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April 9th, 2013

WhatsApp Denies Takeover Claims

WhatsApp is denying claims that it is in takeover discussions with Google. DigitalTrends reported Friday that Google and Whatsapp were locked in negotiations, with WhatsApp playing hardball and asking for a price that was close to $1-billion. WhatApp’s chief of business development denied the claims today when speaking with AllThingsDigital. In December, the company was [...]

February 22nd, 2013

Google Introduces $1,299 Chromebook Pixel

Google introduced a high-end Chromebook laptop on Thursday that sports an Intel Core i5 processor and a 13.3 inch 2560×1700 resolution display. Previous to the launch of the Chromebook Pixel, Google’s Chromebooks, produced with partnerships with OEMs like Samsung and Acer, have been low-powered and low-priced. With the Pixel, Google is attempting to attempt the [...]

February 20th, 2013

This is Life Through Google Glass

Google released a preview video of its upcoming Google Glass headset this morning, giving an idea of how the product might augment or enhance the user’s productivity. In the video, Google Glass users search the web, send messages, and receive translations – all through voice control. No word yet on pricing or availability of Google [...]

January 4th, 2013

Google FTC Hearings Leave Microsoft Red Faced

It was Microsoft, not Google, that left the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust hearings into Google’s allegedly anti-competitive behaviour in its search and mobile businesses red faced. The hearings, which wrapped up Thursday, left Google with a mild reprimand — but not off scott free — and orders to change some of its business practices. The [...]

December 3rd, 2012

Nexus 4 Sells so Well eBay Invokes War Powers

The Nexus 4 is barely even out, and already it’s a hit. The phone is selling so well that eBay had to invoke it’s own version of the War Measures Act, limiting the number of items listed according to standing within the eBay community. Google’s official store has declared LG’s take on the Nexus series of Android superphones [...]

July 11th, 2012

Google’s Nexus 7 is a $152 Tablet

Google’s cost of production for its upcoming Nexus 7 tablet ranges between $152 and $167, according to bill of material analysis by HIS iSuppli. Google is planning to offer the tablet in two versions:  an 8 GB model for $199 and a 16 GB edition for $249. Only the 16 GB edition is available from [...]

March 30th, 2012

Leaks Suggest Google Drive to Offer 5GB of Storage

If a leaked screenshot obtained by Talk Android proves to be true, Google Drive will offer users 5GB of free storage with the ability to purchase upgrades for additional space. “Access files on your computer from anywhere,” reads the tagline found on the leaked screenshot. “Put files in Google Drive and you can access them [...]

February 14th, 2012

Google’s Motorola Mobility Purchase Approved

With hesitation, regulators in both the United States and European Union approved Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Monday paving the way for the search giant to potentially manufacture its own phones. In a press release announcing approval of the deal, the Department of Justice stated that Google’s potential approach to FRAND (fair reasonable and [...]

February 9th, 2012

Google’s Patent Play Likely to be Approved by U.S Regulators

Reuters is reporting that the U.S Justice Department is expected to approve Google’s $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility’s patent portfolio as well as a bid by an Apple led consortium for the patent library of Nortel Networks. Google first announced its intent to purchase Motorola Mobility’s patent library, pending approval by federal regulators, back [...]

December 5th, 2011

Will Google Kill Firefox?

Hardware Canucks reported last week about the changing hierarchy of browsers. Firefox, which was once the dominant alternative to Internet Explorer, has seen its market share eroded by the emergence of Google’s Chrome. Now, ZDNet is reporting that the Mozilla Foundation’s search partnership contract with Google — the Foundation’s biggest source of revenue — has [...]