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Google And Amazon Talk About Managing Drone Traffic At CES

Figuring out how to manage drone traffic over the United States to allow for drone delivery services and other drone-based service is going to be critical if Amazon and Google ever want to deliver packages to the backyards of their customers. Earlier this week, Amazon’s VP of Global Public Policy Paul Misener and Dave Vos, Google’s lead […]

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/09/google-and-amazon-talk-about-managing-drone-traffic-at-ces/

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Google Begins Rolling Out Google Play Music Family Plan, $14.99 For Up To 6 People

Back in September, Google announced that Google Play Music, the search giant’s Apple Music and Spotify competitor, was to get a family plan “later this year”. Well, that later is now.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/09/google-begins-rolling-out-google-play-music-family-plan-14-99-for-up-to-6-people/

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Google Will Shut Down Songza App, Songza.com To Fold Into Google Play Music

The music wars are afoot, Google is consolidating its weaponry. Beginning today, Songza users will be notified that the Songza website and mobile apps are being fully folded into Google Play Music as of January 31, 2016. Google bought Songza back in July of 2014 for an undisclosed sum and has continued to integrate pieces […]

http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/02/google-will-shut-down-songza-app-songza-com-to-fold-into-google-play-music/

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Cites “Real Sense Of Energy And Focus” For Success

Today, Alphabet beat Q3 earnings projections. During the earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the (micro)phone to discuss the business and product highlights from the quarter. It was a pleasant addition after a strong showing at last month’s hardware event. “There is a real sense of energy and focus throughout the company.” he said. […]

http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/22/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-cites-real-sense-of-energy-and-focus-for-success/

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Google To The Yahoo Rescue

Yahoo had a profit miss for Q3, causing shares to drop, but there was a gem in the release that should make investors very happy. The company says that it reached a search agreement this month with search giant Google, CEO Marissa Mayer’s old stomping grounds. It’s a 3 year, non-exclusive, agreement that covers both […]

http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/20/google-to-the-yahoo-rescue/

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Android Auto Has Very Limited Access To Data In GM And Ford Vehicles

GM and Ford released statements to TechCrunch indicating that in their vehicles, Android Auto has very limited access to vehicle information. This comes after claims published by Motor Trend magazine that stated Porsche opted to not include Android Auto over the data collected by Google’s in-car infotainment system.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/06/android-auto-has-very-limited-access-to-data-in-gm-and-ford-vehicles/

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Apple tops Interbrand’s list of the world’s most valuable brands for 3rd consecutive year

Interbrand has named Apple as the world’s most valuable brand for the third year running, estimating that it increased its total value by 43% in the past year to hit $170B. The company bases its estimates on a mix of the financial performance of the company, its ability to influence purchase decisions and the degree […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/10/05/apple-worlds-most-valuable-brand-2015/

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It’s Now Officially Sundar Pichai’s Show At Google

Welp, journalists got some inbox candy on a Friday from Google — an invite to an event on September 29. What will the event be about? Is it hardware? Has to be hardware! Is it software? Has to be software! Is it…yes. It has to be that, too.
My point is that it doesn’t even matter what they launch: Google has had hundreds of product launches, and it will have hundreds more.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/18/you-only-have-one-shot/

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Android Wear on iOS: Setup and first impressions [Video]

Android Wear finally has iOS support after Google pushed its iPhone-compatible software to the App Store. This means that Android has beaten Apple Watch to the cross-platform game. Or, at least it would, if iOS didn’t restrict it to a state of almost uselessness. The only device officially supported is the LG Watch Urbane although — as […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/08/31/android-wear-on-ios/

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Google And Dell Launch A Chromebook Built For The Workplace

During an enterprisey event at Google SF today, the company announced a brand new Chromebook for enterprise, built by Dell. The Google for Work team has been tailoring all of Google’s consumer software products for enterprise use. That means security, security and more security. Yes, to get computers blessed by a huge corporation, those things […]

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/13/google-and-dell-launch-a-chromebook-built-for-the-workplace/