16 May 2013

Google I/O

Google I/O 2013--Larry Page speaks and answers questions, updates for Google+, Maps, cloud services, photo services, new music service, and more, much more . . . 

Google plans big updates for search, new music service - USA Today
USA TODAY
While Google's co-founder was upbeat about the potential of technology, he seemed less optimistic about the state of the industry. He took jabs at the company's rivals, Microsoft and Oracle, and others for not supporting open standards, and focusing on ...

Google reveals Play Music All Access subscription service
BBC News
Google Play Music All Access offers users the ability to listen to millions of tracks in addition to the ones they already own. The firm described it as "radio without rules". The facility is set to compete with Spotify, Xbox Music, Rdio, Pandora and ...

Google CEO on innovation: 'We're at 1% of what's possible'
Computerworld
What was noticeable was the lack of Android news, as well as any new details aboutGoogle Glass, the company's upcoming, futuristic-looking computerized eye glasses. Industry analysts had expected Google to show off new Glass apps, since developers...

Google improves interface, photos in Google+ social network
PCWorld
Google is adding 41 new features to its Google+ social network on Wednesday, including a richer interface that works better on mobile devices and some major enhancements to photo sharing. There's little Google can do to improve one essential feature, ...

Google ordered to muzzle defamatory autocompletes by German court
ZDNet
The complainant claimed that when his name was searched on Google from May 2010, the site's autocomplete feature suggested additional terms "RS (full name) Scientology" and "RS (full name) scam", despite no evidence of a connection between him and ...

A stock Android Galaxy S4 from Google will cost you $649
Computerworld
Google already sells the Nexus 4 smartphone running stock Android 4.2 for as little as $299, without a contract, on Amazon. Some members of the I/O audience moaned their disappointment at the higher $649 price of the special GS4 when it was announced.

No new glasses for Google
Boston Herald
Evolutionary is likely the key buzzword for this year's Google I/O, according to analysts. While last year's annual developers conference was a spectacle with Google Glass-wearing skydivers parachuting to a San Francisco convention center for the ...

Google Nexus 4 up for India pre-orders at Rs. 25990
NDTV
Google Nexus 4, the flagship smartphone from Google, which is manufactured by LG is available for pre-orders on ecommerce site Flipkart at a price of Rs. 25,990 for the 16GB internal storage variant. The estimated release date for the phone has been ...

Google boosts photo offerings to rival Facebook
Boston.com
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is digging deeper into its technology toolkit to turn its social networking service into a more formidable threat to Facebook, sprucing up its photo features at a time when sharing snapshots online and on mobile gadgets is ...

Meet Google's Russian rival
Times of India
HANOI: Vietnam's booming internet scene is littered with failed startups that tried to take on Google and other entrenched US web companies. That's not deterring a newly launched Russian-Vietnamese outfit which believes it can unseat the American ...

Google Lat Long: Meet the new Google Maps: A map for every ...
By Lat Long
In the past, such a notion would have been unbelievable: a map was just a map, and you got the same one for New York City, whether you were searching for the Empire State Building or the coffee shop down the street. What if, instead, you ...
Google Lat Long

Major Redesign of Google Maps Is Unveiled - NYTimes.com
By By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
The new Google Maps shows personalized maps for every user that change in real-time, depending on a person's search. The maps also have a new look, including incorporating 3D satellite imagery from Google Earth in maps shown in Web ...
NYT Bits

Google Launches Android Studio And New Features For Developer ...
By Drew Olanoff
Ellie Powers, Product Manager at Google, shared these new features, including ways to make money. The console will now have optimization tips, such as assistance for translation. The app translation service allows you to get professional ...
TechCrunch

Google Unifies Cross-Platform Messaging Services With 'Hangouts ...
By Juli Clover
Google has unveiled a new unified messaging service that is designed to work on Android, iOS, and the web. Called Hangouts, the app incorporates and...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Google CEO Larry Page speaks at I/O about competition and ...
By Matthew Panzarino
“I was really lucky growing up,” said Google CEO Larry Page at the I/O conference today. “My dad was really interested in technology. One time we drove across the country to go to a robotics conference…it was one of the only times that I ever ...
The Next Web

Breakdown Imperils NASA's Hunt for Other Earths
New York Times
Published: May 15, 2013. NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has been shut down by the failure of one of the reaction wheels that keep it pointed, the space agency announced Wednesday. Multimedia. Interactive Feature · Kepler's Tally of Planets ...

'Leveling up' on Google Play Services means enhancing quality and utilizing ...
VentureBeat
When you think of the Google Play store, it's easy to conjure images of piracy, poorly performing apps, and clumsy micro-transactions. Google is keenly aware of these faults and, with its new dedication to cross-platform Google Play support, wants to help ...

Cisco's Profit Climbs 14% on Services Sales Growth
Wall Street Journal
Cisco Systems Inc. delivered a sign of improving tech-sector demand as the company's newer software and services businesses more than offset weaker revenue from its traditional networking products. The company's fiscal third-quarter profit grew 14%, ...

Galaxy S4 shot of pure Android boosts relationships, not sales
CNET
The special Google version of Samsung's phone isn't likely to be a big seller, but there are other reasons to offer it. Shara Tibken. by Shara Tibken. May 15, 2013 3:45 PM PDT Follow @sharatibken ...

New Yorker Launches 'Strongbox' Anonymous Submission System
PC Magazine
Forty years ago, Bob Woodward had a dark parking garage and Deep Throat. Today, The New Yorker has an Internet dropbox. Strongbox is an online whistleblower system that allows sources to share documents and messages with the magazine's writers ...

UPDATE 4-Google launches streaming music service ahead of Apple
Reuters
Wed May 15, 2013 7:10pm EDT. * Google music streaming service costlier than Pandora. * Google shares jump about 3 pct, Pandora down 1 pct. * Amazon, Apple reportedly working on streaming music. By Alexei Oreskovic and Edwin Chan ...

Google+'s stream gets Pinterest-like makeover at I/O
CNET
A new redesign for Google+'s news stream makes it look a bit like Pinterest with a responsive design. Google+ gets whole new look. The Google+ news stream is getting a ...

Google sends Microsoft cease and desist letter for Windows Phone YouTube ...
Android Authority
All input fields are optional, fill out as much or as little as you'd like. Name/Nickname: Email. What's the tip? Website. File. File. Would you like to be credited with the tip? Remain anonomys? Let us know. Captcha ...

Tim Cook scheduled to testify to Senate about Apple's offshore tax practices
The Verge
Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly been called to testify at Tuesday's Senate hearing on offshore profit shifting. The hearing is being conducted by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which has the authority to investigate things like federal...

Seven Ways Technology Is Rendering the Automobile Obsolete ...
By Tanya Snyder
In all of these ways, recent technological advances have made it easier and more desirable for people to cut down on driving. They're not reducing their mileage out of a sense of civic duty or environmental commitment; they're driving less ...
Streetsblog New York City


Google to Launch Music-Streaming Service
Wall Street Journal
Amazon.com Inc. is working on a device for streaming audio through speakers or a television set and would offer a music-subscription service to compete with Pandora or Spotify, people familiar with the matter have said. Like Apple and Google, Amazon ...

In court filing, Justice Dept. accuses Apple of e-book price fixing
Washington Post
The Justice Department accused Apple executives, including its late chief executive Steve Jobs, of leading a conspiracy that raised e-book prices in an attempt to hurt Amazon and other competitors, according to ...

Google's Larry Page opens up about rare vocal cords condition
The Guardian
Jobs took two formal medical leaves as Apple's CEO before resigning from the job about six weeks before his death from cancer. When Page had his health issue, Google had simply said Page was dealing with a throat problem that would not get in the way ...

Google I/O Features Sensor Network
InformationWeek (blog)
Having constructed a set of cloud services, Google would like to see more tenants move in.Google's approach to working with developers is notably different than Apple's. Apple, in keeping with its preference for control, requires third-party ...

Microsoft update to address Windows 8 complaints, confusion will be free; to ...
Washington Post
That could allow Windows 8 devices to compete with Apple's iPad Mini and similar-size tablets fromAmazon.com Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc. Reller said the company will make it easy for consumers to get the update from the start screen.


Google Plans Separate Play, YouTube Music Subscription Plans ...
By Peter Kafka
And, yes, Google still plans to launch a separate subscription music service later this year, via its YouTube site. Make sense? Of course not. It makes lots of sense for both YouTube and Play, which was built for Google's Android devices, to sell ...
AllThingsD

About 2-step verification - Accounts Help - Google Help
2-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account. In addition to your username and password, you'll enter a code that Google will send ...
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744?hl=en


Bringing it all together: 15 GB now shared between Drive, Gmail ...
Life gets a bit easier when your Google products work well together—whether that's inserting a Drive file into an email or sharing a photo from Drive on Google+ .
googledrive.blogspot.com/.../bringing-it-all-together-15-gb-n...

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