Post Tagged with: "Google"

Google Ventures to Invest $258 Million in Uber
/ August 23, 2013 5:20 pm
Google Ventures to Invest $258 Million in Uber

AllthingsD reports that Uber Technologies has closed a $361.2 Million funding round with Google Ventures contributing a whopping $258 million. The company provides on-demand car service. With this round of funding, the company is now valued at $3.5 Billion. . Read More

Apple Acquires Map App Embark
/ August 23, 2013 5:18 pm
Apple Acquires Map App Embark

TechCrunch reports that Apple has acquired another app, which is focused on mapping and aptly provides transit information. Embark has been building apps for different cities in order to provide information about routes and stops. . Read More

Report: Google Pondering Bid for NFL Sunday Ticket Package
/ August 21, 2013 10:53 am
Report: Google Pondering Bid for NFL Sunday Ticket Package

Tech giant Google is in talks with the National Football League about potentially bidding on the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription package, the Wall Street Journal's All Things D reported on Wednesday. Satellite firm DirecTV's deal with the league expires at the end of 2014. The company reportedly pays $1 billion a year for the right to broadcast NFL games. Read More

Amazon Loses Approximately $5 Million in 40 Minutes
/ August 20, 2013 4:45 pm
Amazon Loses Approximately $5 Million in 40 Minutes

VentureBeat reports that the Amazon.com website was down for around 45 minutes yesterday costing the company approximately $4.72 million in sales. Gigaom reported that Amazon’s country specific websites remained online despite of the outage. Prior to this, the company’s cloud service had gone down just two times. Read More

Microsoft Launches Skype for Outlook
/ August 20, 2013 4:36 pm
Microsoft Launches Skype for Outlook

TechCrunch reports that Microsoft has announced that Skype has been integrated into the Outlook.com email service, and is now live and available for use. The new Outlook is available in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Brazil and Canada. This integration is expected to provide a competitive edge to Microsoft over its rival Google Gmail. . Read More

Google Names 2013 eCities
/ August 20, 2013 2:51 pm
Google Names 2013 eCities

Internet giant Google on Tuesday named its 2013 eCities, which are designed to recognize the strongest online business community in each state. The Mountain View-based company teamed with independent research firm Ipsos to determine the winners, considering factors such as the likelihood of small businesses to have a website, use a blog, promote themselves on a social network, sell goods directly from their webpages and establish a mobile-friendly website. Carlsbad was given the nod in California. Read More

Twitter Hires Former Google Ad Exec to Target Hollywood
/ August 19, 2013 3:53 pm
Twitter Hires Former Google Ad Exec to Target Hollywood

Looking to add more business from movie and TV companies, San Francisco-based social networking giant Twitter has hired former Google sales executive Jennifer Prince as its director of entertainment industry sales, Variety reported. Prince, previously Google's head of media and entertainment ad sales, will lead the company's effort to lure more business from Hollywood. "All entertainment brands are working with Twitter, but they’re just scratching the surface," Prince told Variety. Read More

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