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36 min ago | Business Journal

Tech's lobbying power: Google, Microsoft, Facebook lead in spending

Google Inc. led the tech lobbying field during the second quarter of 2014, but fellow politically inclined tech companies like Amazon, Yahoo and Twitter also set quarterly spending records this spring.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, ITA Software, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, AdMob

2 hrs ago | Reuters

European regulators training sights on Google's mobile software

Two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said that with a new antitrust chief taking over in November, European regulators are laying the groundwork for a case centered on whether Google abuses the 80 percent market share of its Android mobile operating system to promote services from maps to search.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology, Microsoft

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Google drops $98M on 9 buildings, expanding its empire

Google Inc., continuing to buy up property in its hometown, just paid $98.1 million for nine buildings in Mountain View.

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Related Topix: Startups, ITA Software, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, AdMob, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

8 hrs ago | GigaOM

Hangouts now work without Google+ account, Apps users get 15-person video chat

You won't need a Google+ profile anymore to use Google's Hangouts video chat, thanks to new updates that aim to make the video conferencing platform more appealing to businesses.

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Related Topix: Startups

12 hrs ago | Business Journal

AT&T leapfrogs Google, says it will bring super-fast GigaPower Internet to Charlotte

AT&T Inc. says it has decided to build its GigaPower ultra-high-speed Internet network in Charlotte, bringing the Queen City download speeds of up to 1 gigabyte per second.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Startups, Versant, Enterprise Mobile, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

13 hrs ago | Social Media

Why Google Plus is the antisocial network

The first article was a hopeful but disappointed look into the ghost town known as Google+.

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Related Topix: Startups, WebMD, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Linux, New York, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Social Software

18 hrs ago | International Business Times

Human Guinea Pigs for Google Health Projects

This project will give scientists an accurate picture of what a healthy body looks like and can help medicine move from treatment to prevention.

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Related Topix: Startups

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Switched

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie Goes Gaga For Google Glass

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie seems to understand why people go bonkers for Google Glass.

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Related Topix: Startups, US Governors, Neil Abercrombie, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Theater, Arts

PC World

BlackBerry focuses on security for the enterprise

Now that BlackBerry has fallen significantly behind Apple and Google in the race to offer features and third-party apps for its smartphones, the company is concentrating on providing devices that, it claims, have the strongest available security-the killer feature for the enterprise.

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Related Topix: Startups, WebMD

ComputerWorld

Microsoft, IBM make cloud gains against Amazon

Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Congleton Guardian

Android is the operating system developed by Google

A new flaw in the Android mobile operating system leaves the personal and financial details of users since 2010 at risk to hacking, a mobile analytics firm has claimed.

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Related Topix: Startups, Widevine Technologies, Science / Technology, Computer Security

Autoblog

China's Google is working on its own autonomous car

If you had told us a decade ago that Google , of all companies, would be developing a driverless car , we likely would have asked you what you were smoking.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, ITA Software, Enterprise Mobile, Startups, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

News and Star

Google erases link to News & Star article under 'right to be forgotten'

Two stories about a Cumbrian man can no longer be viewed via an internet search engine following a European court judgement.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Eater

Yelp Wanted: Google Updates Searches to Give Yelpers What They Want

Earlier this month , Yelp accused search giant Google of manipulating search results to boost Google's own content over the user-generated review site, and today, it seems like Google has fixed the "problem."

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Business Journal

Self-driving cars, health tech, immigration: Google drops $5M lobbying, tying all-time record

Google Inc. tied its all-time record for quarterly lobbying expenditures this spring, when the company shelled out north of $5 million to influence policy on issues ranging from automotive tech to tax reform.

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Related Topix: Startups, ITA Software, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, AdMob, Facebook

ComputerWorld

Google's next frontier: What it means to be healthy

That's a question researchers at Google X, along with scientists at Duke University and Stanford University, are looking to answer.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Duke University, Stanford University, Chemistry, Science

America's Network

Comcast takes on Google, Verizon with fiber launch in Florida

Comcast may be still committed to getting as much out of its hybrid fiber coax network as it can, but the cable MSO's move to submit a proposal to build a fiber to the home network supporting 530 homes in Sun Valley, Fla., shows it has plenty of interest in fiber-based broadband services.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Startups

Business Journal

Apple buys Swell, BookLamp to bolster recommendation services

Apple is looking to bolster its recommendation services offerings with the purchases of book suggestion company BookLamp and talk radio app Swell.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iBooks, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, ITA Software, WebMD

International Business Times

Google Nexus 6, 8 with Android L on Release Date Promises Killer Mobile Device Experience

L is Material Design that according to BGR "is supposed to further enhance Google's Search performance and offer a better user experience across all devices."

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Related Topix: Startups

NewsTarget.com

Environmental Defense Fund teams with Google to map thousands of dangerous gas leaks in U.S. cities

Google Earth, the interactive grid of the world, continues to expand its mapping capabilities.

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Related Topix: Startups, WebMD, Boston, NY

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