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Both WhatsApp and Gmail top 1 billion users
/ February 5, 2016 11:41 am
Both WhatsApp and Gmail top 1 billion users

Mashable reports "Facebook and Google both just reached a significant milestone. Google's Gmail and Facebook's WhatsApp both claim more than 1 billion monthly active users, the companies announced Monday. News of both milestones came at nearly the exact same time. Gmail's milestone was announced during Alphabet's Q4 earnings call, with WhatsApp's news coming just minutes later." . Read More

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AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next
/ February 4, 2016 11:00 am
AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next

Wired reports "Yesterday, the 46-year-old Google veteran who oversees its search engine, Amit Singhal, announced his retirement. And in short order, Google revealed that Singhal’s rather enormous shoes would be filled by a man named John Giannandrea. On one level, these are just two guys doing something new with their lives. But you can also view the pair as the ideal metaphor for a momentous shift in the way things work inside Google—and across the tech world as a whole.". Read More

Google Has Made $31 Billion With Android, Oracle Claims
/ January 22, 2016 12:00 pm
Google Has Made $31 Billion With Android, Oracle Claims

Variety reports "Google’s Android operating system has been a cash cow for the company, if Oracle is to be believed. Android has thus far generated $31 billion for Google, Oracle claimed in a recent court filing that was reported by Bloomberg Thursday. $22 billion of those were profits for Google, according to the filing.". Read More

Relativity Media Scores Investment from Google Boss Eric Schmidt’s VC Fund
/ January 15, 2016 12:06 pm
Relativity Media Scores Investment from Google Boss Eric Schmidt’s VC Fund

The Hollywood Reporter reports "The announcement comes as Ryan Kavanaugh's plan for reorganization is set in the coming weeks to go before creditors and a New York bankruptcy judge. Relativity has been hunting for new funds to effectuate its intention to release several films including Masterminds, the action-comedy starring Zach Galifiankis and Kristen Wiig, and the action-thriller, Kidnap, starring Halle Berry.". Read More

Digital Display Ads to Overtake Search, Bringing a Reckoning for Google
/ January 12, 2016 12:15 pm
Digital Display Ads to Overtake Search, Bringing a Reckoning for Google

Re/code reports "As advertising keeps flooding over from television to digital screens, this year will mark a first: More online ad dollars will go to ads that aren’t for search results than to those that are.". Read More

Google teams up with Lenovo on smartphone with Project Tango’s augmented reality
/ January 8, 2016 11:33 am
Google teams up with Lenovo on smartphone with Project Tango’s augmented reality

VentureBeat reports "Lenovo and Google announced a partnership today to create a new smartphone that makes use of a 3D augmented reality technology known as Project Tango. Johnny Lee, a member of the Tango team at Google, said that the sense of space and motion provided by Tango will now be built into a mobile phone.". Read More

Google’s Move Toward Fair Use Comes In Anticipation Of YouTube Red
/ December 17, 2015 11:55 am
Google’s Move Toward Fair Use Comes In Anticipation Of YouTube Red

TechCrunch reports "Google’s copyright legal director Fred Von Lohmann announced in November that Google would, on the basis of fair use, offer legal support to a select group of content creators on YouTube that receive copyright claims.". Read More

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