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Here’s All The New Features Coming To Google+ Here’s All The New Features Coming To Google+
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During today’s Google I/O keynote, Google’s Vic Gundotra said that Google+ would be getting 41 new features. Those new features were spread out across three key areas – stream, hangouts and photos. Google is doing away with the old layout …

Google Compute Engine Availability Opened Up Google Compute Engine Availability Opened Up

Last year at Google I/O, Google unveiled Compute Engine. Today, the company announced they’re making it available for anyone to start using. They’re also adding the following new features: Sub-hour billing charges for instances in one-minute increments with a ten-minute minimum, …

Google TV Updates To Latest Version Of Android Google TV Updates To Latest Version Of Android

Google announced today that Google TV is being updated to the latest version of Android and Chrome. This is, of course, one of a slew of announcements out of the Mountain View company today, with Google I/O currently in full …

Google Wallet Gets Integrated With Gmail Google Wallet Gets Integrated With Gmail
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Google announced a lot of things today, but some it didn’t all make into the Google I/O keynote. On the Gmail blog, Google announced new Google Wallet integration for Gmail, which comes in the form of an “Attach Money” button. …

Google Music All Access Goes Live, Here’s What to Expect Google Music All Access Goes Live, Here’s What to Expect
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If you’re still looking to add a streaming music service to your collection of services (which, admittedly, could be pretty massive by now), Google wants to throw their hat in the ring. Today, Google launched Google Play Music All Access, …

New Google Maps Revealed At Google I/O New Google Maps Revealed At Google I/O
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Update: The official blog post is up now. Last week, images of a new Google Maps redesign leaked. Last night, the sign-up page with details about new features leaked. Today, at Google I/O, Google discussed the new offering further. First, …

Google Adds Conversational Search To Desktop As Part Of ‘The End Of Search’ [Google I/O] Google Adds Conversational Search To Desktop As Part Of ‘The End Of Search’ [Google I/O]
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Amit Singhal, head of Google’s core ranking team, took the stage at Google I/O today to declare “The End of Search”. “Search is dramatically changing right before our eyes,” he said. This involves Google getting closer to the company’s famous …

Google+ Gets 41 New Features, Including Stream Redesign [Google I/O 2013] Google+ Gets 41 New Features, Including Stream Redesign [Google I/O 2013]
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At Google I/O 2013, Google announced that Google+ was going to get 41 new features in the coming year. Those new features will be added to three key areas – stream, hangouts and photos. The first major change is an …

Google Aims To Simplify Mobile Shopping With ‘Instant Buy’ [Google I/O] Google Aims To Simplify Mobile Shopping With ‘Instant Buy’ [Google I/O]

According to Google, the abandonment rate of shopping carts on mobile is a whopping 97%. With that, they’re providing an HTML5 autocomplete function in mobile Chrome, and a new Google Wallet “Instant Buy” API to fill out info in three …

Google To Sell Galaxy S4 With Stock Android [Google I/O 2013] Google To Sell Galaxy S4 With Stock Android [Google I/O 2013]
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At the end of the Android portion of the Google I/O 2013 keynote, Google’s Hugo Barra announced that it will start selling a new Android device on its Play store. Those expecting a Nexus device were in for a surprise …

Chrome Now Has Over 750 Million Active Users [Google I/O] Chrome Now Has Over 750 Million Active Users [Google I/O]

Earlier, Google announced that Android has seen over 900 million activations. After talking about Android and Google Play for about an hour, the Google I/O keynote shifted to Chrome. Last year Chrome had 450 million monthly active users. Since then, …

Google Play Services Brings More Google APIs To Apps [Google I/O 2013] Google Play Services Brings More Google APIs To Apps [Google I/O 2013]

At Google I/O 2013, Hugo Barra, Product Management, Android announced an update to Google Play Services, a service that allows developers to integrate Google services, like Maps, into their third party apps. These updates bring more APIs to Google Play …

Android Up To 900 Million Activations [Google I/O] Android Up To 900 Million Activations [Google I/O]

You knew there would be the obligatory numbers flexing for Android today, and Google didn’t waste a lot of time (unless you count the time they took to play a pointless animation leading up to the stat). Sundar Pichai kicked …

Looks Like We’ll Be Seeing Android 4.3 At Google I/O Looks Like We’ll Be Seeing Android 4.3 At Google I/O

UPDATE: Nothing to see here, folks. The only big Android announcement during the keynote is that Google will start selling a Galaxy S4 equipped with stock Android (4.2) via its Play store. At Google I/O 2012, Google introduced the world …

Android Gets A New Star Trek Episode Guide App [Google I/O] Android Gets A New Star Trek Episode Guide App [Google I/O]

AppGlu announced the release of its new Trek Episode Guide app for Android, which it will be showcasing at Google I/O. The app was developed with ArcTouch on the AppGlu platform. ArcTouch is known for creating the official Star Trek …

The New Google Maps Is Real, And Here Are All The Cool New Things It Does The New Google Maps Is Real, And Here Are All The Cool New Things It Does
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It has been officially announced. Last week, a couple screen caps of an apparently upcoming Google Maps redesign leaked. While the authenticity of these was questioned, it seemed likely that they were real. Now, it’s pretty much certain than they …

Google To Announce Spotify-Like Streaming Service At Google I/O [Report] Google To Announce Spotify-Like Streaming Service At Google I/O [Report]

In his first interview since taking over as Android boss, Google’s Sundar Pichai said that the company wouldn’t be showing any new hardware or software at Google I/O. He didn’t say anything about updates to existing software though. The Verge …

Google Gets A Gaming Backbone Google Gets A Gaming Backbone

Taking cues from Apple’s Game Center (which in turn likely took cues from Microsoft’s Xbox), Google appears to be adding a system-level gaming service to its Android operating system. Leaked late last week, the Google Play Games service, rumored to …

Don’t Expect Any Hardware Announcements At Google I/O Don’t Expect Any Hardware Announcements At Google I/O

People are expecting big things out of this year’s Google I/O. Last year’s conference introduced the world to Glass, the Nexus 7 and the ill-fated Nexus Q. What could Google possibly do to top that? It seems that they aren’t …

Google Maps Is Probably About To Look Like This. Improvement? Google Maps Is Probably About To Look Like This. Improvement?
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Google could be getting ready to unleash a massive redesign for one of its most beloved products – Google Maps. While reports are unconfirmed, it’s looking like the company may soon implement some major changes. Do you think Google Maps …

Google I/O 2013 Session Schedule Is Now Live Google I/O 2013 Session Schedule Is Now Live
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Google I/O must be somewhat overwhelming for some developers. There’s a lot of ground to cover and you can only attend so many sessions in a day. That’s why a tight schedule is of the utmost importance so you better …