Improving individual people is great. Improving complete teams, however, is where meaningful change can happen on a large scale.
Guest Post Google is exploring uncharted territory, while Facebook is mired in the past and squeezing every penny it can out of its customers.
Here’s yet another sign that the Nexus 5 is near: Google sold out of all of its current Nexus 4 stock on Monday, and according to the Verge, it won’t be returning.
Slowly, but surely, Google Glass is getting easier and less expensive to use.
Publisher 505 games added a few Android-specific features to the open-world sandbox crafting game.
The transparency report has quickly become the potential saving grace of privacy, but why is it so important?
Guest Post Twitter’s acquisition of MoPub, like Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, makes complete sense in light of its impending IPO.
Marine iguanos and blue-footed boobies aren’t found on too many streets. But both are found in significant quantity in the unspoiled ecosystems of the beautiful Galapagos Islands, which Google announced this morning are now available on Street View.
Tomorrow Apple is going to unveil new iPhones, new sales numbers, and a new mobile operating system. Tonight, however, Microsoft put up its hand and said “Don’t forget about us!”
And the company has good reason to.
Sanmina has looked to Google for e-mail and other widely used applications, freeing up employees to focus on other important areas, an executive said at CloudBeat today.
SAN FRANCISCO — This morning, Google+ is bringing two important features to its platform: attribution and post embedding.
Guest Post If FeedBurner goes the way of Reader, who will step up as the equivalent of Feedly and reap the windfall? Alternatives such as FeedBlitz, FeedCat, Feedity, and FeedPress are waiting in the wings.
We’ve been astounded how far the web has come, Google engineering director Erik Kay said in a blog post. And promptly unveiled a entirely new class of Chrome apps that are designed for your desktop, not the web.
There is good news in the fall of the once-giant phone maker, however.
Glass could be worth $3.3 billion to Google by 2017, one analyst suggests. And that’s even if only 65,000 people end up actually wearing the face-mounted augmented reality glasses.
“Plus, being in the Google Hangouts ecosystem you can mix us with other apps,” Lahoutifard told me. “You can activate a prepared logo, namebar, and presentation title, or you can show a PowerPoint.”
First-time buyers are turning away from Android as Apple’s three-year-old iPhone 4 was the top model for feature-phone switchers in the last three months, according to the latest numbers from Kantar Worldpanel.
Proving once again that the U.S. smartphone market is a very, very different animal.
Microsoft may have married the Finnish girl of its dreams, but the Redmond software giant still plans to play the field.
Android app revenues will hit $6.8 billion this year for smartphones alone, ABI Research said today. That’s almost double the total from last year.
It’s still only about 60 percent of Android rival iOS.
Vidyo already provides the software that powers Google Hangouts on Google+.
Samsung will unveil its Android-running smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, beating Apple to a market that the Cupertino company has been rumored to be pursuing for at least 10 months.
Editor’s Pick That, coupled with news that Samsung is announcing its first-ever developer conference this morning, is fueling speculation that the Korean company will be launching Tizen, its first Tizen smartphone, and perhaps even the long-rumored S Cloud in late October, all together.
Editor’s Pick “Tim just doesn’t hit me as a guy who’s excited about the future.”
Which, of course, will compete with Apple’s products.
Nobody likes to pay, but everyone likes a good deal.
If you’re like me, you’ve seen movie previews that look great and you want to watch, but months later, you’ve forgotten all about. Now, Google will remind you when the movie is actually in theaters.
Editor’s Pick It’s always interesting to sit in on someone else’s conversation. Especially when the topic is yourself.
You might think that the NSA and other shadowy three-letter agencies are the world’s biggest cloud cheerleaders: all your data, all the time, in the cloud where Prism and XKeyscore can, apparently, access it.
“We want to make as much money as we can, because we’re greedy,” Google designer Knapp says with a smile on his face. “Helping companies with design is a powerful to improve our returns.”
Google issued a Glass software update today that previews how the massive search and mobile company plans to monetize its innovate wearable technology.
Guest Post Facebook is the top social login provider of choice across over 700 leading brands’ web properties — but Google is rapidly growing in importance.
Apple hasn’t had a lot of wins lately in its global battle against Samdroid, the Samsung-Android juggernaut that has steamrolled Google’s mobile operating system into an 80 percent hammerlock on global market share.
But it did today.
The iPad may have lost the tablet wars to an army of Android tabs, but it’s still first in people’s hearts. Second place, however, belongs to a somewhat unlikely candidate.
It’s all about balance in the ecosystem.
Which, of course, means Google on top, and all the other partners equally hungry, equally scrappy, and relatively equally powerless.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is smart, thoughtful, and deliberate, as is clear in all his public appearances. Too deliberate, perhaps, according Apple’s board.
Of the 500 leaders of the biggest companies in America, just 28 are on Twitter. A few more, 38, are on Facebook. And five lonely CEOs frequent the circles on Google+. But 140 are on LinkedIn.
This really is Mac versus PC all over again, as iOS hit its lowest levels since 2010.
The UK Department for Transport is working proactively to enact regulations that would bar drivers from wearing Google Glass while operating a motor vehicle.
Editor’s Pick “Every single year we’re heard people say ‘this is the year of mobile,” Nanigans SVP Dan Slagen told me, laughing. “But this is the first time we’ve seen someone come forward and put forward the kind of number Facebook did.”
Last month Kantar Worldpanel numbers showed iPhone and Windows Phone were growing faster than Android in the U.S. market. In new results released today, iOS and Windows Phone are up again, while Android market share has decreased.