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The latest news bites emanating from the Googleplex.

Google's Existential Threat Mirrors Microsoft's Tidal Wave Warning

February 08, 2012 12:02 AM
John Battelle has been on a roll of late, opining on a number of Internet topics I hold near and dear, particularly the competitive dynamic of the Big 5 of the Internet. Those would be Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook, and all of their walled gardens, another Battelle

Google Glasses Leverage Cloud for Augmented Reality

February 07, 2012 12:02 AM
Could Google Glasses one day join Google Goggles in the pantheon of the company's popular products? Perhaps. But, please, enough p-words. 9to5 Google said Google is building special glasses that look like Oakley's Thump MP3 sunglasses that actually have the computing firepower and features of today's high-end smartphones:

Google Wallet Works on Galaxy Phones With AT&T SIM Card

February 06, 2012 12:02 AM
One of the big knocks on Google Wallet, the company's smartphone-based mobile-payment service, is that it's only been available on one phone to date--the Samsung Nexus S from Sprint. That is no longer true. The Wallet app may be installed and used on Samsung Galaxy S

Meet Android Market's Malware Bouncer

February 03, 2012 8:02 AM
One of the leading knocks on Google's freewheeling, open approach to the Android Market is that it's leaves the application store more susceptible to malware and lots of spammy apps. Indeed, Symantec, Lookout Mobile and other security firms have reported a significant rise in Android Market malware in

Google Docs for Android Gets Offline File Access

February 02, 2012 12:02 AM
Google continues to leverage its good work in HTML5 to enable its productivity and collaboration applications to work offline. The company is now letting users make any Google Docs available offline from their Android smartphone or tablet computer. This covers documents, Google presentations, Google spreadsheets, uploaded images, and

Much Ado About Google's Privacy Policy Changes

February 01, 2012 8:02 AM
Google is getting a lot of flak about its new privacy policies, some of it warranted and some of it not. The fact is that Google has been heading along this path for years. One could argue the first indication was the Dashboard Google set up in 2009

Lots of Google Apps Seats Live in Large Businesses

January 31, 2012 2:01 PM
There is a long-held belief that the majority of Google App customers are small mom-and-pop shops, ranging between two and 10 employees. Technically, that is true of the 4 million-plus businesses using Google Apps. However, there are more companies of scale using Apps than you might think, according to

Google Search Head Preaches Patience for Personal Search

January 30, 2012 12:01 AM
Danny Sullivan, the Search Engine Land head who has been dogged in his criticism of Google's Search plus your world feature, scored a nice interview with the company's search head, Amit Singhal. If you've been following the SPYW coverage, you should read it because it reveals much about

Google Music Allows Downloads, YouTube Videos

January 27, 2012 12:01 AM
Google is providing two new perks for Google Music users, including the ability to shuttle their tracks from the music locker and share YouTube videos. Users have been able to upload up to 20,000 songs to the Google Music locker and play them on their Android smartphone or

How Many Android Gadgets Do We Wish?

January 26, 2012 12:01 AM
The Verge founder Josh Topolsky both marveled at and lamented the sheer volume of smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices trotted out at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. Topolsky hosted a panel where he pressed Samsung and HTC marketing executives on "whether or not technology manufacturers were simply

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