News tagged ‘google’

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.

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.

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