- News tagged "google"
Thursday, 30 Jan 2014
Google just announced that it is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for US$2.91 billion. While Lenovo will acquire the portfolio of mobile phones, Google still retains the vast majority of Motorola's patents.
Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014
Samsung has entered into two patent cross-licensing agreements with Google and Ericsson respectively. Each agreement will reportedly allow involved parties to gain access to each other's patent portfolios, with less risk of patent infringements.
Monday, 27 Jan 2014
According to reports and rumors, Google is in the midst of acquiring artificial intelligence firm DeepMind for US$400 million.
Thursday, 23 Jan 2014
By exploiting bugs in Google Chrome, sites can activate your microphone and listen in on your conversations, turning the web browser into an espionage tool.
Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014
Google recently removed certain extensions from the Google Chrome Web Store for delivering malware and adware to their users. The extensions started out as regular extensions, but took a more sinister turn when they were bought by malware companies.
Friday, 17 Jan 2014
Google recently announced a few new features baked into the latest verison of Chrome for Mobile. The most significant one is the data compression feature that will help users reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on their phones.
Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014
Google has shelled out US$3.2 billion in cash for the acquisition of Nest Labs. The sale is expected to be completed in the next few months after standard regulatory reviews have taken place.
Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014
Toshiba has recently just launched the Toshiba Chromebook, the company's first Chromebook, and the world's only (for now) 13.3-inch Chromebook. The Toshiba Chromebook features an Intel Celeron (Haswell) processor, as well as 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD.
Thursday, 2 Jan 2014
Google will be removing Bump -- an app that shares data between devices by bumping them together -- from the Apple App Store and the Google Play store by the end of January. Bump Technologies, the company that made Bump, was acquired by Google in September 2013.
Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013
Google and Audi are reportedly working together on an Android-based infotainment system for cars. The companies are likely to announce their plans at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, United States next week. This is according to sources who spoke with the Wall Journal.