Tag Archive: Expansion


With expansion to screens and cars, Google Assistant is officially everywhere

Google Assistant is moving into more places in and outside the home.

When Google debuted the Assistant at I/O in 2016, it was this tiny little feature inside a little-used messaging app called Allo.

But by the time it expanded to Pixel phones and the Google Home speaker later that year, we knew that this wasn’t some fly-by-night project the company would later abandon, but a line-in-the-sand statement on the future of computing. Or maybe it was just a  [Read More…]

Swappa continues expansion with addition of full gaming section

Users can now buy and sell video games, consoles, and accessories next to phones, tablets, and wearables.

Fossil announces ‘major expansion’ into Android Wear

Fossil Group today confirmed that it will have a “massive expansion” into Android Wear over the coming year. The announcement, which comes on the eve of IFA 2017, indicates that it will add new brands to its touchscreen wearables running Android Wear. See: Diesel’s first Android Wear smartwatch available for $ 325 Fossil already has five brands […]

Amazon working on big expansion of in-home gadget setup service

Sometimes the best way to get things done is to hire someone.

Amazon knows the “smart home” isn’t always user-friendly and is expanding an internal program that will actually send someone to your home to get you started. The program has actually already been running in a few U.S. cities, but Amazon is reportedly poised to dramatically expand it as it sees very high return rates for smart home tech.

Not unlike the famous house calls made  [Read More…]

LeEco facing continued cash shortage amidst market expansion, business turbulence

Over-extending at a time of lowered sales and under-performing units is a bad combination.

LeEco’s troubles in 2017 have been numerous and well-documented, but it seems the issues with cash flow have continued and expanded as of late. Speaking this week, LeEco chairman Jia Yueting said the company’s cash issues are “far worse than expected” despite a massive $ 2.4 billion investment earlier this year.

Despite LeEco’s U.S. launch reaching the point of taking on the “failure”  [Read More…]

Cortana for Android takes on Google Assistant with redesign, UK expansion

Spruce up your Android device with Cortana’s digital assistant features.

Cortana for Android is coming and it features all the same helpful functionality as the Windows 10 desktop app. This includes cross-platform reminders, missed call alerts, and daily summaries. You can even ask Cortana for help on various matters the same way you would with Google Now. Cortana also lets you manage notifications on your Windows PC and  [Read More…]

Google’s post-Brexit plans to include £1 billion investment in UK headquarters expansion, new jobs

Google is expanding in the UK, solidifying its presence for years to come.

After initial fears of big companies leaving the UK after its Brexit vote, Google has announced plans to build a new London headquarters and nearly double its workforce there by 2020. The new office in King’s Cross, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, will size up at 650,000 sqft and give Google the room to expand from its current 4,000 employees in London to 7,000. The total expenditure  [Read More…]

Android Pay’s biggest expansion yet adds Chase, kicks off mobile web purchases

Google is determined to not let Android Pay whither on the vine.

Confident in keeping its expansion going, Google has announced several important updates to the Android Pay experience this week. At the root of it all is adding more banks, with Chase now on board in the U.S. for its most popular cards (Freedom, Slate, Sapphire, etc.), and both Santander and TSB coming on board in the UK. Dozens of banks are now supported, from  [Read More…]

Hearthstone expansion leads to intense community backlash

The new Hearthstone expansion recieved an epic launch party — and backlash from the community.

On August 5, Blizzard threw an epic Hearthstone-themed party in L.A., one week ahead of the release of the latest Hearthstone expansion, One Night in Karazhan. Hosted by Hearthstone Senior Producer Yong Woo and Hearthstone caster extraordinaire Dan ‘Frodan’ Chou, the livestreamed event was also a celebration of the game reaching 50 million registered players across all platforms.

New cards

The  [Read More…]

Hearthstone players can party hard on Aug. 11 with One Night in Karazhan expansion

Blizzard has announced the next single-player expansion for its collectible RPG card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. One Night in Karazhan, where players get invited to a big party, will be released on August 11.

Here’s how Blizzard describes the plot of the expansion:

Karazhan, long a potent nexus of arcane energies, is about to become the focal point of a very different kind of cosmic force. The wizard Medivh has used every bit of  [Read More…]