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Google Fabric Acquisition 2

Google to Acquire Twitter’s Mobile App Development Platform

January 18, 2017 3:30 PM
Google has acquired Twitter's mobile application development platform Fabric and will merge it with its own Firebase development team as part of the Google Developer Products Group.
Google Car Patent 2

Google Patent Supports Using Autonomous Vehicles for Ride-Sharing

January 10, 2017 3:27 PM
Google's patent application dated Dec. 22, 2016 is for technology that would help ensure autonomous vehicles use safe and accessible locations for passenger pickup and drop off.
Google Cloud Foundry 2

Google Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation to Open Its Cloud Platform

December 16, 2016 4:15 PM
Google has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold Member, a move that the company says reflects commitment to open cloud standards.
Google Data Visualization 2

Google Open Sources Data Visualization Tool for Machine Learning

December 12, 2016 5:35 PM
Google's Embedding Projector web applications will give developers a way to visualize how well their machine learning systems are interpreting data.  
Google Renewable Power 2

Google's Renewable Energy Purchases to Match Total Office Consumption

December 06, 2016 4:25 PM
Google says that sometime in 2017 it's renewable energy purchases will equal all the power it consumes to run its data centers and offices worldwide.
Google App Maker 2

Google Launches 'Low Code' Development Tool That Works With G Suite

December 01, 2016 4:35 PM
Google App Maker will enable developers to quickly build applications that readily integrate with G Suite applications such as Gmail, Docs and Drive, the company says.
Google Crowd Search 2

New Google Popular Times Search Feature Helps Shoppers Dodge Crowds

November 28, 2016 6:00 AM
Google has added a real-time component to its Popular Times feature in Search to allows people to check how busy a particular retail center is any given time. 
Google Safe Browsing 2

Google Will Tag Frequent Violators of Its Site Safety Standards

November 12, 2016 8:19 AM
Chrome and other browsers will display warning notifications for a minimum of one month for websites that fail to fix problems that violate Google's Safe Browsing standards.
Google mobile search

Google Moves to Mobile-First Indexing for Search

November 07, 2016 8:18 PM
Google's algorithms will use websites' mobile versions, rather than their desktop versions, for ranking sites in searches.
Google cloud storage

Google Announces New Long-Time Archiving Cloud Storage Option

October 20, 2016 1:40 PM
The company also announces price cuts and refreshes across all storage services.

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