27 June 2014

Why Google Is Integrating all Android Platforms (video); Amazon Phone a Flop

Why Google Is Integrating all Android Platforms: Video - Bloomberg:
Google unveiled a new version of its Android software for smartphones and other devices as it battles Apple to be the foundation for mobile technology. Evernote CEO Phil Libin and Wired Deputy Editor Joe Brown speak on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg, June 25)

Google unveils products, updates that tie everything together
Los Angeles Times
Google wants to be everywhere in your life, all the time. ... Broadly, it's similar to the message offered earlier this month by Apple at its own annual ...


Amazon: Fire Phone Is A Flop - Seeking Alpha"Summary: Fire Phone is overpriced with lower specs than the iPhone 5s and Galaxy S5. Some features are gimmicky and some are useful but nothing compelling over other high-end phones. Restriction to one carrier, AT&T, and lack of Google core services will turn off potential customers. Sales volume slower than Apple TV...."

Google I/O condensed: The 33 most important things to know
Computerworld (blog)
Google IO 2014 The big G kicked off its annual Google I/O developers' conference with a massive two-and-a-half-hour keynote this morning -- and this ...


Status update: Facebook not so diverse
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook, the world's most popular social network, ... He appeared at the shareholder meetings of Google and Facebook to ...


Google Starts Removing Search Results Under Europe's 'Right to be Forgotten'
Wall Street Journal
Google engineers overnight updated the company's technical infrastructure to start implementing the removals, and Thursday began sending the first ...

Google reacts to Office 365 momentum with beefier Apps suite
PCWorld
Under pressure from Microsoft's Office 365, Google has launched a premium edition of Apps with unlimited cloud storage and extra IT controls, and ...

Google Fit service to compete with Apple Health
SFGate
In the race to dominate the fast-growing digital health industry, Google unveiled a service Wednesday that collects users' fitness data in one place.

Google Glass beta 'Explorer' edition goes on sale in the UK for £1000: Will you ...
Tech Times
Google Glass is available in the UK for the first time, with updates enabling to understand British English. The price for the product is set at £1,000. (Photo : Jeff Blackler). Google Glass is expanding outside the U.S. for the first time. The devices are now ...

Trio Of Supermassive Black Holes Found
WallStreet OTC
The galaxies we see in the present day Universe were built through the merger of smaller ones. Almost all of the galaxies contain supermassive black holes at their cores. Basic logic would suggest that the mergers would also have placed supermassive black ...

Balloon space flight company completes small-scale test flight
Reuters
(Reuters) - An Arizona start-up company says it has successfully completed its first small-scale test flight of a stratospheric balloon and capsule being developed to show tourists a space-like view of the Earth from 19 miles (30 km) above ground. Privately ...

Aereo's use of TV fare found to break copyright law
Boston Globe
The Internet streaming service Aereo is acting illegally when it retransmits television shows that its tiny antennas capture for free, the US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday — a major victory for broadcasters at a time when consumers are rapidly moving away ...

US And German Astronauts Play Soccer In Space
Forbes
U.S. and German astronauts playing a friendly game of soccer to prep for Thursday's match. (Credit: NASA). Like the gravitational pull of a black hole, the World Cup is so powerful that you can't escape it even if you're in orbit. When the astronauts haven't ...

Improved communication between experts and the public key in winning battle to ...
The Independent
Scientists need to become more humble and to completely re-think the way they communicate if the battle to curb climate change is to be won, one of the world's leading climate experts has warned. Lamenting what he calls a “mismatch” between the state of ...

New Chromebook features show up at Google I/O
CNET
At the Google I/O keynote in San Francisco, the company showed off new features for Chromebook laptops running the Chrome OS. Most notably, a phone running the new Android L mobile OS can unlock your Chromebook and even log you into Web ...

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