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Google Closes Nest Smart Thermostat Deal for $3.2 Billion

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There are things you expect from a tech company like Google, including fast and reliable online searches, glasses that feed you the internet, and even balloons that offer connectivity to remote areas from the stratosphere. The self-driving car may be a little off the beaten path, but the fact that

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‘Google Translate’ Supplements Language Learning

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How many of you took a language course in high school? There are probably a fair number of people raising their hands right now since most schools require students to take a language as part of the curriculum for graduation. And how many continued with language learning in college? Plenty

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Google Creates Adwords Credit Card in the UK

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As industry-leading search engine giant Google continues to gather more clients worldwide, the company has had to search for new methods of interaction. After all, these are tough economic times, and the internet bubble burst quite a while ago. Google takes pride in being a strong web partner not only

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Google Resolves Book Scanning Dispute

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Google has been working tirelessly on their Google Books service, a research resource for avid readers and potentially a solid competitor of Apple and Amazon’s literary sales. But the internet search giant has faced major opposition, including litigation against their Google Library Project, claiming copyright infringement. But in an announcement

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Google’s Self Driving Vehicle Takes a Blind Man to Taco Bell

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Science fiction has been readying us all for the day when your car will get you where you want to go with a single voiced command. Major progress is now being made that suggests this vision, previously confined to fiction, will soon someday be a fact. There’s been an awful

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Google Privacy Policy Concerns

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In a recent blog announcement, Google execs managed to freak out privacy-conscious web surfers when they revealed that they are in the midst of rewriting their privacy policy, which will now consolidate their users’ information from all of Google’s services.  The freak out is primarily concerned with the fact that

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Google Integrates Search with Google+

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Did you know that Google has its own answer to Facebook, the increasingly popular social networking site?  As long time competitors, Google has sought for years to find ways to combat Facebook’s influence on consumers.  One of their recent strategies has been to create their own social networking site, called

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India Asks Google and Facebook to Block and Screen “Illegal” Content

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Kapil Sibal, India’s Telecommunications and Human Resources Development Minister, recently requested to meet with representatives of top internet companies and social networking sites to discuss user content and what can be done about disparaging, “illegal” remarks and content.  Google and Facebook are two of the companies that agreed to the

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Google Spends $300 Million to Build New Hong Kong Data Center

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It was nearly 15 years ago the Hong Kong reunified with its native sovereignty, the People’s Republic of China.  And while many at the time worried that the thriving port, rife with the influence of capitalism, would return to a state of communistic sensibilities and shut down trade, Hong Kong

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Google Wallet Updates the Way You Pay

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Have you ever had one of those heart-stopping moments where you’re standing at a counter with purchases in hand and you reach for your wallet to pay, only to realize it’s not there?  You go through that moment of panic where you try to remember the last time you had

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