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Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013

Pictures and Video of Possible Google Nexus 7 Successor Leaked (Update: Video of Retail Unit)

Pictures and Video of Possible Google Nexus 7 Successor Leaked (Update: Video of Retail Unit)

Thanks to Android Central (and its source), we now have by far the closest look at the long awaited Nexus 7 successor. Spoiler: Specs match what have been leaked so far.

Monday, 22 Jul 2013

Gmail Updated with Full-Screen Compose Option

Gmail Updated with Full-Screen Compose Option

Google has recently updated Gmail, giving the compose window the ability to go full-screen. This much requested feature will be rolling out to users in the next few days.

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013

Chromebook Shipments Expected to Increase Dramatically

Chromebook Shipments Expected to Increase Dramatically

Chromebook shipments are expected to increase by two or even three folds in the second half of 2013. This is due to an increase in orders by current Chromebook manufacturers Lenovo, Acer, HP and Samsung, who are also said to be launching new Chromebooks.

Friday, 12 Jul 2013

Next Generation Chrome Packaged Apps Blurs Line Between OS and Browser

Next Generation Chrome Packaged Apps Blurs Line Between OS and Browser

Google has recently just announced that next generation Chrome packaged apps can now be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. Simply put, these are offline apps that give the browser more access to your system's resources, effectively blurring the lines between browser and OS.

Thursday, 11 Jul 2013

New Google Maps App Rolling Out to Smartphones and Tablets, Abandons Latitude and Check-ins

New Google Maps App Rolling Out to Smartphones and Tablets, Abandons Latitude and Check-ins

Google has announced a new Google Maps app for Android smartphones and tablets, which is also set to arrive on the iPhone and iPad in the near future.

Moto X Smartphone has Rumored US$500 Million Marketing Budget

Moto X Smartphone has Rumored US$500 Million Marketing Budget

Google is said to have allowed Motorola Mobility to spend US$500 million or more to market the upcoming Moto X smartphone globally. In 2012, Samsung and Apple spent S$400 million and US$333 million respectively on marketing mobile devices in the US.

Monday, 8 Jul 2013

Google Paid For Adblock Plus

Google Paid For Adblock Plus "Acceptable Ads" Whitelist Privilege?

Google has recently been accused of paying Eyeo, the creators of Adblock Plus, for the privilege of being on the company's "Acceptable Ads" whitelist. This whitelist prevents ads from Google -- and a few other unnamed companies -- from being blocked.

Thursday, 4 Jul 2013

Major Tech Companies, including Google, Facebook & Yahoo, Send Letter to MCI

Major Tech Companies, including Google, Facebook & Yahoo, Send Letter to MCI

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), a Hong Kong-based association formed by eBay, Facebook, Google, Salesforce and Yahoo, sent a letter in June to Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information (MCI) Yaacob Ibrahim on the new licensing framework for online news sites.

Google Paid $45 Million for 7% Stake in Vevo

Google Paid $45 Million for 7% Stake in Vevo

Google has just taken up a 7% stake in Vevo for an estimated US$45 million, which means it's worth about US$650 million. Vevo serves music related videos, and is currently one of the most viewed channels on Youtube.

Friday, 28 Jun 2013

Google Developing Android Hardware like Game Consoles and Watches

Google Developing Android Hardware like Game Consoles and Watches

Google is rumored to be working on expanding Android's presence on more than just smartphones and tablets. Sources also say we can expect to see Google branded Android devices like gaming consoles, watches and media players -- one of which will retail by the end of the year.

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