In literally two clicks, you can start a development project in the cloud, see its code, and start playing with an app on Google’s App Engine, Compute Engine, or Datastore. That’s exactly what I just did.
A new version of Google Groups was released today. Users will have access to a new shared inbox feature and improved moderation tools.
In spite of all the talk that Apple is ceding both tablet as well as smartphone market share to Google’s Android, iPad web browsing share just hit a five-month high.
Google Street View added its first-ever skyscraper today: the world’s-tallest Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Microsoft is outed as the company behind a mystery data center in West De Moines, Iowa. The plan has been dubbed “Project Mountain.”
Google and Waze, two of the leading companies in the mapping industry, may be a match made in heaven. But Google’s $1.1 billion acquisition of the social driving company has, not surprisingly, signaled some alarm bells with antitrust authorities.
In all the talk about Apple’s rumored new iWatch, there hasn’t been a lot said about Sony’s already-in-the-market SmartWatch, which runs Android, connects to your smartphone, integrates with Facebook, plays music, display tweets, tells you the weather, and more.
The fragmentation charts of Android and iOS show just how different support for the two operating systems still is.
A large group of over a hundred business leaders in the technology industry have penned a letter to the Senate asking for broad immigration reform in a new letter posted by the Information Technology Industry Council today.
According to the study of 4,600 adults, 12 percent of us would want to purchase wearable technology, like glasses, on our face. That’s almost 22 million Americans. But more than twice as many — 28 percent — are interested in wrist-based wearable devices. That’s almost 50 million people.
Y Combinator-backed Kippt released a new product for companies today called Inc, which seeks to improve communications among teams and provide a better alternative to email.
India is rolling out a surveillance program that will give government agencies the ability to tap directly into emails and phone calls without oversight by courts or parliament. The government said this widespread monitoring is in an effort to safeguard national security.
For the first time ever, a pro athlete will be wearing Google Glass while competing.
For years, Google had been known for being one of the toughest places to interview because it asked candidates challenging brainteasers. Now it is finally admitting that those questions were really a load of baloney.
“Glass is continuously improving via over-the-air updates and new applications, and we have no doubt that in time, Glass will be the next iPhone,” the Forrester study says.
Google product listing ads can make the world’s largest search engine your store by uploading your products, setting pricing, and letting the magic of the Internet happen. But how do you upload and manage thousands, hundreds of thousands or even tens of millions of products on Google Shopping?
Shopping search engine TheFind unveiled its new iPad app that wants to create a new and improved customer experience on tablets.
“I’m not sure I can say this more clearly: we’re not in cahoots with the NSA and there’s is no government program that Google participates in that allows the kind of access that the media originally reported.”
Editor’s Pick Paranoia over PRISM surveillance is creating a public relations nightmare for companies like Google and Facebook.
In the three months since Google announced it was shutting down Reader, Feedly has tripled its userbase from four million to 12 million. In other words, Google killing its RSS platform has been a truly wonderful thing for Feedly.
Editor’s Pick Google’s enhanced ad campaigns are certainly enhancing one thing: Google revenue. After seven straight quarters of decreasing prices for clicks, Google ad prices rose 6 percent over the last three months — and are expected to jump another 5-10 percent in the next quarter.
Facebook announced today that the company now has one million active advertisers — companies or organizations that have advertised on the social network at least once in the last 28 days.
Google is taking a stand against FISA gag orders with a pretty simple but powerful appeal: free speech.
Chomsky makes at least one pretty significant mistake, however. He said that Google Glass has a camera and a recorder, “which means that everything that’s going on around you goes up on the Internet.”
Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, AOL, and Apple might breathe a little easier today as NSA Director General Keith Alexander lends credibility to their testimony.
Targeting the back-to-school shopping rush, Google announced today that its Chromebook computers will soon come to even more major retail stores.
The NSA whistle-blower didn’t approve of the way Google and other tech companies handled their responses to the PRISM reports.
“It’s like a giant game of Risk,” Prince says as he talks about trying to put servers in Turkey, which is hard, and settling for Bulgaria, which is the gateway to the country.
Search and mobile superpower Google is working on new technology that would effectively purge all images of child pornography and abuse from the Web.
In the wake of revelations about PRISM, Facebook releases more information about government requests for user data, but Google said its measures aren’t going far enough.
Google’s top-secret ideas lab is working on a project to make Internet access more reliable and affordable in the developing world through a system of roving balloons.
The chief financial officer of Nexon saw very little that would impact the future of the game industry at E3.
Facebook is reportedly talking with the DOJ and FBI in order to get permission to publish data requests associated with national security.
Guest Post Since Apple talked about more than just a iOS redesign, I wanted to point out some other things they covered. Here are six things in the Apple announcement worth talking about:
EA’s chief operating officer tells us where he has made his bets.
A group of entrepreneurs attempted to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems at 30K feet — with no WiFi. Here are my reflections from the British Airways UnGrounded flight.
By itself, Google accounts for 56 percent of all global mobile ad revenues. Social giant Facebook takes a much smaller chunk with 13 percent. But together, they own the lion’s share of mobile ad dollars.
Two years ago, Apple debuted iAd with the goals of transforming how ads look, work, and sell, charging massive seven-figure sums for allowing brands the privilege of ushering in a brave new world of mobile advertising and capturing almost half of the mobile ad market. Predictably, iAd iFlopped.
Google is helping a little leaguer throw out the first pitch in a major league game today, even though he has a life-threatening blood disease, by using a telerobotic pitching machine — and Google Fiber.