Google I/O is taking place a bit earlier this year. Synchronize your watches to meet at Moscone on…
[vimeo 44945363 w=640 h=360] There was a time when summer was slow. News would lull. Folks would go on vacation.
[vimeo 44916174 w=640 h=360] We had some time to unbox and set up our Nexus Q from Google I/O, and the results were what they were.
Square Enix plans to launch its console-quality game Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on the Google Chrome web browser this fall.
Guest Post In day one of its Google I/O developer conference yesterday, Google upped the ante with many long-term foes and entered some new spaces.
An app for Pinterest, the website that lets you share photos in a “pin-board” fashion, may be arriving on Android soon. The company reportedly is listed as among exhibitors coming to this week’s Google I/O conference, a gathering of Android-related developers.
One of the most provocative comments made during Google’s most recent earnings conference call was Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette’s statement that the company’s Chrome Web browser is good for Google because “everybody that uses Chrome is a guaranteed locked-in user.”
Google today shared some big numbers for its Google Chrome Web browser at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco. At the last I/O conference a year ago, the company said it had 70 million active users. Now it says that number has more than doubled to 160 million — not only is that super-fast growth, but it also suggests Chrome has transitioned into a product with a mass audience that Web developers should be thinking about.
Google today announced its new cloud music service, which allows users to upload their music and play it from various devices. What it doesn’t offer, however, is a way to purchase new music. That doesn’t mean Google isn’t interested in music sales and distribution, said Jaimie Rosenberg, the company’s director of digital content.
Google today announced the next version of its Android mobile operating system. As previously reported, Google is carrying on the dessert theme for Android names and dubbing the update Ice Cream Sandwich (the current version is called Honeycomb).
Google I/O, the company’s two-day developer conference in San Francisco, is wrapping up right now. It has been a real barrage of news from the search giant and related companies, so I’ll recap in case you haven’t been keeping up.
Google-watchers, add this name next to Sergey and Larry: Vic Gundotra is one of several Googlers with the meaningless title Vice President of Engineering. What the guy really does is evangelize Google’s technology and worldview to the people whom the company hopes will build their businesses with it, or on top of it. His job is to drive adoption of, and build momentum for, Google’s specific vision of future technologies and businesses built atop Google’s APIs, operating systems, and other tech platforms.
At a session with journalists this morning, Google executives responded directly to questions about why they think Google TV will succeed against competing services and devices from companies like Yahoo and Apple.
Google confirmed widespread speculation today by demonstrating a new service for accessing the Web and other applications on your television. Rather predictably, it will be named Google TV, and it will be based on Google’s Android smartphone platform.
Google executives are on-stage right now demonstrating Google TV, their new service for browsing the Web on your TV, at a conference center in San Francisco for the company’s annual Google I/O developer conference. Rather hilariously, however, the demonstration was delayed by several minutes due to connectivity problems.