Topic: Google

Google is Secretly Testing A Content Recommendation Service to Compete With Taboola and Outbrain

Google is Secretly Testing A Content Recommendation Service to Compete With Taboola and Outbrain

Back in February, VentureBeat reported that Google was beta testing a new content recommendation platform for publishers that was slated to be released the following month.  March, April, May, June, and July came and … [Read more...]

Google X Wants Your Body for Baseline Study

Google X Wants Your Body for Baseline Study

Google’s experimental division – appropriately named “Google X” – is responsible for some of the most innovative and interesting projects to come from the company. Google Glass? Smart Contact Lenses? The … [Read more...]

Chromecast Turns One With 400 Million Casts In The Bag

Chromecast Turns One With 400 Million Casts In The Bag

Today (minus 90 minutes) is Chromecast’s first birthday. To celebrate it, we have two new bits of information to share. First is that Chromecast has reached 400 million casts, and second is that if you buy a Chromecast … [Read more...]

Google Maps Explore Might Beat Foursquare at its Own Game

Google Maps Explore Might Beat Foursquare at its Own Game

Just yesterday we heard about the new and improved Foursquare, and how it would give users targeted recommendations based on where they are and what they liked. As it turns out, Google took yesterday as an opportunity to … [Read more...]

YouTube Music Exec Departs Over Delayed Launch

YouTube Music Exec Departs Over Delayed Launch

Chris LaRosa, the executive in charge of YouTube’s nascent – and as yet unlaunched – music streaming service, is leaving the company, the Wall Street Journal reports today. This is the second person to occupy that … [Read more...]

Google Launches Project Zero to Protect Users From Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Google Launches Project Zero to Protect Users From Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Google is making it’s next move in becoming either a superhero or supervillian organization. Under the title Project Zero, Google is hiring a team of elite hackers to locate vulnerabilities in the software of the … [Read more...]

Project Ara Developer Boards Ship in July

Project Ara Developer Boards Ship in July

Today, Google announced that it is now accepting applications from third party developers to receive Project Ara development boards later this month. This is the first real shot developers will have to start figuring out … [Read more...]

Google’s Project Tango is Heading Into Space

Google’s Project Tango is Heading Into Space

In almost all science fiction stories, there are little autonomous spheres that go around and do things for people. It’s just how the genre works. NASA’s project SPHERES (Synchronized, Position Hold, Engage, … [Read more...]

Google Shoots for the Moon With Its Lunar XPrize Competition

Google Shoots for the Moon With Its Lunar XPrize Competition

You know someplace where humans have been already? The Moon. Someplace else we’ve been? Stonehenge. Do we stop going? No, they’re both still awesome. The Google Lunar XPrize is a competition where teams of … [Read more...]

Android L Provides Huge Smartphone Battery Boost

Android L Provides Huge Smartphone Battery Boost

Google showed off the latest version of its mobile OS, codenamed “Android L,” at its I/O event last week. There, the company talked about some of the major aesthetic changes Android users would see when the new OS … [Read more...]