04 November 2014

Google Cloud Platform LIVE Today, Next Gen Cloud Computing

Google Cloud Platform LIVE Today, November 4th, Next Gen Cloud Computing:
Event Details--2 Tracks--1) Learn about the next generation of cloud computing; 
2) how next generation cloud technology from Google allows developers to build better applications faster.
Date: Tuesday, November 4
Time: 9am - 5:20pm PT (time conversion)

Livestream URL: cloud.google.com/LIVE

The brand new Google Calendar app for Android. It’s designed to be a helpful assistant, so you can spend less time managing your day, and more time enjoying it. Events from Gmail: now emails can turn into Calendar events automatically.  

Google has 'outgrown' its 14-year old mission statement, says Larry Page | Technology | The Guardian"Google’s chief executive says that the company “probably does need” a new statement about its corporate ambitions, but is in uncharted territory and ‘trying to figure it out’"
14 year old mission statement: Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. (see also: Ten things we know to be true – Company – Google )

Android 5.0 Lollipop preview: Google's biggest mobile update in years"There's something magical about the idea that, in the space of a few minutes, your smartphone or tablet can look dramatically different and do some cool new things, to boot. That's why operating system updates can be oddly exciting, and Android's latest upgrade -- known as version 5.0 or Lollipop -- is the firmware equivalent of opening a stack of presents on your birthday...."

Google’s Android Begins to Top Out - WSJ - WSJ"... Android ran 84% of smartphones shipped globally in the third quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, down slightly from 85% in the second quarter... Market share for Apple Inc.’s mobile operating system was 12% in the third quarter. Microsoft Corp. ’s Windows Phone captured 3% market share and BlackBerry Ltd. ’s devices had 1%. Even if Android’s market share doesn’t go any higher, there is still good news for Google. For starters, the market overall is still growing. Strategy Analytics forecasts 12% growth in smartphone shipments in 2015. Google also appears to be turning the tide on the growth of so-called Android fork... As a percentage of total Android shipments, forks made up 37% in the third quarter..."

Nexus 9 And Nexus Player Now Available For Purchase From Google Play, Nexus 9 From Best Buy

BBC News

Facebook sets up 'dark web' link to access network via Tor
BBC News
By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News ... Facebook has created the ability for users to connect directly to the social network via anonymising ...


Why retailers are afraid of Apple Pay
It's expected to be slower and clunkier than tap-to-pay technology like Apple Pay, but CurrentC makes processing payments cheaper for retailers.


Microsoft Band vs. Apple Watch vs. Jawbone Up vs. Fitbit Surge
Microsoft on Thursday announced its entry into the already-crowded fitness tracker space with Microsoft Band, a full-color touchscreen bracelet driven ...

Apple plans Apple University in China, bringing Jobs’ vision to Asia | 9to5Mac

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