Post Tagged with: "Google"

AllThingsD: Top Tech Firms To Ask Obama for More Transparency in PRISM
/ July 18, 2013 10:39 am
AllThingsD: Top Tech Firms To Ask Obama for More Transparency in PRISM

AllThingsD reports that 63 of the world’s leading tech firms and various public interest and consumer groups, including Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, have joined hands to send an open letter to President Obama and the U.S. Congress requesting improved transparency in the NSA’s surveillance operations. . Read More

WhatsApp Now Free
/ July 18, 2013 10:18 am
WhatsApp Now Free

The popular messaging service WhatApp announced today that the service will no longer charge users. WhatsApp made the announcement in a blog post on its site. Read More

VentureBeat: GlassUp to Contend with Google Glass?
/ July 17, 2013 10:14 am
VentureBeat: GlassUp to Contend with Google Glass?

VentureBeat reports that a Venice, Italy-based company has launched a remarkable product named GlassUp, which is a wearable glass product having the features of a smart phone. GlassUp is able to display SMS messages, emails, notifications and any other information which a GlassUp optimized app wants to display. The GlassUp project was started 2 years ago by Francesco Giartosio and a scientist who built displays for the Italian air force. Read More

TechCrunch: KeepSafe, Private Photo Gallery App, Raises $3.4 Million
/ July 17, 2013 10:09 am
TechCrunch: KeepSafe, Private Photo Gallery App, Raises $3.4 Million

TechCrunch reports that KeepSafe, a popular app among smartphone users which allows users to create password-protected photo galleries has raised $3.4 million. The company has reported growing to more than 13 million users, of which 6 million are known to be active every month. The Google store reports the app as “The best to hide pics”. . Read More

LA Times: Google Takes Mobile to the Next Level with Voice Commanded MotoX
/ July 17, 2013 10:05 am
LA Times: Google Takes Mobile to the Next Level with Voice Commanded MotoX

The LA Times reports that Google will be taking the world of smartphones to the next level by launching its innovative voice controlled Motorola Moto X smartphone. A user can easily control the device with voice commands, without the need of touch. Sources say that the videos of this highly speculated Moto X smartphones are already leaked and showcase some unique features of the phone. . Read More

WSJ: Google Pitches Online TV Service to Media Companies
/ July 17, 2013 9:58 am
WSJ: Google Pitches Online TV Service to Media Companies

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is determined to launch its own premium pay TV service and is in talks with several media companies to license programming for streaming over the Internet. Here's an excerpt from the report: "Google Inc. is joining several other technology companies in the race to launch an online version of pay television. Google has recently approached media companies about licensing their content for an Internet TV service that would stream traditional TV programming, people familiar with the matter say.". Read More

VentureBeat: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!’s Best CEO?
/ July 17, 2013 9:24 am
VentureBeat: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!’s Best CEO?

VentureBeat reviews Marissa Mayer's first year as CEO of Yahoo! and concludes that she may be the company's best CEO to date: "When Marissa Mayer, Google’s 20th employee and one of its sharpest VPs, was appointed CEO of Yahoo a year ago, many folks wondered aloud if she could succeed in giving Yahoo the kick in the ass it needed to make a comeback. By all accounts, Mayer has done that and more...". Read More

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