Tag Archive: Google


‘Google Wallet’ May Force Apple into NFC Territory Sooner Than Anticipated

For the last few months, we’ve been hearing a see-saw tale of whether Apple will implement NFC (near field communications) technology in the next-generation iPhone. At this point in time, only speculation – no hard evidence – exists to suggest that the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 will actually feature NFC technology. But that may soon change if Apple was paying close attention to what rival Google announced today.

On Thursday, Google announced that it’s  [Read More…]

Google Beats iTunes to the Clouds with New No-Label Music Beta Service

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We were told a major announcement from Google was coming today. And that’s exactly what we got, although the Internet search giant’s new effort has been rumored to be in the works for months. Today at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, California, Apple’s iTunes got a new competitor in the digital music space. But this rival is already poised to go somewhere iTunes never  [Read More…]

Apple Tops Google As The Most Valuable Brand In The World [Report]

According to a report by WPP’s “BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands”, Apple has surpassed Google to become world’s most valuable brand. The brand value of Apple has increased 859% since the year 2006.

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Other notable companies in that list includes: IBM at number 3, and Microsoft on number 5.

Full press release is as follows:

Apple becomes world’s most valuable brand, says WPP’s BrandZ Registering  [Read More…]

Google Maps Will Soon Enable You To See Inside Buildings

Google’s latest addition to its growing Maps product is Business Photos, which was launched today by Google’s Vice President of Location and Maps, Marissa Mayer.

The new feature will allow users to take a look inside buildings when using Maps, bringing a new level of functionality to the already feature-laden app.

Google’s Business Photos could be a real boon for hospitality and retail establishments such as bars, restaurants and  [Read More…]

Apple, Google, Intel Center of Antitrust Suit

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A class action lawsuit filed in California puts Apple, Adobe, and Intel at the center of a pay-limiting scheme to keep employees wages down.

The suit comes in the wake of a 2009 investigation by the United States Department of Justice that charged the companies with "agreeing to not cold call each other’s employees in order to extend job offers" according to PC World.

The  [Read More…]

Facebook And Google Looking At A Potential Deal With Skype

An interesting little tidbit coming out of Reuters just now, with reports that both Facebook and Google are contemplating deals with online communication firm, Skype.

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Citing their own sources, Reuters believes Facebook is considering a buyout as well as a join-venture deal with Skype after the Luxembourg outfit delayed  [Read More…]

Google Joins Apple in Mobile Tracking Scandal

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Google has formally joined Apple on the list of tech giants involved in mobile tracking scandals. Following weeks of controversy stemming from the recent discovery that Apple’s iOS tracks user location information, on Tuesday Google joined the party as South Korean police raided Google’s Seoul offices. The raid was promoted by concern and accompanying reports that Google is collecting sensitive user information without informed consent  [Read More…]

Google to Challenge Facetime with New Google Talk Video Chat

Google is about to challenge Apple in an entirely new way. And although some see Google "ripping off" Apple’s popular iDevice Facetime video chat service, the last time I checked Apple didn’t own the very concept of video chatting. So, as a result, we may see an entirely new challenge from Android devices to kill the runaway momentum of the iPhone 4 and perhaps the next-generation model.

On Friday, the Internet search giant introduced a new feature called "Google  [Read More…]

Android 2.3.4 Confirmed Bringing Google Talk Video Calling To Nexus S. OTA Roll-Out In Next Few Weeks

We first heard yesterday about the possibility of Google’s Android 2.3.4 bringing video calling to the Nexus S, thanks to a tweet from a supposed Samsung employee. Now Google has confirmed that this is indeed the case, and the update will arrive in the ‘next few weeks’.

Along with bringing video chat to the Nexus S, the update will be laden with bug fixes for the ageing Nexus One  [Read More…]