Tag Archive: Google

Motorola Mobility stockholders approve merger with Google


Not that we ever really expected otherwise, but the shareholders of Motorola Mobility today approved the company’s merger with Google. Motorola says 99 percent of the votes were in favor of the merger, and the votes represented about 74 percent of the company’s outstanding shares as of Oct. 11.

“We are pleased and gratified by the strong support we have received from our stockholders, with more than 99 percent of the voting shares  [Read More…]

One Wallet to rule them all: Google Checkout now Google Wallet


In a move to further unify and consolidate their services, Google has announced that they are officially transitioning Google Checkout to Google Wallet.

From here on out, YouTube, Google+ Games, the Android Market and any other Google sites will use Google Wallet instead of Checkout. For other business partners still using Checkout, payments made with Wallet will be processed as normal. Beginning next year, Google will start transitioning merchant accounts over  [Read More…]

Using Google Music Android Market – easy as pie [Video]

Well, would you look at that: Google went and got itself a real-life music store. After months of only letting users upload their existing music collections to Google Music Beta, music fans can now increase their listening options directly through the Android Market.

Google Music is now open to everyone in the United States thanks to a simple solution for purchasing songs and albums  [Read More…]

Google wants you to win a Samsung Galaxy Nexus of your own – 10 chances in 10 days

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Google was teasing us all earlier by letting us know they had a treat coming for everyone and now — we know what it is. Google has held quite a few contests in the past but this one is big for those looking to get a free Samsung Galaxy Nexus:

Announcing the Galaxy Nexus Challenge: 10 chances in 10 days for @googlenexus followers to win a tasty Galaxy Nexus w/ Android  [Read More…]

Logitech has a Come to Jesus meeting, says Google TV cost it $100 million

Logitech Revue

Kinda no way to sugar coat this: Logitech views the Revue and Google TV as a big fat failure, with CEO Guerrino De Luca telling investors and analysts this week that it “cost us dearly” — to the tune of some $ 100 million in profits.

In a long and winding statement, De Luca tells of the pain of being an early adopter along with the rest of us. He sums it  [Read More…]

November 16 event will turn Google Music up to Eleven


Google has just sent out invites to an event centered around Google Music. Unfortunately they aren’t playing any fun games with the invite; it’s just white text on a blue background. So there was a bit more to the invite then we originally believed, check it out in the gallery below. There’s an image below the text, which contains among other things a T-Mobile logo, so feel free to let that  [Read More…]

Google Maps 5.12.0 now available – Adds live events for New York, San Francisco, Paris, Zurich, and London

Android Central

The latest Google Maps update is now available in the Android Market for download. Pushing the app to v5.12.0 there is one addition and one removal of a ‘feature’. The additon comes by way of live events being added to the Places pages for New York, San Francisco, Paris, Zurich, and London, while the “Post to Twitter” has been removed from Places pages. The update is available now and you’ll find the  [Read More…]

Want Google+ to auto-organize your circles? Google just bought a company to help.

I love Google+ because of the people who share interesting links and comments. I hate Google+ because filtering through all of those people to figure out which circles to put them is becoming more tedious than I anticipated.

Google has just completed the acquisition of a company that could make organizing your connections online easier. Katango has announced that its “circle just got bigger  [Read More…]

Google reminds us App Inventor shutting down at end of year, download your projects now

App Inventor

Google overnight sent out e-mails reminding users of its expiring App Inventor that it will no longer support the project on Dec. 31, 2011. As you’ll recall, App Inventor was a tool that allowed anyone with arguably no programming skills to create Android apps, though it certainly wasn’t quite as easy as that sounds. Google’s shutting things down but open-sourcing the project to MIT, and you can migrate your projects over if  [Read More…]

Google+ Pages now open for businesses and brands

While Google never hesitated in telling folks it was coming, they never said when and now the time has finally arrived. Google+ Pages is now open for businesses and brands alike.  Until now, the focus of Google+ has been on people, and how to connect individuals to each other but as noted on the official Google Blog, Google wants everyone in on the action:

People + pages, better together Google+ has always been a place for real-life sharing,  [Read More…]