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Eric Enge / Stone Temple Consulting:
Google Now comes way ahead of Siri and Cortana in a 3K+ voice knowledge-query test   —  The Great Knowledge Box Showdown: Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana  —  Google's Knowledge Graph has been the center of much attention lately.  We have been hearing a lot about another concept called the Knowledge Vault as well.
Oct 12, 2014, 8:30 AMIn context
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Samsung In Talks To Scoop Up SmartThings For Around $200 Million   —  Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit and Samsung has...SmartThings, we're hearing.  The deal was completed for around $200 million dollars, though it might have been less according to one source.  —  (Update: The deal is not done yet, says another.)
Jul 15, 2014, 10:30 PMIn context
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Supreme Court Won't Hear Google's Street View Appeal   —  Search Giant Tried to Challenge Lower Court Ruling Saying It Violated Wiretap Law  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it wouldn't consider Google Inc. 's challenge to a class-action lawsuit alleging …
Jun 30, 2014, 12:40 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Search on Android can now launch music apps from search results for artists   —  Google's Search Engine Can Now Launch Your Favorite Music Apps, Turn On The Tunes  —  Google has taken another small step toward connecting its search engine with world of mobile apps …
Jun 20, 2014, 10:40 AMIn context
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Marketing Exec Ivy Ross Is The New Head Of Google Glass   —  Some significant HR changes at Google Glass we're hearing.  First off is the departure of lead electrical engineer Adrian Wong, to competing facecomputer Oculus.  Second off is the bringing on of Art.com's Chief Marketing Officer Ivy Ross to head the division.
May 16, 2014, 12:05 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Google+ to become more a platform than product, with key staff members moving to Android team, and fewer product integrations   —  Google+ Is Walking Dead  —  Today, Google's Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years.  The first obvious question …
Apr 24, 2014, 5:50 PMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
[Rumor] “Android Silver” May Be Google's Attempt To Finally Provide A Premium Android Sale And Support Experience   —  If there's one thing we hear time and again about Android, it's the F word: fragmentation.  While it's largely just an annoying word used to get under the skin of Android fans …
Apr 3, 2014, 1:25 PMIn context
Brad Molen / Engadget:
LG G Watch to launch next quarter with Android Wear   —  Over the last two years, LG has established a storied history of collaboration with Google.  The two companies have worked together on three devices (two Nexus smartphones and a Google Play edition tablet) and today we're hearing about the fourth — a smartwatch.
Mar 18, 2014, 12:15 PMIn context
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
Google plans to kill Google Voice in coming months, integrate features into Hangouts   —  We've heard that Google Voice is getting dragged to the trash can and most of its functionality will be incorporated into G+ Hangouts apps on both Android and iOS.  This has already happened to an extent …
Mar 18, 2014, 11:15 AMIn context
R. Jai Krishna / Wall Street Journal:
Google Takes Defamation Case to India's Supreme Court   —  An Indian Supreme Court hearing on whether the local unit of Google Inc. is liable for allegedly defamatory comments posted on its blogging site will help decide how Internet companies do business in the growing South Asian market.
Jan 27, 2014, 6:35 AMIn context

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