Post Tagged with: "Google"

WSJ.D: LG to Focus on New Premium Gadgets
/ February 24, 2014 1:47 pm
WSJ.D: LG to Focus on New Premium Gadgets

WSJ.D reports that LG Electronics' plans for 2014 include launching its first smart watch hand-in-hand with Google and focusing on selling higher-margin, premium phones in China. Chief of LG’s Mobile Unit, Park Jong-Seok, stated that the new smart watch will include features that work not only with LG’s phones, but also with phones of other companies. Read More

Google Chromecast to Support Embedded YouTube Videos
/ February 11, 2014 5:34 pm
Google Chromecast to Support Embedded YouTube Videos

VentureBeat reports that Google’s Chromecast will now provide access to play most YouTube videos on your TV. Prior, Chromecast users had to surf the YouTube website or one of its mobile apps to allow screen mirroring on videos. . Read More

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Google Settles European Commission Charges, Avoids Fine
/ February 5, 2014 3:02 pm
Google Settles European Commission Charges, Avoids Fine

Search giant Google has agreed to settle antitrust charges levied by the European Commission that will require the Mountain View-based company to clearly promote the search services of rivals alongside its own. The Commission had been investigating the company's business practices for more than three years, following more than a dozen complaints from rivals. With the agreement, Google will avoid fines that could've totaled as much as $5 billion. . Read More

Google to Sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo
/ January 30, 2014 5:04 pm
Google to Sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo

Less than two years after paying $12.5 billion to acquire Illinois-based handset-maker Motorola Mobility, Mountain View-based Google said it plans to sell the company to Lenovo for just $2.9 billion. Google originally bought the company with an eye on producing its own smartphones -- a notion that CEO Larry Page said no longer seems feasible. Read More

Google and Samsung Announce Global Patent Agreement
/ January 27, 2014 5:46 pm
Google and Samsung Announce Global Patent Agreement

Reuters reports that Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have reached a global patent cross-licensing agreement. The companies stated that the deal "would lead to deeper collaboration on research and development of current and future projects." The companies have been in the middle of the smartphone patent wars in law suits with Apple and various other companies. . Read More

Google Purchases DeepMind for More than $500 Million
/ January 27, 2014 5:41 pm
Google Purchases DeepMind for More than $500 Million

TechCrunch reports that Google has acquired startup DeepMind – a secretive artificial intelligence company – for more than $500 million. This move is expected to help Google compete with other major tech companies focusing on deep learning initiatives. Until last year, social networking site Facebook was also in the race to acquire DeepMind. . Read More

Report: Google Led Tech Firms in 2013 Lobbying Spending
/ January 23, 2014 4:22 pm
Report: Google Led Tech Firms in 2013 Lobbying Spending

Google spent just over $14 million on lobbying efforts in Washington last year, tops among tech firms, according to record filed with the Clerk of the House this week and reported by public interest group Consumer Watchdog. The figure was actually down 15% from 2012, when the Mountain View-based company was the target of an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). . Read More

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