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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Google Agreed to Pay Some of Samsung's Costs, Assume Some Liability in Latest Apple Case   —  A Google lawyer testified on Tuesday that the software maker, pursuant to its contractual obligations, agreed to take over defense of some of the claims in Apple's current patent lawsuit …
Apr 22, 2014, 5:50 PMIn context
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:
Nest Thermostat now available from Google Play   —  Yesterday, Google's newly acquired thermostat system made an appearance on a Play Store support page.  This led many to believe that the search giant would soon offer its smart climate controller at its online marketplace, alongside its other in-house products.
Apr 22, 2014, 2:00 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Exclusive: YouTube Product Head Shishir Mehrotra Likely to Depart — Moving to Advisory Role   —  Shishir Mehrotra, YouTube's head of product and a longtime Google exec, is likely to depart the company, and has moved to an advisory role at the premium online video powerhouse.
Apr 22, 2014, 1:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google To Offer Targeted Mobile App Install Ads In Search And YouTube; Expands App Deep Linking To AdWords   —  Google is announcing today its plans to offer targeted app install ads on mobile search and YouTube, following moves made by other tech industry companies, including Facebook and more recently Yahoo and Twitter.
Apr 22, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google finally combines text and chat conversations in Hangouts   —  Google is crossing off a major complaint about Hangouts this week: the messaging app will finally merge your SMS and Hangouts conversations.  Users can pick between Hangouts and SMS when sending a given message, but that's it.
Apr 21, 2014, 9:00 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Glass update to add SMS for iPhone support and Calendar Glassware app later this week   —  Google today announced the latest update to its Glass project, adding two new features for those who have shelled out $1,500 for the wearable device.  The new additions include SMS for iPhone and Calendar Glassware.
Apr 21, 2014, 7:25 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T copies Google, names 100 cities where it could offer gigabit fiber   —  Two months after Google announced that it will try to bring fiber Internet to 34 cities in nine metro areas, AT&T today said it will “expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide …
Apr 21, 2014, 6:25 PMIn context
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Testing A Google Knowledge Graph Lookalike In Search Results   —  One of Yahoo's latest search results tests should look awfully familiar.  —  The website All Google Testing discovered a test that turns the right column of Yahoo's search results page into a dead ringer for Google's Knowledge Graph.
Apr 21, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Google is researching ways to make encryption easier to use in Gmail   —  Above: A photo composition of National Security Agency headquarters in Maryland, U.S.  —  In response to Edward Snowden's mass surveillance revelations, Google is working to make complex encryption tools, such as PGP, easier to use in Gmail.
Apr 21, 2014, 1:00 PMIn context
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots   —  NASA looks to one day use robotic orbs to inspect exterior of space station, spacecraft  —  NASA and Google are working together to send new 3D technology aloft to map the International Space Station.
Apr 21, 2014, 8:15 AMIn context

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Queensland Government partners with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to 149,000 government employees  —  Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will partner with Microsoft to bring Office 365 …
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