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Clay Bavor / Official Google Blog:
Google says 5M+ Cardboard viewers have shipped, 25M+ Cardboard apps installed from Play store, and 350K+ hours of YouTube videos watched in VR   —  (Un)folding a virtual journey with Google Cardboard  —  A year and a half ago we introduced Google Cardboard, a simple cardboard viewer …
Jan 27, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Gabe Nelson / Automotive News Automaker:
Google says proposed DMV rules requiring steering wheel, pedals, and licensed drivers with special certification would inhibit progress   —  California DMV proposes ban on ‘driverless’ cars  —  Google ‘gravely disappointed,’ says rules would hold back progress
Dec 16, 2015, 10:10 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Maps for iOS gets offline navigation, popular business hours, and up-to-date gas prices   —  Google today updated its Google Maps app for iOS with a slew of new features.  You can download the new version now directly from Apple's App Store (iOS 7+ required).
Dec 14, 2015, 12:45 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Airbnb dethrones Google in Glassdoor's top 50 places to work 2016, Google now 8th, behind Facebook, LinkedIn, Hubspot   —  Glassdoor: Airbnb dethrones Google as the best tech company to work for in the U.S.  —  Career website Glassdoor today released its eighth annual Employees' Choice Awards …
Dec 9, 2015, 12:50 AMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Google Ventures will merge its EU and US funds into a single global fund, keep teams in place   —  Google Ventures to discontinue its $125 million European fund  —  The Wall Street Journal reports that Google Ventures is dialling down seed deals.  The FT reports that Google's venture capital arm is on a ‘bumpy ride’.
Dec 7, 2015, 2:00 PMIn context
Carlos Hernandez / Official Google Blog:
Google releases Cardboard Camera app for making 3D panoramas on Android that can be viewed in Cardboard VR headsets   —  Step inside your photos with Cardboard Camera  —  With Google Cardboard, you can take amazing trips to faraway places and feel like you're actually there.
Dec 3, 2015, 3:40 PMIn context
Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Free Ad-Supported Google Play Music Radio Streaming Option Makes The Journey North To Canada   —  Canada and the US may be neighbors, but that northern border is quite a ways away from most of the contiguous 48 states.  It takes quite a bit of time to drive up from a place like California …
Dec 2, 2015, 8:45 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Mobile Heart Monitor Maker AliveCor Taps Former Google Exec Vic Gundotra as CEO   —  AliveCor, which makes a smartphone-connected heart monitor, plans to announce Wednesday it has hired former Google executive Vic Gundotra as chief executive.  —  AliveCor  —  Gundotra, who left Google last year …
Nov 11, 2015, 9:20 AMIn context
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Google tests extending its DoubleClick ad technology to digital billboards with a trial in UK   —  Google is bringing DoubleClick to billboard ads for the first time — which could be huge for outdoor advertising  —  Google has begun testing extending its DoubleClick ad technology beyond desktop computers …
Oct 30, 2015, 1:15 PMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
HTC to announce new smartphone on October 20th   —  Hot off of Google's big Nexus event, HTC just announced its next product launch, which will take place on October 20th.  The event, which will be held through a “virtual event” streamed from HTC's website, will apparently be used to announce the latest member of HTC's One family.
Sep 29, 2015, 3:25 PMIn context

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