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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.

Thursday, 27 Jun 2013

Facebook Working on News Reader?

Facebook Working on News Reader?

Facebook is said to be working on a new reader service that's similar to Flipboard and Pulse, and will display content from Facebook users and publishers in a format that's compatible with mobile devices like phones and tablets.

Monday, 17 Jun 2013

Google's Project Loon Gets Off the Ground

Google's Project Loon Gets Off the Ground

Google can never be faulted for not dreaming big enough. With their latest endeavor, Project Loon, Google is aiming to bring wireless networks to two out of three people on Earth with the help of balloons.

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013

Google Acquires Waze for US$1 Billion

Google Acquires Waze for US$1 Billion

Google has just announced the acquisition of Waze, a social mapping and navigation app that features real-time traffic data provided by its users. While Google did not disclose the purchase price, the New York Times reports that the deal is in the region of US$1 billion.

Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013

AMD Drops Exclusive Windows OS Support; Ready for Android and Chrome OS

AMD Drops Exclusive Windows OS Support; Ready for Android and Chrome OS

It seems like AMD will be supporting Google's Android and Chrome platforms, instead of exclusively sticking to Windows OS, as the company aims to be more outstanding on the market of tablets, low-cost PCs, and smartphones.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Google Introduces New Inbox for Gmail

Google Introduces New Inbox for Gmail

Google has just started rolling out a new inbox for Gmail on desktop and mobile, that promises to help reduce inbox clutter. This new inbox organizes your inbox by grouping incoming mail into categories, which appear as tabbed inboxes.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

White Nexus 4 Spotted (Updated: Coming in June)

White Nexus 4 Spotted (Updated: Coming in June)

It's not the first time we've seen a white Nexus 4 in the wild, but Android and Me says that they managed to snag one at the Google I/O conference and that it will reportedly be available on the Google Play Store on June 10th (Update: It will launch at the end of May in Hong Kong).

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