Category: Software

Google’s bid for Motorola Mobility – a play for patents only?

With news on Monday that Google Inc. had made a $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility, many posited the move was a play for patents to shore up the software giant’s Android operating system, though analysts remained decidedly divided. “It would be a mistake to look at this as just (or primarily) a patent deal,” patent […]

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Google and Motorola shed some light on post-acquisition plans

After Google Inc. (GOOG) announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) for $12.5 billion, executives from both companies jumped on a call with investors to offer more details about the pending transaction. Marking his first major acquisition since taking the reins at Google, CEO Larry Page talked about the major strides the Android […]

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Google laments rising anti-competitive nature of patents

Google Inc. (GOOG) is fighting back in a war of words over its patent position. There’s a side effect of Android’s success, David Drummond, the company’s chief legal officer and SVP lamented in a blog post. “Android and other platforms are competing hard against each other, and that’s yielding cool new devices and amazing mobile […]

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Apple reveals iCloud pricing

Apple Inc. (AAPL) opened up the iCloud.com interface for developers yesterday and revealed pricing for the service that will launch this fall. Apple plans to offer users up to 5 GB for free and will charge $20 for 15 GB, $40 for 25 GB or $100 for 55 GB per year. Early users of the […]

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Google rolls out tablet version of search page

Google has begun experimenting with a more tablet hugging search page, according to reports. The search engine giant apparently realizes that when it comes to serving up content on a slew of different devices, one size definitely does not fit all, and is therefore redesigning its iconic search page to fit snugly onto a smaller […]

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Google + reaches 20 million…plus

Market research firm comScore has released figures which claim Google + has shot past the 20 million visitor mark in just three weeks since its launch, seeing a whopping 82% visitor increase over last week and 561% over two weeks ago. US visitors made up over five million of those visitors, some 27% of the […]

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Google buys facial recognition firm, despite privacy concerns

Even after publicly declaring on several occasions that it had no interest in facial recognition, Google has gone out and bought itself a –yes – facial recognition software company by the name of PittPatt. Pittsburgh based PittPatt, which emerged from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, has all the algorithms needed to identify your little punum, […]

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Google closes down Labs to focus on core products

Google has saddened early adopter everywhere today with its decision to shut down Google Labs, its incubator for newly conceived, half-baked products, which sometimes evolved into tasty new offerings from the software firm. Bill Coughran, Google’s SVP for Research and Systems Infrastructure announced the news via blog on Thursday, reiterating CEO Larry Page’s promise to […]

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Mobile devices propel Apple to record growth and profits

Mobile has become the absolute fabric of Apple Inc. (AAPL). The business has changed so dramatically thanks to the iPhone (and increasingly the iPad) that it barely resembles itself from even four years ago. During the just closed quarter, Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones and 9.25 million iPads. It has sold a cumulative 222 million […]

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Sony claims it’s not proprietary as it pushes forward with Android

Despite being hacked and having to pull its network down for around six weeks, affecting 77 million customers, Sony says it was “pleasantly surprised” by the results of the experience, claiming all its clients came back and that network performance was better than ever. “We came back strong and we’re ready to go,” president of […]

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