This past month, Google Maps lost its position as the most downloaded app on Apple's iOS store -- to another Google app, YouTube.
Google updated Gmail for iOS today with one simple update that might just have won me over.
Sometimes, you just have to say wow.
Google announced today that YouTube now has over a billion unique visitors every single month. Which means that Google and Facebook have something very rare in common: both have a billion-person social network.
Shockingly, Rebecca Black searches spike every week on the day after Thursday and before Saturday.
And what the data shows is that the top apps on Amazon are very, very different than Google Play.
In the Peanut Gallery, you get to add intertitles to old black-and-white movies (the ones before any speech support, never mind the web). And you do it, of course, simply by talking to Chrome.
After being Amazon.com's best-selling laptop for 149 days straight, Google is taking its Chromebook show on the road, both internationally and at home.
Editor's Pick The more Samsung "adds value" to Android by customizing a version of it for the Galaxy line of phones, the more it will suck.
With the new Galaxy S4, Samsung is moving farther and farther away from Google. In fact, you have to wonder, will Samsung turn into the new Amazon?
The great thing about geeks is that they are smart, fast, and have the power to create stuff instantly.
So Google is shutting down Google Reader and the Twitterati are up in arms. What's a old-fashioned RSS-loving web geek to do? Find an alternative, of course.
Google's ramping up mobile monetization today with a new sponsored search result ad type, a product listing ad. It also reduces the mobile search presence of the showroomer's biggest ally: Amazon.com.
"We're seeing a billion pageviews per month," CEO Gil Dudkiewicz told me on the phone this afternoon.
"Yeah, but the Contacts page still looks like it was developed by Fred Flintstone."
When you're holding your mobile phone in one hand, you generally have a thumb on the front for scrolling, typing, and tapping, and four fingers clamped more or less uselessly around the edge. But perhaps not for long.
Google already has five of the six most popular apps in America, with Google Maps, Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Play. But that is apparently not enough for the search-and-mobile-and-everything giant.
In six months under Mayer, Yahoo's stock price has jumped from $15 to $23, adding over $17 billion in market value to the still-slumbering purple giant.
Google Play turned one today, and in honor of the birthday, Google is celebrating by giving gifts. Gifts for you, that is, and your Android device.
Google had its first $50 billion year in 2012. With its massive investments in mobile, someday it might make that much just on the little plastic and metal devices we carry in our pockets. Here's how.