Posted: August 15th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Google, News From the web, Social Media, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Alphabet, BMW, Domain Name, Google | Comments Off on Google Restructures Under Alphabet, Ooops
The behemoth that is Google has announced a surprise corporate restructure, forming a new parent company dubbed Alphabet that will include the internet search unit as one of several entities.
Google chief executive Larry Page announced the change, saying he would hold the same title at Alphabet, the new holding company for the technology giant’s newer ventures including research arm X Lab, investment unit Google Ventures and health and science operations.
The new chief executive at the search unit – Google – will be the current vice president, Sundar Pichai.
Alphabet will include units focusing on life sciences such as a glucose-sensing contact lenses and the health research firm Calico. Google X, which handles research on self-driving cars and internet balloons, will also be a separate unit.
Other units to be separated include the drone delivery project Wing, Google Fiber’s high-speed internet, the home automation unit Nest and investment arms.
But Ooops… Google’s new holding company – Alphabet’s – website is abc.xyz because Alphabet.com is owned by Alphabet, a BMW-owned fleet management service. Even though only a few people had ever heard of BMW’s Alphabet before, the company clearly isn’t going to let all of this free publicity just sit there unfettered, BMW says it has no intention of letting go of the domain name :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 4th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CHINA! | Tags: China, China Censorship, China-Technology-News, Gmail, Google, Great Firewall of China | Comments Off on China Kills Google’s Gmail
China-tech watchers are saying China has all but blocked the last remaining ways for people to access Gmail, Google’s email service.
Experts say Gmail traffic in China was shut down last week after Chinese authorities apparently plugged the third-party applications that allowed users to get around existing hurdles. Only a trickle of emails have got through since.
Gmail is the galaxy’s largest email service, it has however been largely inaccessible from within China since June last year, coinciding with the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.
But users could still access the service by using third-party mail applications, rather than the webpage. Gmail users could access emails downloaded via protocols like IMAP, SMTP and POP3, allowing users to communicate using Gmail on apps like Apple iPhone’s Mail and Microsoft Outlook :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 7th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Google | Tags: Gangnam Style, Google, YouTube | Comments Off on Gangnam Style Fries Google’s Counters
Gangnam Style has become such a hit that it’s causing problems for Google’s video sharing website YouTube. YouTube says that the 2012 song by South Korea’s Psy – accompanied by a horse-riding-like dance that became a global sensation – this week reached the maximum number of views that its counter had imagined to be conceivable :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: UPDATED! | Tags: Google, REBLOG | Comments Off on ‘The Future of Internet Freedom’ According to Google
Two Google executives have penned an article for the New York Times “The Future of Interent Freedom”
In the op-ed, the duo – Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen – detail the the means to overcome internet censorship in repressive communities.
Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, Cohen, Director of Google Ideas, assert that the coming decade will see the internet increase by five-billion users from around the globe.
The Googlers surmise that the population growth will come primarily from places like Russia, Vietnam, Pakistan and Iran where www. access is heavily censored, another dystopian divination? :: Read the full article »»»»
New technology often means a bit of a fumble when it comes to manners, remember the intro of the mobile phone – geez your old – where is it ok to use your phone, dealing with loud talkers and most recently sexting, the rules governing mobile phones have evolved very very slowly.
It’s taken more than 2 decades to come to terms with an accepted set of social do’s and don’t for the meek mobile. So what’s the etiquette for using Google Glass in public?
The do’s and don’ts for new technologies aren’t always clear, indeed many are still arguing over using mobiles in restaurants.
So the everwise behemoth that is Google, has stepped up, providing some basic tips on using it’s latest, greatest device :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Google, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Android Open Source Project, AOSP, Blackberry, DeepMind, Google, Google Android, Google Quantum AI Lab, Lenovo, Microsoft Windows Phone, Motorola, Motorola Mobility | Comments Off on Google Buys Deepmind, Sells Motorola Mobility, Increases Smartphone Share to 78 Percent …and 2014 is only 30 days old
We all thought Google’s 2013 was mammoth, celebrating it’s 13th year of existence the search behemoth ended the year with a purchase – $US3.2 billion for Nest – It began the year by releasing it’s Nexus Tablet range and in between took ownership of the smartphone market, hinted at Glass, dragged it’s stock price over the $US1000 barrier, sold 50 billion apps via Play and stayed well-ontop of search.
That so doesn’t sound impressive enough! Search by Google was astounding in 2013, A billion monthly unique searches, Microsoft’s Bing – the 2nd place getter – managed 290 million a month. Point is, it was good to be Google in 2013, gloating won’t slow the giant, 2014 is likely to be a GREAT year for Google :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 15th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Google, Tech-Business News, Technoid Computer News | Tags: android, Chromecast, Google, Matt Rogers, Mobile Device, Motorola Mobility smartphones, Nest Labs, Nexus mobile devices, smartphone, Tony Fadell | Comments Off on Google’s Hot New Buy, Nest
The behemoth that is Google, has announced it’s first acquisition for the year, it’s buying Nest, a smart thermostat maker set up by former Apple genius and iPod visionary, Tony Fadell, in a deal said to be worth $US3.2 billion/$AU3.5 billion.
This latest big-ticket buy continues a move by the California-based search giant into consumer electronics hardware, adding smartphone-synced thermostats to its Motorola Mobility smartphones, Nexus mobile devices, Chromecast, and the promised release of Google Glass some time this year.
Nest Labs makes internet connected smoke detectors and thermostats. The company set about reinventing simple, but essential household devices in 2011 with the launch of it’s Nest Learning Thermostat and follow up product, Protect, a smoke alarm controlled by mobile devices :: Read the full article »»»»