twitch for US$1 billion

Google has reportedly reached a deal to buy livestreaming video network Twitch for US$1 billion, according to a VentureBeat report citing "sources familiar with the matter."

Tech News Next up: custom faces for your Android smart watch

Fancy a custom faces for your smart watch? Google says that feature will be coming soon.

Tech News Google+ drops controversial real name policy after three years

For three years, Google has forced Google+ users to use their real names, or face a ban from the social network. This week, Google changed its tune, allowing users to use any name they choose, in the "hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be."

Tech News Google adds bitcoin price conversions

Good news for anyone who obsessively tracks the roller coaster ride that is bitcoin currency value, the digital currency has now been added to Google's currency conversion feature.

Tech News Google's Project Zero will protect the Internet

Google has announced the creation of Project Zero, a team of researchers dedicated to uncovering zero-day vulnerabilities, flaws and other security issues that could represent a threat to internet users.

Tech News Larry Page Explains Why It Would Be ‘Stupid’ to Run Google like Apple

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recently sat down for a fireside chat with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. One of the topics on discussion was Apple and how it runs its business.

Tech News Google Acquires Music Streaming Service Songza

Not long after Apple bought Beats, Google acquires music streaming service Songza, known for its curated playlist features, with plans to enhance Google Play Music.

Tech News Google to Discontinue Quickoffice and Orkut in the Near Future

Google is ceasing development in its Quickoffice smartphone app now that it has released Google Docs and Google Sheets. It is also terminating its Orkut social network for its more popular brothers YouTube, Blogger and Google+.

Tech News Android L Keyboard Available for Download on Google Play Store

You can now try Google's new keyboard from the Android L Developer Preview by downloading it from the Play Store. It is free and should work on devices running Android 4.0 and above.

Tech News Google: "We Are Still Invested in Nexus"

Dave Burke, the head of Android engineering and the Nexus program at Google shot down rumors that the Nexus brand will be dropped in favor of the upcoming Android Silver program.