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Ben Thompson / stratechery:
Google dominates search advertising but will likely be eclipsed in native ad category   —  Peak Google  —  Despite the hype about disruption, the truth is most tech giants, particularly platform providers, are not so much displaced as they are eclipsed.  IBM, for example …
Oct 22, 2014, 10:05 PMIn context
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Behind Twitter's Move to Become a Mobile-Services Shop   —  Twitter is looking to have its Google moment, the time when the tech giant began pushing to become more than just an Internet search engine.  —  For Twitter, this means staking a claim on the mobile universe as smartphones …
Oct 22, 2014, 10:00 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Hands On With Google Inbox: Useful Email Triage Tools For A Mobile Workflow   —  Google's Inbox email app is now available, and we have access to the limited release, which is being distributed via Google's tried-and-true invite system.  While many will have to wait to check it out for themselves …
Oct 22, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Roku raises $25 million amid growing competition from Amazon and Google   —  Updated at 1:45 p.m. PST with a statement from Roku.  —  Set-top box company Roku has secured a fresh $25 million round of funding, according to a SEC form D filing released today.
Oct 22, 2014, 5:05 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google aims to reinvent email with Inbox, a marriage of Gmail and Google Now, currently invite-only   —  Inbox is a total reinvention of email from Google  —  The new Gmail app from the Gmail team isn't technically just an email app, at least if you ask them.
Oct 22, 2014, 1:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Groupon takes on Yelp with Pages: business listings with offers, news, reviews and more   —  Groupon Goes After Yelp And Google With Millions Of Individual Business Pages  —  Groupon today took one more step ahead in its bid to be a simple daily deals site, and more of a general go-to place …
Oct 22, 2014, 1:10 PMIn context
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
Google exec: Chromecast V2 is coming; users have cast 650 million times   —  Google's Mario Queiroz said that 650 million people have now hit the cast button.  An API for developers will let them build custom apps for Backdrop.  —  Three months ago, Google claimed that Chromecast users …
Oct 21, 2014, 11:55 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Nexus 9 hands-on: premium feel, impressive screen quality, but unlikely to challenge iPad   —  The Nexus 9: hands-on with Google's latest attempt to take on the iPad  —  Android has never gotten much respect in the big tablet market.  Sure, the Nexus 7 has been surprisingly successful …
Oct 21, 2014, 6:30 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Nexus 6 hands-on: supersized, even by today's standards, with much improved camera   —  The Nexus 6: hands-on with Google's phablet  —  After watching Apple unapologetically release the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung release the fourth iteration of its massive Galaxy Note …
Oct 21, 2014, 5:50 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps   —  Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly.
Oct 21, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context

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