Google Acquires Nik Software, Set To Compete Instagram

Google Acquires Nik Software, Set To Compete Instagram

Instagram has been the major player in the photo-editing arena for quite some time now. And ever since Facebook acquired it, the social network has also geared up to enter the mobile photo-editing space by dishing out its own Facebook Camera app. It may seem that Google is also eyeing this niche now, with its acquisition of a prominent company which excels in photo editing software.

By On September 18, 2012 1 Response
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Google+ Made 400 Million Sign-Ups Just In One Year, Active Users 100 Million

Google+ Made 400 Million Sign-Ups Just In One Year, Active Users 100 Million

On Monday, September 17, Google announced a new milestone for its Google+ social networking platform. Google’s senior vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra, revealed that Google+ has made 400 million sign-ups just in one year and among those sign-ups, the number of monthly active users is 100 million. The news comes at the one year mark of the social media’s debut to the public.

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YouTube Blocked In Bangladesh And Pakistan Over Anti-Islam Film

YouTube Blocked In Bangladesh And Pakistan Over Anti-Islam Film

Violent protests against the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” are going on different parts of the world. And, the popular video sharing site YouTube has a significant role in this. The site had turned down a request from U.S. authorities to delete video of the film from its servers, though it blocked access to the video in Egypt and Libya. Now, the blow comes to YouTube from two South Asian nations – Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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Google Apps To Stop Support For IE 8

Google Apps To Stop Support For IE 8

Google has announced to stop Google Apps support for Internet Explorer 8. That means, people using IE 8 or older version of IE, will need to update their browsers to use all features of Google Apps without any compatibility issue.

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Google Playing Evil With Acer Over Android

Google Playing Evil With Acer Over Android

Taiwanese manufacturer of phones and PCs, Acer, planned to hold a joint press conference with China-based Alibaba Group in Shanghai on September 13, Thursday to debut CloudMobile A800, a smartphone which runs on Aliyun operating system developed by Alibaba. But the press conference was canceled before it started. Why the press conference cancelled? To answer the question Alibaba replied that Google threatened to pull its Android support from Acer if Acer pursued Alibaba’s Aliyun operating system. Interesting thing is Acer did not confirm the claim.

By On September 15, 2012 Respond
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Google Surprised Over Patent About Round Corners

Google Surprised Over Patent About Round Corners

Apple has been able to secure a major victory against Samsung in a recent case where the jury has ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $1 billion in damages. The jury found Samsung to have infringed Apple’s design patents, which also include rounded corners. Google seems to be baffled over this.

By On September 13, 2012 Respond
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Google Released Its Own YouTube Apps For iOS

Google Released Its Own YouTube Apps For iOS

Apple slashed the native YouTube app for iOS devices with its upcoming iOS 6. Since then, Google has been trying to present a viable solution to put YouTube back in iOS devices. Now, just ahead of the iPhone 5 launch event(probably iOS 6 release event too), Google has unveiled a new YouTube app which is available in Apple’s App Store.

By On September 11, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Enable Google Desktop Notifications

[Tutorial] How To Enable Google Desktop Notifications

Thanks to Google Chrome Web browser, you can make customizations in order to receive notifications directly on the Windows desktop when you receive a new message in Gmail, scheduled appointment in Google Calendar or when someone wants to talk with you on Google Chat. Of course in order to verify that you have new messages in Gmail or in Google Calendar, you must visit the Gmail or Google Calendar web site and keep it opened in your Google Chrome browser tab. In this tutorial I will show you which customizations you need to make in order to make all this work.

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Google Acquires Online Security Startup VirusTotal

Google Acquires Online Security Startup VirusTotal

Last Friday on September 7, it has been announced via a blog post that Google has acquired online virus-scanning service – VirusTotal. It is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs, and facilitates quick detection of security issues.

By On September 10, 2012 Respond
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Eric Schmidt Confirms Android Activation Number Per Day. It’s 1.3 Million

Eric Schmidt Confirms Android Activation Number Per Day. It’s 1.3 Million

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, revealed some impressive statistics about Android activations. At Motorola’s press event in New York, Eric Schmidt said that now 1.3 M Android devices are getting activated each day. The previous activation statistics were – 700k/day in last December, 900k/day earlier this summer and 1M/day in last July.

By On September 9, 2012 Respond
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Jelly Bean Reaches 1.2 Percent Android Devices

Jelly Bean Reaches 1.2 Percent Android Devices

Android Jelly Bean is the latest iteration of the mobile OS by Google. It was launched only two months ago and yet, statistics now report that it has been installed on 1.2 percent of the Android devices already. Ice Cream Sandwich has seen an even bolder growth over last one month.

By On September 8, 2012 Respond
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Woes For Google TV Ads, It Might Have Violated Federal Law By Censoring Green Party’s Political Ads

Woes For Google TV Ads, It Might Have Violated Federal Law By Censoring Green Party’s Political Ads

As we near the Presidential elections in the U.S., the climate of the political arena is growing feverish. Google has been actively covering the latest happenings on the political front. The company has also been running political ads through its TV ads unit, to be shut down within a couple of months, and recently ran a political ad by Green Party. The problem is, Google censored a portion of the ad on the basis of usage of inappropriate language on public media, and the Green Party has accused Google for violating Federal law by doing so.

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Google Bags ‘Super’ Patent For Cloud OS Systems

Google Bags ‘Super’ Patent For Cloud OS Systems

In the wake of the legal battle between Apple and Samsung, it was argued that the U.S. Patent Office had not been able to understand the technical implications of many patents it grants, and that the methods of the patent grant system need to be updated. Now, with the grant of a generalized patent for cloud OS systems to Google, these arguments seems quite valid.

By On September 4, 2012 1 Response
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“TV Ads” Retire From Google’s Office

“TV Ads” Retire From Google’s Office

Goggle has announced that it is abandoning the “TV Ads” service. Alongside the video ads for webpages Google started the TV Ads service through its Adward service for televisions. It was 2007 when they started the service and campaigned about the service saying “target up to 42 million US households”. Giants like Sony and Logitech joined the project. But now it has been retired.

By On September 4, 2012 Respond
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Apple Vs. Samsung: Latest Updates On The Patent War

Apple Vs. Samsung: Latest Updates On The Patent War

Apple and Samsung have long been embroiled in one of the most expensive patent warfare in the history of the tech world. Apple recently had a field day when a U.S. court ruled in its favor, asking Samsung to pay a whopping $1.05 billion in damages. However, the story doesn’t end here.

By On September 2, 2012 1 Response
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