News tagged ‘google’
Monday, 17 Dec 2012
Renowned futurist, social scientist and inventor Ray Kurzweil will join Google as its director of engineering. Google has not officially confirmed Kurzweil's appointment but the inventor made an announcement of this recent development on his own blog.
Friday, 14 Dec 2012
Dell has announced that it will quit the smartphone business and that it will focus its mobile efforts instead on tablets running Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Thursday, 13 Dec 2012
Google Maps finally makes a return on iOS devices today. At the moment, the new app is optimized for iPhone 5, but not yet for the iPad.
Google is shelving plans for dedicated apps like Gmail and Drive for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 due to the limited scale of users on Microsoft's platforms. The search giant, however, might change its mind if the situation improves.
Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google is the new Microsoft and that they are winning the war against Apple.
Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012
In a land dominated by local brands Samsung and LG, Motorola has decided to close shop in South Korea as part of its global restructuring process.
Monday, 10 Dec 2012
According to unnamed sources, Wall Street Journal has recently reported that the big giant has "generated around $1 billion from the sale of Google Apps and separate mapping software to businesses and governments" over the past year.
Friday, 7 Dec 2012
Acquired by Google in September, Snapseed, a popular photo-editing app, is now finally available for download on Google Play for free. Likewise, the iOS version of the app is also free for now (originally US$4.99), but has also been updated to include Google+ integration and some new filters.
Google has just announced that it’s no longer accepting new signups for the free edition of Google Apps. Luckily, if you’re already using it, today’s announcement has no impact on you, unless you wish to add more than 10 users.
Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012
Android users can now simply key in their name and phone numbers to use Facebook's updated messenger app. They're no longer required to log in with a Facebook account, which means users without Facebook accounts are also able sign up for the free messaging service.