Google Inbox Invites and How To

Google explains how its email killer is changing your life

By on January 30, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Google explains how its email killer is changing your life

Google on Thursday posted an infographic detailing the usage of its latest email-killing product, Inbox by Gmail, while simultaneously offering users the chance of getting free Inbox invites for a 24-hour period. More →

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Google Q4 2014 Earnings

Google’s entire year couldn’t beat Apple’s blowout holiday quarter

By on January 29, 2015 at 4:22 PM.

Google’s entire year couldn’t beat Apple’s blowout holiday quarter

The past quarter has definitely been an eventful one for Google. The company has released its highly acclaimed mobile operating system Android 5.0 Lollipop, it’s announced an ambitious plan to expand its Google Fiber service to four new markets and decided to shift responsibility for Google Glass over to Nest founder Fadell. But was this eventful quarter as profitable as analysts had hoped? More →

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Google MVNO

5 reasons Google’s move to become a wireless carrier may be doomed to fail

By on January 27, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

5 reasons Google’s move to become a wireless carrier may be doomed to fail

When Google enters a new space, it tends to do so with a bang. The Mountain View, California-based giant is one of the most innovative companies on the planet, and it is one of the few companies where “disruptive” is more than just a buzzword. Several reports in recent days have suggested that one of Google’s next big moves will be to take on wireless carriers here in the United States with the launch of a virtual carrier service that will be sold directly to end users.

While Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) efforts typically don’t pose much of a threat to established wireless network leaders like Verizon Wireless and AT&T, anything is possible when Google gets involved. According to one respected industry watcher, however, Google’s move to become an MVNO may already be doomed to fail More →

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Google Nova MVNO Carrier

How Google plans to disrupt the carrier business

By on January 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

How Google plans to disrupt the carrier business

Google is rumored to launch its own carrier business later this year, with recent reports having claimed the Search giant has already inked deals with Sprint and T-Mobile, whose networks will be used by Google’s rumored MVNO wireless service. But The Wall Street Journal has learned more details about the matter, revealing how Google might plan to disrupt the standard carrier business. More →

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Google MVNO Carrier Launch

Google takes a major step toward becoming your wireless carrier

By on January 23, 2015 at 4:25 PM.

Google takes a major step toward becoming your wireless carrier

After reports from The Information and The Wall Street Journal said earlier this week that Google is interested in becoming a carrier in the U.S. by purchasing wholesale access from Sprint and T-Mobile, Bloomberg Businessweek has learned that Google has indeed reached a deal with Sprint in order to sell wireless service directly to consumers. More →

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Google Wireless Carrier Report

Google is going to sell wireless data plans ‘directly’ to consumers

By on January 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Google is going to sell wireless data plans ‘directly’ to consumers

We’ve heard rumors about Google getting into the wireless carrier business for a while now but now it looks like the search giant is finally getting ready to pull the trigger. The Information has a huge scoop where it reports that Google is going to sell its own wireless voice and data plans “directly” to consumers. More →

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Google SpaceX $1 Billion Investment

It’s official: Google invests $1 billion into SpaceX

By on January 20, 2015 at 4:55 PM.

It’s official: Google invests $1 billion into SpaceX

It’s a perfect partnership between two companies who love their “moonshots.” SpaceX on Tuesday announced that it’s received $1 billion in funding from new investors Google and Fidelity that will go toward “to support continued innovation in the areas of space transport, reusability, and satellite manufacturing.” More →

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Google Acquisitions

The 10 most expensive acquisitions Google has ever made

By on January 20, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

The 10 most expensive acquisitions Google has ever made

Google’s massive annual revenues are achieved thanks largely to its advertising network, but did you know the key acquisition the company made to build the network it runs today was only its third-largest acquisition? Did you know that YouTube, the biggest video network on the planet and the second most trafficked website in the world (behind google.com), was only Google’s fourth most expensive deal?

The Mountain View, California-based company has a long history of spending huge sums of money on big forward-looking bets. Some of those bets pay off in a huge way, obviously, while others never really end up panning out. Let’s take a look back at the 10 biggest acquisitions Google has ever made. More →

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Google SpaceX Satellite Internet

Google to reportedly team with SpaceX to create a global satellite Internet service

By on January 19, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Google to reportedly team with SpaceX to create a global satellite Internet service

Both Google and SpaceX are companies known for taking on huge projects that seem to come out of science fiction. Because of this, it’s all too appropriate that the companies will reportedly team up on a hugely ambitious project that could vastly expand access to the Internet across the world. More →

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Android Device Manager Guide

How to easily secure your Android phone and get it back if it’s stolen

By on January 19, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

How to easily secure your Android phone and get it back if it’s stolen

There aren’t many instances in the modern world more terrifying than realizing you are no longer in possession of your cell phone. You can have your friends try to call it, you can retrace your steps, but no matter how hard you try, you just can’t figure out where it went.

But before you start to panic, you remember that you were smart enough to set up Android Device Manager before you left the house. More →

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Google Glass Review

The funniest thing you’ll see today: ‘The Daily Show’ destroys Google Glass

By on January 19, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: ‘The Daily Show’ destroys Google Glass

Google Glass is indeed no iPad. The device that many touted as the wearable computer of the future has hit a rough patch as Google finally comes to terms with the fact that people aren’t going to pay $1,500 for a ridiculous looking wearable that sits on your face. As I said back in 2013, Google Glass is not the future — but… it may indeed help steer consumer electronics companies toward less abrasive devices that could proliferate in the future.

That, of course, remains to be seen. In the meantime, Google Glass is still pretty fun to laugh at. More →

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Google Search Tips And Tricks Music

Music fans will absolutely love Google’s latest search trick

By on January 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Music fans will absolutely love Google’s latest search trick

If you’re someone who goes to live music shows frequently, you’re going to love what Google is doing. 9to5Google notices that Google has started adding direct links to Ticketmaster sales pages when you search for bands and venues. This means that if you search for your favorite artist on Google and they’re playing nearby in the near future, Google will give you an easy way to buy their tickets with a minimal number of clicks. More →

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