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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google to discontinue its Swiffy tool for converting Flash files into HTML5 on July 1; pre-existing runtimes will continue to work   —  Google today announced that it will discontinue Swiffy, a tool that people can use to convert .SWF Adobe Flash files into HTML5, on July 1.
Jun 15, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Android Marshmallow adoption passes 10% after 8 months   —  Android Marshmallow is finally in the double digits.  After taking four months to hit 1 percent adoption, the latest version of Android took another four months to hit 10 percent adoption, according to Google's Platform Versions page.
Jun 7, 2016, 5:00 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Localytics, with data on 37K apps, reports slight YoY increase in app retention from 34% to 38%; 62% of users will use an app less than 11 times   —  Apple's iTunes App Store is home to over 1.5 million apps and Google Play hosts over 2 million, but the number of apps that actually get installed …
Jun 1, 2016, 10:40 AMIn context
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
French government raids Google's Paris HQ as part of ongoing tax investigation seeking €1B+; company says it is working with authorities   —  Prosecutors follow up on complaint from France's tax authority  —  PARIS—Dozens of tax investigators swooped into Google's French headquarters …
May 24, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Popular Science:
Google's open-source research project Magenta uses AI to generate music, video, other visual arts, makes the process easier with TensorFlow, will launch June 1   —  THE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY MACHINE  —  If Google's artificial intelligence can paint its dreams, why not make other kinds of art?
May 22, 2016, 6:40 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Following highly publicized report of 272M email credentials for sale in Russia, Mail.ru and Google both say 98%+ of credentials on their services are invalid   —  Garbage in, garbage out: Why Ars ignored this week's massive password breach  —  When a script kiddie sells 272 million accounts for $1, be very, very skeptical.
May 7, 2016, 2:15 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Baidu's video business goes independent and raises $155M from investors   —  Baidu, China's Google and an Uber investor, has continued its policy of spinning off promising business units.  Following the spin-off of itsstudent Q&A app Zuoyebang last September, Baidu Video has gone independent …
Apr 22, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome for Android and iOS passes 1 billion monthly active users   —  Google today announced that its browser has passed 1 billion monthly active users on mobile.  In other words, Google has managed to add another 200 million Chrome for Android and iOS users in just five months.
Apr 20, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google reverses Gmail April 1 prank after users mistakenly put GIFs into important emails   —  Google has reversed one of its April Fools' Day pranks after it caused a number Gmail users to unwittingly insert GIFs into business emails and other important communications.
Apr 1, 2016, 5:30 AMIn context
David Morgan / Reuters:
FAA says it will recommend regulatory framework for drones by April 1   —  U.S. aviation regulator starts rule-making process for public drone flights  —  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced a new aviation rule-making committee to work on a regulatory framework …
Feb 25, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context

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