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Google’s Nest Acquires Revolv, Stops Selling

Google’s Nest Acquires Revolv, Stops Selling

By Chris Crum October 24, 2014

Nest, which Google acquired earlier this year, has acquired Revolv, another smart-home device maker. According to Liz Gannes at Re/code, the deal just closed, and but the terms are undisclosed. Revolv says in a message on its homepage, “We have …

Google Beefs Up Its AI Work With New Acquisitions Google Beefs Up Its AI Work With New Acquisitions

Google announced that it has formed a partnership with the Artificial Intelligence research teams at Oxford University to “accelerate” its efforts in AI, and has hired seven founders of two AI startups out of the university. Google acquired AI company …

Google Ventures Posts Interview With Biz Stone Google Ventures Posts Interview With Biz Stone

Google Ventures has released a new video interview with Christopher Stone (conducted by partner, Digg founder, and noted raccoon thrower Kevin Rose). Stone, better known by his nickname Biz, is the co-founder of Twitter, as well as the CEO and …

Google Tries To Revolutionize Email Again Google Tries To Revolutionize Email Again

Ten years ago, Google revolutionized email with Gmail. It set the standard for webmail with a high capacity of free storage, its search-oriented interface, and conversational message view. It even pioneered the use of Ajax. Gmail was a huge deal …

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Gets Consumer Launch Date Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Gets Consumer Launch Date

Google’s latest version of Android, 5.0 or “Lollipop,” will be available to consumers beginning on November 3rd. Google first previewed some of its new features back at Google I/O in the early summer, and officially announced it last week. Android …

Chromecast Usage Growing Rapidly Chromecast Usage Growing Rapidly

Google’s Mario Queiroz spoke at a Gigaom event, and talked about the company’s hit streaming device Chromecast. He provided some new numbers (some of which are encouraging for users), and confirmed a new version of the device is on the …

Google Funds Virtual Reality Company Magic Leap Google Funds Virtual Reality Company Magic Leap

Magic Leap, a technology company, which works in augmented reality, virtual reality, and mobile computing, announced that it has raised $542 million in Series B funding, and that this funding was led by Google. Other participants in the round are …

Google Announces Firebase Acquisition Google Announces Firebase Acquisition

Google announced that it has acquired Firebase, adding its team to its own Google Cloud Platform team. The startup has developed wasy to make it easier for developers to build mobile and web apps that store and sync data in …

HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores? HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores?

Well, here’s another one of those “Come on, Google” moments. You know how Google has been pushing sites to go HTTPS? Well, people trying to get into Google’s own Trusted Store program have been rejected because their sites use HTTPS. …

Google Launches Security Key For USB-Based Security Google Launches Security Key For USB-Based Security

Google announced a new way to enhance its 2-step verification security called Security Key, which works through a USB device. Security Key, Google says, is for “particularly security-sensitive” individuals. Don’t worry. If you’re just a common user, and want to …

Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet

As you may have heard, Google has launched a new Penguin update. It’s the first one in over a year, and has been anticipated pretty much since the last one. The update brings both good and bad news. It’s good …

Now FairSearch Is Attacking The New Android Now FairSearch Is Attacking The New Android

Last week, Google announced Lollipop, its latest Android version (5.0), and now, FairSearch is speaking out against it, claiming it “seeks to expand Google’s control.” Google first showed off some of the operating system’s bells and whistles at Google I/O …

Gmail App To Get Third-Party Account Support Gmail App To Get Third-Party Account Support

Google officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop last week, and now it appears the Gmail app is getting a new update to go along with it. Android Police is reporting that the new app will be able to handle email accounts …

Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update

Update: It turns out the update is not finished rolling out, and will continue to roll-out worldwide over the coming weeks. Read this. Webmasters and SEOs have been waiting for Google to launch a new Penguin update for over a …

Interesting Google Video Looks At Speech Recognition Interesting Google Video Looks At Speech Recognition

Google has a new video out, which it calls a “short film” about speech recognition. It starts with the early days and works its way up to the incredible technology that’s available today (including from Google, of course…okay, it’s pretty …

Is Google’s Core Business Actually In Trouble? Is Google’s Core Business Actually In Trouble?

Google released its earnings report for the third quarter on Thursday, and while the company managed to post a revenue increase of 20% year-over-year, analysts are concerned by slowing growth in its core ad business, which is how it makes …

Google Launches .SOY, Its First U.S. TLD Google Launches .SOY, Its First U.S. TLD

Google announced the launch of its first US top-level domain – .SOY. The company is targeting a U.S. Hispanic audience, saying the TLD “opens up a new place on the web for everyone to celebrate Hispanic culture – regardless of …