It’s that time of the year when every company is busy releasing quarterly reports. Google has revealed its own report and according to it, the search giant has mustered a year-over-year growth of 17% in its profits.
For the past few days we have been hearing that Google plans to bring Chrome apps on Android and iOS devices, but nothing was confirmed from Google. Last Tuesday, Google finally confirmed that its Chrome apps are going to arrive on Android and iOS devices soon.
The tech world has been in somewhat of a shock ever since the news emerged that Google may be selling Motorola to Lenovo. The search giant has now confirmed the news, saying that the deal rakes in $2.91 billion and that it gets to keep a ‘vast majority’ of the patents.
We have seen a flurry of startup acquisitions by Google in the last year or so. The company has apparently set its eyes on the future of robotics. The latest in the list is the acquisition of Deepmind, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup.
Google and Samsung have had their differences at times but the two have been the key players in the Android arena. In that context, it is no surprise that both companies have signed a 10-year patent licensing agreement.
Google has a treasure-trove of data and it is gearing up to use this in a grand way. The company has bagged a patent which envisions an ad service that would automatically offer a prospective customer a free taxi ride.
When it comes to conventional Hollywood entities, it seems that they know very little of technology. A Google Glass user was recently arrested and detained for hours at an AMC movie theater recently, simply because he was wearing the gadget.
Google is in the process of acquiring the connected device company Nest. The deal will rake in $3.2 billion in cash and Google gets to acquire the technology behind Nest and employ its founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers.
Google’s online mapping service is the most popular mapping solution right now. Without a doubt, Google has the best mapping tools and now, the company has revealed how exactly it picks up house numbers in Google Street View.
When it comes to auto manufacturers, Hyundai has often taken the crown for offering the best tech in cars. The company aims to keep the tag, announcing that its upcoming 2015 Genesis Sedan will arrive with a Google Glass app.
Nearly two years ago, Google launched ‘Schemer’, an online service which allowed users to share their goals in a neat manner and discuss them online. Now, a leaked internal memo suggests that Google plans to quit the service.
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