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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: Google Home's ARM-based microprocessor and Wi-Fi chip to be the same as those in the Chromecast   —  When Google executive Mario Queiroz unveiled a new voice-controlled virtual assistant, Google Home, at the company's developer conference this month, he left out a key detail …
May 31, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed. LTE review: cellular data works well, but it's expensive, starting at $360 on contract, and bulky; many functions need phone tethering   —  Smartwatches that don't actually need a smartphone to function seem poised to be the next hot thing in wearables.
May 31, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context
Nicola Twilley / New Yorker:
Terrapattern, an open-access, neural net-powered reverse image search tool for satellite imagery, launches in alpha   —  “Why don't you click on the tennis court?”  Golan Levin, an associate professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University, suggested.  I was looking at a satellite image …
May 31, 2016, 8:35 AMIn context
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft agree to EU hate speech rules that mandates review of “the majority of” hateful content within 24 hours of notification   —  Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and YouTube today agreed to European regulations that require them to review …
May 31, 2016, 6:40 AMIn context
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Interview with Roku CEO Anthony Wood on competitors, specifically Google, licensing its tech and OS to TV makers, and how the company makes money   —  Roku has built most of its reputation on making high-quality “streaming boxes” that plug into your TV to let you watch apps like Netflix.
May 31, 2016, 2:15 AMIn context
Ainsley O'Connell / Fast Company:
Inside Verizon's efforts to build a multi-billion dollar media business that can challenge new media giants like Netflix, and why it is vying to buy Yahoo   —  The telecom giant, which is in talks to acquire Yahoo, wants a piece of the digital content revolution.
May 29, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Ingrid Melander / Reuters:
French finance minister rules out Google tax deal, more firms could be targeted   —  France will “go all the way” to ensure that multinationals operating on its soil pay their taxes and more cases could follow after Google and McDonald's were targeted by tax raids, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said.
May 29, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google app on iOS gets faster load times, AMP articles in search, keyboard shortcuts, more   —  Faster load and search times are the highlight feature of an update to the Google app on iOS.  Like on the mobile web and Android, AMP articles will now show up in search results.
May 27, 2016, 11:55 AMIn context
Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
ZTE launches 5.5-inch Google Daydream-ready Axon 7 for $450 alongside its first VR headset   —  ZTE has launched its second Axon-branded flagship, the Axon 7, alongside a compatible virtual reality headset, known as ZTE VR.  The 5.5-inch, Android 6. Marshmallow-powered handset aims to deliver top …
May 27, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google-Oracle verdict: good in that it allows for the re-implementation of APIs in different software, but fair-use was the wrong judicial vehicle   —  This is somewhat surprising, but good: after a few days of deliberation, the jury in the redo of the Oracle v. Google case concerning Google's use …
May 27, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context

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